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How to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon? Look no further.

There are around 2 trains per day running between Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon, which usually take 21 hours 20 minutes to complete the 289 miles (465 km) journey. It can take as little as 20 hours 9 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lisbon from Santiago de Compostela, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €59.20. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon by train

It takes an average of 21h 20m to travel from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon by train, over a distance of around 289 miles (465 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon and tickets for this journey start from €59.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20h 9m
PriceFrom €59.20
Distance289 miles (465 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train08:34
Last train18:51
Departure stationSantiago de Compostela
Arrival stationLisbon
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA

Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon for Thursday 28th October 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:14 Santiago de Compostela14:00 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaRegional Exprés 12411 Renfe Get tickets8h 46m, 2 changes
17:30 Santiago de Compostela06:06 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9173 Renfe Get tickets13h 36m, 2 changes
06:14 Santiago de Compostela14:00 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaRegional Exprés 12411 Renfe Get tickets8h 46m, 2 changes
18:30 Santiago de Compostela06:06 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9183 Renfe Get tickets12h 36m, 2 changes
21:48 Santiago de Compostela14:00 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9213 Renfe Get tickets17h 12m, 2 changes
17:30 Santiago de Compostela08:55 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9173 Renfe Get tickets17h 25m, 3 changes
17:30 Santiago de Compostela09:30 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9173 Renfe Get tickets18h 0m, 2 changes
21:48 Santiago de Compostela14:00 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9213 Renfe Get tickets18h 12m, 2 changes
18:30 Santiago de Compostela08:55 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9183 Renfe Get tickets15h 25m, 3 changes
18:30 Santiago de Compostela09:30 Lisboa Santa ApolóniaMedia Distancia 9183 Renfe Get tickets16h 0m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon

The price of train tickets from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon starts at €59.20 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 Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon 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 Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon? 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 Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon take?

The average journey time by train between Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon is 21 hours and 20 minutes, with around 2 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 Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon is 20 hours and 9 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon can start from as little as €59.20 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 Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon?

No, there are no direct train services from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon. Travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon leaves at 08:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon leaves at 18:51. 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 Santiago de Compostela and Lisbon by train?

Trains travelling from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon cover a distance of around 289 miles (465 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/28/2021. 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 04/10/2020 for travel on 04/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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