Arriving in León
BY TRAIN OR BUS
If you are starting the Camino de Santiago in León, there are easy connections from Gijón and Oviedo (Asturias) or Burgos and Palencia (Castilla y León). León can also be reached from Madrid by train (2h15) or bus (3,5 hrs). From Barcelona there are regular flights to León (1,5 hrs) with a stopover in Madrid.
The airport nearest León is Oviedo-Asturias (OVD) and there are connections from Madrid-Barajas (MAD) as well.
If you are flying to Asturias, there are regular bus services from Oviedo (ALSA, 1h30). There are also train services (RENFE, 2hrs).
If you are flying to Madrid, there are bus services to León (4-5hrs) and train services are faster (2h30).
For bus timetables, please go to: www.alsa.es
For train timetables, please go to: www.renfe.com
Returning from Santiago de Compostela
We recommend booking your return flight from Santiago (SCQ) or A Coruña (LCG), since it’s quite a long journey from Santiago back to Madrid or Oviedo.
FLIGHTS OUT OF MADRID
If you are flying out of Madrid (MAD), you can get a train from Santiago (5-8hrs). Some direct services are available. You can also travel by bus from Santiago to Madrid with ALSA (9hrs).
FLIGHTS OUT OF ASTURIAS AIRPORT
If you are flying out of Oviedo-Asturias (OVD), you can travel by bus from Santiago to Oviedo. (5-6hrs).
NOTE: Optional transfers in adapted taxi can be booked in advance through S-cape. Prices are on request.
Assistance for travellers with reduced mobility
- Airport Assistance - AENA
wwwssl.aena.es (+34) 902 404 704 or (+34) 913 211 000
Atendo Assistance – Main Office
Madrid-Atocha Train Station
Tel: 917 744 040
Timetable: 06:00 to 24:00 hrs
Mobile App RENFE Atendo (in Spanish) www.play.google.com/store/apps