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There are 11 ways to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela by train, plane, towncar, bus or car

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Train to Lyon, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) LYS - SCQ

€156 - €961

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Bus via Bordeaux  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Bordeaux Saint-Jean 706 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santiago de Compostela 783

€59 - €78

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Fly Clermont-Ferrand to Porto, towncar  •  11h 17m

  1. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Porto (OPO) CFE - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€304 - €565

Fly Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) CFE - SCQ

€149 - €1095

Train to Lyon, fly to A Coruna, train  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to A Coruna (LCG) LYS - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€115 - €344

Train to Lyon, fly to Porto, towncar  •  11h 13m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Porto (OPO) LYS - OPO
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€306 - €541

Train, train to Geneva, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) GVA - SCQ

€183 - €1029

Train  •  17h 26m

  1. Take the train from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€192 - €316

Bus  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Clermont-ferrand to Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€72 - €107

Bus #2  •  44h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Clermont Ferrand to Santiago De Compostela

€140 - €200

Drive  •  12h 21m

  1. Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela 1282.9 km

€140 - €210

Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Clermont-Ferrand and Santiago de Compostela is around 26h 10m and covers a distance of around 2157 km. The fastest train normally takes 26h 10m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), SNCF, Renfe SNCF and others. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 10m
Fastest train time:
26h 10m
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
113 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:58
Last train departs at:
11:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela is to bus via Bordeaux which costs €55 - €80 and takes 19h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 8h 30m and costs €140 - €1100.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Clermont Ferrand and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 44h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Clermont-Ferrand and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 26m.

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The distance between Clermont-Ferrand and Santiago de Compostela is 979 km. The road distance is 1282.9 km.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 17h 26m and costs €190 - €320.

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It takes approximately 10h 1m to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Clermont Ferrand station.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Clermont-Ferrand station.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 8h 30m and costs €140 - €1100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €190 - €320 and takes 17h 26m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €110 and takes 19h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 978.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 1m

What companies run services between Clermont-Ferrand, France and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

Air France, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Lyon Part Dieu, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartin, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 17h 26m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Lyon to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Porto via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG, Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lyon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Train operators
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Clermont Ferrand to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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 La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Clermont-ferrand to Ourense
Ave. Duration
16h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €100
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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Clermont-Ferrand to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
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 Clermont Ferrand to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
44h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
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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There is no direct flight from Lyon Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Clermont-Ferrand 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 Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela is 1283 km. It takes approximately 12h 21m to drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Santiago de Compostela.

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easyJet, TAP Portugal, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 187+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Clermont-Ferrand to Clermont-Ferrand Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs €8 - €16.

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