ravensflame.com


 
 

< HOMEPAGE

Travelling To Spain - The Spanish Regional Travel Guide

Up to 60 million visitors travel to Spain every year to delight in the country’s 315 sunny days and its rich and diverse history and culture. As a result the Spanish government spend millions of Euros per year on the travel and transport infrastructure to service the country’s growing population and its ever growing numbers of visitors.

Therefore Spain has to be one of the easiest and most affordable of the world’s popular destinations in terms of its accessibility - particularly from the UK and Northern America. For example there are cheap flights available from all British airports to main and regional airports across Spain daily and direct flights from the main Spanish hubs to the US daily. As an alternative for British and European travellers there are fantastic countrywide train, coach and ferry links and great access for those who prefer to travel by car.

This article breaks down the main Spanish travel options by region.

Northern Spain – The easiest way to access this region is by plane from one of the main UK airports flying directly to Bilbao or from the US to Malaga with transfer to Bilbao. It’s possible to connect with Iberia flights for connections across the North and throughout Spain. Alsa and Eurolines have sophisticated coach networks and it’s possible to travel all the way across Europe to Bilbao or San Sebastian and then pick up local coaches or rail connections. You can also sail from the UK port of Plymouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries, or you could take the P & O route from Portsmouth to Bilbao.

Castile and La Rioja – The cheapest way to access these regions is possibly to fly to one of the main Spanish hubs – Barcelona, Bilbao or Madrid for example, and then either drive or get connecting flights. You can connect with Iberia for flights to Logrona in La Rioja or Valladolid in Castile. Castile, Rioja and Navarre are serviced by an excellent road network which makes getting around simple and again, Alsa coaches will connect you with major and minor destinations across the regions and the entire country.

Aragon, Navarre and the Pyrenees – As these regions are easily accessible by car or coach from Madrid it may be best to get a cheap flight to Madrid and then drive the E90 to the heart of the region. You could consider getting a connecting flight to Zaragoza in the middle of the region which is a good jumping off point for explorations in this stunning part of Spain. Alternatively access to this region can be made by rail or coach. Eurolines coaches will connect you with Pamplona or Zaragoza; Eurostar rail will take you from the UK to Paris and from Paris you can catch an overnight high speed rail link to Madrid…from Madrid the options are varied, from local rail and coach connections, car hire, and local flight connections with Iberia.

Costa Brava and Costa Dorada – As we move east to the beautiful Northern Catalonian coastal regions of the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, so accessibility increases. Barcelona airport is the main airport for these regions and it welcomes cheap UK and US flights. You can then connect to Girona in the Costa Brava region or Reus in the Costa Dorada region. Barcelona itself has an underground train network for access throughout the city, and if you want to travel further afield the Spanish rail service RENFE has many mainline and local services servicing both regions. The main coastal road in Costa Brava is the A7, with the A2 taking you west away from Barcelona and the C32 taking you south from Barcelona into the Costa Dorada. Barcelona has a port with ferry services to Genoa, Rome, Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

Central Spain and Madrid – Central Spain’s main airport is Madrid and it welcomes direct flights from all the major UK and US airports and some of the smaller ones as well. As Madrid is such a major city you can imagine it acts as an important travel hub for the whole of Spain. Coach and rail networks and main auto routes all radiate from the city. Madrid has two main stations with trains departing for regional and international destinations, and the city has an underground metro system as well.

Costa del Azahar – The main travel hub of this region is Valencia with the city’s airport enjoying direct UK flights. To access the rest of the region you can take advantage of the RENFE services from Valencia or enjoy the city via the FGV trams and underground trains. If you want to travel from the coast to Madrid take the N430 and A3; to explore the coast take the A7. Again, Eurolines coaches operate connections to towns and cities in this region including Valencia, Sagunt and Vinaros. And last but not least, Valencia is a port city and has ferries running across the Mediterranean with destinations including Malta, Ibiza, Italy etc.

Costa Blanca – Most visitors for this region enter via Alicante airport. With the Costa Brava well serviced by roads and Alicante airport offering great car hire opportunities many people prefer to access the rest of the region by road, though RENFE, Eurolines and Alsa offer excellent rail and coach alternatives.

Costa Calida – Murcia is the main airport for this region, though Alicante airport is also accessible affording visitors and residents an extra opportunity and advantage. From Murcia there are a number of major train services including direct links to Madrid. In terms of roads, again the Costa Calida is a region with an excellent network of major roads and routes: the N340 runs from Alicante through Murcia to the Costa del Sol, the A7 hugs the coast and local, national and international coach lines service the area. In the port town of Cartagena a passenger terminal was built in 2003 which now serves as a destination for some of the major cruise liners on their way to and from destinations around France, Greece and the Black Sea Coast.

