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    Visiting Asturias with a car hire from Oviedo Airport

    A car hire from Oviedo Airport is by far the best way to explore the enchanting Asturias region of northern Spain. Famous for its Pre-Romanesque buildings, the old, pedestrianised centre of Oviedo is an UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts visitors from all over the world. The city is also on the Camino Primitivo, an ancient pilgrimage route which starts from Oviedo and finishes in Santiago de Compostela where Saint James is buried. Oviedo Airport is the main gateway to the Asturias, a land of river valleys, pretty fishing villages and lofty mountains where wild bears and rare Iberian wolves still roam. Culture lovers shouldn’t miss the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, home to one of the world’s richest modern art collections. A car rental from Oviedo Airport from Auto Europe also provides good access to other prime locations in northern Spain, such as Galicia, the Basque region and magnificent Pyrenees mountains. Be sure to read our Spain driving information guide prior to starting out.

    Airport Information

    Oviedo Airport opened in June 1968 with an inaugural flight to Madrid. Today it is the main hub for visiting the Asturias region and other popular holiday destinations in northern Spain. The airport serves twenty destinations in six countries, including the London hubs of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

    Oviedo Airport (OVD)
    Official Name: Asturias Airport
    Website: Asturias Airport Information
    Address: Aeropuerto de Asturias, 33459 Santiago del Monte, Castrillón
    Telephone: +34 91 321 10 00
    Location: The airport is located in the town of Castrillon, 15 km (9 miles) from Aviles, 40 km (25 miles) from Gijon and 47 km (29 miles) from Oviedo (a journey time of around 30 minutes)
    Airlines operating at Asturias Airport: Air Europa, Air Nostrum, EasyJet*, Evelop, Iberia Express**, Iberia, TAP Air Portugal, Volotea and Vueling Airlines***

    *EasyJet operates flights to and from London Stansted
    **Iberia Express operates flights to and from London Heathrow
    ***Vueling Airlines operates flights to and from London Gatwick

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    All the car hire desks at Asturias Airport are located on the ground-floor in the luggage-claim area, alongside the tourist office. All the car hire at Oviedo Airport pick-up and drop-off points are located in the car park in front of the arrivals hall.


    Opening Hours


    7.30am-11.15pm Monday to Friday, 10am-3.30pm and 7.30-9.30pm Saturday and 9am-11.30pm Sunday


    7.30am-11.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am-10pm Saturday and 8.30am-11.30pm Sunday


    7.30am-11.30pm daily

    Airport Facilities

    Oviedo Airport has one terminal building with fourteen check-in desks on the ground-floor and a total of nine boarding gates located on both the ground-floor and the first-floor. With a dedicated information desk situated close to the check-in desks on the ground-floor, the airport caters well for handicapped people and other passengers with reduced mobility. The airport’s management company Aena offers free Wi-fi for passengers who register with the ‘Airport Free Wifi Aena’ network via e-mail, Facebook, Linkedin or as an Aena Club Client. After that, the log-in process is quick and gives passengers the option to access the Internet with multiple devices. Oviedo Airport has a large duty-free area in the departures area with a good choice of bars, cafés and eateries such as La Pausa, an upmarket grill restaurant with a hot and cold buffet. For passengers concerned about their luggage, a baggage-wrapping service is available near the check-in desks on the ground-floor.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    By Car

    Asturias Airport (OVD) is located 47 kilometres (29 miles) from Oviedo and is easily reachable by car via the A-66 and A-8 motorways. Journeys take around 30 minutes and the approach to the airport is facilitated by a convenient ring-road system.

    By bus and taxi

    Bus is the most cost-effective way of travelling between the airport and the centre of Oviedo. The bus stop is on the right (just past the taxi rank) as you exit the arrivals area and buses run every day from early morning until late at night, with journeys taking about 40 minutes in each direction. Taxis cost around €50-55 and take around 30 minutes; the airport’s taxi rank is located right outside the main door of the arrivals area. Oviedo’s coach station is conveniently located in the centre of town, right next to the railway station, and there are coach services to most towns in the Asturias region as well as most other parts of northern Spain. Madrid, Seville and Barcelona are well served from Oviedo coach station, while some international operators also link the city with Paris, Brussels and Geneva.

    Parking Tips

    Oviedo is a walker’s city and best explored on foot, particularly the historic centre which is over a thousand years old with very narrow streets, which means that there’s limited space for parking. Nevertheless, there are plenty of car parks in close proximity to the city centre, most notably around the bus and railway stations. But be advised that in the summer months of July and August, the city is very busy with tourists both from Spain and abroad, so parking spaces are more in demand than during the quieter periods of spring and autumn. With on-site parking available, some centrally-located hotels such as the Hotel Nature Oviedo and Ayre Hotel Ramiro I remove the stress of visiting the city’s downtown areas.

    Useful links

    Oviedo Tourist Information