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 Almeria EU 0.95
Almeria to Vera EU 7.69
Vera to Vera Playa EU 1.00

TOTAL EU 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 Bus

Dep

Arr

Remarks

(www.alsa.es)

05:30

07:30

Not Sunday

08:45

09:45

Daily No Val-Bar Dto

09:00

10:00

Daily

11:00

13:00

Daily

14:00

15:30

Weekdays

14:01

15:31

Saturday

14:30

15:30

Daily

15:00

16:00

Sunday

15:30

16:35

Daily

16:30

18:30

Weekdays

18:30

20:00

Daily

18:30

19:30

Summer Fri Sun

19:45

20:45

Summer Sunday

21:30

22:30

Daily

VERA to VERA PLAYA

Baraza Bus - Route 2

Dep

Arr

Remarks

(www.autocaresbaraza.com)

07:00

07:16

Not Sunday

08:00

08:16

Daily

Then every

hour until

14:00

14:16

Not Sunday

15:00

15:16

Daily

Then every

hour until

22:00

22:16

Daily


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 2

Dep

Arr

Remarks

(www.autocaresbaraza.com)

08:40

09:00

Not Sundays

09:45

10:00

Daily

10:40

11:00

Daily

Then every

hour until

13:40

14:00

Daily

14:30

13:50

Daily

15:40

16:00

Daily

Then every

hour until

23:40

00:00

Daily

VERA to ALMERIA

Alsa Bus

Dep

Arr

Remarks

(www.alsa.es)

07:36

09:41

Saturday

07:45

08:45

Daily

07:45

09:50

Weekdays

08:30

10:00

Weekdays

12:55

14:00

Not Sunday

13:00

15:00

Not Sunday

13:40

15:40

Sunday

16:20

17:15

Daily

17:05

18:15

Daily Eurobus

17:30

19:00

Summer Sunday

20:00

21:00

Summer Sunday

20:45

22:45

Daily

23:40

00:45

Summer 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