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Getting from Bilbao to Santiago Compostella

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Getting from Bilbao to Santiago Compostella

We are attending a business meeting in Santiago de Compostella. We would like to precede it by exploring Bilbao. But we are not sure what choices exist for getting from Bilbao to Santiago. It seems like a 250 mile drive is too much. So we are hoping that there is a direct way to get from Bilbao to Santiago either by train, plane, bus or ???. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Getting from Bilbao to Santiago Compostella

There are flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela by IBERIA. The flight takes 1 hour.

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2. Re: Getting from Bilbao to Santiago Compostella

Is there more than one train between BIL and SCQ? I checked on the Renfe website, but I have seen a narrow gauge railway listed that looked very scenic. But, I have been unable to figure out how to book that scenic train just to go as far as SCQ and not all the way to Leon. Any thoughts on taking either train?

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3. Re: Getting from Bilbao to Santiago Compostella

The narrow gauge train is a long journey.

For example Bilbao to Santander is @ 3 hours

Santander to Oviedo is @ 4 hours

Oviedo to Ferrol is @ 7 hours.

From the web site none of these trains connect up with each other.

From Ferrol you have to take a RENFE train to SdC.

The web site for FEVE is

http://www.feve.es/

Ian and Irene

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