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

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Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3h 42m

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Barcelona (BCN) SCQ - BCN

27€ - 115€

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Train to A Coruna, fly  •  4h

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

53€ - 184€

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4h 46m

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

54€ - 154€

Train via Madrid  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave

106€ - 177€

Train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona-Sants Alv

70€ - 90€

Bus  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona

95€ - 130€

Bus via Ourense  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Orense/Ourense to Barcelona Nord Bcn47

58€ - 80€

Drive  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona 1086.5 km

100€ - 160€

Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona is around 13h 1m and covers a distance of around 1282 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 1m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train service departs from Santiago De Compostela and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is to fly which costs 27€ - 120€ and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is to fly which costs 27€ - 120€ and takes 3h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona is 899 km. The road distance is 1086.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 8h 5m and costs 100€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 42m and costs 27€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can train via Madrid, which costs 100€ - 180€ and takes 8h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 17h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 898.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 8h 5m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 200€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
50€ - 390€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 450€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
15€ - 120€
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 Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
13h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€ - 90€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Orense/Ourense to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is 1087 km. It takes approximately 10h 28m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 3€.

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