Getting to Vigo is very easy; you can reach the city’s centre from Madrid, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela or the north of Portugal. It has motorway and train connections with Madrid and other cities, like Bilbao. Moreover, the Peinador Airport has connections with Spain’s main cities and several international destinations.
By plane, Vigo's Airport
Vigo has its own airport known as Peinador airport, located less than 15 km from the city. Its main connections are established with Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and London, which allows it to make a multitude of national and international connections.
Main international destinations:
Main national destinations:
For updated and up-to-date information, we recommend that you visit the AENA website.
Other nearby airports
- Lavacolla Airport in Santiago de Compostela (approx. 100 km.)
- Sá Carneiro International Airport in Porto - Portugal (approx. 150 Km.)
Peinador, Vigo’s Airport, is Galicia’s southern airport and is only 20 minutes from the city centre. Flying is the fastest option when travelling to Vigo from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Tenerife Norte and Gran Canaria in Spain, but also internationally from London (Stansted), since these cities have direct flights to Vigo. Once you’ve landed, you can take a taxi or bus to the city centre.
The quickest way to get to the city centre is by taxi, which costs around 25 euros. If you prefer to take the bus, you can take the L9A line, which runs every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 23:00. The bus stop is located in front of the airport’s main entrance. The ticket costs 1.35 euros and can be purchased on the bus. The bus will take you to the city centre in 40 minutes.
Website: Vigo's Airport
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Vigo has two railway stations: URZAIZ where departs the AVE (Spain’s high-speed train), and GUIXAR, located in Areal St., bouth of them right in the city centre.
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By car or bus
The most common way of travelling to Vigo is by car. The city’s good connections make it easy to get to Vigo on the motorway from Madrid, Santiago, A Coruña and Porto.
There are three main motorway entry routes:
The Autovía del Noroeste (A-6) and the Autovía das Rías Baixas (A-52) motorways connect Vigo and Madrid. If you’re travelling to Vigo from Portugal, you can take the A-3 motorway, which links Porto, Lisbon and Braga with the Spanish border and then take AP-9 and A-55, which will take you straight to the centre of Vigo.
Getting to Vigo by bus is also a possibility. There are direct bus lines to Vigo from Madrid, Barcelona and many other Spanish cities. The bus station is located in the city centre, in Travesía de Vigo St. Furthermore, there are international bus lines that will take you to Vigo from Portugal, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany.