Sleeping in Airports

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.

I went to the airport with the knowledge of having to sleep outside. I was kinda well prepared, had a sleeping bag, warm clothes, straw beach mat, the only thing I did not anticipate was the dew – crazybob

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, but modern single-terminal international airport with a limited variety of shops and restaurants.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

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 is available as well as a convenience type store.

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

The airport is open 6:00AM – 11:30PM (unconfirmed).


As of February 2018, 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, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Ok Rental Car. 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: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.