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

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
  • Bus Station

    Carretera de Vigo, 1 See on Map 988 216 027

  • Bus Services under Demand

    988 216 027 | www.bus.gal

  • Main companies and Destinations

    UTE
    982 411 313 | www.bus.gal
    O Barco, Castro Caldelas, Manzaneda, Melón, Ribadavia.

    Empresa Gavilanes
    988 371 235 | www.empresagavilanes.com
    Maceda, Xunqueira de Ambía, Xunqueira de Espadañedo, Laza.

    Alfer
    988 245 556 | www.autocaresalfer.es
    Toen, Barbadás, Coles, A Peroxa, Vilamarín.

    Anpian
    988 225 288 |www.anpian.com
    Polígono San Cibrao + Tecnópole, Valenzá, Monterrei, Bande, Celanova, Entrimo, Lobios, Cartelle, Cortegada, Taboadela, Muíños.
    Bourdeaux, Paris, Tours.

    Monbús (Auto Industrial / Villalón / E. Trives)
    902 292 900 – 988 218 511 | www.monbus.es
    Allariz, Carballiño, Cea, Maside, Ribadavia, Verín, Xinzo.
    Chantada, Lalín, Lugo, Pontevedra, Santiago, Vigo.
    Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Lleida, Logroño, Irún, Palencia, San Sebastián, Vitoria, Zaragoza.

    Arriva
    902 277 482 – 988 211 750 | www.arriva.es
    Betanzos, Curtis, A Coruña, Melide, Monterroso, Palas.

    Auto–Res
    902 020 999 | www.avanzabus.com
    Madrid, Benavente, Puebla de Sanabria, Monbuey, Tordesillas.

    Alsa
    902 422 242 – 988 375 480 | www.alsa.es
    Astorga, Algeciras, Cáceres, Cádiz, Gijón, León, Mérida, Oviedo,
    Ponferrada, Salamanca, Sevilla, Valladolid, Zamora.
    Germany, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland.

    Socitransa
    988 590 210 | wwww.socitransa.com
    Germany, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg.

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. +34 988 245 105
  • Saenz Diez, 36. +34 988 370 494
  • Alameda do Concello. +34 988 255 817
  • Progreso, 76 A. +34 988 371 434
  • Juan XXIII s/n. +34 988 374 700
  • Progreso, 135. +34 988 370 031
  • Arturo P. Serantes, 4. +34 988 245 852
  • Avda. Buenos Aires, 38 +34 988 222 931
  • Ramón Puga 52-54 (Hospital) +34 988 239 497
  • Reza, 12 +34 988 223 080
  • Dr. Fleming, 30. +34 988 242 931
  • Avda. Zamora, 4. +34 988 239 290
  • Rúa da Concordia, 12 +34 988 603 820
  • Avda. Ribeira Sacra, 50 (Ponte Vella Mall) +34 988 510 232
  • Salvador de Madariaga, 6. +34 988 244 882
  • Peña Trevinca,39 +34 988 246 967
  • Ervedelo, 32 +34 988 249 157
  • Ramón Cabanillas, 3 +34 988 220 246
CAR RENTAL
  • Enterprise-Atesa

    Train Station (Avda. Marín, s/n.)
    +34 988 245 105 | www.enterprise.es

  • Avis

    Train Station (Avda. Marín, s/n)
    +34 988 372 731 | www.avis.es

  • Rentauto 2009

    Estrada de Vigo, 89
    +34 988 371 406

  • Europcar

    Train Station (Avda. Marín, s/n).
     +34 988 373 997 | www.europcar.es

  • Autos Brea

    Rúa Seixalbo, 1
    +34 988 225 334 www.autosbrea.com

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 +34 629 366 510
    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.