Asturias

Best time to go and how to get there

Asturias: When to Go

Unlike southern Spain, which can become uncomfortably hot between June and September, Asturias is actually at its best during these months. Temperatures are typically in the high twenties celsius on the coast, or a few degrees cooler in the hills, with plenty of sun interspersed with sporadic rain showers. It's significantly warmer and sunnier than the UK.

Snow falls, and remains on high ground, between November and April. Asturias boasts 3 ski stations, whose most reliable months are January to March. If you're into wild flowers or river kayaking, April-June is the best period. Many towns and villages host their own Feria de Abril in April; some have music or art festivals in July or August (Gijon and Aviles in particular); while some smaller mountain villages stage hazelnut festivals in October.

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Getting There

Flights from the UK to Asturias:

  • Easyjet from London Stansted
  • Vueling from London Gatwick
  • Iberia from London Heathrow

    Flights from Spain and mainland Europe:
    Air Europa, Iberia, Iberia Express, Orbest, Volotea and Vueling fly from a range of (mostly Spanish) destinations.

    Ferries from UK:
    Brittany Ferries sails from Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander; journey time is about 24 hours.

    This information is provided as a guide, with no guarantee.

  • Getting Around

    If you don't want to hire a car, the narrow-gauge Feve railway winds its way slowly but scenically across northern Spain, connecting all the main towns and some smaller villages on its 1,100km journey from Bilbao to Ferrol in Galicia.

    Once in Oviedo, normal Renfe trains link the triangle of Gijón, Avilés and Oviedo as well as stops in between.