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There are 5 ways to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander by plane, bus, towncar, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Bilbao (BIO) OPO - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

€34 - €95

4 alternative options

Towncar, bus, train  •  10h 15m

  1. Take a town car from Porto Airport to Bragança
  2. Take the bus from Bragança to Valladolid 786
  3. Take the train from Valladolid to Santander Alv / ...

€231 - €280

Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Porto Airport to Braga Bus Station Porto Airport - Braga Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Braga to Santander 783

€41 - €53

Bus via Vigo  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Porto Airport Sa Carneiro to Vigo Porto - Valenca - Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Santander

€66 - €98

Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander 641 km

€75 - €110

Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander by bus

The bus journey time between Porto Airport (OPO) and Santander is around 27h and covers a distance of around 792 km. The fastest bus normally takes 27h. Operated by Get Bus, ALSA and FlixBus, the Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander bus service departs from Porto Airport and arrives in Santander. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
27h
Fastest bus time:
27h
Bus distance:
792 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€41
Carbon emissions:
98 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:05
Last bus departs at:
15:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander bus schedules

Portugal → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Portugal
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander is to fly and bus which costs €30 - €95 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander. However, there are services departing from Porto Airport and arriving at Santander via Braga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h.

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The distance between Porto Airport (OPO) and Santander is 470 km. The road distance is 641 km.

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The best way to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander without a car is to towncar and bus and train which takes 10h 15m and costs €230 - €280.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander, including transfers.

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Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander bus services, operated by Get Bus, depart from Porto Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santander station.

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Santander is 1h ahead of Porto Airport (OPO). It is currently 11:10 AM in Porto Airport (OPO) and 12:10 PM in Santander.

Map of how to get from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander.
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  • Distance: 470.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Porto Airport (OPO), Portugal and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander via Braga Bus Station and Braga in around 12h.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid to Santander
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Bus from Porto Airport Sa Carneiro to Braga
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Porto Airport Sa Carneiro to Vigo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Vigo to Santander
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bragança to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Porto to Braga
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Braga to Santander
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Get Bus
Phone
0035 1253 262 371
Email
info@getbus.eu
Website
getbus.eu
Bus from Porto Airport to Braga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Get Bus
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto Airport to Vigo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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Autna S.L.
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Porto Airport to Vigo Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Autna S.L.
Other operators
VMTransfers
Phone
(+351) 220971653
Email
info@vmtransfers.com
Website
vmtransfers.com
Towncar from Porto Airport to Bragança
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€200 - €250
More information at
VMTransfers

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander is 641 km. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Porto Airport (OPO) to Santander.

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Volotea and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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