There are 5 ways to get from Santander to Bordeaux by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bordeaux 783

$25 - $100

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Train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$53 - $83

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Bordeaux 271.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Santander  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Bordeaux (BOD) SDR - BOD

$101 - $445

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Bordeaux (BOD) BIO - BOD

$101 - $333

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Bordeaux is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Bordeaux is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 23 min.

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The distance between Santander and Bordeaux is 299 km. The road distance is 435 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 21€ - 85€.

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The bus from Santander to Bordeaux takes 6 h 15 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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Santander to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Bordeaux train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Bordeaux is to bus which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 21€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 380€ and takes 6 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 187 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

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

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Santander to Bordeaux 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. FlixBus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Bordeaux via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 11 h 23 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Bordeaux via Malta
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com

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

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Santander to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bordeaux station.

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Santander to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Bordeaux is 435 km. It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to drive from Santander to Bordeaux.

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Iberia offers flights from Santander Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 904+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $67 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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