There are 7 ways to get from Santander to Marseille by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Santander  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Marseille (MRS) SDR - MRS

$66 - $296

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastián Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Ouibus

$37 - $51

5 alternative options

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Marseille (MRS) BIO - MRS

$111 - $244

Bus, train  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Marseille-St-Charles Ic

$145 - $223

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Marseille

$110 - $160

Train  •  18 h 28 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 Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marseille-St-Charles Ic

$143 - $213

Drive  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Marseille 588.5 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Marseille is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Marseille is to fly which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 29 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Marseille. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Marseille-St-Charles via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 28 min.

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The distance between Santander and Marseille is 742 km. The road distance is 941.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Marseille without a car is to bus and train which takes 14 h 1 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Santander to Marseille, including transfers.

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Santander to Marseille bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Santander station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 463.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Marseille, France?

Iberia, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines fly from Santander to Marseille every 4 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Santander to Marseille 3 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 15 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Santander to Marseille via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
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 Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$85 - $140
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $210
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
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Santander to Marseille
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Santander to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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