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Santiago to Ferrol

Dennis M

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May 2015 - Camino Ingles; Future Caminho Portuguése, Camino de Fisterra
Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
Hi Dennis. From the Santiago busstation goes a bus to Ferrol several times a day.
It takes about an hour to go from Santiago to Ferrol.
We paid 10€20 for a single fare each .
MONBUS is the bus companyhttp://www.monbus.es/es#seleccion

We were in Ferrol last May and walked to Santiago too.

No experiences with flying to Santiago

Buen camiño
 

krazeekuban

Coordinator Valley of the Sun Chapter/APOC
Camino(s) past & future
May/June(2012) Camino Frances. Sept/Oct Camino Frances, Santiago/Finsterre 2013. 2013 Pilgrim Office Amigo Volunteer. Oct 2014 Camino Ingles , Pilgrim Office in Santiago Vol Sep '15, Camino Portuguese Oct '15,volunteer Sept 2015 Ribadiso muni albergue
Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
Hi,i am flying,baltimore,JFK,Madrid,Santiago,airport bus to main station for 3 € , then bus to Ferrol for 10,30€. When heading home flying out of Santiago to Madrid and back to states all on Iberia. Will be there Oct 2 !
 
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whariwharangi

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This isn't tailored for travel to Ferrol but the information is here.

Probably the closest airport with international flights to USA is Porto Portugal.

ANA manages Porto Airport (OPO)
http://www.ana.pt/en-US/Pages/Homepage.aspx

1900 Galicia, including Santiago, Sarria, and Fisterra

1901. This section discusses transportation options in Galicia

Index 1900
1902 Trains in Galicia
1903 Buses in Galicia
1904 Santiago
1905 Sarria
1906 Fisterra/Finisterre
1907 Muxia
1908 Vigo
1909 A Coruña
1910 Tui

1902 Trains in Galicia

-Renfe provides service Vigo to Valenca Portugal
-Renfe provides service to Santiago
-Renfe provides service to Sarria

Renfe
http://www.renfe.com/index.html

Map showing Renfe train network in Galicia
http://www.sarria.es/pdf/horarios-trenes.pdf

Renfe FEVE trains (Ferrol to Oviedo and Ferrol to Gijon)
http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/feve/index.html

Comboios Celta train (Comboios de Portugal) (CP) connects Vigo Spain with Porto Portugal
http://www.cp.pt/cp/displayPage.do?vgnextoid=87cbd5abe2a74010VgnVCM1000007b01a8c0RCRD

1903 Buses in Galicia

Autna provides bus service from Vigo Spain to Porto Portugal.
http://www.autna.com/es/

Monbus provides bus service from Santiago to Fisterra (Finisterre), Vigo, and A Coruña.
Monbus provides bus service from Lugo to Sarria
http://www.monbus.es/index2.htm

Empresa Freire provides bus service from Santiago to Santiago Airport and Lugo.
http://www.empresafreire.com/html/castelan/seccion0.php

ATSA (not ALSA) provides several buses daily between Tui and Vigo. ATSA does not have a website. See Vigo Bus Station website for Schedule.

Autocares Vazquez ... service to Finisterre, Muxia, A Coruna, Santiago.
http://autocaresvazquez.net/index.asp

1904 Santiago

Santiago Renfe Station
http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/31400/informacion_000050.shtml

Estacion de Autobuses Santiago
http://www.tussa.org/web/interior.php?txt=arbore_web5&lg=cas

Santiago Airport (SCQ) Labacolla (with flights to London, Frankfurt, et al)
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Santiago/en/Santiago.html

1908 Vigo

Vigo Renfe Station
http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/22308/informacion_000390.shtml

Vigo Airport (VGO) (with flights to Paris)
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Vigo/en/Vigo.html

Vigo Bus Station
http://vigobus.com/

Vigo urban bus service connects to Vigo Airport
http://www.vitrasa.es/php/index.php

See 'calculo de rutas, horarios y lineas' in top left corner of Vitrasa site. Use the 'Parada' tab. Ferrocarril (train) is station 20057, Bus station is 5050, Airport Peinador is 14228. This will render schedule and transfer points.

