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Getting to the ferry

Ilkley, United...
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Getting to the ferry

Looking to take a ferry from santander in October after fininshing the walk in Santiago de Compostela. This direct train route does not seem to be recognised.................Must go via somewhere else....??

Any ideas or suggestions?

seboer

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1. Re: Getting to the ferry

There is no direct train route from Santiago to Santander. The FEVE trains (nothing to do with RENFE), www.feve.es, run trains from other places in Galicia to Santander, via Oviedo, this takes 12 hours.

ALSA also run direct buses from Santiago to Santander, www.alsa.es, which take slightly less at 10 hours! It's a long trip.

If you're wanting to get there faster, consider hiring a car, although it still takes 5-6 hours to drive.

Another option, though this may seem ridiculous at first, could be to fly to Santander via Madrid with Ryanair, may take less time, even with transfers, and could be cheaper too.

Good luck!

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2. Re: Getting to the ferry

Many thanks for a prompt reply! Didn't realise it was quite so complicated.

Just checked Ryanair - yes, seems crazy via Madrid - and wouldn't get there in time for the ferry....

The ferry seemed a good idea - but maybe I'll just FLY home from Santiago!

Many thanks

seboer

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3. Re: Getting to the ferry

Yeah, I would fly if I were you! Much easier! Ferry crossing is really not much fun without a cabin either, which really rocks up the cost too.

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4. Re: Getting to the ferry

But that was the "treat" - after a long walk!!!

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