GETTING THERE AND AWAY
Travelling to the Start of the walk
You will need to get yourself to and from the start and end of your walk. i.e. you will need to organise your travel to the start of the walk in Porto. To make it easy we have collated some useful information that will assist you in making arrangements for your travel.
Porto Airport (Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro), Maia (+351) 229 432 400 is about 11 km from the city centre. There are regular flights from and to almost all major European cities. An airport bus is available from outside the terminal, which takes you to the city centre. The Metro line connects the Airport to the city centre, offering a fast and comfortable ride into the heart of the city.
To book flights we have found this site helpful
BUSES: This is information for those who may be catching a bus and/or starting their walk further along the track:
PORTO – PONTE DE LIMA: Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Ponte de Lima.
PORTO – VALENÇA: Rede Expressos (www.rede-expressos.pt) coaches from Porto transit station (Campo 24 de Agosto, 125, 4300-096 Porto, Tel: +351 707 223 344) depart daily to Valença. Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website http://www.rede-expressos.pt/default.aspx no more than 14 days before your travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the coach.
PORTO – VALENÇA: AUTNA (www.autna.com) coaches from Porto Airport transit station (Bus stop of Galicia Bus on the Airport arrivals) depart daily to Valença (Single fare is between €9.00 and €12.00)
TRAINS: There are several trains to and from Porto (Train station of São Bento or Train station of Campanhã). Trains also transit daily to Valença. The metro lines link the airport to both train stations. Tickets can be purchased from the train station or on-line on the English language pages of the railway’s company’s website https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en no more than 28 days before the travel date. Tickets cannot be bought on the train.
Our transport partners on the ground can also provide private transfers on all routes. Do not hesitate to contact us.
Travelling from the End of the walk
The walk finishes in Santiago de Compostella
By plane: There is an airport in Santiago de Compostella where you can catch flights. This site is useful in booking flights away from Santiago de Compostella.
March through to October is usually warmer, with long sunny days, perfect for walking.
See Holiday Weather.com for information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.
For all trips requiring international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance including medical evacuation coverage.
We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred by our suppliers and in the office. See the FAQ section for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.