Santiago de Compostela Transportation

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    Bus from the Airport

    by lotharscheer Updated Mar 11, 2014

    Bus between the airport and Plaza de Galicia in Santiago, stopping at different points Pazo de Congresos, Capilla San Lázaro, the bus station, the railway station, Rúa da Rosa. € 3 one way and € 5,1o retur.

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    To Santiago by bus

    by zaffaran Updated Jul 27, 2013

    I took the direct bus from Porto Airport ; no-one at the info desk knew about the bus, but it operated (Lisbon-Santiago); departure 9.45; don't believe people who say that there is no such a connection. The bus was almost empty (not surprising considering the lack of info), air-conditioned, with a very helpful driver.

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    Getting to the Camnio

    by Ribeirasacra Written Sep 21, 2012

    A car with a driver is difficult to find in Spain. They operate under the same rules as taxi companies. So take a taxi if you wish.
    I have not taken this route, but judging on the taxi fares I have recently had here in Galicia I would guess you will pay around 160€. If you have luggage, you will need a large car to fit all four and luggage in.
    The bus is the usual method of transport as there are no trains covering this route.
    All Camino information can be found out here;
    http://www.caminodesantiago.me/board

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    Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

    by suvanki Updated Jul 6, 2010

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    My second visit to Santiago de Compostela was in August 2009, during a 10 day trip to Spain.

    I booked my flight prior to my departure for Spain with Ryanair.

    Departure from Madrid Barajas Airport 09.30 Sunday 2nd August from Terminal 1 - for a 1 hour flight to Lavacolla airport, Santiago de Compostela
    I returned to Madrid the following day - Departure 16.35, arriving 17.35 approx. From Barajas airport, I caught the Metro into the city. There are also buses, taxis etc.

    This cost 87.49 Euros return including taxes etc.. I'm sure that there are cheaper prices available - especially mid week/ low season.

    The plane was full, which was probably unusual - it appeared that every other passenger was going to the Bruce Springsteen concert that evening (at Monte del Gozo, a few km outside Santiago de Compostela) - this was the main reason for my trip too, also the chance to revisit SDC.

    As the plane neared Santiago, it was very noticible how green the land below was, with fields and forests - quite different to the terrain around Madrid and Seville, where I'd spent a few days.

    The plane landed, and I was surprised to see there was a mist hovering around - when I left Santiago after my previous visit, it had been in the early hours of a winter morning, and there was thick mist then.

    Leaving the plane, it was refreshing to find the temperature was a lot cooler than in Madrid (which was in the 40's) I was also struck by the damp and slightly fusty smelling air, which I'd forgotten from my previous stay.

    Santiago is quite a small airport, and I was carrying only hand luggage, so I was soon exiting the building, and straight onto the airport bus. This bus runs in conjunction with the Ryanair flights and is run by the Empresa Freire company.
    Fare is 3 Euros 1 way /5 Euros return. The journey takes about 20 minutes or more, when traffic is busy. The Airport is located 11 km East of the city.

    It stops at Avenida de Lugo (near the train station), at the bus station (for connections to other towns in Galicia and Spain) Praza de Galicia, in the centre of town (The bus to return to the airport departs from the same stop - look for the Santander Bank), and San Lázaro (Convention centres)

    There is also a service bus to the airport, run by Empresa Freire CLICK HEREfor timetables routes etc.

    After one night in Santiago de Compostela, I returned to Madrid, again with Ryanair, and again booked pre departure.

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    Nearest Car park to the Cathedral

    by Ribeirasacra Written Jun 25, 2010

    Living only an hour away from SdC and having to visit it many times over the years I have lived here I do think the above posters are mistaken about what is the nearest car park to the Cathedral.
    It is located in the Avenida de Xoán XXIII, and is below the coach parking area. It is no more than 500 metres away from the front of the cathedral.
    The parking is secure and has CCTV as well as the occasional patrol. Cut and paste the link below for a Google map route.

    http://maps.google.es/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Avenida+de+Xo%A1n+XXIII&daddr=Praza+do+Obradoiro&geocode=FV9ajgIdKZ99_w%3BFZROjgIdt5p9_w&gl=es&hl=en&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=17&dirflg=w&sll=42.8826,-8.544756&sspn=0.00548,0.009645&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=17

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    Santiago to Porto, Portugal

    by ELear Written Apr 29, 2010

    By far the easiest way at present from Santiago to Porto (in Portugal) is by bus. Check the timetable on the ALSA site - http://www.alsa.es/portal/site/Alsa . They run every day and take three or four hours. You can get tickets at the ALSA desk at the bus station.

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    Aeropuerto de Santiago-Lavacolla

    by Redang Updated Dec 26, 2008

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    The Santiago-Lavacolla Airport is about 10 kms. away from the city centre.

    This is the link (there is an English version too).

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    Airport-City-Airport

    by Redang Updated Dec 26, 2008

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    I have decided not to write how to go airport-city because many times the schedules change, so, I prefer to add the official websites in case, as I said before, they change.

