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Recommended option

Fly from Santander  •  4 h 4 min

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

$101 - $375

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Lisboa - Oriente Ouibus

$34 - $83

4 alternative options

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 40 min

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

$58 - $293

Train, Trenhotel  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande A / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca Ir / ...
  3. Take the Trenhotel from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
  4. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia

$103 - $158

Night bus, bus  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Lisbon, Lisboa K780 / ...

$83 - $130

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Lisbon 519.1 miles

$110 - $180

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Portugal?

Iberia flies from Santander to Lisbon 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santander to Lisbon via Bilbao, Lisboa - Oriente, and Estação Oriente in around 15 h 13 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Santander to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Estación de Salamanca to Coimbra B
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Santander to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Burgos to Lisbon, Lisboa
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santander and Portugal is 510 km. The road distance is 831 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santander to Portugal is to bus which costs 29€ - 75€ and takes 15 h 13 min.

The quickest way to get from Santander to Portugal is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs 85€ - 330€.

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, Estación de Salamanca and Coimbra-B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Portugal. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Rossio via Bilbao and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 13 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Santander to Portugal, including transfers.