Car Hire San Sebastian

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Hertz in San Sebastian

Surrounded by lush, green hills and lined by a number of sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why San Sebastián is one of Spain’s top holiday destinations. A picturesque city with a wealth of local culture, San Sebastián is well known for its fiestas and arts festivals. But while many are drawn by these colourful occasions - and the magnificent coastline – they leave dreaming of the city’s exquisite cuisine.

The flavour of San Sebastián is served up by the city’s almost unbelievable number of Michelin-starred restaurants, some central and others further inland. From this coastal getaway you’re also within reach of some of Spain’s most famous cities, including Pamplona.

To explore the city and the surrounding area in total freedom, you’ll find car hire in San Sebastián invaluable. Simply choose the vehicle that best suits your needs and we’ll have it ready and waiting for you to drive off.

Hertz San Sebastian Locations

San Sebastian Airport

Fuenterrabia (Hondarribia) Airport
+34-943-668566

Garbera Shopping Centre

Travesia de Garbera 1
+34-943-392223

A quick guide to San Sebastián

Visitors to ‘Donostia’, as it’s better known to the locals, can gaze out over the Bay of Biscay, feast on local tapas, and wander through the colourful Old Town streets. A beach holiday, a cultural trip, a sightseeing tour, a gastronomical getaway… there’s something for everyone in San Sebastián.

Where the stars shine brightest

San Sebastián is a hotspot for fine dining, internationally renowned for its world-class seafood. This indulgent location proudly holds the second highest number of Michelin stars per square metre of any city on the planet (second only to Kyoto in Japan). More than half a dozen restaurants hold the esteemed ‘three stars’, with almost twenty stars shared between the city’s other fine eateries.

Fans of gastronomy swoop into San Sebastián, desperate to treat their taste buds at any of the internationally-renowned restaurants, the most esteemed and popular being Akelaŕe, Mirador de Ulia, Kokotxa, Arzak, Zuberoa, Martín Berasategui, Mugaritz and Alameda.

If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to Michelin stars, your getaway will still be full of flavour. Tapas from any one of the area’s famously generous pintxos bars is always a delicious treat. Head to Zeruko for seemingly space-age tapas – finish your meal with the thrilling ‘Bob Limon’ dessert – or seek out La Cuchara de San Telmo where, for a handful of euros, you can squeeze in at the bar and eat the most meltingly wonderful beef cheeks.

Europe’s best city beach?

The Concha Beach, found in Concha Bay, is arguably the best city beach in Europe. There’s 1,500 metres of fine white sand running between the centre of San Sebastián and the Atlantic Ocean. Find a spot in the sun, and choose to gaze out over the water or drink in the beautiful views of the Old Town.

The most unique feature of Concha Bay is the tiny leafy island which sits in the middle of the water, Isla Santa Clara. It’s a swimmable distance out (although you may find the year-round boat trips more appealing) and has its own beach, bar, picnic areas and a lighthouse which you can walk around and admire. The city’s other beaches have their own fans too, with Zurriola being a particular draw for surfers both local and international.

Guernica - A symbol of peace

Guernica is a huge work of art by the Surrealist Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The enormous canvas is one of Spain’s most treasured artworks and commemorates the destruction of the town of the same name during the Spanish Civil War. The powerful anti-Franco painting no longer resides in Guernica, but the historical town which inspired it is well worth a trip.

The drive from San Sebastián is a scenic 90 km route west on the AP-8 over to Guernica. Once you’re there, you can appreciate the lush wetlands of the Urdaibai Nature Reserve which surround the area.

Then you can hit the town itself. Don’t expect an Old Town here, much of Guernica was decimated during the war. But do expect cultural and historical significance, friendly locals, beautiful scenery and - if you visit on a Monday - the Basque country’s best market.

Fiestas, food, fun… the wonderful city of San Sebastián offers so much. And if you’re hungry for more, you’re perfectly placed to explore northern Spain’s other fine sights and cities.

Driving in and around San Sebastián

The stunning Basque city of San Sebastián is perfectly placed for visiting Spain’s northern towns and cities. Drivers use the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. You must wear a seat belt at all times and ensure that children aged twelve or under sit in the back.

With regard to speed limits, the rules are nice and simple. The maximum speed on motorways, or ‘autopistas’, is 120 km/h and 50 km/h in most built-up areas. There are other variations, but they’ll be clearly signposted.

No visit to the area would be complete without a visit to one of Spain’s prettiest and most interesting cities, Pamplona. Home to the annual Running of the Bulls, this traditional Spanish city is just an hour‘s drive southwards on the A-15 and an absolute must-see. In Spain, both A and E roads can be tolled so make sure you travel with the money to pay for these – our local branch teams will be able to advise you.

From Pamplona, it’s a mere 20 km drive to the French border. Pack up the car with beach supplies, cruise 50km up the A63 and you can be catching waves in the French surfing town of Biarritz within the hour.

San Sebastián is also an easy drive away from Bilbao, capital of the Basque Country. Home to the Guggenheim Museum and its own phenomenal food scene, it’s 100 km away via the scenic AP-8 and should take no longer than 90 minutes.

If you’re planning a more local experience, you can enjoy a mixture of scenic walks and drives in San Sebastián itself. The very centre of the city, around the old town is mostly pedestrianised, but the wider area is easy to drive around and it’s an extremely car-friendly city.

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HERTZ SAN SEBASTIAN LOCATIONS

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San Sebastian Airport

Address:Fuenterrabia (Hondarribia) Airport

Phone:+34 943 668566

Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1330 1600-2130, Sa 0800-1330, Su 1630-2130

Garbera Shopping Centre

Address:Travesia de Garbera 1

Phone:+34 943 392223

Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1330 1630-1930, Sa 0800-1300, Su closed