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Trains from Santiago to Leon

Hanleyman

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Hi, I am making the pilgrimage in April from Leon. I need help with trains, i get into Santiago on the Ryanair flight at 13:05 and then eed to get to Leon. But it appears the only Leon train leave early morning...

Any help would be appreciated...

Thank you for a great forum - very helpful indeed.
 
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Hi Hanleyman and welcome to the forum!

Regarding the trains, I believe you would have to wait until the next day. I did also check the busses (http://www.alsa.es) and it looks like they have left as well when you arrive. :-(

...don't know if you have already bought your plane tickets, but if not have you considered flying into Oviedo (Listed as "Asturias" on the Ryanair website)?

..then from Oviedo a few hours by bus (see alsa website) to Leon.

Anyone else have any ideas?
 
Valladolid is faster than Asturias, as the airport is way the other side of Oviedo. [later edit: alsa.es run a direct service from Valladolid airport to Leon - takes 1h45] Or hire a car, of course.

It's been said on this forum before, but I'll say it again: if you want to get to central Spain, don't fly to Santiago! Public transport links to/from Galicia are generally poor.
 
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Handyman,

If you not have booked yet....try to get in Valladolid! Transfer with Ryanair-bus to the bus-station (ticket at the Ryanair-office at the airport). Just a little warm-up walk of 10 minutes to the Renfe-station.
Easy way to Leon by train (severals on a day).

Take a look at http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html for train-schedules Valladolid-Leon.

Buen Camino!

Paul
 
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trains to Leon

Thank you all very much for your advice. I have already got my air ticket to Santiago, so I shall be staying there the fiorst night and getting the train to leon the next morning. You live and learn...

Hanleyman
 

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