Weather InformationTemperatures in Santander are usually mild. The average maximum in June is 19.8 degrees Celsius (67.6 Fahrenheit) and the average minimum is 14.2 degrees Celsius (57.6 Fahrenheit). Although June is one of the driest months, rain is a possibility. For additional information on the weather in Spain, you may check:
http://www.inm.es (in Spanish)
How to Get to SantanderSantander can be easily reached by aeroplane from all over the world, via Madrid or Barcelona. It is well communicated by motorway with Bilbao (1 hour driving distance), which has an international airport with direct flights to and from many european cities. Transportation between Bilbao and Santander is available by bus, as well as taxi or rental car. A comfortable night train is available to/from Madrid. A ferry boat communicates Santander with Plymouth (England) twice a week, and it represents a convenient possibility for bringing your own car from the UK.
By car:For people arriving by car, one of the following routes must be taken to reach the conference venue:
The motorway part of S-20 finishes in a round-about, right after a tunnel. Continue straight ahead following directions to “Sardinero” in that round-about and in the next two (these three round-abouts are separated no more than 400 m. from each other). At this point you will enter the area shown in the map below. In the next round-about (approximately 2 km ahead) bear right taking the exit to “Sardinero Centro ciudad”, and 200 m. ahead, in the next round-about bear left, following signs to “El Sardinero Campo de fútbol”. Directions to “H. Santemar” are sign-posted together with directions to other hotels. Follow straight ahead for about 500 m. Hotel Santemar is located on the first street at the right, after reaching the unmistakable building of the Casino (on your right hand side).
By plane:For people arriving to the airport of Bilbao, there will be a person of the conference organization who can be contacted for any help that you may need. The schedule will be Sunday 6th and Monday 7th between 10:00 and 20:00. In particular, this person could organize the sharing of taxis for going to Santander. A taxi from Bilbao to Santander is approximately 13000 pts.
If you prefer to take the bus to Santander, you may take a taxi from the airport to the bus station (approximately 2000 pts. for the taxi and 925 pts. for the bus). There is one bus per hour since 7:00 until 21:30. Bus station address in Bilbao: Gurtubay, 1 (close to the football stadium). Telephone number for taxis in Bilbao: 94-4448888. Once in Santander, the taxi from the bus station (or the train station) to the Hotel Santemar is about 700 pts.
People arriving to
the airport of Santander can take a taxi to the Hotel Santemar for about
2300 pts. There is no bus service. Telephone number for taxis in Santander: