People fly to the Camino del Norte (Camino de la Costa) from all over the world and many of us arrive by air. There are airports all over Spain and France that you can fly into which will be close to the beginning of each route or stage that you walk.
And that’s why we prepared this list of the most popular places where to fly to start your Camino del Norte!
How to get to the Camino del Norte
Also, if you’re looking for something more challenging there’s an extension for Camino Primitivo! This route is called Camino del Norte or the Camino de la Costa – the Coastal Camino in the north!
Start Your Camino in San Sebastian
It is best to fly to France (Biarritz), or Spain (Bilbao or Santander) if you’re interested in full Camino del Norte.
If you decide to fly to Biarritz. You have to take the train to Hendaye which takes 45 minutes and then the bus to San Sebastian which takes 45 minutes.
Fly to Bilbao and then take the bus to San Sebastian which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Flying to Santander is also an option but you will have to take the bus to Bilbao which takes 1 hour and then another bus to San Sebastian which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Begin the Camino del Norte from Bilbao
We recommend flying to Bilbao or Santander if you want to start your Camino del Norte in Bilbao.
Fly to Bilbao and take the bus from the airport to the centre of the town which takes 20 minutes.
Flying to Santander is an option as well but then you will have to take the bus or the train to Bilbao.
Beginning in Santander
It is best to fly to Bilbao or Santander and then back from Santander.
Fly to Santander and take the bus from the airport to the centre of the town which takes 15 minutes.
Flying to Bilbao is an option as well but then you will have to take the bus or the train from Bilbao to Santander.
Starting in Ribadesella
We recommend flying to Santander.
Then take the bus from Santander to Ribadesella which takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
There are lots of ways to where to fly in for your Camino del Norte. It’s up to you which way suits you the best. If need help deciding which way is the best for you, contact our Camino experts who will help you!