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JakeBurgess

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Hi everyone! I've just realised a flaw in my planning - I can't find the airport! I've been looking online for how far it is from the city centre itself, to make sure that when I arrive in Santiago de Compostela, I know where to go to get home!

Does anyone have a map of where it is? Or at least, an indication of how long it will take me to get from the city centre, to the airport. My flight leaves at 11am on a Monday, if that helps anyone!

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Hi Jake. It's to the east of Santiago at Lavacolla. Half an hour on the bus from the city centre (3 Euros) leaves every half hour on the half hour during the day.

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& if you go to tourist office they'll show you where the bus stop is(10 mins walk) away, lovely bus journey, takes you right to 'plane' nearly. :)
 
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I know I've said it before, the bus route pretty much follows the walking route, so it's great to relive what you did a day or so before....that last few kms :) . (from a bit of height this time)
 
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Buen Camino.- About only 10 kms.-

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We have an evening flight out of Santiago....surely after walking all that way it would not be unreasonable to walk to the airport. Or am I missing something?
 

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Kiwi-family said:
We have an evening flight out of Santiago....surely after walking all that way it would not be unreasonable to walk to the airport. Or am I missing something?
Yep, quite possible. Just walk back the way you came in, to a large extent. It would be 2 or 3 hours. I've always got the bus just because I don't want to get all sweaty before starting the journey.

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Take almost any sunny warm/hot day in Spain and that walk around the airport going up to Monte Gozo before coming into Santiago is almost as distressing as that walk around the airport coming into Burgos. Now that you mention it neither is worth remembering on a rainy day as well. I walked back from Burgos trying to find a lost friend and the airport security people on the other side of the fence were not amused to find a pilgrim walking in the “wrong” direction. Just a consideration.
 

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scruffy1 said:
Take almost any sunny warm/hot day in Spain and that walk around the airport going up to Monte Gozo before coming into Santiago is almost as distressing as that walk around the airport coming into Burgos. Now that you mention it neither is worth remembering on a rainy day as well. I walked back from Burgos trying to find a lost friend and the airport security people on the other side of the fence were not amused to find a pilgrim walking in the “wrong” direction. Just a consideration.
Heh heh! I've never done it, but I think in Santiago you could just walk back along the Camino to Lavacolla and then follow the road for a kilometre or so into the airport. No sneaking round fences required! :twisted:

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Abbeydore said:
yeah, I lay money on it that you wont walk 'backwards'
emotionally not easy, its uphill in many ways :)

It might be a little different for us. We won't have "finished" our Camino as we had to choose to do just a short portion this time, so it's more like just a trial....we're hoping to love it so much that we'll come back to do the whole shebang later, so we won't have that emotional feeling of having completed the walk....
I'm not putting money on it either way;-)
 

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Kiwi-family said:
Abbeydore said:
yeah, I lay money on it that you wont walk 'backwards'
emotionally not easy, its uphill in many ways :)

It might be a little different for us. We won't have "finished" our Camino as we had to choose to do just a short portion this time, so it's more like just a trial....we're hoping to love it so much that we'll come back to do the whole shebang later, so we won't have that emotional feeling of having completed the walk....
I'm not putting money on it either way;-)

Your Leon to Santiago "trial" is (I hope) going to give you lots of Camino moments; `Whatever you do I hope you have a lovely time :) .
Buen Camino
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