TRAVEL INFO: GETTING TO AND AROUND SANTANDER
The Santander Airport (SDR) has flights to destinations within Spain (Barcelona, Alicante, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Malaga, Reus, Sevilla, North Tenerife, Valencia y Palma de Mallorca) and outside of Spain (Bergamo, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Dusseldorf, Rome, Pisa, and Paris). There are three airline companies which fly to Santander: Ryanair, Air Nostrum, and Iberia.
From the Santander Airport to downtown Santander, there are three transportation options:
- Taxi (12 euros)
- Car Rental
(1.5 euros): The bus stop is located in front of the arrival terminal. Buses depart from the airport at staring at 6:40 AM, and then they run every half an hour between 7:00 AM and 11 PM. This bus goes directly to the central bus station in downtown Santander (see map).
The The Bilbao Airport (BIO) is an hour and a half east of Santander. The Airport has many daily connections to international destinations. There are three ways to get to Santander:
- Taxi (~ 120 euro)
- Car Rental
- Bus to Termibus (the downtown bus station, 1.50 euros) - From Termibus, take Alsa (the national bus service) to the Santander Bus Station (10 euros).
Santander can also be reached by train (RENFE) from Madrid. As well as, using the Irun-Hendaya and Bilbao (EUSKO TREN), although these options are not ideal because the take longer to get to your destination.
FERRY FROM THE UK:
Twice a week Brittany Ferries sails to/from Plymouth, UK and Santander (Estacion Maritima de Ferries). The trip takes 24 hours.
Alsa (the national bus service) offers bus service throughout Spain, including to the French border (Irun-Hendaye).
In Santander, the local bus service is provided by Servicio Municipal de Transportes Urbanos de Santander. Click here, to view the map of the urban bus lines in Santander.
The city of Santander provides bicycle rental throughout the city. The pick-up and drop-off locations.