There are 9 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Barcelona (BCN) SCQ - BCN

$23 - $141

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Train to A Coruna, fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Barcelona (BCN) LCG - BCN

$40 - $177

Train to Vigo, fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Barcelona (BCN) VGO - BCN

$34 - $159

Train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

$142 - $195

Train via Orense-Empalme  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha A
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

$141 - $206

Train #2  •  12 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona Sants A

$140 - $180

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona/Sants

$65 - $110

Bus MonBus  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Pontevedra
  2. Take the bus from Pontevedra to Barcelona

$75 - $117

Drive  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona 679.8 miles

$120 - $190

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Barcelona/Sants. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 16 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 51 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona is 899 km. The road distance is 1087.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona 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 Barcelona is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona/Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 561.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 9 h 1 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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 Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is 1088 km. It takes approximately 10 h 40 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs .

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