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San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Jun 17 — Jun 24
Same drop-off
San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Thu 6/17
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Thu 6/24
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San Sebastian car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Sebastian
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Premium, Standard
Rental locations21
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesBudget, Dollar, Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in San Sebastian

$35/dayEconomy
$39/dayCompact
$45/dayIntermediate
$66/dayStandard
$34/dayMini
$79/dayPremium
$58/dayCompact SUV
$59/dayCompact station wagon
$79/dayIntermediate SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

San Sebastian car rental reviews and directory

From $29/dayRated #1
Dollar
Best rated
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in San Sebastian
Dollar
Locations in San Sebastian
Fuenterrabia Airport+34 943 66 85 66
Monday16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday16:00 - 18:00
Thursday16:00 - 18:00
Friday16:00 - 18:00
Travesia De Garbera 1+34 943 39 22 23
Monday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Wednesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Thursday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Friday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2019
Pros: Friendly easyCons: All good
From $28/dayRated #2
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
Most popular
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in San Sebastian
Thrifty
Locations in San Sebastian
Fuenterrabia Airport+34 943 66 85 66
Monday16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday16:00 - 18:00
Thursday16:00 - 18:00
Friday16:00 - 18:00
Travesia De Garbera 1+34 943 39 22 23
Monday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Wednesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Thursday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Friday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 7 2017
Easiest. Car rental. EverPros: I'm an Australian travelling in Spain and I'd never even heard of Kayak before I Googled "car rental Spain". Within 15 minutes I'd compared the results, selected Kayak's option and had booked a car to pick up in San Sebastian later that week. For $11 a day! Cheapest, easiest, least painful car rental experience I've ever had, and that includes all the times I've hired cars in my own country. I even ended up getting more of a discount because I returned the car four hours earlier than originally planned.Cons: Driving in Spain. OMG, they're crazy over here!
From $48/dayRated #3
Avis
9.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in San Sebastian
Avis
Locations in San Sebastian
Federico Garcia Lorca1 Planta0+34 943 46 15 56
Monday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:30
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Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentMay 5 2018
Great car rental experiencePros: I was impressed by the friendly and professional attitude of the AVIS staff at both pickup and drop off They were very enjoyable to work with. It was the best car rental experience I have ever had.Cons: Everything was excellent.
From $32/dayRated #4
Budget
8.9 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in San Sebastian
Budget
Locations in San Sebastian
Budget San Sebastian Apt+34 943 668 548
Monday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Federico Garcia Lorca1 Planta0+34 943 46 15 56
Monday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:30
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 5 2017
Pros: The car was in very good condition. The drop-off was very easyCons: The pick up of the car was not easy due to the opening hours in San Sebastian
7.6 GoodAug 6 2016
Insurance from Kayak didn't seem to make us feel cPros: Car was small but ran well.Cons: Didn't think a Fiat 500 was a Fiat Panda or similar. It was small and our luggage stuck out in the trunk and backseat LP Ike a sore thumb.
From $43/dayRated #5
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in San Sebastian
Enterprise
Locations in San Sebastian
10 Gregorio Ordonez Kalea+34 943 46 30 13
Monday08:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Aeropuerto De San Sebastian+34 943 988 008
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  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
From $31/dayRated #6
Hertz
8.8 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in San Sebastian
Hertz
Locations in San Sebastian
Fuenterrabia Airport+34 943 66 85 66
Monday16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday16:00 - 18:00
Wednesday16:00 - 18:00
Thursday16:00 - 18:00
Friday16:00 - 18:00
Travesia De Garbera 1+34 943 39 22 23
Monday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Tuesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Wednesday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Thursday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Friday16:30 - 19:30
09:00 - 13:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
  • 9.6
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  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2018
Top Choice!Pros: Quick prompt serviceCons: Location could have been more central
9.2 ExcellentSep 13 2017
Hertz San SebastianPros: Very polite, professional and organized. I would use them again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 2 2017
Great experiencePros: Efficient, friendly customer service. Car was good. overall, great experience.Cons: None
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From $59/dayRated #7
Sixt
8 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in San Sebastian
Sixt
Locations in San Sebastian
Avda. Zurriola 1, Local 9+34 871 18 01 92
Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2018
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. Great service.Cons: Maybe include a map of the area, including highways leading out of town. I overheard 2 people, plus myself, asking for directions before getting into the car.
4.4 OkayMay 2 2018
Horrible customer servicePros: Car was goodCons: Customer service was poor, only one person for everyone and very slow
4.0 OkaySep 30 2016
Cons: We waited for over an hour for our car to be ready. The manager was nice, but did nothing for our inconvenience.
10.0 ExcellentJul 11 2016
Kayak misleadPros: Kayak showed an image of the van I was renting, which was a 9 passenger van. However, upon arrival all Sixt had to offer was a small van that could not accommodate six people. We had to spend twice the money and rent another car so we could all fit. We had to pay twice the gas and tolls.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in San Sebastian
Sunnycars
Locations in San Sebastian
Aeropuerto de San Sebastián-Fuenterrabía
Calle De Ordóñez Gregorio 10
De Irun Plaza 6
Gabarri N.5 And 22
Kalea Gabarri 901
Travesia de Garbera 1
Recent reviews
From $33/day
Europcar
1 location in San Sebastian
Europcar
Locations in San Sebastian
Plaza Irun 6 Centro Comercial Arcco+34 648 98 06 83
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in San Sebastian
keddy by Europcar
Locations in San Sebastian
Plaza Irun 6 Centro Comercial Arcco Nivel -2+34 943 322 304
Recent reviews
King Rent a Car
1 location in San Sebastian
King Rent a Car
Locations in San Sebastian
Plaza Gipuzkoa
Recent reviews
38 travelers who rented a car in San Sebastian gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations in or near San Sebastian

