There are four road routes into Vielha. The most popular road route is via the N-230, passing through the Vielha tunnel (5,173 m in length), which connects the Ribagorça region (the tunnel’s southern entrance, at 1,626 m in altitude) with the Val d’Aran (northern entrance, 1,390 m). From the Pallars Sobirà region, the C-28 crosses the Pòrt dera Bonaigua (2,072 m) and travels the 14 km between Baqueira and Vielha. From France, there are two access routes into the Val D’Aran: Pònt de Rei and the Pòrt deth Portilhon. Both connect with the N-230, the first via the French N-618 and the second via the D618A, which becomes the N-141 until the town of Bossòst.
There are no direct rail connections to Vielha. The closest railway stations are:
Lleida: 165 km
Tel: +34 902 240 202
Spanish railways - RENFE: www.renfe.es
Montrejeau (France): 60 km
Tel: +33 836 353 535
Luchon (France): 40 km
Tel: +33 836 353 535
French railways - SNCF: www.sncf.es
To reach Vielha from any of these towns, you will need to continue your journey by road. From Lleida, you can travel onwards by bus or by taxi, but from France taxi is the only option, as there are at present no public transport links between the two countries. It is also possible to rent a car from some of these stations.
Public transport links between Spain and Vielha are provided by coach operator ALSA, with regular services and daily direct buses to Barcelona and Lleida.
The same company also runs bus routes that link the different towns of the Val d'Aran.
There are no direct connections to Vielha by plane. The closest airports are:
Lleida-Alguaire Airport: 145 km
Zaragoza Airport: 290 km
Barcelona Airport: 350 km
To reach Vielha from any of these airports you will need to continue your journey by road. From Lleida and Barcelona there are bus and taxi services; from Zaragoza there are taxi services, or a connection via high-speed train (AVE) to Lleida. It is also possible to rent a car from these airports.
Toulouse Airport: 166 km
Tarbes Airport: 161 km
Pau Airport: 157 km
To reach Vielha from these airports, you will need to continue your journey in a private vehicle, by taxi, or by renting a car at the airport, as there are at present no public transport links between the two countrieshttp://www.aena.es/es/aeropuerto-barcelona/index.html http://aeroportlleida.cat/es/ http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/ http://www.aena.es/es/aeropuerto-girona-costa-brava/index.html