    Some ways to go from/to the airport to/from the city:

    * General: Click here (Spanish/English).

    * By Bus: Click here (Spanish/English).

    For this company:
    E. mail: info@empresafreire.com

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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Updated Nov 24, 2008

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    Santiago de Compostela is in Galicia, the northwest of Spain. From Madrid, take road A-6 and follow the signs.

    Some road distances to Santiago de Compostela from:
    - Madrid: 600 kms.
    - Sevilla: 929 kms.
    - Paris (France): 1.488 kms.
    - Zagreb (Croatia): 2.526 kms.

    Checking the website, you can find some more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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    John Lennon to Lavacolla airport

    by suvanki Updated Jan 11, 2008

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    I was lucky enough to get a Ryanair 'bargain1p flight' (£22.98 return inc, taxes etc)

    Departing Liverpool Thursday morning at 06.35, I arrived around 10.15. My return flight on Saturday left Lavacolla at 10.15 and I arrived in Liverpool around 11.35, So I had 2 days to get a taster of this fascinating city.

    Lavacolla airport is 11 km east of the city.

    An airport bus Empresa Freire company, departs from just outside the arrivals exit.

    For 3 euros this takes you into the city centre, stopping at the bus station (north east of the city centre on Rua De Rodriguez De Viguri, where You can get a bus to destinations in Galicia and further afield) and in the city centre at Praza de Galicia , which is South west of the cathedral. I understand the bus departures co incide with the Ryanair flight.

    According to my guide book, there are about 22 buses a day, some stop at the train station as well.

    A taxi costs about 15 euros to the centre.

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    Airport to the City

    by MaheshSamtani Written Apr 28, 2007

    The best way to get from the airport of Santiago to your hotel if within the city limits is by taxi. They charge a flat rate of € 16.50 which is specially interesting if you are more than 2 people. The is quite distance from the airport, aprox. 15 kilometers so a ride of aprox. 15 minutes gets you downtown and allows you to watch the views and the beautifull Galician landscape.

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    On foot

    by ncfg Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    You can go by several Santiago’s trails, the Portuguese, the Spanish and the French.
    Prepare your feet ...
    For centuries, pilgrims bound for Santiago de Compostela preferred the Ponte de Lima (Portugal) way (part of the military Roman road leading from Braga to Astorga) for its being shorter, however harder and rougher across the Labruja mountain. This Santiago route is still maintained and is among the best preserved in Europe. A milestone of this road (turned pillory) can be seen at Bertiandos, on the courtyard of a stately house. Take a look at the photo.

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    North Spain by Bus

    by alectrevor Written Dec 31, 2006

    The best way to get around northern Spain is car ,but i used the bus., which is fine. The trains don t run very often, and there is the FEVE a local narrow line train which is slow with many stops. The bus company i used the most was ALSA , the buses are modern and comforable. A website of ALSA is www.alsa.es

    Ovieda

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    Train Station

    by keltic Written May 1, 2006

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    The charming train station lies close to the city centre. You can walk down HORREO STREET from PLAZA DE GALICIA. Its about 200 metres down. There are hourly trains to VIGO, and CORUÑA and the tickets usually cost less than 6 euros. Train to Coruña takes about 45 minutes and to Vigo less about 90 minutes. Appart from that four services to ORENSE.

    Longhaul to Madrid and Bilbao. Madrid is served by to services a daily one which lasts seven long hours and a nightly one (with berths). Prices range from 30 euros each way to.....up to 200 per luxury berths.

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    Easy to reach. Airport

    by keltic Updated May 1, 2006

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    SANTIAGO LAVACOLLA AIRPORT lies about 12 km from the city centre, to the east and its served by flights from

    -MADRID (about 12 daily flights a day) served by Spanair, Iberia and Air Europa
    -BARCELONA (about 6 flights a day) served by low cost Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Spanair
    -BILBAO, SEVILLE AND VALENCIA (twice a day to each destination) served by Iberia Regional
    -ALICANTE, MALAGA (daily or several weekly flights) served by Iberia Regional
    -GENEVA & ZURICH (seasonal and weekly flights) served by Iberia and Air Europa
    -MAJORCA (daily and weekly) served by Air Berlin (daily) and Air Europa and Spanair(several weekly)
    -TENERIFE, LAS PALMAS, FUERTEVENTURA, LANZAROTE. (several weekly) operared by Iberia, Air Europa, Spanair mainly and other Spanish charter airlines.
    -LONDON STANSTED (daily) operated by Ryanair
    -FRANKFURT HAHN (three times a week) operated by Ryanair
    -ROME CIAMPINO (four times a week) operated by Ryanair
    -LIVERPOOL (three times a week) operated by Ryanair

    Also seasonal charters and flights to BUENOS AIRES, NEW YORK (NEWARK) and CARACAS

    www.iberia.com
    www.spanair.es
    www.aireuropa.com
    www.vueling.es
    www.ryanair.com
    www.airberlin.com

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