Getting Around

Ferries to Spain from the UK

Brittany Ferries Cap Finistère

The heyday of cross Channel ferry travel was in 1997 when over 21 million passengers passed through the Port of Dover on sailings to that mystical land vaguely referred to as “the Continent”. Its decline as a means of transport began with the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994 …

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Driving in Spain

Driving in Spain

Driving in Spain can be a dream or a nightmare depending on where you are. On the plus side the quality of major roads all over the country is quite outstanding and there seems no end to the number of new motorways which not only connect major cities but also …

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Alsa Bus and Multi-Day Coach Tours of Spain

Alsa Bus in Spain

In contrast to many other European countries, Spain has a comprehensive national network of bus and coach services allowing visitors to get pretty much anywhere at a reasonable price. Buses tend to be considerably cheaper than trains so there are a lot more Spanish people who choose bus travel over …

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How to Find Cheap Car Hire in Spain

Airport Car Hire

If you thought you faced one scam after another when trying to book cheap flights then prepare yourself because the car rental market is far more unscrupulous. At least all the airlines have the decency to publicise their extra charges before you complete your booking. Let’s begin by looking at …

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Goldcar Car Rental Rip-Off

Airport Car Hire

On a recent visit to Spain I did the usual search for the cheapest car rental from Malaga Airport. The car broker using the Cartrawler search technology came up with a great offer of a Volkswagen Golf or equivalent for €89 so I checked the terms and conditions of the …

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Train Travel in Spain

AVE Train in Spain

In the early 90s a rail journey from Malaga to Madrid took over ten hours. Whilst travelling on that rickety old train was a great way to see the scorched countryside of Andalucia and Castilla La Mancha as it meandered its way to the capital it was hardly an attractive …

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