Santander Car Rentals

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Santander Car Rental Information

Pick-up Location Santander
Rental Locations 23
Airport Locations 14

Santander car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best Rated
8.5 Excellent (12,808 reviews)
1 location in Santander
Enterprise
Locations in Santander
Estacion De Tren
+34 942 222 926
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Rated #2
Hertz
hertz
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Santander
Hertz
Locations in Santander
C Gerardo De Alvear Sn
+34 667 873 210
Santander Airport
+34 942 254 144
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  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
27 Jul. 2018
Great deal, great service
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.
Rated #3
Europcar
europcar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Santander
Europcar
Locations in Santander
Feve - Estacion De Tren
+34 942 217 817
Parayas Aeropuerto
+34 942 262 546
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
17 Sep. 2016
Hidden insurance costs
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".
Avis
avis
2 locations in Santander
Avis
Locations in Santander
Parayas
+34 942 251 014
Plaza De Las Estaciones
+34 942 227 025
Budget
budget
2 locations in Santander
Budget
Locations in Santander
Budget Aeropuerto De Santander
Renfe Estacion
+34 942 227 025
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Santander
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto De Santander Parayas
34 0 942262546
Feve Estacion De Tren Plaza De Las Estaciones S N
+34 942 217 817
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Santander
Sunnycars
Locations in Santander
Aeropuerto de Santander
Plaza de las Estaciones
Ace
ace
1 location in Santander
Ace
Locations in Santander
Eugenio López Dóriga 15 shop 2
+34 918 341 400
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Santander
Alamo
Locations in Santander
Enterprise Rent-a-car
+34 942 222 926
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Santander
AutoEurope
Locations in Santander
Avis Fp
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Santander
Dollar
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport
+34 942 254 144
National
national
1 location in Santander
National
Locations in Santander
Enterprise Rent-a-car
+34 942 222 926
OK RENT A CAR
okrentacar
1 location in Santander
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Santander
Av Parayas 0 Cantabria
+34 902 360 636
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Santander
Rhodium
Locations in Santander
Carretera del Aeropuerto
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Santander
Sixt
Locations in Santander
Carretera del aeropuerto
+34 871 180 192
Suncar Rent a Car
suncar
1 location in Santander
Suncar Rent a Car
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Santander
Thrifty
Locations in Santander
Santander Airport
+34 942 254 144
2 travellers who rented a car in Santander gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car Rental Locations in or near Santander

When to Book a Rental Car in Santander

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Santander at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs About Renting a Car in Santander

What is the best rental car company in Santander?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Santander are Enterprise (8.5, 12808 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3836 reviews), and rentalcars.com (6.9, 1423 reviews).

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.

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.

How are gas prices in Santander?

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.

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).