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    This superguide of Santander will help you to know all important details of car hire companies in Cantabria: car hire offices in the airport of Santander, in the railway station of Santander, Laredo and Torrelavega.

    The car hire superguide in Santander

    The superguide of Santander offers useful and impartial information to hire a car in Santander and, in general, in Cantabria. This superguide has information about car hire offices, price differences from one location to another, opening times and transport to hire a car in other town.

    Besides, it also shows you how and where to park in controlled parking zones, how to recover your car if it's been towed away, where and how to file a complaint, and how to get to the nearest access to public transportation in Santander. All you need to drive in Santander.

    Where to hire a car in Santander

    Santander Aiport

    Inside the Airport

    • Enterprise-Alamo
    • Avis-Budget
    • Hertz- Dollar-Thrifty

    Outside the Airport

    • Europcar-Keddy
    • Goldcar-Rhodium

    Railway Station

    Inside the Station

    • Enterprise-Alamo
    • Avis-Budget

    Outside the Station

    • Europcar-Keddy
    • Alcar

    Other locations

    Santander

    • Alvemaco rent a car

    Torrelavega

    • Avis-Budget Alcar

    Laredo

    • Alcar

    Nearest 24/7 Petrol Station to the Airport

    Company Opening hours Address
    EROSKI 24h Carretera N-635, km 2, 39600 Muriedas (Cantabria)

    With this Cantabria map you will easily locate the airport of Santander and the railway station of Santander, Laredo and Torrelavega: the main locations to hire a car in Cantabria. It also shows the closest 24h petrol station to the airport to fill the petrol tank up before drop it off in the office.

    The airport of Santander is the only airport of province of Cantabria. It's very well connected to the main tourist destinations of Spain and to several international capitals. The airport is just five kilometers away from the capital of the province, Santander. Cantabria is a well known tourist destination of the north of Spain where thousand Spanish people arrive by train. It's absolutely necessary to travel around Santander by car due to its wonderful scenery and orography, so the airport and railway station have many car hire offices.

    We have created this guide to help you choose where it's more convenient to hire a car in Cantabria. Compare locations, opening times, prices... and make the best decision.

    Price versus location

    CAR HIRE PRICES IN SANTANDER
    Fiat 500Fiat 500 Fiat 500LFiat 500L Ford FiestaFord Fiesta
    Europcar Goldcar Rhodium Europcar Goldcar Rhodium Europcar Goldcar Rhodium
    Santander Airport 96 € 67 € - 168 € 80 € - 106 € 74 -
    Santander Railway Station ▲9 € - - ▲11 € - - ▲11 € - -

    The car hire prices may change from one company to another depending on the offices. This table shows the prices of some categories of cars in the airport of Santander, during five days in November 2016.

    As you can see, prices and conditions may change al lot from one company to another. Europcar is the only car hire company located in the airport and the railway station offering the same prices in both offices. Remember that car hire prices in the airport of Santander are the cheapest in Spain.

    How to get from the airport to other destinations

    From the airport Santander
    Railway station/city centre
    Torrelavega Laredo
    Distance 6 km 29.9 km 42 km
    Travel time by car 12 min 23 min 32 min
    Taxi
    Estimated price
    €17 €40 €70
    Bus
    Estimated price
    €2.50 - €2.83

    This table shows the distance between the airport and the offices, time and estimated cost of the trip to help you get from the airport to the city centre of Santander, Laredo or Torrelavega in case you want to hire there. That way you will be able to estimate whether it's worth you going to that offices or not.

    Driving risk statistics in the Province of Cantabria

    Risk in the Province of Cantabria
    Number of cars Car thefts Traffic Fines Traffic Accidents Black Spots
    287,067 118 54,888 815 N-623: km 97, 98;
    N-629: km 50
    26th in Spain 31th in Spain 36th in Spain 27th in Spain 3roads

    Santander is the capital of the Province of Cantabria, it's a very small town in the north of Spain. There are not many cars on the roads of this province, it has the 26th highest number of cars per province, around 287.067 cars. Cantabria is a very quite province and it has the 31th highest number of traffic thefts in Spain and the 36th highest number of traffic violations.

