A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Luggage Transfer Correos

Low airfares

2020 Camino Guides

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I just booked a return flight on TAP from MIA to BIO for $564 for late May to mid June, this is half of what I have paid in past years.
I know! I flew TAP from Chicago to Lisbon last April. It was a great fare and I even got free luggage, dinner and a snack for a similar price. I recently booked Chicago to Madrid for $453 on Iberia. Several years ago fares were usually around four figures.
 

Lindor

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Starting Camino 02/04/2020
Wow! Us Europeans are so lucky, its so cheap for us to get there. I just booked a 1-way Ryanair flight for €43... Dublin (IRL) to Biarritz. When we live so close, we tend to forget about the exorbitant costs others from around the world face to just get to the starting point.
 

dagreen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
El Frances (2013)
My wife got a direct round-trip flight from Barcelona to New York in February for under 200€.
 

KRG

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to Burgos 2017
Santiago to muxia 2017
Burgos to Santiago 2019
We Canadians are also very envious of those who live in Europe or places closer to the Camino. But somehow it seems to make the trip very valuable in many ways. Trying to get there and home seems part of the whole amazing journey. I did the trip over two separate times. I am going again to redo part of the Camino Frances in May and a portion of the camino primitivo from Lugo To Santiago.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'Portuguese,Frances,Norte,Salvador/primitivo,Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, VDLP spring19
We Aussies are so jealous of low fares for Europeans and North Americans. Ours start in the $thousands 😢.
Agreed Glenda.
But we grin and bear it. Just paid AU$1698 for.
[ Sydney/Rome. Rome-madrid. Madrid /Sydney ]
Next year (mar-apr 2020). These are ‘supposedly’ great fares here!! I have paid much more (only economy mind you) for straight rtn Sydney /Madrid in the past .
Nobody twisted my arm but I guess with price of fuel etc; I can’t complain.
Of course i could probably have done much better (I know Etihad has better prices at the moment from Oz) but I’m not a fan on flying double hrs to save $.

Lucky you @biarritzdon
You’d be crazy not to snap up those bargains.
Buen camino
And Happy Christmas
Annie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2005,2008,2010,2015.camino Portuguese 2007 .primativo2012.camino Norte 2009.sjpdp to finisterre and muxia 2007. Le Puy to jpdp 2006. Via francigena vercelli to Lucca 2014. Lucca to Rome 2016.
I just booked a return flight on TAP from MIA to BIO for $564 for late May to mid June, this is half of what I have paid in past years.
Wonderful
Sounds like good news all around here.
I know that a lot of things are said about Ryanair but one can't..usually...complain about their fares
I recently got a return from Stansted-Dublin for £29 ...then added a case to take on board as priority...total price..£39!! .. One of the trips was £9.99...even arrived 20 minutes early!
Then met with a fellow forum member for a few wonderful hours of chin wagging!!
I'm not complaining!
Best wishes
Annette
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Flying from Miami (largest intercontinental hub near me) to anyplace in Spain in regular economy usually runs about 1,200 - 1,600 USD. But you typically must still pay for a seat selection and even to check one bag.

This year, like last week, I bought my r/t to travel to my 2020 to Camino in late April. The tickets cost me about r/t 1,000 USD in Premium Economy on Iberia. Those are the wider seats with great legroom in a smaller separate cabin from the rest of economy, where you can actually recline enough to sleep on the 8.5 hour flight over. Seat selection and 2 checked bags are included.

My routing on this trip included an "open jaw." My airports are MIA > MAD > SVA (Sevilla). Then on the return SCQ (Santiago) > MAD > MIA. Easy Peasy...

Then, a day later, I scored again, obtaining the same sort of deal, again on Iberia, but flying in peak season to volunteer for my month in July & August. Same basic routing: MIA > MAD > SCQ. The fare for Premium Economy, again in peak season, was 1,400 USD, round trip.

Yes, I know this is starting to get pricey. But an economy seat, where you must pay for a good seat and extra baggage was about 1,600. So, this is still a good deal.

I am price conscious, but I always balance the relative value. To me, these r/t fares, compared to what regular economy would have been, are only a little bit - like maybe 200 - 300 USD more. In return, I get a whole lot more comfort, convenience, and they actually treat more like a human. I have come to really like Iberia's cabin service.

As a large. stout fellow who has been traveling internationally for more than 40 years, I rate this as a good deal. As one who has sat in an economy seat for 23-hours from Washington DC to Bangkok on many occasions, trust me, this is a good deal.

The takeaway is to consider all airlines and route options. Flying TAP to Lisbon is brilliant as they connect to most larger cities in Spain as well. and BOOK EARLY, as soon as you nail your dates down.

See y'all out there...
 

easygoing

Camino Sharon
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked the Camino Francis 7 times, twice in 2017 and 2018. (2019)
I know! I flew TAP from Chicago to Lisbon last April. It was a great fare and I even got free luggage, dinner and a snack for a similar price. I recently booked Chicago to Madrid for $453 on Iberia. Several years ago fares were usually around four figures.
Good to know. I paid twice that last week to fly on American airlines May -June because TAP had poor reviews.
 

Allyson Hughes

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
fall of 2017
Wow! Us Europeans are so lucky, its so cheap for us to get there. I just booked a 1-way Ryanair flight for €43... Dublin (IRL) to Biarritz. When we live so close, we tend to forget about the exorbitant costs others from around the world face to just get to the starting point.
That is why most folks from Australia, USA, Asia, New Zealand, etc. do the whole camino when we come. I wanted to do it all anyway, but if I lived in Europe I would love to do parts of the camino whenever I felt like it!!
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
It is off season right now and TAP has been shown to be the most economical airline out there since WOW Air died last year.

Once in Europe, bus and train costs are very rasonable.
 

SueNZ

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2021
We Aussies are so jealous of low fares for Europeans and North Americans. Ours start in the $thousands 😢.
I know what you mean GlendaMac. I'm from NZ and we have the same problem. I recently was advised (from Camigas - Buddy System for Women walking the Camino FB page) to check out iknowthepilot.com and rometorio.com sites. I've seen return flights Auckland to Paris (& also Barcelona) on iknowthepilot for just NZ$1069!!! Check it out.
 

Get on our Mailing list for new products on the Camino Store and news from the Camino Forum







Advertisement

Booking.com

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter






Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.3%
  • February

    Votes: 9 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 50 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 179 15.0%
  • May

    Votes: 294 24.7%
  • June

    Votes: 85 7.1%
  • July

    Votes: 23 1.9%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.3%
  • September

    Votes: 340 28.5%
  • October

    Votes: 146 12.2%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 6 0.5%
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock