Santander to Bilbao by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Santander to Bilbao by train
Fast trains from Santander to Bilbao take around 6 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 75 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Santander and Bilbao.
1. Are there direct trains from Santander to Bilbao?
Journeys between Santander and Bilbao usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 3 departures on the route from Santander to Bilbao every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 4 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Santander to Bilbao?
The Santander to Bilbao train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Santander to Bilbao train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Bilbao is usually scheduled to depart Santander around 09:19 and the last train is around 19:00.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Santander around 09:10, and the last at 20:20.
What's the Santander to Bilbao train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Santander to Bilbao are $31.92.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $38 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $57. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Santander to Bilbao train tickets?
Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Santander to Bilbao by train.
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Which train companies operate between Santander and Bilbao?
More than one train company operates on the route from Santander to Bilbao, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Media Distancia
- Regional Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Bilbao to Santander by train