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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
$1.23 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
$1.23 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Seat Ibiza or similar
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
$1.28 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Nizacars Rent A Car
$1.55 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Malaga Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Juke or similar
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
$1.65 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$1.69 / per day
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Malaga Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 L or similar
Fiat 500 L
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
$1.73 / per day
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Santiago de Compostela Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$1.78 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:06 on 2020-11-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.6

Why rent a car in Spain?

Spain is a fun destination to discover by car. A diverse country that is home to different unique regions and landscapes, it would be a waste to limit your travels here to just one corner of it. Although the country is quite large, the road network is in good shape and it’s easy to visit different cities, regions, and nature attractions on the same trip. 

This article is about the mainland Spain. For information about Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands, see the article of the Balearic Islands. For information about the Canary Islands, see the article of Spain-Canary Islands.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Spain, don't miss our complete guide.

Spain Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Spain

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Spain and drop off in another country:

  • From Spain to Portugal - 426 offers from US$ 49.14 per day
  • From Spain to France - 584 offers from US$ 66.19 per day
  • From Spain to Italy - 271 offers from US$ 205.67 per day
  • From Spain to United Kingdom - 137 offers from US$ 254.27 per day
  • From Spain to Belgium - 172 offers from US$ 129.71 per day

Top ways to enter Spain

  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport: The main airport of Catalonia region serves flights to and from countless destinations in Europe, as well as the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
  • Malaga Airport: The main hub not only for Malaga, but also for the rest of Andalusia and Southern Spain.
  • Madrid Barajas Airport: Spain’s largest airport is one of the busiest in Europe, serving more than 50 million passengers per year.
  • Alicante Airport: Modern yet cozy, Alicante Airport is popular with low-cost airlines and offers access to the wider Valencian Community.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Austria. Some large international airports near Austria are Lisbon Airport and Porto Airport in Portugal, as well as Nice Airport and Bordeaux Airport in France.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Barcelona: Home to everything from iconic architecture to delicious cuisine, grand history, and sandy beaches, the real attraction of Barcelona is its atmosphere as this city truly is more than the sum of its parts.
  • Madrid: Busy yet classy, Madrid has the grandeur of a true metropolis, and is home to distinct neighborhoods, countless landmarks, world-famous art museums, and lively culture scene. 
  • Andalusia: Many travelers know Andalusia best for its extensive Mediterranean and Atlantic Coast, but its wild nature areas, as well as stunning historic cities Granada and Cordoba that still hold traces of its Moorish past deserve just as much attention.
  • Basque Coast: Bordering France in the northeastern corner of Spain, the Basque Coast is home to a proud culture, beautiful cities like San Sebastian and Bilbao, fantastic food, and rugged Biscay Coast.
  • Galicia: Culturally related to their next door Portuguese neighbors and with a terrain that some think resemble Scotland more than Barcelona, Galicia is a unique destination. Less busy than some other regions of the country and beautifully green, it is best enjoyed at a relaxed pace.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Spain is the Ford Fiesta, but travelers tend to also choose the Fiat 500 and the Ford Focus a lot.

Crossing Borders

Spain is bordered by Portugal, France, and Andorra. Like Spain, Portugal and France are members of the Schengen Area, so the same entry requirements that apply for Spain will also be in place to enter these other two countries. Andorra is not a member of Schengen Area, but its entry requirements are, in practice, the same as those for entering Schengen members. 

The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla are part of Spain, but are physically located in North Africa and bordered by Morocco. Morocco is not a member of the Schengen Area and has its own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. We strongly advise getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out if you need a visa to visit Morocco.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Spain is an Economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Barcelona - Madrid (624 km / 388 mi) The route between the Spain’s two largest cities can be done in about six hours and will take you through rural areas of Catalonia, Aragon, and Castile-la-Mancha, parts that are not often visited by international tourists, but are fascinating to explore.
  2. Malaga - Lisbon (672 km / 417 mi) The route from Andalusia to Portugal’s capital is best done at the leisurely pace, giving yourself plenty of time to explore Spain’s south as well as beautiful regions of Algarve and Alentejo across the border.
  3. Barcelona - Rome (1,361 km / 846 mi) A surprisingly large number of travelers choose to go from Barcelona all the way to the capital of Italy, visiting Occitanie and Provence in France, as well as the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross two national borders, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it. If you’d like to enter the Principality of Monaco, a sovereign micro-state that is on the way, you can do see with a Schengen Visa.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $46 per day
  • Station wagons - from $29 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $28 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $52 per day
  • Premium cars - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $38 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Spain:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Spain is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 27% cheaper than the yearly average and 40% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Spain

  1. Car Rental in Madrid from $21.07 per day
  2. Car Rental in Barcelona from $2.62 per day
  3. Car Rental in Malaga from $1.23 per day
  4. Car Rental in Alicante from $2.26 per day
  5. Car Rental in Valencia from $15.41 per day
  6. Car Rental in Seville from $1.57 per day
  7. Car Rental in Bilbao from $4.24 per day
  8. Car Rental in Granada from $3.71 per day
  9. Car Rental in A Coruña from $12.54 per day
  10. Car Rental in Valladolid from $27.67 per day
  11. Car Rental in Girona from $16.56 per day
  12. Car Rental in Murcia from $4.44 per day
  13. Car Rental in Jerez from $14.56 per day
  14. Car Rental in Zaragoza from $8.15 per day
  15. Car Rental in Asturias from $15.18 per day
  16. Car Rental in Santander from $8.90 per day
  17. Car Rental in Vigo from $12.54 per day
  18. Car Rental in Almeria from $11.73 per day
  19. Car Rental in Pamplona from $11.33 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Spain?

