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There are 3 ways to get from Santander to Biarritz by bus or car

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Bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz

23€ - 32€

Cheapest option

Bus via Hendaye  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Hendaye 783

20€ - 44€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Santander to Biarritz 244.4 km

27€ - 40€

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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Biarritz is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Biarritz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Biarritz is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Biarritz is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 4h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Santander to Biarritz is to drive which takes 2h 33m and costs 27€ - 40€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Biarritz. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Biarritz via San Sebastian. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Santander and Biarritz is 181 km. The road distance is 244.4 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Biarritz without a car is to bus which takes 4h 21m and costs 22€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Santander to Biarritz, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Biarritz is 244 km. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Santander to Biarritz.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Biarritz. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 181.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Biarritz, France?

You can take a bus from Santander to Biarritz via San Sebastian in around 4h 21m.

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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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