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Laura McGreevy
Laura McGreevy

Camino Del Norte Travel Guide

Overview

Here at Macs Adventure we understand that our customers have very busy lives!  Planning any adventure takes a lot of time and patience, therefore we have we have put together a travel blog which will hopefully take the hassle off of you help in the initial planning stages of this once in a lifetime journey! Travelling to Spain is very straight forward with their national airline Iberia offering a wide network of flights from across the globe. Both the UK and Europe have a wide selection of low-cost carriers which serves the country.

Transport in general in the country is reasonably priced, quick and efficient therefore getting to the start and getting home from the finish of your Camino should be simple! The rail network reaches the main towns, and the expanding high-speed network makes travelling even quicker from Madrid.  Visit RENFE for timetables and fares. Buses in Spain are generally very reliable connect almost all of the country’s towns and villages, many of the more rural areas are only accessible by bus.  Visit ALSA and Avanzabus for timetables and fares. Below is some information regarding your travel options to/from the Camino del Norte. You may also find www.skyscanner.com and www.rome2rio.com useful resources to assist with your travel planning.

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How to get to/from San Sebastián:

Bilbao airport (95km)

If flying from the UK, low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Vueling airlines offer direct flights to Bilbao from Manchester, London Stansted & Heathrow. If you are coming from Europe then please look at the Bilbao airport website to see what airlines suit you best. From Bilbao you can get to San Sebastián (1H25) easily by bus with ALSA. If travelling from overseas the best option is to fly into Madrid or Barcelona and catch an Iberia or Vueling flight to San Sebastián airport (20km).

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How to get to/from Bilbao:

Bilbao airport (10km)

If flying from the UK, low-cost airlines such as easyJet and Vueling offer direct flights to Bilbao from Manchester, London Stansted & Heathrow. If you are coming from Europe then please look at the Bilbao airport website to see what airlines suit you best. If travelling from overseas the best option is to fly into Madrid and catch an Iberia or Vueling internal flight to Bilbao. Alternatively take the ALSA bus from Madrid to Bilbao which will take approximately 5 hours.

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How to get to/from Santander:

Santander airport (10km)

If flying from the UK, low-cost carrier Ryanair offers direct flights to Santander Edinburgh and London Stansted. If you are coming from Europe then please look at the Santander airport website and check what airlines suit you best. If you are travelling from overseas, you have a few options.  You can fly into London and catch a Ryanair flight to Santander. Alternatively you can fly into Madrid and catch an internal flight with Iberia. Otherwise take the train from Madrid which will take approximately 7-8 hrs (indirect).  Train timetables and fares can be viewed at RENFE.

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How to get to/from Gijón:

Asturias airport (42km)

If flying from the UK, low-cost carrier easyJet offers a direct service to Asturias airport from London Stansted. If you are coming from Europe then please look at Asturias airport website and check what airlines suit you best. If you are travelling from overseas, you have a few options.  You can fly into London and catch an easyJet flight to Asturias airport or alternatively you can fly into Madrid and catch an internal flight to Asturias airport with Iberia. From Asturias airport you can get to Gijón (45mins) easily by bus with ALSA.

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How to get to/from Ribadeo:

Asturias airport (95km)

If flying from the UK, low-cost carrier easyJet offers a direct service to Asturias airport from London Stansted. If you are coming from Europe then please look at Asturias airport website and check what airlines suit you best. If you are travelling from overseas, you have a few options.  You can fly into London and catch an easyJet flight to Asturias airport or alternatively you can fly into Madrid and catch an internal flight to Asturias airport with Iberia. From the airport take the bus to Oviedo (45mins) and then a connection to Ribadeo (3H) with ALSA. Alternatively, fly into Santiago de Compostela.

If flying from the UK, low cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair offer direct flights to Santiago from London Stansted and London Gatwick. If you are coming from Europe then please look at the Santiago Airport website and check what airlines suit you best. Then you can take a bus up to Ribadeo with ALSA which takes around 3-4 hours.

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How to get to/from Santiago de Compostela:

Santiago airport (12km)

If flying from the UK, low cost airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair offers direct flights to Santiago from London Stansted and London Gatwick. If you are coming from Europe then please look at the Santiago Airport website and check what airlines suit you best. If you are travelling from overseas, you have a few options.  You can fly into London and catch a Ryanair or easyJet flight to Santiago. Alternatively you can fly into Madrid and catch an internal flight with either Ryanair or Vueling airlines. Otherwise take the train from Madrid which will take approximately 7-8 hrs.  Train timetables and fares can be viewed at RENFE. We hope this is of some help in planning your Camino and for any other details on the various trips, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialists at info@macsadventure.com.

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