Costa de Almeria – You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to airports serving this region, you can fly to Alicante or Murcia and travel by road or rail into the region or you can fly direct to Almeria airport. The cheapest flights are often to Alicante. RENFE have mainline train services from Almeria to the city of Granada, Eurolines, Alsa and Enatcar all offer coach services across Costa de Almeria. The major routes in the region are the N340 which runs from Costa Calida through the town of Almeria and on south to the Costa del Sol, the A92 which connects with Granada and the A348 which connects Almeria with the Alpujarras. In terms of sea access, Transmediterranea have ferries from the port of Almeria to Northern Africa.

Costa del Sol and Andalucia – If you can’t get a flight to this region of Spain you must be doing something wrong – or maybe just hoping to travel during peak season! The main airport is Malaga and nearly every single airline you can think of flies from almost every single UK and US airport you can think of! If you can’t get a flight and you’re in the UK you might consider driving to the Costa del Sol! In which case your best bet would be to sail from Plymouth to Santander or from Portsmouth to Bilbao and then travel the 900 or so kilometres south. If you start off in Bilbao you’ll need the A68 and A1 to Burgos, or from Santander take the N623 to Burgos – then from Burgos travel via the N1 to Madrid. From Madrid head to Granada, from Granada head for Malaga…phew! Alternatively get a Euroline coach all the way from the UK to Estepona or Malaga or travel from Paris on the fast night train to Madrid and connect with the AVE fast train to Cordoba which in turn connects up with regional Costa del Sol services.

Costa de la Luz and Gibraltar – You can either fly to Gibraltar or Jerez in the region or make use of the many cheap flights to Spain that land in Malaga. There are ferry services between Tarifa and Algeciras in Spain and Tangiers in Morocco, bus and rail services across Europe and through Spain to the Costa de la Luz and strong road links with the E15 serving Gibraltar from the mainland.

Whatever your final destination you should be able to find cheap flights to some of Spain’s main airports and then use local and regional travel services to access your destination of choice; as I hope I’ve shown, the whole of Spain is incredibly easily accessible.

About the Author

Rhiannon Williamson is the publisher of http://www.shelteroffshore.com/ - the online resource for investment property abroad, offshore investing and living overseas articles. Click the following link for Spanish property and moving to Spain articles, guides & resources.

Written by: Rhiannon Williamson

NAVIGATION

10 Tips for Hassle Free Business Travel

11 Essentials Tips for the Business Traveler

11 Tips For Traveling With ME CFS or FM

18 Tips for the Christmas Traveler to Sleep Like a Baby

2006 Ford Expedition A Whole New Way to Travel

5 6 Trillion Dollar Travel Business Is Creating Millionaires

5 Romantic Travel Resolutions

8 Tips for Packing and Traveling Lite

A Complete India Travel Guide Launched

A TIME TRAVEL POSTCARD

ABCs of Adventure Travel

Add the New Braunfels Texas Wurstfest to Your Fall Travel

Air Travel around the world and let your cares fall by the wayside as you take wonderful vacations

Air Travel With Your Pit Bull Terrier Dog

AIR TRAVELERS AREN T ALONE JOB APPLICANTS CAN EXPECT TO WAIT IN LONGER LINES TOO

ALASKA BRIEF TRAVEL GUIDE

All You Need to Know About Travel Humidors

Along The Well Traveled Path

Alternatives for Business Travelers

An Adventurers Travel Checklist

Are you a Traveler

Are you travelling along the slippery slope to your grave

Asian Girls Dating Why Travel To Thailand

Assorted Tips For Business Travelers

Astral Travel

Baby Travel Systems

Beautiful BARCELONA Easy Travel Guide

Become A Travel Pro In One Easy Lesson

Boost Your Charitable Giving Responses with Travel Incentives

Breaking News Cognigen Is Now In The Travel Business

Brochures for Travel and Vacation

Bryce Canyon a stunning US travel destination

Build your business with Travel Incentives

Businesses Cut Travel in Katrina s Wake

Cancun Vacations offer the chance to travel Mexico and stay at some beautiful Mexico resorts

Cheap Travel Secrets

China Business Travel 101

China Travel Tips

Choosing The Best Travel Accommodation

Choosing Your Best Travel Destination

Coastal Vacations Largest Travel Package Marketer Pays Out Over Half A Million Dollars In Commissions Since May

