Andorra is a country in Europe according to thesciencetutor. Almost entirely hidden in the Eastern Pyrenees lies the tiny principality of Andorra, a country characterized by spectacular valleys and mountainous landscapes, bordering Spain and France. Most of the towns are on the main road that crosses the country. In many villages you will find Romanesque churches and houses in the regionally typical architectural style. Other small settlements, more unspoiled by their location off the main road, offer stunning views of the rocky landscape. Due to the snowy winters in the Pyrenees, the winter sports conditions are excellent; Fans of fast boards will find some of the best ski resorts in Europe here. In the warmer season, Andorra offers hikers wide valleys, challenging climbs and wonderful views.
Arriving by plane
Andorra does not have its own airport. However, there are regular bus services between Andorra and the airports of Barcelona (BCN – Spain) and Toulouse (TLS – France), operated by Lufthansa (LH), Iberia (IB), Swiss (LX), Austrian Airlines (OS) and Vueling, among others (VY) are served. Easyjet (U2) from Geneva and Basel and Twin Jet (T7) from Friedrichshafen also fly to Toulouse. Barcelona is also served by Eurowings (EW) from Vienna and Ryanair (FR) from Frankfurt/M. flown in.
Frankfurt/M. – Barcelona: 2 hours; Munich – Barcelona: 2 hours 5 minutes; Zurich – Barcelona: 1 hour 45 minutes; Vienna – Barcelona: 2 hours 20 minutes Frankfurt/M. – Toulouse: 1 hour 45 minutes; Munich – Toulouse: 1 hour 50 minutes; Geneva – Toulouse: 1 hour 15 minutes; Basel – Toulouse: 1 hour 25 minutes; Friedrichshafen – Toulouse: 1 hour 50 minutes
Arrival by car
By car: Andorra can be reached on the French side from Toulouse via the A61, A66 and N20, from Montpellier via the A9, A61 and N20 or via Perpignan via the A9 and N116/N260/N145. On the Spanish side, you can get to Andorra from Barcelona via Manresa on the C16/E9 with four tunnels, the N260 and N145 or via the A2, C14 and N145 via Cervera and Ponts. Bus: There are regular bus services from Spain from Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, Valencia, Lloret, Madrid, Vendrell and Málaga and from France from Toulouse. Viatges Montmantell departs from L’Hospitalet de I’Infant (France) and Salamanca (Spain) to Andorra, La Hispano Igualadina from Reus (Spain) and Autocares Lázara from Tui (Spain). Flixbus offers regular connections from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Barcelona. Tolls: There are no toll roads in Andorra. Documents: The national driving license is sufficient.
Arrival by train
Andorra cannot be reached directly by train. For the last kilometers you need the bus. The nearest train station is in L’Hospitalet (France), about 3 km from the Andorra border. From there there are connections to Toulouse and Paris. The nearest Spanish train station is in Puigcerdà, about 80 km from Andorra.
Traveling by car/bus
The road network covers 269 km. A well maintained road runs from the Spanish to the French border, passing through Saint Julià, Andorra la Vella, Les Escaldes-Engordany, Encamp, Canillo and Soldeu. There is also a major east-west link road and a smaller road to El Serrat, which is closed in winter.
Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic
Condition of the roads
About two thirds of the road network is paved and well developed.
The road network consists of 6 Main Roads (CG), 2 of which start in Andorra La Vella, and Secondary Roads (CS).
Rental cars can be booked through travel agencies and hotels.
Pitches are only available in Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany. However, taxis can be ordered from all over Andorra.
Andorra’s six lines of public transport (Transport Públic de Passatgers) operate from 7am to 9pm, every 15-60 minutes, depending on the day of the week and the season. Tip: the buses only stop if there are hand signals. The following routes are served: from Andorra La Vella to Encamp, Soldeu, Pas de la Cas, Arinsal and Ordino and from Sant Julià de Lòria via Andorra La Vella to Escaldes-Engordany. Faster express buses are also in use.
Traffic regulations: – In the mountains, traffic coming up the mountain has priority. – Telephoning in the car is only permitted with a hands-free system. – Alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰. – Maximum speed: extra-urban: 90 km/h, urban: 40 km/h. – At roundabouts, the vehicle in the roundabout usually has the right of way. However, incoming traffic has the right of way if there is a white, triangular sign with a red border and three black arrows in a circle in front of the roundabout.
The ADAC foreign emergency call offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance comprehensive assistance in the event of vehicle breakdowns, traffic accidents, loss of documents and money, and medical emergencies. The emergency number is available around the clock; In the event of vehicle damage: Tel. +49 (89) 22 22 22, in the event of illness: +49 (89) 76 76 76. The ADAC partner club in Andorra is the Automòbil Club d’Andorra (ACA), Tel. +376 80 34 00.
The national driving license is sufficient. For citizens of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate number is valid as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to take their international motor insurance card with them in order to be able to enjoy full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies. In addition, the international motor insurance card can make it easier to record accidents.