1909 A Coruña

A Coruña Renfe Station
http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/31412/informacion_000051.shtml

A Coruña Airport (LCG) (with flights to Lisbon)
http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-A-Coruna/en/

A Coruña local bus connects airport to Puerta Real (downtown) on line 443 (Horarios tab)http://www.autoscalpita.es/calidad.php

Busurbano information about buses in A Coruna ... (tab aeropuerta for line to airport) It shows airport, bus station and train station.
http://busurbano.info/

A Coruña bus station information
http://www.coruna.es/servlet/Satellite?c=Page&pagename=Portal/Page/Portal-ListadoBusesInterUrbanos&cid=1160564892240
 

Dennis M

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2015 - Camino Ingles; Future Caminho Portuguése, Camino de Fisterra
hi krazeekuban, Thanx for sharing your flight route and other infos. I found a lesser airfare cost and may book this early next week. I've seen flights originating from Barcelona to SDC is cheaper than ones from Madrid. So, i may take philly-barcelona-sdc. I haven't been to Barcelona so I may opt to stay there for a day and head out on a noon flight to SDC the next day. Wish you all the best on your camino in Oct.

whariwharangi - appreciate the info too. I have to start reading what you shared.
 

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
Ryanair and Vueling are low cost and fly to La Coruña and to Santiago.
 

falcon269

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yes
I've seen flights originating from Barcelona to SDC is cheaper than ones from Madrid. So, i may take philly-barcelona-sdc. I haven't been to Barcelona so I may opt to stay there for a day and head out on a noon flight to SDC the next day.
Accommodation can be expensive in Barcelona. I think you need four to six days to see the city. It is too large to see in one day, and there are a lot of museums and historic places to visit; most have lines to get in.

The airport and train station are far apart. If you arrive at the airport, stay in town, then depart from the airport, you will have some moderate taxi costs.

Buen camino.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Accommodation can be expensive in Barcelona. I think you need four to six days to see the city. It is too large to see in one day, and there are a lot of museums and historic places to visit; most have lines to get in.

The airport and train station are far apart. If you arrive at the airport, stay in town, then depart from the airport, you will have some moderate taxi costs.

Buen camino.
I lived for 3 years in Barcelona and as every big city after two days you have seen it. I agree with you Falcon that Barcelona is an expensive town to stay,reason that I lived in the village of Begues south west of the airport . But due to this expenses to stay in the city -allthough from the airport el Prat and more southern Castelldefels to the Barcelona trainstation ,Sants, - it has a good and regular RENFE trainconnection and there is a cheap airport bus to the Plaza de Catalunya.

As a touristical advise you could take the red Barcelona doubledecker bus that goes along all the interesting points like the Sacrada Familia church,Gaudi's park Güell and theFC Barcelona football stadium Camp Nou. In one day you will see in that way the highlites.

Another tip.. We use in every big city where we come the iphone and android app AIRBNB to find nice rooms for a decent price among others the other day in Santiago but also in Berlin, Frankfort an Lisbon.
You stay in people's houses what we like better than the 13 in a dozen hotels.
Breakfast we make ourselves or go to a restaurant or bar especially in Barcelona and Spain and Portugal they are allmost around the corner.
You can book the rooms in advance . to us it works fine.
A last tip. Although it looks attractive ,stay away from the restaurants on the biggest promenade , the Rambla. High prices and bad quality for food and beware of pickpockets. They are everywhere around. You better be warned.
Bom caminho
 
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Dennis M

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Camino(s) past & future
May 2015 - Camino Ingles; Future Caminho Portuguése, Camino de Fisterra
Hi amancio, Thanks.. i looked at Vuelig and that was a good suggestion. i saw Ryanair before but read unpleasant reviews so i skipped this airline.

Falcon & Albetinho, Thank you for the tips.

I don't intend to see all of Barcelona's major attractions. Sacrada Familia church and Gaudi's park Güell will be sufficient for me. No museums :) I was looking to stay in a hostel to save cost.. anyway, i'll be out sightseeing most of the afternoon and head out early next morning to catch my flight to A Coruna. I'll try AirBnB. I've used it once to rent an apartment in Quebec City, Canada.

Yes, i'm always aware of pickpocketers. I believe they are always there especially in major tourist cities.

Buen Camino!
 

Alan Pearce

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Aragones 2008, del Norte 2009, VdlP 2011, Ingles 2014, Camino de Madri 2015, Frances 2017
I have a friend wishing to take the bus from SdC to Ferrol on Monday 15th Sept. Could someone tell me what departure times apply for that day please? My ancient browser is not able to support the Monbus website. Many thanks.

