There are 7 ways to get from Carcassonne to Santander by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Barcelona, fly, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$92 - $219

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Bayonne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Santander 783

$29 - $45

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Train to Toulouse, fly, bus  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Bilbao (BIO) TLS - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$109 - $243

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao K784
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$37 - $87

Train, bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$114 - $222

Train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$189 - $249

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Carcassonne to Santander 394.8 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Carcassonne to Santander is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 10 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carcassonne to Santander is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carcassonne to Santander. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Santander via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carcassonne to Santander. However, there are services departing from Carcassonne and arriving at Santander via Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 29 min.

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The distance between Carcassonne and Santander is 499 km. The road distance is 631.7 km.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 44 min and costs 30€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Carcassonne to Santander, including transfers.

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Carcassonne to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Carcassonne station.

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Carcassonne to Santander train services, operated by TGV, depart from Carcassonne station.

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The best way to get from Carcassonne to Santander is to bus which takes 9 h 44 min and costs 30€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 220€ and takes 11 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Carcassonne to Santander.
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  • Distance: 311.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Carcassonne to Santander via Bilbao in around 9 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carcassonne to Santander via Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 11 h 29 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Venice
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Carcassonne to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $43
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 Carcassonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
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 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Carcassonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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
Bus from Carcassonne to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
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 Carcassonne, Carcassonne to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayonne to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$80 - $95
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 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Carcassonne to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Carcassonne to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carcassonne to Santander is 632 km. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from Carcassonne to Santander.

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Iberia, Air Europa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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