    Cantabrian roads pass through mountains, beaches and cities and it usually rains. Besides there are three black spots, two of them in the road N-623, km 97 and 98, and the other in the road N-629, km 50. Regarding the traffic accidents, Cantabria has the 27th highest number of traffic accidents in Spain, they specially occur in July and August due to the holidays and local holidays. Despite the high number of cars, Cantabrian roads are pretty safe.

    This is good news, but be careful, the cantabrian people know their roads better than you. In order to have peace of mind, we recommend to hire a comprehensive coverage with no deductibles so you can avoid any extra charge. We hope nothing happens, but if it does, you will be grateful for this piece of advice.

    Airport

    Santander Airport

    The airport of Santander is the only airport of Cantabria. In 2015 the airport was called Seve Ballesteros-Santander in honour of the famous cantabrian golfer. Besides, in the past, the airport nickname was"Parayas", and it's also called that way. Different Airport names you may find: Aeropuerto de Santander, Aeropuerto Seve Ballesteros, Aeropuerto Seve Ballesteros-Santander, Aeropuerto de Parayas, SDR.

    This is some useful airport information:

    Latitude Longitude Address Phone Aena Web
    43.423212 -3.823748 Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 913 211 000
    902 404 704
    Aena Aeropuerto of Santander
    Some useful information about Santander Airport

    Car hire in the Airport of Santander

    You can find the car hire offices on the ground floor, next to the luggage claim area of the airport of Santander. There are car hire offices of Alamo-Enterprise, Avis-Budget and Hertz-Dollar-Thrifty.

    This table shows the airport contact information, opening times, 24h pick up/drop of service and its price, maximum delay to return the car and how much it costs.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alamo Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 251 144 Mon-Thu: 8:00-22:30;
    Fri-Sat: 08:00-11:00/13:00-23:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-12:00/14:30-15:00;
    16:30-17:30/20:00-22:30;
    Sunday: 08:30-22:30;
    No No 1 h Yes No
    Avis Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 251 014 Mon: 08:00-15:00/16:00-22:45;
    Wend, Thurday: 08:00-15:00/16:00-23:00;
    Fri-Sat: 8:00-23:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-15:00/19:30-22:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-22:30;
    Yes €60 29 min No No
    Budget Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 251 014 Mon: 08:00-15:00/16:00-22:30;
    Tuesday 08:00-14:00/15:30-22:30;
    Wend: 08:00-15:30/16:30-22:30;
    Thur: 09:00-16:00/19:00-22:30;
    Fri-Sat: 8:00-22:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-15:00/17:00-22:30;
    Yes €60 29 min No No
    Dollar Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 254 144 Mon-Fri: 8:00-22:30;
    Saturday: 10:00-14:00/18:00-22:00;
    Sunday: 14:00-22:00;
    Yes €49.36 29 min No No
    Enterprise Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 251 144 Mon-Thu 8:00-22:30;
    Fri-Sat: 08:00-11:00/13:00-23:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-12:00/14:30-15:00;
    16:30-17:30/20:00-22:30;
    Sunday: 08:30-22:30;
    No No 1 h Yes No
    Hertz Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 254 144 Mon-Fri: 8:00-22:30;
    Sunday: 09:30-15:00/19:30-22:00;
    Sunday: 09:30-16:30/19:30-21:30;
    Yes €49.36 29 min No No
    Thrifty Aeropuerto de Santander, Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño, Cantabria 942 254 144 Mon-Fri: 8:00-22:30;
    Sunday: 10:00-14:00/18:00-22:00;
    Sunday: 14:00-22:00;
    Yes €49.36 29 min No No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    There are also important car hire companies located in the surrounding area of the airport. Europcar-Keddy and Goldcar-Rhodium. Goldcar-Rhodium offers a free shuttle service from the airport to this company offices. This shuttle stop is located in the parking of the airport, next to the ATMs, in front of the exit door of the arrivals terminal. Contact the car hire office to settle the details.

