How to reach Santander
Santander is a city in the north of Spain, main city of the Cantabria region. It is placed between the Vasque Country (limiting to the east) and Asturias (west). The north of Spain is known for mild temperatures all year long with weak but frequent rains. Summer temperatures can range between 20-30º C. Despite all our efforts, sunny weather is not granted, but if present, will make your stay in Santander a time to remember.
By plane Option 1: arrival to Santander by plane The city is served by a small international airport. Direct international connections from: London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Dublin, Brussels via Ryanair). Domestic flights to Santander can be expensive if booked short in advance. Please keep this point in mind if you need a connection.
There is a public bus (30 min frequency, 10 min trip,7 am- 11 pm) connecting the airport to the central bus station, located conveniently by the city center. The ride is 2.5 Euros, one way. For the way back, you pick it in the same place as it leaves you. Timetables are displayed at the stops. Taxis to the city center are about 20 Euros, and maximum 30 Euros to the hotels. Taxi drivers will add extra 0.65 Euro by piece of luggage. Radio taxi telephone: +34 942 33 33 33 http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Santander/es/Page/1237554698812/Taxi.html
Option 2: arrival to Bilbao by plane Once in Bilbao, there are 3 possibilities: 1) rent a car at the airport 2) rent a taxi (~120 Euro to Santander, one way) 3) public bus to city center (leave at the last stop, the bus terminal, 30 min trip) and pick there a regular (inter-regional) bus ALSA (6 Euro approx) to Santander (1h ride). See: http://www.alsa.es Hotel Booking and Conference fee
Registration fee and accommodation booking
The registration fee for the meeting can be paid online (credit card or a wire transfer) or in cash during the workshop registration. The fee includes access to the meeting venue, coffee breaks, lunches (Wednesday and Thursday) and banquet dinner at the nearby restaurant Deluz (https://deluzrestaurante.wordpress.com/). The registration fee is 160 € + 21% VAT. The proposed hotels are all within walking distance to the venue and with a price ranging from 95€ to 66 € per night (Hotel Gran Victoria is recommended).
The hotel booking will be done online with the fee payment. Follow this link for hotel booking and fee payment (link active). Once you complete the fee payment web form a username and a password will be emailed to you. You can proceed with the room booking just after completing the fee payment form or later on (you will have to sign in to your personal area using the previously provided username and password).