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Current intel on non-walking options for Finisterre

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2021
We are completing the Camino in early November and had booked a day trip to Finisterre through CaminoWays. Now they say their local provider is not offering the Finisterre service. Past posts on this question are now a few years old, but it appears Monbus is still in operation, and Rome2Rio offers a bus ride as well. We have not allocated time for walking to Finisterre, so we are looking for recommendations on getting there and back some other way -- bus, car, taxi, etc. Thank you!
 
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trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
We are completing the Camino in early November and had booked a day trip to Finisterre through CaminoWays. Now they say their local provider is not offering the Finisterre service. Past posts on this question are now a few years old, but it appears Monbus is still in operation, and Rome2Rio offers a bus ride as well. We have not allocated time for walking to Finisterre, so we are looking for recommendations on getting there and back some other way -- bus, car, taxi, etc. Thank you!
You can take the regular bus - Monbus, or there are many tour companies that have tours that include Finisterre and Muxía along with several other interesting sights including the only waterfall in Europe that falls directly into the sea, and the world's largest horreo.
There are usually several companies passing out flyers near the Cathedral. They let us get off in Finisterre, where we spent the night, then continue on the next day to Muxía and back to Santiago.
If you take Monbus, note that there are "local" buses that will stop in every little town along the way, and direct buses that are much quicker.
 
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Anhalter

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Year of past OR future Camino
2019 CF
I did rent a car for 20-something euros for 1 week in 2019. That kind of rate might not be available this year, and you have to figure in the rental company trying to rip you off (which happens about 2/3 of the time and might put stress on you if you are not used to it) and also driving in spanish traffic (which i personally like).
Might be an option, i don't know...
(gas comes on top)
 
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For two or more people, with a time constraint, it might be worth renting a car. Having your own wheels gives you the freedom to stop where you like, spend as much or as little time in the places you stop, store your bags in the trunk while you wander around, and make a beeline for the airport in time for your flight.

There isn't a lot of traffic but roads around Finisterre can be narrow and winding. It rains a lot. Whether driving in those conditions fits your idea of an enjoyable way to spend a day or two ... only you can judge.
 

Albertagirl

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
When I had finished my first camino, I was done walking but I had extra time and decided to go to Finisterre and Muxia by bus. For information, I went to the Galician Tourist office, in central Santiago, a few minutes walk from the Cathedral. They gave me information about bus routes and a printed schedule. Buses went several times a day, and it was necessary to change to get to Muxia. I never considerred a tour and found that I could manage on my own quite well after my walk to Santiago, but it was useful to have the information. I expect that the information desk at your accommodation in Santiago will be able to give you the address for the Galician Tourist office.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2019
We are completing the Camino in early November and had booked a day trip to Finisterre through CaminoWays. Now they say their local provider is not offering the Finisterre service. Past posts on this question are now a few years old, but it appears Monbus is still in operation, and Rome2Rio offers a bus ride as well. We have not allocated time for walking to Finisterre, so we are looking for recommendations on getting there and back some other way -- bus, car, taxi, etc. Thank you!
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After my first Camino my son had flown out to meet me. We hired a car, there are a number of offices near the railway station. We were able to follow the Camino Finisterre route and take in the Muxia Circuit. We had several pleasant stops and managed it easily in a single day. If there is more than one person travelling the cost of car hire was not that different from the excursion trip at that time. I did have a friend who used the scheduled bus service but this did not allow much time at Finisterre and she was not able to stop off on the way. However I believe the fare was not expensive.
Buen Camino
Vince
 

lt56ny

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
You can take the regular bus - Monbus, or there are many tour companies that have tours that include Finisterre and Muxía along with several other interesting sights including the only waterfall in Europe that falls directly into the sea, and the world's largest horreo.
There are usually several companies passing out flyers near the Cathedral. They let us get off in Finisterre, where we spent the night, then continue on the next day to Muxía and back to Santiago.
If you take Monbus, note that there are "local" buses that will stop in every little town along the way, and direct buses that are much quicker.
As I hope to do the loop from Santiago to Muxia and Finisterre and whe I walked to Finisterre 8 years ago I didn’t see either of these sites. Where are they. Too lazy to read about them now. 😛
 

trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
As I hope to do the loop from Santiago to Muxia and Finisterre and whe I walked to Finisterre 8 years ago I didn’t see either of these sites. Where are they. Too lazy to read about them now. 😛
I don't know exactly - somewhere between Santiago and Finisterre, but not on the Camino. That's why it was fun going on the bus - I saw places I hadn't seen while walking. 😉
 
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lt56ny

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I don't know exactly - somewhere between Santiago and Finisterre, but not on the Camino. That's why it was fun going on the bus - I saw places I hadn't seen while walking. 😉
Well maybe it is posted or when I am in Finisterre I can get some info on visiting them. Thanks
 

gerardcarey

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Year of past OR future Camino
CFx2, CPx1
We were approached to see if we would like to share a rental car with two other pilgrims for one day.
A most enjoyable day.
Muxia, then Finisterre for a beautiful relaxed lunch, sightseeing, then back to SDC.
Regards
Gerard
 

Myra Ramsay

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Year of past OR future Camino
SDJP to SDC 2016
Porto to SDC, Finisterre, Muxia, Camino Ingles 2017
Camino del Norte 2019?
The longest horreo is on the Hospital to Muxia route. Stayed the night at the wonder albergue in Dumbria. Can’t remember exactly where it is.
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