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Is Traveling by Bus Safe?

My 20 year old son will be joining us for a portion of the Camino. He will be flying into Porto and then needs to get to us in Vigo. It appears that a bus runs every 90 minutes and that he can get on it at the airport. Is it easy and safe for him to do this by himself, during the day?

Posted by
4933 posts

I've not taken this particular bus, but I've taken numerous buses in Europe and a few in Portugal, and I'd think it would be very safe. Buses in Europe seem very safe in my experience.

Posted by
7752 posts

We drove that route, similar to a US interstate highway. Vigo is a small city. There was nothing I can think of to fear for a twenty year old man. . It would be a long distance bus service. I think there is also train service.

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4933 posts

I greatly prefer trains to buses, but in Portugal I found that the trains (which I took as often as I could) were often woefully inconvenient compared to buses. There is no airport train station in Porto, so he'd have to get to one from the airport. An inexperienced traveler would really be better off getting the bus directly at the airport if possible, I'd say.

Posted by
6880 posts

Let me just say that the European bus drivers are far superior to the bus drivers in the U.S. And the buses themselves are often very luxurious--including having WIFI. Go for it.

Posted by
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Thanks for all the responses! We are going for it! I think he should be fine and now I feel even better about it.