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Train Information to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela

distanceDistance556 miles (897 km)
durationAverage train duration13 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$97 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona cover the 556 miles (897 km) long journey taking on average 13 h 1 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $97 (€78), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $81 (€66). Travelers depart most frequently from Santiago De Compostela and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies

Renfe from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

You can travel by train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona with Renfe for as low as $81 (€66). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona:

    • 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 Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

    Train travel is the most comfortable, affordable and relaxing way to travel the 1090-kilometre distance between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. During this non-stop journey at speeds of 250 km/h and lasting less than 13 hours, travellers will have multiple on-board services available, including audiovisual entertainment.

    What trains go from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona?

    The Santiago de Compostela Barcelona trains are managed by the Spanish company Renfe. Its Alvia fleet carries out long-distance journeys and operates on both conventional and high-speed lines. Among its numerous services on board, the broadcasting of films and documentaries, music channels, headphones, sockets and mobile cafeteria are available in preferential and tourist classes.

    How long is the train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona?

    Travel on board the Santiago de Compostela Barcelona trains takes an average of 12 hours and 50 minutes. During this journey intermediate stops are made in the cities of Ourense, Monforte de Lemos, Ponferrada, Astorga, León, Palencia, Burgos, Miranda de Ebro, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Lérida and Tarragona, among others.

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

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday there is 1 direct connection between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. This train schedule is valid throughout the year. Alvia passengers have the right to travel for free on local lines in both the city of origin and the destination, 4 hours before starting the trip and 4 hours after it ends.

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

    Santiago de Compostela Station: is located in the centre of the city, less than 1 kilometre from the famous cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The railway enclosure houses ATMs, cafeterias, newsstands and bookstores, public telephones, shops and car rental agencies. The urban bus of line 12 connects the station with different areas of the city.

    Barcelona-Sants station: is located in the central square of the Catalan Countries and communicates with different strategic points of the city through lines 5 and 3 of the metro. Its large complex has a bookstore, pharmacy with defibrillators, several cafeterias (some with free wifi), ATMs, lottery point of sale, slogans, police station and a hotel.

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    FAQs
    How much does a cheap train between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona cost?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $81 (€66)  one way.
    How much does it cost to take a train to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela?
    The train price to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela is on average $97 (€78)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    What is the distance to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela by train?
    You should expect to travel around 556 miles (897 km)  to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela by train.
    How long is the train ride to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela?
    While the time it takes to travel 556 miles (897 km) between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train journey time is on average 13 h 1 min.
    What station does the train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona depart from? Which Barcelona train station do I come into from Santiago de Compostela?

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

    Where do I find the Santiago de Compostela train station to Barcelona? Where is the Barcelona train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Santiago De Compostela and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.

    What train companies offer a service to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela?
    When taking a train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona, you can count on Renfe for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many trains are there to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela a day?
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What time is the earliest train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona? What time is the last train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona?
    You can take the earliest train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona at 6: 34 AM   or take the last train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona leaving at 6: 34 AM. Look for the latest Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How early should I book train tickets to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela to score the best deals?
    If you buy a train ticket from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $97 (€78) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.