    Here is a table of some important information about car hire offices close to the airport:

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Europcar Avda. Parayas, s/n, Maliaño, 39600, Santander 942 262 546 Mon-Fri: 8:00-23:00;
    Sunday: 10:30-15:00/16:30-22:00;
    Sunday: 08:30-15:00/15:30-23:00;
    Yes €50 + VAT 30 min No No
    Goldcar C/ Eugenio López Dóriga, 15, 39600, Camargo 965 233 163 07:30-22:30 Yes €40 59 min Yes No
    Keddy Avda. Parayas, s/n, Maliaño, 39600, Santander 942 262 546 Mon-Fri: 8:00-23:00;
    Saturday: 10:30-15:00/16:30-22:00;
    Sunday: 08:30-15:00/15:30-23:00;
    Yes €50 + VAT 30 min No No
    Rhodium C/ Eugenio López Dóriga, 15, 39600, Camargo 965 233 163 07:00-22:30 Yes €40 59 min Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    How to get where my car hire is

    If you don't want to hire a car in the airport, you can get to the railway station or to the town of Laredo by public transport to hire a car there.

    From the airport of Santander, the company Alsa connects Santander with Laredo and other towns of Spain. The bus stop is located on the ground floor on the arrivals terminal, on the right of the main door of the luggage claim area. You can buy the bus tickets in the Alsa automatic ticket machine located next to the exit of the luggage claim area.

    Here is a list of lines, operating times, and contact information:

    Estación de Tren, Laredo
    Travel time 10 min 30 min
    Fares €2.50 €2.83
    Opening time From 06:40 to 23:00 From 13:10 to 18:50
    Frequency 30 min 4 days:
    Company Alsa Alsa
    Web www.alsa.es www.alsa.es
    Phone 902 422 242 902 422 242

    Taxis in Santander are painted in white with a horizontal blue stripe on the front doors. The licensed taxi stand of the airport is located on the ground floor of the terminal, in front of the main exit door of the arrivals terminal,and the luggage claim area.

    Check that the taxi driver turns on the taximeter (minimum fare) at the beginning. Spanish taxi fares are per km and there's always a minimum fare. Waiting time fares are charged separately as well as the luggage.

    TAXI FARE
    Type Minimum fare Price/km Waiting time Opening time Min.
    Daytime €1.35 €0.60 €14.50 Mon-Fri: 06:00 to 22:00 €3.90
    Nighttime €1.65 €0.70 €16.25 Mon-Fri: from 22:00 to 06:00
    Sat-Sun: 24h
    €4.90

    There are two licensed taxis company in the taxi stand of the airport of Santander. Radio Taxi Santander and Tele Taxi Santander. You can reserve a taxi in advance by calling to the following phone numbers, in the web or app: ¡Qt!. Quiero un Taxi.

    Company Phone Web
    Radio Taxi Santander 942 333 333 www.radiotaxisantander.es
    Tele Taxi Satander 942 369 191
    Railway Station

    Railway Station

    The railway station of Santander is located in the Plaza de las Estaciones, it's a great transport solution since you can find there the bus station, railway station and the railway station. The railway station is divided in two buildings. The metre gauge trains were managed by FEVE until 2012, but from the 20th of July 2012 are manage by Renfe. SO, if local people talk about the railway station, they might me referring to one of these station, but there's no problem since they are next to each other. Different Railway Station names you may find: Railway Station of Santander names, Estación de Santander, Estación de FEVE, Estación de ADIF, Estación de RENFE.

    Further information about the railway station of Alicante:

    Latitude Longitude Address Phone Adif Web
    43.458869 -3.811065 Plaza de las Estaciones, s/n, 39002, Santander, Cantabria 902 432 343 Adif Estación de Santander
    Santander Railways Station contact information:

    Where to hire a car in the railway station of Santander

    The companies Avis-Budget and Alamo-Enterprise are located next to each other in the main railway station, also called the old railway station Adif-Renfe. They are located in the main entrance right corner from outside the building.

