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Santander, CB, Spain
21 Jun — 28 Jun
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Santander, CB, Spain
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Santander car rental information

Pick-up locationSantander
Rental locations20
Airport locations12

Santander car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Santander
Sixt
Locations in Santander
Carretera del aeropuerto+34 871 18 01 92
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent31 Jan 2019
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 2
National
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Santander
National
Locations in Santander
Enterprise Rent-a-car+34 942 22 29 26
Monday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
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Recent reviews
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
9.4 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Santander
Enterprise
Locations in Santander
Estacion De Tren+34 942 22 29 26
Monday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.4
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  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2017
Pros: Good car for the cost & very friendly staff
Rated no. 4
OK RENT A CAR
8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Santander
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Santander
Av Parayas 0 Cantabria+34 902 360 636
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Recent reviews
Rated no. 5
Hertz
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Santander
Hertz
Locations in Santander
C Gerardo De Alvear Sn+34 667 87 32 10
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2018
Great deal, great servicePros: 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.
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Santander
Thrifty
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
  • 8
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Recent reviews
Rated no. 7
Avis
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Santander
Avis
Locations in Santander
Parayas+34 942 25 10 14
Monday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Saturday15:00 - 18:00
Sunday15:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
Rated no. 8
Budget
6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Santander
Budget
Locations in Santander
Budget Aeropuerto De Santander
Monday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 18:00
Saturday15:00 - 18:00
Sunday15:00 - 18:00
Renfe Estacion+34 942 227 025
Monday09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 6
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Recent reviews
Rated no. 9
Europcar
2 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Santander
Europcar
Locations in Santander
Feve - Estacion De Tren+34 911 505 000
Parayas Aeropuerto+34 911 50 50 00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Sep 2016
Hidden insurance costsCons: 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".
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Santander
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto De Santander Parayas34 0 942262546
Feve Estacion De Tren Plaza De Las Estaciones S N+34 942 217 817
Monday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 13:30
Tuesday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 13:30
Wednesday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 13:30
Thursday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 13:30
Friday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 13:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Santander
Sunnycars
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto de Santander
Plaza de las Estaciones
Recent reviews
Alamo
1 location in Santander
Alamo
Locations in Santander
Enterprise Rent-a-car+34 942 22 29 26
Monday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
Dollar
1 location in Santander
Dollar
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 13:30
15:30 - 18:30
Recent reviews
Rhodium
1 location in Santander
Rhodium
Locations in Santander
Carretera del Aeropuerto
Recent reviews
Suncar Rent a Car
1 location in Santander
Suncar Rent a Car
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport
Recent reviews
20 travellers who rented a car in Santander gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Santander

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Santander

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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 rental car in Santander at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Santander

  • The average price of fuel in Santander is $8.75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $105 and $140, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santander.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Santander costs $74 per day, on average.

  • In Santander, cars are most frequently hired at Goldcar Rental SP Calle 'Eugenio López Dóriga', 15 - Local 2 (5 km from city centre ).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A liter in Santander costs around €1.30 (approximately $1.50 per liter, which translates to around $6 per gallon). The cheapest petrol is usually available between 8 am and 10 am, before the petrol stations raise their prices for the afternoon. Most petrol stations are self-service and drivers can pay with cash or card, but bear in mind that a 4-digit code is required for verification in Europe when paying with card.

  • 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).