Traveling to and within Spain

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Details about traveling to and inside of the region of Spain which includes flights, rail and road journey and ferry providers

Mainland Spain is situated on the Iberian peninsula in the southwest of Europe. It also encompasses two groups of islands. The Islas Baleares (Balearic Islands), in the Mediterranean, Mallorca the most significant island is just more than one hundred miles off the eastern coast and the Islas Canarias (Canary Islands) which are situated about 5 hundred miles to the southwest and lie off the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Mellila and Cueta are two Spanish enclaves in Morocco on the African continent.


Whilst Spain is a single of the world’s top locations for the bundle vacation there is a lot more to this region than the seashores of the costas and islands. The impartial traveler will want to move around see what a lot more Spain has to supply.

Acquiring there – There are thirty one particular airports on the mainland serving the subsequent cities and towns: A Coruna, Albacete, Alicante, Almería, Asturias, Badajoz, Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Cordoba, Girona, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Leon, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Pamplona, Reus, Sabadell, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santander, Santiago, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo and Zaragoza. In the Canaries the islands of El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote and Tenerife and in the Balearics Ibiza, Menorca and Mallorca all have airports. Gibraltar, the British colony at the southern most tip of Spain, also has it’s own airport. British Airways and the Monarch fly every day to Gibraltar from numerous departure factors in the United Kingdom and Monarch has some extremely good deals on seats. Main carriers present scheduled flights to Spain but it is also a principal destination for budget airlines with return flights readily available for less than one hundred Euros from other European cities. It is also achievable to select up bargain seats on the many charter flights serving the tourist business. Air travel inside of Spain, with the exception of a couple of finances airlines, is costly.


Main roads present entry from Portugal to the west and France which borders Spain to the northeast. Road travel inside of the country can differ. Numerous roads are not of a good common but Spain has received billions of Euros in help from the European Union and considerably of this has been spent on the infrastructure and so it is also doable to travel on some of the latest and best roads on the continent. The country is properly served by several bus companies linking the main towns and cities with express providers. There are also a wealth of regional bus companies.

The train service is effectively formulated enabling entry to the country from each Portugal and France and rapidly journey among towns and cities inside Spain. Fares are low cost in contrast to some other key European nations. Madrid and Barcelona are served by in depth Metro (underground railway) networks.

In addition to the several inter island companies ferries run from the mainland to the two the island groups and the two enclaves in Morocco. The Canary Islands are served by a boat running from Cadiz. The journey is prolonged, some 48 hrs and the sea problems typically make for a rough passage. It could be preferable to fly even though as we have currently pointed out this can be costly. Ferries from Tariffa and Algeciras, in the Andalucian province of Cadiz, run to Tanger in Morroco. Ferries also hyperlink the enclave of Cueta with Tariffa, Algeciras and Malaga. Mellila, the other enclave is served by a boats out of Malaga and Almeria. The Balearic Islands have providers to the mainland working to Barcelona, Valencia and Denia.

Far more info about Spain can be discovered at the Spanish Travel Information