Santander car rentals

Santander car rentals

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Santander, CB, Spain
Aug 11 — Aug 18
Same drop-off
Santander, CB, Spain
Wed 8/11
Noon
Wed 8/18
Noon

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Santander car rental information

Pick-up locationSantander
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Standard, Supplier choice
Rental locations20
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesBudget, Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Alamo

Cheap car rentals in Santander

$17/dayEconomy
$18/dayCompact
$28/dayIntermediate
$28/dayStandard
$15/dayMini
$18/dayCompact station wagon
$23/dayIntermediate SUV
$27/dayCompact SUV
$36/daySupplier choice
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental 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 rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Santander.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Santander car rental.

Santander car rental reviews and directory

From $16/dayRated #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
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2019
Cons: Nothing
Rated #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 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
From $37/dayRated #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 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2017
Pros: Good car for the cost & very friendly staff
From $13/dayRated #4
OK RENT A CAR
Most popular
8 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Santander
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Santander
Av Parayas 0 Cantabria+34 902 360 636
  • 9
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 7
Recent reviews
From $20/dayRated #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 - 14:00
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday15:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday07:30 - 13:30
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Friday08:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday16:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 11:00
Sunday17:00 - 22:30
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 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.
From $24/dayRated #6
Thrifty
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Santander
Thrifty
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday17:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 13:30
Tuesday07:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday18:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Friday08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
Recent reviews
From $14/dayRated #7
Avis
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Santander
Avis
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto De Santander
Monday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday16:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Friday16:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Saturday15:30 - 19:30
Sunday15:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 13:30
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
From $12/dayRated #8
Budget
Cheapest deal
6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Santander
Budget
Locations in Santander
Budget Aeropuerto De Santander
Monday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday16:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 22:00
Friday16:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:00
Saturday15:30 - 19:30
Sunday15:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 13:30
Renfe Estacion+34 942 227 025
Monday09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
From $19/dayRated #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
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 17 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 - 14:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 14:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 14:00
Friday16:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Santander
Sunnycars
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto de Santander
Plaza de las Estaciones
Recent reviews
From $26/day
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 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
From $23/day
Dollar
1 location in Santander
Dollar
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport+34 942 25 41 44
Monday17:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 13:30
Tuesday07:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday18:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Friday08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Recent reviews
From $15/day
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 travelers 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 agency

OK RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$25/day

Good deal

$18/day

When to book a rental car in Santander

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

Top tips for renting 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 rental 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 rental cars in Santander for $18 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santander at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Santander are around 93% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Santander are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Santander

  • Some car rental companies in Santander which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Santander costs $25 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($17/day), Budget ($18/day) and Sixt ($27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget Budget Aeropuerto De Santander 39600 (3 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Santander. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Santander is $6.27 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $75 and $100, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Santander airport include OK RENT A CAR, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Sixt, Avis and Rhodium.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santander airport to off-airport locations include OK RENT A CAR, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Goldcar Rental SP, Avis, Alamo, and Enterprise.

  • 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 $22 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Santander costs $26 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Santander costs $32 per day, on average.

  • In Santander, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Santander Airport (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Santander costs $177 per week ($25 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Santander costs $758 per month ($25 per day).

  • As Santander has a very old town, many streets are very narrow and a smaller car will be easier to navigate through them. Gas is 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 gas is usually available between 8 am and 10 am, before the gas stations raise their prices for the afternoon. Most gas 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).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).