There are 5 ways to get from Santander to Cork by plane, bus, car, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly from Santander  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Cork (ORK) SDR - ORK

$90 - $379

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Cork (ORK) BIO - ORK

$195 - $837

Drive, car ferry  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Roscoff
  2. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

$232 - $299

Bus, car ferry  •  40 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Castro Urdiales
  2. Take the car ferry from Bilbao to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port

$212 - $499

Bus, bus and ferry  •  42 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871
  4. Take the bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 707

$158 - $243

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Cork is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 42 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Cork is to bus and fly which costs 160€ - 750€ and takes 8 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Cork station. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station via Bilbao, London Victoria and Busáras. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 6 min.

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The distance between Santander and Cork is 1000 km.

The best way to get from Santander to Cork without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 40 h 21 min and costs 180€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Santander to Cork, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Cork Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Santander to Cork bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station.

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Cork is 1 h behind Santander. It is currently 1:19 PM in Santander and 12:19 PM in Cork.

Map of how to get from Santander to Cork.
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  • Distance: 625.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Cork, Ireland?

Ryanair, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Santander to Cork every 4 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Santander to Cork via Madrid, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Santander to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Cork via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 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
Bus from Santander to Castro Urdiales
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Roscoff to Cork Port
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
brittanyferries.ie
Adult
$82
Car ferry from Bilbao to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.fr
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $350

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British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Ryanair offer flights from Santander Airport to Cork Airport.

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There are 168+ hotels available in Cork. Prices start at $97 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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