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Car Hire from Bilbao Airport

Car Hire Bilbao Airport

Bilbao Airport in the north of Spain serves the Basque region, an area of historical and cultural significance to Spain. Many opportunities await those driving in the area with Bilbao, Santander and a number of national parks near the airport. Searching for car hire from Bilbao Airport with Skyscanner can help you get the best deal available.

Where to hire a car at Bilbao Airport

Once you arrive at Bilbao Airport in the arrivals hall you will need to go down one floor onto Floor 0. Avis, Enterprise Atesa, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all have desks available here.

Petrol Stations near Bilbao Airport

If you hire a car from Bilbao Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

The nearest petrol station to Bilbao Airport is a USDA service station located just outside the grounds of the airport on San Esteban Auzoa.

Driving around Bilbao Airport

There are a number of toll roads in Spain, when driving around Bilbao Airport towards your destination you are likely to encounter the AP-1 and the Artxanda toll tunnel between the N-637 and Bilbao. Toll booths located on the roads in order to pay the toll fees as you travel through.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to the north of Spain which can be easily reached from Bilbao Airport


A city with an immense character, Bilbao has been transformed into the tourist destination it is today thanks to the influence of the arts and culture scene and iconic landmarks such as the Museo Guggenheim.

Driving to Bilbao from Bilbao is a short 13km, 12 minute drive via the N-637. On street paid parking is available in the city however if parking near tourist attractions it will be difficult to find a space nearby. Two convenient underground car parks for the centre of the city are Plaza Pio Baroja and Plaza Euskadi.


With arts attractions and architecture to rival Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a surprisingly overlooked city. After a day visiting the sights you can head to the Casco Viejo old town where you will find a number of restaurants and some of the best food in the region.

Bilbao Airport to Vitoria-Gasteiz will take approximately 60 minutes travelling via the N-633, AP-68 and the N-622. The AP-68 is a toll road.
The medieval centre of the city is pedestrianised so you will need to find parking on the outskirts. A number of underground car parks are located in key areas throughout the city such as the bus station, atrium and the cathedral.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a well-rounded destination with surfing beaches, some of the best tapas in the world and a lively night life. Luxurious hotels, designer boutiques and Michelin star restaurants are in abundance.

Bilbao Airport to San Sebastian is a 1 hour 15 minute drive via the AP8 toll road.
San Sebastian is a popular resort and a host of a number of festivals such as the annual International Film Festival, one of the biggest in Europe and as a result roads and parking areas will be busier during these events.

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