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Travel Information from Bilbao to Santander

distanceDistance46 miles (74 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
fastestFastest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Take a bus to travel 46 miles (74 km) from Bilbao to Santander. Alsa is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct from Bilbao to Santander.

How to get from Bilbao to Santander

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Bilbao to Santander there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Bilbao to Santander. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Bilbao to Santander
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 Bilbao to Santander.
How do I travel from Bilbao to Santander?

You can travel between Bilbao and Santander by bus.

What is the quickest way from Bilbao to Santander?

Going by bus is the quickest way from Bilbao to Santander with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

How far is it from Bilbao to Santander?

The distance from Bilbao to Santander is approximately 46 miles (74 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Bilbao to Santander?

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Santander is:

  • 1 bus a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Bilbao to Santander as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Bilbao to Santander?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking).
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Bilbao to Santander?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Santander from Bilbao:

  • You can travel from Bilbao to Santander by bus with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€7) with Alsa from Bilbao to Santander.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Bilbao to Santander ends?
Your trip from Bilbao 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, Barcelona or Valladolid. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Valladolid to your Bilbao to Santander tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Santander today!
How early should I book Bilbao to Santander tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Bilbao to Santander, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $9 (€7) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Santander tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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