Santander - Bilbao


What to do

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 you can avail of our cheapest deals.


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.


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”.

Information on buses from Santander to Bilbao

  • Ticket price from: 6.89 €
  • Frequency of buses: 29 daily
  • First bus leaves at: 03:45
  • Last bus leaves at: 22:05

Bus stations


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.