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Airports in Spain

Vigo-Peinador Airport (VGO)

Location

The airport is located five miles (9km) from the city centre of Vigo.

Getting to the city

Intercity buses are available from the airport to the city centre at a cost of €1.32 for a one-way ticket.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2, Apr - Oct)

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Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)

Overview

The busiest airport in Spain, Madrid Barajas Airport is conveniently located just 5.6 miles (9km) from Madrid's financial district. Ample public transport links, including buses and trains, make it easy to get into Madrid from Barajas Airport.

The facility is huge, processing a whopping 49 million passengers each year. Flights to Madrid Barajas Airport come in from all over the world, including destinations like Dublin, Moscow, Athens, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Cancun, London, Paris, Toronto, New York, Miami, Havana, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Amman, Bangkok, Seoul and Beijing.

Madrid Barajas Airport is an environmentally-conscious facility, operating several ongoing awareness programmes for both employees and passengers. Large domes in the roof allow plenty of natural light in, alleviating travel fatigue for weary passengers on long-haul flights. A good selection of restaurants and a world-class shopping area also contribute to making Madrid Barajas Airport a pleasure to travel through.

Location

Madrid airport is located eight miles (13km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Trains on the Spanish Railway Network (RENFE) do not run directly to the Madrid Barajas Airport but long-distance, AVE and suburban train stations are accessible using the Underground. Trains run daily, linking to the city and stations connected to the main rail network. The airport is served by regular EMT and Intercity buses, as well as the Metro system and local taxis. The airport bus connects to the Plaza de Colon, departing from the Arrivals level of each terminal every 15 minutes, day and night. Several car hire companies are represented at the airport. Madrid Barajas Airport is about a half-hour drive from the centre of Madrid.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)91 393 60 00.

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El Prat Barcelona Airport (BCN)

Overview

Barcelona International Airport (BCN) is generally known as El Prat Airport. It is located 8 miles (12km) outside Barcelona and is the second-largest airport in Spain. The airport caters well for foreign tourists and local passengers alike, with a great selection of shops and duty-free items. Most flights to and from El Prat Airport serve European (and some north African) destinations. The terminal is easy to navigate, and the staff at the airport are always willing to help. Architecture is one of Barcelona's greatest cultural assets - and to prepare yourself for the treasures that lie in wait in the city, first admire the architecture of El Prat Airport, which was designed by Ricardo Bofill, the man behind the Cartier head office and L'Arsenal Metz in Paris, the National Theatre of Catalunya, and the Shiseido building in Tokyo.

Location

The airport is located seven miles (12km) southwest of central Barcelona.

Getting to the city

The Aerobus service goes to and from Placa de Catalunya every 15 minutes, dropping off at locations along the way. It is a good option for those with little luggage. Trains run from the airport to various stations in the city centre every 30 minutes; the airport station is located near Terminal A and is connected to the terminal by a moving walkway. There are taxi ranks outside the airport terminals; taxis are metered. The journey time by road or rail is between 20 and 30 minutes.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Ibiza Airport (IBZ)

Overview

Ibiza Airport is a small but busy airport on the popular holiday island of Ibiza. More than 85 percent of its five million annual passengers pass through the airport in the peak summer months between May and October, when many airlines offer additional seasonal flights to Ibiza. Flights to Ibiza may be difficult to find in winter.

Located 4.3 miles (7km) southwest of the main city, Ibiza Airport has only one terminal building with little to do beyond browsing the duty-free shop or having a beer at Medas. Getting to Ibiza from the airport is relatively easy, with buses and taxis readily available.

Location

The airport is situated about five miles (8km) south of Ibiza Town.

Getting to the city

Bus route 10 runs between the airport, Ibiza Town, the ferry port of Formentera, the port and San Jorge. The bus departs every 15 minutes in July and August, and every 20 to 30 minutes the rest of the year, and costs €4.30. Additional bus routes run to San Antonio, Sant Eularia and Cala Nova between June and September, costing €4. Taxis and rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Gran Canaria Las Palmas Airport (LPA)

Overview

The busiest airport in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria Airport is located about 12 miles (19km) south of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Processing nearly 9.5 million passengers each year on flights to the Canary Islands from the UK and Europe, Gran Canaria Airport is a pleasant facility located a convenient 16 miles (25km) from the resorts of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria Airport is split into three zones: Zone A serves European Union flights, Zone B is for flights from destinations outside the European Union, and Zone C handles inter-island flights. The gates are close enough together that passengers making connections can easily walk between them.

The airport has a good selection of duty-free shops offering good bargains on luxury goods like alcohol and designer sunglasses, and several restaurants and cafes (including Starbucks).

Location

The airport is situated on the east coast of the island, 10 miles (16 km) south of Las Palmas.

Getting to the city

Bus route 60 connects the island's capital and the airport and costs between €2.30 and €2.95. There is a taxi rank at the airport with taxis readily available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: + 34 (0)928 579 130, +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Sur Reina Sofia Airport (TFS)

Overview

Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport is generally known as Tenerife South Airport. British holidaymakers tend to know this airport well as it is the gateway to a fun-filled holiday in the sun in Tenerife. It is close to most major resorts on the west coast of Tenerife and just 40 miles (60km) from Santa Cruz.

