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Santiago to Porto Airport

ChrisT

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Camino(s) past & future
Last 100k of the French Way Nov 2017
Porto to Santiago Sept 2018
Hi,

I wondered what is the best way to get from Santiago to Porto Airport.

I see there is a direct bus which takes nearly 4 hours. There looks to be a couple of trains but on very early and one quite late which are no good for our flight times.

Has anyone managed a quicker way back t the airport in Porto?

Ta.
 

Dorpie

RIP 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015, July 2017, October 2019
Hi Chris,

I couldn't find a better way. Good news is the bus is comfortable and the scenery not so bad for a motorway.

Buen Camino,

Rob.
 

Liliom

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Im planning to start on Monday, never did it before.
Hi Chris,
Did you do the walk from Porto to Santiago?
Can you please advise me?
I'm arriving Monday morning 10.9.2018 to Porto to start my walk.
Where do I go from the airport?
Thanks
Liliom
 

ChrisT

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Last 100k of the French Way Nov 2017
Porto to Santiago Sept 2018
Hi Chris,

I couldn't find a better way. Good news is the bus is comfortable and the scenery not so bad for a motorway.

Buen Camino,

Rob.
Thanks Rob,

Did you book the bus ahead of time and are they quite reliable?

Cheers, Chris.
 

ChrisT

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Last 100k of the French Way Nov 2017
Porto to Santiago Sept 2018
Hi Chris,
Did you do the walk from Porto to Santiago?
Can you please advise me?
I'm arriving Monday morning 10.9.2018 to Porto to start my walk.
Where do I go from the airport?
Thanks
Liliom
Hi Liliom,

You will be ahead of me, I don't start until later in September.

I intend to walk from the airport. It seems as though that's possible reading the forum.

Good look with your camino!
 

Dorpie

RIP 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015, July 2017, October 2019
Thanks Rob,

Did you book the bus ahead of time and are they quite reliable?

Cheers, Chris.

Hey Chris,

I just turned up on the day (early August) and bought a ticket from the office. Was fairly empty until Braga and then maybe 3/4 full. If you know when you want to travel I think you save a little money booking ahead and guarantee yourself a seat. For the day I travelled service was reliable with fairly empty roads, arriving a few minutes early.

Rob.
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
Hi Chris,
Did you do the walk from Porto to Santiago?
Can you please advise me?
I'm arriving Monday morning 10.9.2018 to Porto to start my walk.
Where do I go from the airport?
Thanks
Liliom

Welcome @Liliom
To start your Camino Portugues I’d suggest you take a bus from airport into the city of Porto to look around. (Not sure how much time you have).
Get your first sello at the cathedral.
So many options to choose from regarding route to take. Have you tried using the ‘search’ function in this forum ? So much info there.
Good luck and Buen Camino
Annie
 

Globalkerry

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First timer
Hi Chris,
Did you do the walk from Porto to Santiago?
Can you please advise me?
I'm arriving Monday morning 10.9.2018 to Porto to start my walk.
Where do I go from the airport?
Thanks
Liliom
I was starting Monday, now Tuesday! Dogsitting and owner is delayed. If you go to Porto cathedral, there is a tower building with maps and guidance, guy speaks English. Buy your passport inside cathedral. They will stamp it...ice cream shop across the street will stamp it! I might stop by the albergue today and see who’s around!
 

bobbogram

Member
Camino(s) past & future
El Norte San Sebastián to Santiago; Portuguese Lisbon to Porto; Porto to Santiago; Geneva west
“Did you do the walk from Porto to Santiago?”

I flew into Porto a month ago to finish the Lisbon to Porto portion from 2016, but the flight arrived 5 hours late, leaving insufficient time to go into Porto from the airport and begin. There is a convenient electric train to the city so I took it to one of its stops and switched to the northbound segment, eliminating the first day. I was meeting my son to hike the Camino west out of Geneva in a few weeks and had little wiggle room.
Once crossing the river into Portugal, the marked route got more crowded as did dining and rest facilities. With summer vacations over, foot traffic should subside.
If you haven’t been to Santiago in a while, the certificate office moved since my first Camino in 2014, El Norte.
 

Finisterre

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria 2001,
Porto 2006,
Valenca 2008,
Finisterre 2010,
SJdPP 2012,
Tui 2014.

No plans to return, yet.
i've done them. The most fun and quickest was hitch hiking. But I wouldn't want to depend on it for a flight.
 

ChrisT

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Last 100k of the French Way Nov 2017
Porto to Santiago Sept 2018
Hey Chris,

I just turned up on the day (early August) and bought a ticket from the office. Was fairly empty until Braga and then maybe 3/4 full. If you know when you want to travel I think you save a little money booking ahead and guarantee yourself a seat. For the day I travelled service was reliable with fairly empty roads, arriving a few minutes early.

Rob.
Thanks Rob,

I think the bus will be our best option. It doesn't sound too bad!

Cheers, Chris.
 
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I see there is a direct bus which takes nearly 4 hours.
A direct car will take at least 2 1/2 hours! I have not looked at the itinerary, but I suspect the bus will make a few stops. There is too much demand along that route, and too little in Santiago alone, for there to be no diversions to pick up passengers. I have waited in lines for the restroom that seemed to be four hours! :) Enjoy the bus ride.
 

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