Travel in Spain is very straightforward thanks to an outstanding road and rail network together with the opportunity to take domestic flights between many popular tourist destinations. Below you’ll find Spain travel information which will help you to plan your visit in terms of getting to Spain and getting around once you arrive.
With the abundance of cheap flights from the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe these days the tourism industry is booming. Last year approximately 78 million people visited Spain making it the world’s 3rd most popular tourist destination.
Flights to Spain
Information on the wide selection of airlines offering services to Spain and domestic carriers offering internal flights
Airports in Spain
A guide to Spain’s airports with information on how to transfer to your final destination
Spain Airports Map
A useful map showing all of Spain’s main airports with information on how to transfer to your final destination
Spain Airport Transfers
There are some great shuttle bus services operating from most of Spain’s airports. They provide an economical way of getting to your destination and help you avoid the hassle of using public transport on arrival or having to pay for expensive taxis.
Rail travel in Spain
The high speed AVE train service now connects Madrid to Barcelona via Zaragoza in just 2¾ hours and Madrid to Seville via Cordoba in 2½ hours.
Bus Travel in Spain
Spain has an extensive network of coach routes serviced by luxury vehicles. Coach travel often proves more convenient and cheaper than taking the train
Coach Tours of Spain
Here you’ll find a huge selection of multiple day escorted tours of Spain, Portugal and Morocco beginning in Madrid, Barcelona, the Costa del Sol and Lisbon
Ferries to Spain
There are direct ferries into Bilbao and Santander from the UK and a whole range of possibilities if you go to France then drive down
Driving in Spain
With a first class road system, self-drive is a great way to discover Spain whether in your own vehicle or in rented one
Car Rental in Spain
Renting a car on the internet in advance is a good idea as prices on the spot tend to be significantly higher
There are tours of Spain ranging from day trips from major cities to extended tours by coach or private vehicle. Here’s a selection of tours to choose from.
Private Tours of Spain with a Driver
An ideal way of getting around Spain if you aren’t too budget conscious is to hire a private car and driver. Tours can be customised for your small group and tour guides can be booked to meet you in particular destinations.
Spain Travel Guides
There are so many Spain travel guides available both online and in bookshops these days. The Lonely Planet and Rough Guide are two of the most popular travel guides to Spain in the UK whilst Frommers and Fodors tend to be preferred by North Americans. Here are some of the better guides:
- Lonely Planet’s Destination Spain
- Rough Guides Travel
- Frommers Travel Guide to Spain
- Fodors Travel Guide to Spain
- Condé Nast Traveler – Spain
More Useful Resources for Visitors to Spain
Paradors of Spain
Spain’s paradors are 91 state owned hotels often located in former castles, monasteries and palaces. They are fabulous places to stay during your travels around Spain.
Weather in Spain
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, or does it? Check out the forecast for the next few days at selected destinations around the country
Train Madrid Seville
The high speed AVE train service allows you to travel from Madrid to Seville in just 2½ hours.