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Arranging your car hire online prior to the actual trip is a sound idea for a number of reasons
- It guarantees that you receive the model of car that you request
- It saves time at at the car hire desk (although you wouldn't believe that if you've stood in the huge queues at Alamo in Miami)
- The complete booking process is done in the comfort of your own home rather than at the arrival airport where you might well be accompanied by a tired partner and a selection of unruly children
- The fully inclusive price is fixed
Start planning your trip to Bilbao by booking car hire using two of Britain's leading car hire companies. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Bilbao airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have specialist telephone support specialists on hand for any extra queries that might occur before or after renting a car.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car hire quotes from our suppliers for cheap Bilbao airport car hire. The airport is 12 km from the city of Bilbao.
The capital of Biscay, Bilbao is Spain's principal port city in the industrial north. The city is situated close to the Bay of Biscay and the River Nervion enjoying a rich tourist trade and major rejuvenation over the recent decades. A prosperous business centre with a thriving social and cultural scene, Bilbao currently has a population in excess of a million, ensuring it is one of the most populated of metropolitan areas in the Spanish Basque region.
Bilbao isn't at first glance, a picture postcard type of destination but has a lot to offer visitors on the outskirts of the busy port area and surrounding countryside. One of the biggest crowd pullers is the newly built Guggenheim Museum complete with spectacular exterior that is a work of art in its own right. The Museum when built in 1997 marked the beginning of an exciting cityscape revitalisation and houses the works of the great modern artists of the 20th century such as Kandinsky, Cezanne and Klee. Other exciting construction projects in Bilbao included the very new Bilbao Airport as well as the Euskalduna Palace, the Abandoibarra project and the Bilbao Underground system.
Although a city that responds well to modern trends, Bilbao balances this with its strong traditions. A short journey from the grey port region of Bilbao and you will be pleasantly surprised by sights like the many pretty beaches, a century old suspension bridge, beautiful countryside and to the north of Monte Archanda, the best place in Bilbao to savour the scenery and drink up the atmosphere of the Basque Country.
When you visit the city, you will find that despite its many tourists that Bilbao has not allowed itself to be dictated to in terms of what the tourist wants, he gets. Expect instead to find typically Spanish cafes and bars. What you will encounter will be plenty of local people going about their daily chores enjoying business. At Bilbao, you will enjoy more than a warm Spanish climate and that is the unique culture of the Basque region.
A number of popular attractions in Bilbao, there are non so spectacular than the shiny new Guggenheim Museum. If you love art and you love architecture too, why not join the thousands who flock here every year? Resembling a metallic flower and breaking down the constraints of traditional architecture, the Guggenheim was designed with a distinct absence of right angles and is an impressive sight! As well as exhibiting the big names of modern art, the Guggenheim also prides itself in showcasing the work of up and coming Spanish artists. Art lovers with a thirst for paintings that even the Guggenheim didn't satisfy, will enjoy the fruits of the Museo de Bellas. This discreetly fronted art gallery houses a diverse range of works from the Flemish painters of the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries as well as an impressive collection of paintings by Goya, El Greco, Velasquez, Bacon, Gaugin and Picasso.
Stunning religious architecture is everywhere in Bilbao! One of the more stunning of churches in Bilbao is that of Santa Maria de Begona (otherwise known as 'the Mother of Bilbao'). Dominating the city from the top of a hill Santa Maria combines Romanesque with Gothic periods of architecture and dates back to the sixteenth century. Other top attractions in Bilbao include City Hall in all its nineteenth century glory flaunting decadent arrangements of sweeping stairs and column structures.
While in Bilbao, you will discover how well situated you are for out of town trips. An hourís journey due south of Bilbao will bring you to the green and pleasant city of Vitoria-Gasteiz highlighted on the maps for its statue of the Duke of Wellington and a wealth of things to see and do. Here in the Old Quarter, you will enjoy at least two Gothic cathedrals and many museums and art galleries.
Bilbao visitors will enjoy hitting the highways and exploring the Basque country and further afield. With an easy connection to Santander, San Sebastian, Irun and France by the A-8 Road, ensure you have that petrol tank topped up! Better still, the AP-68 Road takes you to and from Bilbao to Logrono, Zaragoza, Madrid and Barcelona (to name but a few!)
- There is a Taxi Rank conveniently situated outside of Arrivals. The journey time into the city is about 30 minutes costing EUR 16-20 (11-14GB Pounds).
The Biscay Bus or Bizkaibus A-3247 departs from outside the terminal to Plaza Moyua in central Bilbao every 30 minutes between 6.00am to 11.00pm. The journey lasts about 45 minutes costing EUR 1.00 (68 British pence).