Colorado travel guide

Contract Cleaners Travel To Expand

Convergence in Mobile Devices Drives Travel Technology Adoption and Innovation

Corporate Coach Hire A guide to choosing a company for executive travel

Corporate Housing It s Not Just for Business Travelers

Corporate Travel Management

Corporate Travel Policy

Costa Rica Travel Packages

Cruise Travel Home Business

Damanhur and Time Travel Viewing

Dare to Understand Travel Terms Then Sit Back and Enjoy Traveling

Deducting your combined biz vacation travel

Desiya com Redefining Hospitality Industry And Business Travel In India

Did I Pack My Toothbrush Getting Organized for Travel

Discover The Biggest Travel Secret In The World Today And Book A Free Flight

Do I need travel insurance

Do You Make These Air Travel Mistakes

Dog Travel Supplies

Dog Travel Taking a Vacation with Your Dog

Dogs On The Road Traveling Tips

Dogs Travel Worries Solutions

Dublin travel guide

e Marginalia Travel Beyond the Margin

Eating Well on a Travel Budget

Eight Great Tips For The Adventure Traveler

Electric Scooters A new way of travel

Equitours Worldwide Horseback Riding Adventures Change World Perceptions of the American Traveler

Eurail travel a way to extend a holiday to Europe

Exciting Vacations in Your Own Backyard You Don t Need To Travel Far To Experience A Memorable Getaway

Exclusive Travel Turkey

Extracting Real Benefits From Travel Expense Management

Finding Te Best Travel Reward Credit Cards

Finding the Best Travel Credit Cards

Finding Travel Deals

First Time Travel to Europe Your Six Month Planning Guide

Five Affordable World Travel Destinations

Four Ways to Free Low Cost Travel

Four Ways to Free Low cost Travel Around Greece and not only

Frequent Disneyland Travel and savings

Get Paid To See The World Become a Travel Writer

Getting the Most of your Cell Phone Batteries when Travelling

Getting The Most Out Of Your Travel Deals

GOLDEN RING of Russia Travel Guide Part 1

GOLDEN RING of Russia Travel Guide Part 2

Golf Travel Bags Choose Wisely to Protect Your Investment

Golf Travel Cases Avoid Vacation Mishaps By Protecting Your Clubs In Advance

Good Websites Stand Out From The Masses Of Boring Hard To Travel

Gullible s Travels

HAVE CLOTHES WILL TRAVEL

Have Laptop Will Travel

Have new technologies improved solo business travels

Have Pet Can Travel

Health Information for Travelers to Central America

Health Insurance for International Travelers

HELP FOR ROAD WARRIORS Ten Tips To Simplify Travel

Helping Familes find the right Car Seat for their little Travellers

Herbal Remedies To Prevent Travelers Diarrhea

HeroVacations com Adds Numerous Golf Travel Packages to Web Site

Highway Madness Holiday Travel In New Jersey

Hilton Head Island Travel Guide

History of travel luggage From the beginning to today

Home Based Travel Business How to Make it Work for You

Home Travel Agent Will I Be Able To Live On My Home Based Travel Agent Salary

How Business Travellers Can Stay Safe in the Worlds Hotspots

How Do You Stay Fit While Traveling

How To Be Safe While Traveling

How to Become a Travel Agent in 24 Hours

How to Ease Travel Sickness this Summer

How to find a Cheap Hotel for Business Travel

How to keep your baby happy while traveling Games

How To Make Business Travel Easier on Your Family

How to Pick a Travel Agency

How to save money buying travel online and get the best deal

How To Save Money When Traveling

How to Start Home Based Travel Businesses

How to Travel for Free by Leading or Promoting Tours

How to travel on journey of life successfully

How To Travel The World For Free

How Would YOU Like to Have a Travel Buddy Who Knows How to Pick up Girls

Important Things to Remember About Hotels and Traveling when Going to Asia

Indochina Travel and Tours

International Adventure Travel Ideas

International Travel and Health Insurance

Is A Travel Nursing Career A Dream Come True

Is there Really Free Travel on the Internet

Jasper Travel to Canada s Rocky Mountain Paradise

Laptop Care How to Protect Your Laptop When Traveling

Laptop Computer Extras for the Mobile Traveler

Learning To See By Traveling With a Teddy Bear

Limo Service Advice

London Travel Everything you need to know about London from eating out to staying in

