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Clive Williams

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the Camino de Santiago, only the last 100km from Sarria to Santiago I'm April 2020
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could advise on the best form of travel between Santiago and Sarria. I am walking the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago and finding the train/bus websites very unclear on times and cost. The walk starts from Sarria and as I fly in to Santiago need to get to Sarria the same day.
Has anyone had any experience of this and willing to give me some guidance please.
Many thanks
Clive Williams
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Clive, you might contact Caminofacil and ask them what they charge, then perhaps post something asking if any other pilgrims want to share a taxi? Depending on the MONTH you go there are regular buses.
 

Mark McCarthy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2014 2015
Lourdes 2 SdC 2016
Sarria 2 SdC April&Oct 2016 & (April 2018)
Camino Baztan June 2017
This video is worth a watch:
The cost is about €10 for the bus to Lugo and bout €5 from Lugo to Sarria. If you let me know what date and time you arrive, I am happy to check the timetable for you.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
When I went to the rome2rio site, it shows a bus but only a few times a week. There is hourly service on the train from Santiago to Ourense and then a change of train but the schedule isn't that great. It looks like a better bet would be from A Coruna (direct train to Sarria) and buses that you have to change in Lugo but better connections. With all the pilgrims from Santiago you would think there would be a Santiago->Sarria direct train.
 

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
With all the pilgrims from Santiago you would think there would be a Santiago->Sarria direct train.
There were plans announced in 2018 to create a direct bus service that would run from Santiago to O Cebreiro and passing through Sarria and the other main Camino Frances towns along the way. I have heard nothing more about the idea since. :rolleyes: Personally I would find it very strange and unsatisfactory to travel all the way to Santiago just in order to leave it by bus or train and then walk back to there. Seems a peculiar way of approaching a pilgrimage to begin from your destination!
 

Clive Williams

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the Camino de Santiago, only the last 100km from Sarria to Santiago I'm April 2020
This video is worth a watch:
The cost is about €10 for the bus to Lugo and bout €5 from Lugo to Sarria. If you let me know what date and time you arrive, I am happy to check the timetable for you.
Hi Mark
We fly into Santiago on Sunday 29th March about 3pm. We would like to get to Sarria on that Sunday so that we have a day to look around on the Monday before starting the walk on the Tuesday. We are then planning on have a couple of extra nights in Santiago after completing the walk.
Really appreciate your help so many thanks,
Clive
 

Mark McCarthy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2014 2015
Lourdes 2 SdC 2016
Sarria 2 SdC April&Oct 2016 & (April 2018)
Camino Baztan June 2017
There is a bus at 18:45 which gets into Lugo at 20:30 amd they you have a quick change at Lugo stop to take the 20:35 Monbus to Sarria. It is a small bus station and the bus generally arrives in early so a 5 minute switch over should be OK. The Monbus arrives in Sarria at 21:05. It is about a 10/15 minute walk from the bus station to the old town where most of the albergues are based. There is not a lot to see in Sarria itself and personally, if I had an extra day I would either split the third day (which is the toughest day) by staying in Melide or have an extra day in Santiago.
 

Clive Williams

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the Camino de Santiago, only the last 100km from Sarria to Santiago I'm April 2020
There is a bus at 18:45 which gets into Lugo at 20:30 amd they you have a quick change at Lugo stop to take the 20:35 Monbus to Sarria. It is a small bus station and the bus generally arrives in early so a 5 minute switch over should be OK. The Monbus arrives in Sarria at 21:05. It is about a 10/15 minute walk from the bus station to the old town where most of the albergues are based. There is not a lot to see in Sarria itself and personally, if I had an extra day I would either split the third day (which is the toughest day) by staying in Melide or have an extra day in Santiago.
I think it may be better to stay in Santiago on the Sunday as the bus times are a bit tight. Would you mind letting me know what the bus times are early afternoon on the Monday to Sarria please.
Sorry to be a pain and really appreciate your help.
Clive
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés

spursfan

Veteran Member
As well as the bus that goes direct from Santiago to Lugo there is also a bus that goes via the airport - you will be able to check the schedule on the link already given by changing the start point

Once you've landed you should buy your ticket from the machine at the airport outside the terminal - typically you'll need a credit card not cash - and, if there are seats available, it will print out your ticket; if the bus is already full (unlikely at your time of year) you might have to take the airport bus into the bus station in Santiago and get a direct bus to Lugo instead

So please don't fret too much but always have a plan B just in case
 

Nezabudka

Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Burgos (Oct 2018)
Sarria-Fisterra (June 2020)
MonBus used to have a direct route to Sarria at around 3pm, weekdays. It doesn't show it anymore, even though Rome2Rio still advises about it. Their webpage doesn't let to chose Sarria as a bus station at all now, neither from nor to Sarria.
I emailed them last week and was said that schedules are changing and better to give them a call - 982292900 .
I just hasn't done it yet, as still have plenty of time and hoping they will amend the webpage schedules accordingly.

My other option, as advised above is to get to Lugo either by bus (Empresa Portomarin) or by train (renfe) and then quite many trains/buses to Sarria.
 

Donjek

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012 SJPdP - Fisterra
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could advise on the best form of travel between Santiago and Sarria. I am walking the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago and finding the train/bus websites very unclear on times and cost. The walk starts from Sarria and as I fly in to Santiago need to get to Sarria the same day.
Has anyone had any experience of this and willing to give me some guidance please.
Many thanks
Clive Williams
Empresa Friere bus from Santiago Airport to Lugo.

Monbus from Lugo to Sarria.

Aena Santiago Lavacolla Airport:
 

Mark McCarthy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2014 2015
Lourdes 2 SdC 2016
Sarria 2 SdC April&Oct 2016 & (April 2018)
Camino Baztan June 2017
There is an Empresa Freire bus which leaves Santiago bus station at 12:45 on Monday and arrives in Lugo bus station at 14:45. The next Monbus then from Lugo to Sarria leaves Lugo at 15:20 and arrives in Sarria at 15:50.
 

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