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There are 10 ways to get from Italy to Santander by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry or car

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Fly Bologna to Santander  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Santander (SDR) BLQ - SDR

$66 - $286

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Fly Florence to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Bilbao (BIO) FLR - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$120 - $442

Fly Milan Linate to Santander  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Santander (SDR) LIN - SDR

$116 - $514

Fly Milan Malpensa to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bilbao (BIO) MXP - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$87 - $196

Fly Naples to Bilbao, bus  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Bilbao (BIO) NAP - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$104 - $251

Train, bus  •  23h 35m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Massy TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Massy TGV to Angers St Laud Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Angers to Santander

$376 - $519

Train  •  25h 37m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Fr
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$290 - $457

Bus  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Geneva N1729
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Santander

$142 - $267

Bus and ferry, bus  •  35h 42m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Pamplona
  3. Take the bus from Pamplona to Santander

$168 - $248

Drive  •  17h 12m

  1. Drive from Rome to Santander 1128.5 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Italy to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 6h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 390€ and takes 6h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Santander. However, there are services departing from P.le Tiburtino and arriving at Santander via Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station and Genève. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Italy to Santander. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Santander via Milano Centrale, Marseille-St-Charles, Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 37m.

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The distance between Italy and Santander is 1340 km. The road distance is 1805.6 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 35m and costs 320€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 7h 12m to get from Italy to Santander, including transfers.

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Italy to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Italy to Santander train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Santander is to fly which takes 7h 12m and costs 55€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 400€ and takes 25h 37m, you could also bus, which costs 120€ - 240€ and takes 29h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Italy to Santander.
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  • Distance: 837.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 12m

What companies run services between Italy and Santander, Spain?

Ryanair, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Bologna to Santander 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Santander via Milano Centrale, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-St-Charles, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 25h 37m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Florence to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Milan Linate to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Naples to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Naples to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Florence to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Milan Linate to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Naples to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Naples to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Naples to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bologna to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Massy TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Massy TGV to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $110
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
4h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to Santander
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to Santander
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
monbus.es
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Pamplona to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
Autobuses La Union

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There is no direct flight from Bologna Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Italy to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Santander station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Santander is 1806 km. It takes approximately 17h 12m to drive from Italy to Santander.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Ryanair offer flights from Bologna Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 526+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Bologna Airport is to line 81 bus which takes 19m and costs 1€ - 4€.

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