There are 11 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train, bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz Ir
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto - Boavista
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Faro(P)

$73 - $140

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Sevilla (SVQ) SCQ - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro

$49 - $244

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Train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo-Guixar R
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Faro(P)

$71 - $144

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Lisbon Sete Rios
  2. Take the bus from Lisboa to Faro Bus Station 93 / ...

$63 - $108

Bus InterNorte  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Faro

$70 - $95

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Faro 488.1 miles

$110 - $160

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Faro  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Faro (FAO) SCQ - FAO

$89 - $407

Train to A Coruna, fly to Faro  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Faro (FAO) LCG - FAO

$77 - $822

Train, bus to Porto, fly to Faro  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto Airport
  3. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Faro (FAO) OPO - FAO

$51 - $185

Train to A Coruna, fly to Sevilla, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Sevilla (SVQ) LCG - SVQ
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro

$57 - $259

Train to A Coruna, fly to Lisbon, train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Lisbon (LIS) LCG - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)

$79 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro is to train and bus and fly which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Faro. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Faro. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Faro(P) via Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 22 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Faro is 654 km. The road distance is 780.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 17 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 17 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro, including transfers.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Faro train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santiago de Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro is to train which takes 11 h 22 min and costs 60€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 13 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 350€ and takes 6 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Faro.
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  • Distance: 408.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Vigo-Guixar and Porto(Campanha) in around 11 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Lisbon Sete Rios and Lisboa in around 13 h 54 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from A Coruna to Faro via Madrid, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Porto to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Faro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $140
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Faro via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from A Coruna to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto - Boavista
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
autna.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Lisbon Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa to Faro Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Faro
Ave. Duration
15 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Bus from Sevilla - Plaza de Armas to Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
internorte.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Seville, Seville - Armas to Faro, Faro
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Sevilla to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Santiago de Compostela to Faro bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Faro Bus Station.

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Faro is 1 h behind Santiago de Compostela. It is currently 7:04 PM in Santiago de Compostela and 6:04 PM in Faro.

Santiago de Compostela to Faro train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Faro(P) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Faro is 781 km. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Faro.

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 1662+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at $76 USD 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 17 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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