There are 6 ways to get from Zaragoza 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  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Santander

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saragosse to Santander 252.8 miles

$28

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando A
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$44 - $81

Train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander A

$98 - $137

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Santander 253.4 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR

$74 - $414

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Santander is to rideshare which costs 24€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Santander is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaragoza and arriving at Santander. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zaragoza to Santander. However, there are services departing from Zaragoza Delicias and arriving at Santander via Madrid Atocha and Madrid-Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Santander is 313 km. The road distance is 405.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Santander without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

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The bus from Zaragoza to Santander takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Santander.
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  • Distance: 195.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Zaragoza to Santander 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zaragoza to Santander via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Atocha, Madrid Chamartín, and Madrid-Chamartin in around 6 h 47 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Zaragoza to Santander
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 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 Zaragoza to Madrid-Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saragosse to Santander
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
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blablacar.es

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