Bilbao car hire

Bilbao car hire

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Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
25 Oct — 1 Nov
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Bilbao car hire information

Pick-up locationBilbao
Hire locations51
Airport locations21

Bilbao car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
9.2 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Thrifty
Locations in Bilbao
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
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2.0 Mediocre20 Aug. 2017
The initial price was good, and the quote included taxes.I got jacked afterwards with extra fees.
10.0 Excellent22 Oct. 2016
Seamless and Muy FacilThis was one of the easiest rental I have had. The car was as advertised and the process smooth.Can't think of a thing.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Alamo
Locations in Bilbao
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
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10.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2021
Great car and staff were nice and helpful!
9.6 Excellent11 Jul. 2019
Good job finding a suitable car.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (14 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao
Enterprise
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Sep. 2019
Staff tried to remedy a bad situation. I requested a small car for 2 people. They said you offered a commercial van without windows and had no other option. It took extra long time to and hassle and they charged extra.Your website did not accurately reflect the options.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
8.2 Excellent (7 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Dollar
Locations in Bilbao
  • 9.1
  • 8.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
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9.6 Excellent14 Oct. 2019
Staff at pickup was very friendly and spoke both Spanish and English.Nothing.
7.6 Good29 Sep. 2019
The drop off point had restricted hours. However that wasn’t listed anywhere when we rented it. Definitely should list that for people so that they aren’t caught unaware.
4.8 Okay8 Aug. 2019
Staff were very rude.Staff and transparency of costings.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2017
Bilbao to Barcelona Rentalgreat value for money. no drop-off fee, Mercedes mid-size, diesel fuelhard sell on auto collision insurance
7.6 Good17 Jul. 2017
Great car - poor pickup and drop-offThe car was fantastic. We requested a compact and were given an Imola Yellow Jeep Renegade, which was perfect for the kind of driving we were doing in Spain.Dollar is run by Hertz in Spain, and this was a bit confusing. Pickup in Bilbao would have been fine, except that the car was slightly damaged in at least 6 locations - but only four were noted by Hertz. I found two more, immediately - only one of which was noted by the Hertz agent. The other he said, was an "insignificant" scratch, and refused to note it.
8.0 Excellent5 Dec. 2016
service was friendly.cars smell of smoke
Rated no. 5
Sixt
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
3 locations in Bilbao
Sixt
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 7.9
  • 8.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible23 Sep. 2021
The car was fine but we had to turn it in over a week earlier and we were assured at the drop off that we would be refunded. It has been over 2 weeks and we sent them an e-mail and have not received a reply or our refund
10.0 Excellent1 Sep. 2021
The staff was amazing, super friendly, professional, and helpful!
10.0 Excellent21 May 2018
We rented a Mini Countryman, it was an awesome car to drive. Very fun, smooth and comfortable. Overall great experience with Sixt.
Rated no. 6
DRIVALIA
7.7 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao
DRIVALIA
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre4 Aug. 2018
They offer a price and when you get there it is doubled.
9.6 Excellent25 Jul. 2018
Easy company to deal withFriendly staff and the car was spotless. I didn’t t get the car I booked but the car I was given was good. Unfortunately I bumped the car and damaged a door so I had to pay €615 however it was my fault. I paid for excess insurance separate so I was covered for the €615.I would’ve preferred the seat Ibiza but the micra was a good replacement. Sat Nav should be provided as standard as the car has the functionality but the SD card has been removed and you need to pay more for it
From $44/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Bilbao
Hertz
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8.5
  • 6.9
  • 6.5
  • 7.5
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
7.9 Good25 Jul. 2021
Smooth at check-in, knowledgeable representative, got a very nice ride. The price was hefty since the dropoff was at a different location. Understandable, I was fine with that. Dropoff: bitter. Sat 2:30pm and the Santander (Cantabria, Spain) airport rental return lot was unattended, which was a total surprise for me. Walked inside the airport to the rental office and it was closed... Dropped-in the car key with a note, hoping they'll send me a final bill without any surprise...
5.6 Okay24 Sep. 2019
First car a/c was broken. Had a hard time contacting them, finally got a replacement— which had a tire with a slow leak.
5.2 Okay9 Sep. 2019
CarCharge extra 60€ due to the flight delay of 1 hour, even after my call from the Flight's origin... Is not a good value for money
8.4 Excellent11 Jun. 2019
Check-in duration
4.4 Okay18 Jul. 2017
DisasterThey were courteous when I picked up the car. Spoke English well. There was not much of a wait to get serviceThe GPS did not work well. The car would not start onthe last day of the trip and neither The Hertz office in Nice or in Spain would help. Allianz insurance would not help. The situation is still not resolved, I have spent 6 or more hours on the phone with only getting told "that I need to talk to a different Hertz office.
2.0 Mediocre10 Jul. 2017
Terrible RIP OFF in Spain Bilbaocar was newI booked a car for 6 passengers only to be told its not big enough for our luggage.I was given a bigger car that I had to pay for. Then I was told that the car I purchased didn't include any Insurance at all and that I was liable up to 25000 Euro. in all I had to pay approx. another $450 Euro for the car. I wont waste my time on the holiday complaining and reporting this abuse of vulnerable travellers(when they don't have another choice and cancellation is not allowed) but when I get back to Sydney I will be making formal complaints
10.0 Excellent19 Jun. 2017
No local map available at pickupexcellen
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From $46/dayRated no. 8
Avis
Most popular
7.1 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Avis
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay5 Dec. 2019
The car was clean and well maintained.The pick up and drop off experience could have been better. The staff was not very knowledgable regarding local laws even though they get tourists all the time. The rental was supposed to cost 240$ but they placed a hold of 1000$. Not sure if they are gonna remove that, or I'd have to talk to customer care to get that removed. Drop off was exceedingly painful with no clear instructions.
8.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2019
An upgrade for your Preferred Avis customer.
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar. 2017
Poor experienceI cancelled The reservation after waiting in line for 30 minutes and found another car from Europe car it was very disappointing
6.8 Good30 Oct. 2016
Hidden chargesGood car, reasonable priceHidden "surcharge" fee with tax on that as well of course. No idea what this is for. I pre-paid with kayak and returned the vehicle in good order and full of fuel. Maybe there's a good reaon for it but certainly isn't explained in the invoice I've been sent after returning home.
From $45/dayRated no. 9
Budget
7 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Budget
Locations in Bilbao
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible12 Jul. 2021
Price was different and car type which I ordered wasn't available. Customer service person was pushing insurance which I didn't need.
6.0 Good5 Apr. 2021
Friendly and helpful staff.Unclear extra fee not asked for, not conditions, charged for currency conversion without being asked.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2017
Easy and convenient, great carThe location is within the airport, the line wasn't bad, the car was fine.
5.2 Okay25 Apr. 2017
Lied to about rate.Had a 6 day rental. Returned the car one day early before 3 pm and expected one day less in rate and lady who checked me out made up some story about a 5 day rental could be a different rate than a 6 day. Confusing because when I picked up car nothing was said to me and actually was told it would be one day cheaper. Lame to be lied to then overcharged
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
8 locations in Bilbao
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Bilbao
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Sunnycars
6 locations in Bilbao
Sunnycars
Locations in Bilbao
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Bilbao
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bilbao
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King Rent a Car
3 locations in Bilbao
King Rent a Car
Locations in Bilbao
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Europcar
2 locations in Bilbao
Europcar
Locations in Bilbao
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National
2 locations in Bilbao
National
Locations in Bilbao
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Amigo Autos
1 location in Bilbao
Amigo Autos
Locations in Bilbao
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Amigo Rent A Car
1 location in Bilbao
Amigo Rent A Car
Locations in Bilbao
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Amigos Car Rental
1 location in Bilbao
Amigos Car Rental
Locations in Bilbao
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FLIZZR
1 location in Bilbao
FLIZZR
Locations in Bilbao
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MAGGIORE
1 location in Bilbao
MAGGIORE
Locations in Bilbao
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MEGADRIVE
1 location in Bilbao
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Bilbao
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Bilbao
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Bilbao
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Rhodium
1 location in Bilbao
Rhodium
Locations in Bilbao
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SOLMAR
1 location in Bilbao
SOLMAR
Locations in Bilbao
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80 travellers who hired a car in Bilbao gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Bilbao

