There are 6 ways to get from Santander to Saint-Malo 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  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Rennes
  3. Take the train from Rennes to St Malo Tgv

$82 - $129

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Night bus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Santander to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 783
  2. Take the night bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Saint-Malo N701

$53 - $91

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Train  •  18 h 1 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 Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Rennes to St Malo Tgv

$246 - $306

Drive  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Saint-Malo 603.8 miles

$130 - $190

Fly from Santander, train  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Rennes (RNS) SDR - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to St Malo

$166 - $652

Bus to Bilbao, fly, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Rennes (RNS) BIO - RNS
  3. Take the train from Rennes to St Malo

$142 - $530

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Saint-Malo. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Saint-Malo via Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Saint-Malo. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at St Malo via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse and Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 1 min.

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The distance between Santander and Saint-Malo is 593 km. The road distance is 966.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Saint-Malo without a car is to bus and train which takes 13 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 42 min to get from Santander to Saint-Malo, including transfers.

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Santander to Saint-Malo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Saint-Malo train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Santander station.

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Rennes Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Santander to Saint-Malo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saint-Malo station.

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Santander to Saint-Malo train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Malo station.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Saint-Malo.
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  • Distance: 370.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 42 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Saint-Malo, France?

You can take a train from Santander to Saint-Malo via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, and Rennes in around 18 h 1 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Ibiza, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Bilbao to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Santander to Rennes via Madrid, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
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 Rennes to St Malo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to St Malo
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $39
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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
Night bus from Santander to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Saint-Malo is 966 km. It takes approximately 9 h 23 min to drive from Santander to Saint-Malo.

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Chalair Aviation, Hop!, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Santander Airport to Rennes Airport.

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Book your Santander to Saint-Malo bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1088+ hotels available in Saint-Malo. Prices start at $74 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 .

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