There are 7 ways to get from Santander to Lisbon by plane, 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 Lisbon  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Lisbon (LIS) SDR - LIS

$90 - $362

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon N763 / ...

$49 - $113

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Bus to Bilbao, fly to Lisbon  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS

$70 - $280

Fly Santander to Badajoz, bus  •  18 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Badajoz (BJZ) SDR - BJZ
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Lisboa

$171 - $741

Train, Trenhotel  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca Ir / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$101 - $158

Bus Iberocoach  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Sete Rios

$112 - $141

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Lisbon 519.1 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Lisbon is to bus which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 13 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Lisbon is to fly which costs 75€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Bilbao, Bilbao and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Valladolid Campo Grande, Estación de Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 3 min.

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The distance between Santander and Lisbon is 691 km. The road distance is 830.6 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Lisbon without a car is to train and Trenhotel which takes 12 h 3 min and costs 85€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Santander to Lisbon, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santander to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5 h 36 min and costs 75€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 13 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 432 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Santander to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Lisbon via Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao, Lisbon, Lisbon, and Estação Oriente in around 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Santander to Badajoz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santander to Badajoz via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santander to Badajoz via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Santander to Badajoz via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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 Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
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 Badajoz to Lisboa Oriente
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Badajoz to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Badajoz to Lisbon Gare do Oriente
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
dary.bg
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 Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Lisbon - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
14 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Lisbon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Santander. It is currently 7:34 PM in Santander and 6:34 PM in Lisbon.

Santander to Lisbon train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Lisbon is 831 km. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Santander to Lisbon.

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6280+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $68 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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