Andorra does not have an international airport – it is a completely mountainous area, so the closest sizeable destination is Barcelona Airport , over the border in Spain. There are flights to Barcelona from nearly all UK airports – it’s a major international hub– and you can expect to pay as little as £100 by booking in advance. It’s about a two hour flight from the south of the UK – so it’s a short trip.
We suggest guests read the transfer information which we provide at the time of booking carefully – it gives more precise detail about how to choose flights!
You need to book flights which coincide with the transfer coach schedule (shown in your booking email) – our advice would be to aim at flights which arrive and depart as close to the middle of the day as you can to get the best experience. Remember that on the homeward trip your check in time is 2 hours before the flight – you need to be able to get there based on the published arrival times. Coaches cannot wait for late arrivals, as the terms of their operational licenses are dependent upon observing a timetable. If you miss the last coach you will not be able to travel until the following morning, so we advise booking flights which give you plenty of time to allow for delays and clearing arrivals/departures!
TO ANDORRA: The first transfer departs Barcelona at 1015, and the last departure to Andorra is at 2000. Please allow plenty of time to clear arrivals – preferably a couple of hours in case of delays and to allow luggage collection time.
HOMEWARD JOURNEY: The first departure from Andorra arrives in Barcelona at 0800 – you cannot get to the airport before this time. Again; remember that your check-in time will be 2 hours before your departure time. The last departure from Andorra arrives at the airport at 1800.
Terminal 1: Ground floor, from platform 7 to 12
Terminal 2: Between T2B and T2C, Novatel Transfer Coach Stop
We will issue you with a transfer voucher for a scheduled coach based upon your flight times. If you miss your scheduled airport coach you may have to pay another fare, or even worse you could end up stuck! If there’s any queries about flights please get in touch.
VERY IMPORTANT: As soon as your flights are booked we will need your flight details: airline, inbound flight number, how many bikes you are bringing, where you are flying from and arrival time. We also need check in time, departure time and flight number for your way home.
Unfortunately the short flight is counterbalanced by a slightly longer transfer to get inland to Andorra from the airport – the roads into the Pyrenees get progressively smaller the closer you get to the mountains! Therefore the transfer is quite lengthy at about two and a half hours each way. Don’t worry – the views are stunning, and the journey passes surprisingly quickly! This transfer time is very similar to many Alpine resorts such as Les Arcs, Alpe D’Huez and Les Deux Alpes – so it’s nothing too out of the ordinary!
ALTERNATIVELY – if you wish to hire a car at Barcelona and drive to us we will reduce the price of your holiday by £30 per person…
This is not quite as easy as driving to the Alps – although it is just about possible to do it in a day from the French ferry ports. We’d recommend sharing the driving – it’s a very long way indeed – expect to drive for at least 13 hours from Calais, and is best split over two days. We often drive this route: the best advice is start early and stop over around Nimes for a night: the following morning will see you arrive by late lunchtime at our location.. At the time of writing this journey will cost about £200 each way in a family car – so it’s actually quite cheap when divided between a group! Once in Andorra you probably won’t need your car again until you head home at the end of the week. We’ll give you full directions on getting to Andorra when you contact us for more information. Secure car parking is available via our hotel for around 10 euros per night.
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