Santander car hire

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Santander car hire information

Pick-up locationSantander
Car types
Hire locations30
Airport locations14

Cheap car hire in Santander

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Santander

  • Tailor your time in Santander exactly to your needs and preferences by renting a car and gaining maximum flexibility. Santander is nestled at the northern coast and invites visitors to explore not only the beautiful city, but also the surrounding beaches, villages, or a trip to the next bigger city, Bilbao, which is a 1-hour car ride away.
  • Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport is a mere 4 miles from Santander center and hosts its own car hire center onsite, including companies like Hertz, Alamo, or Europcar. The easiest way to and from the airport to Santander is by car, so pick up your vehicle directly from there and be in the city in less than 15 minutes via the S-10.
  • Driving in and around Santander should be a pleasant experience mostly, as the road conditions are primarily great in Spain and there are only a few toll roads that are marked with a “P” after the “A”, which designates freeways (example AP-15) -- but they are not in Santander’s vicinity. In Santander it is also common to flash the headlights before passing on the freeway; this is not considered a sign of annoyance, but a form of communicating what they are about to do.
  • Despite the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere prevailing mostly on the roads in and around Santander, there are daily hours with increased traffic. In the mornings, it is usually between 7 and 9 am and in the evenings between 5 and 9 pm. As Santander is a highly frequented vacation destination, traffic also usually increases during the summer, especially around the beach areas.
  • Book your car hire in Santander at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Santander are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Santander

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Santander?

    As Santander has a very old town, many streets are very narrow and a smaller car will be easier to navigate through them. Petrolis also very expensive in Europe, so driving a compact car will mean lower expenses. Bear in mind that renting an automatic car may cost extra, as stick shifts are still commonly used in Spain.

  • What’s the speed limit in Santander?

    Speed limits in Spain are posted on the right-hand side of the street and are always in kilometers per hour. In built-up areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) is the permitted speed, with 90 km/h (55 mph) on secondary rural roads and 120 km/h (74 mph) on freeways. In some of the narrower parts in Santander, only 20-30 km/h (12-18 mph) is allowed.

  • Where are the best places to park in Santander?

    On-street parking in Santander is metered in most places and is indicated with a blue curb line. Usually there is a time limit of 2 hours or less. Parking lots are a good alternative for travelers who are staying longer, such as the Alfonso XIII or the Parking Plaza Esperanza, which costs about €16 per day ($18).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Santander?

    The average price of fuel in Santander is R124,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 496 and R1 995, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Santander?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Santander.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Santander?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Santander?

    An Economy car hire in Santander costs R715 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Santander?

    An Intermediate car hire in Santander costs R1 563 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Santander?

    A Mini car hire in Santander costs R827 per day, on average.

Santander car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,9

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Santander

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C Gerardo De Alvear Sn

+34 667 87 32 10

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Santander Airport

+34 942 25 41 44

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday11:00 - 18:00
Sunday16:30 - 20:0008:30 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Check-in was effortless (despite being a small airport and having a queue). I was offered an upgrade which I was smart enough to take. Car was like-new at 5,000km, even had GPS built in which was very useful!

Cons:

Renault has to workout some things about the media system - your phone can connect to Bluetooth but you won't hear anything unless you're in Media (not Nav or Radio) - including rings or voice navigation that come from the phone.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Santander

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Estacion De Tren

+34 942 22 29 26

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Alamo

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Santander

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Enterprise Rent-a-car

+34 942 22 29 26

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Budget

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Santander

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Budget Aeropuerto De Santander

Monday08:00 - 19:3015:30 - 21:15
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday15:30 - 21:1508:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday16:30 - 20:0010:30 - 13:30

Renfe Estacion

+34 942 227 025

Monday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Goldcar Rental SP

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Santander

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Calle Cliper 8 y Galera 55, Polígono de Raos

+34 918 34 14 00

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

9,9

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Santander

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Aeropuerto De Santander Parayas

34 0 942262546

Monday08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday08:30 - 14:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
Friday08:30 - 14:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00

Bilman Bus S.L.

Opening times not available

Feve - Estacion De Tren Plaza De Las Estaciones

+34 942 217 817

Monday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 14:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 14:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 14:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 14:00
Friday08:30 - 14:0016:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Rhodium

7,8

Good

No reviews available

One location in Santander

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Carretera del Aeropuerto

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Santander

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Aeropuerto de Santander

Opening times not available

Av. de la Cerrada,Carretera Santander-Bilbao3,5 km

Opening times not available

Plaza de las Estaciones

Opening times not available

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Ace

4,8

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Santander

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Av Parayas 0

+34 971 08 49 16

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Santander

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Pl. Estaciones, 1

Monday09:30 - 20:30
Tuesday09:30 - 20:30
Wednesday09:30 - 20:30
Thursday09:30 - 20:30
Friday09:30 - 20:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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Aeropuerto De Santander

Monday15:30 - 21:1508:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday15:30 - 21:1508:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday16:30 - 20:0010:30 - 13:30

Plaza De Las Estaciones

+34 942 227 025

Monday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Friday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Europcar

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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Feve - Estacion De Tren

+34 942 217 817

Opening times not available

Parayas Aeropuerto

+34 911 50 50 00

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2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not enjoy getting charged double to have appropriate insurance for the rental. Essentially doubled the promised price and left an extremely sour taste in my mouth for this "deal".

1 out of 0

Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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Avda. de Parayas, 34

+34 942 21 48 00

Monday20:00 - 23:5909:00 - 13:0000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday20:00 - 23:5909:00 - 13:0000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:0020:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0020:00 - 23:5909:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0020:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0011:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:0020:00 - 23:59

El Campón 22, Peña Castillo

+34 942 33 19 33

Monday08:00 - 19:3015:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:3015:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:3015:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:3015:00 - 18:00
Friday15:00 - 18:0008:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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Alquicoche

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

Avenida De La Cerrada, Carretera Santander-bilbao

Opening times not available

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Dollar

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One location in Santander

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Santander Airport

+34 942 25 41 44

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday11:00 - 18:00
Sunday16:30 - 20:0008:30 - 14:00

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FlexWays

No score available yet

One location in Santander

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Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport

+34 933 93 61 32

Opening times not available

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National

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Enterprise Rent-a-car

+34 942 22 29 26

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Ok Mobility

No score available yet

One location in Santander

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Av Parayas 0 Cantabria

+34 902 360 636

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

Feve - Estacion De Tren Plaza De Las Estaciones

Opening times not available

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Suncar Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

Santander Airport

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

Santander Airport

+34 942 25 41 44

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday11:00 - 18:00
Sunday16:30 - 20:0008:30 - 14:00

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4 travellers who hired a car in Santander gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

Car hire locations in or near Santander

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Santander

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