Vigo is easily accessible thanks to a complete network of infrastructure linking the city to the main centres of population in Galician and the Iberian Peninsula, and even abroad. Its Atlantic port, airport, motorways, dual carriageways and railway provide a range of transportation to suit all tastes and possibilities.
By car: Vigo has three main access roads:
- The Northwest dual carriageway (A52) links the city to Madrid, 667 kilometres away (take the A6 from Madrid, and then get on to the A52 dual carriageway at Benavente)
- The Rías Baixas dual carriageway (A55) runs from Vigo to the North of Portugal, passing through Tui, Braga, Porto, thereafter linking with Lisbon and Portugal’s network of motorways
- The Atlantic Motorway (A9 or, alternatiely, the N-550) links the city with the north of Galicia, passing through Pontevedra, Santiago and A Coruña.
By bus: the bus station is located in Avenida de Madrid, 57. The main connections link with Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao-San Sebastian-Irún, Asturias-Cantabria, Porto-Lisbon and Vitoria-Pamplona. There are also international routes to Belgium, Germany, England and France. (Telephone: 986 373 411; Webpage: http://www.vigobus.com; GoogleMaps)
By train: Vigo has two train stations: Vigo-Guixar in Calle Areal s/n and Vigo-Urzáiz in Plaza de la Estación s/n. Both ae located in the city centre and, apart from linking with nearby cities (several daily connections with Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago, A Coruña and Porto), there are also daily express trains to Madrid and Barcelona, and direct trains to León, Irún and Ponferrada. (Telephone: 902 432 343; for information on timetables, destinations and tickets visit http://www.renfe.es)
By plane: Peinador Airport (VGO) is 10 kilometres from the city centre. It has a wide range of scheduled flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valladolid, Paris and Frankfurt, as well as charter flights.(Webpage: AENA; GoogleMaps). Taxi from the airport to the city centre is around 20 Euros.
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How to move around Vigo
Telephones: +34986272829 and +34986470000. Consult rates.
Distances to main capitals
Pontevedra, 24 km
Santiago, 93 km
Ourense, 105 km
A Coruña, 155 km
Lugo, 160 km
Porto, 150 km
Lisbon, 500 km
Madrid, 626 km
Barcelona, 1,132 km