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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Santillana Del Mar

Cheapest option

Train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bilbao to Valdecilla

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira 79.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira 79.1 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira is to train which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira is to taxi which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 1h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santillana Del Mar via Santander. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 35m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Cave of Altamira is 97 km. The road distance is 126.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira without a car is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Cave of Altamira bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 5h 46m.

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Bilbao to Cave of Altamira bus services, operated by Autobuses La Cantabrica, arrive at Santillana Del Mar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Cave of Altamira is 126 km. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira.
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  • Distance: 60.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Cave of Altamira, ES-S, Spain?

You can take a bus from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira via Santander and Santillana Del Mar in around 3h 35m. Alternatively, Renfe Feve operates a train from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 2h 58m.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Valdecilla
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
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
49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
lacantabrica.net
Other operators
Taxi from Bilbao to Cave of Altamira
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Wifi Taxi
Phone
+34 693 77 77 74
Website
wifi-taxi.com
Radio Taxi Bilbao
Phone
+34 944 44 88 88
Website
taxibilbao.com

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