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There are 9 ways to get from Santander to Paris by bus, train, night bus, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$179 - $223

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Night bus  •  13 h 40 min

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

$55 - $95

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Angers
  2. Take the bus from Angers to Paris, Paris 714

$115 - $192

Train  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Palencia A / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Hendaye Ic
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Dax Tgv
  4. Take the train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse Tgv

$213 - $273

Bus Iberocoach  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Paris - Porte de Charenton

$109 - $138

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Paris 636.1 miles

$130 - $200

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Paris CDG  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG

$87 - $282

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY

$91 - $363

Bus, bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris CDG  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  3. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIQ - CDG

$90 - $301

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Paris is to night bus which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Paris is to bus and fly which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Santander and arriving at Paris, Paris. This bus operates Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Paris. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Paris Montparnasse via Palencia, Hendaye and Dax. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 41 min.

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The distance between Santander and Paris is 764 km. The road distance is 1017.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Paris without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs 150€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Santander to Paris, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santander to Paris is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs 100€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 240€ and takes 14 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Paris.
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  • Distance: 477.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Santander to Paris via Angers in around 12 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Paris via Palencia, Hendaye, and Dax in around 14 h 41 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$39 - $40
Train from Dax to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$170 - $250
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Dax
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
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 Santander to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Santander to Angers
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Angers to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to Paris - Porte de Charenton
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Santander to Paris train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Paris Montparnasse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Paris is 1018 km. It takes approximately 9 h 35 min to drive from Santander to Paris.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Santander to Paris train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Santander to Paris bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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