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Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. AGP - BIO

$80 - $245

Cheapest option

Bus Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras  •  14 h 25 min

$80 - $112

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Ave / ...
  2. A

$115 - $158

Bus  •  14 h

$84 - $126

Drive  •  9 h 39 min

  1. 616.2 miles

$110 - $170

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

You can take a train from Málaga to Santander via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Santander via Granada in around 14 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Santander
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid-Barajas Airport T4 to Sedano
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Sedano to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Malaga to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Málaga and Santander is 752 km. The road distance is 986 km.

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Santander is to bus which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 14 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Málaga to Santander is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 11 min and costs 65€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Santander. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Santander via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 26 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Santander. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Santander via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h.

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Málaga to Santander, including transfers.