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JoanHess
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Posted 1 month ago

Would like to ask how one could travel by train from northern reaches of Portugal (possibly Porto, or more likely Braga) to Vigo in Galicia, Spain

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maxi68
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replied 1 month ago

Option: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Braga/Vigo-Galicia#r/Train

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TravelBandit
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replied 1 month ago

Or try the bible of rail travellers the world over : The Man in Seat 61 (www.seat61.com)

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 1 month ago

Hi Joanie.
In the past you had two direct train connections from Vigo to Porto by Celta express trains with just some stops along the route. The journey time between both cities was (and still is 2:15 hours.
The service is currently reduced to only one daily train.

Vigo departure 08:58
Porto Campanha arrival 10:20

The ticket price is 14,90 EUR and you can buy it online on:
Trainline: https://rail.shop/trainline
or Renfe: https://rail.shop/renfe

For photos and more details, please read the blog post of Flo which you find here: https://rail.cc/blog/santiago-vigo-porto-train



VIGO to BRAGA
And now the journey from Vigo to Braga... :)


TRAIN

Vigo departure 08:58
Nine arrival 09:50
Ticket price 12,80 EUR
Buy at https://rail.shop/trainline or https://renfe.es

Nine departure 09:57
Braga arrival 10:17
Ticket price 1,45 EUR
Buy at https://cp.pt



BUS
For example Flixbus

Vigo departure 10:15
Braga arrival 10:35
or
Vigo departure 18:00
Braga arrival 18:25

Tickets from 5,99 EUR
https://rail.shop/flixbus



Note: there is a time difference of one hour minus between Spain and Portugal. In Spain it is for example 10:00 / in Portugal it is at the same time 09:00.

Best, Peter :)

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 1 month ago

Arrived in Porto :)

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 1 month ago

The train from inside...

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JoanHess
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replied 1 month ago

Thank-you!

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JoanHess
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replied 1 month ago

And also thanks for the reminder about the time zone change.
I had been in this area once before but it was 2006 and not Vigo (more like Tui and Pntevedra), and also a long time before Covid.
Looking forward to venturing to Europe once more!
-Joanie

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user#132896
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replied 2 weeks ago

Is there a night train from Henday/Irun to Lisabon?

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 2 weeks ago

Hi.
Currently the night train from Hendaye/Irun to Lisbon is suspended. There is no date given of its return.
https://rail.cc/night-train/hendaye-lisbon-th-313/73

Currently CP (Portugese railways) promotes the route from Porto to Santiago de Compostella with ticket fares starting at 10,30 EUR.
https://www.cp.pt//passageiros/pt/descontos-vantagens/descontos/promo-celta

Peter :)

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