Santander Airport (SDR) Information
(Santander, Cantabria, Spain)
Santander Airport is the only air gateway to northern Spain's centrally located autonomous community of Cantabria, known as 'Green Spain' for its lush landscape. Over the past decade or so, Santander Airport's annual passenger traffic figures have skyrocketed to well over one million visitors per annum.
Vueling has recently joined Ryanair on the budget carrier list. In addition to roughly 15 direct Ryanair destinations, the airport also operates year-long Iberia flights to Madrid
, as well as seasonal Tenerife
and Gran Canaria
connections. Seasonal Volotea flights to Menorca
are also available.
This small facility has expanded dramatically in recent years to better handle its rapidly growing passenger traffic. Of note, Santander Airport's hours are quite general, with the complex opening early in the morning and closing an hour or so before midnight.
Santander Airport (SDR)
Address: Carretera del Aeropuerto, Maliano, 39600 Camargo / Parayas, Spain, ES
Tel: +34 0942 20 2100
Santander Airport stands some 5 km / 3 miles south of its namesake beachfront city, on the S-10 / A-8 road (Autovia del Cantabrico), which leads eastwards to Bilbao
. Most of Santander's tourists flock to the city during the summer months, heading to the Paseo Maritimo promenade and its adjacent sandy beaches.
- Two ATM cashpoints
- Cantabria Council Tourist and airport information booths
- Designated lost luggage facilities for Iberia and Ryanair passengers
- La Barrila restaurant in the Departures public zone and Pic Nic restaurant in the passenger-only zone
- Car hire from Avis, National Atesa, Europcar and Hertz
- Several souvenir, book and gourmet food shops in the Departures lobby Multitienda retail area
- Public car park with just under 800 spaces, offering a 50 percent discount for vehicles parked longer than four days
Cars and Taxis
Driving between Santander and its airport is an easy journey along the Autovia S-10, which becomes the Avenida de Castilla as motorists head into the city centre, passing by the Feve bus station (Estacion Feve). Santander's two main taxi companies, Tele Taxi and Radiotaxi, both apply flat rate fares for excursions, as well as extra luggage fees.
Tel: +34 902 42 2242
Buses depart from the airport to Santander every half hour, from the time the airport opens until it closes at around 23:00. Passengers who buy tickets in advance can also board ALSA buses, which leave for locations throughout Cantabria and the rest of northern Spain. Popular ALSA bus destinations include the likes of Barakaldo, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Getxo, Laredo and Santona (to the east), and Gijon, Llanes, Ribadesella and Torrelavega (to the west).