There are 9 ways to get from Caen to Santander by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Le Mans Ic
  2. Take the train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Angers to Santander

$149 - $241

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Bus Ouibus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Santander Ouibus

$39 - $53

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Bus ALSA  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes
  2. Take the bus from Nantes to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Laredo

$83 - $148

Drive  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Santander 649.7 miles

$130 - $210

Fly Caen to Biarritz, bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Biarritz (BIQ) CFR - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$260 - $1,562

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bilbao (BIO) ORY - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$113 - $369

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$112 - $340

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$141 - $428

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  4. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$130 - $359

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Santander is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 14 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Santander is to train and fly and bus which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 8 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Santander. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Santander via Hub Europe Alsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 55 min.

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The distance between Caen and Santander is 689 km. The road distance is 1039.5 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to get from Caen to Santander, including transfers.

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Caen to Santander bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Caen station.

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Caen to Santander bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Santander is 1040 km. It takes approximately 9 h 47 min to drive from Caen to Santander.

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  • Distance: 430.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Caen to Santander via Hub Europe Alsa in around 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
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 Caen to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Caen to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Hub Europe Alsa to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nantes to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Laredo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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Hop! offers flights from Caen Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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There are 578+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 17 min and costs 2€.

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