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

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Bilbao

Bus to Vigo, fly to Bilbao

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Avenida Rosalia de Castro to Vigo - Travesía de Vigo
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO)

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Santander, bus

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Santander (SDR)
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo

Train

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Segovia Guiomar
  2. Take the train from Segovia Guiomar to Bilbao-Abando

Bus via Ourense

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - El Corte Inglés to Ourense (Bus Station)
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to Bilbao

Train via León

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
  2. Take the train from León to Bilbao

Drive

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay
Santiago de Compostela → Biscay
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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay is to train via León which costs €45 - €60 and takes 13h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay is to fly which costs €100 - €280 and takes 3h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Bilbao-Abando via Segovia Guiomar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 43m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Biscay is 459 km. The road distance is 583.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay without a car is to train which takes 9h 43m and costs €55 - €75.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay, including transfers.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Biscay 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 Biscay is to fly which takes 3h 31m and costs €100 - €280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 9h 43m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €75 and takes 9h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay.
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  • Distance: 459 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Biscay, Basque Country, Spain?

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay via Segovia Guiomar in around 9h 43m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €800
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €800
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €270
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Alicante, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €800
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €170
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €1100
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Segovia Guiomar
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Segovia Guiomar to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from León to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
Renfe Feve
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Avenida Rosalia de Castro to Vigo - Travesía de Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - El Corte Inglés to Ourense (Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Schedules at
monbus.es
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Baracaldo/Barakaldo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Biscay train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Bilbao-Abando station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Biscay is 583 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Biscay.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Biscay train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Biscay bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Biscay. 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 Private transfer which takes 15 min and costs €65 - €120.

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