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Getting There

From Madrid, Iberia has five daily flights to Santiago, and there is one daily flight from Barcelona. The only international airport in Galicia is east of Santiago de Compostela at Lavacolla (tel. 98-154-75-01 for flight information), 11km (7 miles) from the center on the road to Lugo.

From A Coruña, 21 trains make the 1-hour trip daily at a cost of 4.10€ to 15€. Two trains arrive daily from Madrid; the 8-hour trip costs 47€. Call tel. 90-224-02-02 for information (www.renfe.es).

Buses leave on the hour, connecting A Coruña with Santiago (trip time: 1 hr.), and cost 10€ one-way. For information, call Monbus (tel. 98-229-29-00; www.monbus.es). Eight buses a day arrive in Santiago from Madrid, taking 8 hours and costing 60€ one-way. For information, call Alsa at tel. 98-158-61-33 (www.alsa.es).

If you're driving, take the express highway (A-9/E-50) south from A Coruña to reach Santiago. From Madrid, N-VI runs to Galicia. From Lugo, head south along N-640.

Visitor Information

The tourist office, at Rúa del Villar 43 (tel. 98-158-40-81; www.turgalicia.es), is open Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm and 5 to 7pm, and Sunday 11am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.