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There are 9 ways to get from Santander to A Coruña by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus via Aviles  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Gijon / Xixon
  2. Take the bus from Aviles to A Coruña/La Coruña

$64 - $98

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Rideshare  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the rideshare from Santander to La Corogne 285.8 miles

$24 - $30

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to A Coruña/La Coruña Ouibus

$35 - $60

Train  •  10h 38m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Palencia A / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to A Coruna Ic / ...

$85 - $116

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Santander to A Coruña 286.5 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Santander to A Coruna  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to A Coruna (LCG) SDR - LCG

$90 - $305

Fly Santander to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) SDR - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna

$136 - $324

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BIO - SCQ
  3. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna

$92 - $272

Bus to Bilbao, fly to A Coruna  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to A Coruna (LCG) BIO - LCG

$86 - $233

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to A Coruña is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 27€ and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to A Coruña is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at A Coruña/La Coruña. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to A Coruña. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at A Coruna via Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 38m.

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The distance between Santander and A Coruña is 371 km. The road distance is 458.3 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to A Coruña without a car is to bus which takes 8h 4m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from Santander to A Coruña, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santander to A Coruña is to bus which takes 8h 4m and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 10h 38m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Santander to A Coruña.
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  • Distance: 231.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 4m

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and A Coruña, Spain?

You can take a bus from Santander to A Coruña via Gijon / Xixon and Aviles in around 8h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to A Coruña via Palencia in around 10h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Santander to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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 Santander to Palencia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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 Santander to Gijon / Xixon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aviles to A Coruña/La Coruña
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to A Coruña/La Coruña
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santander to La Corogne
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Book at
blablacar.es

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to A Coruna Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Santander to A Coruña bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at A Coruña/La Coruña station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to A Coruña is 458 km. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Santander to A Coruña.

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Iberia offers flights from Santander Airport to A Coruna Airport.

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Book your Santander to A Coruña bus tickets online with ALSA and ALSA.

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There are 275+ hotels available in A Coruña. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Santander to Santander Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs 12€ - 19€.

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