The cheapest buses from Santander to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Oct 21

Cheapest

$48

Average

$48

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Santander to Bilbao will cost around $ 48 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 48.

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03:38PMSantander8h07 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
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09:33AMSantander14h12 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
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07:58AMSantander15h47 11:45PMBilbao
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03:20PMSantander8h25 11:45PMBilbao
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08:05AMSantander15h40 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way

Timetable Santander to Bilbao

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07:55AMSantander15h50 11:45PMBilbao
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07:58AMSantander15h47 11:45PMBilbao
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08:05AMSantander15h40 11:45PMBilbao
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08:13AMSantander15h32 11:45PMBilbao
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09:33AMSantander14h12 11:45PMBilbao
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03:20PMSantander8h25 11:45PMBilbao
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03:35PMSantander8h10 11:45PMBilbao
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03:38PMSantander8h07 11:45PMBilbao
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$48Alsa
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The fastest buses from Santander to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Oct 21

Fastest Journey

8 h 7 m

Average

12 h 42 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

75 km

It's difficult to get from Santander to Bilbao without transferring at least once.

Fastest
03:38PMSantander8h07 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
2nd Fastest
03:35PMSantander8h10 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
03:20PMSantander8h25 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
09:33AMSantander14h12 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way
08:13AMSantander15h32 11:45PMBilbao
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$481One-way

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Bus Information to Bilbao from Santander

distanceDistance46 miles (74 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$48 (€39)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra or Alsa Premium

Buses from Santander to Bilbao cover the 46 miles (74 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 10 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra or Alsa Premium. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $48 (€39), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $48 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Bus companies

Alsa Santander – Bilbao

Alsa buses will get you from Santander to Bilbao from $48 (€39). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

Alsa

Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: $48

Alsa's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Santander to Bilbao are the following:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Santander to Bilbao

Buses from Santander to Bilbao depart from early morning at regular intervals until late evening. The traveling time is between 1 hour 10 minutes and 1 hour 55 minutes to Bilbao bus station, located close to the sports stadium in the west of this Basque city. Alsa is one of the main companies throughout Spain; its buses then continue from Bilbao onwards to Zaragoza.

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Buses from Santander to Bilbao
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FAQs
How much do cheap bus tickets from Santander to Bilbao cost?
Bus tickets from Santander to Bilbao for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $48 (€39)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket between Santander and Bilbao?
The bus price from Santander to Bilbao is on average $48 (€39)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to Bilbao from Santander by bus?
The Santander to Bilbao bus distance is approximately 46 miles (74 km).
How many hours is the bus time from Santander to Bilbao?
The Santander to Bilbao bus duration is on average 8 h 10 min, which is to be expected when traveling 46 miles (74 km) to Bilbao from Santander. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Santander to Bilbao, which bus station in Santander do I depart from and which bus station in Bilbao do I arrive in?

When taking the bus between Santander and Bilbao, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking), Santander, Universidad and Santander, Plaza Estaciones. Your journey can end in bus stations such as Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Santander   and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Where do I find the Santander bus station to Bilbao? Where is the Bilbao bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Santander, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Santander.

The most popular arrival bus station, Bilbao, Zorroza, is located 2 mile (s) / 4 km away from the city center of Bilbao.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Santander to Bilbao?
For the trip from Santander to Bilbao you can take a bus with Alsa, Alsa Supra or Alsa Premium. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between Santander and Bilbao on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many buses per day are there from Santander to Bilbao?
The average number of buses departing Santander for Bilbao is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure bus times from Santander to Bilbao?
The first Santander to Bilbao bus departs at 5: 55 AM   and the last bus from Santander to Bilbao leaves at 2: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Santander to Bilbao on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I book the Santander to Bilbao bus for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase a bus ticket from Santander to Bilbao within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $48 (€39) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets to Bilbao from Santander are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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