Santander airport (SDR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport, also known as Parayas Airport and opened on August 8, 1977, is the busiest in the region of Cantabria. It operates with domestic and international flights within Europe and Morocco.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open between 6:30 am and 10:00 pm during the winter and from 5:30 am to 9:00 pm in the summer.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.1 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +34 942 202 177 / 913 211 000. E-mail: [email protected] Information booth with touch screens in the check-in area. Tourist office in the Arrivals Hall, available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (Tel +34 942 250 904).


The airport is situated in the city of Camargo, 5 km (3 miles) to the south of Santander.

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What services does Santander airport (SDR) facilities include

The airport has a bank, ATMs, mailbox, plugs for electronic devices, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- There is a restaurant in the public area and another one in the passengers-only sector. On both levels there are vending machines.
Shopping- Duty-free goods and multi-store in the Departures area.
Baggage- Lost and found office in the check-in hall, from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm (Tel +34 942 202 177; e-mail: [email protected]).
Other Services- Children's play area.


Accommodation near Santander airport (SDR)

There are no hotels inside the enclosure, but you can find several options nearby, among them:

Hotel City Express Santander Parayas (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
Hotel Nueva Plaza (2.1 km/1.3 miles)
Hotel Boutique Albussanluis (2.2 km/1.4 miles)
Hotel Sercotel Los Ángeles (2.8 km/1.7 miles)
Hostal Lucy (2.8 km/1.7 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Transportes de Cantabria (Tel +34 942 211 995) operates a service between the airport and Santander bus station. It leaves every 30 minutes from outside the Arrivals area, between 6:40 am and 11:00 pm. Journey time is approximately 15 min. and the fare is €1.30.
ALSA (Tel +34 902 422 242) provides transportation to different locations in Northern Spain, such as Bilbao, Gijón, Oviedo and Laredo. Tickets can be acquired at the automatic machine situated in the Arrivals Hall.
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Taxi - Ranks are located in front of the Arrivals Hall. Extra charges are applied in night hours (10:00 pm to 6:00 am), on the weekends and holidays. Operators at the enclosure are Radio-Taxi Santander (Tel +34 942 333 333) and Tele Taxi (Tel +34 942 369 191) and the trip to the city centre takes 15-20 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Next to the baggage reclaim area you can find car rental counters.

Avis/Budget (Tel +34 942 251 014 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Sundays from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +34 942 251 144 - weekdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +34 942 262 546 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm and from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +34 942 254 144 - Monday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Sunday from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm)
OK Rent a Car (Tel +34 902 360 636 - weekdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sundays from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +34 902 491 616 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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Parking services at Santander airport (SDR)

Situated opposite the terminal building, and 1 minute away on foot, there is a car park for short and long stays. Fees and reservations


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs during their stay at the airport are advised to inform their airline or travel agent about their needs at the moment of booking or at least 48 hours in advance. Children between 5 and 12 years old travelling alone will be escorted by the airline staff.

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Latest updates: February 12, 2019