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There are 6 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  6h 40m

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

€74 - €109

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Bus  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bordeaux City Centre Milan > Torino - Bus station > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Clermont-Ferrand > Bordeaux City Centre / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santander 783

€51 - €87

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Train, bus  •  23h 48m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genève Ec
  2. Take the bus from Genève to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander 783

€156 - €292

Train, bus via Marseille  •  24h 30m

  1. Take the train from Mi. Smistamento to Ventimiglia Re
  2. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Marmande
  4. Take the bus from Marmande to Bilbao
  5. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

€225 - €410

Train, bus via Martigny  •  25h 3m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Martigny Ec
  2. Take the bus from Martigny to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander 783

€116 - €212

Drive  •  13h 27m

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander 1417.7 km

€170 - €260

Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander by bus

The bus journey time between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Santander is around 2 days 6h and covers a distance of around 1429 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 3h. Operated by ATM, Blablabus and FlixBus, the Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander bus service departs from aeroporto di linate and arrives in Santander. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2 days 6h
Fastest bus time:
2 days 3h
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€51
Carbon emissions:
178 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:42
Last bus departs at:
05:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Santander is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Santander is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Santander is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander is to bus which costs €50 - €90 and takes 23h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost €70 - €110 and takes 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander. However, there are services departing from aeroporto di linate and arriving at Santander via via larga altezza p.za fontana, Milan and Bordeaux Saint-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 1m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Santander is 1060 km. The road distance is 1417.7 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 23h 1m and costs €50 - €90.

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It takes approximately 6h 40m to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Milan station.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander is 1418 km. It takes approximately 13h 27m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander.
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  • Distance: 1060.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 40m

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Santander via via larga altezza p.za fontana, via natta, Milan, and Bordeaux Saint-Jean in around 23h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €310
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €290
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nice-Ville to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Martigny
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€75 - €110
1st Class
€130 - €180
Train from Milano Centrale to Martigny
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €130
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€55 - €75
1st Class
€95 - €130
Trenitalia

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 Mi. Smistamento to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Marseille St Charles to Marmande
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€65 - €100
Rail 1st Class
€90 - €130
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Feve
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santander
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Martigny to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
14h 33m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Marmande to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com

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Alitalia, Air Europa, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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