Car rental at the Bilbao Airport
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You can cancel any booking through us free of charge up to 24 hours before rental.

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At the Bilbao Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 15 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Fiat Panda
12 Days from 06.09 - 18.09.2024
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from 15 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 06.09 - 18.09.2024
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from 19 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 06.09 - 18.09.2024
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Rent a Car at the Bilbao Airport

Located in the north of Spain, the city of Bilbao is a real insider tip in summer. Book a cheap car rental at Bilbao Airport and experience the fascinating Basque Country. Colorful houses and beautiful squares make the city an eye-catcher. The old town around the Plaza Nueva fascinate Bilbao's visitors. 

Finding a rental car at Bilbao Airport (BIO)

View on Bilbao Airport

Landing at Bilbao Airport

Finding a suitable rental car at Bilbao Airport (BIO) is no problem at all! With you have the possibility to compare different car rentals in advance. Online you'll easily find the best offers via price comparison. If you arrive in Bilbao by airplane, it is most convenient to pre-book a rental car at Bilbao Airport (BIO). That way you can ensure it will be ready for you on your arrival and you will be instantly able to pick it up at the terminal. Use the opportunity is offering and browse through and compare the variety of rental cars. In Bilbao especially and the Basque Country in general it is a good idea to rent a car. Depending on the places you want to visit, public transport may be minimal up to non-existent. Don't underestimate the distances neither the time a bus or train takes to reach a certain destination. By traveling with a rental car you have the opportunity and possibility to go whenever wherever you want to. Don't be bothered by time schedules and so on. Make your own trips, flexible and independent with a rental car in Bilbao. 

What should I know about Bilbao Airport?

Here are some facts about Bilbao Airport.

  • The airport opened its doors in 1948.
  • IATA code: BIO
  • Bilbao Airport is an international commercial airport near Bilbao in the Basque Country in northern Spain.
  • The new terminal, designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, was completed in 2005.
  • It is called La Paloma because of its distinctive shape.

Explore Bilbao in summer with a rental car

Insel San Juan de Gatzelugatxe

San Juan de Gatzelugatxe

Spending the summer in the north of Spain, refreshing in the cool sea during the day and strolling through a variety of bars in the evening - that's what a vacation sounds like. With a rental car you are so flexible that you can also make numerous day trips from Bilbao. We recommend that you also get to know the rest of the Basque Country better during your stay in Bilbao. For example, go to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an island located about 50 minutes drive from Bilbao. It is best known for the famous television series Game of Thrones, as parts of the series were filmed here.

Airlines and their destinations at Bilbao Airport (BIO)

Airlines Destinations
RyanAir Southend
easyJet  Manchester, London
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Vueling Madrid
Swiss Zurich

Location and links of transportation at Bilbao Airport



Overview of taxi prices from Bilbao Airport

Destination approx. prices
Bilbao Centre 25 €
Termibus (Bus terminal) 25 €
Portugalete 30 €
Santander 150 €
San Sebastian 150 €
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If you are planning on doing trips around the area anyways, it will be worth it to book a rental car right at the airport and save the extra money on a taxi.

Shopping and food at Bilbao Airport

Bilbao City

Hub Convenience: (3rd floor)

We recommend that you try the local ham, sausage, cheese, wine and sweets, which are in great demand among travelers.

Bilbao Duty Free: (3rd floor, after security check) offers spirits, tobacco, perfume, cosmetics, food and accessories at reasonable prices and with numerous special offers.

Important information about Bilbao: Explore the surroundings with a rental car

City of Bilbao

City of Bilbao

Situated on the banks of the river Nervión, Bilbao is the largest city in the Spanish Basque Country. Milder than most other parts of Spain, it is both a blessing and a curse: the climate here is like a welcome rest from the heat of the dry plains in the south but also a letdown to the hope of a day on the beach.

But the shore of the Bay of Biscay is not really the main attraction - instead, Bilbao is perhaps the best place in the world to experience the ancient culture and language of the Basque people, who have persisted for thousands of years and are now completely different from any modern culture in Europe.

What sights should I visit with my rental car in Bilbao?

Guggenheim Museum (Museo Guggenheim Bilbao)

Because of its spectacular exterior, made of titanium, limestone and glass, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is one of the landmarks of the city. Park your rental car and explore the museum on a rainy day.

Metro (Metrobilbao)
Metro in Bilbao

The most striking feature is its straightforward, functional design. Star architect Norman Foster not only designed a few stations, but two completely new subway lines. Foster used almost exclusively steel, concrete and glass for the stations. The architect pursued three key points: Simplicity, functionality and aesthetics.

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53 Experiences of our customers at the Bilbao Airport

Rating of Karl-Heinz A.

“Everything worked out without any problems. Quick check-in, quick car handover. We were very satisfied.”

Rating of Dilia S.

“Everything went smoothly. Will always book here again!”

Rating of Nicolas D.

“Avis is the best car rental company I know after a few years of experience.”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Bilbao Airport

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Book a cheap rental car at Bilbao Airport

Book a cheap rental car in Bilbao

A rental car at Bilbao Airport is available from 15 $ per day. For a week you can experience the Basque Country and Bilbao with a rental car from 99 $.

At Driveboo compare the best offers from all national and international car rental companies. Use our independent and transparent price comparison today to make your Bilbao trip a true adventure. 

Can I book a rental car at Bilbao Airport without a credit card? 



Book a rental car without credit card

The payment for a car without credit card is quite simply via direct debit or with some providers optionally via PayPal.

Please note that the deposit is only for the security of the equivalent value of the vehicle and will be refunded when returned intact. 

What should be considered when returning the rental car? 

gas station nearby the Bilbao airport

Fill up your rental car before returning it

Return of the rental car in Bilbao or elsewhere

 The return of your rental car is very easy during and outside the opening hours of your chosen car rental:

  • Plan enough buffer time for the return of the rental car.
  • Depending on the selected fuel regulation, you may have to fill up your rental car accordingly.
  • During opening hours, you simply return your rental car to your provider. He will go through any damage to the vehicle with you and refund you the deposit.

The deposit will be returned to you if the rental car is returned intact in the following days. 

What does it cost to cancel a rental car? 


Cancellation of your rental car 24 hours before the start of the rental period is free of charge during Driveboos' opening hours. 

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