advertisement

Getting There -- Pamplona is the air hub of the Navarre region. The city is served by four to six weekday Iberia flights from both Madrid and Barcelona; international connections can be made from either city. Arrivals are at Aeropuerto de Noaín (tel. 90-240-47-04), 6.5km (4 miles) from the city center and accessible only by taxi for about 13€.

Four RENFE trains a day arrive from Madrid (trip time: 3 1/2-4 hr.) and three from Barcelona (trip time: 4 hr.). Pamplona also has three daily train connections from San Sebastián to the north (trip time: 1 1/4 hr.) and four daily from Zaragoza to the south (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.). For information, call tel. 90-224-02-02 or go to www.renfe.es.

Buses connect Pamplona with several major Spanish cities: four per day from Barcelona (trip time: 5 1/2 hr.), eight per day from Zaragoza (trip time: 2 hr.), and seven per day from San Sebastián (trip time: 1 hr.). Instead of calling for information, you'll have to consult the bulletin board's list of destinations at the Estación de Autobuses at Calle Conde Olivetto (corner of Calle Yanguas and Miranda). Nearly 20 privately owned bus companies converge here, in a mass of confusion.

The A-15 Navarra national highway begins on the outskirts of Pamplona and runs south to join A-68, midway between Zaragoza and Logroño. N-240 connects San Sebastián with Pamplona.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, at Calle Eslava 1 (tel. 84-842-04-20; www.navarra.es), is open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm, and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.