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There are 9 ways to get from Toulouse to Santander by bus, train, rideshare, 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  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Bilbao N716 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$44 - $78

8 alternative options

Train, bus via Bilbao  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$85 - $129

Train, bus  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Santander 783

$61 - $90

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Toulouse to Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$45 - $69

Train  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$204 - $266

Rideshare  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Toulouse to Santander 340 miles

$46

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Toulouse to Santander 340.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Santander  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Santander (SDR) TLS - SDR

$116 - $334

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Bilbao (BIO) TLS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$101 - $212

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toulouse to Santander is to rideshare which costs 40€ and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Toulouse to Santander is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toulouse to Santander. However, there are services departing from Toulouse and arriving at Santander via Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Toulouse to Santander. However, there are services departing from Toulouse-Matabiau and arriving at Santander via Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 59 min.

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The distance between Toulouse and Santander is 423 km. The road distance is 544.7 km.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 35€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Toulouse to Santander, including transfers.

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

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Toulouse to Santander train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Toulouse-Matabiau station.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Santander is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 35€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 240€ and takes 11 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Toulouse to Santander.
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  • Distance: 264.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Toulouse, France and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Toulouse to Santander via Bilbao in around 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toulouse to Santander via Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 11 h 59 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Toulouse to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Toulouse to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Toulouse to Santander via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $950
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Toulouse to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Toulouse to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $420
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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 Toulouse to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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
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
Bus from Toulouse to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bayonne to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Toulouse to Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
pesa.net
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Toulouse to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Toulouse Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Toulouse to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Santander station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toulouse to Santander is 545 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Toulouse to Santander.

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easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Toulouse Airport to Santander Airport.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Toulouse and Santander. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Toulouse to Toulouse Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 2€.

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