Bilbao car rentals

Bilbao car rentals

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Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
12 Dec — 19 Dec
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Pick-up locationBilbao
Rental locations51
Airport locations21

Bilbao car rental reviews and directory

Rated #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
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2017 Aug 20
The initial price was good, and the quote included taxes.I got jacked afterwards with extra fees.
10.0 Excellent2016 Oct 22
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.
From ₪83/dayRated #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
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 10
Great car and staff were nice and helpful!
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 11
Good job finding a suitable car.
From ₪50/dayRated #3
Dollar
8.2 Excellent (7 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Dollar
Locations in Bilbao
  • 9.1
  • 8.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2019 Oct 14
Staff at pickup was very friendly and spoke both Spanish and English.Nothing.
7.6 Good2019 Sep 29
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 Okay2019 Aug 08
Staff were very rude.Staff and transparency of costings.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 02
Bilbao to Barcelona Rentalgreat value for money. no drop-off fee, Mercedes mid-size, diesel fuelhard sell on auto collision insurance
7.6 Good2017 Jul 17
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 Excellent2016 Dec 05
service was friendly.cars smell of smoke
Rated #4
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (15 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao
Enterprise
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Oct 24
No car available
2.0 Mediocre2019 Sep 07
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 #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 Horrible2021 Sep 23
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 Excellent2021 Sep 01
The staff was amazing, super friendly, professional, and helpful!
10.0 Excellent2018 May 21
We rented a Mini Countryman, it was an awesome car to drive. Very fun, smooth and comfortable. Overall great experience with Sixt.
From ₪43/dayRated #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 Mediocre2018 Aug 04
They offer a price and when you get there it is doubled.
9.6 Excellent2018 Jul 25
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
Rated #7
Hertz
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 Good2021 Jul 25
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 Okay2019 Sep 24
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 Okay2019 Sep 09
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 Excellent2019 Jun 11
Check-in duration
4.4 Okay2017 Jul 18
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 Mediocre2017 Jul 10
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 $450 Euro for the car. I wont waste my time on the holiday complaining and reporting this abuse of vulnerable travellers(when they don't have another choice and cancellation is not allowed) but when I get back to Sydney I will be making formal complaints
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 19
No local map available at pickupexcellen
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From ₪34/dayRated #8
Avis
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.1 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Bilbao
Avis
Locations in Bilbao
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2019 Dec 05
The car was clean and well maintained.The pick up and drop off experience could have been better. The staff was not very knowledgable regarding local laws even though they get tourists all the time. The rental was supposed to cost 240$ 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 Excellent2019 Sep 19
An upgrade for your Preferred Avis customer.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Mar 29
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 Good2016 Oct 30
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 ₪77/dayRated #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 Horrible2021 Jul 12
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 Good2021 Apr 05
Friendly and helpful staff.Unclear extra fee not asked for, not conditions, charged for currency conversion without being asked.
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 31
Easy and convenient, great carThe location is within the airport, the line wasn't bad, the car was fine.
5.2 Okay2017 Apr 25
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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81 travelers who rented a car in Bilbao gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Bilbao

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Most popular agency

OK RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪52/day

Good deal

₪37/day

When to book a rental car in Bilbao

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Top tips for renting 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 rental cars in Bilbao for ₪37 or less
  • Book your rental car in Bilbao at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Bilbao are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

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