Pamplona Airport is located only four miles south of the city and accepts flights from Madrid
Book your car hire online in advance and you might be able to take advantage of our regular special offers. In any case prices start from around 100 euros a week for a basic car but check out our other cars online – you may decide you want to spend an extra few euro and get a bigger or more luxurious car.
Car Rental Policies:
You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.
Collecting your Hire Car:
You can collect a pre-booked hire car at the airport, the desks are found immediately opposite you as you exit the baggage reclaim.
Pamplona Airport (PNA)
is the main airport serving Pamplona. The primary route from the airport to the city center is the PA-31, which takes you directly into the heart of Pamplona.
Here's a comprehensive guide on using a car in Pamplona, starting from the Pamplona Airport:
Driving in Pamplona:
- Driving Side: In Spain, including Pamplona, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Speed Limits: In urban areas, the speed limit is typically 50 km/h. On main roads outside towns, it's 90 km/h, and on motorways (autopistas) and dual carriageways (autovías), it's 120 km/h.
- Seat Belts: Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers in the vehicle, both in the front and back seats.
Parking in Pamplona:
- Blue Zones: These are paid parking zones in the city. You can park for a maximum of 2 hours.
- Parking Garages: There are several underground parking garages in the city where you can park for longer durations.
Places to Visit and Scenic Routes:
- Running of the Bulls: Pamplona is famous for its annual San Fermín festival where the running of the bulls takes place.
- Pamplona Cathedral: A historic cathedral located in the heart of the city.
- Scenic Route: Drive through the Navarre region to explore its diverse landscapes, from the Pyrenees mountains to the Bardenas Reales desert.
- Roads are generally in good condition. However, like most cities, Pamplona's streets can be busy, especially during the San Fermín festival.
- There are toll roads around Pamplona, especially if you're heading towards San Sebastián or Bilbao. Ensure you have cash or a credit card handy.
- Pamplona and its surrounding areas have plenty of fuel stations. Many of them are open 24/7.
- Road signs are clear and follow international standards. They are in Spanish, but the pictorial signs are universally recognizable.
Distance to Nearest Towns/Cities:
- San Sebastián: 82 km
- Bilbao: 157 km
- Logroño: 92 km
Emergency Telephone Number:
- The general emergency number in Spain, including Pamplona, is 112.
- If visiting during the San Fermín festival, be prepared for road closures and heavy traffic in the city center.
- The region of Navarre, where Pamplona is located, offers a mix of mountainous and desert landscapes, so be prepared for varying driving conditions.
- Parking can be challenging in the city center, especially during peak tourist season. It's advisable to book accommodation with parking or use public transport when exploring the city.
Driving in Pamplona offers the freedom to explore the city and its beautiful surroundings. With its rich history, cultural events, and diverse landscapes, Pamplona is a captivating destination to explore by car. Always be cautious and familiarize yourself with local driving regulations and customs.