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Santander car rentals from $20/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Santander with a pick-up date of 7/17 and drop-off date of 7/24. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Santander

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Volkswagen Polo car
Volkswagen Polo
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$22/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$25/day
Kia Forte car
Kia Forte
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$29/day
Peugeot 508 car
Peugeot 508
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$36/day
Smart Forfour car
Smart Forfour
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
$20/day
Vauxhall Mokka car
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$26/day
Ford Kuga car
Ford Kuga
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$35/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s 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 $29 or less
  • Book your rental car in Santander at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Santander are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting 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. 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.

  • 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 rent a car in Santander?

    On average a rental car in Santander costs $38 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Santander found in the last 2 weeks is $23.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Santander?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Goldcar Rental SP ($20/day), Hertz ($26/day) and keddy by Europcar ($29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Goldcar Rental SP Calle Cliper 8 y Galera 55, Polígono de Raos 39011 (2 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Santander?

    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.

  • How much is gas price in Santander?

    The average gas price in Santander is $6.54 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $78 and $105, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Santander?

    Intermediate (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santander.

  • Which car rental companies are at Santander airport (SDR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Santander airport include Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Dollar, Ok Mobility and keddy by Europcar.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santander airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Budget, Dollar, Ok Mobility, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and keddy by Europcar.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Santander costs $43 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Santander costs $56 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Santander costs $62 per day, on average.

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

    In Santander, cars are most frequently rented at CLICK RENT Calle Eugenio López Dóriga 15, Maliaño, Cantabria (2 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Santander?

    On average a rental car in Santander costs $263 per week ($38 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Santander?

    On average a rental car in Santander costs $1,127 per month ($38 per day).

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

    Most car rental 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 rental in Santander, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Santander?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 21 car rental agencies in Santander.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Santander?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Santander?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Santander so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

Santander car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.9

Very good

4 reviews
Most popular

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
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday07:30 - 18:00

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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

Goldcar Rental SP

8.0

Very good

1 review

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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Locations in Santander

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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Locations in Santander

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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No reviews available

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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

Cheapest deal

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 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Renfe Estacion

+34 942 227 025

Monday09:00 - 13:0016:00 - 19:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
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

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

3 locations in Santander

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Locations in Santander

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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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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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Santander

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Locations in Santander

Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport

+34 933 93 61 32

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Santander

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Locations in Santander

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

Opening times not available

Plaza de las Estaciones

Opening times not available

c/ Gerardo De Alvear

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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Locations in Santander

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 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Plaza De Las Estaciones

+34 942 227 025

Monday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Thursday16:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
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

Opening times not available

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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

Locations in Santander

, Plaza de las Estaciones

+34 942 33 19 33

Monday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0016:30 - 20:30
Wednesday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
Thursday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 13:00
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
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Thursday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Friday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 21:15
Saturday10:00 - 18:00

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Thrifty

No score available yet

2 locations in Santander

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
Saturday07:30 - 18:0017:00 - 21:00
Sunday19:00 - 21:3007:30 - 18:00

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Alquicoche

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

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$28/day

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
Saturday07:30 - 18:0017:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:30 - 18:0019:00 - 21:30

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National

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

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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No reviews available

Ok Mobility

No score available yet

One location in Santander

from$28/day

Locations in Santander

Av Parayas 0 Cantabria

+34 902 360 636

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

Rhodium

No score available yet

One location in Santander

Locations in Santander

Carretera del Aeropuerto

Opening times not available

Filters

No reviews available

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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No reviews available

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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No reviews available

5 travelers who rented a car in Santander gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Santander

Good to know

Most popular agency

CLICK RENT

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$38/day

Good deal

$29/day

When to book a rental car in Santander

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Santander car rental information

Pick-up locationSantander
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Standard
Rental locations32
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesGoldcar Rental SP, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, Europcar