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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela by plane, train, towncar, bus or car

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Fly Geneva to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) GVA - SCQ

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Fly Geneva to A Coruna, train  •  8h 28m

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

Fly Geneva to Porto, towncar  •  8h 25m

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

Fly Geneva to Vigo, train  •  8h 27m

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

Train to Lyon, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  9h 33m

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

Train  •  17h 32m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ourense Alv / ...
  5. Take the train from Ourense to Santiago De Compostela Avn / ...

Bus via Ourense  •  29h 5m

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

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to Santiago De Compostela

Drive  •  15h 22m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela 1614.6 km
Switzerland → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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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
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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, returning to Switzerland from Spain is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela is to bus via Ourense which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 29h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 370.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Lyon Part Dieu, Nimes, Atocha, Madrid-Chamartin and Ourense. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 32m.

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The distance between Geneva and Santiago de Compostela is 1219 km. The road distance is 1614.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 17h 32m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Geneva to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ginebra station.

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

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The best way to get from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 5h 14m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 370. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 380 and takes 17h 32m, you could also bus via Ourense, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 29h 5m.

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  • Distance: 1219.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

easyJet, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Lyon Part Dieu, Nimes, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartín, Madrid-Chamartin, and Ourense in around 17h 32m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €1100
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €550
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Vigo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €850
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €1100
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €550
Flights from Geneva to A Coruna via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from Geneva to Vigo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €850
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €800
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €240
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €210
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Flights from Lyon to Santiago de Compostela via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €1200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Porto via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1800
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
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 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Ourense
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Ourense to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €65
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nimes
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Nimes to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Ourense
Ave. Duration
26h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
iberocoach.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ginebra to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Website
ALSA
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
€210 - €260
More information at
VMTransfers

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Geneva to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Geneva 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 Geneva to Santiago de Compostela is 1615 km. It takes approximately 15h 22m to drive from Geneva to Santiago de Compostela.

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easyJet, Swiss, Edelweiss Air and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 35.

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