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From Lisbon to Santiago de Compestela

We have a flight to Santiago de Compostela on the first week of July.We want to visit Lisbon and Porto in a week..It seems that a bus trip will be suitable to Porto and train from Porto to Lisbon.I also search for how to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela directly.Flights are too much expensive.Bus trip is so long and in daytime.Do you have any other suggestions for me?Is there a bus at night time ?Is there any other place to stop between Lisbon and Santiago De Compostela?Thanks for sharing.

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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Avellino

Bertween Lisbon and Santiago de Compostela there's lot to see. Apart from Oporto, I'll say Nazare, Coimbra, Aveiro, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Valença do Minho, Pontevedra, just to remain on the main cities.

Don''t know of night buses from Lisbon to Santiago. ALSA has a ride from Lisboa Oriente d. 7.30 a. 18.00. it also stops in many of the cities above quoted.


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Istanbul

Thanks for your reply.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from United States of America

Hi Eylem,

I see the trip is slated for the 1st week of July. I've searched around for a direct bus trip from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela in the evening, but it seems like there's none. The Movelia motor coach website only lists ALSA for this route and the scheduled bus trip is for 7:30 to 18:00 OR 7:45 to 18:00 on July 8th. Alternatively, you can take an international overnight train from Lisbon to Madrid (I did this before), and from Madrid, you can fly back to Compostela in order to take your flight back home. This is a much longer route (and exhausting) and may be more burdensome cost-wise than compared to just taking a direct bus from Lisbon to SDC during the day.

Good Luck & Enjoy Your Trip!

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Albufeira

There are no night-time buses across the border in that region. Apart from the ALSA bus, the AUTNA company has four daytime buses Porto - Vigo on weekdays, one on Saturdays and Sundays. From Vigo it is easy to get to Santiago de Compostela by train.

AUTNA website

There are also two rather slow trains each day Porto (Campanhã) to Vigo. Reservation is not available for those. Times at

but check nearer the date of travel in case of changes or, more likely, the service being discontinued.

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