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There are 5 ways to get from Bordeaux to Santander by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Santander

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Train  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$54 - $80

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$70 - $111

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Santander 271.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Santander (SDR) BOD - SDR

$86 - $404

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Santander is to train which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Santander is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Santander. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Santander. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Santander via Hendaia, Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 1m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Santander is 299 km. The road distance is 434.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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The bus from Bordeaux to Santander takes 6h 15m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Bordeaux to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to Santander train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Santander is to bus which takes 6h 15m and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 11h 1m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 360€ and takes 6h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Santander.
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  • Distance: 187 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bordeaux to Santander 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 6h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Santander via Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
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
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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

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Santander station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Santander is 435 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Bordeaux to Santander.

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Volotea, Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 514+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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