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There are 3 ways to get from Irun to Santander by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Irun to Santander

$23 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h

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

$17 - $24

1 alternative option

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 train which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 8 h.

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Irun and arriving at Santander. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. 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 and arriving at Santander via Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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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 best way to get from Irun to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 20€ - 35€.

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

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

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Irun to Santander train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Amara-Donostia station.

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The best way to get from Irun to Santander is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 20€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 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 3 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $40 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
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
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 Irun to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com

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

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Irun to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Irun to Santander is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Irun to Santander.

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