The fastest and most convenient way to get from Russia to Spain is by plane. The choice of the airport of arrival depends on the resort where the holiday is planned. A universal option is Madrid Barajas Airport, where you can transfer to domestic flights or continue traveling from it by other modes of transport. Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Barajas, and S7 and Iberia from Domodedovo. Flight time 5 hours.
Aeroflot Airlines flies to Barcelona, which is often visited by tourists, from Sheremetyevo, from Vnukovo – Rossiya and Fly, from Domodedovo – Ural Airlines. In the high season, this list is increased by charter companies. Barcelona El Prat Airport is also suitable for travel to the resorts of the Costa Dorada, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Valencia. Alicante Airport is suitable only for those who go to the Costa Blanca, and those who have chosen Andalusia or the Costa del Sol for their vacation need to get to Malaga. See Countryaah.com for other countries starting with S.
Details on how to get to the popular regions of Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Blanes, Valencia, Girona, Ibiza, Cambrils, Lloret de Mar, Madrid, Mallorca, Reus, Tenerife.
Traveling around the regions of Spain is very convenient, intercity transport is very well developed here. Spain is considered a fairly large (by European standards, of course) country, so it has developed domestic air traffic. There are airports in almost all major cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Granada, Valencia, Alicante, Seville, Cordoba, Bilbao, Zaragoza. The most low-cost flights are offered by Vueling, which is considered the main low-cost airline in the Spanish market.
The state company RENFE is responsible for all rail transport in the country, including passenger. There are several types of trains in the country, the most comfortable and fastest are AVE, they run mainly between Madrid and Barcelona or Madrid and Seville. “Talgo” – fast trains, “Expresso” – passenger, “Tranvia” or “Automotor” – local trains. In addition, Spanish trains are considered worthy competitors of buses when traveling over medium distances.
An extensive network of bus routes covers almost all cities and resort centers of the country. The fare depends on the season, day of the week, time of day and distance of travel.
Public transport in cities
In the role of public urban transport in Spain are the subway, buses, taxis, local and intercity trains. Transport runs on schedule. The fare for the metro and the bus is the same. Electric trains are worthy competitors of buses when moving over medium-distance distances. They are not only more than two times cheaper, but in many cases – noticeably faster.
The fare in public transport in the regions is different – from 1.5 EUR to 2.50 EUR. Conditions for buying and using tickets also vary. It is the same everywhere that for a long-term stay it is much more profitable to buy a ticket. If you have to travel by bus, it makes sense to purchase combined tickets. They also give you the right to travel by metro and tram. The fine for ticketless travel is about 110 EUR. You can buy a ticket from the controller only if there were no ticket offices and sales terminals at the stop where you sat down. The prices on the page are for September 2021.
Spain is a very travel-friendly country. Every more or less large and noteworthy city necessarily has the so-called “tourist buses”. Having paid about 20-35 EUR, a tourist can use such buses as many times as he likes within 2-3 days. The network of stops of such a “tour bus” covers the main sights of the city, allowing you to explore almost the entire city without straining and without stopping your feet. In addition, not so long ago, a special tourist train appeared in Spain – Expreso de la Robla.
Timetables and routes of all local buses can be obtained at the hotel reception, at the porter.
Car rental in Spain
To rent a car in Spain, you need to show your passport and international driving license. Some companies require the driver to be at least 21 or 23 years old, and the license issued at least one or two years ago. The rental price ranges from 50-200 EUR per day. Often companies require a deposit (sometimes equal to the cost of the entire rental) or a credit card.
In Spain, it is mandatory to fasten seat belts: failure to comply with this rule can result in a very high fine. The permitted speed in the city is 40 km/h, on a regular road – 100 km/h, on the motorway – 120 km/h.
When choosing a route along the highways of Spain, there is no point in being greedy: toll roads greatly reduce travel time and, as a result, are no more expensive than free ones – due to lower fuel consumption.
You should not save on car rental by turning to small, unknown rental centers: they shortchange and “cheat” in 99% of cases.
All roads in the country are in very good condition and mostly free. It is necessary to pay only for the use of motorways (autopistas, indicated by the sign “A” on a blue background).