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There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Santander by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus via Bilbao  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$179 - $217

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Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$86 - $282

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Santander

$172 - $203

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Angers 714 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Angers to Santander

$112 - $198

Train  •  13h 17m

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Errekalde-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$165 - $186

Bus Iberocoach  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Porte de Charenton to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$109 - $132

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Santander

$95 - $150

Drive  •  9h 35m

  1. Drive from Paris to Santander 636.4 miles

$130 - $200

Fly Paris Orly to Santander  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Santander (SDR) ORY - SDR

$134 - $582

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$87 - $360

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$89 - $302

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Santander is to bus which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 14h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 6h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Santander. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Santander. However, there are services departing from Paris Montparnasse and arriving at Santander via Hendaia, Errekalde-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 17m.

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The distance between Paris and Santander is 764 km. The road distance is 1018.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 54m and costs 150€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Paris to Santander, including transfers.

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Paris to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Santander train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Montparnasse station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Santander is to bus which takes 12h 9m and costs 95€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 170€ and takes 13h 17m, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 550€ and takes 7h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Santander.
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  • Distance: 477.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 54m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Paris to Santander via Angers in around 12h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Santander via Hendaye, Hendaia, Errekalde-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 13h 17m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Errekalde-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 days 14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Angers
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to Santander
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Paris - Porte de Charenton to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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There is no direct flight from Paris Orly Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Paris to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Paris to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Santander is 1018 km. It takes approximately 9h 35m to drive from Paris to Santander.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs 9€.

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