There are 10 ways to get from Santander to France by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9 h 59 min

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

$183 - $226

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Bus Ouibus  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$52 - $76

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Train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Errekalde-Donostia Fcc
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$171 - $196

Bus Iberocoach  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Versailles - Avenue des Sceaux

$114 - $145

Night bus  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Paris, Paris 783

$62 - $99

Drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Paris 636.3 miles

$130 - $200

Fly Santander to Toulouse  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Toulouse (TLS) SDR - TLS

$117 - $334

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Paris Orly  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIO - ORY

$78 - $294

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG

$87 - $282

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 10 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 Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS

$92 - $322

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to France is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 15 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to France is to bus and fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to France. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Bilbao and Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 min.

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The distance between Santander and France is 567 km. The road distance is 1018.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to France without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 59 min and costs 150€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 59 min to get from Santander to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Santander to France is to train which takes 13 h 54 min and costs 140€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 15 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Santander to France bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to France.
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  • Distance: 354.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 59 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and France?

You can take a train from Santander to Paris via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Errekalde-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, and Montparnasse-Bienvenue in around 13 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Paris via Bilbao, Paris City Centre - Bercy, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Bilbao to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
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
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Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Errekalde-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 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 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
Bus from Santander to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.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 Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Versailles - Avenue des Sceaux
Ave. Duration
12 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to France is 1018 km. It takes approximately 9 h 36 min to drive from Santander to France.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Santander Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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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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