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Duration 8h 50m
Distance 709.6 km
Average price 110€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Barcelona and Cantabria takes 8h 50m and the fastest train takes 8h 15m. The train service runs several times per day from Barcelona to Cantabria. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Barcelona-Sants
  2. Madrid-Chamartin
  3. Santander
8h 33m
Bookable on Rome2rio
97€ - 157€

Barcelona to Cantabria train times

Trains run twice daily between Barcelona and Santander. The service departs Barcelona at 14:00 in the afternoon, which arrives into Santander at 23:12. All services require a transfer, and take on average 8h 50m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Cantabria. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Santander via Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cantabria is 551 km. The road distance is 709.6 km.

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Barcelona to Cantabria train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Barcelona to Cantabria train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santander station.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Cantabria. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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