Travel information

By air - Santander Airport

Santander airport is five kilometres from the city. It is connected to Alicante, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bolonia, Brussels, Bucarest, Dublin, Edimburg, Gran Canaria, London, Madrid, Málaga, Marrackech, Milan, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Rome, Sevilla, Tenerife, Treviso and Valencia.

Taxis from Santander Airport
The taxis rank is located across from the arrivals terminal at Santander Airport. Taxi drivers are aware of planned flight arrivals and are always there waiting outside. The journey from the Airport to Santander costs around €20.00.
Radiotaxi Tel.: 942 333 333.

Buses from the Airport to the Bus Station (line S4)
Stops: Next to the arrivals terminal entrance.
Journey time: 15 minutes.
Timetable: From 7.20am and every 40 minutes until 10.30 pm which is the last departure.
Approximate price: €2.50
Information phone: 942 211 99

By air - Bilbao Airport

Bilbao airport is 108 km from Santander (around 1 hour 15 minutes away). It offers domestic and international flights.

Buses from Bilbao Airport to Bilbao Intermodal Station
The Bizkaibus Airport-Bilbao (Line 3247), bus line links Bilbao airport to Bilbao Intermodal Station.
Timetable: from 6:15 am to midnight, every 20 minutes.
Approximate price: €3 (one-way)

Buses from Bilbao Intermodal Station to Santander
After arriving to Bilbao Intermodal Station, you should take a bus to Santander.
Journey time: 1 hours 30 min. (approx.)
Approximate price: €8 (one-way)
The bus line which operates (Bilbao-Santander) is ALSA.

Travel from Madrid

Journey time (Madrid - Santander): The journey takes around 55 minutes.

The national train company is RENFE. Journey time: 4 hours 30 min. (approx.)
Approximate price: €50 (one-way)
Trains on the Madrid - Santander route depart from Chamartín Train Station (Agustín de Foxá Street).

ALSA company operates the Madrid – Santander route.
Journey time: 5 hours 30 min. (approx.)
Price: around €40 (one-way)
Buses for the Madrid - Santander route depart from the Avenida de América Bus Station, also known as the Intercambiador Avenida América, located at Avenida América, nº 9. There is also a stop at Madrid-Barajas Airport, T4.