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There are 5 ways to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Porto - Campanha Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  3. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela

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Bus  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Coimbra Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 21m

  1. Drive from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela 332.5 km

Towncar  •  5h 22m

  1. Take a town car from Buçaco to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

Train, towncar  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Pampilhosa to Aveiro Re / ...
  2. Take a town car from Aveiro to Porto Airport
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela by train and walk

The journey time between Bussaco and Santiago de Compostela is around 18h 59m and covers a distance of around 409 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 18h 59m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal and Renfe Viajeros, the Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela service departs from Luso-Bucaco and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 17m
Layover time:
13h 42m
Total time:
18h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
18h 59m
Journey distance:
409 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:43
Last service departs at:
18:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela train and walk schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santiago de Compostela is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santiago de Compostela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santiago de Compostela is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs €17 - €23 and takes 8h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which takes 3h 21m and costs €40 - €60.

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No, there is no direct train from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Luso-Bucaco and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Coimbra-B, Porto - Campanha and Vigo Urzaiz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Bussaco and Santiago de Compostela is 277 km. The road distance is 332.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs €30 - €50.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Coimbra-B station.

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The best way to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 7h 52m and costs €30 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €23 and takes 8h 26m.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Bussaco. It is currently 4:12 AM in Bussaco and 5:12 AM in Santiago de Compostela.

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

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Map of how to get from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 277.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

You can take a train from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela via Coimbra-B, Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, and Vigo Urzaiz in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Coimbra Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€8 - €12
Train from Pampilhosa to Aveiro
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€3 - €5
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 Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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
Bus operators
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Coimbra Bus Terminal to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Buçaco to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€110 - €140
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Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€220 - €270
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Towncar from Aveiro to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€80 - €100
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Yes, the driving distance between Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela is 333 km. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Bussaco to Santiago de Compostela.

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