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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
  2. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  3. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon to Porto
  2. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela

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Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela

Fly to Porto, towncar

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Porto (OPO)
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela

Fly to Santiago de Compostela

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ)

Fly to A Coruna, train

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

Fly to Vigo, train

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Vigo (VGO)
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela

Bus, towncar

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
  2. Take a town car from Fátima to Porto Airport
  3. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Portugal.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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 Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs €30 - €80 and takes 8h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is to drive. Taking this option will cost €70 - €110 and takes 5h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Alfândega and arriving at Santiago de Compostela via Lisbon and Porto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Porto - Campanha and Vigo Urzaiz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 27m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Santiago de Compostela is 466 km. The road distance is 539.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 8h 27m and costs €45 - €65.

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It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 8h 27m and costs €45 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €80 and takes 8h 31m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €270 and takes 6h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 465.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 27m

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

You can take a train from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Porto - Campanha, Vigo Guixar, and Vigo Urzaiz in around 8h 27m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Estação Oriente, Lisbon, and Porto in around 8h 31m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Train operators
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
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€24 - €35
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 Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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 La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ovnitur
Phone
258 942 920
Website
ovnitur.pt
Bus from Lisboa - Oriente to Porto Garagem
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €60
Schedules at
ovnitur.pt
Express
€16 - €19
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
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
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
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
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Fatima
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
RenEX
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 Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Lisbon 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 Lisbon. It is currently 8:41 PM in Lisbon and 9:41 PM in Santiago de Compostela.

Lisbon 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 Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is 539 km. It takes approximately 5h 13m to drive from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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