We are planning to walk the Camino Frances with a group of 10 to 15 people. We want to travel from León to Sarria by bus or train on April 28th. Can anyone tell us what is the cheapest or easiest way to do this?
Thanks a lot!
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I took the afternoon train to Sarria from Leon. I had to change trains in Monforte de Lemos & wait an hour or so for the train to Sarria. I had to buy 2 tickets: one to Monforte, then when I got there, the ticket to Sarria.
I too am planning to travel from Leon to Sarria. I've found train and bus web sites but am running into major difficulties getting the on-line systems to take my reservations and payment. My bank assures me there is no problem with my credit card; therefore, I can only assume the issue is within Renfe or ALSO's on-line systems. Anyone out there had this problem and know a solution? Or, do I just need to take my chances and wait until I arrive in Leon to try to purchase tickets? Thanks for any help you can provide.
In my experience trains are more expensive than travel by bus. From Leon there are buses to Lugo (ALSA.es - change in Ponferrada) just about every hour. Reckon from 3 and a half hour to 5 hours of travel (depending on choice) From Lugo you take Monbus to Sarria. Also here several buses a day.
Seen as you are a group of 10 to 15 people, you may want to consider hiring a minibus. Evaluate cost vs. convenience and time. :|
We had to book our bus ticket near the time, 3 months is to quick, a month ok.
The bus people are very helpful, even in the middle of the night which is pretty scary anyway
Madrid to Astorga= v. sore bum
Leon to Sarria= one slightly bruised cheek :mrgreen:
Sadly you will be missing some of the best bits.
You'll have to really get to know Sarria so you 'can feel (this part) Spain'
Think I saw some wonderful patisserie shops, sadly had already had my fix of the morning :!: