Car hire at Bilbao Airport

Car hire at Bilbao Airport

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Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao
Jul 3 — Jul 10
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Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao
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Bilbao Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
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2.0 MediocreAug 20 2017
The initial price was good, and the quote included taxes.I got jacked afterwards with extra fees.
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 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
9 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Alamo
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.6
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10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
Best rental service I have experienced.
10.0 ExcellentOct 10 2021
Great car and staff were nice and helpful!
9.6 ExcellentJul 11 2019
Good job finding a suitable car.
Rated no. 3
Europcar
8.1 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Europcar
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
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10.0 ExcellentApr 30 2019
Gas mileage was great, gps was useful.We did not get the car we had signed up for. The car we wanted was automatic, but we were given standard. Two of the drivers got an IDP ($30/each) so we could drive the rental but one of us do not drive stick so it was a waste of money to get the IDP
6.0 GoodJun 4 2017
okay, but have some places for improvementService was friendly and helpful at pickup. Got a size upgrade for free.No map available. Turn in at Reus very hard to find, and didn't have a sign. Clerk tried to gouge us for "damage" that wasn't there, but luckily we'd purchased the insurance (don't think she knew that initially) so we were able to resolve the issue quickly.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Dollar
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.5
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9.6 ExcellentOct 14 2019
Staff at pickup was very friendly and spoke both Spanish and English.Nothing.
7.6 GoodSep 29 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 OkayAug 8 2019
Staff were very rude.Staff and transparency of costings.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2017
Bilbao to Barcelona Rentalgreat value for money. no drop-off fee, Mercedes mid-size, diesel fuelhard sell on auto collision insurance
Rated no. 5
DRIVALIA
7.7 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
DRIVALIA
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 6.5
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2.0 MediocreAug 4 2018
They offer a price and when you get there it is doubled.
9.6 ExcellentJul 25 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
Rated no. 6
Budget
7.4 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Budget
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.9
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1.9 HorribleJul 12 2021
Price was different and car type which I ordered wasn't available. Customer service person was pushing insurance which I didn't need.
10.0 ExcellentAug 31 2017
Easy and convenient, great carThe location is within the airport, the line wasn't bad, the car was fine.
5.2 OkayApr 25 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
Rated no. 7
Sixt
7.1 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Sixt
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 6.4
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10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Instructions for drop off will be convinient. Very difficult to drop off in San Sebastián
1.9 HorribleSep 23 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
Rated no. 8
Hertz
6.9 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Hertz
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 8.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 7.3
  • 5.7
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7.9 GoodJul 25 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 OkaySep 24 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 OkaySep 9 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 ExcellentJun 11 2019
Check-in duration
4.4 OkayJul 18 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 MediocreJul 10 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 $450 Euro for the car. I wont waste my time on the holiday complaining and reporting this abuse of vulnerable travellers(when they don't have another choice and cancellation is not allowed) but when I get back to Sydney I will be making formal complaints
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2017
No local map available at pickupexcellen
Rated no. 9
Avis
6.6 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Avis
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.2
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4.0 OkayDec 5 2019
The car was clean and well maintained.The pick up and drop off experience could have been better. The staff was not very knowledgable regarding local laws even though they get tourists all the time. The rental was supposed to cost 240$ 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 ExcellentSep 19 2019
An upgrade for your Preferred Avis customer.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 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 GoodOct 30 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.
Rated no. 10
Enterprise
5.4 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.9
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2.0 MediocreMay 30 2022
Be careful with GoldCar Bilbao, they charge additional fees
1.9 HorribleAug 20 2021
Rented a car with Enterprise.They didn't give us the car for having arrived few hours later due to a cancelled flight. They didn't refund us completely.
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2021
Good car nice people at the check in
2.0 MediocreNov 6 2018
Will Never Use AgainAbsolutely NothingAfter allowing me to pay the deposit using my American Express card, I was told the day the rental was to bugin that the car rental company would not accept Amex for the bulk of the payment. I ended up having to cancel the reservation and lose my deposit. Shameful !!!!
6.0 GoodSep 22 2018
Wasn't a pleasant experience, won't rent from them againThe employees are welocming and respectful.-The car I rented broke down while driving. Neither the offic nor the road assistance responded to my calls. Putting me in a bad situation. -they make a big deal out of returning the car without a full fuel tank. - they don't have enough people at their counters, need to wait a lot until it's my turn.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2018
They did not have our reservation!!!!!HorribleNo car
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2017
Nice people to deal withFriendly staff took care of us well. Free upgrade on the car too.
Rated no. 11
Goldcar Rental SP
4.2 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 4.5
  • 4.2
  • 4.2
  • 4.5
  • 3.4
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Rated no. 12
Ace
1.9 Horrible (2 reviews)
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Ace
Locations in Bilbao Airport
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
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1.9 HorribleAug 24 2021
We were never able to get in contact with the company, so we didn’t rent the car!
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2017
Charged me an additional 550 Euros after drop-offNothingRented me a smaller car than I had reserved. Then I got two additional charges to my credit card totaling over $500 Dollars for ludicrous charges. They claimed the car was dirty (even though it was clean for a 12 day car rental) and they claimed I made a small scratch on the plastic bumper. They also charged me more than double the price for what I had reserved on Kayak when I picked up the car.
Amigo Autos
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Amigo Autos
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Amigo Rent A Car
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Amigo Rent A Car
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Amigos Car Rental
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Amigos Car Rental
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FLIZZR
1 location in Bilbao Airport
FLIZZR
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Bilbao Airport
keddy by Europcar
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Bilbao Airport
King Rent a Car
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Leasys Rent
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Leasys Rent
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MAGGIORE
1 location in Bilbao Airport
MAGGIORE
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MEGADRIVE
1 location in Bilbao Airport
MEGADRIVE
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National
1 location in Bilbao Airport
National
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Ofran Holiday Autos
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OK RENT A CAR
1 location in Bilbao Airport
OK RENT A CAR
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Record Go
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Record Go
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Rentbycar
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Rentbycar
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Rhodium
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Rhodium
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SOLMAR
1 location in Bilbao Airport
SOLMAR
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Sunnycars
1 location in Bilbao Airport
Sunnycars
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Bilbao Airport
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
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77 travellers who hired a car in Bilbao Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

Car rental locations at Bilbao Airport

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Mini

Top tips for hiring a car at Bilbao Airport

  • Car hire at Bilbao Airport can be extremely easy to find once you’ve come through arrivals on Level 1. The car hire offices are situated on the ground level, outside of the terminal building, so you will need to take the lift or escalator downstairs and exit the building, they are then only a short walk from the terminal building. We recommend pre-booking your car online, and paying in advance, so you don’t need to wait. This option is also cheaper and, depending on the car hire company you choose a free shuttle service to the collection point is typically included. Upon booking remember to check the company’s location for the collection of your vehicle.
  • Bilbao Airport car hire is a great way to travel around the Basque region of Spain. The city itself is very well connected with various public transport links, including metro, buses and taxis but outside the city they are not as frequent and so getting to areas that may interest you is more difficult. For this reason, it’s a much better option to have a hire car so you can pick and choose your destinations and alleviate the need to rely on bus and train schedules.
  • Once you’ve got your vehicle, getting to Bilbao city centre is really simple. It’s only around a 15min drive away, via the N-633 and N-637 motorways. The N-637 also leads to areas of the Basque and Cantabrian coastline via the N-634, which provide stunning coastal drives. You can also connect to the same motorways in the other direction, toward the neighbouring Basque cities of Eibar, roughly 30 miles away, and San Sebastian which is around a 1h 10min drive away covering a distance of about 62 miles.
  • If you’re looking at car hire at Bilbao Airport, take note of the operating hours of your car hire company, especially if your flight arrives before opening time or if you need to return the car after closing. During the booking process you may come across some companies that require you to confirm a return date and time, while others are more flexible. It is important to check the return policy prior to booking your car as additional charges may be incurred for out-of-hours collections and drop-offs. Luckily, checking rates through KAYAK enables you to find deals that include out-of- hours returns as part of the agreement.
  • Book your car hire at Bilbao Airport at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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