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Bus out of Leon to avoid city walking

Camino(s) past & future
future, Sept 2018 starting in Leon
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Buenos Dias Pilgrims, my BFF and I are starting our first pilgrimage in Chicago tomorrow. Of course, the first 3 legs will be by plane, train and bus and the final leg will be on our legs After spending her 66th BD in Madrid, taking the train to Leon and spending the night, we will be taking a bus to the edge of Leon to join the path and start our journey to Santiago. We are staying around the main plaza in Leon. Would someone be able to give us a quick reference to finding the bus that takes us close to the Camino where passes by Leon? If you see 2 happy ladies skipping up and down the trail starting 9/20, that's us! Buen Camino!
 

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falcon269

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quick reference to finding the bus that takes us close to the Camino where passes by Leon
Take the city bus from Plaza de Santo Domingo in front of the BBVA bank to La Virgen del Camino. Get off the bus at the last stop, and you will almost be at the split to choose Villadangos or Mazarife.
 
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Marbe2

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#4
If you want to go all the way to Villadangos and start there, go to the Leon Bus Station. Alsa has a bus that stops at various points..... bus station is only 5-10 minutes from center of town across the river
León at the Estación de Autobuses de León bus station, located on Avenida Ingeniero Sáenz de Miera, s/n.

Bus makes 4 stops before Villadangos.

Trobajo Del Camino (5 min)
La Virgen Del Camino (10 min)
Valverde De La Virgen (13 min)
San Miguel Del Camino (15 min)

Alsa.com
 
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#5
We took the Alsa bus at the Estación de Autobuses de León bus station, which is a short walk from central Leon to La Virgen Del Camino and walked to Villar de Mazarife, it was a lovely walk and avoids the route by the highway.
 

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andycohn

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#6
Suppementing Falcon269’s response, the last stop on that bus will be La Virgen del Camino. The street running perpendicular to the street on whoich the bus has been running is the Camino. Turn right, and a few hundred yards down is the split to choose Villadangos or Mazarife. IMHO, the way to Mazarife is far preferable, since the other route runs right along the main road.
 
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#7
I went to bus station WRONG!! I was sent across the river to Plaza de Guzman, it’s the statue/ fountain as you enter city. As you look toward Leon bus stop is at 9 o’clock. City bus every 1/2 hour takes you to la Virgin del Camino. Easy Peasy! Buen Camino
 
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#11
Take the city bus from Plaza de Santo Domingo in front of the BBVA bank to La Virgen del Camino. Get off the bus at the last stop, and you will almost be at the split to choose Villadangos or Mazarife.
While you are waiting at the ‘round-about’ bus stop in front of the BBVA bank, ask any bus driver to confirm that the number of the bus to La Virgen del Camino is 1A - (I wrote it down in last spring’s map) - it may not be easy to find the number on the schedule at the stop. And, I highly recommend taking the left hand route to Villar de Mazarife—watch for the signs and the arrows painted on the road. I have always stayed at Tio Pepe’s, but there are other nice albergues, too.
 
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#13
Buenos Dias Pilgrims, my BFF and I are starting our first pilgrimage in Chicago tomorrow. Of course, the first 3 legs will be by plane, train and bus and the final leg will be on our legs After spending her 66th BD in Madrid, taking the train to Leon and spending the night, we will be taking a bus to the edge of Leon to join the path and start our journey to Santiago. We are staying around the main plaza in Leon. Would someone be able to give us a quick reference to finding the bus that takes us close to the Camino where passes by Leon? If you see 2 happy ladies skipping up and down the trail starting 9/20, that's us! Buen Camino!
If you are in the main plaza, you are very near the Way. You won't need a bus.
 

KinkyOne

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#16
Good question - it's mine too.
Same question over and over for me too.
It's not an ugly walk. First you see San Isidro again (or for the last time?), pass the San Marcos Parador/Plaza, cross the river... OK there is some pavement walking but you can stop at the shop or first/second cafe con leche (or beer) and there are nice bodegas before Virgen de Camino (see attached photo) and then you are already out in the country. Either going left or right.
 

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