Leon hitchhiking and transport tips
León Airport is located 6 km outside the city centre in the neighbouring town of La Virgen Del Camino. It offers mainly domestic services with regular flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga and Palma de Mallora; furthermore, there is an international connection with Paris.
There are two train stations in León one on the RENFE line and the other FEVE. The RENFE station (Calle Astorga) is located across the river in the Crucero district and provides medium and long distance trains to destinations such as Madrid, Barcelona, Gijón, La Coruña and Alicante. The FEVE train station (Avenida Padre Isla 48) is right in the city centre and is the port of call for suburban services and trains to Bilbao.
The Estación de autobuses de León (León Bus Station) (Avenida Ingeniero Sáenz de Miera 4) is served by the ALSA group and offers multiple national services to La Coruña, Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gijón, Madrid, Valladolid, Málaga and Seville amongst others.
Local buses are run by ALESA. There are 14 lines in total and single tickets costs 1,20€. Check out this useful map with all the lines and stops clearly indicated. Additionally, there is a tram line that runs through the city connected the Puente Castro (Castro Bridge) and Area 17.
East towards Burgos
Go to Ctra. Leon-Valladolid (you can take the No 6 from the centre) – there is good spot just right after big rondo (roundabout). You can stand in the shadow of the trees. Traffic is average.
From the centre take the No 1 or No 8 from the centre, exiting the bus on the last stop on Av. de los Antibioticos, then walk, and walk, and walk until you are free of the city and you can start to hitch.
North towards Oviedo
Take the No 10 from the centre alighting on Av. de Asturias, before Hospital Monte San Isidro, at the Alto Leon petrol station. You can try from its exit.
West towards Astorga
Take the No 5, exiting on Av. Portugal. From here it is a little bit of a walk to Repsol garage on Av. Párroco Pablo Diez from where you can try.