    Here is a table of some important information about car hire offices in the railway station:

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alamo Plaza de las Estaciones s/n, 39002, Santander 942 222 962 Mon-Fri: 08:30-20:00;
    Saturday: 09:00-14:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-14:00
    No No 1 h Yes no
    Avis Plaza de las Estaciones s/n, 39002, Santander 942 227 025 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/
    16:00-19:00;
    Saturday: 09:00-13:00;
    No No 29 min Yes no
    Budget Plaza de las Estaciones s/n, 39002, Santander 942 227 025 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/
    16:00-19:00;
    Saturday: 09:00-13:00;
    No No 29 min Yes no
    Enterprise Plaza de las Estaciones s/n, 39002, Santander 942 222 962 Mon-Fri: 08:30-20:00;
    Saturday: 09:00-14:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-14:00
    No No 1 h Yes no
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    The companies Alcar and Europcar-Keddy are located in the same square, by the main façade of the old railway station Feve.

    Here is a table of some important information about car hire offices in the railway station:

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Europcar Plaza de las Estaciones, Esquina Con C/ Castilla, 39002, Santander 942 217 817 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/16:00-19:00;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    Yes €50 + VAT 30 min No No
    Alcar Alquiler de Vehículos Plaza de las Estaciones, Esquina Con C/ Castilla, 39002, Santander 942 210 406 Mon-Fri: 08:15-13:30/15:30-20:30;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00/17:00-19:00;
    Sunday: 10:00-13:00
    Yes change 1 h Yes no
    Keddy Plaza de las Estaciones, Esquina Con C/ Castilla, 39002, Santander 942 217 817 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/16:00-19:00;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    Yes €50 + VAT 30 min No No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    How to get to other destinations from the railway station

    It's a excellent idea to hire a car in the railway station of Santander if you get to the city by bus, maritime transport or commuter train, because each of these locations are less than 5 minutes away walking distance from the railway station. Even so, if you want to hire a car in any other location, it's also easy to get to those other locations.

    Public transportation from the Santander railway station

    There's a bus stop (all bus lines stop there) and taxi stand in the main façade of the railway station. The metre gauge railway is located in a different terminal, next to the main terminal.

    Railway Station Feve City bus Taxis
    Location In the station Stop in the main façade of the building Stop in the main façade of the building
    Line: All lines All lines -
    Company RENFE Transportes Urbanos de Santander Radio Taxi Santander
    Web www.renfe.es www.tusantander.es www.radiotaxisantander.es
    Phone 902 432 343 942 200 771 942 333 333
    942 369 191

    Airport, bus station and port connection

    The bus station and the port of Santander are very close to the railway station and it's easy to get to the airport by public transport.

    To transport a car in the ferry connecting Santander with UK is an expensive solution, but if you hire a car more than one week, it might be cheaper to hire it in Santander and take it to UK by ferry. The company Brittany Ferries is charge of the route Santander-Portsmouth-Plymouth.

    Here you have a table with some important information about public transport in Santander and how to get from the railway station to the nearest locations to hire a car.

    Airport of Santander Estación de Autobuses de Santander Port
    Name Airport of Santander Estación de Autobuses de Santander Puerto de Santander
    Address Carretera del Aeropuerto, s/n, 39600, Maliaño C/ Navas de Tolosa, s/n, 39002, Santander C/ Muelles de Maliaño s/n, 39009, Santander
    webpage www.aena.es www.transportedecantabria.es www.puertosantander.es
    Phone 902 404 704 942 211 995 942 203 600
    Distance 6 km 20 m 150 m
    Hot to get there Airport Service Walking The building is in front of the railway station Walking or taxi
    Company Alsa - Radio Taxi Santander
    Webpage to get there www.alsa.es - www.radiotaxisantander.es

    Santander

    Car hire in Santander

    The best options to hire a car in Santander are the airport and railway station car hire offices. Or in Laredo and Torrelavega.

    There's also the company Alvemaco in Santander city. This table shows the contact information of the company.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alvemaco rentacar C/ Jerónimo Sainz de la Maza, 1, 39008, Santander 942 342 856 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/15:00-19:30; No - 1 h No -
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    Parking in Santander

    Public parking in Santander is signposted by colourful lines painted in the pavement. There are white, yellow and blue lines. White zone means free parking, yellow zone means "no parking zone", blue means "controlled parking zones", also called OLA zones.

