how to get here
pilgrims by foot
Castrillo de los Polvazares is located on a 1km alternative Camino Route.
nearest airports | trains & coaches
Madrid, Santiago, Asturias.
MADRID AIRPORT : Madrid offers the widest range of flights and direct follow on transport.
There are direct and inexpensive coaches and trains especially booked in advance. Please note that you can only book your train aproximately 2 months in advance.
You can take the ALSA coach directly from the airport from Terminal 4. To get to T4 there are regular free shuttles from all other terminals. (If you are feeling unsure, there are english-speaking information desks, marked with the letter ‘i’ everywhere in the airport which can help give directions and answer the questions you may have). Please note when booking your ALSA ticket that some coaches are direct and some have many stops (and so are longer in duration). Direct routes from Madrid to Astorga take around 4h.
The trains to Astorga depart from CHAMARTIN MADRID train station. The station is close to the airport (with a fixed taxi fare of 30 €). The direct trains to ASTORGA take around 3h.
Once you are in ASTORGA we can book you a taxi to the retreat centre in the neighbouring village of CASTRILLO DE LOS POLVAZARES. It is a ten minute drive for around 10 - 12 €. If you would like us to book the taxi for you please let us know your time and place of arrival in advance.
ASTURIAS AIRPORT : Cheap tickets with Vueling from LONDON to ASTURIAS airport. Airport bus shuttle to nearby OVIEDO coach / train station. Direct buses to ASTORGA (2hrs). Direct trains to LEÓN (well worth a visit if you have time). Frequent trains and hourly ALSA coaches from LEÓN to ASTORGA. Both the coach station and train station are located in the same place.
If you are arriving earlier, or leaving later follow this link for recommended accommodation and places to stay / visit.
door to door travel
FROM MADRID AIRPORT : We can order you a taxi for 350€ 1 way (*might be subject to change) to Flores Del Camino. It can seat up to seven.
ASTURIAS AIRPORT (OVIEDO) : We can order you a taxi for approximately 200€ one way (* might be subject to change ) to Flores Del Camino. It can seat up to seven.