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Santander Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santander Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Santander Airport.

What to Expect

Santander Airport has a small, modern terminal that handles domestic and low-cost routes. Amenities include an airside cafe, a landside eatery, a couple shops, and free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

It seems that this airport closes nightly, so overnight stays may not be possible. Have a backup plan if you’re staying overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no lounges available at Santander Airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Santander Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Hiblanc – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Nueva Plaza – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel City Express Santander Parayas – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle, but easy accessible via public bus 12 from the airport, which stops directly at the hotel.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Santander Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Santander Airport. Connect to the “kubiwireless” network. (SSID: Airport_Free_Wifi_AENA).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Santander and Euronet, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: on the Ground Floor.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available.

Children’s Play Area – There is a playground for children on the ground floor, airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available (Airside. Hours: unknown) as well as a Come & Fly convenience store (Landside. Hours: 6:30AM – 9:30PM Mon – Fri and 8:30AM – 9:30PM Weekends).

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour options available. At the airport you will find: La Galeria (Location: Airside, Ground Floor. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:30PM) and Delice Maison (Landside, Ground Floor. 6:00AM – 11:30PM). Vending machines are also available on both floors.

Information Desk – There is an information desk located landside, P0. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – There are two Automated External Defibrillators (AED), one in the main hall, landside, and one in the airside.

Mobile Charging – A reader (September 2018) tells us that there are 8 power outlets at 2 tables at the departures area, Landside.

Post Office – A mailbox is available on the ground floor, in the main hall, landside.

Police Station – Available on the ground floor, landside and airside.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


As of February 2019, Santander airport is served by the following airlines: Air Nostrum • Iberia • Ryanair • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus service is available between the airport and Santander, with departures available every 30 minutes from 7:00AM – 11:00PM. Alsa offers scheduled service between the airport and major cities in northern Spain, such as Bilbao, Gijón, Oviedo and Laredo. Tickets are sold online or via automated ticket machines in the Arrivals hall.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis/Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Ok Rental Car and Sixt. Location: Floor 0.


Metered taxis are available at the taxi rank located outside of the airport terminal. For fare information including per KM rates and average fares, visit the Santander Airport website.

Last updated: 2019-02-15

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.