Navarra is located between the two main Spanish ports of Bilbao (159 km) and Barcelona (434 km). The Port of Bilbao is one of the most important transport and logistics centres in the European Atlantic Arc. The UK, Russia, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries are among its main markets.
Alvia, the high-speed train, connects Pamplona to Madrid in less than 3 hours and to Barcelona in 4 hours. In 2022, the plan is to integrate Navarra’s rail system in the European train network. The new high-speed network will cross Navarra. This new infrastructure will connect the existing high-speed line (Seville – Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona) to the “Basque Y” (connection to the European high-speed network).
There are 4 daily flights to Madrid, 1 daily fligth to Barcelona and 2 per week to the Canary Islands. From Pamplona, you can also access the international airports of Bilbao, Zaragoza, Biarritz and Bordeaux in less than two hours by car. The main cargo service airports for Navarra are Vitoria (97 km to the west) and Zaragoza (182 km to the east). These two airports are in the fourth and third position, respectively, in the list of main cargo airports in Spain.
Navarra also has the Noáin Intermodal Terminal, a freight logistics centre that is connected by train to the BEST (Barcelona Europe South Terminal) container terminal, located in the Port of Barcelona, which is considered one of the most modern and efficient maritime terminals in Europe, as well as the Port of Bilbao. This infrastructure, which is located in the Noáin Rail Logistics centre, is connected by road to the urban transport system of Pamplona and other cities in the north of Spain (Zaragoza, Irún, Logroño, Bilbao, etc.). The fact that it integrates both road and rail operations is what makes it intermodal.