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Camino Frances (2017); Camino a Muxia (2017)
I will start my Camino by flying into Santiago de Compostela on July 7 and traveling by train the next day to Burgos where I will begin my walk on the 9th. I have a train ticket for Santiago to Burgos that involves a transfer in Ourense. However, there's only a 5 minute window between when the train from Santiago arrives and the train to Burgos departs. Has anyone else made this journey? How concerned should I be about making the switch to the train to Burgos?
 
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2000,2001,2004 Camino Frances from St. Jean
2005 Camino Argonese from Oloron to Puente de la Reina, Camino Frances from St. Jean,
2013 Camino Portugese from Porto, Camino Ingles from Ferrol, Camino Finisterre
(2016) Camino Portugese from Braga
Ourense has two stations and both of them are small. Spanish trains run pretty close to scheduled times, so the connection should not be a problem. Just make certain that you get off at the correct station. I have made many train connections without an issue.
 

MikeC

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Year of past OR future Camino
Cycled SJPP to SDC September 2016
Starting Camino Ingles June 2018
I will start my Camino by flying into Santiago de Compostela on July 7 and traveling by train the next day to Burgos where I will begin my walk on the 9th. I have a train ticket for Santiago to Burgos that involves a transfer in Ourense. However, there's only a 5 minute window between when the train from Santiago arrives and the train to Burgos departs. Has anyone else made this journey? How concerned should I be about making the switch to the train to Burgos?
I have made this connection going towards Santiago and had the same worries, but it worked out fine.
It was a scheduled connection and the two trains used both tracks at an island platform. I just walked off one train and straight onto the other.
you won’t be the only person making the connection so look out for others to take a cue from.
The Ourense to Burgos train will probably have Barcelona as it’s final destination.
Buen Camino
 

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