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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela by plane, train, towncar, bus or car

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) FRA - SCQ

€93 - €914

Cheapest option

Fly to Vigo, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vigo (VGO) FRA - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela

€43 - €177

6 alternative options

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  8h 42m

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

€82 - €157

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  9h

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

€250 - €424

Train  •  20h 41m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  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

€284 - €437

Bus  •  34h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Ourense N1154
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€106 - €129

Bus via Metz  •  34h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Metz
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Ourense
  3. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€99 - €134

Drive  •  19h 6m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela 2060.6 km

€220 - €330

Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Santiago de Compostela is around 37h 26m and covers a distance of around 2952 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 12m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui, Transilien and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
37h 26m
Fastest train time:
32h 12m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
155 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:56
Last train departs at:
16:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

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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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Spain is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela is to fly and train which costs €80 - €160 and takes 8h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs €90 - €950 and takes 5h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion via Ourense. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants, Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 41m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Santiago de Compostela is 1539 km. The road distance is 2060.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 20h 41m and costs €280 - €440.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs €90 - €950. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €280 - €440 and takes 20h 41m, you could also bus, which costs €100 - €130 and takes 34h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 1539.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

Lufthansa and TAP Portugal fly from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela via Paris l'Est, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Barcelona-Sants, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartin, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 20h 41m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €480
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Santiago de Compostela via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €230
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €410
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €160
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €210
Flights from Frankfurt to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Porto via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
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
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
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
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 Frankfurt central train station to Ourense
Ave. Duration
31h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 Frankfurt - Main station to Metz
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Metz to Ourense
Ave. Duration
25h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
iberocoach.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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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion station.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela is 2061 km. It takes approximately 19h 6m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Santiago de Compostela.

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Lufthansa and TAP Portugal offer flights from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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