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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  •  3h 40m

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

$24 - $141

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Fly to A Coruna, train  •  4h 20m

  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  •  5h 34m

  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  •  9h 14m

  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

$141 - $191

Train  •  12h 28m

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

$140 - $180

Bus ALSA  •  16h 50m

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

$65 - $110

Bus MonBus  •  16h 59m

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

$78 - $108

Drive  •  10h 37m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela 678.9 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs 20€ - 130€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs 20€ - 130€ and takes 3h 40m.

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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, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16h 50m.

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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 12h 28m.

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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 9h 14m and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m 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 3h 40m and costs 20€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 170€ and takes 9h 14m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 16h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 561.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela every 2 hours. 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 9h 14m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Flights from Barcelona to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
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
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
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
16h 50m
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
15h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
monbus.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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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 10h 37m to drive from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.

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

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There are 468+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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