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How to Get from Barcelona to Andorra

Close to Barcelona is the crossroads of three countries that border one another, Spain, France and Andorra. This area of the world is characterized by stunning mountain ranges, traditional villages, rustic architecture and excellent food. As well as it being so exciting to be able to visit three countries in one day, these wow factors that set the region apart make a tour of the area a very popular day tour from barcelona. The Spanish-French border is about 160km away from Barcelona, and the border with Andorra is about an extra 40km away from there. 

 

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Andorra – Pyrenees Mountains

 

There are three ways to travel to Andora from Barcelona and visit three countries in one day: A Welcome Pickups day trip, an organised coach tour or hiring your own private vehicle.

Comparison of the options

OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY ADVANDANGES
Welcome Pickups €720 12 Hr 24/7 Private & Customisable with an English Speaking driver
Coach €130 (per person) 12 Hr 1 per day Official tour guide
Car Hire €170+ 12 Hr 10 per day Comfortable

Welcome Pickups Tour from Barcelona to Andorra (Three Countries in one Day Tour)

Enjoy a spectacular day out to some highlights of these three fantastic countries with this tour from Welcome Pickups. You will be driven by an English speaking, local driver-guide, who will be your personal friend on the ground, taking you on the best route and giving you lots of cultural and historical context along the way. Your tour will begin by being picked up at your location of choice in the centre of Barcelona. After a brief introduction, you will head off together for this full day trip to the Spanish border and beyond, to explore three amazing countries. Along the way, your driver-guide will also point any sites of interest and make recommendations for photo stops. The tour consists of 4 recommended stops along the way.

Recommended Tour Stops

  • Baga, Spain
  • Mont Louis, France
  • Andorra la Vella, Andorra
  • Ax Les Thermes, France 

These stops are recommended, but they are not mandatory. Furthermore, a tour with Welcome Pickups is completely customisable, so if there is somewhere else you would like to visit, you can just let the driver know before heading off. The overall duration of the tour is 12 hours. It is available for groups from a single passenger to thirteen people.

How Much Will It Cost?

The starting price of the tour begins from €720 and this is for a group of 1-3 passengers. The next group size up costs €770 for 4-6 people and a group of between 7 and 13 people costs €990.

Where Do I Get It From?

Your tour with Welcome Pickups is door-to-door, so you can arrange to be picked up from wherever you prefer in the city of Barcelona. Your driver will arrive at the arranged time to pick you up before you begin your tour. When you return from the trip, your driver can also leave you at your chosen location in the city.

Convenience

The entire tour experience with Welcome Pickups is tailored to be as convenient for our customers as possible. We therefore include your personal pickup, an excellent, knowledgeable local driver, a comfortable, modern vehicle and a number of bonuses on board, including Wi-Fi. You will be driven to the key sites that make this day trip special, plus you can personalise the tour to anywhere you wish to see. You will also get a number of recommendations for places to visit during the tour, as well as back home. When the tour has finished, you will be returned to your chosen destination to unwind and relax.

Editor’s Note

These three countries are very special and it is really worth it to see them with someone who knows them well. Welcome drivers are hand-picked to provide the best experience, with a deep and passionate understanding of the places they visit with their customers.

Organised Coach Trip from Barcelona to Andorra

Getting to see three countries in one day and do a tour of the mountains at the border is an exciting and popular way for tourists to spend their time. Organised coach tour trips are a common way for people to take excursions from Barcelona to the locality. There are a number of companies offering organised coach trips with a maximum group number of 20 people. These tours are onboard a minivan and include a licensed tour guide. Most companies offer these tours in English only, however it may be possible to hire specialty tours in other languages. Tours typically last 12 hours and set off from Barcelona at 7am.

How Much Does It Cost?

Prices start from around €130 per adult and €97 per child. These prices are subject to slight variation between the company offering the tour, as well as how far in advance the tour is booked. These prices do not include lunch or other meals and beverages.

How Often Do They Run?

