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There are 7 ways to get from Alicante to Santander by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Alicante to Santander  •  5 h 17 min

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

$91 - $286

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Bus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Santander

$58

5 alternative options

Fly Alicante to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 13 min

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

$76 - $234

Train to Valencia, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bilbao (BIO) VLC - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$86 - $256

Train  •  8 h 10 min

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

$100 - $130

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

$63 - $99

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Santander 539.6 miles

$100 - $150

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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 and bus which costs 65€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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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 8 h 10 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 best way to get from Alicante to Santander without a car is to train which takes 8 h 10 min and costs 90€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Alicante to Santander, including transfers.

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Alicante to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Santander is to fly which takes 5 h 17 min and costs 75€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 8 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs 51€ and takes 13 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Santander.
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  • Distance: 396.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Alicante to Santander every 2 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante to Santander once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Alicante to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday
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 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $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 Alacant-Terminal to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Santander
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
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
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to Santander
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es

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There is no direct flight from Alicante Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Santander is 863 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Alicante to Santander.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Santander Airport.

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Book your Alicante to Santander bus tickets online with ALSA and ALSA.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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