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Rent a Camper Van in Bilbao
With its rugged landscape and wild coast, northern Spain offers a fantastic playground for all outdoor enthusiasts, from hiking, and biking, to surfing. Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country, offers an incredible variety of possibilities and is the perfect starting point for a road trip through southern Europe. Before heading off on your Spanish road trip in your camper van rental, take the day to stroll through the streets of Bilbao and soak up the history, art, and rich culture.
Where Can I Pick Up My Rental Camper in Bilbao?
For international travelers, the roadsurfer station in Bilbao is very close to the airport, less than a 10-minute taxi ride. Find more directions and the station address below.
Ugaldeguren III, Parcela 18-1
48170 Zamudio, Vizcaya
Getting to the station
From Bilbao Airport (BIO): From the airport, board bus 849 to “Lekunbiz”. From here, it’s a 5-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
From Casco Viejo Station: From the station, board the E3 train to “Lekunbiz” station. From here, it’s a 1-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
Parking is available next to the roadsurfer station.
roadsurfer Camper Van & RV Rentals in Bilbao
From compact VW California camper vans to spacious Class B RVs for the whole family, the following roadsurfer models are available to rent from Bilbao for your coastal road trip through the Basque Country.
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Bilbao
Visit the world-famous Guggenheim Museum, cruise along the northern Atlantic coastline with incredible cliffs, and try the local Basque dish, the pintxos. Rent your camper van in Bilbao, and live your vacation full of adventure. From cultural day trips, the best of the Basque food scene, to surfing or relaxing on one of the many beaches that the gorgeous Basque Country coast has to offer. Read on below for our top tips on renting a camper van or Class B RV in Bilbao.
Camper Vans & RVs With Ready-To-Go Camping Gear
All roadsurfer camper van and Class B RV rentals are equipped with camping essentials such as a camping table and two camping chairs for your outdoor setup, as well as other camper essentials like leveling wedges and a water canister. Your kitchen is already stocked with the roadsurfer kitchen box full of kitchen utensils and tableware. If you want to add sheets and a comforter to your booking, you can do this during the reservation process. Plus, you can add additional equipment like a roof rack for your surfboards or a bike rack for your adventure.
Best Time of Year to Visit Bilbao
The ideal time to rent a camper van in Bilbao is undoubtedly during the summer. While there will still be tourists, the numbers are much lower compared to cities like Barcelona or Valencia. In Bilbao, you can experience pleasantly warm weather during the summer months, making it an excellent time to explore the diverse mountain and beach landscapes of the Basque Country.
During fall and winter, temperatures significantly drop, and long periods of rain are common. However, this doesn’t mean that northern Spain is not worth a visit. In winter, you can enjoy visiting museums, strolling through the Christmas markets, savoring pintxos in the bars, and even, weather permitting, embark on mountain hikes. The benefit of renting a camper van in Bilbao during the low season is that prices are lower, and there’s a wider selection of available vehicles.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Bilbao
You’ll need to empty the black water and grey water before returning your camper van rental to the roadsurfer station in Bilbao. Black water cannot be emptied just anywhere. Here are some of the most convenient disposal locations:
- Barrio Arteaga Auzoa, 66G, 48170 Zamudio (You can also fill up with fresh water here)
- Goikola Auzoa, 15, 48195 Larrabetzu
Gas Stations Near Our Bilbao Station
Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:
- BP, Egirleta Errepidea, 20, Alto, 48015 Bilbao, Biscay
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Parking in Bilbao
Bilbao’s paid parking zones are controlled by the OTA service and are divided into blue zones (maximum 2-hour parking) and green zones (maximum 5-hour parking).
There are also other paid parking options in Bilbao such as the so-called deterrent zones (usually at metro stations or train stations), designed to relieve congestion in the city center. These are generally cheaper parking alternatives.
If you want to visit Bilbao after picking up your camper van rental and don’t want the hassle of worrying about parking times, try one of the car parks on the outskirts of the city, such as Deusto, Zurbarán or Txurdinaga, and access the city center by public transit.
Paying Tolls in Spain
You don’t have to register a toll system for your roadsurfer vehicle when you drive in Spain, and you can decide whether to use a toll-free highway or a private toll road.
The private roads are marked with an “R” or “AP” and a toll on the traffic signs. Toll roads can be paid at the toll booth by credit card or cash. Please pay attention and do not drive through the “Telepeaje” booths, as those are only for cars with a transponder installed. You can check which ones are toll roads and how much they cost here.
Campgrounds Near Bilbao
After picking up your camper van rental in Bilbao, you will be able to travel along the Cantabrian coast, a dream for many. For your journey north, we recommend stopping at one of our roadsurfer spots, where you can enjoy unique private places to camp, local produce and outdoor activities they offer. Find your favorite camping spot in northern Spain!