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

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Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Torrelavega to Lugo
  2. Take the bus from Lugo to Santiago De Compostela Área de Lugo / ...

$48 - $88

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Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela 295.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Santander to Santiago de Compostela  •  6 h 18 min

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

$142 - $331

Bus, train, bus to Bilbao, fly to Santiago de Compostela  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Santillana Del Mar to Feve Torrelavega
  2. Take the train from Torrelavega to Santander
  3. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  4. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BIO - SCQ

$97 - $279

Fly Santander to A Coruna, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$115 - $347

Fly Santander to Vigo, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Vigo (VGO) SDR - VGO
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela

$137 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Santillana Del Mar and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Torrelavega and Lugo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Santillana del Mar and Santiago de Compostela is 364 km. The road distance is 472.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs 40€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela, including transfers.

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Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Torrelavega station.

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The best way to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 120€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by Transporte de Galicia, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Map of how to get from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 227.8 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

What companies run services between Santillana del Mar, Spain and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

You can take a bus from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela via Torrelavega and Lugo in around 10 h 25 min. Alternatively, Iberia flies from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela 4 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Santander to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Santander to A Coruna via Madrid, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Santander to Vigo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Torrelavega to Santander
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
renfe.com
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 A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
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 Torrelavega to Lugo
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santillana Del Mar to Feve Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Lugo to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal
Empresa Freire
Phone
+34 902 800 220
Email
infofreire@empresafreire.com
Website
empresafreire.com
Bus from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $11
Schedules at
empresafreire.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela is 473 km. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Santillana del Mar to Santiago de Compostela.

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Iberia offers flights from Santander Airport to Santiago de Compostela Airport.

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There are 484+ hotels available in Santiago de Compostela. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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