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There are 11 ways to get from Santander to Faro by plane, night bus, bus, train, night train or car

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 Santander to Sevilla, night bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Sevilla (SVQ) SDR - SVQ
  2. Take the night bus from Seville to Faro

$102 - $372

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Bus  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Faro Ouibus

$53 - $83

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Faro  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Faro (FAO) BIO - FAO

$92 - $373

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Sevilla, night bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Sevilla (SVQ) BIO - SVQ
  3. Take the night bus from Seville to Faro

$92 - $280

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Lisbon, train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)

$93 - $328

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Jerez, train, night bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Jerez (XRY) BIO - XRY
  3. Take the train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Sevilla Santa Justa
  4. Take the night bus from Seville to Faro

$124 - $549

Train, night bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa Ave / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Seville to Faro

$132 - $191

Train, bus  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino A / ...
  3. Take the bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio 83
  4. Take the train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Bom Joao R

$122 - $202

Bus, night bus  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Seville
  2. Take the night bus from Seville to Faro

$72 - $111

Train, Trenhotel  •  16 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo R / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Gare do Oriente
  4. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P) Ic

$127 - $192

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Faro 635.6 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Faro is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 16 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Faro is to fly and night bus which costs 85€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Faro. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Faro via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Faro. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Faro(P) via Valladolid Campo Grande, Medina del Campo and Lisboa Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 47 min.

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The distance between Santander and Faro is 797 km. The road distance is 1016.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Faro without a car is to train and night bus which takes 10 h 54 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Santander to Faro, including transfers.

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

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Santander to Faro train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santander station.

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The quickest flight from Santander Airport to Sevilla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Faro.
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  • Distance: 498.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Faro, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Santander to Faro via Bilbao in around 16 h 26 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Flights from Bilbao to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $380
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Santander to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Faro(P)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Vila Real Santo Antonio to Bom Joao
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$5 - $8
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Aeropuerto de Jerez to Sevilla Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Huelva-Termino
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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
Night bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Seville
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real Santo Antonio
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
internorte.pt
EVA Transportes
Phone
707 223 344
Email
reservas@eva-bus.com
Website
eva-bus.com
Bus from Huelva to Vila Real de Santo António
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
eva-bus.com
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
Bus from Bilbao to Faro
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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Santander to Faro bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Faro station.

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Faro is 1 h behind Santander. It is currently 7:04 AM in Santander and 6:04 AM in Faro.

Santander to Faro train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Faro(P) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Faro is 1017 km. It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to drive from Santander to Faro.

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Sevilla Airport.

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Book your Santander to Faro bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 1622+ hotels available in Faro. Prices start at $63 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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