Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by train Find train times and tickets

Prices explained

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, based on how far in advance you book.

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.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £81.00
  2. 30 day advance £81.00
  3. 7 day advance £104.00
  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    17:25
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 43m

Travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by train

The fastest trains from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona take around 8 hours and 43 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 897 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona.

Journeys between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona usually involve one change of train. We usually find around 6 departures on the route from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 suitable departures. And the duration is normally about 8 hours and 43 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Barcelona is usually scheduled to depart Santiago de Compostela around 05:15 and the last train is around 20:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santiago de Compostela around 06:00, and the last at 20:30.

When to book Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona train tickets?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona are £81.00, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £81 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £104. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 and a half 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 Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona by train.

Which trains operate between Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona?

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

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Avant
  • Regional
  • Trenhotel

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

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