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There are 4 ways to get from Santander to Pamplona by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Pamplona

$24 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santander to Pampelune 160.2 miles

$18

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Palencia A / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Pamplona A

$60 - $86

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Pamplona 161 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Pamplona is to rideshare which costs 15€ and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Pamplona is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Pamplona. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Pamplona via Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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The distance between Santander and Pamplona is 190 km. The road distance is 257.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Pamplona without a car is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 21€ - 35€.

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The bus from Santander to Pamplona takes 3 h including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Santander to Pamplona bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, depart from Santander station.

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

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The best way to get from Santander to Pamplona is to bus which takes 3 h and costs 21€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 118.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

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

Autobuses La Union operates a bus from Santander to Pamplona twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $31 and the journey takes 3 h. ALSA also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Pamplona via Palencia in around 6 h 37 min.

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 Palencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from Santander to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
La Union
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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santander to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Book at
blablacar.es

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Santander to Pamplona bus services, operated by Autobuses La Union, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Santander to Pamplona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Pamplona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Pamplona is 258 km. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Santander to Pamplona.

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There are 269+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Santander and Pamplona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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