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Santander airport, how to get there by plane. Bus and car connections

Santander airport

Santander Airport is an international airport located near the Spanish city. It is the only airport in the whole of Cantabria, with respectable passenger traffic; despite the fact that, in recent years, there has been a decline. The airport is named after the famous local golfer Severiano Ballesteros, who passed away in 2011.

There is a duty free at the airport, and a very small number of bars and shops. Free wifi is available in the terminal for all travelers. Just connect to the “free wifi aena” network, by registering aka your email, or using your Facebook profile.

Ballesteros Santander Airport

Photo ©, Year of The Dragon

Here is the list of direct connections* with Santander Airport:

AUSTRIA: Vienna.
BELGIUM: Charleroi.
ENGLAND: London–Stansted,, Manchester.
FRANCE: Beauvais, Paris–Orly.
IRELAND: Dublin.
ITALY: Bergamo, Bologna, Rome–Fiumicino, Venice.
MOROCCO: Marrakech,.
ROMANIA: Bucharest.
SPAIN: Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Menorca, Murcia, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife–North, Valencia, Vigo.
SCOTLAND: Edinburgh.



A shuttle runs every day, connecting the airport every 30 minutes with the Santander bus station in the city center. The total journey is approximately 5 kilometers. The service runs from 07:00 to 23:00, with the first ride at 06:40.


The parking is located in front of the Arrivals side of the Terminal. Taxis apply the maximum fare for travel from Santander Airport (fare 3 and 4) with a departure price of €7.20 to which the cost per kilometer must be added (from €1.30 to €1.50), and a supplement for luggage and people. Official taxis are operated by Camargo, El Astillero, Piélagos and Santa Cruz de Bezana.


The Spanish ALSA, on the other hand, makes bus connections to numerous Iberian destinations, particularly in the North. Bilbao, Burgos, Gijón, Oviedo, are just some of the cities with which the connection with Ballesteros Santander is guaranteed.

To Bilbao, it takes about 90 minutes by direct bus. The ticket costs 13.45€. Alternatively, you can save money with the bus that stops at Laredo and Castro Urdiales; in this case, the journey takes about 20 minutes longer, but the ticket costs just €7.10!

It takes about 3 hours to Gijon, passing through Santander and Oviedo. The ticket costs €27.10. For Oviedo, however, it takes two and a half hours; the ticket costs around €25. San Sebastian, on the other hand, can be reached in about 3 hours, passing through Santander, Laredo and Bilbao; prices starting from 11.75€.

All tickets can be purchased online on the official website, or directly at the airport, at the Arrivals Terminal. For all the info and updates, you can consult the ALSA website, from this link.

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