09 December 2012

Travelling in Spain

Flights in Spain

To travel the length and breadth of Spain, air travel is by far the quickest. With 45 passenger airports from Barcelona to Malaga or Granada to Santiago de Compostela, the cost of fuel and the distance, probably meaning an overnight stop, travelling by air is not only easy but can also be cost effective.

There are lots of cheap flights to a huge variety of Spanish airports. Skyscanner.com is a great website to check out both airports and flights into or around Spain.

Travelling by Train in Spain

There are more than 15,000 km of tracks managed by Renfe - Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles the state-owned company, allowing fast efficient access across this vast country. The train service is not expensive and is very reliable. Tickets can be bought at the stations or online at Renfe.es

Renfe has three types of service:

High speed - AVE - Alta Velocidad Española
Moderate speed - Regionals - Regionales
Intercity - Cercanias, available in 11 of the major cities including Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville and Valencia.

TrenHotel from WikiMedia.


Not forgetting the new TrenHotels.

National Routes
Madrid - A Coruña -
Barcelona - Granada
Barcelona - Gijón
Barcelona - A Coruña - Vigo

International Routes
Madrid - Lisbon
Barcelona - Paris
Barcelona - Zurich
Barcelona - Milan
Madrid - Paris


Car Hire in Spain

One of the best and my favourite ways to travel around Spain is by car giving the freedom to stop and explore whatever, whenever and wherever you want. The roads are good and apart from cities driving offers never-ending views and lots of pleasure.

Economy Car Hire Quote




Bus Travel in Spain

Buses are the cheapest and easiest way to travel around the country with direct buses and rutas that go through the smaller towns and villages.

As a rule the buses are modern and clean and some of the newer long distance routes have Wifi too.

There are three different types of buses and different bus companies in different areas.

Municipal buses are in the city.
Regional buses connect cities.
Long distance for longer runs.