There are 8 ways to get from Santander to Barcelona by bus, plane, train, rideshare or car

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, fly  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN

$52 - $158

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santander to Barcelone 441.4 miles

$50

6 alternative options

Bus, train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Zaragoza
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

$86 - $122

Train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave

$129 - $181

Bus, train Spanish Railways (RENFE)  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A

$102 - $138

Bus ALSA  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Barcelona

$50 - $75

Bus MonBus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Barcelona 9315-9722 / ...

$57 - $76

Drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Barcelona 442 miles

$80 - $120

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Santander to Barcelona via Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 7 h 32 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Santander to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Santander to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Schedules at
La Union
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santander to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santander and Barcelona is 542 km. The road distance is 707 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 42€ and takes 8 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Santander to Barcelona is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 40€ - 140€.

No, there is no direct train from Santander to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Santander to Barcelona, including transfers.