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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Barcelona Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$11.41 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Click&Rent
$11.92 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Compact
Seat Leon or similar
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$13.69 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Intermediate SUV
Skoda Karoq or similar
Skoda Karoq
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$15.96 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Barcelona Airport
Economy Elite
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$19.62 / per day
Barcelona Train Station
Compact Elite
Audi Q2 or similar
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$30.13 / per day
Barcelona Mas Blau
Standard
Peugeot 508 or similar
Peugeot 508
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$40.58 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Mini Elite Convertible
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$43.67 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:38 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, Catalan
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+34
Average car rental price
$23 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
20 - 50 km/h or 12 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.77 per liter or $6.69 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.64 per liter or $6.20 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.10 per liter or $7.94 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a great destination. A true world city, it has plenty to offer in terms of culture, history, and atmosphere. Having your own ride will let you explore its different neighborhoods, as well as the rest of Catalonia region.

Barcelona

One-Way Car Rentals in Barcelona

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Barcelona and drop off in another city include:

  • From Barcelona to Madrid - 361 offers from $7.48 per day
  • From Barcelona to Malaga - 467 offers from $7.48 per day
  • From Barcelona to Valencia - 376 offers from $7.48 per day
  • From Barcelona to Alicante - 225 offers from $7.48 per day
  • From Barcelona to Seville - 438 offers from $7.48 per day

Top ways to enter Barcelona

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport: Barcelona’s main airport is one of the largest in Europe and offers flights to countless destinations not only in Europe, but also Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport: Serving Girona, Catalonia’s second city, Girona Airport is just 74 km (46 mi) north of Barcelona and is favored by low-cost airlines.
  • Reus Airport: Small, cozy, and mostly busy during summers, Reus Airport is located in Tarragona Province and is about an hour and a half’s drive away from Barcelona city center.

City facts

The home language of Catalonia is Catalan, still the first tongue of many Barcelona natives. While Catalan is related to Spanish, the two languages are not mutually understandable, and retains a much stronger French influence. Spanish is also understood and spoken by practically everyone in the city. The general knowledge of English is high.

Climate. Although Barcelona is further north than many other cities in Spain, its location on the Mediterranean ensures it enjoys warm and mild winters. The summers, on the other hand, can get very hot, and getting properly hydrated is important.

Barcelona is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Antoine Gaude designed 7 of them.

Some local specialties that you won't want to miss are:

  • Paella - Dish made in a large fried pan with rice, garlic, peas, tomatoes, and sherry or white wine and topped with seafood.
  • Patatas Bravas - Twice-fried potato cubes served with a spicy tomato sauce and garlicky aioli. 
  • Jamon Iberico -  Red Iberian ham served in thin slices and often enjoyed with slices of Manchego cheese.
  • Gazpacho - Cold soup made with extra-riped tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic cloves, sherry vinegar, and extra virgin olive. Perfect for the hot Barcelona summers.
  • Chorizo - Vibrant-red pork sausage that is found cured, smoked, and often found hanging from market stalls.

Top destinations and activities

  • Gaudí Architecture: The unique ideas of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí can be observed throughout the city in buildings of which La Sagrada Familia is just the most famous one, but by far from the only example. Barcelona is a metropolis of arts, and works of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso can also be seen in the city galleries.
  • La Rambla: Barcelona’s beating heart and main tourist attraction, walking La Rambla is the most Barcelona thing you can do. Proceed at a leisurely pace as you appreciate the food market, the street artist performances, and the general atmosphere.
  • Maritime Museum of Barcelona. Fittingly located inside the Gothic building of the former Barcelona Royal Shipyard, the Maritime Museum is dedicated to the seafaring and trading history of Barcelona, two industries that made the city the metropolis that it is today. From early navigational instruments to reconstructed ships, it is a fascinating place to explore. Located near the coast in the very center of Barcelona, the museum is easy to access from anywhere in the city.
  • The Barcelona Cathedral. Officially named The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, it is the seat of Barcelona’s Archbishop and one of the most picturesque places in town. The gothic architecture and panoramic roof make it one of the most visited places in town.
  • Picasso Museum. The legendary painter spent a large part of his life in Barcelona. He lived, studied, and, of course, painted a lot of pictures there, so now the city is home to one of the biggest Picasso collections on the planet.
  • Sant Sebastià Beach. Mostly referred to as Barceloneta, the city's beach was artificially made for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games and is one of the biggest draws of Barcelona.
  • Camp Nou. Home of FC Barcelona, one of the most iconic football (or soccer) clubs not just in Spain, but the whole world, Camp Nou is among the both largest and most atmospheric football grounds there are. Even if you are not a football fan, visiting the stadium on a matchday is a very memorable experience (though it is a good idea to book the tickets in advance).

