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How To Reach Pamplona
A Basque city based out of Navarra in Spain, the city of Pamplona is world famous for the annual San Fermin Festival from July 6th to the 14th which draws thousands of visitors from all over to admire and enjoy its rich cultural heritage. The city is quite easily reached by road, train or air. Travel by air is the best way to reach and makes the most sense for overseas visitors as the local airport has connecting flights to most of the other major cities. Additionally, travel by road or rail are equally good options to get to the city. Obviously, the cost of travel will depend based on when tickets are booked, with prices expectedly rising during the festival season.
The Pamplona-Noain Airport is the main point of arrival for visitors flying out to Pamplona. This is one of the best ways to reach owing to the number of connecting flights to and from most of the important surrounding Spanish and even some European cities. The airport has numerous taxi and bus services to take visitors into the city itself. The airport is quite small in size, but makes for an efficient medium to get into the city, especially for international visitors.
The journey by road is another efficient way to get to Pamplona. For visitors travelling locally it is an ideal and normally cheaper form of travel as well. Pamplona is connected to the rest of Spain by a number of efficient roadway networks that are easy to access. There is ample of underground parking spots available in the city as well. Both Barcelona and Madrid are approximately 4 hours away by road, whereas Bilbao is about 2 hours from Pamplona.
Another one of the best and most popular forms of travel is via rail. The Pamplona-Iruna Railway Station is well-connected to most of the significant cities in and around Spain. There are multiple daily trains connecting to and from the station. The railway station offers tickets online and in-person. There are numerous cabs outside the station and the the connecting journey to the city centre will be quite brief and affordable.
The city is small and charming and is best explored on foot. The narrow lanes and charming street corners can be best embraced in this way, really giving visitors a good chance to get a taste of Pamplona and interact with it's people. During festival season the city is buzzing even more than usual and is filled with local and international visitors. However, there are local taxi services if required or for visitors planning on driving, there is underground parking available as mentioned earlier.