There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Santander by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car
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Bus • 1 h 20 min
$18 - $28
Rideshare • 1 h 29 min
3 alternative options
Train • 3 h 1 min
$9 - $12
Taxi • 1 h 11 min
$100 - $120
Drive • 1 h 11 min
$12 - $18
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Santander is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 29 min.
The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Santander is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 1 h 11 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santander. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santander. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 1 min.
The distance between Bilbao and Santander is 75 km. The road distance is 102.3 km.
The best way to get from Bilbao to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 16€ - 24€.
The bus from Bilbao to Santander takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.
Bilbao to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.
Bilbao to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Bilbao station.
The best way to get from Bilbao to Santander is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 16€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 8€ - 11€ and takes 3 h 1 min.
What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Santander, Spain?
ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Santander hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, Renfe Feve operates a train from Bilbao to Santander 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 1 min.
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.
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 20 min
- Estimated price
- $18 - $28
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More Questions & Answers
Bilbao to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.
Bilbao to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.
Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Santander is 102 km. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Bilbao to Santander.
Book your Bilbao to Santander bus tickets online with ALSA.
There are 530+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $50 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Santander. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.