There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h 9 min

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

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Train  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao to Valdecilla

$14

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

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar is to train which costs 13€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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

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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.

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The distance between Bilbao and Santillana del Mar is 97 km. The road distance is 125.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs .

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

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Bilbao to Santillana del Mar bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Santillana del Mar is 126 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar.
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  • Distance: 60.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

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, Renfe Feve operates a train from Bilbao to Santillana del Mar 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Valdecilla
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
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
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
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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There are 465+ hotels available in Santillana del Mar. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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