Public Transport in El Camino de Santiago

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  • #1028

    Pilgrim
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    Are the routes of El Camino de Santiago on public highways with public transport available if needed?

  • #1037

    Pilgrim
    Keymaster

    Yes, there is public transport available in every village you walk through in El Camino de Santiago. You can take a bus that takes you to the next village if for some reason you cannot walk. The bus goes by a different route than the route the pilgrims walk.

  • #1091

    Pilgrim
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    A follow up to the public transport from another traveler. We are only able to do two weeks in September this year, so will start in SJPDP and not sure where we will end up, Somewhere past Burgos for sure. To return we will have to take the train from Burgos to Bilbao. Will we really have access to public transport for the trip back to Burgos? If so are advance reservations required?

  • #1092

    Pilgrim
    Keymaster

    Hey Garth, welcome to el camino de santiago forum! I don’t think you need any reservation because they are kind of short distance bus lines that don’t need to be booked. I would walk el Camino de Santiago without worrying about it until Burgos, and once there ask to the albergue’s staff or tourist office precisely for the bus timetables and the villages with bus stop in the bus line. In that way you will have a better idea where you will finish and you’ll get the exact information.

    And remember if for some reason the timetable doesn’t fit to you, or you miss the bus or whatever, you can always call a taxi, just ask the phone number to someone in the albergue or the village. In a village of Leon where I was running a pilgrims hostel the taxi fare was 1 euro per km, so it shouldn’t be much different there.

    By the way, be well ahead of time in Burgos for the train because Burgos train station is quite far from the center and you have to take a local bus or a taxi to get there.
    I hope this helps.
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  • #1194

    Pilgrim
    Keymaster

    Hello, we are going to the Camino de Santiago on Sept. 12.
    We are going to train or bus to Leon or Bugos. We want to find out if
    after you begin walking and want to go on to another city or town can you get in a taxi or bus to fast forward yourself towards the Compostela. We want to enjoy the larger towns and also see some of the little villages along the Camino de Santiago but not sure if it is easy enough to get on a bus towards the next town. We have to leave Santiago on Sept. 21st in the evening to fly to Barcelona. thanks for your input.

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  • #1197

    Pilgrim
    Keymaster

    Hi Gloria,
    Don’t worry at all about that, it’s very easy and cheap to take a bus to the following village or even hundreds of km if necessary, just ask the locals or the person in charge of the hostel in the village where you want to take it. Taxis are also available, in case the bus timetable is not good for you, normally at a rate around 1 euro per km.
    Buen Camino

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The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela