There are 6 ways to get from Bordeaux to Santander by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$82 - $167

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Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santander 783

$24 - $95

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Train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$54 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Santander 271.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Santander  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Santander (SDR) BOD - SDR

$76 - $324

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Bilbao (BIO) BOD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$87 - $332

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Santander. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Santander. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Santander via Hendaia, Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 2 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Santander is 299 km. The road distance is 434.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Bordeaux to Santander, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Santander train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Santander is to bus which takes 6 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 2 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santander station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Santander.
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  • Distance: 187 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Santander, Spain?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux to Santander 4 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Eurolines FR also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Santander via Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 11 h 2 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Bordeaux to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bordeaux to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Santander is 435 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Bordeaux to Santander.

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

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Book your Bordeaux to Santander bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 552+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38 min and costs .

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