Jun 25 – 29, 2018
Santander (Spain)
Europe/Madrid timezone

Practical Information






The Santander Airport (SDR) has flights to/from destinations within Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Tenerife) and outside of Spain (Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt Hahn, Berlin, Dusseldorf, London Stansted, Milan (Bergamo), Rome). The airline companies which fly to Santander are: Ryanair, Air Nostrum, Air Europa, Vueling, and Iberia.

To get from the airport to downtown Santander, there are three transportation options:

  • Taxi (12-15 euros)
  • Bus (approx. 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).
  • Car Rental

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)
  • Bus to Termibus (the downtown bus station, 1.50 euros) - From Termibus, take Alsa (the national bus service) to the Santander Bus Station (7-10 euros). Buses from downtown Bilbao to downtown Santander run approximately every hour in peak hours..
  • Car Rental

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.


Alsa (the national bus service) offers bus service throughout Spain, including to the French border (Irun-Hendaye).


Twice a week Brittany Ferries sails to/from Plymouth, UK and Santander (Estacion Maritima de Ferries). The trip takes 24 hours.




In Santander, the local bus service is provided by Servicio Municipal de Transportes Urbanos de Santander.

  • The bus costs 1.20 euros.
  • 10 Trip TUS BonoBus cards can be purchased at tobacco shops and some newstands for 6 euros.
  • Depending on the bus line, the bus can run between five to twenty minute apart.

The city of Santander provides bicycle rental throughout the city. The pick-up and drop-off locations.