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Discussion in 'Camino Ingles' started by Dennis M, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Dennis M

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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.
     
  2. Albertinho

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    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
     
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    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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    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
     
  5. Dennis M

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    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.
     
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    Ryanair and Vueling are low cost and fly to La Coruña and to Santiago.
     
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    falcon269 sidra; no commercial interests

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    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.
     
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    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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    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!
     
  10. Alan Pearce

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    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.
     
  11. Tia Valeria

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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.
     
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    My friend says a big thanks!

    Alan

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    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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  14. 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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+
     
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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
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    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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    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.
     
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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.
    image.jpg
     
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    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!
     
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    Wow, $708 - that's a great price. Good job! :) Enjoy all the planning and Buen Camino!
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
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    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:

    If you have any questions, you can post them.

    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.
     
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    kerdi Member Donating Member

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    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!


    here a link to our video diary
     
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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?
     
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    kerdi Member Donating Member

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    hi
    if this refers to my pictures you are more then welcome. Best Regards K.E.
     
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