Getting there and back

Air Travel 

Ryanair Various Spanish, French and Portuguese destinations.

Easyjet Various Spanish, French and Portuguese destinations.

Flybe Various Spanish, French and Portuguese destinations.

Vueling A low-cost Spanish airline which flies to many Spanish, French and Portuguese destinations via Barcelona, please check their website for details.

Iberia Various flights from UK to Spain, plus internal flights.

BA Various flights to Spain including London City to Granada

Cityjet Some flights from London City Airport to France.

Jet2  Flights from UK to France and Spain.

Hop For internal flights in France.

Air Europa Flights from London to Madrid, internal flights in Spain.

Airport-Desk Useful information about individual airports worldwide, including UK, France and Spain.

Coach Travel UK to Europe

Eurolines From London’s Victoria Coach Station, various destinations in France and Spain.

European Bike Express Regular services from UK to France and NE of Spain, bikes are transported intact.

ALSA International Spanish bus company with services across Europe.  The UK-Spain/France services appear to be Euroline services.

Rail Travel to Europe

Voyages SNCF (Previously Raileurope)  For bookings from London to all destinations.

The Man in Seat 61 A goldmine of information about rail and ferry travel in Europe and worldwide.  If you intend to travel by train this is a must-read.

Rail Travel in France

SNCF All French national rail timetables (including connections via Eurostar), with the facility for buying tickets.   SNCF also operate coaches through OUIBUS.

Sometimes the SNCF site can be difficult, try Loco2 or capitainetrain

Bus Travel in France

Transports64  Buses connecting Biarritz, Bayonne, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Ostabat, Navarrenx, Pau.

Arriving at Biarritz?

Biarritz airport All information on services etc.

Chronoplus Airport bus from Biarritz to Bayonne (look for line 14, Anglet aéroport to Bayonne gare).

PESA  Buses from airport to Irun, San Sebastián and Bilbao.

Arriving at Toulouse?

Toulouse Blagnac airport  All information on services, access etc.

Tisséo   Toulouse public transport including AERO bus details.

Arriving at Bordeaux?

Bordeaux Mérignac airport

Navetteaeroport-bordeaux  Airport – train station shuttle bus.

infotbc   Bordeaux public transport.

Arriving in Paris?

Website for Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

Website for Beauvais Tillé airport.

RATP   Paris metro.

Other French Airports

Lyon Saint Exupéry       Rodez Aveyron        Brive Souillac               Pau Pyrénées

Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes      Marseille Provence       Montpellier–Méditerranée

Limoges      Tours Val de Loire      Poitiers Biard       La Rochelle Île de Ré     Rennes-Bretagne

Ferry travel to Spain

Brittany Ferries offers Plymouth to Santander for foot and cycle passengers.

Santander ferry terminal is in the heart of the city, information about travel links here.

There is a comprehensive ferry booking website https://www.aferry.co.uk/  Initially it appears that it is for vehicle bookings only, but it has instructions for booking as a foot passenger or with a bicycle.

Rail Travel in Spain

RENFE Gives the complete Spanish rail network, expresses and regional, timetables from anywhere to anywhere, fares and you can even book tickets.  What’s more, it works.  FEVE (the narrow-gauge railway operating between Ferrol-Oviedo-Bilbao is now owned and operated by RENFE.

Spanish Rail Service RENFE’s booking agent in the UK.

Bus Travel in Spain

ALSA Gives all the ALSA bus services, and allows you to buy tickets.  Works very well and easily for all the long-distance coaches between the major towns. Not so easily for more local services but there is an e-mail facility to deal with precise queries which is answered almost immediately.  You will also find Alsa’s international services here (click on the international tab)  and a Camino planning tool too for journeys in Spain and Portugal including bicycle carriage options (click “services” and then “Xacobeo”).

Autobuses La Union Buses from Bilbao.

PESA Bus services Irún, San Sebastián and Bilbao

Autocares Artieda Pamplona to Roncesvalles bus service.

PLM Autocares Pamplona – Logroño – Madrid bus service.

Empresa Freire Santiago city/airport bus service to Lugo.

Monbus Lugo – Sarria bus service, Santiago to Ferrol.

Arriva Various routes in Galicia, A Coruña to Ferrol.

Autos Cal Pita ACoruña airport bus.

Autna Services in Galicia and Portugal.

Vigo Bus Station Info on services and operators.

Avanza Bus services from Madrid to many parts of Spain.

Damas Bus services between Huelva and Seville.

Socibus Bus service from Madrid to locations such as Seville, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz and Huelva.

Sarfa  Buses from Figueres.

Sagalés Buses in Catalunya (Barcelona, Girona, Figueres, Tàrrega, Manresa, Lleida, Montserrat, Navarcles).

