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

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Bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Orense/Ourense to Oviedo
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Santander Ouibus

$38 - $82

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Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Ourense to Leon Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Leon to Santander

$36 - $54

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Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Leon Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Leon to Palencia A / ...
  3. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$72 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ourense to Santander 339.8 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly, bus  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$80 - $275

Train to Vigo, fly, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Orense-Empalme to Vigo-Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$61 - $236

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No, there is no direct bus from Ourense to Santander. However, there are services departing from Orense/Ourense and arriving at Santander via Oviedo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ourense to Santander. However, there are services departing from Orense-Empalme and arriving at Santander via Leon and Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Ourense and Santander is 354 km. The road distance is 543.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ourense to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Ourense to Santander, including transfers.

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Ourense to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Orense/Ourense station.

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Ourense to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Orense-Empalme station.

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The best way to get from Ourense to Santander is to bus which takes 8 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Ourense to Santander.
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  • Distance: 221 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Ourense to Santander via Oviedo in around 8 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ourense to Santander via Leon and Palencia in around 9 h 8 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Train operators
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.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to Palencia
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Orense-Empalme to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 Orense/Ourense to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Leon to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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 Oviedo to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Ourense to Leon
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ourense to Santander is 544 km. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Ourense to Santander.

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Iberia offers flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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