Tenerife South Airport is generally served by low-cost carriers, but it is well connected to cities across Europe. Although small, this airport handles seven million passengers annually and has a small selection of gift and souvenir shops as well as a few restaurants.

Location

The airport is sited in the south of Tenerife, within easy distance of the west coast resorts, but 40 miles (60km) southwest of Santa Cruz.

Getting to the city

Most tour operators arrange transport from the airport. For those that don't, there are regular buses to Santa Cruz, Los Cristianos and other towns and resorts on the island. Taxis are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)922 759 200, +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)

Overview

Many European holidaymakers are familiar with Palma de Mallorca Airport. Mallorca is one of the top summer destinations in the Spanish Mediterranean and as such the airport receives over 21 million passengers annually.

With large crowds of people using the airport, particularly during peak periods, and with masses of flights to Mallorca from Britain and the rest of Europe, it's easy to see why some prices at the airport might be slightly inflated. Passengers may wish to avoid the airport's over-priced eating options, and sometimes queues for budget flights can get annoyingly long.

Location

Mallorca’s airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Palma.

Getting to the city

Most tour operators organise transport to hotels. For those that don't, there are several buses that connect the airport to Palma and other major towns and resorts on the island. Buses leave from outside Arrivals.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2, Mar - Oct)

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)971 789 000, +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Alicante Airport (ALC)

Overview

Alicante International Airport, located 5.6 miles (9km) southwest of Alicante on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the most popular airports for flights to Spain's coastal resorts. Newly-renovated, the airport can handle up to 20 million passengers each year, so it has no problem with the roughly 10 million who pass through annually.

Most flights to Alicante Airport connect via major Spanish airports in Madrid and Barcelona, and are operated by low-cost carriers like easyJet and Ryanair. The sunny and attractive terminal offers plenty of entertainment options ranging from duty-free shops and tapas bars to internet terminals and photo booths.

Location

The airport is located seven miles (11km) south of Alicante.

Getting to the city

Regular buses leave every 30 minutes for the main bus station in Alicante, and taxis are available outside Arrivals. Note that most package tour operators arrange transport.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)966 919 000, +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Malaga International Airport (AGP)

Overview

Located just five miles (8km) from central Málaga and 3.1 miles (5km) from Torremolinos, Málaga Airport (also known as Málaga Costa del Sol Airport) is one of the busiest airports in Spain. Processing nearly 13 million passengers each year, the facility has recently expanded to cope with the growing demand for flights to the Costa del Sol holiday region of Spain.

Málaga Airport is made up of three terminals adjacent to each other. Terminal 1 is largely unused at present, while Terminal 2 handles most flights to Europe. Terminal 3 is the newest and largest, with a large food court and plenty of brand-name and duty-free shops, and handles some European flights and flights to non-Schengen destinations.

Flights to Málaga Airport come from cities all over Europe, North Africa, and North America, including destinations like Paris, London, Dublin, Moscow, Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Casablanca, Istanbul and Tunis.

Location

Malaga Airport is located 7 miles (12km) west of the city centre.

Getting to the city

Buses, trains and taxis all serve Malaga airport. A bus leaving to the city departs every half hour and there are also buses to Marbella departing every 45 minutes. Taxis outside the airport add airport carrying charges and take approximately 20 minutes to reach the city. There are trains to Malaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola that depart every 30 minutes.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 (0)952 048 838, +34 (0)902 404 704.

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Reus Airport (REU)

Location

Situated in Costa Dorada, between Constantí and Reus, approximately 6 miles (9km) from the city of Tarragona in Catalonia.

Getting to the city

Barcelona is 46 miles (75km) to the north and can be reached by public and private transport. There are public buses opposite the arrivals terminal and public transport travels into Reus centre, Barcelona and various locations on the coast of the Costa Dorada, as well as to Tarragona.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).

Contacts

+34 (0)902 404 704

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Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)

Overview

Fuerteventura Airport serves just over 3.7 million passengers each year on flights to the Canary Islands. While Fuerteventura isn't as popular as neighbouring islands Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, Fuerteventura Airport sees a steady stream of traffic as holidaymakers from those islands make day trips to Fuerteventura.

Situated 3.1 miles (5km) from the capital city of Puerto del Rosario and just a fewminutes from Caleta de Fuste, the airport is a small facility with a few shops and restaurants. Passengers should note that prices at these outlets tend to be much higher than those in town.

Flights to Fuerteventura Airport are available from most major European airports, however many routes are only available in the peak summer season.

Location

3.1 miles (5km) from the capital of Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura

Getting to the city

There are two public buses running between Fuerteventura Airport and downtown. Bus No. 3 leaves twice an hour on weekdays (slightly less frequently on weekends), while Bus No. 10 departs eight times a day on weekdays, six times on Saturdays, and four times on Sundays. Both buses stop in front of the terminal building.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: (+34) 91 321 10 00

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Girona Costa Brava Airport (GRO)

Location

7.5 miles (12km) from Girona

Getting to the city

There are regular buses to a number of local destinations, including Girona, Barcelona, Costa Brava South, and Andorra.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).

