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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Amsterdam, bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$67 - $242

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Bus Ouibus  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$59 - $121

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Train to Brussels, fly, bus  •  8 h 8 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

$113 - $342

Train, bus  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$333 - $458

Bus Eurolines FR  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Santander

$188 - $267

Drive  •  14 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Santander 949.6 miles

$230 - $340

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Santander. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Santander via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Amsterdam to Santander, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Amsterdam to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Santander is 1519 km. It takes approximately 14 h 25 min to drive from Amsterdam to Santander.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Santander.
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  • Distance: 738.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

You can take a bus from Amsterdam to Santander via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, and Bilbao in around 21 h 49 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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 57 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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 13 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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