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Bus and/or Train from Porto to Santiago

I've been researching the best way to get from Porto to Santiago de Compostela. Thought there would be a train, but the only way to go by train seems to be to change in Vigo with not many departure options. Somewhere I read that there is a bus that goes all the way from Porto to Santiago, departing from the Porto airport. I also read that when a traveler checked it out, no one at the bus office at the Porto Airport even knew for certain if there was a direct bus, but one did arrive and the driver said it was indeed going to Santiago. Does anyone know the best option, and best website to check departure/arrival times?

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Your understanding is correct that the train schedule is minimal, requiring connections and patience. Bus companies serving Porto each have their own mini-station, not a central, shared bus station. On p. 303 of Rick's Portugal book, the regular bus by Internorte is suggested, but does not run daily (6x/week summer and 4x/week winter). Or consider the "expensive but convenient" all-day bus tour from www.portotours.com (98-120 euros, departs Port 8:00), and you need not bother returning to Porto with them.