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

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Bus, train  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Zamora - Estación de Autobuses
  2. Take the train from Zamora to Valladolid Campo Grande R
  3. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$127 - $165

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto to Braga Bus Terminal L01 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Braga, Braga to Santander 783

$38 - $75

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Bus ALSA  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Porto to Vigo
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Santander Ouibus

$59 - $90

Train, night train  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova de Gaia to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  2. Take the night train from Coimbra-B to Medina del Campo Hot
  3. Take the train from Medina del Campo to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  4. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$79 - $142

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Porto to Santander 402.2 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Porto, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$75 - $252

Train to Vigo, fly, bus  •  7 h 41 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

$74 - $236

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The cheapest way to get from Porto to Santander is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 11 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, Campo 24 de Agosto and arriving at Santander via Braga, Braga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 45 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, Medina del Campo and Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 8 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 and train which takes 11 h 1 min and costs 110€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 1 min to get from Porto to Santander, including transfers.

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Porto to Santander bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto station.

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Porto to Santander train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Vila Nova de Gaia station.

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There is no direct flight from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Santander.
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  • Distance: 294.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 1 min

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

You can take a bus from Porto to Santander via Braga Bus Terminal and Braga, Braga in around 11 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 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
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zamora to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Coimbra B to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Medina del Campo to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
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
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$11 - $17
Night train from Coimbra-B to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
cp.pt
Train from Porto(Campanha) to Vigo-Guixar
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Porto - Campo 24 de Agosto - Enfrente ao Pingo Doce to Zamora - Estación de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto to Braga Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Porto, Campo 24 de Agosto to Braga Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Porto Campo 24 Agosto to Braga
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 Braga, Braga to Santander
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autna
Phone
+34 (0) 986 288 030
Email
autna@autna.com
Website
autna.com
Bus from Porto to Vigo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
autna.com
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 Vigo to Santander
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com

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Porto to Santander bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Santander station.

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Santander is 1 h ahead of Porto. It is currently 5:42 PM in Porto and 6:42 PM in Santander.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Santander is 643 km. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Porto to Santander.

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Swiss, Air France, easyJet and five other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to Metro which takes 29 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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