Alan

Be brave.Life is joyous.
 

Tia Valeria

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C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
Via Betanzos 7.30 am and 16.30pm
Also by the A9
9.15; 13.00; 16.00; 18.00; 19.00; 21.00

There are buses almost hourly to Coruna and then change for Ferrol.
 
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Alan Pearce

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Via Betanzos 7.30 am and 16.30pm
Also by the A9
9.15; 13.00; 16.00; 18.00; 19.00; 21.00

There are buses almost hourly to Coruna and then change for Ferrol.
My friend says a big thanks!

Alan

Be brave. Life is joyous.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
There is a direct buslink by Monbus from Santiago to Ferrol via theAP 9 motorway with a stop in Pontedeume wihttp://www.compostelavirtual.com/transportes/horarios-autobus-santiago-ferrol.html we took this bus just after 9 o' clock (9h15) in the morning back to Ferrol after finishing our camiño to pick up our car north of Ferrol

If you do not understand castillano (spanish spoken in Spain) laborables are weekdays. Sabados the saturdays Fiestas/Domingos. Holidays/sundays
 
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Tia Valeria

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That is interesting Albertinho. My times came from the Monbus site, yours are slightly different so I think that checking asap in Santiago is a good idea Alan.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
That is interesting Albertinho. My times came from the Monbus site, yours are slightly different so I think that checking asap in Santiago is a good idea Alan.
I consulted the Monbus website a minute ago.
The Monbus counter is at the upper floor in the Santiago busstation but you also can book on beforehand at the touristoffice next to the pilgrimoffice in Santiago.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
And I donot know what your age is but we as pensionados got a discount because of 65+. Just (if you are !) mention " tercera edad" which means in Castellano that you are 65+
 

martyndeh

Member
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Camino Ingles 2013, 2014 Camino portugese 2015,2016
Camino fisterra 2017
Via Betanzos 7.30 am and 16.30pm
Also by the A9
9.15; 13.00; 16.00; 18.00; 19.00; 21.00

There are buses almost hourly to Coruna and then change for Ferrol.
I am landing in Santaigo on October the 5th, a sunday, at 17.45 Could you please tell me the times from Santiago
Bus Station to Ferrol on that day
Gracias
Martyn
 

Tia Valeria

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I am landing in Santaigo on October the 5th, a sunday, at 17.45 Could you please tell me the times from Santiago
Bus Station to Ferrol on that day
Gracias
Martyn
According to the Monbus site there are buses at 19.30 and 21.00. Buses into Santiago from the airport are half-hourly and may take about half an hour to reach the bus station. Others who have used the service will know the answer to that.
 

Albertinho

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Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
According to the Monbus site there are buses at 19.30 and 21.00. Buses into Santiago from the airport are half-hourly and may take about half an hour to reach the bus station. Others who have used the service will know the answer to that.
This is correct Tia ! The journey takes about one hour and twenty minutes. The busstation is 5 minutes walking from Ferrol towncenter

Mind if you put your backpack in the luggagecompartment of the bus, keep an eye on it untill the compartment is closed. Thieves are everywhere around ! The experience is that the drivers do not attend this compartment while opened.
 

natefaith

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Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
Hello Dennis!
Most likely you've already booked your flight over but in case you haven't here are some of the things we've done in the past to get back to the US (usually Dulles airport in DC):

Aer Lingus
Santiago (SCQ) to Dublin, Dublin to Boston to IAD.
With this itinerary we had to spend a night in Dublin on the way back to the US, but it wasn't too bad. Dublin has some very reasonably-priced hotels, especially further out (which you can reach by taxi or shuttle).

United Airlines and Easyjet
Easyjet flight from SCQ to Geneva, direct. We then spent the night, and then the next day took a United Airlines direct flight from GVA to IAD.

Easyjet also flies to Santiago directly from Gatwick, and a few other cities, so you could check out some of those possibilities. As Albertinho said above, they try to get you for as much as they can get at the front desk (my husband had to pay them 50€ because our very standard-sized carryon didn't fit in their carryon measurement box - and they made him check it under instead), but we found the actual flight attendants helpful.

American Airlines
SCQ to Madrid, Madrid to Miami. No overnight stay necessary, but definitely a long day.

