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There are 7 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  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Leon Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Leon to Palencia Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$80 - $130

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 8 min

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

$125 - $305

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$66 - $253

Train to A Coruna, fly to Santander  •  5 h 34 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

Train to Vigo, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$57 - $231

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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 fly and bus which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 44 min.

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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 every day. 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 Orense-Empalme, Leon and Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 44 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 best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs 19€ - 55€.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Santander 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 Santander is to bus which takes 7 h 55 min and costs 19€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 10 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 8 min.

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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 Orense-Empalme, Leon, and Palencia in around 10 h 44 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Malaga, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
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 Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Palencia
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
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 de Compostela 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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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Santander is 494 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Santander.

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

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Santander train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Santander bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $51 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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