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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, fly to London Heathrow  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Heathrow (LHR) BIO - LHR

$106 - $270

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Bus, fly to Southend, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Southend (SEN) BIO - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$68 - $256

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Bus, fly to London Gatwick  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIO - LGW

$80 - $245

Bus, fly to London Stansted  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Stansted (STN) BIO - STN

$85 - $245

Bus, train  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Lille Flandres Tgv
  5. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International

$269 - $423

Train  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$235 - $438

Bus  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station

$89 - $138

Car ferry, drive  •  24 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santander to Plymouth
  2. Drive from Plymouth to London

$130 - $428

Night bus, bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Paris, Paris 783
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London N700

$103 - $169

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14 h

  1. Drive from Santander to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

$359 - $444

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to London is to bus which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 24 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to London is to bus and fly which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to London station. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Londres Victoria Coach Station via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 30 min.

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The distance between Santander and London is 936 km.

The best way to get from Santander to London without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 46 min and costs 230€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Santander to London, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Santander to London is to train which takes 17 h 6 min and costs 200€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 24 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Santander to London.
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  • Distance: 584.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and London, England?

You can take a train from Santander to London via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 17 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to London via Bilbao in around 24 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bilbao to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
Night bus from Santander to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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