Madrid airport (MAD) is a very good possibility because it is well communicated with Ourense by train (4 hours).
The two closest (about 100km) international airports to Ourense are: Santiago (SCQ) and Vigo (VGO).
From Madrid to Ourense:
The Airport is connected by Metro with the railway “Chamartín” station, it takes about 45-50 min and the cost is 4.5-5 euros (or you can also take a taxi).
Train Madrid-Ourense: It takes about 4h. You can buy the ticket in renfe.com. The ticket price (one-way) ranges from 18 euros in tourist and 59 in business. It is possible to take a round ticket (72 euros).
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From Santiago airport to Ourense:
There is a Bus route between the Airport and Santiago, stopping at different points in the city, including the railway and bus station. Taxi is another possibility (21 euros).
Train Santiago-Ourense takes 38 min. More information in renfe.com.
From Vigo airport to Ourense:
In this case the best option is to take a taxi, the price is about 100 euros (one way) and it takes about 1 hour.
Once in Ourense: the best option is to take a taxi to your hotel, about 5-7 euros.