I cover both of them in my blog on the Camino Inglés. I hope you find my info useful. I did the Coruña arm first, then actually did bus from Mesón do Vento (just west of Bruma on the Camino) back to A Coruña, then onward to Ferrol. This is the way you must travel. It is short, easy and the buses run frequently to A Coruña. There are frequent trains and buses from A Coruña to Ferrol, and the stations are right next to one another, so you will find a schedule to suit your needs. Check my day two on the Coruña Arm for more info.
I would highly recommend a stay in A Coruña, before, after or in-between, as it is a lovely seaside town with lots to see, and I did I say beach??? You will not be disappointed.
I am not sure @Vacajoe which "causeway bridge" you are referring to for your shortcut. The highway across the Ferrol estuary is not recommended as a shortcut, and I could find no access for pedestrians both times I walked it. Also, the arm from A Coruña to Bruma is steep, so be prepared! We were very, very glad we did this in two days, not one.
Have a wonderful trip and Ultreia!
I would like to do both arms of Ingles (so from Ferrol AND A Coruna) - any advice on logistics? Thanks
Many thanks!Hi Debbie,
I think I would probably do it this way to make most of limited time and avoid retracing any part of the route.
If arriving initially in Santiago or A Coruna
Whatever combination you choose and, when it is possible to walk the Camino again, I wish you a Buen Camino.
- Santiago by bus to Ferrol or train/bus from A Coruna to Ferrol
- Walk from Ferrol to Bruma/Meson Do Vento
- Bus from Meson do Vento to A Coruna (pre-Covid there were regular buses during the day)
- Walk back along the Coruna leg to Bruma/Meson Do Vento (the two routes meet just before that point at As Travesas)
- Walk the remaining stages shared by both routes into Santiago
For info, here is a link to a route and accommodation Google map
The map shows the Camino Ingles route from both A Coruna and Ferrol, together with some of the accommodation on or close to the route. Some of the old route variations have been shown where it is known that these are still requested by Pilgrims but these are not necessarily still way-marked now...drive.google.com