There are 5 ways to get from Santander to Dax by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Irun
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Dax Tgv

$44 - $66

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Bayonne 783
  2. Take the night bus from Bayonne to Dax Ouibus

$17 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Bilbao  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Dax Tgv

$55 - $84

Train  •  9 h 53 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 Dax Tgv

$37 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Dax 189.1 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Dax is to night bus which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Dax is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Dax. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Dax via Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Dax. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Dax via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 53 min.

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The distance between Santander and Dax is 223 km. The road distance is 302.6 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Dax without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 52 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Santander to Dax, including transfers.

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Santander to Dax bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Santander station.

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

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Santander to Dax bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Dax station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Dax.
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  • Distance: 139.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

You can take a train from Santander to Dax via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 9 h 53 min.

Train operators
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 Dax
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Bayonne to Dax
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Train from Bayonne to Dax
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $20
1st Class
$27 - $33
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
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 Irun
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Santander to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Bayonne to Dax
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus

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Santander to Dax train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Dax station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Dax is 303 km. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Santander to Dax.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Dax. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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