There are 6 ways to get from Alicante to Santander by train, night bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Santander A

$100 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Santander

$58

4 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
  2. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander

$62 - $99

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Santander 539.6 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Santander  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Santander (SDR) ALC - SDR

$91 - $286

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bilbao (BIO) ALC - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$62 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Santander is to bus which costs 51€ and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Santander is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Santander is 634 km. The road distance is 863.3 km.

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The train from Alacant-Terminal to Santander takes 7 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Santander. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Santander. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Santander.
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  • Distance: 396.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Santander, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante to Santander once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, Bilman Bus operates a bus from Alicante to Santander twice daily. Tickets cost $58 and the journey takes 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Night bus from Alicante to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bilman Bus
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Santander
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
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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