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There are 6 ways to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Bilbao

$18 - $28

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Valle Real to Bilbao

$9 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus via Santander  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao

$32 - $50

Taxi  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao 61.1 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao 61.1 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a town car from Santander Airport to Bilbao 61.1 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao is to train which costs 7€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao is to taxi which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valle Real and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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The distance between Santander Airport (SDR) and Bilbao is 75 km. The road distance is 97.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 15€ - 24€.

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The bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Bilbao takes 1 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest station.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Valle Real station.

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The best way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao is to bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs 15€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 7€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 46.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Santander Airport (SDR), Spain and Bilbao, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, Renfe Feve operates a train from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valle Real to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
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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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Radio Taxi Santander
Phone
+34 942 33 33 33
Website
radiotaxisantander.es
Taxi 25 Santander
Phone
+34 645 09 13 48
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Santander Airport to Bilbao
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao train services, operated by Renfe Feve, arrive at Bilbao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Santander Airport (SDR) to Bilbao.

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