Make money finding ways to cash in on the travel and tourism boom

Make Money While You Travel

Make Travel Plans For Tsunima Relief

Maradona did not travel with Boca Juniors

Maximizing Storage Options For Travel In Your Motorhome or RV

Medical Information for Foreign Travelers

MEGA WORLDWIDE TRAVEL ONLINE

Money Saving Travel Tips

Moneynet blasts high street travel agents for exorbitant insurance premiums

My Top Ten Tips For Selling Travel on eBay

Namibia A Bountiful Harvest Awaits the Adventure Traveler

NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIA TRAVEL SPECIALIST SPEAKS

Noise Cancelling Headphones A Travellers Best Friend

Noise Cancelling Headphones Are Not Just A Travel Accessory They re A Travel Necessity

Online Casinos Gambling Without the Travel Costs

Online Security while Traveling in the United States and Abroad

Online Travel Bargain

Online Travel Statistics

Optimising your travel website

Out on the road traveling at high speed Now we can hook our laptops up to high speed mobile wireless Internet

Pack List for a Cruise and other Travel Tips

Pet Friendly Travel 10 Tips for Hassle Free Travel with Your Pet

Pet s Records Can Ease Travel Play and Stays

Photography Tips While Traveling

Planning International Travel for Christmas

Planning on Doing Some International Travel Over the Holidays

Playing Your Cards Right Tips for Traveling with Credit Cards

Pluto Travels through the Mind

Prepare Young Drivers For Safe Winter Travel

Preparing to travel

Rail Europe for the Student Traveler

Reward your Employees with Travel Incentives

RoomSaver com Reels in Travelers Who Prefer to Plan Ahead

RoomSaver com Releases Survey Results Profiling Holiday Travel Destinations

RoomSaver com Releases Survey Results Profiling Travelers Reservation Habits

RV and Motorhome Vacations Offer Discount Travel Options

San Francisco Travel Discover the Mission District s Murals

Save Lots By Booking Your Travel Online

Save Up To 50 Off Hotel AV Equipment Rates With A Tech Travel Agent

Save Up To 50 When Traveling On Vacation

Saving money on European travel with rail passes

Secrets to Traveling with Children

Seven Secrets for Successful Travel

Seven Tips for Organized Holiday Travel

Shopping for the Best Luggage for Vacations and Business Travel

Single Travel Meet People the Fun Way

So you want to get free airline tickets Should you get a travel reward or cash back credit card

Some tips for the Travel Agent Making a Great web site

Start Up a Travel Photography Business

Staying healthy while traveling

Staying Mosquito Free While Traveling

Student Travel Backpacking In Europe

Successfull travel is not just cheap plane tickets

Successfull travel is not just cheap plane tickets Part 2

Survey indicates that nursing shortage is a concern to many Travel nurses may help ease the crisis

Survival China Travel Tips and Tricks

Taking Care of Your Health For Safe Travelling

Taking The Road Less Traveled

Taste For Adventure Try Traveling By Motorcycle

Technology For Travelers

Ten Tips Before You Travel

Ten Travel Commandments

The Advantages of Travel Chess Sets

The Benefits of Travel First Aid Kits

The Best Travel Games

The Business Traveler s Diet Problem Staying Fit When on the Run

The Chance To Travel Mexico And Stay At Some Beautiful Mexican Resorts

The Importance of Travel for A Writer

The Importance of Travel Insurance

The Many Benefits of Travel Protection Plans

The New Consumer A Teen s Eye View of Search Engines Online Purchasing Travel

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled Open Eyed Internet Marketing

The Road More Travelled

The Top 100 Travel Products That You Can t Live Without

The Traveller Next Door My Friend Carol Expert on Turkey and Greece 1

The Traveller Next Door My Friend Carol Expert on Turkey and Greece 2

The Traveller Next Door My Friend Carol Expert on Turkey and Greece 3

The Traveller s Insurance Checklist

This Passport PREVENTS Travel

Time Travel

Time travel sci fi

Time Travel What s Your Speed and Direction

TIME TRAVELLING POSTERS AND PICTURES

Tips For Choosing The Perfect Travel Mug

Tips for saving money traveling in China

Tips For Traveling With Rover

Tips If Traveling To An Area With Bird Flu

Top 10 Tips For Traveling By Air With An Elderly Parent

Top 10 Travelers Tips for a Happy Family

Top Adventure Travel Jobs

Travel Agency Software How Sweet It Is

Travel Alaska An Adventure of a Lifetime

Travel and Fitness

Travel and Scenic Photography 101

Travel and Tourism in Sierra Leone is a Hot Topic

Travel Arrangements and Insurance

Travel Asia Festivities and Fun

Travel Blog Your Next Vacation

Travel business opportunity seekers are smart people

Travel Canada The Calgary Stampede

Travel Comfort Discover How To Get Some Decent Sleep While Traveling Even Those Cramped Coach Seats

