There are 11 ways to get from Paris to Santander by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$185 - $290

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Bus FlixBus  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bilbao, Bilbao N743
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$57 - $115

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Angers Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Angers to Santander

$111 - $185

Train  •  14 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  3. Take the train from Errekalde-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  4. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$160 - $201

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Santander

$100 - $160

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Santander 636.4 miles

$130 - $200

Fly Paris Orly to Santander  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Santander (SDR) ORY - SDR

$134 - $582

Fly Paris Orly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bilbao (BIO) ORY - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$60 - $300

Fly Paris CDG to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bilbao (BIO) CDG - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$72 - $282

Fly Paris Orly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$88 - $360

Fly Paris CDG to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Santander

$90 - $302

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Santander is to bus which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris Gallieni and arriving at Santander. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Santander. However, there are services departing from Paris Montparnasse and arriving at Santander via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaia, Errekalde-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 12 min.

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The distance between Paris and Santander is 764 km. The road distance is 1018.2 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 54 min and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 54 min to get from Paris to Santander, including transfers.

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Paris to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Paris Gallieni station.

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Paris to Santander train services, operated by TGV, depart from Paris Montparnasse station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Santander is to bus which takes 12 h 9 min and costs 95€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 180€ and takes 14 h 12 min, you could also fly, which costs 110€ - 500€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Santander.
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  • Distance: 477.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 54 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Paris to Santander via Angers in around 12 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Paris to Santander via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, Hendaia, Errekalde-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 14 h 12 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Florence, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Florence, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Santander via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Paris Orly to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Errekalde-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to Santander
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 days 14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Angers
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
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 Paris, Paris to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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There is no direct flight from Paris Orly Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Paris to Santander train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Santander is 1018 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Paris to Santander.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Paris Orly 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 Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs 9€.

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