Sunday, May 02, 2010


If you are unable to carry a heavy backpack  - or are unable to walk very long distances over difficult terrain - you can still do the camino by having your pack (and yourself) transported by taxi or transport services on most of the camino routes.   In order to do this, you must have pre-booked accommodation along the way.  This means that you will not be allowed to stay in any of the pilgrim albergues that do not allow pre-booking or vehicle back-up.  However, many private albergues do allow pilgrims to stay who have backpacks transported along the route.  Have a look at the private albergues lists at Red de Albergues.  (For pre-booking accommodation in hotels, casa rurals, small inns and private albergues, have a look here.)
Many local taxis will transfer your backpack to a pre-booked establishment for a few euro.  Ask a hotel or bar to recommend a reliable local taxi service known to carry pilgrims and/or packs or contact one of the transport companies a day or two ahead of time.

Express Bourricot
People and luggage from Saint Jean Pied de Port or Saint Jean le Vieux to Logroño, or even Navarette
People: France - from St Jean pied de Port to Moissac ( ex : Ostabat, Navarrenx, Aire sur l'Adour, Condom, Lectoure, etc...)
Spain: from St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos ( ex : Roncevales, Pamplona, Logrono, Sto Domingo de la Calzada, etc...)
Taxis will transport luggage and pilgrims in the Pays Basque area.
Baggage: France - On the Chemin du Puy - d' Aire sur l'Adour to Roncesvalles. Link daily between Navarrenx and Roncesvalles.
People - From Le Puy en Velay: ex d' Aire sur l'Adour to Roncesvalles
In Spain: (Camino Frances or other destinations)
Home-back to the airport / train stations in the Midi-Pyrenees
Three sections - Transporting baggage and pilgrims
*  Le Puy to Figeac: Factage E2R -
*  Figeac to St Jean Pied de Port: Rapid Bag -
*  St Jean to Leon: Express Bourricot -

La Malle Postalle transports your luggage from stage to stage on the Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostela between Le Puy en Velay and Conques
la.coquille @
People and baggage: Chemin du Puy - Chemin du Arles – Rocamadour
To enjoy your halt at Lauzerte to the full and to ensure that this stage goes smoothly, prepare your journey on the Lauzerte-Durfort Lacapelette leg carefully: where to stay, where to eat and buy food, transport of luggage or people, etc.
Transport for pilgrims
- Taxi Lorette 05 63 94 77 00.
- Taxi Victor 05 63 94 65 66.
Transport of luggage and pilgrims
- Taxi Bas Quercy Autos – Fréjabise Transport of luggage and pilgrims (between Montcuq and Auvillar) estimate on request.
Maryline Fréjabise – 82390 Durfort Lacapelette Tél. : 05 63 04 56 56 & 06 87 064 066,
- Rapid-Bag (from Le Puy en Velay to Saint Jean Pied de Port) 05 63 04 22 98 &


Jaca, Huesca Tel: 637 503 920

Camino Frances:

The only taxi service that covers the whole route between Roncesvalles and Santiago:

Taxi Belorado
We transport services for people, backpacks or luggage in stages over the Way from Roncesvalles to Santiago
Fco.Javier Rioja Sáez: Tlf: 947585002 610798138

St Jean to Lorgono: to Burgos: to Leon

We carry the pilgrim step by step, day by day on the Camino de Santiago - backpacks, suitcases, bikes ... anything that may make more convenient the hard work of making the pilgrimage. The site is in English, Spanish and French. Tel: 0034 610 983 205
Jacotrans Navarre Tf 610983205 Juanjo
Jacotrans Rioja Tf 636099299 Anthony
Jacotrans Burgos Tf 650451540 Luis Angel
Jacotrans Leon ..... Tf 606049858 Jose Luis

Logrono: Pamplona to Burgos:
Toni Transporte
Telefono: 636 099 299
SERVICES: ** Transport in Logroño and area from 4€ ** Transport between Pamplona and Burgos ** Luggage Transportation and Pilgrims Services on the Way of St James

 Viana to Burgos
Globetrotter Transportes
Tel: 0034 667 386 387 F: 0034 948 537 295
This company offers transport of rucksacks, bicycles etc from Viana to Burgos from April to September
Transport luggage solo 7 euro per person per step, contact us for groups
Baggage must be available to the driver at 8 am. Approximate times of taking care of luggage: Viana 7am, Logroño 9am, Navarrete 9.30, Nájera 10h, Santo Domingo 10:30 Belorado 11h, 11h Agès-Atapuerca, Burgos 12, Castrojeriz 1:30 p.m

Burgos to Leon

Luis Angel Acero Tel: 650 451 540

Castrojeriz to Leon Tel: 659 563 390 689 399 556

Leon to Villafranca del Bierzo
Public transport of bags:  En Villafranca, transporta las mochilas de sus peregrinos a Travadelo, Ruitelan, Herrerias, La Faba y O Cebreiro.

