The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Santander to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 49 m
1 h 49 m
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Of the 1 trains that leave Santander for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||335 miles (540 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||$25 (€22)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
Trains from Santander to Barcelona cover the 335 miles (540 km) long journey and usually take around 1 h 30 min. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $22 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€22). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
AVE trains will get you from Santander to Barcelona from $22 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
AVE offers excellent high-speed train services in Spain, including the route between Santander and Barcelona. Omio, as an official Renfe AVE partner, shows you AVE train schedules so you can choose the fastest and cheapest Santander to Barcelona train ticket. The distance from Santander to Barcelona on AVE is approximately 335 miles (540 km) and prices start as low as $22 (€19) on Omio.
Renfe AVE has a wide variety of ticket types with special offers such as Promo, Promo + and Flexible tickets. If you are a regular Renfe customer, you can apply discount cards such as the Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card at Omio when purchasing an AVE ticket.
The AVE trains are the most popular from Renfe, with the most schedules throughout the day. Their trains offer a restaurant, WiFi, bathrooms, entertainment on board and, most importantly, the highest speed to reach your destination. As one of the fastest trains in the entire world, AVE trains reach speeds up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes and connect the main Spanish cities in just a few hours. Reserve your AVE tickets with Omio today!
Santander to Barcelona train information with AVE:
To schedule a trip by train Santander Barcelona, passengers have at their disposal 4 daily frequencies, with an average duration of 10 hours and 13 minutes. In addition, the fastest itinerary is specified in 8 hours and 25 minutes, which is possible with a good planning of arrival and departure times, since 1 stopover is made in Madrid.
The Santander Barcelona train service is managed by Renfe, which uses modern, well-equipped vehicles for these itineraries. A good number of the trains that connect Santander with Madrid are Alvia, while those that go from Madrid to Barcelona are high-speed AVE.
When calculating the duration of the Santander Barcelona train journey, it is necessary to add its 2 separate sections and add the time of the Madrid stopover. Thus, the minimum total time is 8 hours and 25 minutes, which requires a perfect coordination between the arrival at the Madrid station and the subsequent departure to Barcelona. The distance between the two capitals is about 690 kilometers.
It is possible to choose between 4 daily trains from Santander to Barcelona, whose departures are scheduled between 7 and 19 hours. On the other hand, during public holidays and weekends the journeys are generally longer, which is why, if possible, it is preferable to travel on a working day.
Santander Station: is 7 minutes walk from the town hall, in the Plaza de las Estaciones. It has parking, post office, ticket sales, restaurants, trolleys and rent a car. People with mobility problems find it a well-adapted station. To get here, bus lines L19, L23 and N3 have nearby stops.
Barcelona-Sants station: the main railway station of Barcelona is located in the centre, 6 kilometres from the port and about 4 kilometres from the Sagrada Familia. Includes cafeterias, restaurants, shops, ATMs, pharmacy, slogans, car rental, parking, VIP area and good accessibility. It is easy to get to the center with the metro lines 1, 4, 5 and 9 or the urban buses 46, 109, V29, H10, H8, D40 and H16.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Santander and arriving in Barcelona Sants.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Santander, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Santander.
The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.
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