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Car Hire San Sebastian - Your Gateway to the Basque Country with Rhino Car Rental

San Sebastian, or Donostia as it is known in Basque, is a coastal city in Spain's Basque Country known for its beautiful beaches, exquisite cuisine, and vibrant cultural scene. It's a place where historical charm meets modern sophistication, and where the Bay of Biscay gently laps at city sands.

Car Hire Benefits in San Sebastian

Renting a car in San Sebastian with Rhino Car Rental provides you with the freedom to explore this stunning area at your own pace. Whether you're here for the renowned San Sebastian Film Festival, to indulge in Michelin-starred gastronomy, or to soak up the sun on Playa de la Concha, a private car is your ticket to convenience and comfort.

Driving to San Sebastian

  • Nearest Airport: San Sebastian Airport is located about 20 km from the city center, which is approximately a 20-minute drive via the GI-636.
  • Bilbao Airport: Many visitors arrive via Bilbao Airport, which is around 100 km away, roughly a 1-hour drive via the AP-8 toll highway.
  • Road Conditions: Roads are generally in excellent condition, with clear signage. The AP-8 toll road is particularly well-maintained, offering a smooth ride with beautiful views.
  • Traffic: San Sebastian can experience busy traffic, especially during summer and festivals. However, with a car, you can find the best times to travel and avoid peak congestion.
  • Parking: It's advisable to check if your accommodation offers parking. There are also public parking lots and metered street parking throughout the city.

Exploring San Sebastian and Beyond

  • Playa de la Concha: Just a short drive from the city center, this beach is a must-visit for its stunning views and cityscape.
  • Monte Igueldo: A few kilometers from the city center, offering panoramic views – accessible by car or a funicular from Ondarreta Beach.
  • Pasaia: About 15 minutes east of San Sebastian, a picturesque fishing village perfect for a leisurely afternoon.
  • French Border: The French towns of Hendaye and Saint-Jean-de-Luz are less than 30 minutes away, providing a wonderful day trip opportunity.

Car Rental Policies in San Sebastian

Rhino Car Rental ensures that all customers are fully informed about our rental policies, guaranteeing a straightforward and secure hire process:

Important Information for Your Hire Car

  • Insurance Coverage: Standard insurance is included, with the option to upgrade to a premium insurance package for comprehensive coverage.
  • Excess Details: The excess amount will be detailed in your rental agreement. It's the maximum amount you would be liable for in case of damage to the vehicle.
  • Deposit Information: A deposit is required for all rentals, blocked on the main driver's credit card.
  • Payment Cards: A valid credit card in the name of the main driver is necessary for security deposit purposes.

Added Benefits

  • Breakdown Assistance: Peace of mind comes standard with our included breakdown assistance, ensuring you're never stranded.
  • One Way Rentals: Rhino offers the flexibility of one-way rentals, allowing you to pick up your vehicle in San Sebastian and drop it off at another location, ideal for those planning a broader Basque Country or northern Spain itinerary.


With Rhino Car Rental, your journey through San Sebastian and its picturesque surroundings promises to be as comfortable as it is memorable. Embrace the freedom to explore the city’s famous sites, dive into the culinary scene, or venture into the rolling hills of the Basque Country. Start your adventure with us by booking your car rental today and prepare to discover the wonders of San Sebastian and beyond.

Current Rental Rates in San Sebastian

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.72 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 124.06 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.99 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 146.93 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.01 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 161.09 EUR from 11/12/2023

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Useful to know about San Sebastian

  • The correct name of the city is Donostia San Sebastian.
  • The city is surrounded by high peaks and the coastline either side of the town is picturesque with craggy cliffs and sandy bays.
  • The Bay of La Concha behind which the city is built has what is considered to be the most beautiful urban beach in Europe.
  • The old part of the city dates from only the 19th century as the Spanish burnt it down when it belonged to French Gascony.
  • The city hosts the longest continually run jazz festival in Europe at the end of July which is followed by another music festival and then a film festival marking the city’s cultural credentials.


Popular car hire destinations in San Sebastian

  • San Sebastian Airport
  • Avd Pio Baroja
  • Plaza Irun Commercial Centre
  • Bordeaux Airport (San Sebastian makes a great mini break if you are holidaying in South West France and just 200km from Bordeaux)

Best car rental companies in San Sebastian

No.1: SIXT,
based on 4492 reviews
17 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 2048 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
based on 3878 reviews
22 min (average wait time)

San Sebastian car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Sixt EMEA Corporate
  • € 124.04
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 17.72
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 18
    Most Popular Type:
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Fiat 500
  • 40
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in San Sebastian

January€ 55
February€ 46
March€ 44
April€ 42
May€ 46
June€ 58
July€ 82
August€ 71
September€ 56
October€ 52
November€ 40
December€ 56
January€ 41
February€ 36
March€ 35
April€ 32
May€ 36
June€ 46
July€ 58
August€ 53
September€ 41
October€ 36
November€ 30
December€ 48
January€ 60
February€ 59
March€ 64
April€ 55
May€ 55
June€ 59
July€ 94
August€ 92
September€ 67
October€ 59
November€ 65
December€ 90
January€ 69
February€ 60
March€ 61
April€ 58
May€ 57
June€ 74
July€ 106
August€ 89
September€ 66
October€ 58
November€ 54
December€ 72
January€ 135
February€ 126
March€ 132
April€ 122
May€ 142
June€ 142
July€ 325
August€ 224
September€ 190
October€ 139
November€ 131
December€ 146
January€ 42
February€ 35
March€ 32
April€ 33
May€ 36
June€ 41
July€ 60
August€ 53
September€ 44
October€ 40
November€ 30
December€ 45
January€ 84
February€ 79
March€ 79
April€ 74
May€ 73
June€ 78
July€ 119
August€ 104
September€ 85
October€ 70
November€ 67
December€ 87
January€ 59
February€ 47
March€ 46
April€ 51
May€ 59
June€ 74
July€ 93
August€ 82
September€ 69
October€ 61
November€ 44
December€ 58

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