• Operates bus services in Galicia, in Madrid and on the island of Mallorca
  • Significant position in the growing Madrid transport market

Traditionally the Spanish bus market has been diverse, with many operators, however a number of larger bus groups are now emerging.

In 2008, Arriva more than doubled the number of buses it operates in Spain with the acquisition of Empresa de Blas y Cia S.L. (DeBlas) in Madrid.

We have focused on building a strong presence in the greater Madrid area. We now have approximately 14 per cent of the market and are well placed to benefit from any future developments.

Our growth in Spain

DeBlas contracts extended to 2024.

Arriva acquires bus operator DeBlas and its subsidiary companies in Madrid.

Arriva acquires two Madrid-based bus companies, Esfera providing school contract and private hire bus services and coach operator Autocares Fray Escoba.

Arriva buys Autocares Mallorca SL and Donate Amenguel Ramis SL of Mallorca.

Arriva acquires two bus companies in Galicia, north-west Spain: Mercancias Ideal Gallego and Transportes Finisterre.

Arriva Spain: the statistics

  • 440 buses
  • 885 employees

and growth

Find out about our history and growth

UK rail

Find out about Arriva’s UK rail bidding activities

Local bus & train information

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