Almeria Airport

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS to VERA PLAYA from ALMERIA AIRPORT

NB All information is correct at the time of writing, no liability can be accepted for Inaccuracies as bus companies change schedules without notice. Web site details are given below.

At the present time, Almeria Airport is being redeveloped. There are NO toilets in the Arrivals area. If required, use the ones in the baggage reclaim area. The only refreshments are some machines dispensing hot and cold drinks outside the door from Arrivals.

Come out of arrivals, to your left, just before the car park exit, there is a bus stop which only one route uses (Route 20) which takes you to Almeria City. However, beware that not all buses on route 20 go to the city. The correct ones show ?Ca?ada, Centro? as the last destinations. (Sometimes ?centro? is referred to as ?centr?). The other buses on Route 20 are going in the opposite directionand will have ?Centro? as the first destination. If in doubt ask the driver ? ?Al Centro? ?

The fare is 95centimos and the driver will give change up to a 10euro note. The buses normally run every 50 minutes during weekdays and takes between 35 and 40 minutes. .

The bus has a display showing the name of the next stop (Pr?xima parada). The stop to get off the bus, is called ?Estacion Intermodal?. As you approach, you will see the train station in front of you. The bus station is a whiter newish building to the left of the train station. Please note, all bus stops are request stops, it is safer to press the red button for next stop requested rather than relying on the driver spotting your intentions. (The button does not make a noise).

Bus stations in Spain, including Vera, have toilets and at least one bar serving food and drinks.

You can book tickets in advance with Alsa Bus Company online at www.alsa.es. If you do not, after entering the bus station go to the ?ALSA? ticket office and buy a ticket to VERA (pronounced BEARER) (single is ?Ida Solo?, return is ?Ida y vuelta?). The information desk just inside the entrance to the bus station will tell you which platform (parada) you will need. (the platforms are laid out in a ?U? shape and the Vera Buses normally use stops at the bottom of the ?U?. NB Your ticket will have allocated you to a particular seat (asiento).

At Vera Bus Station get off and wait for a Baraza bus, route 2. (or if you prefer, there are normally taxis waiting ? Vera Playa is about 12 euros). If you take the bus, you wish to alight at Roundabout for Vera Natura (Redonda De Vera Natura).

Having got off the bus, follow separate instructions to get to your specific urbanisation.

By bus the current costs (May 2010) are:

Airport to AlmeriaEU 0.95
Almeria to VeraEU 7.69
Vera to Vera PlayaEU 1.00
TOTALEU 9.64 per person

BUS TIMES (correct at May 2010):

SURBUS ROUTE 20 AIRPORT to ALMERIA City (www.surbus.es)

Departures (Mon ?Fri) 07:33; 08:23; 09:13; 10:03; 10:53; 11:43; 12:33; 13:23; 14:13; 15:03; 15:53; 16:43; 17:33; 18:23; 19:13; 20:03; 20:53; 21:43; 22:33

(Sats, Suns and Bank holidays) 07:25; 08:55; 10:25; 11:55; 13:25; 14:55; 16:25; 17:55; 19:25; 20:55; 22:22

ALMERIA to VERA
Alsa BusDepArrRemarks
(www.alsa.es)05:3007:30Not Sunday
08:4509:45Daily No Val-Bar Dto
09:0010:00Daily
11:0013:00Daily
14:0015:30Weekdays
14:0115:31Saturday
14:3015:30Daily
15:0016:00Sunday
15:3016:35Daily
16:3018:30Weekdays
18:3020:00Daily
18:3019:30Summer Fri Sun
19:4520:45Summer Sunday
21:3022:30Daily
VERA to VERA PLAYA
Baraza Bus – Route 2DepArrRemarks
(www.autocaresbaraza.com)07:0007:16Not Sunday
08:0008:16Daily
Then everyhour until
14:0014:16Not Sunday
15:0015:16Daily
Then everyhour until
22:0022:16Daily

These instructions are reproduced by kind permission of Tony & Marilyn at www.veraparadise.com

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS from VERA PLAYA to ALMERIA AIRPORT

Go to the roundabout at the top of the main street in the naturist area, (remember the bus stops on the right side of the road opposite the bus shelter). Take Baraza Bus Route 2 to Vera Bus Station.

Go to the ?ALSA? ticket office at the end of the ?platform? and buy a ticket to ALMERIA (single is ?Ida Solo?, return is ?Ida y vuelta?). NB Your ticket will allocate you to a particular seat (asiento).

Take the bus to Almeria.

On arriving at Almeria Bus Station, leave by the main entrance, turn to the left and go to the bus stop in front of the station. This is the stop where Route 20 buses in both directions as well as buses on Route 20 that do not go to the airport, stop. Only take a Route 20 bus which shows ?Centro? as the first destination (ie it is outbound) and shows ?Aeropuerto? as a destination. Avoid buses showing ?Venta de Gaspar? as a destination. Take the bus to the airport (approx 40 minutes). The fare is 95centimos and the driver will give change up to a 10euro note.

When you enter the airport area press the red button to announce your intention to get off. (It does not make a noise).

When you get off walk back to the far end of the terminal building to departures.

BUS TIMES (correct at Autumn 2009):

VERA PLAYA to VERA
Baraza Bus – Route 2DepArrRemarks
(www.autocaresbaraza.com)08:4009:00Not Sundays
09:4510:00Daily
10:4011:00Daily
Then everyhour until
13:4014:00Daily
14:3013:50Daily
15:4016:00Daily
Then everyhour until
23:4000:00Daily
VERA to ALMERIA
Alsa BusDepArrRemarks
(www.alsa.es)07:3609:41Saturday
07:4508:45Daily
07:4509:50Weekdays
08:3010:00Weekdays
12:5514:00Not Sunday
13:0015:00Not Sunday
13:4015:40Sunday
16:2017:15Daily
17:0518:15Daily Eurobus
17:3019:00Summer Sunday
20:0021:00Summer Sunday
20:4522:45Daily
23:4000:45Summer Fri Sun

SURBUS Route 20 ALMERIA CITY to AIRPORT (www.surbus.es)

Departures Mondays to Fridays – 07:00; 07:50; 08:40; 09:30; 10:20; 11:10; 12:00; 12:50;13:40; 14:30; 15:20; 16:10; 17:00; 17:50; 18:40; 19:30; 20:20; 21:10; 22:00; 22:40
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – 06:35; 08:00; 09;30; 11:00; 12:30; 14:00; 15:30; 17:00; 18:30; 20:00; 21:30; 22:45

These instructions are reproduced by kind permission of Tony & Marilyn at www.veraparadise.com