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Access to Andorra by car and bus

Introduction to Andorra
Crime Warning Barcelona

Barcelona now has the unfortunate title of the crime capital of Europe.

Please exercise extreme caution, do not  leave bags even beside you without a firm grip on them, be aware if any stranger starts asking directions, and be very very cautious at petrol stations.
Fortunately Andorra remains an oasis  and is  virtually crime free, but people become complacent on their return through Barcelona !


Recommended Routes


Andorra is accessible from a number of airports, all of which are about 2.5 hours by car or bus with Barcelona being the most accesible and nearest at about two and a quarter hours from the border. AndorraByBus operates a very reliable door to door service from Barcelona, Toulouse and Girona and which can be booked online. For airport details please see here.
There are hire cars in Andorra, Avis and Europcar amongst others. I generally advise to look for a deal from your arrival airport if you are looking at hiring a car, rather than getting the bus here and then hiring. Please check with the carhire company that you have notifed them you will be visiting Andorra just to avoid and small print problems.


WARNING FOR GPS USERS!


If you are driving and have GPS, beware! Please ensure you enter Andorra and confirm Principat D'Andorra, or Andorra La Vella, or at least check that you are heading north, away from the sun. The reason being is that there is another town way down south in Spain called Andorra, and believe me you do not want to go there!
I recommend the route via Calaf and Ponts. The GPS will insist that you go via Berga but I recommend the route through Ponts. I have been told that to enter Ponts in the GPS you need to enter " El Ponts" . Alternatively input the "no tolls" option.If you don't have a GPS click here (PDF format) for printable instructions as to how to avoid getting lost in Barcelona.
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Access to Andorra by Bus and Minibus
PRIVATE TRANSFER


I am able to arrange private transfers to and from the airport and other destinations, please contact me for details.



ANDBUS




This is an excellent door to door minibus service that has proven over the years to be 100% reliable regardless of your time of departure or arrival. It has seven departures from Andorra to the airport and seven returns. Fares start from 56 euros return and you can book online here easily







DIRECTBUS



Another reliable service with over 10 return trips everyday to the airport. This is not a door to door service but can provide alternatives to the Andbus schedule if flights do not coincide with bus times. The service is routed via the main railway station in Barcelona and so is 30 minutes or more longer in journey time. Fares start from 59 euros return and you can book online here easily
Items of Interest to Residents


A new interactive traffic and webcam map of  Andorra and local access routes, please click on the icon.








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How do I get to Andorra ?
Andorra La Vella
Andorra Capital
Airports in Spain and France accessible to Andorra




Airports in Spain:- Most people choose to arrive or depart from
Spain as it is more accessible, easier driving and better transport connections:-

    Lleida Airport in English

   * Alguaire airport opened 17th January,  LLeida - 158 km (approx.)


   * Barcelona airport (El Prat) - 210 km (approx.)


   * Girona airport (Girona) - 250 km (approx.)


   * Reus airport (Tarragona) - 210 km (approx.)


Airports in France:- Be advised that in winter the access to Andorra can be closed for up to a week or more following heavy snow which tends to create an avalanche risk:-

   * Toulouse airport (Blagnac) -

         220 km (approx.)

   * Perpignan airport -

       250 km (approx.)


       230 km  (approx.)

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