Has anyone gone this route and possibly have a recommendation for a particular driver?
My husband and I will be traveling Spain and Portugal for 3 weeks in August. Starting in Barcelona, ending in Madrid. Portugal in the middle. I had originally planned to rent a car but with all the great public transportation, as well as limited parking and narrow streets, I decided against it.
Problem is I cant figure how to get from one country to the other. I know the options I am just not a fan of most.
Several trips in and out of the airport on vacation does not sound that appealing. Do you still need to arrive 2 hours before the short flights?
Train trip is way too long to me between San Sebastian and Porto.
Private driver is way expensive but wonder? Since it is door to door, we will not have to pay transfer getting to and from hotel. We would have to purchase flight plus checked luggage fees.
Does the cost difference justify a driver that would allow us to see “whatever” is in between with a ground transfer?
Finally, as we are not opposed to driving, gives us more freedom in route, does anyone know if it is more cost effective to rent a car one way and pay the high drop off fee?
I know this is a lot and I’m all over the place but I just can’t seem to get a true grasp on this.
Any help is so greatly appreciated.
Also, I assume I will face the same dilemma leaving Southern Portugal to return to Spain.
Thank you in advance for any insight.