Bilbao to Santander by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Bilbao to Santander by train
Fast trains from Bilbao to Santander take around 7 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 75 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bilbao and Santander.
1. Are there direct trains from Bilbao to Santander?
Journeys between Bilbao and Santander usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 3 departures on the route from Bilbao to Santander every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 2 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bilbao to Santander?
The Bilbao to Santander train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bilbao to Santander train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Santander is usually scheduled to depart Bilbao around 09:20 and the last train is around 17:00.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Bilbao to Santander train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bilbao to Santander are $32.58.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $44 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $48. 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 Bilbao to Santander 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 Bilbao to Santander by train.
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Which train companies operate between Bilbao and Santander?
More than one train company operates on the route from Bilbao to Santander, 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.
Santander to Bilbao by train