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There are 6 ways to get from Santander to Dublin by plane, bus, 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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Fly from Santander  •  4h 37m

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

$93 - $325

Cheapest option

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  6h 26m

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

$84 - $253

4 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  30h 53m

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

$198 - $520

Car ferry, train via Stafford  •  34h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Stafford
  3. Take the train from Stafford to Holyhead
  4. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$299 - $671

Car ferry, train  •  37h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Devonport to Taunton
  3. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  5. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

$303 - $710

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38h 6m

  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

$117 - $173

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Dublin is to fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 4h 37m.

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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 38h 6m.

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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 car ferry and train which takes 34h 5m and costs 260€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m 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 Santander Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Dublin is 1h behind Santander. It is currently 12:04 AM in Santander and 11:04 PM in Dublin.

Map of how to get from Santander to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 694.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and Aer Lingus fly from Santander to Dublin 3 times a day.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Santander to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Santander to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Santander to Dublin via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stafford to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Devonport to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
First Anytime Day Single
$150 - $220
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
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
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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Aer Lingus, Iberia and Ryanair offer flights from Santander Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 1264+ hotels available in Dublin. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santander to Santander Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs 12€ - 19€.

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