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

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Recommended option

Fly from Amsterdam, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$67 - $220

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hernani Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hernani to Santander Ouibus

$55 - $80

5 alternative options

Train to Brussels, fly, bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$114 - $320

Train, bus  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$309 - $402

Train  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv
  3. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  4. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$304 - $375

Bus ALSA  •  22 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$77 - $127

Drive  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Santander 949.6 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Santander is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 21 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Santander is 1182 km. The road distance is 1519.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Amsterdam to Santander, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam station to Santander. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Centraal Station and arriving at Santander via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Hernani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Santander, Spain?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Santander via Paris-Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 17 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Santander via Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk, Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk, and Hernani in around 21 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hernani
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hernani to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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