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There are 5 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga by plane, train, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Malaga (AGP) SCQ - AGP

$53 - $246

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Train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$132 - $175

Bus  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Puerto Malaga

$80 - $120

Shuttle, bus  •  23 h 47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Take the bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Fuengirola

$366 - $403

Drive  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga 684.2 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga is to fly which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Puerto Malaga via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Malaga via Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Málaga is 770 km. The road distance is 1094.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 8 h 40 min and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Málaga 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 Málaga is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs 45€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 8 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 18 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 481.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia fly from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 40 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
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 Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 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 Seville
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Porto - Casa da Música to Fuengirola
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Puerto Malaga station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Málaga is 1095 km. It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Málaga.

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

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There are 4110+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $61 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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