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

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 from London Heathrow, bus  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bilbao (BIO) LHR - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$106 - $267

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Fly from London Gatwick, bus  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bilbao (BIO) LGW - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$80 - $245

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$259 - $462

Bus  •  22h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$85 - $129

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 23m

  1. Drive from London to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander

$127 - $427

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 55m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Santander

$355 - $452

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The cheapest way to get from London to Santander is to bus which costs £65 - £100 and takes 22h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Santander is to fly and bus which costs £80 - £210 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Santander. However, there are services departing from Londres Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Santander via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 15m.

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The distance between London and Santander is 585 miles.

The best way to get from London to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 12h 37m and costs £190 - £360.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from London to Santander, including transfers.

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London to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Santander is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 12:26 AM in London and 1:26 AM in Santander.

Map of how to get from London to Santander.
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  • Distance: 584.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between London, England and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from London to Santander via Bilbao in around 22h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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British Airways, Air France, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 503+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14m and costs £20 - £29.

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