There are 6 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander by bus, car, plane or train

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h 55 min

$45 - $70

5 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. 308.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Santander  •  5 h 40 min

  1. SCQ - SDR

$134 - $319

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. SCQ - BIO

$89 - $266

Train to A Coruna, fly to Santander  •  5 h 29 min

  1. LCG - SDR

$107 - $335

Train to Vigo, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. VGO - BIO

$80 - $244

Questions & Answers

The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Santander is 390 km. The road distance is 494 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander is to drive which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 45€ - 75€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Santander. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

The bus from Santiago De Compostela to Santander takes 7 h 55 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

ALSA operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Santander 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min. Alternatively, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Santiago de Compostela to Santander every 3 hours.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
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 A Coruna to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Madrid, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com

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