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. A

$110 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 5 min

$60

4 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  11 h 35 min

$77 - $118

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. 539.6 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Santander  •  5 h 27 min

  1. ALC - SDR

$100 - $300

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. ALC - BIO

$85 - $247

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante to Santander once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $140 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, Bilman Bus operates a bus from Alicante to Santander twice daily. Tickets cost $60 and the journey takes 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 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
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
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
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
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
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Website
renfe.com
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
$40 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bilman Bus
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Santander
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Alicante and Santander is 634 km. The road distance is 863 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Alicante to Santander is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 70€ - 210€.

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.

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.

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