Santander is the capital of the region of Cantabria on Spain's north coast. Santander Station is situated on the Plaza de las Estaciones. FEVE and RENFE trains stop at this station. FEVE is in charge of the local trains in the Santander region. It's an easy way to travel to Bilbao and Oviedo. The RENFE trains bring you to locations further south in Spain. Santander is the terminus of the RENFE railroad lines. You can easily travel from Santander to Madrid and Valladolid.
Do you want to visit the city's surroundings? Upon arrival at Santander Station, you'll find taxis just outside the station. They run 24 hours a day in the region. If you want to reserve a taxi, you can call Tel. 34 33 33 33. Santander's bus station lies opposite the train station on the Calle Navas de Tolosa. From here you can travel to numerous national (for example Madrid, Barcelona) and international destinations (Paris, Lyon, Brussels, etc.). Some city buses also stop here (lines 4, 14, 17, and 19). The ferry to Plymouth departs from the ferry terminal, which is located at walking distance from the station. Inside the concourse you can rent a car to explore the region at your own leisure. You can choose from National Altesa and Avis.
Ticket offices at the station are open daily from 6.15 a.m. until 11 p.m. You can also buy tickets from a ticket machine. In additon there are restrooms, luggage trolleys, a phone booth, and a post office.
There are a cafeteria and a bookstore inside the concourse. If you have more time available, it's recommended to go into town. The station is fairly central and you'll find restaurants and shops nearby.