Taxis, Luggage Transport & Other Travel Services in Spain

Bus Solución Norte Fran Ruiz Camacho is a licensed taxi driver from near Noja, Cantabria – available 24 hours and speaks English who offers ‘just luggage transfer’ as some clients may not want to be sold other services by tour operators. Fran covers the entire the North coast – he mainly operates in all of Cantabria from Bilbao to Oviedo. He also regularly runs out to France, Burgos, Valladolid, Madrid, Galicia and León. Fran is also a licensed bus driver and has access to buses of all sorts and sizes… for small or large groups… He can easily collect groups at Santander or Bilbao airports, which are less than an hour away; or can go further afield if necessary.

Camino de Santiago Reservas Bicycle and luggage transport services, various routes.

Globetrotters This company offers transport of rucksacks, bicycles etc from Logroño to Castrojeriz.

Jacotrans A company offering transport of luggage & bicycles, clothing, equipment and bicycle spare parts sales, and a number of other practical services to pilgrims along the Camino Francés. The site is in various languages, including English.

Taxi Francisco Igoa Martínez Pamplona – Roncesvalles.

Amawalker Blogspot has a very comprehensive list of taxis and luggage services in France & Spain.

Arriving in Bilbao?

Bilbao Airport All information on services and connections.

Bilbao Airport Bus Details on the Bizkaibus service from the airport to Bilbao, information also available via Alsa.

 Bilbao Bus Station Timetables and other information.

Bilbao Stations  Some useful information on working out which station you need in Bilbao, with addresses.

Bilbao Ferry Port information.

Arriving in Madrid?

Madrid Airport  Full information on airport, services and connections to Madrid.

Madrid Airport Trains  Information on the Madrid Renfe Cercanías trains.

Madrid Airport Bus  All the details on this service.

Madrid Alsa Bus Station  All information on the station, timetables etc.

Arriving in Santander?

Santander Airport  Information on services and travel links etc.

Santander Ferry Port information.

Arriving in Asturias Oviedo?

Asturias Ovideo Airport  Information on services and travel links etc.

Arriving in Santiago?

Santiago Airport  Information on services, travel links etc.

Empresa Freire Operates the bus service between Labacolla Airport and Santiago.

Tralusa Santiago urban bus system

Arriving in Málaga?

Málaga Airport All information on destinations, transfers etc.

EMTMalaga Bus company which runs airport bus.

Renfe Cercanías Málaga Málaga suburban train services.

Málaga Bus Station This is where the Eurolines coach terminates.

Arriving in Granada?

Granada Airport All information on transfers, destinations etc.

Autocares J Gonzalez Airport bus service.

Granada Information Lots of helpful travel info.

Arriving in Seville?

Seville Airport   and Seville Airport alternative website All information on transfers, destinations etc.

Tussam Bus timetables and route map for all transport types in Seville.

Arriving in Zaragoza?

Zaragoza airport All information on transfers, destinations etc.

CTAZ – Zaragoza public transport website.

Zaragoza bus station

Alosa buses – part of Avanza group, Zaragoza to Jaca and other routes.

Arriving in Girona-Costa Brava?

Girona airport website.

Girona/Barcelona airports website.

Sagalés  Girona airport bus.

Rail Travel in Portugal

CP Portuguese national rail service website, English version.

Bus Travel in Portugal

Rede Expressos Coach services to all parts of Portugal. English version.

Autna Bus services in Portugal and Galicia.

Taxis, Luggage Transport & Other Travel Services in Portugal

Portugal Green Walks Camino Portugués luggage transfer services.

Arriving in Lisbon?

Lisbon Airport All information, including transport links.

Metro Metro website with maps, fares etc

Carris Lisbon bus services.

Travelcards Lisbon prepaid travel card information.

Aerobus Airport bus.

100rumos Airport shuttle.

Lonely Planet A wealth of information about transport connections out of Lisbon

Arriving in Porto?

Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport All information on destinations, connections etc

Andante travel cards These are used for most Porto public transport, this FAQ covers most questions.

Porto Metro Routes, maps, fares etc.

STCP Buses Routes, maps, fares etc.

Useful Contacts in Santiago

Santiago Tourist Office at Rúa do Vilar, 63  General help and advice. Will book accommodation and local tours and activities.

Viaxes Piña Will book flights and all other methods of transport other than the FEVE trains.  Call in at Rúa do Hórreo, 21.

Camino Travel Center  and on Facebook Staff speak English and will help with booking transport home and accommodation.  They also offer tours and accommodation booking across various Camino routes.  Find them at Rùa República de El Salvador, 28.

Internet Cafes and WiFi hotspots Exercise your usual vigilance about using public computers and networks, especially for anything with sensitive information or passwords (such as booking travel tickets).

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