Travel here

Travel here2018-10-10T11:50:26+00:00

Laguardia is located in the province of Álava, part of the Basque autonomous region in the north of Spain and very close to the region of La Rioja. It is about 50 km away from Vitoria-Gasteiz, 100 km from Bilbao, 150 km from Donostia-San Sebastián and 20 km from Logroño.

By plane

Bilbao Airport (BIO)

Located in Loiu, 12 km away from the city center. It may be the best option for those coming by plane since a shuttle bus service will be organized from the airport to transport the Congress attendees to Laguardia (1 h and 30 min trip) and back to Bilbao airport at the end of the Congress.

The following shuttle buses are planned:

From Airport of Bilbao to Laguardia:

– Wednesday 24th October: Departure from Bilbao airport (principal gate): 07:15 pm

– Thursday 25th October: Departure from Bilbao airport (principal gate): 09:45 am

From Laguardia to Airport of Bilbao:

– Saturday 27th October: Departure from Sercotel Villa de Laguardia hotel: 09:30 am

Vitoria airport (VIT)

Located in Foronda, 8 km away from the city center. It is a very small airport with few airlines operating (basically Ryanair with 3 destinations: Colonia/Bonn CGN, Germany; Milan/Bergamo BGY, Italy; and Seville in Spain), but it is close enough to Vitoria, from where Laguardia can be reached by public bus (see below, “By train” section).

Airlines operating at Vitoria airport: Air Nostrum, Evelop, Iberia, NordJet Airlines and Ryanair.

From the Vitoria airport, buses to the city center are coordinated for Ryanair passengers on days with scheduled passenger flights (Price: 3 €).

The airport bus leaves from Calle Cadena y Eleta two hours before flight departure across from the María Inmaculada Cathedral, and it stops on Euskalherria Boulevard, next to the main door of the city bus station (Departure place of buses to Laguardia). It makes the same stops on the return trip. It leaves the airport half an hour after the flight’s official arrival time. For further information, we recommend that you call the bus company (La Unión Burundesa) information line (+34 945 264 626) or visit the Vitoria City Council’s website.

The other way to reach the bus station of Vitoria is by taxi, which are usually on the Arrivals area (more information, Radio Taxi +34 945 273 500).

By train

For the attendees coming by train, there are two destinations close to Laguardia and with public transport service to reach the village, the train stations from Vitoria and Logroño (La Rioja).

Train station of Vitoria

For routes, schedules and to purchase tickets: Spanish Railways (RENFE)

The train station is located in the center of the city (calle Eduardo Dato) but quite far (about 4 km) from the bus station from where the buses to Laguardia depart. Therefore, public transportation between both stations is detailed below:

Tram: The nearest tram stop from the train station is “Parlamento” at 400 m.

There, any of the 2 tram lines (Angulema-Ibaiondo [T1] or Angulema-Abetxuko [T2]) (more info, here), can take you close to the bus station, stopping at “Euskal Herria” in the case of the line Angulema-Ibaiondo [T1] and at “Intermodal” (3 min away from the station) in the case of the line Angulema-Abetxuko [T2].

From the bus station of Vitoria there are regular buses connecting Vitoria and Logroño that stop in Laguardia. It is the line 9 of the Álava bus service, with the following schedule and a price of around 6 €:

Train station of Logroño

For routes, schedules and to purchase tickets: Spanish Railways (RENFE)

The departure of the buses to Laguardia is 500 m from the train station.

The best way to reach Laguardia from Logroño is by the regular buses connecting Vitoria and Logroño (explained in the previous section). It is the line 9 of the Álava bus service, with the following schedule and a price of around 4 €:

There are also a few buses of the line Logroño-Bilbao of the Company CuadraBus (schedules and ticket purchase) that stop at Laguardia, the one departing at 9’30 h and the one departing at 19’30 h and the trip takes about 20 min (buses from Laguardia to Logroño are at 10’42 h and at 20’12 h).

By bus

For the attendees coming by bus from other Spanish cities, there are two destinations close to Laguardia and with public transport service to reach the village, Vitoria and Logroño (La Rioja).

For routes, schedules and to purchase tickets: ALSA

How to arrive from the bus stations of Vitoria and Logroño to Laguardia is explained in the previous section.