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transportation to and from Haro

I am making plans to travel to Spain next year. I am having a difficult time finding public transportation from San Sebastian to Haro, and then from Haro to Barcelona.

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I see results in Google and RometoRio, so it could be an issue with the date on the search function. Looks like you change at Miranda de Ebro for Haro--check Renfe train and Alsa bus. Second leg also Renfe or Alsa. You may just need to wait closer to see the exact schedule, but just put a dummy date in those websites to see typical schedule for the month you are going.

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268 posts

Well, there´s no direct link between Donostia-San Sebastian and Haro, no logical reason for it. There are two buses daily from D-SS to Logroño, and then it´d be the bus to Haro. Haro to Barcelona direct does not make any sense except if you take Logroño or any other big town as the starting point.

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67 posts

Thanks MikelBasqueGuide. I looked at schedules (Rome2Rio) and it looks like there are almost hourly buses from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz. There are also almost hourly buses from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logrono. Again, many options from Logrono to Haro. Am I reading those schedules correctly? The tip about Logrono being a better jumping off point has eased my frustration considerably. I'm seeing a couple of trains (OMIO) out of Logrono to Barcelona...about 6 hours of travel. Please let me know if I'm missing something with these routes.

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268 posts

Thanks MikelBasqueGuide. I looked at schedules (Rome2Rio) and it looks like there are almost hourly buses from San Sebastian to Vitoria-Gasteiz. There are also almost hourly buses from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logrono. Again, many options from Logrono to Haro. Am I reading those schedules correctly? The tip about Logrono being a better jumping off point has eased my frustration considerably. I'm seeing a couple of trains (OMIO) out of Logrono to Barcelona...about 6 hours of travel. Please let me know if I'm missing something with these routes.

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Donostia-San Sebastian has frequent bus links to the capital of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, it makes sense as it´s within the same political entity, the Basque Country. Vitoria-Gasteiz has many links with Logroño, in neighboring La Rioja Autonomous Community, and Logroño is in effect well linked with a relevant town like Haro. Logroño is the capital of La Rioja (not to be mistaken with Rioja D.O.C. wine region, that comprises several Communities). Your information is correct and it´s just a question of matching times and routes.

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67 posts

Thank you dlindstrom. That will cut out one leg of that trip! This travel forum is awesome!

My girlfriend and I visited Haro in October 2021. We took a train from Zaragoza to Haro and then for our return we scheduled a taxi to drive us from Haro to Logrono and we took a train from Logrono to Madrid. The cab fare wasn't bad (or I would remember, so prob. less than 50 euros). Our hotel (Los Agustinos, which I highly recommend) helped arrange the cab, since we needed to be picked up very early in the morning.

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67 posts

Thanks for all of the good feedback. Based on a recommendation from someone on this thread, I've decided to change our home base to Logrono. It will make it easier for our visit for many reasons.

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4476 posts

Smart choice. There’s much more to do, and more shops and restaurants, in Logroño than Haro which is fairly small.