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Nearest airports to Andorra. How do I get to Andorra?

Introduction to Andorra

Andorra via Toulouse of Barcelona
How do I get to Andorra?

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 accessible and nearest at about two and a quarter hours from the border. The main airport that serves Andorra is Barcelona. Although the same distance from Toulouse the access to and from Andorra requires navigation over the pass on the French side which is windy and windy and in winter can be closed due to avalanche risks. Barcelona is better served by transport as you will see below.
Access Andorra with GPS - Best routes
Access Andorra which route by GPS
How do I get to Andorra?

AndorraByBus operates a very reliable door to door service from Barcelona, Toulouse and Girona.


These services 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 car hire company that you have notified 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 may 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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Warning - Andorra, Teurel, Spain is also on GPS and has been mistaken before !

Andorra Village, Teurel

Before you set off make sure that you have not confused the village called Andorra in Teurel, Spain, it is in the opposite direction !

Andorra route map.
Andorra village in Teurel, Spain
Items of Interest to Residents




A new interactive traffic and webcam map of  Andorra and local access routes.






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 here.



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.

Alcohol and other limits from Andorra

In fact this is your nearest airport at La Seu but it has been trying to open since 1985 and still trying. Barcelona airport still is the best route.

Airport-Andorra
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.)
      250 km (approx.)
      230 km  (approx.)

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 !
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