Contacts

+34 91 321 10 00

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Tenerife North Airport (TFN)

Location

The airport is San Cristóbal de La Laguna, 6.8 mi (11km) from Santa Cruz.

Getting to the city

Bus route 102 runs between the airport, Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz and La Laguna. The airport bus stop is located outside arrivals area on the ground floor and costs between €2.55 and €4.55 depending on the destination.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

+34 91 321 10 00

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Santa Cruz La Palma Airport (SPC)

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) south of Santa Cruz La Palma.

Getting to the city

There is a regular bus service to the airport from La Palma.

Time

GMT +1

Contacts

+34 91 321 10 00

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Jerez Airport (XRY)

Location

5 miles (8km) northeast of Jerez de la Frontera

Getting to the city

There is regular bus service to Jerez, Cadiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Costa Ballena and Chipiona from Jerez Airport.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).

Contacts

+34 91 321 10 00

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Menorca Airport (MAH)

Overview

A small airport on the tiny Spanish island of Minorca, Menorca Airport (also known as Mahón Airport) is a basic facility serving tourists to the Mediterranean island. A few shops and cafes are all that passengers can expect to find in the way of entertainment.

Processing just fewer than one million passengers each year, most flights to Menorca Airport are seasonal, coming from destinations in Europe like London, Rome, Paris, Lisbon, berlin, Madrid, Copenhagen, Munich, and Ibiza.

Location

The airport is located 3 miles (about 4.5km) southwest of Mahon.

Getting to the city

A bus runs every half-hour to Mahón's bus station for a fare of about €3. The bus station is the hub of services across the island.

Time

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +34 902 404 704

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Lanzarote Airport (ACE)

Overview

One of the busiest airports in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote Airport is located just three miles (5km) southwest of Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote. Serving roughly 5.5 million passengers, most of the 46,000 flights to Lanzarote Airport each year are seasonal routes during the peak summer season as tourists from the UK and other European destinations flock to the popular resorts of the Canary Islands.

The facilities at Lanzarote Airport are small and can be crowded at peak times, especially on Thursdays in peak season when several UK flights arrive at the same time. The airport has two terminals: the newer Terminal 1 handles international flights, while the old Terminal 2 has been refurbished to accommodate domestic and inter-island flights.

Passengers will want to visit the Guacimeta Passenger Terminal, which has been converted into an aviation museum open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 to 2pm.

Location

The airport is located 3.1 miles (5km) southwest of Arrecife.

Getting to the city

There is a public bus into Arrecife; the trip takes 15 minutes.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: 902 404 704

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Valencia Airport (VLC)

Overview

A short drive west of the city centre the humble Valencia, or Manises, Airport now handles five to six million passengers annually.

The airport is well connected to airports across Europe and the public transport options to and from the airport are convenient and efficient. Most flights to Valencia tend to originate from the much larger Madrid and Barcelona airports. Valencia Airport is open 24 hours and offers a modest number of shops and cafés to pass the time in while waiting to board your flight.

Location

Valencia Airport is just six miles (9km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Two Underground lines link the airport with the city centre and the port. Valencia Metro line 3 runs between the airport and the city centre, the port and the main locations in the metropolitan area; trains leave approximately every hour between 5:30am and 10:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 9:10pm on Sundays and public holidays. Metro line 5 runs directly from the airport to the port of Valencia and the town of Torrent; trains leave approximately every hour between 6:20am and 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 7:30am to 10:15pm on Sundays and public holidays. The station is on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal; one-way tickets start from €1.50. City bus route 150 (Metrobus) runs between the airport and Valencia city centre, with intermediate stops at Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises; the bus runs Monday to Saturday 5:30am to 10pm, roughly every 25-35 minutes. A single fare is €1.45.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).

Contacts

+34 91 321 10 00.

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San Pablo Airport (SVQ)

Overview

San Pablo Airport is the best airport to use for those wanting easy access to Andalusia, Seville and the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol. San Pablo airport is well-serviced by low-cost carriers and it serves more than 4.5 million passengers each year.

Passengers wishing to make use of this airport's superb location are advised to book in advance, particularly when flying between May and August as tickets sell out fast. The airport is pleasant and has a decent selection of restaurants and shopping facilities.

Location

The airport is 6 miles (10km) from Seville.

Getting to the city

A bus runs from the airport to Seville every 30 minutes. It stops at Puerta de Jerez, Palos de la Frontera, Pedro de Castro, Enramadilla, Avenida San Francisco Javier, Luis de Morales, and Avenida Kansas City (next to Santa Justa station). It takes up to an hour to do the trip as there is often heavy traffic.

Time

GMT +1

Contacts

Tel: +34 954 449 000

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Bilbao Airport (BIO)

Location

The airport is located five miles (9km) from Bilbao city centre.

Getting to the city

Buses are available to the city centre and cost €1.40 for a one-way ticket. Buses operate every 30 minutes between 5:25am and 9:55pm.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).

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Vigo Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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