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There are 7 ways to get from Santander to Portugal by plane, bus, train, 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 from Santander  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Lisbon (LIS) SDR - LIS

$96 - $369

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Bus  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon N763 / ...

$52 - $116

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS

$77 - $287

Train, Trenhotel  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo R / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Medina del Campo to Guarda Hot
  4. Take the train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Ic

$93 - $162

Night bus, bus  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Lisbon Airport

$74 - $115

Train, night train  •  13 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$86 - $142

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Lisbon 519.1 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Portugal is to bus which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 13 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Portugal is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Bilbao, Bilbao and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia via Valladolid Campo Grande, Medina del Campo, Guarda(P) and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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The distance between Santander and Portugal is 510 km. The road distance is 830.6 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Portugal without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 28 min and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Santander to Portugal, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Santander to Portugal is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 80€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 13 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Portugal.
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  • Distance: 318.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Portugal?

Iberia, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Santander to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Lisbon via Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao, Lisbon, Lisbon, and Estação Oriente in around 13 h 28 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Medina del Campo
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Medina del Campo to Guarda
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Guarda(P) to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $22
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
Night bus from Santander to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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 Bilbao, Bilbao to Lisbon, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Bilbao to Lisbon - Oriente
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Burgos to Lisbon Airport
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Lisbon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Santander to Portugal train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Portugal is 831 km. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Santander to Portugal.

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TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Portugal. Prices start at $53 USD 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 12€ - 19€.

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