Turkish Airlines also now fly directly from Istanbul to Santiago.

We've also done La Coruña (LCG) to Lisbon on a TAP Portugal flight, then a TAP Portugal direct flight from Lisbon to Newark. No overnight was required, and it's a nice airline. The only thing with that kind of itinerary is that the plane from LCG to Lisbon (and back) is a 20-seater.

Buen Camino!
Faith
 

dougfitz

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Spain: Mar 2010, Apr 2012, May/Jun 2016. Norway/Sweden: 2012, 2018. Other: 2011
I have flown both Ryanair and Easyjet when in Europe, and as low cost carriers, they are on a par with others I have flown in Asia. Easyjet allocated seating when I flew with them in Apr this year. I have always checked bags, although its clear that with both airlines, many people want to avoid the cost of checked baggage, and try to get bags into the cabin well beyond the established maximum sizes. Overall, my experience has been good with both carriers, but I wasn't expecting a full service standard at the prices I was paying!
 

dougfitz

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When you are in Europe again try Transavia, Air Berlin of Vueling..pricefighters too but remarkably the difference between treating you as a "customer"
When I was in international business our moto was. We are searching for customers, not for victims ! A customer when satisfied comes back. One who feels that he is treated badly, the victim, does not.
When I fly to Spain, Portugal or so I fly Transavia although they are more expensive than these Mickey Mouse companies like Ryanair or Maybyjet
I note that Easyjet and Ryanair fleets are five to ten times the size of Transavia's. I'd also rather fly with an airline with no major incidents (Easyjet), or whose only major incident appears to be from a bird strike (Ryanair) than one with several major incidents, one where the pilot was locked out of the cockpit when the co-pilot fell asleep and another that resulted in an airworthiness directive by the FAA*. I think that makes it pretty clear which of the three is the Mickey Mouse airline of the bunch.

I don't think you're being all that objective in your criticism of the low cost carriers.

* sourced from Wikipedia
 
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Tia Valeria

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This is correct Tia ! The journey takes about one hour and twenty minutes. The busstation is 5 minutes walking from Ferrol towncenter

Mind if you put your backpack in the luggagecompartment of the bus, keep an eye on it untill the compartment is closed. Thieves are everywhere around ! The experience is that the drivers do not attend this compartment while opened.
Are you aware of thieving from buses in Santiago itself or just a general need to be careful at bus stations? We usually use the FEVE but bus a section on our way home to reconnect with the FEVE. It is good to be aware of any possible problem, but hopefully Santiago bus station is not being targeted.
 

Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Are you aware of thieving from buses in Santiago itself or just a general need to be careful at bus stations? We usually use the FEVE but bus a section on our way home to reconnect with the FEVE. It is good to be aware of any possible problem, but hopefully Santiago bus station is not being targeted.
. No I read about it on this forum somewhere in the north a backpack was stolen in that way but taking three times a bus in Santiago I noticed how long the luggagecompartment was opened while waiting and nobody attended the luggage underneath in the bus. The bus on its way to Porto stopped for about 10 minutes in Vigo , the driver opened the compartment and went away maybe for a toiletvisit or smoke a cigaret but the luggage was unattended. The same happened this year in Santiago where I took this picture. We were waiting in the bus and the upstanding doors blocked our sight to attend so we decided to wait outside and I made this picture. Arriving in Ferrol after finishing our camiño Ingles we went to our campingsite in Valdoviño by bus and the local area bus had the same system. People hopped on the bus, leaving bags , prams etc in the compartment. In the meantime the luggage there was unattended but we could keep an eye on it by the right mirror of the bus.
So be carefull and keep an eye on your belongings.
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Dennis M

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May 2015 - Camino Ingles; Future Caminho Portuguése, Camino de Fisterra
HI NateFaith, Good day!!

Thank you for the info. You guess it right, i already booked my flight. I fly out of philly to barcelona via lufthansa with 2 hours layover at frankfurt . my way back is from lisbon to newark, nj thru united airlines and then an amtrak train to philly.. i got it all for $708.. i'll stay overnite in barcelona and take a vuelig flight from barcelona to either SCQ or La Coruña (LCG) .. i'll book this later..

buen camino!
 

natefaith

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Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
HI NateFaith, Good day!!

