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Thrifty in Bilbao

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Wed 20 Mar 2019
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Sat 23 Mar 2019
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Why use Thrifty?

  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in Bilbao is quick and easy
  • Collecting a car from Thrifty in Bilbao is quick and easy
  • The Thrifty staff in Bilbao have a real reputation for efficiency

Ratings for Thrifty in Bilbao


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


Thrifty locations in Bilbao

Opening hours

  • Bilbao Airport
    Day Time
    Monday 7am - 12am
    Tuesday 7am - 12am
    Wednesday 7am - 12am
    Thursday 7am - 12am
    Friday 7am - 12am
    Saturday 8am - 11pm
    Sunday 8am - 11pm
  • Bilbao Downtown
    Day Time
    Monday 8am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm
    Tuesday 8am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm
    Wednesday 8am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm
    Thursday 8am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm
    Friday 8am - 1pm, 4pm - 7pm
    Saturday 11am - 1pm
    Sunday closed

Thrifty counters near Bilbao

Reviews of Thrifty in Bilbao

Real customer reviews

Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous Bilbao Airport 18 March 2019
Friendly helpful staff at pick up.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 01 September 2018
All good, staff friendly and helpful.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 27 August 2018
It Didn't feel like I was being ripped off at any point. Only one person in checking in, so there was a que. There were no petrol stations close to the dropping off air port. I could have been warned.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 23 August 2018
The female on the counter was excellent, friendly, efficient & had lots of useful tips to enhance our stay in Bilbao. The car was very comfortable & modern with lots of technology like satellite navigation. The whole experience was very quick & easy. We will definitely use thrifty again. I am already regretting not using thrifty in France. There were quite a few scratches on the car that hadn't already been documented when we picked the car up
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 16 August 2018
Excellent almost new car Nothing
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 09 August 2018
All good and confortable with the car. NA
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 05 June 2018
Fast pickup and drop off. What a change from our usual Spanish rental car experience. Thank you Thrifty.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 02 May 2018
The car model. The drop fee in Gijón doesn't included
james Bilbao Airport 27 April 2018
Unable to extend the hire period to the date I needed it
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 31 March 2018
Love the Opel Adam offered as it was only 2 of was very clean and staff at Bilbao airport excellent.. All was well no complaints
Carolina Bilbao Airport 13 March 2018
No hard sale in insurance. Very polite staff. Fantastic car.Great price
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 02 January 2018
Customer service and car The service charge for the petrol as I didn't have time to refill as I would have missed our flight.
Irene Bilbao Airport 03 November 2017
The employees and the quality of the car. N/A
Danielle Bilbao Downtown 27 August 2017
Wish automatic pricing wasn't so gapped from the manual, but was great being able to have the flexibility. I had to sign the condition of the car sheet before I actually saw the car. When I asked to see the car first the worker at the counter said trust me it's ok.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 30 June 2017
Quality of vehicle Did not get shown to vehicle and left to figure out start up and controls. No advice given on exit procedure from parking area. No petrol station on approach to drop off at airport, have to go back on exit route to top up tank for return to avoid exorbitant top up fees.
Robin Bilbao Airport 26 May 2017
A hire car is a utility purchase - a convenience where price is important; I got exactly what I wanted, at a good price and the staff were both friendly and efficient. I cannot fault you on any score. There was nothing I didn't like
Eric Bilbao Airport 14 April 2017
We received a brand new upgraded car. Were attended to straight away at Thrifty desk and the same on returning the car
Geoff Bilbao Airport 10 September 2016
Potential nsurance excess costs
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 10 September 2016
The closeness of the garage to the car hire office, and the condition of the car. The booklet that came with the car was misleading. It stated "on returning the car do not give the keys to anyone, bring them to office" When we returned car an attended asked for the keys, he did accompany us to the office When we insisted.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 16 July 2016
Friendly staff, quick, efficient. Realised we were taking car for three weeks so gave us a free upgrade! nothing
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 14 June 2016
The hood on the car wasn't closed properly, I had to stop on the motorway to close myself
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 14 July 2015
that I had to queue at the counter to return the car
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 01 June 2015
unluckily slow on picking up. but slightly grumpy staff. very impressive on drop off. assessed small damage very quickly and explained clearly.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 18 September 2014
overall a very good experience, the car was great, the staff very helpfull, it took us no time to get on the road, we definetely will use thrifty again!!
paul Bilbao Airport 30 May 2014
Ease of collection and friendliness of staff at drop off. Expected fiat 500 got fiat panda - not a good replacement. I was disappointed with this. At pick up the staff member was not very friendly
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 23 May 2014
I paid 26 Euro to rent a (very tiny Fiat) for two days. It honestly cost me more to park it. My flight was a little early, but the desk attendant would not begin my "check-in" process until the time stated on my reservation. The desk was not empty, so this was quite irritating. The drop-off process was also quite unclear.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 14 May 2014
Easy, hassle free, cheap. Wanted a small car (fiat 500 or similar) car supplied was much larger (Zafira) which was not ideal for narrow streets etc.
Thomas Bilbao Airport 21 April 2014
Everything to my satisfaktion Nothing
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 03 March 2014
clean car; efficient friendly staff; location of pick up and drop off we had to return car with full tank of fuel which we didn't manage to do because we couldn't find a fuel station coming in from the motorway - notification of fuel stations on/off the motorway network in nearby vicinity would have been helpful
Graham Bilbao Airport 03 March 2014
Staff friendly and helpful - location of office was nearby and easy to find due to good airport signage in terminal. no way to find petrol station near airport and car hire return signs take you straight into Car park so you cannot refill petrol tank at garage - I saw the petrol price signs on the airport petrol station but could not get to them. I felt cheated because the price charged by Thrift is very very expensive. Spoils the whole hiring transaction for me.
Anonymous Bilbao Airport 25 February 2014
Brand new car, just what was ordered. Nice stuff at the desk despite the late arrival. Easy drop-off I got fist GPS with fault, so I had lots of trouble in traffic first night. Luckily the airport was close so I could change without any harm
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