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There are 6 ways to get from Stuttgart to Santander by plane, bus, train 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 Stuttgart, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Bilbao (BIO) STR - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$106 - $235

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Train to Frankfurt, fly, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bilbao (BIO) FRA - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$130 - $288

Train, bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$297 - $390

Bus ALSA  •  23 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Estrasburgo to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$134 - $202

Bus Eurolines CH  •  27 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Santander

$116 - $216

Drive  •  14 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart to Santander 951.3 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 90€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuttgart to Santander. However, there are services departing from Stuttgart Hbf and arriving at Santander via Estrasburgo and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 32 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart and Santander is 1160 km. The road distance is 1522.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 32 min and costs 250€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Stuttgart to Santander, including transfers.

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Stuttgart to Santander bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Stuttgart to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart to Santander is 1522 km. It takes approximately 14 h 39 min to drive from Stuttgart to Santander.

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  • Distance: 724.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart, Germany and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Stuttgart to Santander via Estrasburgo and Bilbao in around 23 h 32 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Estrasburgo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
Bus from Stuttgart, Böblingen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Santander
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 529+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart to Stuttgart Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs 2€ - 5€.

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