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

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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Night bus to Sevilla, fly to Santander  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Santander (SDR) SVQ - SDR

$91 - $371

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Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Faro to Bilbao Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$43 - $81

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Fly Faro to Bilbao, night bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Faro (FAO) to Bilbao (BIO) FAO - BIO
  2. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Santander

$92 - $373

Night bus to Sevilla, fly to Bilbao, night bus  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SVQ - BIO
  3. Take the night bus from Bilbao to Santander

$81 - $279

Night bus, train  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro to Seville
  2. Take the train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$119 - $190

Train, bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bom Joao to Vila Real Santo Antonio R
  2. Take the bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Huelva 83
  3. Take the train from Huelva-Termino to Cordoba Central A
  4. Take the train from Cordoba Central to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  5. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$132 - $227

Night bus, bus  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Faro to Seville K786
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Santander

$61 - $114

Train, night train  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Faro(P) to Lisboa Oriente Ic
  2. Take the night train from Lisboa Oriente to Valladolid Campo Grande Hot
  3. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$107 - $189

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Faro to Santander 635.4 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Faro to Santander is to bus which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Faro to Santander is to night bus and fly which costs 75€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Faro to Santander. However, there are services departing from Faro and arriving at Santander via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Faro to Santander. However, there are services departing from Faro(P) and arriving at Santander via Lisboa Oriente and Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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The distance between Faro and Santander is 797 km. The road distance is 1016.6 km.

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The best way to get from Faro to Santander without a car is to night bus and train which takes 11 h 7 min and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Faro to Santander, including transfers.

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

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Faro to Santander train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Faro(P) station.

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The quickest flight from Sevilla Airport to Santander Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Faro to Santander.
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  • Distance: 498.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Faro, Portugal and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Faro to Santander via Bilbao in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Sevilla to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Sevilla to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Sevilla to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Sevilla to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Sevilla to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $440
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Faro to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba Central to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Huelva-Termino to Cordoba Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Bom Joao to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$5 - $8
Train from Faro(P) to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Night train from Lisboa Oriente to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
cp.pt
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
Night bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Santander
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
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
Night bus from Faro, Faro to Sevilla, Seville - Armas
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Huelva
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Vila Real de Santo António to Huelva
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eva-bus.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 Faro to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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

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Santander is 1 h ahead of Faro. It is currently 4:50 PM in Faro and 5:50 PM in Santander.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Faro to Santander is 1017 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Faro to Santander.

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Sevilla Airport to Santander Airport.

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Book your Faro to Santander bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 528+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Faro to Faro Airport is to line 16 shuttle which takes 20 min and costs 3€.

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