There are 6 ways to get from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port by bus, 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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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Saint Jean De Pied De Port

$43 - $58

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Night bus, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Bayonne 783
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port

$30 - $47

4 alternative options

Bus via Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación L2
  3. Take the bus from Pamplona to Saint Jean De Pied De Port

$52 - $90

Bus, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port

$53 - $84

Train  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port

$44 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port 184.7 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Saint Jean De Pied De Port via Pamplona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at St Jean Pied de Port via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 5 min.

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The distance between Santander and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is 210 km. The road distance is 295.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, including transfers.

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Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is to bus which takes 5 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 5 min.

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Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Saint Jean De Pied De Port station.

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Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Jean Pied de Port station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
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  • Distance: 131.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France?

You can take a bus from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Pamplona in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 11 h 5 min.

Train operators
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 Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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
Bus from Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Ida - Estación
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
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 Pamplona to Saint Jean De Pied De Port
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Santander to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is 296 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Santander to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

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