Santiago de Compostela
How to get around in Santiago de Compostela
- Autonomous region: Galicia
- Province/Island: A Coruña
Santiago de Compostela is easily manageable on foot –the historic centre is pedestrianised and most monuments are close together. You can see all the main points of tourist interest at a relaxed pace.
How to get around
There is a city bus system that will take you comfortably from one part of the city to another. Buses usually run from 7 am-11 pm, although timetables and frequencies vary according to the route. Another option is a taxi: they run all day and night, and are white with the city crest and their license number on the side. You can hail them in the street when the green light is on. Otherwise there are taxi ranks or you can order them by telephone using the radio taxi service. Tariffs are on display inside the taxis and include charges for flag-down, kilometres travelled and other special extras such as night service, public holidays, and train or airport services.
How much does transport cost?
A single bus ticket costs €1 and can be purchased directly from the driver, so it is a good idea to carry the exact amount or at least loose change. You can also purchase passes for 10, 20 and 30 trips. To purchase one of these passes, besides the amount to be paid, you also have to pay a €3 deposit, refundable on return of the card. Urban transport information: +34 901 12 00 54. The most convenient option You can get around Santiago comfortably on foot. However, depending on the number of journeys you want to make on public transport, you may want to buy a bus pass, as the discount means each journey costs only €0.60.
Other ways of getting around
The Sightseeing Train takes you on a 45-minute trip around the main sights. It costs €6 (€4 for children aged 4 to 12), it departs from the Praza do Obradoiro square and runs daily except in the low season, when it only runs at weekends. Information is provided in Spanish and English. http://www.autocaresmosquera.com/servicios/tren-turistico For more information: Santiago City Council Tourist Office (www.santiagoturismo.com) You can also see the city by bicycle. You can rent them per day or per hour and you can also go on a guided trip. By taxi: Radio Taxi (24 hours) +34 981569 292