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Porto to Arcos - Need Help! What train stop?

Camino(s) past & future
Will be doing Portuguese Central Way starting Oct 19, 2018
#1
Hello,
First this forum has been extremely helpful in my planning on getting Porto to Quinta Sao Miguel de Arcos.

My first stop is in Arco from Porto on Oct 18. I land in Porto Oct 17 late afternoon and will try to get all my stuff done (passport, SIM card) that evening but will need to do some stuff Oct 18 morning in Porto and may not leave Porto till the lunch time hour.

I could theoretically, take a cab to Arco if strapped on time but I do want to walk some of the way around 1-2 hours to get me into Arco by 330-5pm at the latest.

What train station should I go to? The Quinta recommended Villa de Conde train station and mapping it looks like freeway walking (yikes), which I want to avoid freeways as much as possible & open to training further North than Maia.

My hostel is in Sao Bento train station in Porto. I really don't want to rush Porto. A divorce has led me to the camino and my ex and I both loved Porto so much we were looking to potentially move there, so there are some moments of solitude for "grievance" and reflection on returning to a "home" but walking that path alone, if that makes sense..The guidebook I have is kinda useless it just shows a route + hotels/hostels.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Muxia 2012. Arles to Puente la Reina 2013. Puente la Reina to SdC 2014 European Peace Walk 2016 Portuguese 2017 Ingles 2017
#2
Hello,
First this forum has been extremely helpful in my planning on getting Porto to Quinta Sao Miguel de Arcos.

My first stop is in Arco from Porto on Oct 18. I land in Porto Oct 17 late afternoon and will try to get all my stuff done (passport, SIM card) that evening but will need to do some stuff Oct 18 morning in Porto and may not leave Porto till the lunch time hour.

I could theoretically, take a cab to Arco if strapped on time but I do want to walk some of the way around 1-2 hours to get me into Arco by 330-5pm at the latest.

What train station should I go to? The Quinta recommended Villa de Conde train station and mapping it looks like freeway walking (yikes), which I want to avoid freeways as much as possible & open to training further North than Maia.

My hostel is in Sao Bento train station in Porto. I really don't want to rush Porto. A divorce has led me to the camino and my ex and I both loved Porto so much we were looking to potentially move there, so there are some moments of solitude for "grievance" and reflection on returning to a "home" but walking that path alone, if that makes sense..The guidebook I have is kinda useless it just shows a route + hotels/hostels.

There are trains from San Bento to Trinidade. Take the train from there to Vilar de Pinheiro on Metro Line B. There are regular departures and the journey takes 37 minutes.

May this be the first step on a journey of healing and moving on for you. This Camino is wonderful.

Merle
 
Camino(s) past & future
Will be doing Portuguese Central Way starting Oct 19, 2018
#3
There are trains from San Bento to Trinidade. Take the train from there to Vilar de Pinheiro on Metro Line B. There are regular departures and the journey takes 37 minutes.

May this be the first step on a journey of healing and moving on for you. This Camino is wonderful.

Merle
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