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Transport to O Cebreiro

CarryLessKevin

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Frances from SJPP
I have been section hiking the Camino Frances. I hiked SJPP to Burgos in 2018 and Burgos to O'Cebreiro in 2019 and am finally getting back to finish it all on the 23rd.

I have checked all the usual suspects for transport from Santiago to O'Cebreiro (it's about 40km past Sarria on the same bus route). I can only find a single bus per day that leaves half an hour before I arrive.

I've tried rome2rio.com, alsa.es, monbus.es and renfe.es. Have I missed anything? Does anyone know a better way to get there or do I have to kill a day in Santiago?

I'm happy to walk up from Pedrafita if necesary but can't find buses there either.

Thanks all.

Buen Camino
 
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Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (roads & paths; Tours; Francés; sea; roads & paths)
I've tried rome2rio.com, alsa.es, monbus.es and renfe.es. Have I missed anything? Does anyone know a better way to get there or do I have to kill a day in Santiago?

I'm happy to walk up from Pedrafita if necesary but can't find buses there either.
I suppose you mean the 23rd of October as your starting day which is a Saturday?

Alsa has four buses on that day, the first leaving Santiago at 8:00 and the last leaving at 21:30 and arriving in Pedrafita do Cebreiro at 00:50.

For Pedrafita to O Cebreiro itself you either have to walk or take a taxi. If you spend the night in Pedrafita, your host may offer to drive you in the morning.

There is only one daily bus that serves O Cebreiro directly: Santiago->O Cebreiro, arriving around 14:00.

Rome2Rio has some problems with distinguishing O Cebreiro from Piedrafita do/del Cebreiro as such. Also, the online timetables call it sometimes Piedrafita (Spanish) and sometimes Pedrafita (Galician). Same with Cebrero and O Cebreiro.
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
If you do walk from the bus stop in
Piedrafita to O Cebreiro it will take about 1 hour. You can follow the rua Observatorio and then Lu 633.
 
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CarryLessKevin

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I suppose you mean the 23rd of October as your starting day which is a Saturday?

Alsa has four buses on that day, the first leaving Santiago at 8:00 and the last leaving at 21:30 and arriving in Pedrafita do Cebreiro at 00:50.

For Pedrafita to O Cebreiro itself you either have to walk or take a taxi. If you spend the night in Pedrafita, your host may offer to drive you in the morning.

There is only one daily bus that serves O Cebreiro directly: Santiago->O Cebreiro, arriving around 14:00.

Rome2Rio has some problems with distinguishing O Cebreiro from Piedrafita do/del Cebreiro as such. Also, the online timetables call it sometimes Piedrafita (Spanish) and sometimes Pedrafita (Galician). Same with Cebrero and O Cebreiro.
Thanks Kathar1na, they weren't there last time I looked or perhaps I just failed to find it, but it felt like there should be more options.
 
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CarryLessKevin

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Frances from SJPP
If you do walk from the bus stop in
Piedrafita to O Cebreiro it will take about 1 hour. You can follow the rua Observatorio and then Lu 633.
I walked down from O Cerbeiro to Piedrafita when I finished my stint in 2019, it was quite a pleasant walk and a good start to my journey back to Madrid. I changed buses in Pontferrada.

Thanks
 

Doughnut NZ

From Aotearoa New Zealand
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2022
I have been section hiking the Camino Frances. I hiked SJPP to Burgos in 2018 and Burgos to O'Cebreiro in 2019 and am finally getting back to finish it all on the 23rd.

I have checked all the usual suspects for transport from Santiago to O'Cebreiro (it's about 40km past Sarria on the same bus route). I can only find a single bus per day that leaves half an hour before I arrive.

I've tried rome2rio.com, alsa.es, monbus.es and renfe.es. Have I missed anything? Does anyone know a better way to get there or do I have to kill a day in Santiago?

I'm happy to walk up from Pedrafita if necesary but can't find buses there either.

Thanks all.

Buen Camino
You could try looking for options to Villafranca del Bierzo as it is a larger town not far past O Cebreiro and then taxi or local bus back from there. It is more roundabout but may save you an extra overnight stay.
 

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