There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar by bus, train, 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  •  3 h 9 min

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

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao to Valdecilla

$14 - $39

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar 78.6 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar 78.6 miles

$14 - $22

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

You can take a bus from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar via Santander in around 3 h 9 min. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar 3 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
Other operators
Taxi from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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 Santillana del Mar is 97 km. The road distance is 126 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar is to drive which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar is to taxi which takes 1 h 28 min and costs 100€ - 130€.

No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Santillana Del Mar via Santander. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar, including transfers.