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$46/day

When to book a car hire in Bilbao

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Car hire excess insurance in Bilbao

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Bilbao car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Bilbao.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Bilbao car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Bilbao

  • Excited for your trip to Bilbao? Why not make the most out of it by renting a car? With a car you can easily access many of the cool and interesting towns and sights that are just outside Bilbao. For instance, the coastal town of Lekeitio, which at 70 km (43 miles) away is just a one-hour drive from Bilbao and is perfect as a short excursion.
  • Looking to pick up a hire car after landing in Bilbao? If your flight lands at Bilbao Airport you will find the hire car counters in the main hall of the airport, as well as just across from the airport in the parking lot.
  • Spain has a strict policy of no cell phone use when driving so drivers visiting Bilbao should make sure to keep this in mind. This is important to note because Bilbao’s many one-way streets can be confusing to navigate for those new to the city and it is highly recommended that you use a GPS device to help you get around. For many, their cell phones are their GPS, so make sure to either have a device to make your cell phone hands-free or have a passenger take over phone duties when driving in Bilbao.
  • Bilbao, like many cities in Spain, has four separate rush hour periods -- from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The reason for these four rush hour periods is because of the famed Spanish siesta. Many drivers rush to and from work during these hours to get home to take their mid afternoon siesta.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bilbao for $46 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bilbao at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Bilbao

  • Some car hire companies in Bilbao which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Budget and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Bilbao costs $58 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Bilbao is $8.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $103 and $137, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bilbao.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Bilbao airport include Avis, Budget and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bilbao airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Compact car hire in Bilbao costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Bilbao, cars are most frequently hired at Budget Aeropuerto De Bilbao - Loiu (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Bilbao costs $403 per week ($58 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bilbao costs $1,725 per month ($58 per day).

  • Coupes, sedans, and compacts are the best options for drivers choosing what kind of car to rent for their time in Bilbao. The city’s historical streets and alleys can be on the smaller side at times, and in such occasions small vehicles will certainly have an easier time navigating. Larger cars may also have some difficulty finding streetside parking spaces big enough for them in the downtown core.

  • Three basic guidelines dictate the majority of speed limits on roads in Bilbao. Namely, 50 km/h (31 mph) on residential and town roads, 100 km/h (62 mph) on larger roads in between cities, and 120 km/h (74 mph) on highways and motorways.

  • Fuel prices in Bilbao average about €1.25 ($1.42) per liter. In gallons that comes out to roughly €4.73 ($5.36) per gallon of gas. This is a fairly low price for Europe and is significantly lower than the average price of €5.87 ($6.68) per gallon in Frankfurt and the average price of 64.35 NOK ($7.49) per gallon in Oslo.

  • Drivers will find that parking spaces are amply available throughout Bilbao. In the downtown core the best parking options are often the parking garages and lots interspersed throughout the central business district. Outside of downtown, streetside parking should be easy to find and, at worst, you may have to park a block or two away from your destination.