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

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Fly Faro to Porto, towncar  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Porto (OPO) FAO - OPO
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€244 - €362

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Porto 1010
  2. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela 783

€44 - €53

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Fly Faro to Santiago de Compostela  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) FAO - SCQ

€126 - €932

Bus to Sevilla, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) SVQ - SCQ

€92 - €927

Fly Faro to A Coruna, train  •  7h 47m

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to A Coruna (LCG) FAO - LCG
  2. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€65 - €285

Bus to Sevilla, fly to A Coruna, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to A Coruna (LCG) SVQ - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€60 - €220

Train to Lisbon, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Faro to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) LIS - SCQ

€118 - €896

Train, towncar  •  10h 53m

  1. Take the train from Faro to Porto - Campanha Ic
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€267 - €337

Train  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the train from Faro 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

€69 - €94

Drive  •  7h 25m

  1. Drive from Faro to Santiago de Compostela 779.6 km

€90 - €140

Bus, towncar  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
  3. Take a town car from Fátima to Porto Airport
  4. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

€432 - €554

Faro to Santiago de Compostela by train and walk

The journey time between Faro and Santiago de Compostela is around 21h 42m and covers a distance of around 899 km. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 42m. Services are operated by Comboios De Portugal and Renfe Viajeros. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
21h 42m
Fastest journey time:
21h 42m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€69
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:00
Last service departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Faro to Santiago de Compostela train and walk 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 Faro to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Faro to Santiago de Compostela is to fly and towncar. Taking this option will cost €240 - €370 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Faro to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Faro and arriving at Santiago de Compostela via Porto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Faro to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Faro and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Porto - Campanha and Vigo Urzaiz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 27m.

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The distance between Faro and Santiago de Compostela is 654 km. The road distance is 779.6 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train and towncar which takes 10h 53m and costs €260 - €340.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Faro to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Faro to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Faro station.

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Faro to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Faro station.

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The best way to get from Faro to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 6h 40m and costs €120 - €950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 11h 27m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Faro to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 653.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

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

Iberia, TAP Portugal and five other airlines fly from Faro to Santiago de Compostela 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, and Vigo Urzaiz in around 11h 27m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Faro to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Flights from Faro to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from Faro to A Coruna via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Sevilla to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €200
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €150
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Faro to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Faro to Santiago de Compostela via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Train operators
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 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 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
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 Faro to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
Train from Faro to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€45 - €65
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
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Faro to Porto
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Faro to Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
alsa.com
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Lisboa Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
RenEX
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RenEX
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Schedules at
Citi Express
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
Towncar from Fátima to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€190 - €240
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Faro Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Faro to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Faro. It is currently 9:22 AM in Faro and 10:22 AM in Santiago de Compostela.

Faro 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 Faro to Santiago de Compostela is 780 km. It takes approximately 7h 25m to drive from Faro to Santiago de Compostela.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Faro Airport to Porto 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 Faro to Faro Airport is to line 16 bus which takes 7 min and costs €1 - €3.

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