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Car Hire Vitoria-Gasteiz Helpful Guide

Is Hiring a Car Worth It? Within Vitoria-Gasteiz, most attractions are within walking distance, especially in the old town. However, if you aim to explore the broader Basque region, including its coastline, mountains, and other cities, renting a car offers unparalleled flexibility. The surrounding countryside, dotted with historic villages, nature reserves, and vineyards, is best explored at one's own pace with a car.

Car hire from Rhino will help you do just that with a range of vehicles from fun, cheap to run models to more luxurious models such as Mercedes and BMW that will take you on your way in comfort and style. With inclusive car hire rates starting from as little as 16 euros a day, it's time to book online to secure one of our great deals.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of Spain's Basque Country, is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors like Bilbao and San Sebastián. Yet, it's a treasure trove of history, art, and green spaces. Declared the European Green Capital in 2012, Vitoria is surrounded by a green belt, offers numerous parks within the city, and is committed to sustainability. Its well-preserved medieval old town stands as a testament to the region's rich past.

Recommended Places to Visit in Vitoria-Gasteiz:

  1. Santa María Cathedral: An impressive Gothic cathedral undergoing restoration, which can be visited with guided tours.
  2. Plaza de la Virgen Blanca: The heart of the city, lined with cafes and historic buildings.
  3. Artium: The Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, boasting a significant collection of Spanish art from the 20th century onward.
  4. Florida Park: A beautiful urban green space ideal for relaxation and leisurely strolls.
  5. Muralla Medieval: Parts of the old city walls that can be explored, offering a peek into the city's ancient defense mechanisms.

Driving Distances and Routes to Nearby Attractions:

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bilbao: About 65 km (1 hour) via the AP-68 and N-622.
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastián: Roughly 120 km (1 hour 15 minutes) via the AP-1.
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz to Rioja Wine Region (Haro): Around 80 km (50 minutes) via the N-124, a must-visit for wine enthusiasts.

Driving Tips:

  • From the Airport: Vitoria Airport is located about 8 km (about 15 minutes) from the city center, mainly accessed via the N-624.
  • Parking: The city center, especially the medieval part, has narrow streets. Utilize the public parking facilities available around the city center and then explore on foot.
  • Tolls: Major highways like AP-68 and AP-1 have toll sections. Make sure to be prepared for these when planning your route.

Scenic Routes:

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz to the Salto del Nervión: About 40 km (45 minutes) via the A-2521 leads to the highest waterfall in Spain, particularly impressive after rains.

In summary, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a delightful blend of history, art, and nature, making it a unique stop in the Basque Country. With a car at your disposal, you can unlock the full potential of this fascinating region. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.24 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 204.74 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.12 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 217.89 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.13 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 217.96 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Vitoria-Gasteiz: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The full name of the city is Vitoria-Gasteiz.
  • The citizens are affectionately nicknamed Babazorros, meaning 'Bean eaters!'
  • The city was originally Roman but was then abandoned before rising again in the 6th century under the Visigoths.
  • It's an important industrial city with Mercedes Benz and Michelin as the major employers.
  • It has a huge city square called the Virgen Blanca/Andre Maria Zuria where many local celebrations are held.
  • Bilbao is approximately 65km north west and Madrid 360km south west of Vitoria.


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