Thank you for the info. You guess it right, i already booked my flight. I fly out of philly to barcelona via lufthansa with 2 hours layover at frankfurt . my way back is from lisbon to newark, nj thru united airlines and then an amtrak train to philly.. i got it all for $708.. i'll stay overnite in barcelona and take a vuelig flight from barcelona to either SCQ or La Coruña (LCG) .. i'll book this later..

buen camino!
Wow, $708 - that's a great price. Good job! :) Enjoy all the planning and Buen Camino!
 

natefaith

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León-Ponferrada (2014)
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. No I read about it on this forum somewhere in the north a backpack was stolen in that way but taking three times a bus in Santiago I noticed how long the luggagecompartment was opened while waiting and nobody attended the luggage underneath in the bus. The bus on its way to Porto stopped for about 10 minutes in Vigo , the driver opened the compartment and went away maybe for a toiletvisit or smoke a cigaret but the luggage was unattended. The same happened this year in Santiago where I took this picture. We were waiting in the bus and the upstanding doors blocked our sight to attend so we decided to wait outside and I made this picture. Arriving in Ferrol after finishing our camiño Ingles we went to our campingsite in Valdoviño by bus and the local area bus had the same system. People hopped on the bus, leaving bags , prams etc in the compartment. In the meantime the luggage there was unattended but we could keep an eye on it by the right mirror of the bus.
So be carefull and keep an eye on your belongings.
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Albertinho,
I wasn't aware of this - thanks for bringing it to our attention. We'll tell pilgrims to watch their things when taking the buses. Gracias!
Faith
 

anita_m

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Camino Portuguese (2016)
I flew from Philly to Madrid to SdC in May. You'll need to take bus from the airport to the main bus station in Santiago, but from there you can catch a bus to Ferrol very easily. It was about 12 euro and was about a 90 minute ride, if I recall correctly.
 

Ricardo Jorge

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(2014) June - Portuguese Way by the Coast Line (bike)
(2015) June - Central Portuguese Way + Finisterra (bike)
(2016) June - English Way (on foot)
(2016) October - Portuguese Way (on foot) from Valença
Hi,

I did this Camino in july 2016.

Only now i am writing the blog, with comments, photos and videos.

The information of this path is scarse. I hope this can help people to find the beauty of this Camino Inglés.

Blog: https://caminoinglessantiago.wordpress.com/

Main video:
https://vimeo.com/170528105
If you have any questions, you can post them.

This planning can be tricky!

Camino Santiago Camino Inglés.png
 

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Tia Valeria

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C. do Mar-C. Inglés '15
Hi,

I did this Camino in july 2016.

Only now i am writing the blog, with comments, photos and videos.

The information of this path is scarse. I hope this can help people to find the beauty of this Camino Inglés.
.........

This planning can be tricky!

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All extra information is always welcome so your blog etc should help some would be pilgrims. However there are many guides available so information is hardly scarce. (A thought which might be off putting to some.)
Examples are:- @JohnnieWalker 's downloadable CSJ guide, @Dave 's 'Northern Caminos' book, Gronze, Eroski etc.

You are right that it is a lovely Camino. We have walked it twice using just @JohnnieWalker 's excellent guide the first time and then the revised guide plus a few notes we added in from 'The Northern Caminos' and 'Gronze'.

Buen Camino to would be pilgrims.
 

kerdi

Member
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Camino del Norte at the moment, Camino Frances, Camino Ingles in 2013 - 2014, Camino Lebaniego
Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
Hi
I have walked the Camino Ingles with my wife in 2014.
Wonderful Camino. A bit of Spanish is helpful, as despite the name only a few english speaking pilgrims around.
We flew to SDC and took abus to Ferrol where we stayed for the first night.
We flew home from a Coruna.
There are busses and trains from A Coruna to ferrol:
http://www.coruna-ya.com/transporte-interurbano/marina-lucense/ferrol.html
As expected the bus and train prices are moderate, it is more about frequency of the trains.

Once in Ferol, you can get credentials or the first stamp at the tourism office . There are apparently two, one at the Plaza Espana, another one at the harbour.
The "officina de turismo" is located in a pavilion at the muelle close to the Estrada Porto Grana - that is where the Camino starts!
Check out your first one or two kilometers the day before under daylight. We headed off on October 26th at 07:00 - it was still dark!

As there are only few tourists in Ferrol the prices for our meal (Bar food is significantly cheaper than "Restaurant") was really a bargain - and so good.

