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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Santander to Barcelona is 7 hours and 30 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Santander to Barcelona leaves at 07:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Santander to Barcelona cover a distance of around 337 miles (543 km) during the journey.