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There are 12 ways to get from Calais to Santiago de Compostela by train, plane, towncar, bus or car

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Train, train to Brussels, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BRU - SCQ

€133 - €1252

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Train, bus via Lille  •  25h 21m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Santiago de Compostela 783

€89 - €133

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Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) CDG - SCQ

€174 - €1062

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Porto, towncar  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Porto (OPO) BRU - OPO
  4. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€283 - €792

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  4. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) LGW - SCQ

€225 - €1262

Train, bus to Beauvais, fly to Porto, towncar  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Amiens
  2. Take the bus from Gare Routière AMIENS to Aéroport TILLE
  3. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Porto (OPO) BVA - OPO
  4. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Porto, towncar  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from Calais Frethun to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Porto (OPO) ORY - OPO
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€320 - €540

Train, train to London Stansted, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) STN - SCQ

€206 - €1215

Train  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  5. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€349 - €604

Train, bus  •  29h 46m

  1. Take the train from Calais-Ville to Paris-Est
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Ourense
  3. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€166 - €268

Train, bus #2  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord Ter
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Santiago De Compostela

€197 - €290

Drive  •  16h 42m

  1. Drive from Calais to Santiago de Compostela 1776.2 km

€190 - €290

Calais to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Calais and Santiago de Compostela is around 32h 13m and covers a distance of around 2692 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 13m. Operated by SNCF, TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Calais to Santiago de Compostela train service departs from Calais Ville and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
32h 13m
Fastest train time:
32h 13m
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
142 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:55
Last train departs at:
05:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Calais to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

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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
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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 France from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Santiago de Compostela is to train and bus via Lille which costs €85 - €140 and takes 25h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Santiago de Compostela is to train and fly which costs €170 - €1100 and takes 7h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Calais to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Calais Ville and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Lille Europe, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 45m.

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It is 1193 km from Calais to Santiago de Compostela. It is approximately 1776.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Calais to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 19h 45m and costs €340 - €650.

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It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Calais to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Calais to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Calais Ville station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Calais 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 Calais to Santiago de Compostela is 1776 km. It takes approximately 16h 42m to drive from Calais to Santiago de Compostela.

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  • Distance: 1193.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

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

You can take a train from Calais to Santiago de Compostela via Lille Europe, Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartin, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 19h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Paris CDG to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€210 - €360
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Beauvais to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €240
Flights from London Stansted to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Paris CDG to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €310
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Flights from Paris Orly to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Santiago de Compostela via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Calais Ville to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Calais Ville to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€35 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €70
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Calais Frethun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€60 - €75
Standard Premier
€100 - €130
Train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Calais-Ville to Amiens
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Calais-Ville to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€80 - €150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
LR Région Hauts-de-France
Phone
0970 150 150
Website
oise-mobilite.fr
Bus from Gare Routière AMIENS to Aéroport TILLE
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
LR Région Hauts-de-France
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Paris to Ourense
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
iberocoach.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Paris Gallieni to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
47h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€160 - €220
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€220 - €270
More information at
VMTransfers

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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