Santander to Barcelona train

Cheap train tickets from Santander to Barcelona

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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.

Renfe AVE
09:06PMSantander1h49 10:55PMBarcelona
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Fastest train times from Santander to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

1 h 49 m


1 h 49 m

Trains per day



541 km

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.

Renfe AVE
09:06PMSantander1h49 10:55PMBarcelona
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Overview: Train from Santander to Barcelona

distanceDistance335 miles (540 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainNo

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.

Train companies: AVE from Santander to Barcelona trains

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:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 15 min
  • Average Price: $22
  • AVE frequency: 1 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Santander to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Santander to Barcelona.
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Santander to Barcelona to cost as little as $22 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Santander to Barcelona train to cost on average $25 (€22)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 335 miles (540 km)  between Santander and Barcelona by train.
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 1 h 30 min.

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.

On average, there is 1 train a day from Santander to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Santander to Barcelona at 7: 14 AM. The last train from Santander to Barcelona that you can take departs at 9: 19 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Santander to Barcelona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
You can find trains to Barcelona from Santander to cost on average $25 (€22) 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 Santander to Barcelona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

The major railway station for departures from Santander is Santander. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Santander for your journey from Santander to Barcelona.
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