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How to get there
As it is one of the natural gateways to Europe, it is very well communicated, which makes our province a destination that is very easy to reach by road, sea or air.
You can comfortably travel around its 2,000 square-kilometer area by car and public transport.
The National 1, from South to North, and the A-8 toll motorway, from West to East, articulate the territory.
The Madrid-Irun N-1 road enters into Gipuzkoa through the Etxegarate Pass and passes near Beasain, Tolosa, Andoain, Donostia-San Sebastián and Errenteria before getting to Irun and arriving at France. The creation of diversions to avoid crossing the urban areas has improved the traffic during the last years.
The A-8 tool motorway covers the distance between Bilbao and the Behobia Quarter of Irun, and is the best way of getting to Bilbao or of moving through the comarcas (lands) of Gipuzkoa's coast. Another basic road is the Andoain - Irurzun (A-15) toll-free motorway that joins Gipuzkoa and Navarre. The AP-1 toll motorway, which communicates Eibar and Vitoria-Gasteiz completes the main network.
Apart from San Sebastián Airport (EAS) located in the town of Hondarribia, there are 4 others in a radius of 100 km.
The marinas in Gipuzkoa and the port of Bilbao allow pleasure boats, ferries and transatlantic vessels to dock.
Address: Terminal de Brittany Ferries, Muelle A3, Puerto de Bilbao, 48508 Zierbena, Bizkaia
Phone number: 902 108 147
Web site: http://www.brittanyferries.es/
Address: Recinto portuario s/n. Apdo.56, Pasaia
Phone number: 943 35 18 44
Fax: 943 35 25 80
Web site: www.pasaiaport.eus/en/