How to get to Alquézar

Alquézar, which is the village where our Villages of the Guara starts and finishes, is easily reached from either Barcelona or Zaragoza.

Besides being the start of our Villages of the Guara, Alquézar is a perfect stopover for a night or two – especially if you are driving from Barcelona. The village is regularly voted one of the prettiest in Spain. It´s winding streets are overlooked by the church of Santa María – an old Moorish castle.

The village is a perfect place to while away a day or two sampling the local honey, cheeses and olives in the excellent restaurants – try La Pardina our favourite! There are also several hikes direct from the hotel including the ‘pasarelas’ – a short but spectacular hike along walkway deep in the Vero canyon. Alquezar is in the Somontano wine growing area and there are several vineyards to visit nearby.

Alquézar

Hotel Villa de Alquézar

From Barcelona

2 1/2 hrs driving time or train and bus links

From Madrid

4 1/4 hrs driving time or train and bus links

From Barcelona

Self drive – 2 3/4 hrs

Barcelona is the airport most commonly used as there are flights from many UK airports as well as lots of international flights from the USA, Canada and the rest of the world. All of the major hire car companies have offices at the airport.

If you’re flying into Barcelona it’s just as quick and easier to rent a car directly from Barcelona airport. In addition you don’t have to worry about matching up your train departure with your flight arrival time.

The village has a free, safe car parking outside the village, where you can leave your car during the week. The hotel also has a small car park, if you are going to get to Alquézar by car, let us know and we’ll book an space for you – included in the price.

View driving directions on Google Maps

Public transport

By bus

The easiest way from Barcelona is to catch a bus to Barbastro and there we’ll organise a taxi for you (taxi – 20 min and 30€ per journey). The company which manage this journey is ALOSA.

Bus stop: Barcelona Sants.

Duration: 4 hours

Prices: 14€ per person and way.

Timetables: 8:00 am; 11:00 am; 14:30 pm; 16:00 pm; 21:15 pm

Arrival place: Barbastro bus station.

Taxi to Alquezar: 20 min and 30€ per journey

View bus information on ALOSA.

By train

There are no direct trains from Barcelona to arrive in Alquézar. The only train option is to catch a train to Zaragoza and from there to Huesca where you’ll countinue your journey by bus to Barbastro.

If you prefer travel by train, don’t hesitate in send us an email and we’ll let you know the options.

For more information about trains you can see RENFE website.

From Madrid

Self drive – 4 1/2 hrs

For most of our self-guided guests, renting a car is their preferred option as it gives them the freedom to travel whenever they feel like stopping and visiting other areas in Spain.

Driving from Madrid takes roughly 4 1/2 hours and the journey is very straightforward.

From Madrid, head north passing first Zaragoza then Huesca where you turn off towards Barbastro and Lleida on the N-240 then A-22. After about 15 km you should take the exit that indicates Abiego – Alquézar. In 20 km you will reach Alquézar. On the way you will pass through the towns of Abiego (where you can stop to see fossilised footprints), Adahuesca and Radiquero.

View driving directions on Google Maps

Public transport

If you prefer to travel by public transport from Madrid to Alquézar, the closest train station is Huesca from where we’ll arrange a taxi to meet you for the final leg of the journey to Alquezar. There is one direct train from Madrid to Huesca each day, otherwise you can make an easy change at Zaragoza.

By train

Train station: Madrid – Puerta de Atocha

Duration: 2 1/4 hours

Prices: roughly 60€ per person and way.

Timetables: 19:05 pm (the only one direct), plus hourly trains with a change in Zaragoza.

Arrival place: Huesca train station – same building than the Huesca bus station.

Taxi: Huesca – Alquézar 45 mins, 75€ per journey

View train information on RENFE

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By bus

There is only a direct bus per day from Madrid to arrive in Huesca, but as with the trains you’ll find more options if you travel to Zaragoza and from there to Huesca which is the nearest bus station.

Bus station: Madrid – Avda de América bus station. Also buses to Zaragoza leave roughly hourly direct from Madrid airport.

Duration: 5 hours

Prices: 20€ per person and way.

Timetables: 15:30 pm (the only one direct), there are more options if you change the bus in Zaragoza.

Arrival place: Huesca train station – same building than the Huesca bus station.

Taxi: Huesca – Alquézar 45 mins, 75€ per journey

For more information about buses visit ALSA.

From Huesca

If your option is travel by public transport from Madrid or Zaragoza to Alquézar, you will arrive in Huesca. By far the easiest option is for us to arrange a pick up for you directly from Huesca but you can get a bus to Barbastro which is a bit nearer and then get a tazi from there.

By taxi – from Huesca

If your choice is travel by taxi from Huesca to Alquézar, we can organise a taxi – 45 mins and from 75€ per trip.

As you arrive in a bus station, there are normally taxis outside the main door – just jump in one of these if you haven’t booked a taxi in advance.

 By bus – via Barbastro

Bus station: Huesca bus station – it’s the same one as the train station.

Duration: 3/4 hours

Prices: 5€ per person and way.

Timetables: there are roughly each hour from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Arrival place: Barbastro bus station. You’ll need a taxi to arrive in Alquézar – 20 min from 30€, don’t hesitate in contact us to organise one.

View bus information on ALSA.

From Pyrenees

A great idea if you are hiking in the high Pyrenees is to spend an extra night or two in Alquézar either before or after your hike. It’s particularly good if you are coming from Barcelona as Alquezar is roughly halfway between Barcelona and Biescas or Torla.

Realistically this option works best if you have hired a car but you can get to Alquezar from our main base in the Pyrenees – Biescas.

By car

It takes 1 1/2 hours to drive from Biescas and 2 hours from Torla. The drive is very scenic and we’ll provide directions.

By taxi

You can take a bus from nearby Sabiñánigo to Huesca and from Huesca to Alquézar we can organise a taxi –  it takes roughly 45 mins and 75€ per trip.

 

By bus

Bus station: Sabiñánigo bus station – by taxi from Biescas – 15 min and 20€ per trip.

Duration: 45 minutes in the bus from Sabiñánigo to Huesca

Prices: 5€ per person and way.

Timetables: there are roughly each hour from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Arrival place: Huesca bus station. From Huesca to Alquézar you need to get a taxi.

View bus information on ALOSA.

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