There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 45 min

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

$24 - $141

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Fly to A Coruna, train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$41 - $177

Fly to Vigo, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$34 - $159

Train Spanish Railways AVE  •  9 h 14 min

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

$142 - $191

Train  •  12 h 28 min

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

$140 - $180

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 50 min

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

$65 - $110

Bus MonBus  •  16 h 59 min

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

$78 - $109

Drive  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela 678.9 miles

$120 - $190

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 28 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela is 899 km. The road distance is 1086.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 9 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 561.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 9 h 14 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
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 A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 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 Barcelona/Sants to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
15 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela is 1086 km. It takes approximately 10 h 37 min to drive from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.

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

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There are 487+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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