Travel Connections Stay in Touch

Travel costs are up but some companies are giving business

Travel Credit Cards

Travel Credit Cards For Travelers

Travel Doctor Q A

Travel Games

Travel Guide and Tourist Attractions

Travel Guidebooks Reviewed

Travel Health Insurance Know Your Coverage Before An Emergency Occurs

Travel Health Insurance Reimbursement Depends On Following The Rules

Travel Health Useful medical information for good health before your departure during your trip and after your return

Travel in Style Favorite Celebrity Vacations

Travel Industry Trends and Predictions 2004

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance Helpful Tips For Your Trip

Travel Insurance Insurance For The Over 65 s

Travel Insurance Might Be Just What You Need

Travel Insurance rates

Travel Insurance Tips

Travel Journals

Travel Journey to Nepal

Travel Kashmir at cheapest price

Travel Light The How And Why

Travel Light to Work

Travel Money Belts Travel Security

Travel Nursing Career A Dream Come True

Travel Phobia and Fear Of Driving

Travel Photography

Travel Rewards From Using Your Credit Card

Travel Safety How to Take a Fearless Ride by Bus Train or Taxi

Travel Shanghai China

Travel Software Faster Better Smarter

Travel the World for Free

Travel Tips For People With Crohn s Disease

Travel Tips to America

Travel to Deep Space by Sitting at your Computer

Travel to find a Russian bride

Travel To Lake Louise Vacation Capital Of Canada

Travel To Russia Baikal Lake

Travel To Russia Kamchatka

Travel To Russia Vladivostok Russian Lord of the East

Travel to Turkey for the 2006 Total Solar Eclipse

Travel Wallet Checklist

Travel Web Sites 5 Dirty Little Secrets

Travel Will Create 144 Million New Jobs By The Year 2005

Travel With a Reliable Partner

Travel Without Taking A Look At TeeTimeWatch com

Travel Writer Jobs What Are They And How To Find Them

Travel Your Way To More Traffic

Travelcasting

Travelcasting Offers On Demand Vacation Sneak Peeks

Travelers Logon for Advice Before Booking Travel

Travelers with Disabilities The Untapped Market

Traveling Be sure to have a valid passport

Traveling Fitness

Traveling for An Interview 10 Tips to Get You From Here to There

Traveling for Business in Comfort The Right Wardrobe Is Essential

Traveling For Thanksgiving Keeping Kids Busy

Traveling in Mexico City The Ins Outs of Getting Around

Traveling in Wheelchair

Traveling on a Budget Try These Money Saving Vacation Ideas

Traveling on business Need Internet access

Traveling Out Of Body

Traveling to Boston Eight tips to save you a boatload of cash

Traveling to Europe with your digital camera

Traveling U S Passport Expediting Services

Traveling with Babies Toddlers

Traveling with Diabetes 11 tips to make it easy for you

Traveling With Kids

Traveling With Scuba Dive Gear and Equipment

Traveling with VoIP

Traveling With Your Dog Some Tips From The Road

Traveling with Your Pet A Quick Checklist for Pet Owners

Travellers Be Careful What You Eat

Travellers Make Your Health Policy Work For You

Travelling on business Need Internet access

Travelling Overseas Staying Healthy

Travelling safely with your child

Travelling Smart Overseas With Your Cellphone

Travelling To South America With A Tour Group

Travelling to the UK from abroad

Travelling with your cat

UP UP AND AWAY Ten Steps To Simplify Travel Packing

Useful Tips For Women Traveling Alone

Vacation or Re location Beaches or Museums California Travel is Hot

Virtual Walks of Europe A Unique Travel Experience

What Is A Home Based Travel Agent

What is Travel Insurance

What To Look For In Credit Card Travel Rewards

What You Need To Carry When You Travel With Your Dog

What you need to know about Barcelona travel

What you need to know about Budget travel

What you need to know about Business travel

What you need to know about cancun travel

What you need to know about germany travel

What you need to know about senior citizens travel

What you need to know about Travel in Luxury

Wheelchair Travel Tips

When Traveling Abroad Use Your EQ

Who else wants to earn 1000 per DAY in Travel Industry

Why Buy Travel Insurance

Will You Be a Trusted Traveler

Work Life Balance Tips for the Business Traveler

Workouts That Travel

www my dubai co uk UK based Travel agency offers online booking of Flight and Hotel

Your Guide for Travel and Hotels in Columbia

© ravensflame.com - All Rights Reserved