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Getting Here and Around
Santiago is connected to Pontevedra (61 km [38 mi]) and A Coruña (57 km [35 mi]) via the AP9 tollway. The N550 is free, but slower. Parking anywhere in the city center can be difficult unless you use one of the numerous car parks around its edges.
Bus service out of Santiago's Castromil Station is plentiful, with eight daily buses to Madrid (seven to nine hours) and hourly buses to A Coruña.
The fast train Talgo service to Madrid takes seven hours; there is daily service to Irún, on the French border, via León and Santander. Trains depart every hour for Galicia's other major towns.
Santiago's center is very pedestrian-friendly, and the distances between attractions are relatively short, so walking is the best and often the only way around town.
Santiago's association of well-informed guides, La Asociación de Guias de Galicia, part of the tourist office, can arrange private walking tours of the city or tours to any place in Galicia.
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