Leon and Ponferrada

Marimar Transportes - Taxi Astorga
(Tel: 606 732 207 /
Marimar Gonzalez: Covers the route from Leon to Ponferrada. The price is EUR 7 per pack and stage of 20-25 km Special prices for groups.

Leon to Santiago
Camino de Santiago 2010
Tel: 606049858 José Luis Pardo Rodriguez

Sarria to Santiago:

We have more than fifty points for collection / delivery from Sarria, passing the towns of Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Melide Arzúa, O Pino, Lavacolla and Santiago. Including Disabled transport

Palais de Rei to Santiago
Embajada del Peregrino
WE carry excess weight and deliver it to Santiago de Compostela in a specially designed box.
From Palas de Rei to Melide, Arzu O PINO etc but only in private establishments.

Mundicamino – only as a part of a pre-booked holiday.

Camino Norte
Le P'tit Bag transports bags from Bilbao to Irun.

The Peregrine Express will transfer your luggage on the Camino Norte between Irun and Santander.

If you are travelling in a big group and you have a minimum of 12 bags for transport they can transport as far as Oviedo. For information on transport past Oviedo please contact them.
Contact number: 0034644589217

Camino Primitivo
They provide:

Pick-up Service from/to Asturias Airport
Back packs and luggage transport
Support Vehicle Service
Information service for Peregrinos


  1. What a fabulous information, Sil! A year ago, I would have said I did not need this. But now, with my body not always up to the effort, and after having walked the Camino several times, I may well be using this help once in a while.
    Thank you.

  2. Sil,
    With this valuable information all those marginally handicapped who believe they have no hope of doing the Camino can now look at the whole scenario again. Thank you Sil.

    The purist and defender of the faith need not look at your pragmatic blog, you have opened a whole new vision for those who have given up doing the Camino.

    In Swahili I say "hasante sana"

    Grandpa Joe

  3. Thanks, Sil! This post is exactly what I need to show my aunt. She's been wanting to do the Camino for years, but isn't sure her hips will withstand it.

  4. please update :

    Le P'tit Bag - transports bags from Irun to Bilbao.


  5. It is there - under Camino Norte
    Camino Norte
    Le P'tit Bag transports bags from Bilbao to Irun.

  6. Hello Sil,
    Do you have any information on luggage transport on the Camino Portuguese? We are planning on walking that route Sept/Oct 2013.
    Regards, Julie from Australia

  7. Hi Brian and Julie,
    The notice boards in the albergues usually have adverts for taxi transfers of people and luggage. You might find others wanting to share the service with you and that will bring the costs down.
    If you want to arrange transfers ahead of time, you could try MRW who offer a door-to-door delivery service.

  8. Anonymous11:14 pm

    We walked in September/October 2012. Between Sarria and Santiago, all we did was leave our (tagged) bag at reception, give three euros to the receptionist and it would be waiting for us that night - no hitches. There was no need to phone ahead, unlike the earlier stages. It became simpler and cheaper. Kay

  9. Sil, this is very good information. Since the original post was in 2010, do you have any additional thoughts on the subject?

  10. Hello - I have written a booklet called "Slackpacking the Camino Frances" which will be published in about 10 days. It has updated info on transport companies, Camino tour companies, suggested places to stay on three walking itineraries : 10km to 15km: 15km to 20km: 20km to 25km, as well as a 5km to 8km per day walk on the last 100km to Santiago. I think I might update this post soon!

  11. Umberto10:36 am

    Hi all Fan of the Camino de Santiago,

     Hike-Tech booking engine allow booking your luggage transfer in less than 5 minutes when you have your itinerary.
    Simply your town from/hotel from the Town to/Hotel to, date and number of luggage and here you go  You can book as many stages as you like at once. No need to contact different taxis, we do it for you.
    Once a booking is made, you will receive a confirmation with the contact details of each taxi transferring your bag(s).

    So don t stress any more about your luggage and enjoy your Trip on the Camino.
    For Walkers and cyclists on the following routes:
    Le Puy: Le Puy en Velay to St Jean Pied de Port
    French Way: St Jean to Santiago
    Finisterre Way: Santiago to Finisterre
    Northern Way: San Sebastian to Oviedo - Santiago
    Portuguese Way: Tui to Santiago
    English Way: Ferrol to Santiago

    In hoping it will be as useful for you as for us.

  12. Umberto6:13 pm

    please Update:
    Luggage Transfer on the following routes :
    Le Puy: Le Puy en Velay to Saint Jean Pied de Port
    French Way: St Jean pied de Port to Santiago
    Finisterre Way: Santiago to Finisterre
    Northern Way: San Sebastian to Oviedo - Santiago
    Portuguese Way: Tui to Santiago
    English Way: Ferrol to Santiago

  13. Delighed to come across this information! Will check it out in the next few days now that my accommodation has been sorted.

  14. Looking forward to checking out this information.

  15. Does anyone know about luggage transportation options on the Via de la Plata?

  16. Does anyone know about luggage transportation options on the Via de la Plata?

  17. Anonymous3:51 am

    Is there baggage transport to Finistere?