LOCATION AND ACCESS
ACCESSES AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OF THE PORT OF HUELVA
From the N-431, from Seville to Portugal, or the A-49 dual carriageway, in its urban section, the Port of Huelva can be accessed via Avenidas Norte, Sur, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Real Sociedad Colombina Onubense and Tomás Domínguez. The two bridges over the River Odiel connect the port area with Punta Umbría and other coastal urban centres, or inland, along the local road that links Huelva with Corrales and Aljaraque.
The Avenida Francisco Montenegro and the bridge over the Río Tinto link the inner docks with the outer port of Huelva, which can also be accessed from the N-431 and the A-49 motorway via the N-442 and the local roads H-623 to Moguer and A-5025 to La Rábida.
The heavy-traffic road links, via the bridge over the Tinto River, the outer port of Huelva with the city’s eastern ring road and with the Seville-Ayamonte route.
The region of Extremadura is linked to both ports by the N-435 from Badajoz and Zafra to Huelva, which passes through San Juan del Puerto, with the A-49 and the N-431.
The aforementioned national, regional, local and Provincial Council roads have a flexible surface with asphalt paving on almost all of their inter-urban routes, with widths ranging from 5 to 14 metres.
Rail access to the port of Huelva is via a branch line from the Huelva marshalling yard, which is served by the Seville-Huelva line, and from which there is also a connection with the Huelva-Zafra line.
This branch line serves the industrial area of the inner harbour on its eastern and western sides, the Ingeniero Juan Gonzalo quay of the outer harbour, and the associated industrial area (Nuevo Puerto Industrial Estate, Refinery, etc.).
The Zafra-Jerez de los Caballeros goods branch line runs from the Zafra-Huelva line, which supplies scrap metal to the recently established Balboa steel plant.
The distances from Huelva to the aforementioned railway centres are as follows:
- Huelva-Seville: 109 Km
- Huelva-Zafra: 179 Km
Publication of the Information document on the Port of Huelva Railway Network, with general information, access conditions, description of access infrastructures, capacity allocation, railway services, economic and tax regime and annexes. (download).
ROADS AND RAILWAY LINES OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATION IN THE PORT OF HUELVA
The Port Authority of Huelva has a road network that amply serves its facilities and the service area. The main arteries are the Avenida de Hispano-América, the Avenida Francisco Montenegro (road to Punta del Sebo) and the Puente del Tinto bridge, which link the inner docks and the Outer Port.
Traffic from Portugal, Extremadura or Seville can easily access the Service Area from the A-49 motorway or the CN-431.
Likewise, local traffic flows smoothly, thanks to a sufficient and rational network of roads and highways.
The table shows the names and characteristics of the different roads under the Agency’s responsibility:
|Name of the road||Type of road surface||Length(m)||Width(m)|
|North Fishing Park Causeway||Flexible with asphalt pavement||2.270||10|
|North Avenue (Partial)||Rigid with asphalt wearing course||250||14|
|Avda. Real Sociedad Colombina Onubense||Flexible with asphalt pavement||120||10|
|Avda. Sanlúcar de Barrameda||Flexible with asphalt pavement||100||10|
|Avda. Hispano-América||Flexible with asphalt pavement||1.200||16|
|Avda. Hispano-América||Flexible with asphalt pavement||150||13|
|Punta del Sebo area|
|Avda. de Francisco Montenegro||Rigid with concrete pavement||4.790||16|
|Service Road No. 1||Flexible with asphalt pavement||730||7|
|Service Road No. 2||Flexible with asphalt pavement||610||7|
|Service Road No. 3||Flexible with asphalt pavement||610||7|
|New roadway between 3 and 4||Flexible with asphalt pavement||1.244||7|
|Service Road No. 4||Rigid with concrete pavement||850||7|
|Service Road No. 5||Flexible with asphalt pavement||730||7|
|Road linking the CN-442 with Avda. Francisco Montenegro||Flexible with asphalt pavement||750||7|
|Road link road and 2nd cross road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||338||7|
|Access to the Monument to the Discovering Faith||Flexible with asphalt pavement||150||–|
|Bridge over the Rio Tinto, including accesses||Rigid (concrete deck) with asphalt wearing course||1.050||14|
|Previous road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||670||14|
|Flexible with asphalt pavement||7.855||7|
|Rear road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||3.676||14|
|Flexible with asphalt pavement||3.239||7|
|1st Link road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||190||14|
|2nd Link road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||245||7|
|3rd Link road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||234||7|
|4th Link road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||219||7|
|5th Link road||Flexible with asphalt pavement||209||7|
The Port of Huelva, integrated in the European Transport Core Network (TEN-T), as a Core Port, is part of the Mediterranean and Atlantic Corridors. Huelva is one of the 11 nodes proposed by the Andalusian Regional Government as a member of the Andalusian Logistics Network, being its second most important node in terms of total traffic volume. It is connected to the rest of the peninsula by two lines:
- Huelva – Zafra
- Huelva – Seville
The Port Authority of Huelva has among its assets a railway network of about 32 km acting as its administrator according to the provisions of Law 38/2015 of 29 September 2015 on the railway sector (LSF). A large part of this network has recently been renovated with monoblock sleeper PR-01 with Iberian gauge but with the possibility of adapting to standard UIC gauge. The RFAPH is a General Interest Railway Network (RFIG) in accordance with Article 39 of the LSF.