There are 7 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 39m

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

28€ - 204€

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Train to A Coruna, fly  •  4h 20m

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

39€ - 212€

Train to Vigo, fly  •  5h 6m

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

45€ - 462€

Train  •  9h

  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

95€ - 170€

Bus  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Barcelona

95€ - 130€

Bus via Pontevedra  •  17h 45m

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

60€ - 81€

Drive  •  10h 43m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona 1088.1 km

110€ - 170€

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is to fly which costs 28€ - 210€ and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is to fly which costs 28€ - 210€ and takes 3h 39m.

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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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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Chamartin and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona is 899 km. The road distance is 1088.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9h and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m 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 39m and costs 28€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 170€ and takes 9h, 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 39m

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 9h.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 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 Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Pontevedra to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Pontevedra to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 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 1088 km. It takes approximately 10h 43m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

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

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 5€.

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