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Overview: Train from Santander to Barcelona

distanceDistance335 miles (540 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Santander to Barcelona cover the 335 miles (540 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 15 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from Santander to Barcelona

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.

What trains go from Santander to Barcelona?

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.

How long is the train from Santander to Barcelona?

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.

How many trains are there from Santander to Barcelona?

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.

Where do the trains from Santander to Barcelona depart from and arrive at?

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.

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FAQs

How far is Santander to Barcelona by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Santander to Barcelona by train to be approximately 335 miles (540 km).

How long is the train ride from Santander to Barcelona?

While the time it takes to travel 335 miles (540 km) to Barcelona from Santander can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Santander to Barcelona train journey time is on average 9 h 15 min.

What is the departure train station in Santander and arrival train station in Barcelona?

When taking the train from Santander to Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Santander and Santander Valdecilla. Your journey can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Santander   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the departure train station in Santander located? Where is the arrival train station in Barcelona located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Santander and travel around 0.6 miles (870 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.

How many train services per day are there between Santander and Barcelona?

The average number of trains departing Santander for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Santander
Barcelona
Santander is the most popular Santander railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Santander for your trip to Barcelona.