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There are 8 ways to get from Santander to Benidorm by train, tram, bus, 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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Train, tram  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...
  3. Take the tram from Alicante - Luceros to Benidorm L1

$117 - $165

Cheapest option

Bus Autobuses Jimenez  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Benidorm Vac-133

$54 - $93

6 alternative options

Bus Bilman Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Benidorm

$55

Drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Benidorm 532.8 miles

$100 - $150

Fly Santander to Alicante, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Alicante (ALC) SDR - ALC
  2. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

$105 - $307

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Alicante, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Alicante (ALC) BIO - ALC
  3. Take the bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

$91 - $255

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Valencia, bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Valencia (VLC) BIO - VLC
  3. Take the bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm

$85 - $255

Fly Santander to Valencia, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Valencia (VLC) SDR - VLC
  2. Take the bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm

$55 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Benidorm is to bus which costs 48€ and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Benidorm is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Benidorm. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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The distance between Santander and Benidorm is 628 km. The road distance is 852.4 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Benidorm without a car is to train and tram which takes 9 h 24 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Santander to Benidorm, including transfers.

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Santander to Benidorm bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, depart from Santander station.

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Santander to Benidorm bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Benidorm station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Benidorm is 852 km. It takes approximately 8 h 28 min to drive from Santander to Benidorm.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Benidorm.
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  • Distance: 392.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 24 min

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

Bilman Bus operates a bus from Santander to Benidorm twice daily. Tickets cost $55 and the journey takes 12 h 35 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from Bilbao to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $850
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Alicante via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santander to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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 Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Alicante Metro Tram
Phone
961 924 000
Website
tramalicante.es
Tram from Alicante - Luceros to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tramalicante.es
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Santander to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
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 Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia Airprt to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 3405+ hotels available in Benidorm. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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