    For futher information, check this website: ordenanza del ayuntamiento de Santander.

    OLA zones, painted in blue, are controlled parking zones for residents and visitors. Santander residents can request a certifying card to have cheaper prices in the controlled parking zones which can be paid once a year or each six months. Cars with zero emissions, can park at any times in the controlled parking zones, just by showing that car.

    There a maximum 2 hours parking limit in the OLA zone, after that the car must be moved to other street, ecept for the residents who don't have any time limit

    There are two kind of streets: "Streets of the OLA zone", in blue, and the "Calles de Zona de Alta Rotación" also in blue but residents don't have any discount.

    This table shows the fares and opening times in the OLA zone:

    Fares Opening time Time
    Basic Mon-Fri: 10:00-14:00 y 16:00-20:00
    Sunday: 09:00-14:00
    Max.: 120 min

    Parking meters that you will see in the streets.

    If you get a parking fine, you may cancel it in the parking meter as long as you didn't surpass more than half the time you already paid, within 24h after the fine.

    Vehicle towing in Santander

    Local police can impound your car if you don't display a receipt inside the car or

    Car pound Address Phone
    Depósito Municipal de Vehículos Santander Avda. Candina, 39, Santander 942 333 411
    Car hire in other towns

    Car hire in other towns

    Laredo and Torrelavega

    Towns like Laredo and Torrelavega are very attractive to tourists and it's probable you feel like hiring a car once being there.

    Laredo and Torrelavega offers less options than Santander, but the company Alcar, which is one of the most important car hire companies of Cantabria, has offices in both towns. You will also find Avis-Budget offices in Torrelavega thanks to its economic importance.

    This table shows the address, opening times, and pick up/drop off regulations in Laredo and Torrelavega offices.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Laredo Alcar Alquiler de vehículos C/ Emperador, 29 bajo, 39770, Laredo 942 610 068 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/
    16:00-19:00;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    Yes change 1 h Yes No
    Torrelavega Avis Avda. De Bilbao, 64, 39300, Torrelavega 942 880 021 Mon-Fri: 08:15-13:00/
    16:00-19:30;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    No No 30 min Yes No
    Torrelavega Budget Avda. De Bilbao, 64, 39300, Torrelavega 942 880 021 Mon-Fri: 08:15-13:00/
    16:00-19:30;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    No No 30 min Yes No
    Torrelavega Alcar Alquiler de Vehículos C/ Menéndez Pelayo, 6, 39300, Torrelavega 942 805 945 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/
    16:00-19:00;
    Sunday: 09:00-13:00;
    Yes change 1 h Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges
    Car hire tips

    Car hire tips in Santander

    Consumer rights and how to file a complaint

    You can file a complaint if you believe you have been unfairly treated or your consumer rights have been violated.

    To do so, just follow this protocol:

    • Request the documentation in the car hire office and file the official complaint that you can submit to:
      • Organización Municipal de Información al Consumidor (OMIC)
      • Oficina Territorial de Consumo
      • Junta Arbitral de Consumo
    • Then, go to the Junta Arbitral de Transporte in order for them to follow up your case.

    This graph shows you where to find them and how to contact them in Santander. For further information about filing a complaint, read our article: How to file a complaint.

    Where Location Office Address Phone Email
    Junta arbitral de transporte Santander Dirección General de Transportes y Comunicaciones. Estación de Autobuses de Santander C/ Cádiz, 2 942 367 412 -
    Organización municipal de información al consumidor Santander Oficina del consumidor Santander Cisneros, 2-3º 942 200 742 omic@ayto-santander.es
    Oficina Territorial de Consumo Santander Dirección Territorial de Comercio en Cantabria Avda. Juan De Herrera, 19 942 367 601 santander@comercio.mineco.es
    Junta arbitral de consumo Santander Junta Arbitral de Consumo de La C.A. de Cantabria, Consejería de Economía y Hacienda C/ Nicolás Salmerón, 7 942 207 659 arbitralconsumo@gobcantabria.es

    References in these articles

    All data used in the statistic tables has been collected from these organizations