How to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

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from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

You can get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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To get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona on Nov 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMSantiago de Compostela16h10 07:10AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
0 transfers
821One-way
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03:00PMSantiago de Compostela16h10 07:10AMBarcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants
0 transfers
821One-way
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03:00PMSantiago de Compostela16h25 07:25AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
0 transfers
821One-way
05:45PMSantiago de Compostela Airport4h45 10:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
3321One-way
05:45PMSantiago de Compostela Airport3h35 09:20PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
4041One-way

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Travel Information between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona

distanceDistance556 miles (897 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$64 - $300
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $64 (€59) • 13 h 1 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $300 (€274) • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 556 miles (897 km) between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $64 (€59). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Ryanair or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.
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You can travel between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona is by taking a train with an average price of $64 (€59).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

Taking a train is usually $26 (€23) less than taking a bus to Barcelona, which costs on average $90 (€82) for the same trip.

A train is $236 (€215) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona costing on average $300 (€274).

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Santiago de Compostela is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 13 h 1 min.

The Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona distance is around 556 miles (897 km).

The average frequency per day from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona:

  • Buses mostly leave from Santiago de Compostela and tend to arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly depart from Santiago de Compostela Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Santiago De Compostela and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona:

  • You can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $90 (€82) with Alsa from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.
  • You can take a flight from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for $300 (€274) with Ryanair from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.
  • You can take a train from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona with Renfe Alvia. Cheap tickets can be found for $64 (€59) with Renfe Alvia from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona.

Yes, there are direct routes from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct buses with Alsa.
  • You'll find direct flights with Vueling.

Direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $90 (€82) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $300 (€274) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $64 (€59) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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