How to travel from Barcelona to Santander

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from Barcelona to Santander

You can get from Barcelona to Santander by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Barcelona to Santander on Oct 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h20 12:20PMSantander Airport
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11:00AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h20 12:20PMSantander Airport
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06:15AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h20 07:35AMSantander Airport
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03:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h25 09:00PMSantander Airport
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11:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h45 05:05PMSantander Airport
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Santander

distanceDistance335 miles (540 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $125
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $2 (€2) • 17 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $125 (€120) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 335 miles (540 km) between Barcelona and Santander. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Barcelona to Santander.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Santander

Travel Tips: Travel to Santander easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Santander.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Santander from Barcelona. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Santander from Barcelona is by taking a bus, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Santander:

A bus is $123 (€118) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Barcelona to Santander costing on average $125 (€120).

Taking a bus is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a train to Santander, which costs on average $2 (€2) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Santander is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Santander that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 17 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 9 h 57 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 335 miles (540 km) from Barcelona to Santander.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Santander is:

  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Barcelona to Santander as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Santander:

  • Buses mostly depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Santander.
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Santander at Santander Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Santander.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Santander:

  • You can travel between Barcelona and Santander by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $125 (€120) with Vueling from Barcelona to Santander.

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Santander with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with Vueling or Ryanair.

Direct services to Santander tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Barcelona to Santander doesn't have to end in Santander. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Bilbao or Valladolid. If you’d like to add Madrid, Bilbao or Valladolid to your Barcelona to Santander tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Santander today!

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Santander, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $2 (€2) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $125 (€120) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $2 (€2) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Santander online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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