There are tours running every day, throughout the year. These leave only once per day, usually first thing in the morning. Some dates may be unavailable due to important national holidays or festivals, but these are rare. Please be aware that this tour is particularly weather sensitive and therefore is subject to short-notice cancellation if the weather makes it unable to continue. In such a case, you will receive either a change of date or full refund.

Convenience

This day trip is an overall convenient way to see three countries in one day, as you are in a small group and have a licensed tour guide with you. The limitations are the tight schedule that must be stuck to, meaning you have less freedom to explore if there is somewhere you particularly like. Also you have to also bear in mind that a coach trip that lasts so many hours (12 in total) might be tiring. 

Editor’s Note

Ax-les-Thermes is a French town that these tours often stop at. It is a perfect place to grab either breakfast or lunch, depending on what time you stop there. Andorra la Vella is a tax haven, so it is great for shopping.

Private Car Hire from Barcelona to Andorra

Having your own vehicle is the ultimate in flexibility for visiting the three countries in one day, as the only limitation is yourself. You can explore whichever parts of those countries you choose to and you can visit them for as long as you like. Hiring a car is very common in Barcelona, and there are plenty of rental shops around the city centre, as well as at the airport. The journey time from Barcelona to the midpoint of the three countries- El Pas de la Casa- is 2 and a half hours drive.

 

How Much Does It Cost?

There is a lot of variability in the cost of hiring a car, meaning that you could get a vehicle from as low as €60, but this could quickly cost more than €500. Factors that influence the price include vehicle type, hire company, the season it is hired, how far in advance you make a booking, where you pick it up from, if you pay online and more. As well as the cost of the vehicle, you may have to put down a security deposit, which could cost considerably more than the car rental itself. You will also have to pay for fuel and tolls. You will likely spend another €90 extra for this trip, plus parking fees.

Where Can I Pick Up a Car from?

There are lots of car rental shops in Barcelona, as well as pick up points throughout the city centre. This includes Placa de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, Barceloneta beach and the Eixample district. If you are wanting to do this trip soon after you arrive, you may want to hire the car from the airport. Typical requirements include being over 21 years old and having your licence for at least 2 years. If your licence is from outside the EU, you may need additional paperwork.

Is it Safe to Drive from Barcelona to Andorra?

Barcelona is a safe city and it is fairly straightforward to drive there. The countryside motorways are open and driving is even easier once outside of the city. It is important to be aware that this tour involves exploring the mountains, and so it is important to prepare for the weather at higher elevations, particularly in the winter months. Make sure every passenger has a relevant passport and visa or European ID card, depending on requirements, so as to have no difficulty at the borders.

Editor’s Note

There are multiple routes you can take to make sure that you explore a good portion of each of the three countries in your day. Having a GPS or maps system will help greatly in navigating your way around the area.

Frequently asked questions

How do I go from Barcelona to see three countries in one day?

You can visit three countries in one day with a Welcome Pickups day trip, an organised coach tour or with your own private vehicle.

Can I see the three countries by train?

Although it is possible to cross the border by train, there are no convenient lines from Barcelona to both France and Andorra.

How far is Barcelona to Andorra?

The distance between Barcelona and Andorra is 138 km. The road distance is 196.5 km and it takes about 3 hours to get there by car.

How far is Barcelona to the other three countries?

It is approximately 200km from Barcelona to the midpoint of the borders of the three countries: France, Spain and Andorra.

What is there to do in Ax-les-Thermes?

A popular town in the south of France, Ax-les-Thermes is well known for its natural spas and hot springs. It is also a popular place for skiing during the winter and hiking during the summer.

What is Andorra la Vella known for?

Andorra la Vella is the capital city of one of Europe’s smallest countries, nestled in the Pyrenees mountains. It is known for its tax free shopping and delightful locally produced brandy and furniture.

Can you visit three countries in one day?

It is possible to visit three countries in one day, each of which with their own exciting and unique character. It will take a long time however, so tours of the three countries typically last 12 hours.

Do I need a passport with me to visit the three countries?

Yes, you will need either a passport or European identity card to visit the three countries. You may also need relevant visas to enter the countries at their borders.

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