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There are 6 ways to get from Santander to Fuengirola by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Santander, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Malaga (AGP) SDR - AGP
  2. Take the train from Malága-María Zambrano to Fuengirola

Cheapest option

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Malaga (AGP) BIO - AGP

€40 - €139

4 alternative options

Train  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano Ave

€84 - €142

Bus via Granada  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga L-532 / ...

€77 - €111

Bus  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao 783
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Málaga Irún / ...

€63 - €108

Drive  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Santander to Fuengirola 1009.9 km

€95 - €150

Santander to Fuengirola by train

The train journey time between Santander and Fuengirola is around 11h 25m and covers a distance of around 992 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 56m. Services are operated by Renfe Viajeros, Renfe Cercanias and Renfe AVE. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 25m
Fastest train time:
7h 56m
Train distance:
992 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:05
Last train departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Santander to Fuengirola train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Santander → Fuengirola
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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Fuengirola is to bus and fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Fuengirola is to bus and fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 7h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Fuengirola. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Fuengirola via Granada and Estación Tren Málaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Fuengirola. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Fuengirola via Chamartin, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Malága-María Zambrano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 16m.

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It is 773 km from Santander to Fuengirola. It is approximately 1009.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Santander to Fuengirola without a car is to train which takes 9h 16m and costs €80 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Santander to Fuengirola, including transfers.

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

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Santander to Fuengirola train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Fuengirola is to train which takes 9h 16m and costs €80 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus via Granada, which costs €75 - €120 and takes 14h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Fuengirola.
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  • Distance: 773.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Fuengirola, Spain?

You can take a train from Santander to Fuengirola via Madrid-Chamartin, Chamartin, Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Malaga Maria Zambrano, and Malága-María Zambrano in around 9h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Fuengirola via Granada, Malaga, and Estación Tren Málaga in around 14h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €290
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malága-María Zambrano to Fuengirola
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Malaga Maria Zambrano
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€50 - €70
Promo+
€58 - €63
Flexible
€75 - €100
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
€9 - €14
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Granada
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Santander to Fuengirola train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Fuengirola is 1010 km. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Santander to Fuengirola.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 686+ hotels available in Fuengirola. Prices start at €75 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 €2 - €4.

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