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There are 7 ways to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Zamora
  2. Take the train from Zamora to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€35 - €53

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela 426.2 km

€18 - €27

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Train  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Medina Campo Av Alv
  2. Take the train from Medina Campo Av to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€39 - €51

Bus via Ourense  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Orense/Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion

€34 - €46

Bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Santiago De Compostela

€40 - €55

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela 425.9 km

€40 - €60

Train, fly  •  5h 21m

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

€99 - €921

Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela by bus and train

The journey time between Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela is around 5h 5m and covers a distance of around 507 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 22m. Services are operated by ALSA, Empresa Vivas, Zamora Salamanca and others. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 5m
Fastest journey time:
4h 22m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€40
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela bus and train schedules

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela is to rideshare which costs €18 - €27 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salamanca and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Salamanca and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Medina Campo Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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The distance between Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela is 319 km. The road distance is 425.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 1m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela is to train which takes 5h 17m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus via Ourense, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 7h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 319.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

You can take a train from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela via Medina Campo Av in around 5h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela via Ourense in around 7h 7m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
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 Zamora to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Salamanca to Medina Campo Av
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Medina Campo Av to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Salamanca to Zamora
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Salamanca to Orense/Ourense
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Salamanca to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Vivas
Phone
980 51 66 23
Email
%20info@autocaresvivas.es
Website
autocaresvivas.es
Bus from Salamanca to Zamora
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €18
Schedules at
autocaresvivas.es
Zamora Salamanca
Phone
+34 (0) 980511781
Email
info@zamorasalamanca.com
Website
zamorasalamanca.es
Bus from Salamanca to Zamora
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
zamorasalamanca.es
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Book at
blablacar.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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Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Salamanca 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 Salamanca to Santiago de Compostela is 426 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Salamanca 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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There are 185+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salamanca and Santiago de Compostela. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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