Airport arrival: There is one small airport that services Zaragoza, small in the number of flights sense but it has looonnnggg runway that was a Space Shutlle diversion site! RyanAir has been steadily expanding its presence at the airport and offers connections to their principal bases and destinations in Spain. Also, there is a daily flight from Madrid to Zaragoza with Iberia. Apart from that, the flights are package flights for vacations purchased by travel agencies.

There is a bus which runs from the airport to the city center about every hour and half. The cost is about 1,80Eur and if you ask at information, they will show you were the pick-up station is as well as various drop off places in the city. The ride is about 30 minutes long, depending upon traffic. It is probably the best way to get to the center if you do not have a car, the only downside is that sometimes you have to wait for the city bus.

Taxis are also very available outside the airport and depending upon when you catch the taxi and where you are going, the ride can cost anywhere between €15-25.

Look Zaragoza airport website (official) for more information or alternatively http://www.uniquespain.com/zaragoza-a...

Train: There is one, central train station in Zaragoza. If you are a first time visitor to Zaragoza, probably the easiest thing to do is catch a taxi from the station to the center or wherever you are going. Also there is a bus line (number 51) from the station to Plaza Aragon(downtown). (On the webpage Renfe.com you can purchase some tickets on-line otherwise you have to purchase them from the station directly. On the webpage www.tuzsa.es you can check the bus lines, but only in spanish)

Bus: As for arrving from another city by bus, it is probably the worst possible option as the bus system is horrible in Zaragoza. If you have the chance, the train is much better even though it is more expensive.  Currently, there are several bus stations throughout the city that service different companies and different cities.  By May of 2007, they should have a new system which will direct all bus travel to the train station so things will be less complicated but until then, it can be confusing trying to figure out which station to go to,etc.. Save yourself a lot of time and hassle and use the train.

One extra note about the city bus system. Currently (as of May 2006) the fare for each person each way is 80 cents. If you plan on staying in the city for a few days and want to use the bus system often, the most economical choice is to buy a "Bono Bus" which costs about €5.00 and will give you 10 rides. You can share this between people just punch the card as soon as you get on the bus, by using the punch box. If is very simple and you can purchase these "Bono Bus" passes at any tobacco store or kiosko.

If you plan on staying in the city center during your trip and visit the tourist areas, you can see all on foot.

 The following site details the new arrangements with the bus and train station now in one multi modal building:

http://www.uniquespain.com/zaragoza-s...