Car rentals in Bilbao: All you need to know
A Bilbao car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Bilbao. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Bilbao?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Bilbao. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Bilbao?
CarRentals.com has around a half-dozen car rental suppliers to pick from in Bilbao. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Avis. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bilbao?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bilbao. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Bilbao||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bilbao?
Typically, to rent a car in Bilbao you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Does Bilbao require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through ESP.Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Bilbao. You can cruise wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Bilbao rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great car that will result in more extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Bilbao car rental. We'll see you around town.