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There are 7 ways to get from Granada to Cantabria by plane, bus, 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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Fly Granada to Bilbao, bus

  1. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Castro Urdiales - La Ronda

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Train to Malaga, fly to Santander

  1. Take the train from Granada to Malaga Maria Zambrano
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Santander (SDR)

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Fly Granada to Santander

  1. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Santander (SDR)

Train to Malaga, fly to Bilbao

  1. Take the train from Granada to Malaga Maria Zambrano
  2. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Bilbao (BIO)

Train

  1. Take the train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Granada to Santander

Drive

  1. Drive from Granada to Santander

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The cheapest way to get from Granada to Cantabria is to train and fly which costs €35 - €150 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Granada to Cantabria is to fly and bus which costs €35 - €150 and takes 4h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Granada and arriving at Santander. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h.

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No, there is no direct train from Granada to Cantabria. However, there are services departing from Granada and arriving at Santander via Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 42m.

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The distance between Granada and Cantabria is 665 km. The road distance is 871.3 km.

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The best way to get from Granada to Cantabria without a car is to train which takes 8h 42m and costs €90 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Granada to Cantabria, including transfers.

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Granada to Cantabria bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Granada station.

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Granada to Cantabria train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Granada station.

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The best way to get from Granada to Cantabria is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs €70 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €90 - €150 and takes 8h 42m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €90 and takes 11h.

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Map of how to get from Granada to Cantabria.
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  • Distance: 665.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

What companies run services between Granada, Spain and Cantabria, Spain?

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Granada to El Astillero 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Granada to Santander via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Atocha, Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 8h 42m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Granada to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Granada to Santander via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Granada to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Granada to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Flights from Granada to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Granada to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €270
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Granada to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€55 - €75
Promo+
€64 - €69
Flexible
€85 - €110
Bus operators
International Regular Bus Castro
Phone
0034942867026
Email
belengarcia@castrobilbao.es
Website
bilbao-castro.es
Bus from Bilbao to Castro Urdiales - La Ronda
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
bilbao-castro.es
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Granada to Santander
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
ALSA

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Granada Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Granada to Cantabria train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Granada to Cantabria is 871 km. It takes approximately 8h 27m to drive from Granada to Cantabria.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Granada Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Granada to Cantabria bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Cantabria. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Granada to Granada Airport is to line 245 bus which takes 20 min and costs €3.

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