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There are 6 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto by bus, train, rideshare, car or towncar

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Oporto

13€ - 30€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Porto 227.9 km

12€ - 18€

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz 9083 / ...
  2. Take the train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha Ic

24€ - 30€

Bus via Vigo  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto 1783

17€ - 27€

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto 227.4 km

26€ - 40€

Towncar  •  4h 12m

  1. Take a town car from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport 225.4 km

219€ - 264€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Oporto. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Porto. However, there are services departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Porto - Campanha via Vigo Guixar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Porto is 193 km. The road distance is 227.4 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto without a car is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs 13€ - 30€.

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The bus from Santiago De Compostela to Oporto takes 4h 15m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Porto 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 Porto is to bus which takes 4h 15m and costs 13€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 4h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto.
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  • Distance: 192.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

ALSA operates a bus from Santiago De Compostela to Oporto 3 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 30€ and the journey takes 4h 15m. Rede Expressos also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Porto via Vigo Urzaiz and Vigo Guixar in around 4h 29m.

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 Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Guixar to Porto - Campanha
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Oporto
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto, Casa da Musica
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vigo to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Porto
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Book at
blablacar.es
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210€ - 260€
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VMTransfers

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Santiago de Compostela to Porto bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Oporto station.

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Porto is 1h behind Santiago de Compostela. It is currently 4:34 PM in Santiago de Compostela and 3:34 PM in Porto.

Santiago de Compostela to Porto train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Porto - Campanha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Porto is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Porto.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Santiago de Compostela and Porto. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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