There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Santander, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar

Cheapest option

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$30 - $147

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Train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Palencia Hot / ...
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Torrelavega A / ...

$127 - $180

Train, bus via Zaragoza Delicias  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Pamplona R / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pamplona to Santander

$95 - $130

Bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Santander

$45 - $70

Train, bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Irun A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Santander

$99 - $133

Bus MonBus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki L2
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$50 - $90

Drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar 457.1 miles

$85 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar. However, there are services departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Santillana Del Mar via Santander. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Santillana del Mar is 562 km. The road distance is 731.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar without a car is to train which takes 10 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Santillana del Mar bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar is to train which takes 10 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Santander Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Barcelona to Santillana del Mar bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Santillana del Mar is 731 km. It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to drive from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Santander Airport.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar.
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  • Distance: 351.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Santillana del Mar, Spain?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar via Zaragoza Delicias, Palencia, and Torrelavega in around 10 h 32 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Santillana del Mar twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Zaragoza Delicias to Palencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Torrelavega
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Irun
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses La Cantabrica
Phone
+34 (0) 942 720 822
Email
lacantabrica@lacantabrica.com
Website
lacantabrica.net
Bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
lacantabrica.net
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
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Santander
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Irun to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Pamplona to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
La Union
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
monbus.es

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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