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Travelling from Barcelona to Sarria

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Delightfull

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Camino(s) past & future
Sarria - Santiago
Hello everyone,

This year will be my 1st Camino trip, and for the moment I have chosen Sarria to Santiago camino.

I have my flight booked from my country to Barcelona, and I am trying to find the best route to travel from Barcelona to Sarria, on 1st august. Do you what are best travel ships or companies? Do I need to schedule them in advance?

Thank you from my heart.

Andreea
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
Currently there are three trains a day, one a sleeper.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Frances (x4), Finisterre, Aragon, Via de la Plata, Portuguese 2011 -2015. Hospitalero 2015
Just a suggestion.
Fly Ryanair to Santiago, then bus to Lugo and Sarria. It could be cheaper and quicker. Use rome2rio.com for details
Buen Camino.
 

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
The sleeper train would be my preference. You can book at renfe.com
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
Just a suggestion.
Fly Ryanair to Santiago, then bus to Lugo and Sarria. It could be cheaper and quicker. Use rome2rio.com for details
Buen Camino.
If you intend to bus to Sarria though Lugo know that you can walk from Lugo a few kilometers on the Primativo to a point where you can get a stamp the required distance from SdC to qualify for the compostela. Then walk from there and have two days of relatively uncrowded walking before joining the CF im Melida.
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
In a bit of a dilemma. Arriving at 19:15 on 17/11 at Barcelona el Pratt airport. The train for Sarria where I am heading for leaves at 20:20 same day from Barcelona (Todas). If "Todas" means all stops then where is this train actually leaving from? Does anyone know if the time limit is too short or ok for the train? Can I book the train ticket when I know I will make it? Alternatively how can I get to Sarria on time to start my Camino? Sorry I know these questions have been raised before but I cannot seem to figure it out.
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
Are you saying that you only have 65 minutes from when your international plane flight lands until your train departs? It will take you that long to get off the plane, get your luggage, and go through customs/immigration. Plus you then have to bus/train/taxi to the train station in downtown Barcelona, so that’s at least another 30-45 minutes.

In short, take a later train or plan to get a hotel that night.
 

Tincatinker

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
In a bit of a dilemma. Arriving at 19:15 on 17/11 at Barcelona el Pratt airport. The train for Sarria where I am heading for leaves at 20:20 same day from Barcelona (Todas). If "Todas" means all stops then where is this train actually leaving from? Does anyone know if the time limit is too short or ok for the train? Can I book the train ticket when I know I will make it? Alternatively how can I get to Sarria on time to start my Camino? Sorry I know these questions have been raised before but I cannot seem to figure it out.
The Train departs Barcelona Sants. However, and sadly, you will have a challenge to make that connection from a 19:15 landing time. Remember, landing-times are "wheels-on-the-ground" not passengers disembarked and in the arrivals lounge. Train and bus journey times are around 20-30 minutes, Taxi perhaps, but not guaranteed to be, quicker.

Alternatives: Find accommodation in Barca and take the 09:00 on Sunday morning; find a flight Barca to Santiago and bus to Sarria via Lugo.

Buena Suerte
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
The Train departs Barcelona Sants. However, and sadly, you will have a challenge to make that connection from a 19:15 landing time. Remember, landing-times are "wheels-on-the-ground" not passengers disembarked and in the arrivals lounge. Train and bus journey times are around 20-30 minutes, Taxi perhaps, but not guaranteed to be, quicker.

Alternatives: Find accommodation in Barca and take the 09:00 on Sunday morning; find a flight Barca to Santiago and bus to Sarria via Lugo.

Buena Suerte
Thank you. May have to do that.
 

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
The trains run every 30 minutes. If you have cabin luggage only and take a taxi (about 12 mins, cost about €25), you should have a fair chance of catching the train. For such a long journey I would pay the extra €60 and upgrade from a seat to a bed and book it in advance on renfe.com
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
In a bit of a dilemma. Arriving at 19:15 on 17/11 at Barcelona el Pratt airport. The train for Sarria where I am heading for leaves at 20:20 same day from Barcelona (Todas). If "Todas" means all stops then where is this train actually leaving from? Does anyone know if the time limit is too short or ok for the train? Can I book the train ticket when I know I will make it? Alternatively how can I get to Sarria on time to start my Camino? Sorry I know these questions have been raised before but I cannot seem to figure it out.
Bear in mind that’s a 1915 SCHEDULED landing time. You would be utterly mad to rely on getting into a train at BCN Sants 65 minutes after a scheduled arrival at El Prat. If you did plan on that you would have a non refundable train ticket (unless you’re going to buy that in your notional 65 minutes as well) and no accommodation booked in Barcelona.