Just plan enough time and you will easily make your journey to Ferrol
Buen Camino!


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Sheena

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Many thanks for sharing your Camino, the highlighted photos might be very useful. Do you mind if I try to print them for our maps file?
 

kerdi

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Many thanks for sharing your Camino, the highlighted photos might be very useful. Do you mind if I try to print them for our maps file?
hi
if this refers to my pictures you are more then welcome. Best Regards K.E.
 
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Hello,

I'm starting to plan my flight from Philadelphia to Ferrol for my Camino Ingles journey. My planned route is Philly-Madrid-A Coruna. I seeing more options if i fly Philly-Madrid-Santiago de Compostela. My question. I can land at Santiago de Compostela then take public transpo to Ferrol? How long will it take? and what's the cost of the trip from SDC to Ferrol?

Another, has anyone flown from US East Coast to Ferrol/SDC? Which flight route did you take?

Thanks.
I just finished the Camino Inglés today. I flew from Philadelphia to Madrid then to Santiago then bus to Ferrol ~ 1.5 hours 5-7 euros. Camino Inglés short decently marked but not easy, towns are few and far between. I used the app Wise Pilgrim. Bune Camino!
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
@rba, how wet / muddy was the Ingles when you walked this week? This would be useful for others in choosing footwear
 
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Beautiful weather,no rain,no rain no mud, and warm sun.
I just finished the Camino Inglés today. I flew from Philadelphia to Madrid then to Santiago then bus to Ferrol ~ 1.5 hours 5-7 euros. Camino Inglés short decently marked but not easy, towns are few and far between. I used the app Wise Pilgrim. Bune Camino!
 

taga_cebu

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Camino Portugues Nov 2015, Camino Portugues Costal Sendo Litoral Sept 2017, Camino Ingles (June2018)
Hi everyone! Any idea if there are direct Buses from A Coruña Airport (LCG) to Ferrol city centre/ start of Camino Ingles area? Any info would be highly appreciated
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
No. You need to take the airport bus, or taxi, from LCG into La Coruna, and then from La Coruna, either take a bus or train to Ferrol.

The airport bus only goes every 30 minutes during the day on weekdays (at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour) until the last bus at 9.45pm. At weekends, the airport bus leaves every hour (on the hour) until 10pm last bus. A taxi into La Coruna should cost between € 25 and € 30.
 

RebeccaGee

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Hi I am starting my Camino from Ferrol on 10 June, will fly into SdC, arriving at 10.35 and was wondering which is "nicest" option to get to Ferrol. There is a bus from SdC at 2pm or I could take train to A Coruna and then train or bus to Ferrol. I have plenty of time and don't really want to see Santiago properly until the day I walk in! I'm not really concerned about which is quickest or cheapest as all options look very reasonably priced.
I will stay 2 nights and then walk out to Finesterre and Muxia. Also I will have the time to spend 2 nights at the end and can either spend one night in Lires, thus splitting the walk from Finesterre or walk on and have 2 nights at the end in Muxia. Any thoughts?
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
The 2pm bus from SdC to Ferrol is more efficient, and this will give you more time to look round Ferrol before you start your journey next day.

The trains go to Ferrol via A Coruna and so are not direct. The Renfe website suggests you can take a 12.50 train out of SdC arriving A Coruna at 13.18 and then there is a train from A Coruna at 14.31 arriving Ferrol at 15.45. (the earlier train to Ferrol leaves A Coruna at 10.50 in the morning).

Therefore, you spend an hour at A Coruna station, which is a long way from the city and there is not much at the station apart from a café where you can obtain a small bite to eat. Cost is 7 Euros and 6 Euros for each journey (you need separate tickets bought at Santiago and A Coruna).

However, if time is on your side, the train journey is probably more comfortable, and it is a lovely ride round the coast between A Coruna and Ferrol. You will also see more of where you walk on the first few days of the Ingles from the train, than on a bus that speeds to Ferrol via the motorway. In particular, you will see how hilly the terrain is around Betanzos, and from there, you will faintly follow the Camino backwards around the coast from Betanzos to Mino, Pontedeume, Neda, and then to Ferrol.
 

