Trains, buses and car are the normal means of traveling on the Spanish mainland.
TrainSpain has a few small private railways, but intercity train travel is provided by the Spanish national railroad company. Since the 1980s, Spain has invested in constructing a national network of high-speed trains which connect the major cities. The national train company, Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles, or RENFE, also operates local trains around the country.
Avda. Pío XII, 110
011-34 91 300 61 48
Air TravelSpain has a network of flights between the major cities and the outlying Canary and Balearic islands, operated by a number of carriers. Prices can vary a great deal; many carriers in Europe are low-cost carriers.
Airports in Spain are operated by Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea, or AENA, a public corporation.
C/Arturo Soria 109, 2ª planta.
011-34 913 212 950
Bus and Road TravelSpain has received European Union subsidies to improve its transport infrastructure, and a great deal of that money has been invested in enhancing the road network. This has meant that travel by car and bus has become feasible between the main cities, as well as smaller towns and villages. Cars can be rented from car rental agencies.
Buses are operated by private companies from the bus stations in the cities. Tourist information offices can typically provide bus time tables for local and regional buses.
ALSA (originally an abbreviation for Automóviles Luarca, S.A) operates buses between the major cities in Spain.
Avenida de América
28002 Madrid, Spain
011-34 91 327 05 40
Boats and FerriesTwo companies operate ferry and fast catamaran services from the Spanish mainland to outlying parts of Spain and other destinations in the Mediterranean. The fast catamaran trip between Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca takes three hours.
Estación Marítima s/n;
011-34-971 19 47 69
Avd. de Europa, 10 (Parque Empresarial La Moraleja)
011-34-902 45 46 45