In the heart of "Rias Baixas" (Lower Rias), Vigo is the largest city in Galicia. Originally a fishing village, it is now known as the "Gateway to the Atlantic". It is a city with a great cultural and gastronomic offer, with a wide variety of restaurants and bars where you can taste some of the best seafood in the world.

Nowadays a industrial city but also with a lot of life, with a great nightlife and many of leisure activities.

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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 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:

  • London
  • Brussels
  • Paris

Main national destinations:

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Bilbao
  • Tenerife

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 euro 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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By train

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.

Website: Renfe

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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.

Vigo is a small city and you can walk almost everywhere, although Vigo is well-known for its hills (so be prepared to walk up and down!). Nowadays, there are a lot of escalators to help you with that.
To get around in Vigo and if you want to go to nearby beaches, the best option is public transportation, bus or taxi.

By bus

Vitrasa is the public urban bus in Vigo. You can use the Moovit app to plan your trip and be informed.

By taxi

If you prefer a little more flexibility, you won’t have any trouble finding a taxi in Vigo. This is a very comfortable option to move about the centre of Vigo and its neighbourhoods. They have reasonable rates and will allow you to get around quickly.