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There are 6 ways to get from Valencia to Santander by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Bilbao (BIO) VLC - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$66 - $223

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Bus Bilman Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Santander

$46

4 alternative options

Train via Madrid Chamartín  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$105 - $142

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Santander A

$94 - $125

Bus ALSA  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Zaragoza Vac-133
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Santander

$47 - $82

Drive  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Santander 446.6 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Santander is to bus which costs 40€ and takes 10 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Santander. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Valencia to Santander. However, there are services departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Santander via Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Santander is 528 km. The road distance is 714.6 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Santander without a car is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Valencia to Santander, including transfers.

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Valencia to Santander bus services, operated by Autobuses Jimenez, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Santander is to train which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 10 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Santander.
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  • Distance: 330 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Valencia to Santander via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 7 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Valencia to Santander via Zaragoza in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
renfe.com
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
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cuenca Fernando Zobel to Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
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 Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Valencia to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Valencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Santander is 715 km. It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to drive from Valencia to Santander.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Santander train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 524+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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