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There are 7 ways to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  2h 46m

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BIO - SCQ

$63 - $226

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela 366.4 miles

$30 - $40

5 alternative options

Train  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Orense-Empalme Ic
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Santiago de Compostela A / ...

$90 - $116

Bus  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santiago De Compostela Ouibus

$45 - $70

Bus via Vitoria-Gasteiz  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki L7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Santiago De Compostela

$52 - $100

Bus MonBus  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Allariz
  2. Take the bus from Allariz to Santiago de Compostela

$93 - $118

Drive  •  5h 46m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela 366.9 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Bilbao-Abando and arriving at Santiago de Compostela via Orense-Empalme. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 24m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela is 458 km. The road distance is 587 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 10h 24m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 2h 46m and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 10h 24m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 286.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

Iberia flies from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela via Orense-Empalme in around 10h 24m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
9h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
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 Bilbao to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Autobuses La Union
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to Allariz
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
monbus.es
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Allariz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$56 - $61
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Bilbao 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 Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela is 587 km. It takes approximately 5h 46m to drive from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela.

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Iberia offers flights from Bilbao Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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Book your Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela bus tickets online with ALSA.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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