There are 8 ways to get from Santander to Dublin by bus, plane, car ferry, car, train or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Dublin  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Dublin (DUB) BIO - DUB

$84 - $253

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Fly Santander to Dublin  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Dublin (DUB) SDR - DUB

$94 - $325

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Dublin  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Dublin (DUB) BIQ - DUB

$112 - $542

Fly Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove), bus  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) SDR - BFS
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel

$97 - $354

Car ferry, drive  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  2. Drive from Plymouth to Holyhead
  3. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$200 - $525

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  33 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Basurto - Hospital
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lille
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

$151 - $304

Car ferry, train  •  34 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$284 - $659

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38 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

$118 - $178

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Dublin is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Dublin is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Dublin. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Dublin via Bilbao and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 6 min.

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The distance between Santander and Dublin is 1112 km.

The best way to get from Santander to Dublin without a car is to train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 33 h 16 min and costs 120€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Santander to Dublin, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Santander to Dublin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Dublin is 1 h behind Santander. It is currently 2:48 PM in Santander and 1:48 PM in Dublin.

Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Air France offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1213+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 694.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Ryanair flies from Santander to Dublin twice a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove) via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Madrid, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Santander to Belfast (Aldergrove) via Madrid, Liverpool
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Biarritz to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Basurto - Hospital
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
CrossCountry
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$140 - $210
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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Lille
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
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
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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