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Santander to burgos

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#1
We are planning to use the bus to Burgos hopefully the bus will carry our bikes, then plan overnight in Burgos before we pick up the camino next day. Any e have any input on bikes on buses from santander to Burgos.
 

Tincatinker

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#3
From the ALSA.com website on the transportation of bicycles:

Transporting bicycles, surfboards or skis has an additional cost, 5 euros for short-distance routes and 10 euros for long-distance routes.

In international services, you are only allowed to carry on bicycles in a Spain-Morocco route and Spain-Portugal route, by booking and paying for this extra service.

Because of the limited space, we admit 4 objects (bicycles and surfboards) total in each coach, one per ticket. They have to be good conditions to travel without causing any damage to other baggage, so it is obligatory for them to be well packaged in boxes or bags suitable for transportation.

You can buy your ticket on our website along with bicycle transportation, indicating it in the box in step 3 of the purchasing process. Tickets with bicycle transportation must be bought one by one, so it's impossible to check this box if you chose 2 or more seats.

If there is no space in the selected coach, this box will be unavailable too.

Once the ticket is bought, the passenger must be there at least 15 minutes before the departure time with the indicated bicycle or surfboard.
 

andycohn

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#5
Check this out on the Alsa website. https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/alsa-experience/plan-your-journey/luggage

It says “Items (bicycles) should be wrapped for protection during transport”, and that covers are available for 12 euros at the ticket desk. So — assuming this is enforced, it doesn’t seem to be a big deal. No need to disassemble your bike. Just get to the bus station a liittle early, and ask the ticket seller for a cover.
 
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#6
Check this out on the Alsa website. https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/alsa-experience/plan-your-journey/luggage

It says “Items (bicycles) should be wrapped for protection during transport”, and that covers are available for 12 euros at the ticket desk. So — assuming this is enforced, it doesn’t seem to be a big deal. No need to disassemble your bike. Just get to the bus station a liittle early, and ask the ticket seller for a cover.
That was my main concern hoping that its not a big deal with the bikes, like you say early arrival would be best. Thanks for your input.
 
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#7
There are rules and then are rules. I biked in 2017, it was a total pain. Transporting a bike on ALSA can be quite capricious depending mainly on the attitude of the bus driver. You need to provide your own plastic bag in most cases, remove your front tire and adjust the handle bars to be in the same plane as the bike. I have been refused boarding in small towns and found leaving large cities much easier.
 

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