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There are 4 ways to get from Salamanca to Santander by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Santander A / ...

$45 - $69

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Rideshare  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Salamanca to Santander 226.4 miles

$23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Santander

$30 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Salamanca to Santander 226.8 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Salamanca to Santander is to rideshare which costs 20€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salamanca to Santander is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salamanca and arriving at Santander. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salamanca to Santander. However, there are services departing from Salamanca and arriving at Santander via Valladolid Campo Grande. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Salamanca and Santander is 317 km. The road distance is 362.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Santander without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 35€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Salamanca to Santander, including transfers.

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

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Salamanca to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Salamanca station.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Santander is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs 35€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Santander.
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  • Distance: 198.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain and Santander, Spain?

You can take a train from Salamanca to Santander via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Salamanca to Santander twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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
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 Salamanca to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
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blablacar.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salamanca to Santander is 363 km. It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to drive from Salamanca to Santander.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salamanca and Santander. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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