Santander is a port city in northern Spain and the capital of Cantabria province. A big fire destroyed most of the city in 1941, and it forever changed the look of the city. Today it's a lively city where you can relax on the beaches and enjoy the delicious food.
Most popular landmarks in Santander
The most impressive landmark in Santander is the Gothic Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century but is mostly renovated after the great fire. Santander has a few fascinating museums, and we suggest visiting the Santander and Cantabria Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology.
The bus is the central public transport option in Santander. Buses run daily throughout the city every 15 min. There are a few bus lines that will take you to El Sardinero beaches. However, it's best to take a map and check the schedule online.
Santander is on the train map of a few national railway lines. Trains depart/arrive at the Santander Train Station. However, the bus is the preferred transport from Valencia to the other cities in Spain.
Car rental gives the freedom to make your itinerary and plan your day trips from Santander to Noja, Mondragon, Santona, Suances or Torrelavega.
The Spain taxi service is efficient and used very often in Santander. You can call a local taxi or take one from the taxi ranks outside the bus and train stations. The Santander taxis charge by the meter.
Travelling from and to Santander airport
Santander Airport is the central hub for arriving in Cantabria. The short distance from Santander city centre, only 5 km, makes it easily accessible by bus, car, airport taxi and a private Santander airport transfer.
The bus from Santander airport to the city centre runs daily and departures every 30 minutes. There are also direct bus lines to different cities in Northern Spain, like Bilbao, Oviedo, Gijon and Laredo.
Licensed taxis run the airport taxi service at Santander airport. Special taxi fare applies for transfers from and to the airport, as well as, supplements for luggage, weekends and night time.
Arrange a private airport transfer in advance
For a fast and reliable airport transfer to any destination in Santander, we suggest booking a private Santander airport transfer with us. You can get an instant quote online, while the booking process is quick and easy. The reservation is made before the trip, so once you arrive at the airport, a vehicle with a professional driver will be waiting for you.
In our service, we also include the meet and greet, no charges for luggage and free waiting time. The cost is fixed and varies according to the type of vehicle, as well as your destination.
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