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Traveling from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train

Looking to travel from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 8 minutes to travel from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 18 minutes though. You'll usually find 7 trains per day running along the 92 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Santiago de Compostela, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. This route is operated by Renfe, the Spanish national rail operator, who run long and medium distance trains across the country. During you journey you're likely to be traveling on one of their high-speed services – AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia or Avlo – or a regional Media Distancia, Regional or Express Regional train.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela start from $17.44 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Santiago de Compostela by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train

It takes an average of 5h 8m to travel from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train, over a distance of around 57 miles (92 km). There are normally 7 trains per day traveling from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela and tickets for this journey start from $17.44 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 18m
PriceFrom $17.44
Distance57 miles (92 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
First train07:41
Last train22:23
Departure stationSarria
Arrival stationSantiago de Compostela
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Sarria to Santiago de Compostela train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:41 10:28 3h 47m, 1 change
08:18 12:08 3h 50m, 1 change
10:36 13:53 3h 17m, 1 change
13:55 16:13 2h 18m, 1 change
20:15 06:28 10h 13m, 1 change

Renfe, Avant, Alvia and Media Distancia trains from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

You can travel from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela on Renfe, Avant, Alvia and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

The price of train tickets from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela starts at $17.44 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Want to know more about your journey from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela take?

The average journey time by train between Sarria and Santiago de Compostela is 5 hours and 8 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Sarria and Santiago de Compostela by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela cost?

Train tickets from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela can start from as little as $17.44 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela?

No, there are no direct train services from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. Travelling from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela leave?

The first train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela leaves at 07:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela leave?

The last train from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela leaves at 22:23. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Sarria and Santiago de Compostela by train?

Trains travelling from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela cover a distance of around 57 miles (92 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Santiago de Compostela to Sarria.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Sarria to Santiago de Compostela for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/30/2022 for travel on 09/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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