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. Access our specific section where you will find all possible options for getting to Pamplona: by car, bus, rail, air, or taxi.
During Sanfermines we recommend not using your car, because many streets are blocked to traffic and it is difficult to find somewhere to park. There are free and paying car parks, however, some of them specially set up for the Sanfermines at certain entry points to the city (a kind of 'park-and-ride' system). The Tourist Office will give you detailed information.
Parking zone tow trucks are in operation during the Sanfermines, so it is a good idea to park your car properly and pay attention to prohibition signs.
Take precautions against possible theft; do not leave any objects in view in the car.
In Sanfermines it is advisable to walk or use public transport. Vehicle traffic is chaotic, especially in the area around the Old Part. This area is, indeed, closed to traffic during the fiesta.
There is a good route network of city buses, with a frequency of between ten and fifteen minutes on each route. There are also night buses to the suburbs on the outskirts of the city. There is a customer service phone number of the City Transport Service of the Area Services Board of the Pamplona basin: 948 423 242. Download San Fermín services and see the bus schedules to nearby campsites.
Another option is to take a taxi. Fares are officially set and are metered. In Pamplona, in contrast to other cities, taxis do not usually stop in the street, so the best option is to find a taxi rank or order a taxi by telephone: Tele Taxi San Fermín (Tel.: 948 351 335).