There are 5 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Gijon / Xixon

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón 198.8 miles

$15 - $23

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna A / ...
  2. Take the bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Aviles

$48 - $81

Train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Leon Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Leon to Gijón A / ...

$60 - $96

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón 198.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón is to rideshare which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Gijon / Xixon. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Gijón via Orense-Empalme and Leon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 46 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Gijón is 245 km. The road distance is 318.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 26€ - 40€.

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The bus from Santiago De Compostela to Gijon / Xixon takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Santiago de Compostela to Gijón bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Gijón train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santiago de Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 26€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 9 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón.
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  • Distance: 153 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Gijón, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón 4 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón via Orense-Empalme and Leon in around 9 h 46 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Gijón
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Aviles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Gijón
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Book at
blablacar.es

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