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Monbus and bus tickets

Ray Hooker

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We are coming in Santiago in week and need to take public transportation to our start in Sarria. It looks like we can reserve and purchase bus tickets at monbus.es. I assume we just get a confirming email. Any tips or things to know?

Thanks,

Ray
 
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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
I don't know what your budget looks like but you can also just grab a taxi at the airport to take you to Sarria or contact Caminofacil and see what they'd charge for a taxi.
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
We are coming in Santiago in week and need to take public transportation to our start in Sarria. It looks like we can reserve and purchase bus tickets at monbus.es. I assume we just get a confirming email. Any tips or things to know?

Thanks,

Ray
Gosh, I just typed a load of stuff but my typing has disappeared. In essence, the following info is from an earlier thread,. Seems like an economical way to get to Sarria. I was recently in the bus station and it is fairly easy to find your desk, and people are helpful. Might be an idea if you have no Spanish to print on a card what you want - ie, Bus a Lugo/ Sarria, and that way you might save time! Wishing you the best. By the way, Monbus don’t really do booking ahead. It is like a normal service route rather than a long distance route.

VJS

Check out the timetables I’ve attached the links below


http://www.empresafreire.com. - service provides bus from Santiago Airport to Lugo

http://www.monbus.es - provide service from Lugo to Sarria.
 
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Caminos Frances (x4), Finisterre, Aragon, Via de la Plata, Portuguese 2011 -2015. Hospitalero 2015
I have never pre-booked on Monbus. Just pay the driver. As the post above say, but a bit more comfortable.s, it's just like an ordinary bus.
 

Ray Hooker

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
No
I don't know what your budget looks like but you can also just grab a taxi at the airport to take you to Sarria or contact Caminofacil and see what they'd charge for a taxi.
Thanks Annie. Our budget is not super tight, so given that we will be at the end of trip from the US, a taxi might be good. I have traveled in Latin America BTW in the past and have been to Madrid on business in the past, so am fairly comfortable in basic communication. I was just trying to see if there were special concerns about a taxi from the airport to our first night's lodging in Santiago.

Thanks,

Ray
 

Ray Hooker

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
No
Gosh, I just typed a load of stuff but my typing has disappeared. In essence, the following info is from an earlier thread,. Seems like an economical way to get to Sarria. I was recently in the bus station and it is fairly easy to find your desk, and people are helpful. Might be an idea if you have no Spanish to print on a card what you want - ie, Bus a Lugo/ Sarria, and that way you might save time! Wishing you the best. By the way, Monbus don’t really do booking ahead. It is like a normal service route rather than a long distance route.

VJS

Check out the timetables I’ve attached the links below


http://www.empresafreire.com. - service provides bus from Santiago Airport to Lugo

http://www.monbus.es - provide service from Lugo to Sarria.
Kirkie, Thanks for the reply. We did look at the trains but they appear only to have an option at 8:30 am. So it seemed more reasonable to take the 3 pm bus. It sounds like there are no reserved seats so we need to get that early to ensure a seat? We are just a week off and it looks like we can purchase the tickets on monbus.

Ray
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I think you are totally correct. I did my best to book ahead with Monbus, but there is no need at all. The bus we took to Ferrol was, as mentioned in an earlier post, very comfortable. We were upstairs with a grandstand view of the world around us. Wish you th best of caminos...
 


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