Travelling to Asturias
On this page you will find general information and web links on the different ways of travelling to Asturias and Hotel Posada del Valle, be it by plane, or by using non-flying options such as the ferry, train or bus.
Asturias or (misleadingly named) Oviedo Airport is the closest airport to ecohotel Posada del Valle at 105km and about 80 minutes by car.
National flights connect with Madrid and Barcelona, and international flights connect with London Stanstead using Easyjet.
It is relatively easy to get to Arriondas and the hotel from the airport by bus, changing once in Oviedo.
Santander Airport is 160km and just under 2 hours drive away, and is connected to London Stanstead by Ryanair, as well as to Hahn ( Germany ) and Milan ( Italy ).
Bilbao Airport is 220km and a 2½ to 3 hour drive from the hotel, but offers a more extensive range of flights, including Easyjet, Airberlin, HLX, and BA, amongst others.
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From the UK there are two ferry routes to North Spain :
P&O operate a 36 hour crossing from Southampton to Bilbao (www.poferries.com)
Brittany Ferries operate a 24 hour crossing from Plymouth to Santander (www.brittanyferries.com).
As well as bringing your own car on the ferry, it is possible to travel as a foot passenger and hire a car at the ferry port, or use public transport to reach the hotel. There are slightly better public transport connections with Santander than Bilbao. In both cases you would use either the ALSA bus or the FEVE train service (see below).
Two types of trains service the region. RENFE (www.renfe.es) connects Oviedo to Madrid and Barcelona , whilst along the north coast the slower narrow-gauge railway FEVE (www.feve.es) connects Bilbao to Oviedo via Santander and Arriondas.
It is possible to come from the UK to San Sebastian in the Basque country, changing at Paris , (see www.seat61.com/Spain.htm#Pamplona) but then it is necessary to take two different trains or buses to reach Arriondas. If you are interested in this possibility contact us directly for further information.
There is a fast and efficient ALSA (www.alsa.es) bus service operating between Oviedo and many major cities including Madrid, Bilbao and Santander. The same company runs from Arriondas to Oviedo, Asturias airport, Bilbao, Bilabo and Santander, and also from London to LLanes or Oviedo from London. (see www.nationalexpress.com)