There are 4 ways to get from Irun to Santander by bus, train or car

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Bus ALSA  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Irun to Santander

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Santander Ouibus

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  2. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$19 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Irun to Santander 136.6 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Irun to Santander is to bus which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Irun to Santander is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The distance between Irun and Santander is 163 km. The road distance is 218.6 km.

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The bus from Irun to Santander takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Irun and arriving at Santander. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Irun to Santander. However, there are services departing from Irun-Colon and arriving at Santander via Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Irun to Santander.
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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Irun, Spain and Santander, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Irun to Santander every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Irun to Santander via Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 8 h.

Train operators
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
Renfe Feve
+34 912320320
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
Schedules at
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