Annapolis

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We will arrived at LCG on Thursday, Aug 30 2018 and will take bus/train to Ferrol to start our Camino. The airport bus to A Corona, will it stop at the front of train or bus station? I have the info on the bus/train schedule to Ferrol but still searching on the Airport bus to downtown A Corona.
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
The airport bus stops outside neither the bus or railway station at La Coruna.

It stops on Avenida A Molina (stop Gasolina 1, which is actually the second petrol station it stops at / nearby on its journey from the airport), with the stop being about 5 minutes walk from both the bus station and the train station. The Repsol petrol station, being Gasolina 1, is the other side of the road to the bus stop when it stops from the airport.

On the journey into the city from the airport, the bus station is on the same side of the carriageway that the bus stops and you just walk on the path and over Rua Marques de Amboage. For the train station, you get off at the same stop, but walk over the footbridge to the other side of the carriageway, and the train station is up the hill at the end of Ronda de las Estaciones, and over the traffic lights at the roundabout.

If you Google Map 'Estacion de Autobuses A Coruna', this will show the bus stop marked and both the bus and train stations probably better than I have described, with the exception that the dotted line over the dual carriageway is the footbridge to the train station, which in reality is much larger and noticeable than it appears on the map.

How to recognise which bus stop is the one - apart from the Repsol petrol station on the left after you have come under a flyover, it is likely to be the most popular bus stop for people to get off.
 

Annapolis

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The airport bus stops outside neither the bus or railway station at La Coruna.

It stops on Avenida A Molina (stop Gasolina 1, which is actually the second petrol station it stops at / nearby on its journey from the airport), with the stop being about 5 minutes walk from both the bus station and the train station. The Repsol petrol station, being Gasolina 1, is the other side of the road to the bus stop when it stops from the airport.

On the journey into the city from the airport, the bus station is on the same side of the carriageway that the bus stops and you just walk on the path and over Rua Marques de Amboage. For the train station, you get off at the same stop, but walk over the footbridge to the other side of the carriageway, and the train station is up the hill at the end of Ronda de las Estaciones, and over the traffic lights at the roundabout.

If you Google Map 'Estacion de Autobuses A Coruna', this will show the bus stop marked and both the bus and train stations probably better than I have described, with the exception that the dotted line over the dual carriageway is the footbridge to the train station, which in reality is much larger and noticeable than it appears on the map.

How to recognise which bus stop is the one - apart from the Repsol petrol station on the left after you have come under a flyover, it is likely to be the most popular bus stop for people to get off.
Thank you for the quick reply, Peb.
Very much appreciated.
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
Adding, a little more information while I now remember; the bus stop for bus and train station is the bus stop after the Carrefour hypermarket bus stop (Carrefour again being on the other side of the road from the bus stop as you come into the city)
 

RebeccaGee

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Hi Peb thanks for that. Still undecided but leaning towards train, sounds lovely!
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
If you are prepared for an hour's down time at La Coruna station (there is a café in the station and a couple outside across the road), I would take the train. It is a lovely coastal journey from La Coruna. Plus, although Galicia is safe, for those who need extra security, your bag / luggage is always in your sight on the train, instead of in the hold below when on the bus which does stop on the way.

Once you reach Ferrol, if you amble over to the tourist office in the main square which opens at 4pm, you can obtain a credencial if needed, and your first stamp (they will stamp for the next day if you ask) and this takes the pressure off obtaining one in the morning as the tourist offices only open at 10am.

The airport bus from Santiago airport stops at both the bus station and the train station, but there are more cafes in and around the train station than at the bus station for a bite to eat, noting that you will have had an early start.
 

RebeccaGee

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(2018)Camino Ingles, SdC-Finesterre-Muxia
Yes, train it definitely is however I am arriving on Sunday to SdC to Ferrol so reckon the Tourist Office will be closed. Should I wait until it opens on Monday, which will leave me setting out late or just forego the TO stamp?
 

peb

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C. Ingles March 2018
If you find that the tourist information office is closed on Sundays (?) and you want to depart before 10am (which I would recommend, unless you are only walking a first stage to Neda), there are a number of options for obtaining your first sello. You do need a stamp in Ferrol, because this will prove your start there.

1. Most hotels will stamp your credencial, and provided the stamp shows an address of Ferrol (which it should do), this should be accepted as valid start from Ferrol. This is probably the easiest option. If your hotel for an unlikely reason cannot issue a stamp, go to the reception in the hotel El Suizo where I stayed to ask for one

2. There is a bar the other side of the road from the starting marker of the Ingles down by the harbour which stamps credencials, and is used to doing so.

