There are 4 ways to get from Santander to Zarautz by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus via Bilbao  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Zarautz Largo Recorrido

$29 - $44

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Zarautz Fcc

$15 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Zarautz

$23 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Zarautz 115.7 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Zarautz is to train which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Zarautz is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at Zarautz. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Zarautz. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Zarautz via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between Santander and Zarautz is 134 km. The road distance is 185.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Zarautz without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 56 min and costs 24€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Santander to Zarautz, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Santander to Zarautz.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Santander, Spain and Zarautz, Spain?

You can take a bus from Santander to Zarautz via Bilbao in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Zarautz via Bilbao and Zazpikaleak-Bilbao in around 6 h 4 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
Lurraldebus

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