Cheap bus tickets from Santander to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£6

Average

£6

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Santander to Bilbao will cost around £ 6 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 6.

Alsa
19:20Santander1h40 21:00Bilbao
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£61One-way
Alsa
17:40Santander1h30 19:10Bilbao
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£61One-way
Alsa
06:30Santander1h30 08:00Bilbao
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£61One-way
Alsa
19:45Santander1h30 21:15Bilbao
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£61One-way
Alsa
16:40Santander1h30 18:10Bilbao
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£61One-way

Bus Timetable Santander to Bilbao

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Alsa
06:30Santander1h30 08:00Bilbao
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09:15Santander1h30 10:45Bilbao
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Alsa
14:00Santander1h30 15:30Bilbao
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Alsa
14:30Santander1h30 16:00Bilbao
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Alsa
16:00Santander1h30 17:30Bilbao
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Alsa
16:40Santander1h30 18:10Bilbao
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Alsa
17:40Santander1h30 19:10Bilbao
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Alsa
18:20Santander1h40 20:00Bilbao
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Alsa
18:45Santander1h30 20:15Bilbao
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Alsa
19:20Santander1h40 21:00Bilbao
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Alsa
19:45Santander1h30 21:15Bilbao
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Bus times from Santander to Bilbao

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Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

1 h 31 m

Buses per day

11

Distance

75 km

Of the 11 buses that leave Santander for Bilbao every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 75 km distance in an average of 1 h 31 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Alsa
17:40Santander1h30 19:10Bilbao
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£61One-way
Alsa
06:30Santander1h30 08:00Bilbao
0 changes
£61One-way
Alsa
19:45Santander1h30 21:15Bilbao
0 changes
£61One-way
Alsa
16:40Santander1h30 18:10Bilbao
0 changes
£61One-way
Alsa
16:00Santander1h30 17:30Bilbao
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£61One-way

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Overview: Coach from Santander to Bilbao

distanceDistance46 miles (74 km)
durationAverage coach duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£6 (€7)
frequencyCoach frequency1 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there is 1 direct coach a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa

Coaches from Santander to Bilbao cover the 46 miles (74 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £6, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £6. Travellers depart most frequently from Santander and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Coach companies: Alsa Santander to Bilbao

Find the best coaches to Bilbao from Santander with Omio's travel partners Alsa from £6. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Alsa

Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

  • Average Price: £6

When purchasing your Alsa coach tickets between Santander and Bilbao, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
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  • Normal conditions apply

Coaches from Santander to Bilbao

Reaching the centre of Spain's Basque Region is easy, thanks to regular, rapid coaches from Santader to Bilbao. Every day, five direct buses leave from Santander Airport, running to the heart of Bilbao. The journey time isn't generally too long but ranges from one hour 20 minutes to two hours 10 minutes.

Which coach companies travel from Santander to Bilbao?

There's only one choice available to travellers when heading by coach from Santander to Bilbao. Alsa runs a direct, daily service on the route, offering connections all year round.

How long is the coach from Santander to Bilbao?

Coaches from Santander to Bilbao vary in journey duration. The fastest buses will reach Bilbao in just one hour 20 minutes, while the slowest take as long as two hours 10 minutes, so it helps to check schedules carefully when making a reservation.

How many coaches are there from Santander to Bilbao?

Coaches leave Santander for Bilbao every day of the week, every week of the year. Travellers can choose from five direct buses every day. Departures tend to start around midday, concluding before 9:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for coaches from Santander to Bilbao?

Departure bus station: Coaches from Santander to Bilbao will depart from Aeropuerto Santander, not the city centre. Alsa shuttles run every 30 minutes from the city's main bus station, taking just 15 minutes to get to the airport, so transfers shouldn't take very long. Taxis are the best option for those coming from the coast or regional towns, as there's no railway station at the airport. Before boarding buses to Bilbao, all travellers can take advantage of free internet connectivity.

Arrival bus station: Coaches to Bilbao from Santander will arrive at Bilbao's main bus station, also known as Termibus. Termibus is located in the centre of town, not far from San Mames Metro station, and taking the Metro is probably the best way to reach attractions like the Guggenheim Museum or the city's port. Arrivals can also catch bus services from Termibus to Bilbao Airport if required. A3247 Shuttles leave the bus station every 15 minutes. Finally, travellers can also walk to Bilbao Station in around 15 minutes, which offers rail links to San Sebastian, Pamplona and other regional destinations.

Travel Tips: Coach to Bilbao from Santander

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FAQs

How much does a cheap coach from Santander to Bilbao cost?

You can find a cheap coach from Santander to Bilbao for some dates and times for as low as £6  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a coach ticket from Santander to Bilbao on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Santander to Bilbao is £6  one way.

What is the distance by coach from Santander to Bilbao?

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

How many hours does it take from Santander to Bilbao by coach?

While the time it takes to travel 46 miles (74 km) to Bilbao from Santander can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Santander to Bilbao is on average 1 h 30 min.

What is the departure coach station in Santander and arrival coach station in Bilbao?

There are a few coach stations in Santander to start your trip from including Santander, Santander, Estación de Autobuses and Santander, Universidad. In Bilbao you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Abando (Estación).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Santander   and arrive in Bilbao, Zorroza.

Where is the departure coach station in Santander located? Where is the arrival coach station in Bilbao located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their coaches from Santander and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre to get to this coach station.

Passengers arriving in Bilbao most often arrive at Bilbao, Zorroza and need to travel around 3.7 miles (5.9 km) from this coach station to the city centre.

Which coach companies can take me to Bilbao from Santander?

If you're looking for coaches from Santander to Bilbao, you can rely on Alsa Premium, Alsa Supra or Alsa to get you to Bilbao. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Santander to Bilbao trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many coach services are there to Bilbao from Santander a day?

The average number of coaches departing Santander for Bilbao is 1 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest coach from Santander to Bilbao? What time is the last coach from Santander to Bilbao?

The first coach from Santander to Bilbao leaves at 06: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 21: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Santander to Bilbao times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How far in advance should I book coach tickets to Bilbao from Santander for the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for coaches in advance to score the best deals from all possible coach companies offering this route and save money. If you book coach tickets to Bilbao from Santander within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £6 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your coach ticket from Santander to Bilbao a few months in advance.