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

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Train, towncar  •  7h 46m

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

246€ - 307€

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 2m

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

37€ - 128€

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Train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia 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

48€ - 64€

Drive  •  5h 13m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela 539.3 km

60€ - 95€

Fly to Porto, towncar  •  6h 12m

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

256€ - 386€

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  8h 47m

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

70€ - 219€

Fly to Vigo, train  •  9h 28m

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

66€ - 229€

Bus, towncar  •  8h

  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

418€ - 522€

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

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 5h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela is to fly. Taking this option will cost 35€ - 130€ and takes 5h 2m.

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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 and towncar which takes 7h 46m and costs 240€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 7h 46m to get from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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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 fly, which costs 35€ - 130€ and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Porto Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 9:23 PM in Lisbon and 10:23 PM in Santiago de Compostela.

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  • Distance: 465.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 46m

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, TAP Portugal flies from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela 6 times a week.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Las Palmas
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Madrid, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Porto
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Flights from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Lisbon to A Coruna via Casablanca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Casablanca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Lisbon to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
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
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
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 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€
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VMTransfers
Towncar from Fátima to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
190€ - 240€
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VMTransfers

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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 364+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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