You need to take some risk out of your plans in my opinion.

(sorry - that all sounds unnecessarily harsh. Please excuse me, I’m not having a great day)

Have a good trip, whatever you choose to do.
 
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Donjek

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012 SJPdP - Fisterra
In a bit of a dilemma. Arriving at 19:15 on 17/11 at Barcelona el Pratt airport. The train for Sarria where I am heading for leaves at 20:20 same day from Barcelona (Todas). If "Todas" means all stops then where is this train actually leaving from? Does anyone know if the time limit is too short or ok for the train? Can I book the train ticket when I know I will make it? Alternatively how can I get to Sarria on time to start my Camino? Sorry I know these questions have been raised before but I cannot seem to figure it out.
Your desired Renfe station is Barcelona Sants. If you press the '+' under opciones you get an itinerary.

Your time appreciation is way wrong. There is no way that you will make 2020 train following a 1915 airport arrival. It will take half an hour to get off the plane and collect your bags. Customs will take time too. Transfer from T1 to T2, from where the Cercanias train departs, every 5 minutes and takes 10 minutes. The Cercanias/Rodalies train from Barcelona airport T2 to Sants takes 20 minutes. and runs every half hour. You add this all up and you'll realize that you'll need more than an hour just to get clear of the airport. And you're making a very optimistic assumption that your plane arrives on time.

Yes you can purchase your ticket just prior to boarding. Beware there are often lines that seem to move like molasses.

Other options for travel to Sarria:
a. Fly from Barcelona to Santiago SCL. Catch Empresa Friere bus direct from SCL airport to Lugo. Catch Monbus bus from Lugo to Sarria.

b. Take Renfe train from Barcelona to Madrid. Take Renfe train from Madrid to Sarria. Advantage is more frequent service and therefore possibly faster. Note there are two stations in Madrid; Chamartin and Atocha. You may need to use Cercanias train to transfer from one to the other ... check the details.

Here is Aena Barcelona Airport

Here is Barcelona Sants

Here is Barcelona Rodalies (train from airport to Sants)

Here is Renfe

Here is Aena Santiago Airport

Here is Empresa Friere

Here is Monbus
 
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Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
Your desired Renfe station is Barcelona Sants. If you press the '+' under opciones you get an itinerary.

Your time appreciation is way wrong. There is no way that you will make 2020 train following a 1915 airport arrival. It will take half an hour to get off the plane and collect your bags. Customs will take time too. Transfer from T1 to T2, from where the Cercanias train departs, every 5 minutes and takes 10 minutes. The Cercanias/Rodalies train from Barcelona airport T2 to Sants takes 20 minutes. and runs every half hour. You add this all up and you'll realize that you'll need more than an hour just to get clear of the airport. And you're making a very optimistic assumption that your plane arrives on time.

Yes you can purchase your ticket just prior to boarding. Beware there are often lines that seem to move like molasses.

Other options for travel to Sarria:
a. Fly from Barcelona to Santiago SCL. Catch Empresa Friere bus direct from SCL airport to Lugo. Catch Monbus bus from Lugo to Sarria.

b. Take Renfe train from Barcelona to Madrid. Take Renfe train from Madrid to Sarria. Advantage is more frequent service and therefore possibly faster. Note there are two stations in Madrid; Chamartin and Atocha. You may need to use Cercanias train to transfer from one to the other ... check the details.

Here is Aena Barcelona Airport

Here is Barcelona Sants

Here is Barcelona Rodalies (train from airport to Sants)

Here is Renfe

Here is Aena Santiago Airport

Here is Empresa Friere

Here is Monbus
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
Your desired Renfe station is Barcelona Sants. If you press the '+' under opciones you get an itinerary.

Your time appreciation is way wrong. There is no way that you will make 2020 train following a 1915 airport arrival. It will take half an hour to get off the plane and collect your bags. Customs will take time too. Transfer from T1 to T2, from where the Cercanias train departs, every 5 minutes and takes 10 minutes. The Cercanias/Rodalies train from Barcelona airport T2 to Sants takes 20 minutes. and runs every half hour. You add this all up and you'll realize that you'll need more than an hour just to get clear of the airport. And you're making a very optimistic assumption that your plane arrives on time.

