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miguel_gp

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Hi,

Does anyone know if you can purchase bus tickets in adavance (and if so how far in advance) for the Finisterre - Santiago bus route? I will be travelling back to SdC with two friends on the 24th July and anticipate the buses being quite busy that day. It seems from the Monbus website that you cannot purchase via the internet but only via a ticket office or on the bus. I am walking through Santiago a few days before the 24th so was hoping that I may be able to purchase tickets from Finisterre either at the bus station or an outlet in the center of the city.

Any advice gratefully received.
 

miguel_gp

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Thanks Falcon. I reaad some stuff about advanced ticket holders being allowed on first but the driver didn't necessarily announce that it was the case, so I guess we better get our elbows out and make some room!
 

FLEUR

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Buy the tickets at the bus office. We were told that if the bus is full they put on another one. We bought tickets on the previous day, joined the queue next morning and the full bus left on schedule. I don't think there was any need for an extra bus service that day.
 

FLEUR

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@Falcon

We used the bus at the end of first week in October 2016. Staff at the bus office told us about putting on an extra bus. However on the day we travelled we didn't see this information put to the test.
 

algrann

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Camino(s) past & future
may (2018)
Is it better/easier to finish at Muxia rather then Finesterre? Doing the camino next year and reading for info. 1st camino and already excited!!
 
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whariwharangi

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Hi,

Does anyone know if you can purchase bus tickets in adavance (and if so how far in advance) for the Finisterre - Santiago bus route? I will be travelling back to SdC with two friends on the 24th July and anticipate the buses being quite busy that day. It seems from the Monbus website that you cannot purchase via the internet but only via a ticket office or on the bus. I am walking through Santiago a few days before the 24th so was hoping that I may be able to purchase tickets from Finisterre either at the bus station or an outlet in the center of the city.

Any advice gratefully received.
The website says you can only buy a ticket from the bus driver or the ticket window. I don't recall there being a 'ticket window' at the Fisterra bus stop (no formal bus station) ... though it might refer to the 'mom and pop' kiosk across the street. So ... no ticket in advance.
 

FLEUR

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Camino del Baztan 2018
You can definitely buy a ticket for next day travel . Buy it at the Monbus office / shop . It's on the right as you walk into Finisterre town.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Is it better/easier to finish at Muxia rather then Finesterre?
You could visit both. I walked to Finisterre and then both of us walked from there to Muxia. We took two days but it can be done in one. I suggest doing the walk in that order but there is more bus service to Santiago from Finisterre than Muxia. My feeling is that Finisterre is a tourist beach town and Muxia is more of a coast town. The church at Muxcia right on the headland makes a good end to a religious camino.
 

miguel_gp

Veteran Member
Thanks all for your advice.

Just as a follow up to this, I also contacted Monbus and they confirmed that tickets can only be bought from Ticket Offices and from the driver and only on the day of travel (i.e. no advance purchase). However they were looking to add routes soon to their online offering so to keep an eye on the website as this may be made available for the Fisterra route.
 

FLEUR

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Camino del Baztan 2018
" only on the day of travel (i.e. no advance purchase)."

Thanks Miguel. This note on advance ticket purchase must have changed since October 2016, we bought our bus tickets the previous day at their Ticket Office in Finisterre.
 

miguel_gp

Veteran Member
I am only quoting what they said. I would surprised if you couldn't buy ahead at least a day! I will divert from the Ingles on my way into Santiago and try at the bus station before walking out to Fisterra.
 

FLEUR

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At Finisterre as you follow the signed Camino route into the town the ticket office is on the right in Santa Catalina. The bus departs from outside the municipal albergue.

Buen Camino. I see you live in the next county to me, small world!
 

algrann

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
may (2018)
Thanks for the ibfo. I was asking if it would be easier to get a bus from Finesterre or Myxia, but readung the posts, probably as easy at either end.

From Santiago to see both would that be 4 days or 5 hiking? From what i have read, i am thinking of going first to Muxua and then down to Finesterre, and return to Santiago to catch the train to Madrid to go home.

Thanks to Rick of Rick and Peg and Falcon269 for replying.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
From Santiago to see both would that be 4 days or 5 hiking?
There is an online guide to Fisterra and Muxia from Santiago available here:
http://www.caminodesantiago.gal/documents/17639/155453/Fisterra Muxía - Plano - EN.pdf?version=1.0

There is a version 1.0 but I do not see either a version 1.1 nor a version 2.0.

The guide gives the following three day walks:
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Muxia
Santiago-Negreira-Olveiroa-Fisterra

But you can add a one or two day walk between Fisterra and Muxia in either direction. The town of Liraes in between has accommodation.

From what i have read, i am thinking of going first to Muxua and then down to Finesterre, and return to Santiago to catch the train to Madrid to go home.
Use this page to get the Finisterre/Santiago bus schedule:
http://www.monbus.es/es/rutas-puntos-de-venta/465/viajar-fisterra-santiago-de-compostela/

The pdf webpage with the Muxia bus schedules has been moved or removed and I'm having trouble finding anything that will point me to the current webpage.

The Santiago/Muxia bus schedule can be seen at
http://www.grupoferrin.com/gestion/descargas/docs/Santiago - Bertamirans - Negreira - Muxia.pdf
 
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Marietjie

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010
September 2017
Can anyone tell me the price of the bus ticket from Santiago to Finistere?
 

Marietjie

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010
September 2017
Sorry for asking the following on this thread, but I struggle a bit with the threads. Can anyone recommend a private albergue in Santiago where we can stay for 3 days after our walk?
 

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