There are 7 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona A

$90 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación L10 / ...

$59 - $87

5 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona 435.2 miles

$80 - $120

Fly to Pamplona  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Pamplona (PNA) SCQ - PNA

$133 - $606

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación

$79 - $261

Fly to San Sebastian, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to San Sebastian (EAS) SCQ - EAS
  2. Take the bus from Hondarribia to Pamplona

$90 - $367

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Logrono (RJL) SCQ - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Viana to Pamplona

$90 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 12 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación via Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Pamplona is 563 km. The road distance is 696.4 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs 75€ - 95€.

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The train from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona takes 8 h 48 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona 6 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Vitoria-Gasteiz and Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki in around 12 h 48 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
renfe.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 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
La Burundesa S.A.
Phone
948 30 35 05
Email
info@laburundesa.com
Website
laburundesa.com
Bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
laburundesa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Vitoria/Gasteiz-Estación/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
La Union
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Hondarribia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com

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