How to get to Santander

   By air - Santander Airport

    Santander airport is five kilometres from the city.

    Tel.: +34 942 202 100.

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

  • Stops: Next to the arrivals terminal entrance.
  • Journey time: 15 minutes.
  • Timetable: From 6.40 am, 7.00am and every 30 minutes until 11.00 pm which is the last departure.
  • Approximate price: €2.50
  • Information line: 942 211 995   web:

   By air - Bilbao Airport

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

Airport tel.: 944 869 664

Buses from Bilbao Airport to Bilbao Bus Station (Termibús)

The Bizkaibus Airport-Bilbao (Line 3247), bus line links Bilbao airport to Bilbao Bus Station (Termibus).

  • Timetable: from 6:15 am to midnight, every 30 minutes.
  • Approximate price: €1.30 (one-way)

Buses from Bilbao Bus Station (Termibús) - Santander

After arriving to Bilbao Bus Station (Termibús), you should take a bus to Santander. You will find attached a timetable of buses from Bilbao to Santander.

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 and its information line is: 902 320320. Web:

Journey time:4 hours 30 min. (approx.)

Approximate price: €49.90 (one-way)

Alsa Continental-auto company operates the Madrid – Santander route.

Journey time: 5 hours 30 min. (approx.)

Price: around €32.50 (one-way)

Barajas Airport. Tel.: 902 404 704 / 91 321 10 00  



Trains on the Madrid - Santander route depart from Chamartín Train Station: C/ Agustín de Foxá, s/n. Madrid.


Buses for the Madrid - Santander route depart from the Avenida de América Bus Station, also known as the Intercambiador Avenida América, and it is located at:


Avenida América, nº 9. (Madrid).  Tel. 902 30 20 10.

Map of Santander

mapa Santander