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There are 10 ways to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) EAS - SCQ

€132 - €933

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santiago De Compostela 783

€35 - €90

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BIO - SCQ

€110 - €907

Bus to Pamplona, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) PNA - SCQ

€158 - €964

Fly San Sebastian to A Coruna, train  •  6h 29m

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

€96 - €216

Bus to Bilbao, fly to A Coruna, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to A Coruna (LCG) BIO - LCG
  3. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela

€69 - €210

Train via Segovia  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Segovia Guiomar Alv
  2. Take the train from Segovia Guiomar to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€66 - €87

Train  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Vitoria/Gasteiz Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Vitoria/Gasteiz to Santiago De Compostela Alv

€52 - €70

Bus via Ourense  •  13h 27m

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

€43 - €60

Drive  •  6h 41m

  1. Drive from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela 678.3 km

€65 - €100

San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela by train

The train journey time between San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela is around 10h 38m and covers a distance of around 1080 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 38m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela train service departs from San Sebastian/Donostia and arrives in Santiago De Compostela. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 38m
Fastest train time:
10h 38m
Train distance:
1080 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€66
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:57
Last train departs at:
08:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela train schedules

San Sebastian → Santiago de Compostela
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The most affordable way to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela is to train, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela is to bus and fly which costs €110 - €950 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Santiago De Compostela. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian/Donostia and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Segovia Guiomar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 5m.

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The distance between San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela is 535 km. The road distance is 678.3 km.

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The best way to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to train via Segovia which takes 10h 5m and costs €65 - €90.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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

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San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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The best way to get from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs €130 - €950. Alternatively, you can train via Segovia, which costs €65 - €90 and takes 10h 5m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €90 and takes 13h.

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  • Distance: 535 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Segovia Guiomar in around 10h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona, Santander
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Santander
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela via Mahon, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €240
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from San Sebastian to A Coruna via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
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 La Coruna-San Cristobal to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Segovia Guiomar
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Segovia Guiomar to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Vitoria/Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vitoria/Gasteiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Burundesa S.A.
Phone
948 30 35 05
Email
info@laburundesa.com
Website
laburundesa.com
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
La Burundesa S.A.
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 San Sebastian to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Ourense
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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San Sebastian 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 San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela is 678 km. It takes approximately 6h 41m to drive from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela.

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Volotea, Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from San Sebastian Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from San Sebastian to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs €1 - €3.

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