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Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
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Flights to Santander

Santander brings together relaxed, beach resort vibes and buzzing, contemporary urban spaces. The mid-sized Spanish city is easy to access via the nearby airport. Although Santander is busiest during the summer, some airlines offer flights year-round, so those who prefer a quieter holiday have the flexibility to visit out of season.

Which is the main airport in Santander?

Flights arrive at Seve Ballesteros Santander Airport, which is just 3.7 miles from the centre of Santander. Public buses connect the airport with the city. These are provided by Transporte de Cantabria and depart every 30 minutes. The public bus stop can be found by turning right as you depart from the terminal and walking around to the side of the building. The bus journey into town should take just 15 minutes.

Which airlines offer flights to Santander?

Travellers from the UK will find direct flights to Santander provided by Ryanair, departing year-round from London Stansted and Edinburgh. Iberia and British Airways also offer relatively short indirect flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick – these usually have a stopover in Madrid. Other carriers offering flights from around Europe include Vueling, which flies from Barcelona, and Wizz Air which flies seasonally from Bucharest.

Why travel by plane to Santander?

At any time of year, there are direct flights to Santander from the UK, thanks to Ryanair, who provide a regular low-cost service. As such, it’s easy to plan a quick, sunny getaway, even at the last minute. Santander also makes a great stopping point on a longer trip to Spain. Flights from Madrid take just over an hour, so if you’d like to take in the Spanish capital and get some beach time in too, a quick diversion to Santander is just the ticket.

Before you travel to Santander by plane - good to know!

In Spain’s bigger, splashier resort towns there’s a danger of heading out for the night, only to be surrounded by other tourists from back home. Santander is still off the beaten tourist track, so when you head out, you can do like the locals do. Be sure to visit Plaza de Cañadío, which always comes to life after dark. Like the rest of the city, the Plaza is easy to reach on a local TUS bus. Or you might prefer to grab a bike from the TUS bike sharing system. TUSbic bike racks are installed all around the local area.

How to Get to Santander By Plane

London Stansted offers direct flights to Santander via Ryanair, with journey times averaging around 2 hours long. British Airways and Iberia operate flights to Santander from London Heathrow, however there is a stopover at Madrid with these flights which increases journey time. Upon arrival at Santander airport, it is a 6 kilometre journey to the centre of the city. Buses are available for this journey, departing every 30 minutes. Taxis are also readily available onsite.


This beautiful city is nestled on the coast, and covers just 6 kilometres from one end of the town to the other. The Prehistoric and Archaeological Museum of Cantabria is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient history, as it houses over 1,000 artefacts, from the Paleolithic to Iron Ages. The Playa de Langre beach has been voted the best in the area, with miles of golden sand and unspoilt ocean views to enjoy. Visitors should also stop by the Palacio Real de La Magdalena, a 20th century palace once used as a seasonal residence for the Spanish royal family, and today the grounds and peninsula are open for the public to enjoy. The views over the ocean and the cliffs are unparalleled and present a perfect photo opportunity.

Airlines: Air Nostrum, Iberia and Ryanair to Santander

You can travel by flight to Santander with Air Nostrum, Iberia and Ryanair. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next flight to Santander.

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