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San Sebastian Guide


The most glamorous city in Spain, San Sebastian is found in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. It enjoys a stunning locations on a deep, aqua bay lined by a sparkling beach and bounded by lush, rolling hills. It has a reputation for attracting Spain’s wealthy vacationers. Opt for cheap car hire in San Sebastian for the duration of your holiday and drive around freely in your own time and at your own leisurely pace. It's a popular way to get around this area of Spain as there is so much beautiful countryside to see and explore. Don't leave it to the last minute and book your car hire in San Sebastian here in advance.

Explore San Sebastian

There are three popular beaches in San Sebastian including; Playa de la Concha, Playa de Gros and Ondaretta. The most scenic beach out of the three is most definitely La Concha, a crescent shaped white sandy beach which stretches right around the bay. Towering behind these beaches is the magnificent Mount Igeldo, where visitors can take a ride to the peak to check out the spectacular view.

The old quarter of San Sebastian, known as Parte Vieja consists mainly of pretty cobbled, narrow, winding streets with an array of old buildings for tourists to enjoy. The district is also popular for its beautiful cuisine, drinking bars and great entertainment. San Sebastian was once a walled city and you can still see part of the murallas de la ciudad (city walls). The architecture and street lamps are reminiscent of Paris, and for this reason it is known as the Área Romántica (Romantic Area).

The old quarter has many waterside bars and restaurants along its narrow, noisy streets. If you enjoy tapas then you're in for a treat as this is a delicacy here, especially in the fanciest bars. There are always many shellfish merchants hanging around the side of the harbour catching the freshest of fish. The nicest clubs are along the beach promenade, Paseo de la Concha, or you can hang out with the more bohemian crowd in the Reyes Católicos behind the Baroque cathedral.

A popular trip is to follow the coast between the Peine de los Vientos and the district of Sagüés. Book car hire in San Sebastian to fully enjoy this trip. It is about 7kms, can be covered in two or three hours, and takes in the sea, the beach and the magnificent buildings along the way.


San Sebastian Airport is located about 20km from the capital. Car rentals are available here in the arrival's hall, however, cars are limited and prices are far steeper than what you'll be offered if you were to book car hire in San Sebastian online. Fill in the box above with your pick-up and drop-off locations and click the search button and we'll search for quotes from all of the well known car rental companies, such as Hertz, Avis and Sixt to ensure we find you the best deals across the market.

There is also easy access by train or bus to France, being in close proximity to the beach. Alternatively you can arrive in Madrid and travel overland. 

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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