How long is the Camino way?

Introduction - How long is the camino way?

This answer to this question is a bit like how long is a piece of string.....

......it depends.

It depends on:

  • Where you start
  • And whether you want the answer in kilometres or miles.

The quick answer

The quick answer is:

If you start from St Jean Pied de Port in France and go all the way to Santiago de Campostela in northwest Spain, the total distance is some 800 kilometres.

Indeed, some on the continent of Europe call the camino:

the 800 kilometre walk in Spain.

Short and simple. No religious overtones there. Just secular and precise. 

If you cover some 25 kilometres a day, you take approximately 33 days to complete the French way (El camino francés).

For a more detailed breakdown of the Camino in kilometres, see the section below.  

How many miles is the Camino de Santiago 

If you start from St Jean de Paul in France and go all the way to Santiago de Campostela  the distance is some 500 miles.

If you walk  some 15 miles a day, the camino take you 33 days, give or take (nothing is precise on the Camino!)

Of course, this time does not include rest days.

In the remainder of this post, you will discover in detail the distances in miles on the recognised different stages of the Camino.

¡Buen camino!

Distances in Kilometres from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

From

To

Distance

in kilometres

Cumulative distance from St Jean in kms

St Jean 

Roncesvalles

Zubiri

Pamplona

Puente La Reina

Estella

Los Arcos

Logroño

Nájera

Santo Domingo

Belorado

San Juan De Ortega

Burgos

Hornillos

Catrojeriz

Frómista

Carrión

Terradillos

Bercianos

Mansilla

León

Villadangos

Astorga

Rabanal

Molinaseca

Villafranca

O'Cebreiro

Triacastela

Sarria

Portomarín

Palas do Rei

Ribadiso 

Pedrouzo 

Roncesvalles

Zubiri

Pamplona

Puente La Reina

Estella

Los Arcos

Logroño

Nájera

Santo Domingo

Belorado

San Juan de Ortega

Burgos

Hornillos

Catrojeriz

Frómista

Carrión

Terradillos

Bercianos

Mansilla

León

Villadangos

Astorga

Rabanal

Molinaseca

Villafranca

O'Cebreiro

Triacastela

Sarria

Portomarín

Palas do Rei

Ribadiso (Arzúa)

Pedrouzo

Santiago

25.1

21.9

20.9

23.8

21.9

21.5

27.8

28.9

21.3

22.4

24.2

26.1

21.0

20.1

24.9

19.3

26.8

23.5

26.7

18.1

21.3

28.5

20.6

25.6

30.6

28.9

20.7

18.7

22.1

24.8

25.6

22.8

19.8


25.1

47.0

67.9

91.7

113.6

135.1

162.9

191.8

213.1

235.5

259.7

285.8

306.8

326.9

351.8

371.1

397.9

421.4

448.1

466.2

487.5

515.0

536.6

562.2

592.8

621.7

642.4

661.1

683.2

708

733.6

756.4

776.2

The stages of the Camino

Here are the stages of the Camino, set out in the style of the London Underground - well, I am sure you sort of get the idea!

The different stages on the Camino de Santiago

Distances in Miles from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago


Lots of people in the English speaking world ask -How many miles is the Camino de Santiago?

The table below provides the answer to this question.

The following table gives a break of distances in miles on the Way, with a cumulative figure in the right hand column.

From

To

Distance in miles 

Cumulative distance from St Jean in miles

St Jean

Roncesvalles

Zubiri

Pamplona

Puente La Reina

Estella

Los Arcos

Logroño

Nájera

Santo Domingo

Belorado

San Juan De Ortega

Burgos

Hornillos

Catrojeriz

Frómista

Carrión

Terradillos

Bercianos

Mansilla

León

Villadangos

Astorga

Rabanal

Molinaseca

Villafranca

O'Cebreiro

Triacastela

Sarria

Portomarín

Palas do Rei

Ribadiso 

Pedrouzo 

Roncesvalles

Zubiri

Pamplona

Puente La Reina

Estella

Los Arcos

Logroño

Nájera

Santo Domingo

Belorado

San Juan de Ortega

Burgos

Hornillos

Catrojeriz

Frómista

Carrión

Terradillos

Bercianos

Mansilla

León

Villadangos

Astorga

Rabanal

Molinaseca

Villafranca

O'Cebreiro

Triacastela

Sarria

Portomarín

Palas do Rei

Ribadiso (Arzúa)

Pedrouzo

Santiago

15.6

13.6

13.0

14.8

13.6

13.6

17.3

18.0

13.2

13.9

15.0

16.2

13.0

12.5

15.5

12.0

16.6

14.6

16.6

11.2

13.6

17.7

17.8

15.9

19.0

18.0

12.9

11.6

13.7

15 .4

15.9

14.2

12.3


15.6

29.2

42.2

57.0

70.6

84.2

101.5

119.5

132.7

146.6

161.6

177.3

190.3

202.8

218.3

230.3

246.9

261.5

278.1

289.3

302.9

320.6

338.4

354.3

373.3

391.3

404.2

415.8

429.5

444.9

460.8

475

487.3

Conclusion

So there you have it. 

The tables above show the Way in all its glory, in terms of physical distance. In kilometres and miles.

The tables do not show, however, the mental distance you will travel....

.. and only you, and you alone, can measure that distance.

800 kilometres more or less, or 500 miles, give or take, is the distance from the French starting point of St Jean de Pied de Port.

33 days walking, at a steady pace, without any rest days.  33 days that may change your life.

The question now is - are you up for it?

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The different stages on the Camino de Santiago


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