For is location, Ourense, the urban reference of inland Galicia, is a communications hub that connects the Atlantic Northwest with the rest of Spain. In addition, it maintains close contact with Portugal, whose border is only 60 km away.

How to get here … by train

The train is one of the best options to get to Ourense; not in vain this is a place with a long railway tradition. Well connected with Spain, it has been the first Galician city to enter the High Speed system, which puts it just 4 and a half hours from Madrid, 35 minutes from Santiago de Compostela and 1 hour from A Coruña.

From the Intermodal Station, a beautiful road crossing the arches of the Old Bridge connects with the city centre in 15 minutes.

  • Estación Intermodal (Tren + Autobús)

  • How to get here … by road

    By car or by bus, Ourense has a good network of road infrastructures that facilitate the journey. The main Galician cities (A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo) are connected by motorways and highways and are within a radius of less than 200 km.

    The A-52 connects the city with Madrid in just 4 hours, while Porto, the second Portuguese city, is less than 2 hours away.

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    Coordinates:

    GMS: 42º20’11”N 7º51’48”W

    GM: 42.3379,-7.8638

    Main Access Points:

    • From A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela: AP-53
    • From Porto, Vigo, Madrid: A-52
    • From Lugo: N-540
    INTERURBAN BUSES
    • GALICIA – REGIONAL DESTINATIONS

      Galician Transportation Network 988 687 800  –  www.bus.gal

      Betanzos, Chantada*, A Coruña, Lalín*, Lugo*, Melide, Monterroso, Palas de Rei, Pontevedra*, Santiago*, Vigo*.

      Ourense District: Allariz*, Bande, Barbadás, O Barco, Carballiño*, Castro Caldelas, Cea*, Celanova , Coles, Cortegada, Esgos, Laza, Manzaneda, Maceda, Maside*, Melón, Monterrei, A Peroxa, Pol. San Cibráo + Parque Tecnolóxico, Ribadavia*, Toen, Valenzá, Verín*, Vilamarín, Vilar de Barrio, Xinzo de Limia*, Xunqueira de Ambía, Xunqueira de Espadañedo.

      For destinations marked with an asteric (*) please check further schedules at www.monbus.es

    • SPAIN – NATIONAL DESTINATIONS

      MONBUS 982 292 900 www.monbus.es
      Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Lleida, Logroño, Irún, Palencia, San Sebastián, Vitoria, Zaragoza.

      AUTO–RES 912 722 832 www.avanzabus.com

      Madrid, Benavente, Puebla de Sanabria, Tordesillas.

      ALSA (Enatcar-Dainco-Intercar) 988 375 480 www.alsa.es

      Astorga, Algeciras, Cáceres, Cádiz, Gijón, León, Mérida, Oviedo, Ponferrada, Salamanca, Sevilla, Valladolid, Zamora.

    • INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS

      ANPIAN 988 225 288 anpian.com
      Portugal (Melgaço, Valença, Viana do Castelo). France (Bourdeaux, Paros, Tours).

      SOCITRANSA 988 590 210 socitransa.com

      Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland.

      ALSA (Enatcar-Dainco-Intercar) 988 375 480 www.alsa.es

      Germany, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland.

    How to get here … by plane

    Although Ourense does not have an airport, a good communications netwok makes the three international Galician airports just a step away.

    Peinador airport in Vigo is 90 km away, Lavacolla in Santiago de Compostela at 115 km and Alvedro in A Coruña at 176 km. It is also possible to travel from Sá Carneiro, in Porto, just two hours away.

    How to get around in the city

    With little steep slopes and a longitudinal layout, Ourense is a city of short distances, comfortable to walk on foot and without hurry; you will not have to use the car too much. If you need it, you will be pleased to know that traffic in the city is fluid, and parking is relatively easy.

    PARKING LOTS
    • Paseo, 22. 988 245 105
    • Saenz Diez, 36. 988 370 494
    • Alameda do Concello. 988 255 817
    • Progreso, 76 A. 988 371 434
    • Juan XXIII s/n. 988 374 700
    • Progreso, 135. 988 370 031
    • Arturo P. Serantes, 4. 988 245 852
    • Ramón Puga 52-54 (Complejo hospitalario) 988 239 497
    • SABA CHOU – Residencia. Saínza
    • Ervedelo, 32 988 249 157
    • Reza, 12 988 223 080
    • Dr. Fleming, 30. 988 242 931
    • Dr. Fleming, 10. 988 242 931
    • Avda. Zamora, 4. 988 239 290
    • Rúa da Concordia, 12 988 603 820
    • Avda. Ribeira Sacra, 50 ( C.C. Ponte Vella) 988 510 232
    • Salvador de Madariaga, 6. 988 244 882
    • Ramón Cabanillas, 3. 988 220 246
    • Avenida de Marín, S/N (Estación de Tren). 988 373 874
    CAR RENTAL
    Praza Maior

    For longer journeys, the city has a network of urban buses with several routes that comfortably cover the north-south axis of the city. Essential if you want to visit the thermal area of river Minho is to use the Thermal Train, departing from the Main Square. You will also find taxi stops at different strategic points.

    URBAN BUSES
    • Urbanos de Ourense

      +34 988 51 06 72 | Complete Map of Lines at www.urbanosdeourense.es

    • St Lazarus’ Park: All lines 
    • Alameda and Posío: All lines but 5, 20, 19, 21
    • Train Station: 1, 3, 4, 6A, 12, 15, C17, 25A, 25B, 33
    • Bus Station: 6A, 6B,12, 25B – Near: 1, 3, 4, 15, C17, 25A, 33
    • Paco Paz Sport Pavillion / Expourense: 12, 16 – Near: 1, 2, 13B, 14, 33
    • Seixalbo: 1, 2, 14, 33
    • Cumial: 33, 14, 9* (*Hotel Auriense)
    • Oira: 11A, 23* (*only in July and August)
    • Mende (closest access point to Santome): 9, C17
    • Quintela: 1, 3, 33, C17 – Near: 15
    • Santiago Avenue: 2, 4, 7, 11B, 13A, 13B, 14, 16, 20, 22, 25A
    • University: 9, 10, 20, 27
    • Auditorium: 18, 11A, 11B (closest access point to Montealegre park)
    • Hospital: 3, 4, 6A, 6B, 9, 13A, 18, 21, 22, 25B, 26
    • Thermal Baths: 19 (Thermal Train), 5 (Outariz), 26 (A Chavasqueira)
    • Way to Santiago: 13A, 13B (Cima da Costa and Madrosende)
    TAXI
    • Teletaxi

      +34 988 210 011 | www.teletaxiourense.com ´

    • Eurotaxi – Service for people with reduced mobility

      Taxi 52 +34 600 293 664
      Taxi 21 +34 617 432 734
      Taxi 70 +34 600 407 255
      Taxi 95 +34 677 468 175

    • Taxi Stops

      Hospital +34 988 249 600
      Alameda Park +34 988 220 997
      Posío Garden +34 988 222 943
      Juan XXIII +34 988 371 437
      St Lazarus’ Park  +34 988 232 716
      O Couto +34 988 220 069
      Train Station  +34 988 213 855
      Bus Station +34 988 210 011
      Santiago Avenue (A Ponte) +34 988 371 643
      As Lagoas – University Campus +34 988 210 011
      Alférez Provisional (Juan XXIII) +34 988 371 437
      A Cuña +34 988 210 011

    • How to get around by bicycle

      Por sus características, Ourense es también una ciudad ideal para los amantes de la bicicleta, con hermosas rutas como las que discurren por las sendas fluviales, casi 20 km sin tráfico motorizado.

      In the city there are private companies that, in addition to rental services, offer routes and activities on two wheels. You will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the outings and thematic activities that are regularly organized by different associations and fan groups.

      MORE INFORMATION

        BILURICOBIKE – Rutas en Bicicleta

        616 667 446
        www.bilurico.com | www.rutasdeourense.com
        Alquiler de Bicicletas / Rutas autoguiadas: cicloturismo, BTT, senderismo

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      • GICLOSPORT GIL

        Arturo Pérez Serantes, 5 988 245 308
        Ciclisportgil.es
        Alquiler de bicicletas – Cierra sábados tarde y domingos.