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$51/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in San Sebastian

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in San Sebastian

  • Visitors to San Sebastian are highly advised to rent a car during their time there so they can take full advantage of what the city and country as a whole have to offer. There are many wonderful sights and towns to visit all within a short drive of the city such as up the coast from San Sebastian at just 50 kilometers (31 miles) away. And even closer there is Hondarribia, at just 23 kilometers (14 miles) away.
  • Travelers arriving at San Sebastian Airport will find that the rental car counters are located within the terminal’s Arrivals Hall. Simply follow the signs and you should have no trouble finding it.
  • One thing to keep in mind when driving in San Sebastian, and throughout Spain, is that it is prohibited to talk on the phone when driving unless the phone is hands-free. Additionally, it is also illegal to text and drive, even if you are stopped at a traffic light. So play it safe and leave any phone operating to your passengers, especially when it comes to navigating.
  • San Sebastian, while not featuring the most serious traffic during rush hour, does have a minor amount of congestion during the work week. In general, drivers can expect rush hour to start up at around 7:00 a.m. and to cool down by around 9:00 a.m., while in the afternoon it picks up at around 4:30 p.m. and finishes just around 7:00 p.m. Askatasunaren Hiribidea and Ategorrieta Hiribidea are two of the main roads that drivers will want to avoid during peak hours, as both often get quite congested.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Sebastian for $36 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Sebastian at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in San Sebastian are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Sebastian

  • Some car rental companies in San Sebastian which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Avis and Sixt

  • On average a rental car in San Sebastian costs $51 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($35/day), Dollar ($39/day) and Thrifty ($40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar Travesia De Garbera 1 20017 (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in San Sebastian. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in San Sebastian is $6.24 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $75 and $100, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Sebastian.

  • Car rental companies onsite at San Sebastián airport include Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, Budget and Enterprise.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Sebastián airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, OK RENT A CAR, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, Europcar, and Budget.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in San Sebastian costs $67 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in San Sebastian costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in San Sebastian costs $97 per day, on average.

  • In San Sebastian, cars are most frequently rented at OK RENT A CAR San Sebastian Airport (10 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in San Sebastian costs $355 per week ($51 per day).

  • On average a rental car in San Sebastian costs $1,522 per month ($51 per day).

  • Due to the many narrow, winding streets in San Sebastian, smaller vehicles are highly recommended. Visitors renting a car in San Sebastian will find that a smaller car will make finding parking, in particular, a much easier task to accomplish. Additionally, small cars are the norm in Spain, so if you plan on visiting other cities in the country, a compact car will certainly be the best choice.

  • Roads in built-up and residential areas in San Sebastian generally have speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph), while outside of such areas the speed limit jumps up to 100 km/h (62 mph) for regular vehicles. On highways and motorways, on the other hand, the speed limit tops out at 120 km/h (74 mph).

  • Gas costs on average €1.35 ($1.56) per liter in San Sebastian, which comes out to roughly to €5.11 ($5.90) per gallon.

  • Parking in San Sebastian is not too difficult to find except in the historic centers of town. In those areas streetside parking is very scarce and difficult to find. The best option for drivers parking in those areas is to take advantage of one of the various parking garages nearby and then to go out on foot and use public transport from there. Residential areas outside of the town center do have plenty of streetside parking, though, so this is often is the main go-to option.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).