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There are 8 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra by train, bus, car, shuttle or plane

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

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Train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz Ir
  2. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha) Ic
  3. Take the train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Oriente Ic

$54 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus Autna  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Porto
  3. Take the bus from Porto to Lisbon

$49 - $74

6 alternative options

Bus InterNorte  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Lisboa - Sete Rios

$56 - $75

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra 349.9 miles

$75 - $120

Shuttle to Porto, fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
  2. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Lisbon (LIS) OPO - LIS

$304 - $371

Train to A Coruna, fly, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Lisbon (LIS) LCG - LIS
  3. Take the train from Oriente to Portela de Sintra

$60 - $207

Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Lisbon (LIS) SCQ - LIS

$77 - $301

Train to Vigo, fly, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Lisbon (LIS) VGO - LIS
  3. Take the train from Oriente to Portela de Sintra

$68 - $219

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion and arriving at Sintra Estação via Vigo, Porto, Praça De Espanha and Marquês de Pombal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Sintra is 459 km. The road distance is 559.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra without a car is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Sintra bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs 45€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 51 min, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Sintra bus services, operated by Autna, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra.
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  • Distance: 286.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra via Vigo Urzaiz, Urzaiz - Muro Estación, Miragalla, Vigo-Guixar, Porto(Campanha), Lisboa Oriente, and Oriente in around 8 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra via Vigo, Porto, Lisbon, Praça De Espanha, Marquês De Pombal, and Marquês de Pombal in around 9 h 51 min.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $150
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Vigo to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $100
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
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.

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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Porto(Campanha)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
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
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Oriente to Portela de Sintra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Vigo to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
Bus from Porto to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autna.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Santiago de Compostela to Lisboa - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
internorte.pt
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Shuttle from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$288
Schedules at
vmtransfers.com

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Sintra is 1 h behind Santiago de Compostela. It is currently 12:41 AM in Santiago de Compostela and 11:41 PM in Sintra.

Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Sintra is 560 km. It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Sintra.

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Ryanair and TAP Portugal offer flights from Porto Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 7239+ hotels available in Sintra. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Porto Airport is to shuttle which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 250€.

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