There are 6 ways to get from Lisbon to Santander by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Santander  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Santander (SDR) LIS - SDR

$93 - $358

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Bilbao, Bilbao N763
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$55 - $112

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Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bilbao (BIO) LIS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$59 - $273

Train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Valladolid Campo Grande Hot
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$88 - $143

Bus Iberocoach  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$99 - $138

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Santander 518.9 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Santander is to bus which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 13 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Santander is to fly which costs 80€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Santander. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Santander via Lisbon, Lisbon and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lisbon to Santander. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Santander via Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 12 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Santander is 691 km. The road distance is 830.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Santander without a car is to train which takes 12 h 12 min and costs 75€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Lisbon to Santander, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon, Lisbon station.

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Lisbon to Santander train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Santander is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 80€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 12 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 13 h 41 min.

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  • Distance: 432 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Lisbon to Santander hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Santander via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 12 h 12 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Lisbon to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Lisbon to Santander via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Santander via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Train operators
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 Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
cp.pt
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 Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
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 Lisbon, Lisbon to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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There is no direct flight from Lisbon Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Santander is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 8:18 PM in Lisbon and 9:18 PM in Santander.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Santander is 830 km. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Lisbon to Santander.

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TAP Portugal, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 578+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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