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There are 4 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão by bus, train, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Valença Do Minho
  2. Take the train from Valenca to Areia-Darque 830 / ...

€15 - €22

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz 9083 / ...
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Viana Do Castelo Ic

€21 - €26

Drive  •  1h 53m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão 178.9 km

€17 - €26

Towncar  •  5h 54m

  1. Take a town car from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Viana do Castelo

€278 - €340

Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão by train and walk

The journey time between Santiago de Compostela and Alto do Galeão is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 190 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 12m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Comboios De Portugal, the Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão service departs from Santiago De Compostela and arrives in Areia-Darque. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 12m
Fastest journey time:
3h 12m
Journey distance:
190 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:30
Last service departs at:
07:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão train and walk schedules

Spain → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Portugal, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, Nepal and South Africa
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Spain.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alto do Galeão is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alto do Galeão is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alto do Galeão is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão is to bus and train which costs €14 - €22 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão is to drive which costs €17 - €26 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Areia-Darque via Vigo Guixar and Viana Do Castelo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Alto do Galeão is 135 km. The road distance is 178.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 59m and costs €14 - €22.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Viana Do Castelo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão is 179 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão.
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  • Distance: 135.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Alto do Galeão, Portugal?

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Alto do Galeão via Vigo Urzaiz, Vigo Guixar, and Viana Do Castelo in around 4h 21m.

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 Valenca to Areia-Darque
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€3 - €6
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 Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Viana Do Castelo
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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 Santiago De Compostela to Valença Do Minho
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€210 - €260
More information at
VMTransfers
Towncar from Porto Airport to Viana do Castelo
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€60 - €80
More information at
VMTransfers

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