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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance556 miles (897 km)
durationAverage train duration12 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price$56 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela cover the 556 miles (897 km) long route taking on average 12 h 39 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $56 (€48), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $52 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Santiago De Compostela.

Train companies: Renfe from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela trains

For as little as $52 (€44) you can travel by train to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela

    Although there are no direct trains between these two Spanish towns, it is convenient to travel by train to Madrid and, once there, continue the journey to Galicia. For the first section there are 75 daily frequencies; and for the Madrid Santiago route, 2 a day, both in the afternoon. To calculate the total duration it is necessary to add 2 hours 45 minutes and 5 hours 15 minutes, respectively, the time taken by the fastest trains.

    What trains go from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela?

    The Renfe company offers its experience, reliability and solvency when providing the Barcelona Santiago de Compostela train service. This translates into well-equipped and very comfortable railroads, many of them high-speed.

    How long does the train from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela take?

    An interesting combination is to organize a tour with departure at 12 o'clock in Barcelona and arrival at the destination after midnight. Thus, in just over 12 hours it is possible to make this journey, counting the time invested in the capital of Spain for transhipment. This scale is compulsory and, in certain cases, another in Orense. The distance between Barcelona and Santiago is 897 kilometres.

    How many trains are there from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela?

    The train service Barcelona Santiago de Compostela is made in 2 sections. For the journey to Madrid, there are more than 70 daily alternatives. For the end of the journey to Santiago only 2, in both cases scheduled in the afternoon.

    Where do trains from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela depart from and arrive at?

    Sants Barcelona Station: is centrally located, 6 kilometres from the port and just over 4 kilometres from the Sagrada Familia. It houses cafeterias, restaurants, shops, ATMs, pharmacies, slogans, car rental companies, parking, tourist information, VIP lounge and good accessibility. To get from the centre, metro lines 1, 4, 5 and 9, urban buses 46, 109, V29, H10, H8, D40 and H16, as well as different suburban trains are the options.

    Santiago de Compostela Station: has a good level of services, including cafeteria, parking, bookstore, toilets, adapted services and different car rental companies. Located less than 2 kilometres from the town hall and the cathedral, it is well connected by the P7 and 12 buses, mainly.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela

    Travel by train to Santiago de Compostela easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela.
    FAQs

    How much are cheap trains between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $52 (€44)  one way.

    What is the cost of a train to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona?

    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $56 (€48)  for a train ticket between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela.

    How far is Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela by train?

    The distance to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona by train is approximately 556 miles (897 km).

    How long is the train between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela?

    On average the Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela train travel time is 12 h 39 min  for the 556 miles (897 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Barcelona and arrival train station in Santiago de Compostela?

    Omio customers book a train from Barcelona Sants   to Santiago De Compostela   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the Barcelona train station located? Where is the Santiago de Compostela train station located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Santiago De Compostela, located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can take me between Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela?

    For the best Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela to compare what amenities they may offer.

    How many train services are there to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona a day?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela?

    The earliest train for this journey departs from Barcelona at 8: 30 AM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 8: 30 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I book Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela train tickets to get the best deals?

    You can find trains to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona to cost on average $56 (€48) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Santiago de Compostela
    The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your journey to Santiago de Compostela from Barcelona.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17