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Car Hire Bilbao Deals : Sixt rent a car

If you are looking for car rental in Bilbao, Sixt makes it easy with two conveniently located offices. With one at the airport and one in the city centre, picking up your rental vehicle is a breeze. To find directions to our rental offices, simply check our drop-down list. Whether you are visiting Bilbao for business or pleasure, Sixt car hire is the best way to get around the city.

 
  • Bilbao Airport
    Aeropuerto de Bilbao
    48180 Loiu

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 24:00
    Book at this branch

  • Bilbao Centre
    Plaza de Euskadi 4, Local 8
    48009 Bilbao

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 20:00
    Sa. - Su.08:00 - 16:30
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 16:30
    Book at this branch

  • Bilbao Airport

    Sixt Car Rental
    Aeropuerto de Bilbao
    48180 Loiu

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holidays07:00 - 24:00

    24 h pickup
    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s, Vans & Trucks

  • Bilbao Centre

    Sixt Car Rental
    Plaza de Euskadi 4, Local 8
    48009 Bilbao

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 20:00
    Sa. - Su.08:00 - 16:30
    Bank Holidays08:00 - 16:30

    24 h pickup
    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s, Vans & Trucks

Sixt car hire Bilbao

Our Service  |  Traffic Information  |  Sixt Tip  |   Sightseeing Destinations  | Business Destinations |  Rental FAQs  

If you click on the second tab of the branch menu, you will find a handy overview map showing you our rental locations in Bilbao. Each individual branch page will list its address and helpful details about opening hours. Both the airport and city centre branches are open seven days a week and offer 24 hour pickups and returns for extra convenience and flexibility. By carrying out a quick car hire price comparison, you will be able to see our competitive prices, and you can benefit from our affordable car hire in Bilbao by making an online booking or by telephoning our reservation number. While we always endeavour to supply our customers with their preferred vehicle, we cannot guarantee a specific model. Whether you need a rental for just a few hours, a weekend or an extended period, we are happy to help.


Ría de Bilbao, Vizcaya, Basque Country

Our Service

We take pride in offering an extensive range of rental cars for you to choose from, including convertibles, sports cars, 4 x 4s, prestige saloons and estate cars. We even offer a range of vans, ensuring that there is sure to be a vehicle to suit every requirement. Customise your rental to perfectly meet your needs by adding on one of our many extras to your booking. Why not arrange for a Sat Nav to help you find your way around town? Or a baby seat to keep the little ones in your party safe and secure? Lighten the load by sharing the driving duties with an additional driver or upgrade your insurance cover so that you can benefit from Roadside Protection for complete peace of mind. To make booking your car hire in Bilbao even easier, download the Sixt mobile app and arrange your perfect vehicle and extras while on the go.


Bilbao in autumn. Vizcaya, Basque Country

Traffic Information

Visitors arriving in Bilbao by aeroplane will arrive at the Bilbao Airport which is 5.6 miles north of the city centre, just off the main N-637 highway. Our car rental office is conveniently situated inside the airport itself on level P1 after going through security. Our rental office in the centre of Bilbao is located on the Plaza de Euskadi and can be easily reached by public transport. The local Bilbobus services 1, 10, 11, 13, 18, 27, 38, 48 and 71 all stop nearby, or alternatively, the Moyua Metro stop or Guggenheim tram stop are both within a few minutes walk of our office.

Once you have picked up your vehicle, you can begin your exploration of Bilbao. If you are on holiday in the area and choose to hire a car, you can visit attractions like the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, the Guggenheim Museum or the Museo de Bellas Artes De Bilbao, all of which are popular tourist sites. If you are here on business, a hire car will give you easy access to the commercial heart of the city and the left bank industrial zone and port.

Once the commercial heart of the Basque Country, today the city is still its unofficial capital. Just 10 miles south of the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao boasts some impressive scenery as it is surrounded by two mountain ranges. The city's commercial port links Spain to 500 ports around the world, helping to elevate Bilbao's status as the economic centre of the region. Proud of its heritage and culture, Bilbao is a bilingual city, with the traditional Basque language still being widely spoken.


Vizcaya Suspension Bridge, Basque Country

Sixt Tip

Explore Bilbaos Music Scene

The Old Town, Abando and the Licenciado Pozas areas are the best places to head to experience the nightlife and cultural side of the city. Enjoy some world class opera at the Teatro Arriaga or listen to the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra at the Euskalduna Palace every Friday evening. For a more traditional experience, the Kafe Antzokia is an ideal spot to take in some local Basque music, or for those who like their nights to be a little more lively, Somera Street is a hotspot for Basque youth culture.


Sightseeing Destinations

The popular town of San Sebastian is just over an hours drive from Bilbao and is the perfect place to take a day trip. Whether you would prefer to relax on the white sands of La Concha, surf at Zurriola Beach or sample the famous local pintxos in the Parte Vieja, you are sure to enjoy a great day out.

Distance to San Sebastian

  • From Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian: 62.5 miles, about 1 hour 9 minutes
  • From Bilbao city centre to San Sebastian: 62.9 miles, about 1 hour 8 minutes
Short breaks from Bilbao. San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Basque Country

Santander, the capital of the Cantabria region, is less than 70 miles away from Bilbao and is a great tourist destination. Visit the Royal Palace of Magdalena and see its small zoo which is home to a host of animals including penguins and seals, or discover the 13th century cathedral. Alternatively, take some time out for shopping around the Plaza Porticada or take a stroll through the gardens of Piquio from which you can admire spectacular views over the peninsular.

Distance to Santander

  • From Bilbao Airport to Santander: 67.4 miles, about 1 hour 11 minutes
  • From Bilbao city centre to Santander: 63.4 miles, about 1 hour 9 minutes


Business Destinations

Bilbao is a popular hub for business travellers thanks to the city's many commercial and conference facilities including the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall. The Bilbao Exhibition Centre in nearby Barakaldo also frequently hosts many international trade fairs, meetings and conventions for business delegates from all over the world.

Distance to the Bilbao Exhibition Centre

  • From Bilbao Airport to the Bilbao Exhibition Centre: 10.5 miles, about 16 minutes
  • From Bilbao city centre to the Bilbao Exhibition Centre: 6.1 miles, about 11 minutes

Bilbao, the financial and business city of the Basque Country

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.

Do I need a credit card?

Can I hire a certain car model? If I'm not happy with my vehicle can I change it?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?

Which documents are needed to pick up the rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Does Sixt deliver rental cars?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

What is Sixt's refuelling policy?


 
 

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