How to arrive

shuttle service from the airport to the Bus Station​​​​​​​IFCA is located at the campus of the University of Cantabria, near Plaza de la Ciencia (Science Square) and the Faculty of Sciences. 

​- Address:
       Instituto de Física de Cantabria
       Edificio Juan Jorda
       Avenida de los Castros s/n
       39005 Santander (Spain)

  • - The contact telephone is   +3942 201 459

  • - The GPS coordinates are   43º28'17.8"N   3º48'07.9"W

By airplane

The Santander airport is Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport (SDR), also known as Parayas airport​, is located in Maliaño (Camargo), five kilometres outside the city. There is a shuttle service from the airport to the Bus Station in Santander. Taxi and car hire are availables. Information in AENA Website of destinations and companies that operate at the airport.

The Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Airport (BIO), is 109 Km far from Santander and has a wide range of daily conections ​with Spanish, European cities and the rest of the world. Driving from the A8 highway takes about an hour and a quarter (See map​).It can also be reached by public transport, combining two bus lines: Shuttle service from airport to Bus Station in Bilbao  and ALSA bus route from Santander to Bilbao. See more information at Bilbao airport portal information and  Bilbao Bus Station (Temibus).

By train​​

The RENFE and FEVE train stations are in downtown Santander, in the Plaza de las Estaciones (See map)​. The IFCA can be reached by taxi or by city bus. Information of regional, national and international destinations, tariffs and timetable in the RENFE website. ​​​

By intercity bus​

The Central Bus Station is in downtown Santander, near Plaza de las Estaciones, in the Navas de Tolosa street (See map). The IFCA can be reached by taxi or by city bus. Information of ALSA passenger transport company, autobus service to the airports, national and international routes.​

By urban bus

Information of the Urban Transport Service of Santander (TUS) and Network Lines, plan and schedule. The IFCA nearest bus ​stops are "Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos" and "Parque La Teja".​ The lines that reach the campus of UC are:

By bicycle​​​

The city of Santander provides a bicycle rental service throughout the city, with several pick-up and drop-off locations. The IFCA nearest pick-up point is at Plaza de la Ciencia. More information: Bycicle Service (TusBic) y Bike Mobility Plan (University of Cantabria)

Other useful links:

  • Joint Centre with the combined effort of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and University of Cantabria (UC)

    Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Edificio Juan Jordá
    Avenida de los Castros, s/n
    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, Spain

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