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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|Distance||335 miles (540 km)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
Trains from Santander to Barcelona cover the 335 miles (540 km) long trip and usually take around 12 h 51 min. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
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.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Santander, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre.
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