Help with Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela route.

Can anyone offer me the best train route from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela? So far I have AVE Barcelona to Zaragosa, then Alvia train Zaragosa to Leon. I can't find a train to connect to from there. Thanks
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  • Hi Leeanna,

    The best routing for your requested journey would be to take a train from Barcelona to Madrid. From Madrid, there are direct trains to Santiago de Compostela. When booking online, please book each segment individually and, if prompted, select “Madrid Chamartin.” This will give you the results for the second reservation.
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  • Thank you for your reply. Which train goes from Madrid Chamartin to Santiago de Compostela? Is it a night train or the Renfe or a high speed train? When I input the data on the website it tells me there are no trains for this itinerary. Thanks
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  • The train from Madrid to Satiago is a high-speed Alvia train. These trains can be booked 60 days in advance. If you are searching for a date that is more than 60 days from today, please search for a date within the 60 day horizon. If the website still does not display the fares, you may call us at 888-438-7245 Monday through Friday from 9:00am-7:30pm or Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and one of our travel consultants will be able to investigate the train further.
    • So there are no direct trains from Santiago to Barcelona? Buses? Flights?
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    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 03, 2013 16:08
      Hi Carol,

      That is correct. There are no direct trains from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona. To get from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona during the daytime, you would connect through Orense. Otherwise, you could connect through Madrid, which would involve taking the direct overnight train from Madrid to Barcelona.

      You can purchase tickets and check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

      For the daytime connection via Orense, you would do separate searches for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Santiago de Compostela to Orense and another search for connecting trains from Orense to Barcelona. For Santiago de Compostela to be recognized on our site, you would type it as 'Santiago de Composte'.

      If you are prompted to enter the station for Orense after you enter your initial search for the direct train from Santiago to Orense, you would choose 'Ourense' from the list of options that display. The same prompt may appear when you do your search for the connecting trains from Orense to Barcelona. In this case, you would choose 'Ourense' for Orense and 'Barcelona Sants' for Barcelona in order for the schedules and tickets costs to display.

      Trains in Spain can only be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would enter a date within the next 60 days to get an idea of cost and schedules when searching a route on our website.

      The overnight train from Madrid to Barcelona is currently not able to be booked on our website, but it can be booked by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Therefore, please call us if you would prefer to go with this connection instead.
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