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There are 5 ways to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela 783

€14 - €28

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar Ic
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela 9082 / ...

€24 - €30

Bus via Oporto  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Oporto to Santiago De Compostela

€15 - €32

Drive  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela 235.6 km

€27 - €40

Towncar  •  4h 20m

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela 229.4 km

€238 - €295

Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela by bus

The bus journey time between Vila Nova de Gaia and Santiago de Compostela is around 3h 40m and covers a distance of around 251 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 40m. Operated by FlixBus and ALSA, the Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela bus service departs from Porto and arrives in Santiago de Compostela. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 40m
Fastest bus time:
3h 40m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€14
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:05
Last bus departs at:
07:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela bus schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
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This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, India and South Africa
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santiago de Compostela is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santiago de Compostela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santiago de Compostela is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which costs €14 - €28 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Porto and arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela. However, there are services departing from Porto - Campanha and arriving at Santiago De Compostela via Vigo Urzaiz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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The distance between Vila Nova de Gaia and Santiago de Compostela is 195 km. The road distance is 235.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela without a car is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs €14 - €28.

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The bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela takes 3h 40m including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Porto station.

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Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Porto - Campanha station.

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The best way to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs €14 - €28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 4h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela.
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  • Distance: 195.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain?

FlixBus operates a bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela 4 times a week. Tickets cost €14 - €18 and the journey takes 3h 40m. ALSA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela via Vigo Guixar and Vigo Urzaiz in around 4h 29m.

Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Porto to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Porto Porto Urb. to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oporto to Santiago De Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto, Casa da Musica to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€220 - €270
More information at
VMTransfers

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Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santiago de Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela is 1h ahead of Vila Nova de Gaia. It is currently 7:35 AM in Vila Nova de Gaia and 8:35 AM in Santiago de Compostela.

Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santiago De Compostela station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela is 236 km. It takes approximately 2h 24m to drive from Vila Nova de Gaia to Santiago de Compostela.

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