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Travelling from Barcelona to Santander by train

Fast trains from Barcelona to Santander take around 7 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 541 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Santander.

Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Santander?

Journeys between Barcelona and Santander usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 11 departures on the route from Barcelona to Santander every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 12 departures.

How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Santander?

The Barcelona to Santander train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Barcelona to Santander train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 08:00 and the last train is around 21:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barcelona around 06:05, and the last at 21:25.

When to book Barcelona to Santander train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barcelona to Santander by train.

Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Santander?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barcelona to Santander, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Intercity
  • Media Distancia
  • Regional Express
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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