The cost of renting a car in Spain depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Spain
$38.36
January
$46.15
February
$45.36
March
$42.43
April
$40.12
May
$27.70
June
$45.84
July
$42.42
August
$41.15
September
$43.91
October
$52.90
November
$42.93
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Spain is June — prices start from $27.70 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $52.90 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Spain?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 7 days. The shortest are in October — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Spain
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
4
October
7
November
4
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Spain?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Spain. The most popular month is November, while the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Rental in Spain by Monthly Searches
79%
January
78%
February
81%
March
95%
April
122%
May
102%
June
138%
July
138%
August
83%
September
39%
October
167%
November
78%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Delpaso Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Delpaso Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Spain
Renault Clio
September 8, 2020
As long as the Covid alarm lasts make sure the car rental company that provides the car is located at the airport. Otherwise, you might be faced with irregular shuttle service. I ended up paying an additional 20€ to the premises of OK Rental outside the airport
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
February 27, 2020
I travelled to Almería which was lovely. I’ve been to Granada in the past and would like to visit again.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
February 20, 2020
We love Jerez and this was are fourth visit
United States of America (USA)
Audi A6 Avant Aut.
February 5, 2020
Your own transportation is best when you know what you doing
United Kingdom
VW Polo
September 29, 2019
Barcelona and Calella are both beautiful. Driving is relatively easy except for traffic does not wait when filtering from the right so be aware.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 22, 2019
Teragona very nice and smaller scale to the busy Barcelona
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 19, 2019
Beautiful area with stunning scenery - you really need a car to explore
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
July 18, 2019
Get used to the satnav as soon as possible and maybe ask the staff to type in your hotel destination before you set off.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
July 16, 2019
best experience in the last 10 years
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
July 9, 2019
Went to the Costa Brava. Amazing place and the seconds year of going.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 L
June 12, 2019
Driving is very fast and crowded, but take your time and don’t feel hassled to drive any faster than you are comfortable with. If from the UK, it can take a couple of days to “adapt”!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
April 29, 2019
Amazing scenery, beautiful weather, lovely local customs and people
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
September 3, 2018
Pretty easy to drive and navigate around the areas from airport as far as Gibraltar without fuss.
Finland
VW Golf
July 17, 2018
Driving in Spain is easy. Roads are pretty safe and signs fairly easy to read.

Top 22 Suppliers in Spain in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
+34902491616
Marqués de Urquijo, 4/Hotel T3
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+34915061846
Alamo, Estacion Ave, 28045 Madrid
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+34956658104
EST.MARITIMA PUERTO ALGECIRAS, MUELLE DE LA GALERA LOCAL 25
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34964251131
APTO CASTELLÓN-MEETING POINT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34964251131
Apto Castellón-Meeting Point Carretera Cv 13 Km 2.4
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34956602487
Avenida Villanueva 3 Cadiz
Working hours
Mon:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Tue:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Wed:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Thu:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Fri:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Sat:10:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
956602487
Avenida Villanueva 3Cadiz
Working hours
Mon:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Tue:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Wed:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Thu:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Fri:09:00-14:00; 16:00-18:30
Sat:10:00-13:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
912750995
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Amigo Autos
Amigo Autos
Excellent 8.5
+34902360636
Avenida Aragón 394,28022, Madrid
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Nizacars Rent A Car
Nizacars Rent A Car
Excellent 8.5
+34952236179 / +34952236184
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 40, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+34952237804
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato numero 48
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
+34919152351
Calle Pedro Martínez de la Rosa 18,Ciudad del Automóvil,28914 Leganés
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+34662353182 / +34662353161
Camino del Aeropuerto 19, 28042, Madrid
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+448435081118
Av. de Aragón, 394, 28022 Madrid
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
+34965233425 / +34918341400
Goldcar, Carretera CV-13, Km. 2.4, 12181 Benlloch, Castellón
Working hours
Mon:15:30-17:30
Fri:15:30-17:30
Sat:09:30-11:30
Delpaso
Delpaso
Very good 7.3
+34952172034 / +34673249000
Av. de Velázquez, 290, 29004 Málaga
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
+34902360636
Avenida de Aragón, 394, 28022, Madrid
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
+34965233159
Carretera CV-13, Km. 2.4, 12181 Benlloch, Castellón
Working hours
Mon:15:30-17:30
Fri:15:30-17:30
Sat:09:30-11:30
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
+34918341400
Carretera CV-13, Km. 2.4, 12181 Benlloch, Castellón
Working hours
Mon:15:30-17:30
Fri:15:30-17:30
Sat:09:30-11:30
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Very good 7
+34971730696
Calle Manuel Vilar, 8, 46940 Quart de Poblet
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+34952237804 / +34609548711
Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato n 48, 29004, Malaga
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
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