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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest price £34.50
  2. 30 day advance £34.50
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    10hr 44m
  1. The train from Irun to Santiago de Compostela is one of Spain’s classic rail journeys. A comfortable Intercity train makes the trip once each day, and takes 10 hrs. The train is called El Camino de Santiago. If you are coming from Hendaye in France, just take the Donostialdea Metro service over the bridge to connect with the train at Irun.

    The train travels via San Sebastián, Burgos and Ourense, so you’ll see beautiful Spanish scenery on this long journey. This is a route where it is worth paying the extra to travel Preferente class as the Turista class fare is only slightly cheaper. Bookings open about two months in advance and that's when you get the cheapest tickets. Note that the Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches, so if you're having trouble finding trains, contact us and we'll email you when booking opens.

    Irun to Santiago de Compostela

    Irun to Santiago de Compostela

    A whole day on a train with more than a dozen stops along the way may not sound like a lot of fun. But El Camino de Santiago, the once-a-day direct train from the French border to the pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela, is something special. Enjoy a rail cruise from the Basque region to Galicia, along the way taking in some of the finest scenery in rural Spain.

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