Touring The Bay
Take a trip in a modern catamaran motor boat.
In the spring-summer-autumn season the company organises excursions around the bay and out to the Sardinero cove visiting the most attractive spots along the coast line.
Some of the places visited are Somo, LaIsla de Mouro and la Magdalena.
The company that organises these trips are Los Reginas , S.A
You can get tickets (and the boat) from the Paseo Maritimo
Un paseo en una "pedreñera" te abre varias buenas alternativas para pasar el día :
- Ir a la playa del Puntal que es una de las mejores y más tranquila cerca de Santander
- Dar un paseo en la lancha por la bahía , llegando hasta el faro
- Simplemente ir a conocer Somo y Pedreña ,dar un paseo y comerte unas buenas sardinas y bonito
One trip in a "pedreñera" opens several good alternatives to spend the day :
- To go to the Puntal beach that is one of the best and more quite beach near Santander
- To make a trip on the bay reaching the light house
- Simply to go to visit Somo and Pedreña , make a stroll and eat good sardines and tuna fish
Mar y aire Sea and air
Ahora ya han mejorado las comunicaciones y tenemos un ferry que conecta con Inglaterra
y además Ryan Air tiene coexiones con Roma,Londres y Frankfurt
Now the conexions have improvedand we have a ferry conecting with England and in adition Ryan Air has conections with Rome,London and Frankfurt
Santander has neither trams nor underground, but the bus connections around city centre and tourist places are excellent.
You can catch almost every bus line to move along the seeside between the city hall up to el sardinero (beach area).
Bus line to University of Cantabria and university residences is line 7 (in winter reinforced with lines 3 and / or 4 - partially).
Some other lines have also appeared in the last few years to cover city extensions. Don't know them myself, but detailed maps and info about every line can be found on the link beneath:
Santander - San Sebastián
For me the train is not the best way to move in the North of Spain , at least is not the quickest
1 -At any case you must go to to the bus/train station from the airport ( see Santander travel tip ( http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/9fb96/3e1cb/9/ ) )
2. To go to San Sebastian you may take the bus , it takes 3 hours and it cost 12.48Euros ( Normal bus)
To see details you may enter in the Alsa (Transport company ) that has an English version and you may see there all the details ( http://www.alsa.es/?portal.alsa.request.locale=en_GB )
You may go direct to SS , but if you want to go to Bilbao to visit it or to go to the Guggenheim Museum , you should take the bus in the same station
Buen Viaje !!!!!!
Aeropuerto -Centro / Airport - Center
La forma más económica de transladarse del aeropuerto al centro de Santander , es coger el autobús que sale de la puerta del aeropuerto y va directamente a la estación de autobuses en el centro en 15- 20 minutos y cuesta 1.8 Euros
The most economic way to be transferred from the airport to the center of Santander, is to take the bus that leaves from the front door of the airport and goes directly to the bus-station in center , in 15 - 20 minutes and it costs 1,8 Euros
There are two bus companies that link Santander with many destinations:
- ALSA: www.alsa.es: For long and short run destinations.
- La Cantábrica: www.lacantabrica.com: Mostly for destinations within Cantabria.
The Bus Station is at Plaza de las Estaciones, opposite to the Railway and FEVE Sations.
By Car: How Far/How Long...?
Some road distances to Santander from:
- Madrid (Spain): 424 kms.
- Lyon (France): 995 kms.
- Munich (Germany): 1.717 kms.
- Bratislava (Slovakia): 2.235 kms.
- Krakow (Poland): 2.525 kms.
Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.
Pic: Obviously, it was taken from the plane.
FEVE stands for Ferrocarriles (Railway) Españoles (Spanish) de Vía (Track) Estrecha (Narrow), sort of commuter trains, covering most of the north coast of Spain, up to Oviedo to the west and Bilbao to the east.
The FEVE Railway Station is at Plaza de las Estaciones, next to the Railway Sation and opposite to the Bus Station.
Cheapest way into town from the airport.
The cheapest way to get into town from the airport is by bus. The fare is only 1 Euro 50 cents.
The stop is right outside the terminal and buses run every half hour - on the hour and at half past. Buses from town back to the airport run at quarter past and quarter to even on a Sunday. The journey only takes 5 - 10 minutes.
The Estacion Autobuses is on Calderon de la Barca which is next to the RENFE railway station which is within walking distance of all hotels in the old town. You can change buses here to get to the Casino area at El Sardinero.
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Quicker but more expensive
A taxi from the airport to the city is approx 9 Euros and to El Sardinero it was 14 Euros.
It is a quicker option and there were many outside the airport.
Make sure they switch on the meter though!!
Yes I know it's strange... Inter City Luton Dave (world's greatest bus driver) taking a train! But this is the best way to travel from santander to torrelavega!! Only 1.60 Euros (if you can find your ticket, which I seem to always lose in my pocket) Bargain!!! takes about 30 minutes
It's very nice to go to Santander by train enjoying a wonderful landscape. From Madrid, for example, it takes around 4 hours and 25 minutes.
The Railkway Station is at Plaza de las Estaciones; opposite to the Bus Station, and next to the FEVE Station.
Santander was a stopover on my travel along the FEVE train from Ferrol to Hendaye. Leaving Santander 08-00 for Bilbao 10-46. From the FEVE station trains go Oviedo, Bilbao and others , from the RENFE station trains go to Alicante, Madrid and Valladolid Ferries go to Portsmouth and Plymouth in England.Buses go to the airport from the bus station The RENFE, FEVE, and bus station all close together in the centre of town.
Bus from Santander to Burgos (and then to Madrid) is good and cheap, and scenic. Price (October 2006) 10.12€ one way. And the same again to Madrid. Company is Continental Auto, times are:
Santander to Burgos
8.00, 10.30, 16.30, 19.00, 0.30.
But check for holidays, weekends, and Fridays which all have slight variations.
Journey time is around three hours to Burgos, and the same again to Madrid.
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