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There are 6 ways to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Palencia to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€30 - €40

Cheapest option

Bus via Ourense  •  7h 42m

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

€26 - €33

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Palencia to Santiago De Compostela

€35 - €50

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela 433.1 km

€40 - €65

Train, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) MAD - SCQ

€99 - €952

Train, fly to A Coruna  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to A Coruna (LCG) MAD - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€69 - €205

Palencia to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between Palencia and Santiago de Compostela is around 5h 45m and covers a distance of around 489 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 45m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 45m
Fastest train time:
5h 45m
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:21
Last train departs at:
16:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Palencia to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Santiago de Compostela is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela is to bus via Ourense which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which takes 4h 33m and costs €40 - €65.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palencia and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palencia and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 45m.

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The distance between Palencia and Santiago de Compostela is 344 km. The road distance is 433.1 km.

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The best way to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs €30 - €40.

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The train from Palencia to Santiago De Compostela takes 5h 45m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Palencia to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Palencia station.

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The best way to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 5h 45m and costs €30 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 343.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Palencia to Santiago De Compostela once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 5h 45m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Palencia to Santiago De Compostela twice a week. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 6h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €270
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €130
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 Palencia to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
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
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €55
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€23 - €30
Promo+
€28 - €31
Flexible
€40 - €55
Bus operators
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 Palencia to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Palencia to Ourense
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €24
Schedules at
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

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Palencia 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 Palencia to Santiago de Compostela is 433 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Palencia to Santiago de Compostela.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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