Santander airport: Santander Airport (SDR)

Santander Airport

Santander Airport is also called Parayas. The airport is located near the town of Camargo on the Spanish north coast. In recent years the airport has grown rapidly after the arrival of low-cost airlines. The modernized airport handles one million passengers annually.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SDR
ICAO airport code: LEXJ


Local transport


There is no direct train to the airport, but there is a regular bus service to the Santander railway station. From this station there are regular trains to Madrid and Valladolid. For more information please go to the Renfe website (tel. +34(0)942 211 687). If you would like to go to Bilbao or Oviedo by train, then visit the Feve website (tel. +34(0)942 240 202).

Car and bus

The airport is located about 5 kilometers south of Santander and about 100 kilometers from Bilbao. Take the A8 from the airport to Santander or Bilbao.

Every half an hour there is a bus to Santander Center. A ticket costs about EUR 2.00 and the trip takes 15 minutes. There are also intercity bus services (ALSA) to several cities, such as Bilbao (EUR 6.00), Oviedo and Santiago de Compostela. ALSA also offers a night bus service to Madrid. One of its stops is Madrid Barajas Airport's terminal 4. For more information about the (ALSA) busses from Santander Airport contact tel. +34(0)942 211 995 or tel. +34(0)902 422 242 or visit the ALSA Website.

Car rental Santander Airport

The airport has several car rental agencies: Atesa, Europcar, Hertz and Sol-Mar. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares prices of several car rental agencies simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available opposite the terminal. A trip to Santander costs about EUR 20.00. You can book a taxi at tel. +34(0)942 333 333.

Parking at the airport

In front of the terminal there is a large parking lot with 785 parking spaces. Parking for one day costs EUR 8.90. From the fifth day onward the rate changes to EUR 3.55 per day. For more information about parking at Santander Airport tel. +34 (0) 942 202 425.




There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotels are the NH Santander Paragas (tel. +34(0)902 115 116), the Abba Hotel (tel. +34(0)902 153 163) and the Hotel Bahia (tel. +34(0)942 205 000). For more hotels and on line reservations please go to This website offers a wide range of hotels at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

The number of shops and restaurants is very limited. There is a shop and a snack bar.


It is not possible to store your baggage. For lost and found items please contact tel. +34(0)942 202 100 or your airline. For Iberia tel. +34(0)902 341 342 or for Ryan Air tel. +34(0)942 202 412.


There is an information desk at the terminal (tel. +34(0)902 404 704) where you can get information about the airport and timetables. There is also a desk for tourist information (tel. +34(0)690 600 825).


There are no meeting facilities at the airport. For more information, please contact tel. +34(0)942 202 100. Wireless internet is available at several places on the airport.

Access for disabled people

Santander Airport has toilets for people with reduced mobility. There are especially reserved places for disabled people. For assistance at your arrival or departure, please contact your airline. For more information about these facilities, please read this brochure or contact (tel. +34(0)902 404 704).

Other services

There are several ATMs and a mailbox at the airport. There is also wireless internet available. Please visit the information desk for an access card or contact (tel. +34(0)902 357 001). There is a prayer room at the terminal. There are student tours of the airport (tel. +45(0)942 202 151).




Santander Airport
Aptdo de Correos 097
E-39600 Maliaña
Cantabria, Spain

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +34(0)902 404 704

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SDR
ICAO airport code: LEXJ