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Santander Airport

General information

Santander Airport is the only airport in the region of Cantabria. In 2015, the airport was named after the Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros.


Where is Santander Airport situated?

Santander Airport is located south of the city, the port of Santander is situated between the airport and the city. At a short distance from the airport is the S-10, it connects the A-67 and A-8 motorways with each other. Because of this, cities east (Bilbao) and west (Gijón) of Santander Airport are easily accessible as well.

How many terminals does Santander Airport have?

Santander Airport has one terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Santander Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Spain.

Airport Distance
Bilbao Airport 75km
Asturias Airport 179km
Biarritz Airport (France) 185km



The distance from Santander Airport to the centre of Santander is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Santander.

From SDR Airport to Santander City centre by Car
6 km
10 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Santander Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Santander Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Santander Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Santander Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Santander Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Santander is about € 25.-. Book your taxi at Santander Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SDR Airport to Santander City centre by Taxi
6 km
10 min
€ 25.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Santander Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Santander Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Santander Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Santander Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Santander Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Santander Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Santander Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Iberia
  • Vueling
  • Volotea
  • Wizz Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Santander Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Nueva Plaza, Maliaño

Featuring free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, Hotel Nueva Plaza is located a 10-minute walk from Maliaño Train Station, 2.5 km from Santander Airport and 5 km from the city centre.


Hotel Villa Maria, Revilla de Camargo

Offering free Wi-Fi, Hotel Villa Maria is located in Revilla, within only 10 minutes’ drive of Santander’s centre and airport. The hotel includes an à la carte restaurant. Featuring a balcony, each air-conditioned room has a flat-screen TV.


Hotel Las Anclas, El Astillero

Hotel Las Anclas is situated south of Santander Bay, just 3 km from Santander Parayas Airport and near the S-10 Motorway. It offers 24-hour reception, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

Hotels in Santander

Looking for the best hotels in Santander? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Gran Hotel Victoria, Santander

Gran Hotel Victoria is located between Santander's Gran Casino and the Magdalena Palace, just 100 metres from Sardinero Beach. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and private balconies, most with sea views.


Hotel Bahía, Santander

Overlooking Santander Bay and the city’s cathedral, Hotel Bahía offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Santander’s ferry terminal and main train and bus stations are just 200 metres away.


Eurostars Hotel Real, Santander

This impressive palace-style building offers beautiful views over Santander Bay and El Sardinero Beach. It has a free gym and elegant, classic-style rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Santander Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Santander: Cabarceno Natural Park Half-Day Trip

See animals from five continents living in semi-freedom in Cabarceno Natural Park. Explore with your guide and have the opportunity to ride a cable car and see the park from a distance.


Santander: 1-Hour City Cruise Around the Bay

Relax onboard and discover Santander from the sea. Learn about all the main highlights and cultural places of interest from your guide.

Tour & transport

Santander: Comillas, modernist architecture & Gaudi

Visit Comillas, the only modernist city in Cantabria. Discover the Capricho de Gaudi building and awesome old Seminary and take a scenic drive around this small and elegant town.


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Have you visited Santander Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Santander Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

6 months ago

There is a big sign inside the airport saying that they have everything inside (restaurants, shops). There is just an overpriced fast food shop that they call restaurant with no room.There is a small shop with a few items and one big hall to wait in. Don't go early, there is nothing to do.

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