There are 8 ways to get from Stuttgart to Santander by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Stuttgart, bus  •  7 h

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

$92 - $235

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Train to Frankfurt, fly, bus  •  7 h 53 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

$117 - $290

Train to Zurich, fly, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bilbao (BIO) ZRH - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$126 - $339

Train to Munich, fly, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bilbao (BIO) MUC - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$134 - $299

Train, bus  •  13 h 36 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 Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$310 - $455

Bus ALSA  •  23 h 46 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

$121 - $214

Bus Eurolines CH  •  29 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Basel, Basel central station 221
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Santander

$128 - $210

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 75€ - 200€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 7 h.

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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 46 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 36 min and costs 260€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 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: 7 h

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

You can take a bus from Stuttgart to Santander via Strasbourg, Estrasburgo, and Bilbao in around 23 h 46 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $3,400
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 - $230
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$190 - $280
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 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Estrasburgo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
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, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Santander
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Vueling Airlines, KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 578+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $57 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€ - 4€.

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