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Rent a car or van at Bilbao Airport with Europcar
Bilbao Airport is a lively travel hub serving the Basque Country and Northern Spain. It’s located just nine kilometres from the industrial port town of Bilbao and within easy reach of mountainous countryside. Should you wish to continue your onward journey in style, our Europcar Bilbao Airport car hire station is just a minute’s walk from the main terminal building offering a wide selection of vehicles.
The Europcar car hire experience at Bilbao Airport
Whether you’re heading downtown where skyscrapers dominate the architecture or are heading for a drive in the mountains, a Europcar vehicle will get you there with ease. We have an extensive fleet with compact cars like the Fiat 500 sitting alongside people carriers like the Mercedes Vito Tourer which can seat up to nine passengers comfortably.
At Europcar Bilbao Airport, you can also hire a van with the capacity of a Mercedes Vito Mixta being 2800 kilograms. All of our vehicles can be rented on a long or short-term basis with daily, weekly and monthly packages readily available. Our service is flexible to suit your needs with our easy three-step booking process allowing you to plan in advance and secure a vehicle that’s right for you.
Discover Bilbao and surroundings by car
With modern landmarks, a rich cultural history and impressive architecture, Bilbao is well-worth a visit. Simply jump in your hire car and head to some of the area’s best attractions such as the Guggenheim Museum where you’ll find a collection of stunning modern artwork by Spanish and international artists. Designed by Frank Gehry, this museum is considered one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture and is one of Bilbao’s best-loved landmarks.
Boasting a more traditional setting, the Fine Arts Museum is also one of the finest galleries in Spain and then there’s Euskal Museoa Bilbao which gives a deep insight into the Basque culture.
As well as museums, the Basque Country is renowned for its food with Bilbao offering a host of Michelin-starred restaurants and a host of stunning eateries. For the ultimate culinary experience, head to the bustling core of the city, Casco Viejo, where you can enjoy a bite to eat before wandering the old streets or popping to Doña Casilda Park for a little greenery.
Fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of city life? Then how about a leisurely drive into the mountains with Artxanda and Kobetas being ideal for hikers, both offering sensational views across the city. You could even head a little outside Bilbao to discover Malmasín and Serantes.
Driving in Bilbao
In Spain, drivers stay on the right hand side of the road and overtake on the left. As Bilbao is one of Spain’s largest and most populous cities, you should expect traffic to be heavy throughout the days with peak travel times being during the morning commute (7-9am approximately) and evening commute (5-7pm approximately).
There are four main routes into the centre of Bilbao:
You can arrive using the AP-8 from Irun/Francia,
The AP-8 from Santander in the other direction
The AP-68 from Vitoria or Madrid
The A-636 if you are coming from Burgos.
To get to the museums and old town you must leave at the Bilbao Oeste exit on the bypass.
When it comes to leaving your vehicle you can park on the street using pay and display or head to one of the many underground car parks. Please be aware of parking bays that are reserved only for residents.