You may have to make connections before reaching Ourense. For that reason, we will explain to you below how to arrive from the most common airports: Santiago, Madrid, Porto and Vigo.
Santiago de Compostela - (Lavacolla)
The airport is located on the outskirts of the city, therefore you will have to take a bus or a taxi to get to the city.
By bus: A journey of approximately half an hour that costs €3. The departure frequency is every 30 min. You can look up here for the information about the prices and the timetables. With this bus you can get off at the bus station or, as well, at the train station.
By taxi: The fixed tariff for any point in the city is €22.
Once in the city, for the transport from Santiago to Ourense you have 2 options
By bus: Travel operated by the Monbus company, between 1h 38 min and 2h of duration and costs €11.60 (although you can get a discount up to 50% if you buy the tickets in advance). The prices and the timetables can be found here.
By train: Travel between 36 min and 1h 46 min of duration (depending on the train type) and with the price between €10 y €16.60 (with a significant discount if you buy the tickets in advance). Please check here the prices and the timetables.
Madrid - (Adolfo Suarez - Madrid Barajas)
The Madrid airport is located on the outskirts of the city, but you can get to the centre by Metro. Also you can choose to take a bus or a taxi.
In order to come from Madrid to Ourense there are 2 main options:
Bus: This travel is operated by the Avanza Bus company. The travel takes around 6h and it costs between 35 and €45. More information about the prices and timetables can be found here.
Train: The travel takes between 4h 40 min and 6h 20m with the prices ranging from 30 to €50 depending on the train type. More information about the prices and timetables can be found here.
Porto (Portugal) - (Francisco Sá Carneiro)
The Porto airport is a very good option, given the large quantity of flights operated there. First, you will have to take a bus from the appropriate airport that will take you to the Vigo bus station. This trip costs €12 and takes 1h 45 min. For more information, please click here.
How to get from Vigo to Ourense is explained down below.
To go from Vigo to Ourense, the most recommendable mean of transport is by bus. You will have to take it at the bus station.
This travel takes approximately 1h 15 min with a price of €11.20 (although you can get a discount up to 50 % if you buy the tickets in advance). Please check out the prices and the timetables here.
You can also take a train to get from Vigo to Ourense. The prices and the timetables are stated here.
I am already in Ourense. And what now?
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