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Antonia Poulussen Atesa Santander Airport
“Car booking went smoothly!”

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Location information for Santander

Car rental Santander
Car rental Santander

Introduction

Santander is the capital of the autonomous region of Cantabria in northern Spain. The port city is traditionally a tourist destination, especially for Spaniards themselves. The royal family has a summer residence here, the Magdalena Palace. More and more foreign tourists still discover the charms of the city. The region has long been inhabited. The famous cave drawings of Altamira are an estimated 15,000 years old.

Population

The city has about 385,000 inhabitants.

Location

Santander lies in the north of Spain, between Asturias and the Spanish Basque country. South of the city lie the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains (Spanish: Cordillera Cantabrica). There are excellent hiking and climbing possibilities in these mountains.

Economy

The port of Santander makes an important contribution to the local economy. Not only for the import and export of goods, but it is also a major fishing port and ships are built there. Tourism is also important, especially domestic tourism, but the advent of budget airlines has meant that more and more foreigners find Santander. 

Furthermore, there is a steel industry, and Santander is home to Europe's biggest bank, Banco Santander (but the headquarters are now in Madrid, almost a whole district that alone is called Santander City). 

Airports

The airport of Santander lies in Camargo, 5 kilometers from the city center. This airport is served mainly by budget airlines and is easily reachable by car. Via highway A8 you can drive to the larger airport of Bilbao in about an hour and a half. From the airport there are connections to many Spanish and European cities.

Public transportation

During the day buses run every 15 minutes. The most lines start at the City Hall and end at the beaches. Bus 15 departs from the train station and runs to the beach El Sardinero.

There are also ferry connections to Pedreña, Somo and the beaches at Puntal. There is even a ferry connection to Plymouth in England! If you want to keep moving a little: at some places in Santander you can rent a bicycle for free (Jardines de Pereda, El Sardinero, La Magdalena).

Traffic and parking

The center of Santander is – especially on weekdays – very busy. However, there are several parking garages and places where you can park your car to explore the rest of the city on foot or by public transportation. If you want to view the surroundings of the city, or the remote beaches or golf courses, a rental car is an essential means of transportation. There are good road connections with the rest of Spain: the coastal road N634 runs from La Coruña via Santander to Bilbao. The N611 runs to Valladolid and the N623 gets you to Burgos.

Hotels

In Santander you can find a hotel in every price category: from simple guest houses to luxurious five star hotels. North of the city lie some campsites, directly on the coast. Also across the harbor, in Ribamontan Al Mar, there are camp sites. If you plan to visit Santander during high season, then book your accommodation well in advance.

External resources

For more information about Santander, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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Car rental locations in Santander

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