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Travel from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao?


Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2012
Via de la Plata 2013
Chemin le Puy (2015 hopefully)
Can anyone please suggest the best way to get from SdC to Bilbao? I really want to see the Guggenheim before I return to Australia (flying out of Paris June 1st).
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There is a bus service with Alsa. The website is


train with connection in Ourense. Spanish Rail (RENFE) website is

Journey for both options will take most of the day.

If you have the time and the inclination, you may also be able to use the narrow gauge railway from Ferrol all the way along the coast but I'm not sure what connections are required. See

EDIT: Journey by FEVE can be done Ferrol - Oviedo - Sanatander, then Santander - Bilbao but not in a single day.

I'm at work at the moment, but drop me a PM if you need further help and I'll try to do so later.



Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2012
Via de la Plata 2013
Chemin le Puy (2015 hopefully)
Thank you Mig - I think the bus sounds really good. Now I've just got to get to SJPDP and walk the 800km. Might need a few buses along the way...

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