Yes you can purchase your ticket just prior to boarding. Beware there are often lines that seem to move like molasses.

Other options for travel to Sarria:
a. Fly from Barcelona to Santiago SCL. Catch Empresa Friere bus direct from SCL airport to Lugo. Catch Monbus bus from Lugo to Sarria.

b. Take Renfe train from Barcelona to Madrid. Take Renfe train from Madrid to Sarria. Advantage is more frequent service and therefore possibly faster. Note there are two stations in Madrid; Chamartin and Atocha. You may need to use Cercanias train to transfer from one to the other ... check the details.

Here is Aena Barcelona Airport

Here is Barcelona Sants

Here is Barcelona Rodalies (train from airport to Sants)

Here is Renfe

Here is Aena Santiago Airport

Here is Empresa Friere

Here is Monbus
Thank you for the detailed information. It will certainly help with the logistics.
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
The Train departs Barcelona Sants. However, and sadly, you will have a challenge to make that connection from a 19:15 landing time. Remember, landing-times are "wheels-on-the-ground" not passengers disembarked and in the arrivals lounge. Train and bus journey times are around 20-30 minutes, Taxi perhaps, but not guaranteed to be, quicker.

Alternatives: Find accommodation in Barca and take the 09:00 on Sunday morning; find a flight Barca to Santiago and bus to Sarria via Lugo.

Buena Suerte
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
Bear in mind that’s a 1915 SCHEDULED landing time. You would be utterly mad to rely on getting into a train at BCN Sants 65 minutes after a scheduled arrival at El Prat. If you did plan on that you would have a non refundable train ticket (unless you’re going to buy that in your notional 65 minutes as well) and no accommodation booked in Barcelona.

You need to take some risk out of your plans in my opinion.

(sorry - that all sounds unnecessarily harsh. Please excuse me, I’m not having a great day)

Have a good trip, whatever you choose to do.
 

Camgal

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2020)
Camino Portugese (2020)
Thanks for the suggestion. Will catch the early flight to SDC the next day and make my way to Sarria from there. I tried different towns from Barca. For some strangers reason all trains leave at that magic time of 20:20! They may probably cha into a pumpkin otherwise. It throws a spanner on my Camino itineary unfortunately. Buen Camino.🙄
Your desired Renfe station is Barcelona Sants. If you press the '+' under opciones you get an itinerary.

Your time appreciation is way wrong. There is no way that you will make 2020 train following a 1915 airport arrival. It will take half an hour to get off the plane and collect your bags. Customs will take time too. Transfer from T1 to T2, from where the Cercanias train departs, every 5 minutes and takes 10 minutes. The Cercanias/Rodalies train from Barcelona airport T2 to Sants takes 20 minutes. and runs every half hour. You add this all up and you'll realize that you'll need more than an hour just to get clear of the airport. And you're making a very optimistic assumption that your plane arrives on time.

Yes you can purchase your ticket just prior to boarding. Beware there are often lines that seem to move like molasses.

Other options for travel to Sarria:
a. Fly from Barcelona to Santiago SCL. Catch Empresa Friere bus direct from SCL airport to Lugo. Catch Monbus bus from Lugo to Sarria.

b. Take Renfe train from Barcelona to Madrid. Take Renfe train from Madrid to Sarria. Advantage is more frequent service and therefore possibly faster. Note there are two stations in Madrid; Chamartin and Atocha. You may need to use Cercanias train to transfer from one to the other ... check the details.

Here is Aena Barcelona Airport

Here is Barcelona Sants

Here is Barcelona Rodalies (train from airport to Sants)

Here is Renfe

Here is Aena Santiago Airport

Here is Empresa Friere

Here is Monbus
Thanks so much for the information. Have decided to Take the early morning flight to SDC. Then connect from there to Sarria.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
I'm on Camino myself at this moment so I can't get all the details about starting from Lugo but somewhere just a few kilometers from there is a point from which you can also get compostela. That gives you a day or two of no crowds before joining the CF and saves you the connection from Lugo to Sarria. Maybe another member can comment on this.
 

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