There are 5 ways to get from Santander to Bilbao by bus, train, taxi, car or rideshare

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Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao Ouibus

$4 - $29

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao

$11

Taxi  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santander to Bilbao 64.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Bilbao 64.1 miles

$12 - $18

Rideshare  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santander to Bilbao 63.1 miles

$5 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Bilbao is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Bilbao is to bus which costs 3€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Santander and Bilbao is 75 km. The road distance is 102.5 km.

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The bus from Santander to Bilbao takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santander and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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

Ouibus operates a bus from Santander to Bilbao hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. ALSA also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Renfe Feve operates a train from Santander to Bilbao twice daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Other operators
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Radio Taxi Santander
Phone
+34 942 33 33 33
Website
radiotaxisantander.es
Taxi 25 Santander
Phone
+34 645 09 13 48

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