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Santander car hires from £12/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Santander with a pick-up date of 14/6 and drop-off date of 24/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Santander

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Economy£13/day
Compact£15/day
Intermediate£17/day
Standard£19/day
Mini£12/day
Supplier choice£13/day
Compact SUV£17/day
Intermediate SUV£18/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Santander

  • There are plenty of driving routes available when looking for cheap car hire in Santander that take you to the surrounding towns and cities, whether you’re looking for direct highway travel or something more scenic. From Santader to the city of Burgos, you can follow the N-611, but if you’re looking to make the best possible time then taking the Autovia A-67 is often a better option since that highway follows the same route. Along the way you can find plenty of amazing stops like the Cascada de Orbaneja del Castillo and the gorgeous Burgos Cathedral. Taking the Atovia-A67 between Santander and Burgos typically takes around 2 hours.
  • When driving your Santander car hire, be aware that Spain features multiple low emission zones. These are regions that require you to have a sticker in your car’s rear window in order to drive through many cities, without one you could find yourself pulled over by the transport police. Make sure that, when you hire your car to drive around Santander, you ensure that it has this sticker. Some low emission zones are only in effect if it's at a time when there’s particularly bad air pollution. This is important to remember if you’re looking to take a drive down the E-80 from Santander to Valladolid.
  • Around Santander, the speed limit on the freeways is 120km/h but drivers will often exceed this when overtaking. Likewise, on smaller, single lane roads, drivers are permitted to exceed the speed limit by up to 20km/h when overtaking a slower vehicle. Of course, you should make sure that you’re not exceeding the speed limit at any other time since speeding fines in Santander can range from €100 to €500. If you find yourself in a city, you could end up being swarmed by scooters. The level of congestion in Santander can take some getting used to but most Spanish drivers are courteous and friendly.
  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Santander for £20 or less
  • Book your car hire in Santander at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Santander are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy hire cars in Santander are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire 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 does it cost to hire a car in Santander?

    On average a car hire in Santander costs £25 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Santander?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Goldcar Rental SP (£12/day), Thrifty (£14/day) and keddy by Europcar (£17/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Goldcar Rental SP Calle Cliper 8 y Galera 55, Polígono de Raos 39011 (2 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Santander?

    The average price of fuel in Santander is £5.33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Santander?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Santander airport (SDR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Santander airport include Goldcar Rental SP, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, keddy by Europcar, Ok Mobility, Avis, Europcar and Dollar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Santander airport (SDR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santander airport to off-airport locations include Goldcar Rental SP, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, keddy by Europcar, Ok Mobility, Avis and Europcar.

  • 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 £29 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Santander costs £29 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Santander costs £32 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Santander?

    In Santander, cars are most frequently hired at Goldcar Rental SP Calle Cliper 8 y Galera 55, Polígono de Raos (2 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Santander cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Santander costs £175 per week (£25 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Santander cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Santander costs £752 per month (£25 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Santander?

    Most car hire providers in Santander offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Santander, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • Which road trips can I take from Santander?

    Cheap car hire in Santander gives you the opportunity for plenty of different road trips. You’re only 2 hours and 45 minutes drive away from Valladolid with plenty of beautiful scenery to see along the way.

  • How old do I have to be to hire a car in Santander?

    For the majority of vehicles, the minimum age to rent a car in Santander is 21. However, there are some suppliers that will set their minimum to higher at 23, and most drivers under 25 will incur an additional fee.

Santander car hire 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
Saturday17:00 - 21:0007:30 - 15:30
Sunday07:30 - 15:3019:00 - 21:30

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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

Goldcar Rental SP

8.0

Very Good

1 review
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was good

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

Monday08:30 - 21:15
Tuesday08:30 - 21:15
Wednesday08:30 - 21:15
Thursday08:30 - 21:15
Friday08:30 - 21:15
Saturday07:30 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Renfe Estacion

+34 942 227 025

Monday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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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 - 21:15
Tuesday08:30 - 21:15
Wednesday08:30 - 21:15
Thursday08:30 - 21:15
Friday08:30 - 21:15
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

Monday08:30 - 21:1516:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 21:1516:00 - 19:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Thursday08:30 - 21:1516:00 - 19:00
Friday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

8.0

Very Good

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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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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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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Aeropuerto De Santander

Monday08:30 - 21:15
Tuesday08:30 - 21:15
Wednesday08:30 - 21:15
Thursday08:30 - 21:15
Friday08:30 - 21:15
Saturday07:30 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Plaza De Las Estaciones

+34 942 227 025

Monday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
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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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

Sept 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

from£26/day

Locations in Santander

, Plaza de las Estaciones

+34 942 33 19 33

Monday09:00 - 13:0016:30 - 20:30
Tuesday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Wednesday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0016:30 - 20:30
Friday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00

Plaza de las Estaciones

+34 942 33 19 33

Monday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Wednesday08:30 - 21:1516:00 - 19:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Friday08:30 - 21:1516:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00

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Thrifty

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

from£16/day

Locations in Santander

Santander Airport

Opening times not available

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 - 20:3008:30 - 21:15

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Alquicoche

No score available yet

One location in Santander

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Plaza de las Estaciones, 1

+34 680 73 29 69

Monday08:30 - 21:15
Tuesday08:30 - 21:15
Wednesday08:30 - 21:15
Thursday08:30 - 21:15
Friday08:30 - 21:15
Saturday08:30 - 21:15
Sunday08:30 - 21:15

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Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Santander

from£38/day

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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
Sunday08:30 - 21:1516:30 - 20:30

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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

No score available yet

One location in Santander

from£33/day

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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

from£18/day

Locations in Santander

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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5 travellers who hired a car in Santander gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Santander

Good to know

Most popular agency

Goldcar Rental SP

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£25/day

Good deal

£20/day

When to book a car hire in Santander

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Car hire insurance in Santander

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Santander car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Santander.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Santander car hire.