Transportation to and from Santander Airport


What is the distance from Santander Airport to the centre of Santander?

You can drive via the Autovía S-10 to the centre of the city, the distance of 6 kilometres / 3.7 miles can be covered in 10 minutes.

From SDR Airport to Santander City centre by Car
6 km
10 min

Public transport

Bus to Santander

The airport bus stops are located at the exit of the Arrivals hall. There are good bus connections to Santander and other nearby places. The bus service of ‘Transporte de Cantabria’ departs every half an hour from the airport and the bus station in the centre of Santander (Estación de autobuses). Travel time is about 15 minutes.

Bus tickets
Tickets for a single trip cost € 2.90 and are available from the bus driver, children under 4 years of age travel for free. Buses run from 06:30 in the morning until 23:00 in the evening. For the city buses in Santander of ‘Transportes Urbanos de Santander’ you will have to pay € 1.30, children up to 3 years can travel for free in Santander. Please consult timetable bus Santander Airport for more information.

Bus services

Alsa to Bilbao and Gijón

A few times a day you can also take a bus from Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport to Bilbao and Gijón. Five times a day runs a bus between the airport and Bilbao with a stop in Laredo and Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao. The journey time to and from bus station Bilbao Termibus varies, the bus ride takes 1 hour and 30 minutes on average.

Twice a day there is another bus of Alsa departing from Santander Airport to Gijón, which takes about 4 hours. On its way to Gijón you can get off at Torrelavega, San Vicente de la Barquera and Llanes. One of the two buses in the direction of Gijón also stops in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias.

The price depends on the destination, you have to take into account a price of € 10.00. Please consult website and timetable Alsa for more information.

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Santander, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Santander Airport!


Santander: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 24-Hour or 48-Hour Ticket

€ 15

City Sightseeing Santander, with its panoramic open top double-decker red buses, offers you the opportunity to discover this busy and attractive city from a preferential point of view.

Santander: Picos, Potes & Soplao Cave Day Trip

€ 135

Enjoy an unforgettable tour to Picos de Europa and Potes, one of the nicest villages in Spain. Visit the Monastery of Santo Toribio and see its sacred relics. Take a 1-hour guided walk through El Soplao cave, famous for its speleothems formations.

5-Days in Northwest Spain: Bus Tour from Madrid

€ 610

Experience some of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions of northern Spain on this 5-day bus tour from Madrid. Visit the great cities of San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, Gijon, Lugo, and Salamanca.


Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

€ 55

Enjoy a pleasant morning visiting the fishing village of Santoña. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process of the anchovies of Santoña, and to enjoy a boat trip along the bay.

Cantabria Private Tour from Santander

€ 450

Choose from a selection of route options to explore Cantabria during a full-day tour with a private guide. Take the opportunity to explore the East and West coasts, Picos de Europa and Potes, or The Pasiego Valleys and Liérganes.

Tours and transport

From Barcelona: 5-Day Green Spain Bus Tour

€ 600

Experience some of the most naturally beautfiul and unspoiled regions of Spain on this 5-day tour from Barcelona. Travel along the northern coastal strip of the country, home to lush landscapes and an oceanic climate. See the green side of Spain!

From Santander: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

€ 52

Explore the beautiful village of Santillana del Mar followed by a visit to Altamira Museum and the replica of the famous Cave of Altamira.


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