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.
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.
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.
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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.