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from Santander to Bilbao

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

Our recommendation

To get from Santander to Bilbao on Nov 29 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:40AMSantander1h50 01:30PMBilbao
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$81One-way
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11:40AMSantander1h50 01:30PMBilbao
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$81One-way
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12:15PMSantander1h30 01:45PMBilbao
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$151One-way

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Sun
Nov 28
$9Alsa
Mon
Nov 29
$8Alsa
Tue
Nov 30
$8Alsa
Wed
Dec 1
$8Alsa
Thu
Dec 2
$8Alsa
Fri
Dec 3
$8Alsa
Sat
Dec 4
$8Alsa
Sun
Dec 5
$9Alsa
Mon
Dec 6
$8Alsa
Tue
Dec 7
$8Alsa
Wed
Dec 8
$8Alsa
Thu
Dec 9
$8Alsa
Fri
Dec 10
$8Alsa
Sat
Dec 11
$9Alsa
Sun
Dec 12
$9Alsa
Mon
Dec 13
$8Alsa
Tue
Dec 14
$8Alsa
Wed
Dec 15
$9Alsa
Thu
Dec 16
$8Alsa
Fri
Dec 17
$8Alsa
Sat
Dec 18
$9Alsa

How to get from Santander to Bilbao

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Santander to Bilbao 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 Santander to Bilbao. 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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FAQs
How do I go from Santander to Bilbao?

Travel Santander to Bilbao by bus.

What is the quickest way to get from Santander to Bilbao?

A bus is the fastest way to get to Bilbao from Santander with an average travel time for this route around 2 h 45 min.

What is the distance from Santander to Bilbao?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Santander to Bilbao is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Santander and in Bilbao?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Santander to Bilbao depart from Santander, Calle Real Racing Club (Parking) to Bilbao, Zorroza.
Which travel companies can take me from Santander to Bilbao?

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

  • You can take a bus from Santander to Bilbao with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $9 (€7) with Alsa from Santander to Bilbao.
Can I find a direct route from Santander to Bilbao?

Yes, there is a direct service from Santander to Bilbao:

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Bilbao with.

Direct services to Bilbao 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 route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Bilbao from Santander ends?
Omio customers who travel from Santander to Bilbao often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Barcelona or Donostia-San Sebastian. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bilbao and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets from Santander to Bilbao online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $9 (€7) one way.

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

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