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  • Andorra Friend

    The roads will be fine at night as they are all pretty straight, although they do not have lighting. As you will not have to look out for turnings when on these roads your full beam should suffice.
    The hardest part i find at night is getting on the right roads out of Barcelona. if you have not driven abroasd before the tip is not to panic.
    When leaving the airport any sign that directs you towards Lleida (do not go all the way to lleida as it will add lots of time to your journeywill get you in the general direction. Have a map handy and if you do not end up on the A2 look out for E09 or C14 and they will get you nearly all the way up to Andorra.

    If you do not encouter problems with traffic you will get to the border of Andorra /Spain in about 2.5 hours.

    Just after Ponts (literally) there is a roundabout with and you need to go up the hill 2nd exit. Or 1st exit there is a services Food/drink toilet only, if you need a stop.

  • barcelona to arinsal


    Hi AF,

    I'm arriving into Barcelona at 8pm at night - are these good roads for night driving and how long is it likely to take.

    Thanks for your help.
  • Drivin- Barcelona Airport to Arinsal

    Andorra friend

    From the airport follow the only road outand joint the C32 signposted Barcelona/ Tarragona/ Girona/ Ronda de Dalt/ Lleida.
    At exit 16A follow signs for A2/E90 towards Tarragona/ Lleida. Join A2 direction Lleida.
    At Guissona exit join L311 towards Guissona. Do not go into Guissona just stay on this road going straight over all roundabouts.
    The L311 become the L313 although you may not notice.
    When you reach a T junction turn left and head towards Ponts.C1412
    This will be the first town you pass through. At the roundabout turn right onto C-14.
    Stay on C-14 all the way Follow signs to La Seu D'Urgell and Andorra.
    When in Andorra stay on main road to Andorra la Vella. Follow tote dricions & look for signs to La Massana (per tunel)
    When at La Massana and the road bears right and forks take the left fork and then get over to the right or you will go round again.
    Arinsal is a further 5 mins along this road.

    The above directions I have done twice on the way back. It seems daunting as they are listed as minor roads, but they are good roads and mostly traffic free.

    On your return at la Seu d'urgell, Barcelona is signposted left and right at the roundabout. Turn Right on to C14 all the way to Ponts. At the roundabout in Ponts take 3rd exit (left) onto C1412 then the 1st right onto L313 again continue straight to A2.
    When on the A2 ypou will eventually come to a situation where barcelona is Left and Right stay on A2 all the way until you see the airport signs.

    Have a great trip.

  • andy lancefield

    Thanks to Andorra Friend, our drive up and back was easy and straightforward, the traffic a bit heavy through Andorra La Vella but not unexpected.
    As for Snow chains, didn't need them in the end, but I bought some anyway as you are supposed to have them available (as well as a triangle and hi-vis jacket). Found them for sale in the first garage I tried, the Total garage on the right as soon as you cross the border, for the princely sum of E21. Bargain!
    Would definitely do the journey again, anyway, painless and cost effective way of getting the family away in half term.
  • Fingers crossed for you that you won't need them as putting them on can be more challenging than at first glance especially if you're doing it whilst the weather is bad!!
  • Hi Steve thanks for the update. Does that mean (hopefully) I will not need to put the snow chains on? I have a set booked with my hire car but I have never put any on before but watching a couple of online videos it doesn't look too difficult. As they are being supplied with a hire car in Spain I cannot practice before I set off. Can't wait now my two boys are raring to go!!

  • I've just driven to La Seu just over the border into Spain and the roads were fine. There's hardly any snow at all out of Andorra, but plenty piled up at the sides of the road in between Andorra la Vella and Arinsal. The central car park is pretty dodgy at the moment so drive carefully if you park in there!