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Duration 11h 8m
Distance 707.5 km
Average price 113€
Frequency 2/day

Trip overview

The average train between Santander and Barcelona takes 11h 8m and the fastest train takes 8h 15m. The train service runs several times per day from Santander to Barcelona. 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. Santander
  2. Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  3. Barcelona
7h 58m
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94€ - 162€

Santander to Barcelona train times

Trains run twice daily between Santander and Barcelona. The earliest departure is at 07:05 in the morning, and the last departure from Santander is at 19:00 which arrives into Barcelona at 09:34. All services require a transfer, and take on average 11h 8m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Chamartin and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 58m.

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The distance between Santander and Barcelona is 542 km. The road distance is 707.5 km.

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Santander to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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