What are the ways of coming to alpine country of Andorra?
There are several ways of coming to Andorra: by plane, by bus, by train, by car, by helicopter, or even by bike if you are a daredevil enough. You just need to be aware of one thing – in most of the times you will have to switch transportation from one to another in most of the cases.
Airports in the Andorran surroundings:
- Airport in Seu d’Urgell, Spain – only 10 km (6 mi) south of the Andorran border and so far offers a flight from and to Barcelona for 75 euros one way ticket. From 2015 there are some announcements of some new routes like Lisbon, Madrid, Toulouse and Balearic Islands. The air carrier will be Air Andorra.
- El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain – this airport is located about 200 km (124 mi) from Andorra and serves as a focus airport for Vueling, Ryanair and EasyJet so you can find a cheap ticket.
- Blagnac airport in Toulouse, France – also about 200 km (124 mi) north of Andorran border. This airport has good connections with French cities and other big European towns.
El Prat, Barcelona and Blagnac, Toulouse airports are the biggest airports around Andorra and have a lot of low-cost companies that are frequently flying there. However there are also airports in Girona, Spain, Carcassonne and Perpignan, France.
If you choose to travel by bus:
- Barcelona to Andorra – a one way ticket from the El Prat airport to Andorra La Vella bus station is around 33 euros. Buses leave on every two hours. It takes about three hours to get to Andorra.
- Toulouse to Andorra – bus from Toulouse to Andorra will cost around 36 euros. The journey lasts 3,5 hours.
However, you can get to Andorra from other directions:
- Girona, Spain – a bus fare is around 33 euros for a one way ticket.
- Vic, Spain – if you are coming from Vic the ticket is 28 euros.
You can also find buses from other places:
- Spain: Tarragona, Reus, Salou, Cambrils, Lleida, Valencia, Madrid, Zaragoza etc.
- France: L’Hospitalitet-pres-D’Andorra
Traveling by train can also be cheap and fast. If you are coming from France here are some suggestions:
- Toulouse to L’Hospitalitet-pres-D’Andorra – this is the last train station before the Andorran border, it will cost you around 30 euros, and from L’Hospitalitet there is a bus and the price is less than 10 euros that will take you to Andorra. The journey from Toulouse to L’Hospitalitet lasts roughly around two and a half hours.
- Madrid to Lleida – you can find tickets from 35 euros, and it will take you about two hours to get to Lleida and there is a bus to Andorra for about 20 euros and it will take you two more hours to get to Andorra.
However, if you like adventure and want to come by car here are some tips:
- Keep in mind if you are using a GPS you don’t end up in a small town called Andorra in Spain, so do check your GPS is set to Principat D’Andorra or Andorra la Vella.
- If you are coming from Toulouse you will have the opportunity to cross Port d’Envalira, the highest paved pass in the Pyrenees.
Helicopter flights to Andorra (maximum capacity is 5 people)
- Andorra – Barcelona (Spain) 2.500 euros
- Andorra – Toulouse (France) 2.200 euros