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Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Basque Country
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Basque Country

From Santander to Bilbao

Travel by coach from Santander to Bilbao with ALSA for a quick, comfortable and pleasant journey. Only ALSA offers you the chance to travel from Santander to Bilbao by coach at the best rate guaranteed. And if you buy your tickets in advance at www.alsa.com you can avail of our cheapest deals.

Useful information

  • Frequency:  Over 25 daily services in both directions (night services, either direct or with stops, depending on the time).
  • Timetable: buses depart between 3.45 am and 10.05 pm.
  • Distance between cities: 100km (62mi). The entire journey is on the motorway.
  • Trip duration: between 1.10 h and 1.55 h hours depending on the service.

Bus stations in Santander and Bilbao

Coaches travelling from Santander to Bilbao depart from the Estación de Autobuses de Santander bus station, located on Calle Navas de Tolosa, s/n.

All stations are connected to the public transport network and have public parking. Your journey will end at the Estación de Autobuses Termibus bus station, on Gurtubay Kalea, 1.

What to see in Santander

This Cantabrian city oozes elegance and tranquillity, with a curious mixture of tradition and modernity. Puerto Chico is the current marina and it still preserves its old structure, filling the area with charm and tradition and housing a number of bars and pubs where you will find some of the best fish and seafood. El Sardinero Beach offers a great atmosphere, and nearby you’ll find the stately Magdalena Palace, located on the peninsula of the same name. Strolling through the centre you will want to stop to admire the Cathedral, the Church of the Annunciation, the Corbán Monastery, and the Santa Cruz Convent.

What to see in Bilbao

This Basque city boasts a mixture of old and new, from the Guggenheim Museum to the city’s old quarter. Taking a stroll through the city centre you can't help but notice the Church of San Antón and the Merced Bridge, as well as many other impressive buildings and architecture. In the museums and theatres you can find a great selection of cultural events all the year round. As you stroll around you will notice a great selection of restaurants and bars where you are sure to want to try the delicious traditional dishes, not to mention the pintxos, specially in “Seven Streets”.