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Leon to Santiago de Compostela by train or bus

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Leon to Santiago de Compostela by train or bus

This question has been asked before, but the last response here was a year ago. We'll be traveling from Leon on Thursday Sept. 15. The only reasonable option I see now is a 14:43 train, arriving at SDC at 19:59, which will be after dark. We were hoping to make the entire trip in daylight, mainly for the scenery.

Does anyone have a better idea (we're non-drivers)?

Thanks -- Steve

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1. Re: Leon to Santiago de Compostela by train or bus

Indeed your best bet is the train you mention, dep. 14.43, arr. 19.59 (5h16), but why do you state (as if it were self-evident!) that this means arriving after dark? It's only mid-September, not the depths of winter. Sunset in Santiago de Compostela on 15 September is in fact due at 20:42, a good 40 minutes after you arrive - and in any case "sunset" doesn't mean immediate darkness. See sunrise-and-sunset.com/en/…september

By bus, on the other hand, not only does it take 1 hr longer but the only departure is at 16:30, arr. 22:45 (price €30.24) (https://www.alsa.es/en)..

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2. Re: Leon to Santiago de Compostela by train or bus

>> Sunset in Santiago de Compostela on 15 September is in fact due at 20:42, a good 40 minutes after you arrive - and in any case "sunset" doesn't mean immediate darkness. <<

Thanks for that, quaminari. I should have looked that up myself.

-- Steve

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3. Re: Leon to Santiago de Compostela by train or bus

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