There are 5 ways to get from Bilbao to Santander by bus, train, rideshare, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Ouibus

$27 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. 63.1 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

$10 - $25

Taxi  •  1 h 11 min

  1. 63.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. 63.9 miles

$12 - $18

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Bilbao to Santander hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. ALSA also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Bilbao to Santander 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Bus operators
Ouibus
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Radio Taxi Bilbao
Phone
+34 944 44 88 88
Website
taxibilbao.com
Wifi Taxi
Phone
+34 693 77 77 74
Website
wifi-taxi.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bilbao and Santander is 75 km. The road distance is 102 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Santander is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Santander is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santander. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santander. Services depart hourly, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

The bus from Bilbao to Santander takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.