3. The Cathedral San Xiao in Ferrol also issues Sellos, but I could not find where. In addition, on a Sunday, you may need to wait until Mass has finished to ask someone in Spanish to issue a sello.

By the way, there are two tourist offices in Ferrol - one in the Praza de Espana square near the station (opened 4pm till 7pm in the afternoon) and one by the start of the Ingles by the harbour (opened 4pm to 6pm in the afternoon). Hopefully, one of these offices is open on a Sunday.

One of the above will work, so do not worry.
 

RebeccaGee

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(2018)Camino Ingles, SdC-Finesterre-Muxia
If you find that the tourist information office is closed on Sundays (?) and you want to depart before 10am (which I would recommend, unless you are only walking a first stage to Neda), there are a number of options for obtaining your first sello. You do need a stamp in Ferrol, because this will prove your start there.

1. Most hotels will stamp your credencial, and provided the stamp shows an address of Ferrol (which it should do), this should be accepted as valid start from Ferrol. This is probably the easiest option. If your hotel for an unlikely reason cannot issue a stamp, go to the reception in the hotel El Suizo where I stayed to ask for one

2. There is a bar the other side of the road from the starting marker of the Ingles down by the harbour which stamps credencials, and is used to doing so.

3. The Cathedral San Xiao in Ferrol also issues Sellos, but I could not find where. In addition, on a Sunday, you may need to wait until Mass has finished to ask someone in Spanish to issue a sello.

By the way, there are two tourist offices in Ferrol - one in the Praza de Espana square near the station (opened 4pm till 7pm in the afternoon) and one by the start of the Ingles by the harbour (opened 4pm to 6pm in the afternoon). Hopefully, one of these offices is open on a Sunday.

One of the above will work, so do not worry.
Thanks for great information. Its really helpfu, getting excited now!
 

peb

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I was nervous as anything when I arrived in Ferrol on the same afternoon train, albeit on a Monday, as opposed to your Sunday. The following helped calm me down.

1. Walked to the hotel via the Praza de Espana tourist office (waited 5 minutes or so for it to open). Obtained a good free map of Ferrol which usefully had my hotel on it, and also a marked route of the Camino Ingles through the town, as I had read that some people had become lost following the Ingles on the streets of Ferrol.

2. Checked in at my hotel and dumped my stuff.

3. Walked down to the harbour to the find the start of the Ingles. Obtained a my first sello at the tourist office by the harbour (they automatically dated it on that day, but I could have asked for the stamp to be dated the next day, if I wished, as the date is handwritten, and if I had my time again, I would ask for this).

4. Using the map given by the tourist office, walked the first 2 kilometres of the Ingles through the streets of Ferrol (via the Cathedral) until the old town stopped.

5. Walked up to the tourist office at Praza de Espana to obtain a second stamp (with the same date stamp as the first).

6. Walked back to explore the old town and popped into the large supermarket in El Corte Ingles (calle Dolores- open till 9pm) to stock up on fruit, water and other provisions that I would need for the next day or so, noting that, like the tourist office, shops only open too late at 10am in the mornings.

7. Prepared my pack at the hotel for the next day.

8. Went for something to eat. One of the quirks of Galicia is that whilst I wanted to eat something early when I arrived and then turn in for an early night ready for the next morning, unless you go to McDonalds, you basically cannot find anywhere to eat until 8pm. The above gainfully passed my time until then.

9. In the morning, at the hotel, made myself a packed lunch from the breakfast buffet, and obtained a stamp dated that morning from the hotel.

What all the above meant was that on the first morning, I was able to walk straight out of the hotel and down onto the Camino where it was nearest to join. This saved me 30 minutes or so of walking, because the stage to Pontedeume was long.

I also had my stamps at Ferrol which gave me great peace of mind (in retrospect, I would have asked for all stamps to be on the day I started walking).

With my packed lunch and supplies purchased from the day before, I had supplies to last me through the day, in the event that I could not find lunch, or I simply arrived at places the wrong side of lunch (another quirk of Galicia - places generally serve lunch only in a certain window).

Doing the above stopped me from being (too much) of a nervous wreck as I walked out the hotel door on my first Camino day.
 

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