So your planning your adventure to run with the bulls during San Fermin but now you have to do all the other planning associated with travel. First question being how do you get to Pamplona? There are a variety of ways to get to Pamplona but here is the easiest ways.
My favourite way to get to Pamplona is by train, and our sponsors at Eurail made that super easy by providing us with a 30-day Global pass to do so.
Pamplona is a short train ride away from both Madrid and Barcelona (3.5hours) which are home to the countries major international airports and are serviced by most airlines including Vueling, British Airways and Thomson.
In Barcelona you will have to get to Barcelona-Sants. The train journey to Pamplona will take around 3.5 hours
In Madrid you will need to make your way to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The train journey will take between 3 – 3.5 hours.
It is best to book tickets in advance if possible, otherwise arrive at the station at least two hours early to ensure you can get seats. During San Fermin I’d suggest getting tickets as soon as the stations booking office opens to avoid missing out.
Pamplona has its own airport, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, but it only serves internal flights meaning that you will have to fly to Spain or Portugal and take a connecting flight with either Iberia (from Madrid and Barcelona), Vueling (from Barcelona) or Portugalia (from Lisbon).
Another option is to fly into is Vitoria International Airport, which is a 90 minute bus ride away and serviced by Iberia, and regional providers NordJet and Helitt Lineas Aereas.