ARRIVING BY AIR
The best "local" airport is Porto. Intercontinental travellers can land at Lisbon, then catch the express bus to Arcos de Valdevez and local taxi onwards to Soajo (necessitates an overnight stay in Lisbon).
Flight information can change rapidly. Please do check for yourself directly with the airlines' websites before finalising any booking with us and do not book your flights until we have confirmed that we have provisionally reserved accommodation for you.
Land by: 11:45 for reliable public transport connections to Soajo (but see Porto starts below).
Return flight earliest: 11:00 for connections from Santa Mario do Bouro
Land by/earliest return flight times not applicable if using a pre-booked taxi from airport to first hotel OR if staying a night in Porto at the start (recommended).
Flights from UK airports:
Dublin Ryanair (not daily, seasonal);
Gatwick TAP; Easyjet;
Liverpool Ryanair (not daily, seasonal);
See "Getting to the start of the walk" below for transfer information.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
Nearest railway station:
Typical rail journey from UK via Paris:
London: Eurostar to Paris (N), transfer to Paris Montparnasse for the TGV to Irun, and then the Sud Express overnight train to Coimbra-B, for Intercity to Porto, and a local train to Braga. ~21.5 hrs.
Braga: Reverse of outward journey.
See www.seat61.com/Portugal.htm for full information on the journey between London/Paris and Porto, plus an alternative option via Madrid. For the Porto to Braga stretch use www.cp.pt.