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Bilbao to Santander by train

The journey from Bilbao to Santander by train is 46.37 mi and takes 5 hr 54 min. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:20 AM and the last at 7:32 PM. It is possible to travel from Bilbao to Santander by train for as little as $15.40 or as much as $66.71. The best price for this journey is $15.40.

Lowest Price$15.40
Journey Duration5 hr 54 min
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$15.40
Highest Price$66.71
First Departure9:20 AM
Last Departure7:32 PM
Distance46.37 mi
DepartureBilbao
ArrivalSantander
CarriersRenfe

Bilbao to Santander Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Bilbao to Santander?

The prices for train tickets from Bilbao to Santander vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Bilbao to Santander will cost $15.40. The average train ticket price is approximately $40.56. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Bilbao to Santander will cost you $40.56. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Bilbao to Santander by train?

The average journey time is 5 hr 54 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 46.37 mi from Bilbao to Santander. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Bilbao to Santander to take longer than 5 hr 54 min. The distance between Bilbao and Santander is around 46.37 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 5 hr 54 min. However, the fastest routes between Bilbao and Santander take 2 hr 53 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Bilbao to Santander leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bilbao to Santander, which usually leaves at 9:20 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 7:32 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Bilbao to Santander, which usually leaves at 9:20 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 7:32 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Bilbao to Santander route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Bilbao and Santander. You can start your journey in Bilbao at stations such as . These connect to stations including in Santander. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Bilbao to Santander.

How many daily journeys are there from Bilbao to Santander?

You will be able to travel from Bilbao to Santander using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 1 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Bilbao to Santander using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Bilbao to Santander each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bilbao to Santander. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Santander
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Santander.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bilbao to Santander, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bilbao to Santander.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Bilbao to Santander

The cheapest Bilbao - Santander train tickets can be found for as low as $6.73 if you’re lucky, or $23.21 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $68.39.

Find the best day to travel to Santander by train

When travelling to Santander by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Bilbao to Santander CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
5.22kg
Bus
5.6kg
Flight
14.92kg
Car
11.94kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Bilbao to Santander by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Bilbao and Santander are 5.22kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Bilbao and Santander? By taking the train between Bilbao and Santander you will save 9.7kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.38kg compared to a bus and 6.72kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Bilbao to Santander?
A train ticket from Bilbao to Santander is $40.56. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $15.40.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Bilbao to Santander?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bilbao to Santander is $15.40. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bilbao and Santander by train?
Bilbao to Santander is 46.37 mi.
How long does the train between Bilbao and Santander take?
Bilbao to Santander is on average 5 hr 54 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 53 min.
How many train connections per day go from Bilbao to Santander?
Bilbao to Santander has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Bilbao to Santander leave?
The earliest train from Bilbao to Santander departs at 9:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Bilbao to Santander depart?
The latest train from Bilbao to Santander departs at 7:32 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bilbao to Santander in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $15.40 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Bilbao to Santander?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Bilbao to go to Santander. You can go from Bilbao Abando, Castrejana Carretera Zorroza-Castrejana, and Bilbao Estación de Autobuses and you can arrive at Nueva Montaña, Santander Estación and Maliaño.
What's the fastest journey time between Bilbao to Santander by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Bilbao and Santander is 2 hr 53 min.
Is there a direct train from Bilbao to Santander?
Yes, there is a direct train between Bilbao and Santander.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bilbao to Santander by train?
The train journey from Bilbao to Santander creates 5.22kg of CO2 emissions.

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