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Santiago de Compostela to Santander by train

  • First train
    05:48
  • Last train
    20:50
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 41m
  • Distance
    389 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    2
  • Avg. journey time
    13hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Santander by train

Fast trains from Santiago de Compostela to Santander take around 9 hours and 41 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 389 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santiago de Compostela and Santander.

1. Are there direct trains from Santiago de Compostela to Santander?

Journeys between Santiago de Compostela and Santander usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Santiago de Compostela to Santander 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 4 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Santiago de Compostela to Santander?

The Santiago de Compostela to Santander train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 41 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Santiago de Compostela to Santander train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart Santiago de Compostela around 07:00 and the last train is around 20:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santiago de Compostela around 05:48, and the last at 20:30.

When to book Santiago de Compostela 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 Santiago de Compostela to Santander by train.

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Which train companies operate between Santiago de Compostela and Santander?

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

  • Alvia
  • Intercity
  • Media Distancia
  • REG.EXP.
  • Regional Express

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

Santander to Santiago de Compostela by train

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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.