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Middle of the night taxi from Finisterre or Muxia to Santiago airport?

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LorneB

Member
Camino(s) past & future
None to this point
Hi, everyone.

My flight home from Santiago de Compostela is scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. If I wanted to finish up my pilgrimage in Muxia or Finisterre, would it be possible to arrange a middle-of-the-night taxi ride from one of those locales to the Santiago airport?

Thanks very much,

LorneB
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
I don't know about Finisterre or Muxia, but I did meet pilgrims who arranged taxis in Santiago beforehand for that 6:00 am flight. I think it was over 20 euros cost though.
I took that 6:00 Ryan Air flight from Santiago to Madrid once. I got the last public bus for the night to the airport, about 11:00 pm I think and 3 euros cost. I then just found a row of chairs to sleep on until the 4:00 am check in for the flight. I was quite surprised the amount of fellow pilgrims who had the same idea. A lot of backpacks and people scattered about napping on chairs, the floor etc. lol
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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Hi, everyone.

My flight home from Santiago de Compostela is scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. If I wanted to finish up my pilgrimage in Muxia or Finisterre, would it be possible to arrange a middle-of-the-night taxi ride from one of those locales to the Santiago airport?

Thanks very much,

LorneB
I have not done it myself but I can't see why not.... Ask a taxi company beforehand and ask for an estimated cost.
Maybe the Galician tourist office in Santiago can advise you, too. I think it still is in Rua do Vilar?
Good luck.
 

FeatherG

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Route (last 100+kms) (2011)
Finisterre Route (2012)
French Way (first 100+ kms) (2014)
Northern Coastal Route (first 100+kms) (2015)
French Way (last 100+kms) (2017)
Hi, everyone.

My flight home from Santiago de Compostela is scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. If I wanted to finish up my pilgrimage in Muxia or Finisterre, would it be possible to arrange a middle-of-the-night taxi ride from one of those locales to the Santiago airport?

Thanks very much,

LorneB
Hi Lorne,

I have a card from a taxi I used last year ...
M. Vieites - Tel. 608583222
He was parked at the taxi rank by the harbour, where all the restaurants are.
I was suffering with blistered feet when I got to Finisterre & he taxied me out to the lighthouse. I told him I really wanted to walk to Muxia the next day, as I had made reservation there, but also wanted to finish up there, so he advised me to take a lift to Lires & walk from there. He picked me up from my Albergue early the next morning, & even did a stop-off at a beautiful beach on the route, which I had read about, before he dropped me at a cafe in Lires to get breakfast, before I headed on my way to Muxia. I really appreciated his kindness. I can't remember the price but I do know it was reasonable. As they say ... 'the Camino provides'. If you meet him, give an Irish 'hello' from me. Buen Camino!
 

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 had to arrange a 4:30am taxi from Santiago to the airport for my 6am Ryan air flight back to Madrid. I never would have tried doing that from as far away as Finesterre or Muxia, full of switchbacks and a 1.5 hour drive. If it's even possible, I'm sure it would cost a small fortune. I wouldn't chance it.
 

LorneB

Member
Camino(s) past & future
None to this point
Thanks for the input, everyone.

@Camino Chris , I think I'm inclined towards your point of view. I'd probably be willing to take on the expense, but I think I'd be too anxious about something going wrong. Don't need that kind of stress to close out a Camino. I'll let my return to the day-to-day provide the stress instead :)

@FeatherG Sorry I won't be able to offer the Irish hello to the guy you were mentioning. Maybe you'll just have to return and do it yourself :)
 

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 don't know about Finisterre or Muxia, but I did meet pilgrims who arranged taxis in Santiago beforehand for that 6:00 am flight. I think it was over 20 euros cost though.
I took that 6:00 Ryan Air flight from Santiago to Madrid once. I got the last public bus for the night to the airport, about 11:00 pm I think and 3 euros cost. I then just found a row of chairs to sleep on until the 4:00 am check in for the flight. I was quite surprised the amount of fellow pilgrims who had the same idea. A lot of backpacks and people scattered about napping on chairs, the floor etc. lol
The taxi was 21 euros from Santiago to the airport in 2016.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015, July 2017, October 2019
Hi Lorne,

sounds like you may have already made up your mind but just in case... A daytime cab from Muxia to Santiago in 2013 was €50 so I'm guessing it's a fair bit more now. It's a good fare though so as long as you pre-arranged I imagine you could find someone to do it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Hi, everyone.

My flight home from Santiago de Compostela is scheduled to leave at 6 a.m. If I wanted to finish up my pilgrimage in Muxia or Finisterre, would it be possible to arrange a middle-of-the-night taxi ride from one of those locales to the Santiago airport?

Thanks very much,

LorneB
Or you could pick up a day on the way and sleep in Santiago the night before your flight.
 

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