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    Just by Road

    by black_mimi99 Written Dec 8, 2011

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    The only way to Andorra just by road, there is no airport or train station here. The closes airport is from Barcelona-Spain or Toulouse-Blagnac-France. The better way to Andorra is by car or bus, where can enjoy the view of the Pyrenees mountain with the snow on top. The main roads to Andorra are very well maintained, large and safe but sometimes very steep, and when winter time better use the chain in the weels of the car because the snow on the road.

    The other way to Andorra by train is: in French railway station closest to Andorra is L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, two hours south of Toulouse by train. From there, daily buses make the two hour trip to Andorra la Vella. The nearest Spanish railway station is about 40km (25km) east of the Andorran border at Puigcerdà. It has daily bus connections to Andorra la Vella via Seu d'Urgell.

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    Only by road or... helicopter :-)

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This tiny - one of the most mountainous countries in the world - is squeezed in the heart of Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain and has no airport and no trains. However, the closest airport (LEU) is located in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain that is only 20km from Andorra la Vella but it's a local airport.

    International cheap flights reach Barcelona (BCN) and Girona (GRO) in Spain and Toulouse (TLS) in France. Prepare for long bus transfers (3-4 hours) from these airports to Andorra. The nearest railway station is located in l'Hospitalet, France, only 13 km from Andorra border crossing point in Pas de la Casa.

    But the only way to get to Andorra is by road that is by car, bus (they go from the above airports and railway station, also from Perpignan in France) or bicycle, or - if you are enough rich and the weather is good - by helicopter. There is one - 44 km long - well maintained, open all year round, and very scenic road from France (Toulouse; N20 to N22) through Andorra (CG2 and CG1) to Spain (La Seu d'Urgell; N145).

    I drove it from Toulouse, France (155 km). The very scenic mountain road was climbing up to the border crossing point where I had to stop and show my passport and futher up to Port d'Envalira, the highest paved pass in the Pyrenees (see my off the beaten path tip).


    Check up-to-date bus connections to Andorra by:
    1. Novatel Autocars
    2. Eurolines.

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  • France to Andorra to Barcelona by public transport

    by sushisoo Written Nov 27, 2009

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    I travelled into andorra from Paris, and onto Barcelona in november 2009

    I got overnight train from Paris to La tour de carol - first mistake - I shoul have got off at L'hospitalet - there are infrequent buses between the two.

    From L'Hospitalet there ws only one bus a day to Pays de la Casa - at 0935, there was no direct bus to andorra. the bus driver from La tour de Carol phoned ahead to ask the driver of the L'Hospitalet bus to wait for me as our bus was due to arrive at 0940! That bus wa late anyway. It dropped me at Pays de a Casa where there were quite a few buses leaving to Andorra la vella.

    (In andorra la vella I stayed at hotel cisco de la sans which wa excellent and good price)

    From andorra la V to Barcelona was vey easy - I jsut went to the 'bus station' which is essentially a traavel shop, next to Parc Central. Buses leave every 90 mins or so straight to Barcelona (Sants station) for about 25 euros, they also go to the Barca airport.

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    Overland travel to the mini country

    by DSwede Updated Nov 1, 2009

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    The only way to Andorra is by overland transit. If you have your own car, you can enjoy your own schedule and flexibility to see all the ins and outs of the small mountain country.

    However, if you do not have your own transportation, Andorra's government page has a complete list of how to get there.

    Bus companies, train transfers and their departure locations are listed, complete from:
    Spain - Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, Reus, Salou, Cambrils, Lleida, Valencia, Alacante, Madrid, Zaragoza, etc.
    France - Toulouse, Hospitalet

    The website also has the contact web pages and phone numbers of the transit lines.

    Prices and schedule for one such service directly from Barcelona, Girona and Toulouse airports are can be found at this link. Also, it gives location of bus stops.
    http://www.hola-andorra.com/arinsal/english/novatelgb.html

    If you traveling as a group from anywhere (Reus, Carcassonne, Lleida, etc.), their posted prices for private transfers may be economical depending on your group size.

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  • Getting to and from Andorra

    by socheid Updated Dec 30, 2007

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    Hi all,

    The best website I have found for the above is

    http://www.andorra.com/uk/comunica/comunica.asp

    For travel within Andorra:-

    http://www.andorra.com/uk/comunica/dins.asp

    If you are travelling to Andorra by bus from Toulouse the buses run from the main Toulouse train station in Toulouse. When you get to the train station the buses run from the "Gare Routiers" right in front of the main train station. "Gare Routiers" is well sign posted.

    If you are travelling between Andorra and Barcelona by bus be careful to research properly in advance. This is since the buses run to and from 2 bus stations in Barcelona - "Estacio Sants" and "Nord". "Nord" bus station is right beside "Arc de Triomf" metro.

    Keep well,
    Stevie

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  • To Andorra by car / Low prices for gasoline!

    by Tobias_Plieninger Updated Dec 29, 2005

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    See the discroption on the page.

    If you go to Andorra with a rental car it might be the same price than the bus for a weekend trip. If you have a car this offers you much more options.

    The travel to Andorra will be unforgetable!

    The prices of gasoline are very cheap in Andorra so cheap this in mind for choosing the right pit stop strategy!

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  • To Andorra by bus.

    by Tobias_Plieninger Written Dec 29, 2005

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    Bus is one off the cheapest way to get to Andorra though the price for the bus extremely high.

    The airports around Andorra all have connections to Andorra.

    On the linked page the timetables and prices are published.

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    Very well maintained roads

    by wadekorzan Written Feb 15, 2005

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    As you can see from the photo, the main roads of Andorra are very well maintained. They are of asphalt, but usually are only two lanes, so take your time, because their are alot of curves. Some of the secondary roads are very well maintained as well, but be sure that they are open if there has been alot of recent snow. I highly recommend the road between Ordino and Canillo--it is usually open unless there has been too much snow. If it is open, it is a beautiful drive.

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    Really, the best is to have a car

    by wadekorzan Written Feb 15, 2005

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    The nearest major airport is Barcelona, Spain, and there are no trains going to Andorra. You can take a bus from Barcelona, but once you are in Andorra you are then restricted as to where you can go and when you can go there. I do highly recommend driving to and around Andorra. The capital can be full of traffic and pedestrians and parking can be scarce--but still, it is by far the best way to get around (unless you plan on spending 6 months, as then you could walk everywhere)...again, when driving, mind the windy roads!

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    Steep Road

    by ant1606 Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    Andorra is a majestic mountain realm squeezed between Spain and France, we drove the main road estbound through La Vella. Both uphill and downhill are very steep, in the August heat traffic is intense and steaming engines force a few vehicles to pull aside, at times clogging the road. Foresee to drive or ride with daylight for the beauty of scenery.

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    The only way into Andorra is...

    by tucha Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The only way into Andorra is by road. The major automobile routes into and out of Andorra include the CG1 from Spain and the CG2 from France. If you take the latter, you'll pass through the unforgettable Port d'Envalira, the highest pass in the Pyrenees (2410m/7900ft).The nearest Spanish airports are in Barcelona and Girona; the nearest French airport is Toulouse-Blagnac. The French railway station closest to Andorra is L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, two hours south of Toulouse by train. From there, daily buses make the two hour trip to Andorra la Vella. The nearest Spanish railway station is about 40km (25km) east of the Andorran border at Puigcerdà. It has daily bus connections to Andorra la Vella via Seu d'Urgell.
    Hiring a car is the best way to see Andorra and her mountains..the roads are large and safe.In the winter you have to chain in the weels of the car because the snow on the roads.

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    The only way to reach Andorra...

    by cam.vdb Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The only way to reach Andorra is by road. You can also take the train up to Hospitalet (France) and continue by bus for the last 40 km. The nearest airport is in Toulouse (France), some 120 km from Andorra.

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  • The only way I know to get to...

    by jesjimenez Written Aug 26, 2002

    The only way I know to get to Andorra is by car (or by bus, I suppose). There's no airport nor train, and I think a quite common way to get to Andorra is to rent a car where you land.
    All towns and cities are very little, so walking is the best way to move around. If you want to go from one town to another, I would rent a car.

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    I went to Andorra whilst...

    by foadtoad Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    I went to Andorra whilst living in Tarragona. it´s a 4 hour drive from Tarragona by car. but the 4 hours are worth it. The whole trip through the mountains is beautiful. on the picture you can see my travel-buddies on the way back from andorra to tarragona. ok perhaps it gets a bit borring..but i´m sure there are other ways to get there..this is just the way i got there!
    mmm i wouldn´t wanna drive here..the capital of andorra..is..confusing i think...for a car-driver..i don´t know..judge for yourself. but i liked that fact that we just used our legs for getting around andorra city!!

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  • Getting to the Principality of...

    by James63 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Getting to the Principality of Andorra is not easy, and is probably best combined within a larger driving trip in France or Spain. From Barcelona, which is the only really big city in either France or Spain that has an airport close to Andorra, you can rent a car and be into Andorra La Vella in about 3 1/2 hours, slightly longer if you plan to stay in Ordino or one of the other mountain towns. Be advised that this is not a straight line drive and involves several highway changes. It is easy to get lost, both coming and going, so bring a map and be sure to have studied it before you depart on your journey. (You can also enter Andorra from France as well, but again, a map is essential.) Another option is to take the bus from Barcelona. There are three buses into and out of Andorra daily from Barcelona's central bus station or airport into the main bus terminal in Andorra La Vella. From there you can take a cab if your hotel is in the capital or Escaldes, or you can take a mini-bus into the other towns of the principality. Be advised, there are no airports or train stations in Andorra. The closest airport is in Barcelona, the closest train station, from where you can take a bus into Andorra La Vella, is in Urgel, Spain.
    Getting around Andorra La Vella and Escaldes should be done on foot, as the traffic, particulary on weekends and at rush hour, can be quite bad and parking can be hard to come by, tends to be far from things, and is expensive. (The sole exception is if you plan to go to Borda Estevet for dinner, in which case you should take a taxi or drive. Free parking is available.) As to the rest of the principality, there is a network of minibuses that you can use to get around. This will get you from town to town, but you will miss a lot of scenic stops. Unfortunately, driving yourself, Andorran drivers and twisting mountain roads notwithtsanding, is probably your best bet. Better still, have your hotel arrange one of the many tours that are available.

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