WELCOME TO PAMPLONA - WELCOME TO SANFERMIN
TRAVELING TO PAMPLONA: Pamplona is a city with good communications but transport is heavily booked during the period of Sanfermines, so it is advisable to make your travel arrangements in advance. Buses are available from most capital cities in Spain and flights are available from Air Nostrum, Air Europa and Iberia at the Local Airport. Arriving by car is also an option although parking spaces are not ready available due to the big numbers of visitors. Trains are also an option.
WHERE TO SLEEP: There is a wide range of accommodation during San Fermín: hotels, hostels, guesthouses, campsites, flats and private rooms. Booking in advance is a must as the first days of San Fermin and the weekend are always almost fully booked. Check our Flats section for details
WHERE TO EAT: Pamplona has an enormous variety of options for eating out, from sandwiches in bars to a meal in a high-class restaurant. Remember that prices rise quite considerably during the fiesta, although it is possible to eat out at a reasonable price. Check our Restaurants selection.
TRANSPORT IN THE CITY: During the festival, it is advisable to walk or use public transport. Vehicle traffic is chaotic, especially around the Old Part as the area is closed to traffic during the fiesta. There is a good network of city buses, with a frequency of between ten and fifteen minutes at daytime and there are also night buses to neighborhoods of the city. Another option is to take or call a Taxi.
PARKING: There are free and paying car parks, however, some of them specially set up for the Sanfermines at certain entry points to the city. The best idea is to park your car properly on a designated area and pay attention to prohibition signs. Beware of thieves as they operate very actively during the festival, so make sure you do not leave any belongings in the car.
BANKS: Opening hours are from 9:00-14:00 hours monday to friday except for July 7th. Saturdays might be open during the festival until midday. for 3 hours in the morning, Generally speaking Euro is the only currency accepted although you might find some hotels that accept Dollars. Banks change only certain currencies. Non european ones tend to be a problem. Automatic cash machines are ready available in town although tend to be very busy during the festival so is good you make sure you have a good supply of cash for your arrival. Credit cards are widely accepted: Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
INTERNET CAFES: There are few places in Pamplona where you can use Internet as most internet cafes are gone due to the WIFI availability in many bars and restaurants. Check for the WIFI sign or ask the owner for the password to connect with your own devices.
LEFT LUGGAGE: During the Fiesta you can leave your luggage in the Left Luggage Office in the school in Plaza San Francisco. It is open uninterruptedly from 4th July at 08:00 until 16th July at 14:00 or in the bus station with shorter opening hours (06:00-23:00).
POST OFFICE: Main office: Tel: 948 207 217 – Paseo de Sarasate. Opening hours: Midweek: 08:30-20:30. Saturday: 09:30-13:00. No service on July 7th and Sundays.
In San Fermín, Pamplona city provides special services for the visitors. Check and download the SF_ MAP
Tlfno: 848 42 04 20 - Fax: 848 42 46 30 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Info Service: Palacio de Condestable; Calle Mayor, 2
Tlfno: 948 420100 – 010 - E-mail: email@example.com