The Vía de La Plata

From Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela. 38 sections. 963 km. 

Andalusia is the starting point for the Vía de la Plata or Southern Way, a Camino that crosses the Iberian Peninsula from South to North through the regions of Extremadura and Castilla y León. Astorga is the town where pilgrims on the Vía de la Plata traditionally meet those on the Camino Francés or French Way to access Galicia and continue to Santiago de Compostela.  Besides, you can also continue to Puebla de Sanabria and do the Sanabria Way.

This Route offers nature, calm landscapes and quaint villages. The Vía de la Plata also goes through Roman ruins, historic cities and lively towns such as for example the Andalusian capital, Seville, and UNESCO Heritage Sites such as Mérida, Cáceres or Salamanca. The Southern Way is a great chance for pilgrims to discover amazing spots such as the ruins of Augusta Emerita, or to enjoy some Iberico ham.

Historically, this Camino was used to trade in silver coming from the Americas by ship to the port of Seville, hence its name (literally, silver way). In fact, that is also the current name of the Roman road that goes through Mérida, Salamanca and Astorga, and even of the autovía (toll-free highway) that links Seville to León.

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How to get to the starting point?

Seville is the main starting point for the Vía de la Plata, a city properly connected to the rest of Spain:

- How to get to Seville by train: The railway station of Santa Justa is the main junction in Seville. It is located at Avenida de Kansas City (+34 954 540 202). You may catch the AVE, a high-speed train, from Madrid, or any one of many other trains from other destinations. Please check timetables at Renfe.

- How to get to Seville by bus: There are two bus stations in Seville: one at Plaza de Armas (Av. del Cristo de la Expiración s/n. Tel: +34 954 908 040) and another one at el Prado (C/Manuel Vázquez Segastizábal s/n. Tel: +34 954 417 111). There are coaches from different Spanish destinations operated by Damas, Alsa, Casal, Socibus or Comes.

- How to get to Seville by car: Depending on where you are coming from, you can reach Seville from different access routes:

Asturias, Castilla y León, Mérida and Portugal: N-630.
Madrid and Córdoba: N-IV (E5)
Huelva and Portugal: Autovía A-49 (toll-free)
Málaga, Granada, Almería and Murcia: A-92 (toll highway)


- How to get to Seville by plane: Seville’s airport, San Pablo, is on the toll highway A-4. There are 36 domestic and international flights from this airport with different airliners. Please check for details at Aena. You can take a taxi to get to the city centre, it takes 15 minutes and costs around 15 to 22 Euros. There is also a city bus from Seville Airport. The trip takes half an hour and tickets start at 4 Euro (+34 902 459 954). 

Confraternity Sites


 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla
C/ Castilla, nº 82 Local
Sevilla, 41010
viaplata@terra.es

 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Huelva
C/ Alemania, 26 - Bajo (Casa de Galicia)
Huelva, 21001
ferquindo@hotmail.com

 
Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago - Vía de la Plata de Fuenteroble de Salvatierra
C/ Larga, 37
Fuenterroble de Salamanca, 37768
aviaplata@terra.es

 
Asociación Cultural "Amigos da Vía da Plata de Ourense"
Plaza das Damas, 1
Ourense, 32005
viaprataourense@ceo.es

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.