There are 6 ways to get from A Coruña to Santander by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Santander Ouibus

$19 - $60

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Train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Leon Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Leon to Palencia A / ...
  4. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$87 - $137

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from A Coruña to Santander 287.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly A Coruna to Santander  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Santander (SDR) LCG - SDR

$91 - $304

Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$77 - $271

Fly A Coruna to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Bilbao (BIO) LCG - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$72 - $232

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from A Coruña/La Coruña and arriving at Santander. Services depart three times a day, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from A Coruña to Santander. However, there are services departing from A Coruna and arriving at Santander via Orense-Empalme, Leon and Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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The distance between A Coruña and Santander is 371 km. The road distance is 459.9 km.

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The best way to get from A Coruña to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs .

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The bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Santander takes 7 h 5 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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A Coruña to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from A Coruña/La Coruña station.

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A Coruña to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from A Coruna station.

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The best way to get from A Coruña to Santander is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 18 min.

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There is no direct flight from A Coruna Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from A Coruña to Santander.
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  • Distance: 231.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

What companies run services between A Coruña, Spain and Santander, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from A Coruña to Santander 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from A Coruña to Santander via Orense-Empalme, Leon, and Palencia in around 11 h 16 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from A Coruna to Santander via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Palencia
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from A Coruna to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
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 A Coruña/La Coruña to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from A Coruna to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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A Coruña to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between A Coruña to Santander is 460 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from A Coruña to Santander.

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

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Book your A Coruña to Santander train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your A Coruña to Santander bus tickets online with Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 552+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from A Coruña to A Coruna Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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