There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Santander by plane, bus, car ferry, car, bus and ferry or train

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

Fly to Santander  •  4 h 40 min

  1. DUB - SDR

$107 - $338

Cheapest option

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. DUB - BIO

$97 - $265

3 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  30 h 53 min

$199 - $553

Bus and ferry, bus  •  35 h 44 min

  1. 871

$132 - $186

Car ferry, train  •  35 h 57 min

$315 - $759

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Santander, Spain?

Ryanair flies from Dublin to Santander 6 times a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $150
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $230
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $170
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $120
Car
$280 - $390

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dublin and Santander is 1112 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 80€ - 230€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Santander is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 90€ - 290€.

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Santander. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Santander via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Dublin to Santander, including transfers.