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Best and reliable way to get to Santiago airport for early morning flight

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WldWil

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Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPDP - Halfway
2016 Fromista - The other half
I manage to get an airline ticket into Madrid and return tick from Santiago for the same price as a round trip through Madrid. Now That I leave in less than two months a couple things occurred to me.

My flight out of Santiago is 6:45 am. My questions are:
• How early to get to the airport.
• The best and reliable way to get there on time.

I get concerned that some transportation is not always quite on time.

Thanks,
Bill
 

Cayou

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 Villafranca to Santiago
2016 St Jean to Los Arcos
2018 24-Sept Leon to Finnisterre
bill: taxi is a flat rate from downtown, my memory is about e25. you will beat the traffic and no stops. have it set by your lodging the nite prior. enjoy.
 

WldWil

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPDP - Halfway
2016 Fromista - The other half
Sounds good. I did almost 300 miles last year from SJPP and it seemed that some places were rather laid back in scheduling.
 

trism286

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Camino(s) past & future
CF May?june 2016 from SJPP, CF last 200k May2017, CF 2018 from SJPP 18th April
The buses run from 6am so no good for you, I had a 10am flight a couple of weeks ago and the airport wasn't busy on a Wednesday.
 

WldWil

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPDP - Halfway
2016 Fromista - The other half
I fly out on a Tuesday. Not sure if I should be 90 minutes early.

I have collapsable carbon poles with screw in rubber tips I would like to try carrying on, but have a backup bag if I need to check and would need time for that. Last year things went smooth, but always trying to prepare.
 

Peter Fransiscus

Do more than just exist.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
I manage to get an airline ticket into Madrid and return tick from Santiago for the same price as a round trip through Madrid. Now That I leave in less than two months a couple things occurred to me.

My flight out of Santiago is 6:45 am. My questions are:
• How early to get to the airport.
• The best and reliable way to get there on time.

I get concerned that some transportation is not always quite on time.

Thanks,
Bill
Hi Bill , normally 1 to 2 hours before flight departure I think . Or you can ask the airline about the time you have to be there.
The taxi will cost you about €25,-
Wish you well, Peter.
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
Like you I had an early flight from Sanitago de Compostella last October. The hospitalera helped me reserve a taxi the night before and the next morning the taxi was waiting for me outside when I left the albergue about 5:00am and cost me 21 euro.
 

november_moon

Veteran Member
Definitely taxi. Its pricier than public transport, but that early in the morning, it is probably your only real choice. Taxi drivers in Santiago are good - they spend a lot of time ferrying people to and from the airport and so on. They know the drill.
 

bernhugo

Active Member
I agree with a taxi. I paid 22 Euros in 2012 from a hotel outside the city limits. He was there at the time booked the night before.
Very smooth operation. As someone previously said the drivers know their way around and are used to the procedure at the airport.
The airport itself is small and staff are friendly. Not very busy especially early morning. They opened the gates only 30 mins. before my flight.
 
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Mark Lee

Guest
That early in the morning, a taxi for sure.
I've flown out of Santiago airport three times. I got there every time about two hours early. I found it to be a good airport and never had any problems there.
 
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whariwharangi

Guest
The first bus starts its run at 0600 and gets to the airport at 0645.

Your only choice is taxi.
 

Icacos

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
......and it seemed that some places were rather laid back in scheduling.
I went to the bus stop in Santiago at the stipulated time to get the bus to the airport, only to find that the entire road was blocked to traffic as there was a demonstration coming through. I, and many others were getting increasingly concerned about how we would get to the airport. We need not have worried as the bus driver suddenly appeared and led all of us to his bus which he had parked around the corner. They weren't 'laid back' that day. :)
 

aliwalks

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2014)
I manage to get an airline ticket into Madrid and return tick from Santiago for the same price as a round trip through Madrid. Now That I leave in less than two months a couple things occurred to me.

My flight out of Santiago is 6:45 am. My questions are:
• How early to get to the airport.
• The best and reliable way to get there on time.

I get concerned that some transportation is not always quite on time.

Thanks,
Bill
My flight was a little earlier I ordered a taxi, and got there 90 minutes before flight, had time for breakfast, all good, buen Camimo!
 

Gary94123

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto (2016)
I fly out on a Tuesday. Not sure if I should be 90 minutes early.

I have collapsable carbon poles with screw in rubber tips I would like to try carrying on, but have a backup bag if I need to check and would need time for that. Last year things went smooth, but always trying to prepare.
When you check in at Ryan Airlines counter, tell them you have poles and they will ship them for free. If you try to go through security, they will send you back to the counter to have them shipped. Place them in some kind of wrapper so as not to have their tape sticking to your poles in Madrid when you receive them from baggage claim. I just went through the routine and this info will save you the nightmare of returning to the counter.
 

WldWil

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPDP - Halfway
2016 Fromista - The other half
Gary, will they let you through Madrid then with the poles?
 

Gary94123

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Porto (2016)
We put our poles back in our backpacks and had no issues with Norwegian Airlines back to Oakland, CA. The poles arrived on the carousal in Madrid, but had some trouble with the sticky tape they used to keep them together.
 

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