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There are a range of transport options available to get to Cantabria, in northern Spain. The region forms part of the sightseeing area known as Green Spain.

Points of interest

By car

A-67 motorway
Connects to the A-1 motorway which continues on to Madrid (450 kilometres).

Regular coach services
International connections to countries such as France and Belgium.
Numerous national connections.

By air

Santander Airport


Direct flights to numerous points all over Spain, and to major European cities in countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, among others.

It is only 5 kilometres outside the city of Santander.
Bus and taxi service.

Single ticket to Santander, about €2.20.

Airport surcharge, around €6.60.
Transfer to Santander, around €20.

Points of interest

By train

From Santander:
Direct connections to other cities in Spain such as Madrid, Albacete, Alicante, Palencia, Segovia and Valladolid.

Renfe Spain Pass: card offering travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE long-distance and mid-distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and comes in two formats (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 5, 8, 10 or 12 journeys. For more information or to purchase it directly online, go to the following link:

Sightseeing trains
This area is home to the Transcantábrico sightseeing trains in their Classic and Grand Luxe versions. The route begins in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) and passes through a large part of Green Spain.

Another option is the Sightseeing Trains of the North, which offer attractive routes around Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-León and the Basque Country.

By sea

Port of Santander

Twice-weekly direct routes to Plymouth and Portsmouth (United Kingdom).
Departure and stopover for pleasure cruises.

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