Transportation of Spain

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The most used means of transport

Currently, there are increasingly efficient means of transport, with the aim of satisfying the needs of the people who use them daily. There are many, so many means of transport that the choice is not so easy.

The means of collective transport such as airplanes and trains, allow traveling long distances in a short time, prioritizing comfort and reducing travel times. Some of these collective means of transport are more used than others. Its use will depend on the needs of each traveler and the circumstances of the area in which they live.


Airplanes are the means of collective transport most demanded by customers. In recent years, the number of people who choose to travel by plane has increased thanks to the increasingly affordable prices offered by companies and the wide availability of times and dates to travel anywhere in a short time.

It is a very comfortable means of transport since it allows you to get anywhere in the world and has the best security measures. Airplanes are one of the safest means of transport, which is why more and more people are opting for their journeys, especially those long-haul. Although they can arise unexpectedly, that is why it is important to know what your rights are when traveling by plane.

Although the security controls and luggage check-in can be somewhat heavy because they force you to be at the airport several hours before so as not to miss your flight. Another of its great advantages is its punctuality, in general, most flights leave on time and arrive at the destination at the established time unless there is some kind of problem. For this reason and because it is the fastest way to travel, they make more and more people choose it as their first option.

Cars and motorcycles

Although they are not collective means of transport, cars and motorcycles are among the most used behind the plane, especially in daily trips. The reason is that they are able to shorten distances and offer the freedom to use them whenever and wherever you want. According to Associated European Motorists (AEA), almost 49% of people decide to use the car for most of their trips.

In the case of motorcycles, their use has increased, especially in large cities thanks to actions such as the electric motorcycle rental service or motosharing since it allows the use of electric motorcycles for seconds. To be eligible for this service, you only need to have downloaded the application and have a current driving license.

Public transport

Thirdly, public transport is one of the most used means of transport, especially to move around urban routes. Buses, the subway and commuter trains are used daily by thousands of people, especially for routine trips such as going to work. These allow to reduce pollution and are affordable. It should also be borne in mind that in many cities parking is a problem so the use of public transport is a wonderful option.


With the increase in the supply of high-speed trains in our country, more and more people use them to move between cities; they are comfortable and fast. Thanks to the speed they reach, it is possible to travel hundreds of kilometers in a very short time, although the prices are somewhat more expensive, but they have compensation systems if the train is late.

Boats or ferries

Finally, for their vacations, many tourists choose to move on cruises as they allow them to visit different cities without worries. Although it is one of the least used, the truth is that these boats and ferries allow you to move from one place to another quickly and comfortably and even allow you to travel with your own car in the hold. In the case of cruises, their offer increases every year as more and more people choose a cruise for their vacations.

Whichever means of transport you choose for your trip, don't forget to hire a Travel Insurance tailored to you, such as those offered by MAPFRE, whether it is a leisure or business trip. You will have assistance in national and international trips before any unforeseen event that occurs.

Information about Spain

Size: 506,000MM square meters (Spain is the second largest country in Europe after France).

Population size: 47 million.

Density: 80 inhabitants per square meter.

Mean Altitude: 600 m.

Highest Point: Pico de Teide (Tenerife), 3,719 m.

Tourism: Over 45 million tourists visit Spain each year (Spain is the second most visited country in the world).

Political Structure: Parliamentary monarchy (since 1978).

Regions: Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions.

Time zone: +1 GMT.

Currency: Euros ( before 2002, pesetas).

Language: Spanish (Catalan, Valencian, Gallego, Euskera are independent languages spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia and The Basque Country).

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