There are 7 ways to get from Porto to Santander by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto, Porto to Bilbao, Bilbao 786
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$45 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus Autocares Lázara  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Santander

$23 - $40

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Train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
  2. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Valladolid Campo Grande Hot
  3. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$79 - $132

Bus, train  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto Campo 24 Agosto to Palencia Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$45 - $67

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Santander 402.2 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Porto, bus  •  8 h 7 min

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

$62 - $253

Train to Vigo, fly, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$60 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Santander is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Santander is to drive which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Porto to Santander. However, there are services departing from Porto, Porto and arriving at Santander via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Porto to Santander. However, there are services departing from Vila Nova de Gaia and arriving at Santander via Coimbra-B and Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

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The distance between Porto and Santander is 472 km. The road distance is 643.5 km.

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The best way to get from Porto to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 59 min and costs 35€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to get from Porto to Santander, including transfers.

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Porto to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Porto, Porto station.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Santander.
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  • Distance: 294.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 59 min

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Porto to Santander via Bilbao, Bilbao and Bilbao in around 10 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Porto to Santander via Coimbra-B and Valladolid Campo Grande in around 11 h 58 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $18
Train from Coimbra-B to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Porto, Porto to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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 Porto Campo 24 Agosto to Palencia
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Autocares Lázara
Phone
+34 (0) 902 23 95 79
Email
info@rutasvigo.com
Website
autocareslazara.com
Bus from Porto to Burgos
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
autocareslazara.com

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