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Fisterra to Madrid


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I am planning to walk from SJDC to Finisterre. What are my best options for, then, getting from Fisterra to Madrid to catch my plane? I don't see that either Renfe or Alsa has a direct route, so must I first return to SJDC, then train or bus to Madrid?

Thanks for any help, as always.



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Trains serve Santiago and A Coruna. Santiago probably has more buses from Fisterre. I suggest you return to Santiago for the train. The bus ride is long and uncomfortable.


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Bus back to Santiago and take a train, plane or bus back to Madrid.


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The bus from SdC stops first in beautiful downtown Madrid adding time to your journey and requires changing buses in the Madrid bus station. The bus from A Coruña is evidently direct but from Finistere you are looking at a11 hour ride. If you can afford it, the airport in SdC is small, user-friendly and much much quicker. It has been a while since I left out on the bus, I remember good service, comfortable seats, and darn few rest stops meaning one needs a football sized bladder to get through comfortably!
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