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How to get the Camino

How to get the Camino

One of the main doubts that always arises to every pilgrim is how to get to the starting point chosen to begin this pilgrimage to Santiago de Copostela, and how to get back from Santiago de Compostela. We indicate the main options to help you in the election. However, once you hire the route you can request more personalized advices to our experts.

 
HOW TO GET TO THE MAIN CITIES IN THE CAMINO
  1. How to get Sarria.
  2. How to get O Cebreiro.
  3. How to get Tui.
  4. How to get Santiago de Compostela.
  5. How to get Leon.
  6. How to get Roncesvalles.
  7. Other cities: ask for information.

 

1- HOW TO GET SARRIA

 

1.1- Airport

If you want to fly directly to the Camino: Santiago international airport is the nearest one to Sarria.

From Madrid and Barcelona you have direct flights to Santiago de Compostela.

From Santiago airport to the Hotel in Sarria you can take a private transfer with us (Optional service)

 

1.2- Train

The National rail company is RENFE and you can check timetables and prices and buy tickets online. There are direct trains from Madrid and Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.

 

1.3- Bus

Santiago>Lugo>Sarria

You have to stop in Lugo and change the bus to Sarria.

From the city of Santiago or Santisgo’s airport to Lugo you can travel with the company FREIRE

From Lugo to Sarria the company MONBUS

You have to buy the tickets directly in the station of Santiago, is not posible tu buy them online.

 

Madrid>Lugo>Sarria

You have to stop in Lugo and change the bus to Sarria.

From Madrid to Lugo the National bus company is ALSA and you can check timetables and prices and buy tickets online. There are direct buses from Mendez Alvaro Station (central) Madrid and Madrid Barajas Airport to Lugo.

From Lugo to Sarria you have to travel with the company MONBUS. You have to buy the tickets directly in the station of Lugo, is not possible you buy them online.

 

2- HOW TO GET TO O CEBREIRO

 

2.1- BY CAR.

 

2.2 - AUTOBUS (Alsa bus company)

The best option is to reach Pedrafita do Cebreiro, which is a few kilometres away from O Cebreiro.

 

 2.3 - BY TRAIN (RENFE)

It is possible to get to Ponferrada by train and from here you can take the bus to Piedrafita do Cebreiro.

 

 2.4 - BY PLANE

Santiago de Compostela Airport is the best option. Then you can travel later to Piedrafita do Cebreiro.

From Santiago de Compostela Airport, there are two possibilities to get to Piedrafita do Cebreiro:

- By bus, option seen previously.

- Private transfer: pick-up at the Santiago airport and direct transfer to the Piedrafita do Cebreiro hotel. Contact us about fares.

 

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 3 - HOW TO GET TO TUI

 

 3.1 - BY CAR

 

 3.2 - BY BUS

 

 OPTION 1: SANTIAGO > VIGO > TUI

 

- From Santiago to Vigo with the company MONBUS.

 

- From Vigo to Tui with the company ATSA.

 

 OPTION 2: MADRID > VIGO > TUI

 

- From Madrid to Vigo with the company Auto Res.

 

- From Vigo to Tui with the company ATSA.

 

3.3 - TRAIN (RENFE - Railway station Guillarei)

 

3.4 - AIRPLANE

The closest airports to Tui are Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

From here there are two possibilities to reach Tui:

- By bus, option seen previously.

- Private transfer: pick-up at Santiago de Compostela / Vigo airport and direct transfer to the hotel in Tui. Contact us about fares.

 

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 4- HOW TO GET TO LEÓN

 

 4.1- BY CAR

 

 4.2- BY BUS

You can get to Leon with different bus companies. Get our advice.

 

 4.3- BY TRAIN (RENFE)

 

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5- HOW TO GET TO RONCESVALLES

 

5.1 - BY CAR 

 

5.2 - BY BUS

 

PAMPLONA > RONCESVALLES

To get to Roncesvalles you should arrive in Pamplona firstly and from here:

- By bus: with Autocares Artieda.

- Private transfer: pick-up at Pamplona bus station and direct transfer to the hotel in Roncesvalles. Contact us about fares.

 

5.3- TRAIN

The best possible option is to get to Pamplona firstly. Then from Pamplona you have two options:

By bus, option seen previously.

Private transfer: pick-up at Pamplona railway station and direct transfer to the hotel in Roncesvalles. Contact us about fares.

 

5.4- BY PLANE

You can reach the Pamplona airport.

Private transfer: pick up in Pamplona and direct transfer to the hotel in Pamplona. Consult us service fee. 

 

COME BACK FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 

If you arrived in Sarria / Piedrafita do Cebreiro / Tui / Santiago / León / Roncesvalles by private vehicle, you have two options back from Santiago de Compostela:

 

BY BUS: Please check:

1. How to get to Sarria.

2. How to get to Piedrafita do Cebreiro.

3. How to get to Tui.

4. How to get to Santiago de Compostela.

5. How to get to León.

6. How to get to Roncesvalles.

 

PRIVATE TRANSFER: pick-up at the Santiago de Compostela hotel at the time you decide and transfer directly to Sarria / Piedrafita do Cebreiro / Tui. Contact us about fares.

 

If you arrived by other means of transportation, you have the following options of return from Santiago de Compostela:

 

BUS

Central Bus Station of Santiago de Compostela. Address: Calle San Cayetano, s / n. Tel: 981 59 60 50. Connections to the main Galician towns and national and international destinations.

 

TRAIN

Renfe Railway Station of Santiago de Compostela. Address: Rúa do Hórreo. Tlf: 981 58 77 00. It has:

Two daily trains to Madrid (Talgo and Express) and one to Bilbao.

Fourteen daily trains to A Coruña, eleven to Vigo and eight to Ourense.

Links with Portugal through Vigo (three daily trains to Oporto) and to France through the line A Coruña-Vigo-Barcelona.

 

AIRPLANE

By airplane, the airport of Santiago de Compostela “Lavacolla" is at your disposal.