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Fly Alicante to Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 59m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) ALC - SCQ

€83 - €874

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Fly Alicante to Vigo, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Vigo (VGO) ALC - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela

€61 - €167

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Train to Valencia, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) VLC - SCQ

€95 - €902

Fly Alicante to A Coruna, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to A Coruna (LCG) ALC - LCG
  2. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€65 - €197

Train to Valencia, fly to A Coruna, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to A Coruna (LCG) VLC - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€71 - €205

Train via Madrid  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€76 - €151

Train  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€72 - €89

Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur
  2. Take the bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Santiago De Compostela

€85 - €117

Drive  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela 1019.3 km

€95 - €150

Alicante to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Alicante and Santiago de Compostela is around 10h 8m and covers a distance of around 1166 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 53m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Viajeros and Renfe Cercanias, the Alicante to Santiago de Compostela train service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 8m
Fastest train time:
7h 53m
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
61 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:15
Last train departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alicante to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

Alicante → Santiago de Compostela
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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela is to train which costs €70 - €90 and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs €80 - €900 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Madrid Estacion Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 13m.

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The distance between Alicante and Santiago de Compostela is 847 km. The road distance is 1019.3 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 8h 13m and costs €75 - €160.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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Alicante to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 3h 59m and costs €80 - €900. Alternatively, you can train via Madrid, which costs €75 - €160 and takes 8h 13m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €120 and takes 14h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 846.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartin, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 8h 13m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Tenerife
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Valencia to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €330
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Alicante to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Alicante to Vigo via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Flights from Valencia to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €210
Flights from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €65
Promo+
€56 - €60
Flexible
€75 - €95
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Alicante to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid Estacion Sur to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
alsa.com

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

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Alicante to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Alicante to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Santiago de Compostela is 1019 km. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela.

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

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There are 187+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €1 - €4.

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