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

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Santander Ouibus

$21 - $65

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Train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Segovia Guiomar A
  2. Take the train from Segovia Guiomar to Santander A

$97 - $126

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Santander 308.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Santander  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Santander (SDR) SCQ - SDR

$125 - $305

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

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

$98 - $321

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$66 - $253

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander is to bus which costs 19€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Santander is 390 km. The road distance is 493.9 km.

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

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

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Santander. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Santander via Segovia Guiomar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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There are 600+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander.
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  • Distance: 243.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 55 min

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 $40 - $65 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Segovia Guiomar in around 9 h 22 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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 Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 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 Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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
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 Segovia Guiomar
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Segovia Guiomar to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
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 Santiago to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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