There are 11 ways to get from Santander to Portimão by plane, train, bus, night train, night bus 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.

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Fly Santander to Faro, train  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Faro (FAO) SDR - FAO
  2. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

108€ - 564€

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Night bus, bus  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Burgos
  2. Take the night bus from Burgos to Area Suco 251
  3. Take the bus from Area Suco to Albufeira 330

67€ - 102€

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Fly Santander to Sevilla, bus, train  •  9h 2m

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Sevilla (SVQ) SDR - SVQ
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  3. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

80€ - 316€

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Faro, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Faro (FAO) BIO - FAO
  3. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

81€ - 335€

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Sevilla, bus, train  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Sevilla (SVQ) BIO - SVQ
  3. Take the bus from Seville to Faro
  4. Take the train from Faro to Portimao

73€ - 237€

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Lisbon, train  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS
  3. Take the train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes

79€ - 267€

Train, bus to Bragança Airport, fly to Portimão Airport  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Bragança
  3. Take the plane from Bragança Airport to Portimão Airport

143€ - 163€

Bus  •  16h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Portimao

86€ - 119€

Train, night train  •  17h 36m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid to Medina Del Campo Re / ...
  3. Take the night train from Medina Del Campo to Coimbra-B 313 / ...
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Tunes Ic

98€ - 151€

Train, night train, bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Alv / ...
  2. Take the night train from Valladolid to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia 313
  3. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Portimao

100€ - 137€

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Santander to Portimão 1072.5 km

130€ - 200€

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Portimão is to night bus and bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 20h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Portimão is to fly and bus and train which costs 75€ - 320€ and takes 9h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Portimao via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Portimão. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Portimao via Valladolid, Medina Del Campo, Coimbra-B and Tunes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 36m.

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The distance between Santander and Portimão is 810 km. The road distance is 1072.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Portimão without a car is to bus which takes 16h 50m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 9h 7m to get from Santander to Portimão, including transfers.

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Santander to Portimão bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Portimão train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Santander station.

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Faro Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Portimão.
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  • Distance: 809.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 7m

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Portimão, Portugal?

You can take a bus from Santander to Portimão via Seville in around 16h 50m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Santander to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Santander to Faro via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Santander to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Santiago de Compostela, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
140€ - 850€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 470€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 650€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Porto, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 390€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Faro via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Santander to Faro via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Santander to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Bilbao to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Santander to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
150€ - 1100€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
290€ - 1400€
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
290€ - 1400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Faro via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Faro to Portimao
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
4€ - 7€
Train from Lisboa - Oriente to Tunes
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
19€ - 27€
Train from Coimbra-B to Tunes
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
30€ - 50€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valladolid to Medina Del Campo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Medina Del Campo to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Night train from Valladolid to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Seville to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Seville
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Seville to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Santander to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valladolid to Bragança
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Night bus from Burgos to Area Suco
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Area Suco to Albufeira
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Eurolines FR
RenEX
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Portimao
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
Sevenair
Phone
+351 214 444 545
Email
bookings@sevenair.com
Website
aerovip.pt
Plane from Bragança Airport to Portimão Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
91€
Schedules at
bookings.aerovip.pt
Book at
bookings.sevenair.com

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Santander to Portimão bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Portimao station.

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Portimão is 1h behind Santander. It is currently 7:21 PM in Santander and 6:21 PM in Portimão.

Santander to Portimão train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Tunes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Portimão is 1073 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Santander to Portimão.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Santander Airport to Faro Airport.

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There are 4254+ hotels available in Portimão. Prices start at 50€ 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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