By car or bus

The most common way of travelling to Vigo is by car. The city’s good connections make it easy to get to Vigo on the motorway from Madrid, Santiago, A Coruña and Porto.

There are three main motorway entry routes:

The Autovía del Noroeste (A-6) and the Autovía das Rías Baixas (A-52) motorways connect Vigo and Madrid. There is a distance of 667 kilometres (413 miles), which can be covered in approximately six hours.  

If you’re travelling to Vigo from Portugal, you can take the A-3 motorway, which links Porto, Lisbon and Braga with the Spanish border and then take AP-9 and A-55, which will take you straight to the centre of Vigo.

Lastly, the best option to drive around Galicia is the Autopista del Atlántico motorway (AP9), linking Vigo and A Coruña passing through Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela.

Getting to Vigo by bus is also a possibility. There are direct bus lines to Vigo from Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias, Bilbao, Irún, San Sebastián, Zaragoza, Extremadura and Andalusia. Furthermore, there are international bus lines that will take you to Vigo from Portugal, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. 

Practical information