Moving around the city is easy on foot, cars are restricted and are not permitted inside the old part of the city (minus residents and services) and all points of interest inside the city are within walking distance, as are all important areas of the championships.
Walking is the main mode of transport around the city. Pontevedra is easily walkable from one side to the other, it’s safe, comfortable and there is very little air pollution because of the restrictions on cars. Daily air pollution levels are much lower than OMS recommendations. Almost 100% of urban spaces are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
There is a map called Metrominuto which shows the walking distances between various points of the city.
Another useful guide is called Pasominuto. This guide is focused more on leisure and defines routes from the city to the most attractive natural environments, measuring distances in steps, minutes and calories.
There are some rental companies for bikes and other human powered transportation that can be used throughout the city. Being a pedestrianised city, there are no bike lanes because where cars are permitted in the city centre, the maximum speed is restricted to just 30km/h reducing their threat to cyclists. There are specific bike racks/parks throughout the centre, we recommend you use a lock.
– Rodas Galicia. Plaza de España, Tel +34 629 15 77 63
– Pontepedal. Riestra 28. Tel +34 886 311 558
– Oterobikes. Virxe do Camiño, 6. Tel. +34 986 859 835
Bike rental is also available in Vigo and Sanxenxo.
For competition bike hire follow this link: http://competiciones.triatlon.org/en/event/rent-a-bike
There is one public taxi service with regulated fares and sufficient vehicles to offer a high quality service. In addition to apps such as MYTAXI, here are the taxi numbers:
– Radiotaxi +34 986 868 585
– Teletaxi +34 986 101 010
For a taxi adapted for wheelchair users call +34 698 542 717
There is no bus service within the city but there are bus routes connecting the city to adjacent neighbourhoods, towns and villages such as Monteporreiro, Marin, Poio, Sanxenxo and Bueu etc. Several companies also offer services to the majority of other cities and destinations.
These services run from Pontevedra bus station where you can find information about timetables and rates. In many cases you can use an e-ticket.
– Estación de Autobuses de Pontevedra (Pontevedra bus station)
Tel +34 986 852 530
Although cars are restricted in the city centre itself, car hire is recommended to move around the outskirts and surrounding environments. There are several free car parks around the city, as well as many others with easy access to the city.
Several rental companies are based in Pontevedra:
– Entreprise. Railway station. Tel +34 986 842 815 www.entreprise.es
– Avis. Railway station. Tel. +34 986 860 129. www.avis.es
– Vigorent. Gorgullón, 72. Tel. +34 986 845 916 www.vigorent.com
You can also hire cars from the airports.
The railway service from Pontevedra Station connects Pontevedra to the cities on the west coast of Galicia, the line runs to Vigo, Vilagarcia, Santiago De Compostela and A Coruña. At the station you can find all the information you will need for your trip. The train station is located next to the bus station and trains offer bookable spaces for bikes.
Pontevedra train station
Renfe Tel.+34 902 432 432
We have 3 airports in Galicia close to the Atlantic coast:
A Coruña (LCG, 170 km), Santiago De Compostela (SCQ, 75 km) and Vigo (VGO, 30 km). These cities are connected to Pontevedra by comfortable, high-speed, trains. Buses run from the airports to the train stations or there is a taxi service.
Porto airport (OPO, 170 km) is a large international airport just over the boarder. There is a bus service from the airport to Vigo, where you can then take a train or bus to Pontevedra. Rail services from Porto to Pontevedra are not recommended as they are infrequent and slow.
Visit the airports’ websites for information, timetables and services.
AENA (for Vigo, Santiago and A Coruña airports) http://www.aena.es/en/passengers/passengers.html
ANA (for Porto) https://www.ana.pt/en/