There are 7 ways to get from Santander to Palma by plane, bus, train, car ferry 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  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Palma Mallorca (PMI) SDR - PMI

64€ - 347€

Cheapest option

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Palma Mallorca (PMI) BIO - PMI

50€ - 238€

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Train, car ferry  •  17h 5m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin Alv
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  3. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca

142€ - 385€

Bus, train, car ferry  •  19h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao 783
  2. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona-Sants Alv
  3. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca

96€ - 248€

Bus, car ferry via Valencia  •  20h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Valencia
  2. Take the car ferry from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca

92€ - 312€

Bus, car ferry  •  20h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Barcelona
  2. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca - Alcúdia
  3. Take the bus from Av. Príncep d'Espanya to Estació Intermodal 351

116€ - 277€

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 35m

  1. Drive from Santander to Valencia
  2. Take the car ferry from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca

127€ - 381€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Palma is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 4h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Palma is to fly which costs 60€ - 350€ and takes 3h 2m.

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The distance between Santander and Palma is 690 km.

The best way to get from Santander to Palma without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 17h 5m and costs 140€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Santander to Palma, including transfers.

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

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Palma Mallorca Airport.

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There are 1639+ hotels available in Palma. Prices start at 87€ 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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Map of how to get from Santander to Palma.
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  • Distance: 689.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Santander to Palma 3 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Palma Mallorca via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Santander to Palma Mallorca via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Santander to Palma Mallorca via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Santander to Palma Mallorca via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Train operators
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 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
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 Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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, Santander to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Santander to Valencia
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Consorci De Mallorca
Phone
+34 971 17 77 77
Website
tib.org
Bus from Av. Príncep d'Espanya to Estació Intermodal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Consorci De Mallorca
Ferry operators
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Seat
45€
Cabin
87€
Car ferry from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 270€
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Seat
61€
Cabin
262€
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Website
Balearia
Cabin
130€ - 180€
Seating
61€ - 66€
Balearia
50€ - 70€
Lobby Bar
55€ - 80€
Car ferry from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Website
Balearia
Cabin
130€ - 180€
Seating
55€ - 70€
Balearia
50€ - 75€
Lobby Bar
55€ - 80€
Car ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca - Alcúdia
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Website
Balearia
Cabin
130€ - 180€
Seating
50€ - 65€
Balearia
45€ - 65€
Lobby Bar
50€ - 75€

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