How to get to Vigo

Vigo By Air

All international flights to Vigo land at the Vigo-Peinador International Airport, which is located 15 km from the heart of the city. The airport serves national routes from Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona with Iberia and Vueling. Ryanair flies into the city from Dublin. Some more places to get direct flights to Vigo would include Valencia, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria domestically. You can also get into Vigo by flying from the Porto airport in Portugal, and then hop onto a bus shuttle service that operates from the airport into the city. International flights from London, Bologna, Brussels, Rome and Lisbon have direct flights to Vigo too.

Vigo By Train

You can also board a direct train from Porto to Vigo. This train runs two times a day and also serves other Spanish cities like Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, and Bilbao. You get direct trains from the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Pontevedra, Santiago, Ourense, A Coruña, Ponferrada, León, Alicante and Bilbao which are all within Spain. Coming from Madrid will give you three options to choose from, the Intercity Train, the Hotel Train and the Alvia train. There are two railway stations in the city, one is Urzaiz, which departs the AVE trains and the other is Guixar.

Vigo By Bus

There are direct buses which leave from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Asturias, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Extremadura and Andalusia.  With AvanzaBus you can get a round trip ticket from Madrid to Vigo for around 40 Euros.  The international bus lines which take you to the city leave from Portugal, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark.

Vigo By Ferry

You can also get across the River of Vigo (Ria de Vigo) to the villages of Cangas and Moana by boarding the local ferries that leave from Vigo.

Vigo By Car

Most people like to bring their own cars, travelling from one Spanish city to another. The motorways from Madrid, A Coruña, Santiago and Porto make it easy to get to the city. The three main motorway entry routes are:

  • Autovía del Noroeste and Autovía das Rías Baixas, denoted as (A-6) and (A-52) motorways respectively. It connects you to Madrid with a distance of 667km and can be covered by 6 hours.
  • People coming from Portugal opt for A-3motorway. This connects Porto, Braga and Lisbon to the Spanish border, after which opting for AP-9 and A-55 gets them to Vigo.
  • If you are driving around Galicia, Autopista del Atlántico (A9) motorway would link Vigo with A Coruña after passing Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela.

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