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There are 7 ways to get from Vigo to Santander by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Santander  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Santander (SDR) SCQ - SDR

$140 - $327

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Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Vigo to Santander Ouibus

$45 - $70

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Fly Vigo to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$60 - $202

Train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  2. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$95 - $275

Train  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Vigo-Guixar to Palencia Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$87 - $117

Trenhotel, train  •  11 h 2 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Vigo-Guixar to RENFE Palencia Galicia / ...
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Santander A / ...

$86 - $116

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Vigo to Santander 363.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Vigo to Santander is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Vigo to Santander is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vigo and arriving at Santander. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vigo to Santander. However, there are services departing from Vigo-Guixar and arriving at Santander via Palencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 13 min.

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The distance between Vigo and Santander is 424 km. The road distance is 581.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Vigo to Santander, including transfers.

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

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Vigo to Santander train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Vigo-Guixar station.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Santander is to bus which takes 11 h and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 11 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Vigo to Santander.
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  • Distance: 264.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Vigo to Santander once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 11 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vigo to Santander via Palencia in around 11 h 13 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Malaga, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo-Guixar to Palencia
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Palencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Vigo-Guixar to RENFE Palencia
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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 Vigo to Santander
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com

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There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vigo to Santander is 582 km. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from Vigo to Santander.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Santander Airport.

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

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Book your Vigo to Santander bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 512+ hotels available in Santander. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vigo to Vigo Airport is to shuttle which takes 29 min and costs .

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