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Taking the train from Santander to Barcelona in 7 hours 30 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Santander to Barcelona? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 10 hours 5 minutes to travel the 337 miles (543 km) from Santander to Barcelona by train, although you can get there in as little as 7 hours 30 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 3 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Santander to Barcelona start from €22.65 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Barcelona? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Santander to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 10h 5m to travel from Santander to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 337 miles (543 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Santander to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €22.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 30m
PriceFrom €22.65
Distance337 miles (543 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train07:05
Last train19:00
Departure stationSantander
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes1 change

Santander to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Santander to Barcelona for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:05 14:30 8h 25m, 1 change
13:00 20:30 7h 30m, 1 change
18:00 08:20 14h 20m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Santander to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Santander to Barcelona starts at €22.65 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 Santander to Barcelona 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Santander to Barcelona? 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 Santander to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Santander and Barcelona is 10 hours and 5 minutes, with around 3 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 Santander and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Santander to Barcelona is 7 hours and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Santander to Barcelona cost?

Train ticket prices from Santander to Barcelona can start from as little as €22.65 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Santander to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Santander to Barcelona. Travelling from Santander to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Santander to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Santander to Barcelona leaves at 07:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Santander to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Santander to Barcelona leaves at 19:00. 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 Santander and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Santander to Barcelona cover a distance of around 337 miles (543 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Santander. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Santander to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Santander to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 03/09/2022 for travel on 03/09/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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