One university, three campuses
Universidade de Vigo has been consolidating since its creation in 1990 as a reference for training and innovation, both in Galicia and internationally.
We are a public university with presence in the cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo. Based on teaching, research and transfer, the three campuses of the Universidade de Vigo stand out for their specialisation while maintaining complementarity between them. These are, therefore, three specialised campuses where you can study undergraduate degrees, double degrees, master's degrees and doctoral programmes, in some thirty centres for training and research.
A network of its own centres completes the map of infrastructures for research at the Universidade de Vigo.
The campuses are also equipped with facilities for study and for training and leisure alternatives, with a continuous programme of cultural, sports and volunteer activities.
Campus of Vigo
The most common way to travel to Vigo is by car. The good connections of the city allow to reach Vigo by highway from Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Oporto.
There are three main highways arriving to Vigo:
- Madrid and Vigo are connected by the Autovía del Noroeste (A-6) and the Autovía das Rías Baixas (A-52). They are 667 kilometers away that are made in an average of six hours.
- To get to Vigo from Portugal you must take the A3 that connects Oporto, Lisbon and Braga with the Spanish border and links there to the AP-9 and A-55 that will leave you in the center of Vigo.
- To move by car through Galicia the best option is the Autopista del Atlántico (AP9), which links Vigo and A Coruña to Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela.
It is also possible to reach Vigo by bus. There are direct bus lines from Madrid, Barcelona, Asturias, Bilbao, Irún, San Sebastián, Zaragoza, Extremadura and Andalusia to Vigo. In addition, there are international bus routes that reach Vigo from Portugal and from France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany.
Bus station, Avenida de Madrid, 57
Phone: +34 986 373 411
You can reach Vigo by train from Madrid, Barcelona, Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago, A Coruña, Ponferrada, León, Bilbao, Alicante and Oporto. To travel from Madrid there are three options: the Intercity train, the Alvia train and the Hotel Train.
Vigo has two train stations, both in the city center:
- Urzaiz Station: in Plaza de la Estación, for AVE (high-speed railway) from A Coruña-Santiago de Compostela
- Guixar Station: in the street Areal, for remaining trains.
Phone: +34 902 240 202 | Renfe web
Peinador Airport (Vigo)
Vigo Airport is located 12 kilometers from the city center.
Visit Vigo Airport website for further information.
Lavacolla Airport (Santiago de Compostela)
Santiago is 90 km away from Vigo, and both cities are connected by train and by bus.
Visit the airport website for further information.
Sá Carneiro Airport (Porto)
Porto is 150 km away from Vigo, so its airport is a great option to travel to our city. Check the wide variety of available routes at the airport website.
In order to get to Vigo from Porto you can choose among train and bus (ALSA and AUTNA companies). Other options would be taxi or renting a car.
The campus of Vigo, Campus Vigo Tecnolóxico, specialises in the field of technology. It has centres of reference in research and offers specific qualifications such as industrial, telecommunications and biomedical engineering.It is the main campus of the university. It is located about 12 km from the city and has many buildings by famous architects. Besides, there are two UVigo Schools downtown. The city is located in the centre of the Ría de Vigo. It is the largest city in Galicia with 300,000 inhabitants.
Campus of Ourense
The city of Ourense is about 95 km from Vigo. The campus is integrated in the city itself. It is a city where everything is close and you can move around on foot.
Campus of Pontevedra
The Campus CREA in Pontevedra, specialises in creativity and sustainable innovation, and offers degrees that focus on the specialisation of the campus through art, communication and creativity, education, social innovation... Pontevedra is about 30 km to the North of Vigo. The main campus is on the
outskirts of the city, but well connected, a 12-minute walk from the city centre.