Traffic and parking

  • Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
  • Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers
  • The emergency number is 112.
  • There parking areas in Barcelona can be generally divided into three parking types: free parking, the Green Area (more info) and the Blue Area (more info). Do note that some paid parking areas may become free during the weekends.
  • The Green Area (Àrea Verda) can be recognized by green painted lines. The price will vary depending on the location. You cannot park in Green Area for more than 1 or 2 hours.
  • The Blue Area (Àrea Blava) is a paid parking area for everyone, with time limit varying between 1 and 4 hours depending on the place. If you want to park here, you must purchase a ticket at the machines on the sidewalk and place it in a visible area of your car.
  • There are also free parking opportunities in Barcelona. Although many are not in the city centre, you may find a lot of them convenient. Some examples are: the subterranean parking of supermarket La Maquinista (Calle Potosí, 2), the area next to Parc Ciutadella (Calle de Ramón Turro), Montjuic area close to Fundación Miro and area around Calle Icaria
  • There are also many paid car parks in Barcelona, varying in price and proximity to city centre. Look up the on that might suit you the best on the official website.

Toll roads

Most of the roads inside the country are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for day trips

  • Castelldefels: Located in the southern suburbs of Barcelona, the beaches of Castelldefels are popular with everyone from football stars to foreign travelers and natives of Barcelona
  • Lleida. Sometimes overlooked by foreign travelers, the inland parts of Catalonia can be fascinating to explore, especially if you have your own ride. The farms, vineyards, and towns are where the traditional Catalan culture continues to thrive. Lleida, the largest inland city and a fine destination in its own right, is about 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Barcelona and can be reached in about two hours.
  • Girona. Similar to the beaches of Barcelona, but of a more untamed flavor, the coastal area of Costa Brava is an amalgamation of beaches, small coastal towns, and opportunities for water sports. Girona, the largest city in the region is an hour’s ride northeast of Barcelona and also has one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe.
  • Montserrat Monastery. Situated in the Montserrat mountain range just 45 km away from Barcelona, this spectacular monastery is one of the biggest attractions in Catalonia. It combines the stunning natural beauty of the region with the amazing architecture of Santa Maria de Montserrat abbey.
  • Valencia. Just 3 hours away from Barcelona, Valencia offers golden beaches, an incredible aquarium, and one of the very best zoos in the entire world.

Most popular cars

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. The most popular car types are economy, compact and mini.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Spain with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Provence and Southern France: From scenic coastal villages next to Mediterranean beaches and famous old cities like Marseille and Nice, the iconic Provence is France’s most famous destination after Paris. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border.
  • Valencian Community: Located next-door to Catalonia as you go south along the coast, the Valencian Community is home to unique culture, cuisine, and wine traditions, and boast the best paella in the whole of Spain. The region is also famous for the Costa Blanca including the resort city of Benidrom with its beaches and nightlife. 
  • Andorra: The small mountainous principality tucked high in the Pyrenees between the borders of France and Spain, Andorra is one of Europe’s smallest countries but also an absolutely lovely place to visit. Many visitors come for the stunning, snow-capped peaks but stay for the delicious cuisine, relaxed vibe, and hospitality of the locals. Andorra is not a member of the European Union nor the Schengen Area, so if you are visiting the Schengen Area on a visa, you’ll need a multiple-entry one to either return to Spain or go on to France. It’s also a good idea to let your car rental company know in advance that you plan this trip, although most will allow it. The trip from Barcelona to Andorra takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
  • Madrid: Spain’s capital and Barcelona’s rival is different in atmosphere, but just as fascinating thanks to its busy cultural and music life, interesting history, and monumental architecture.
  • Aragon: Lying west of Barcelona and centered around Zaragoza, its capital, Aragon offers beautiful villages in its hillsides and valleys, and numerous outdoor activities in the mountains. 

Car Rental Prices in Barcelona

  • Convertibles - from $20 per day
  • Station wagons - from $19 per day
  • Large cars - from $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $14 per day
  • Vans - from $26 per day
  • Premium cars - from $36 per day
  • Small cars - from $11 per day
  • SUVs - from $13 per day

Money-saving tips

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

  • 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 Barcelona is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 28% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting in July.
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The article was reviewed and updated by Slavi Tudzharov, founder of GlobalCastaway, a bucket-list travel and adventure blog he created in 2018. Slavi is a blogger, wanderer, reality tv star, Instagrammer, podcaster, and free soul.

Top 20 Cities near Barcelona

  1. 77.3 km / 48 miles
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  3. 82.9 km / 51.5 miles
  4. 87.9 km / 54.6 miles
  5. 208.4 km / 129.5 miles
  6. 252.3 km / 156.8 miles
  7. 295.6 km / 183.7 miles
  8. 334.1 km / 207.6 miles
  9. 334.5 km / 207.8 miles
  10. 351.4 km / 218.3 miles
  11. 359.2 km / 223.2 miles
  12. 401.1 km / 249.2 miles
  13. 403.6 km / 250.8 miles
  14. 437.7 km / 272 miles
  15. 466.8 km / 290.1 miles
  16. 475.9 km / 295.7 miles
  17. 483.1 km / 300.2 miles
  18. 489.1 km / 303.9 miles
  19. 539.2 km / 335 miles
  20. 568.2 km / 353.1 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Barcelona?

Car rental prices in Barcelona vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Barcelona
$18.33
January
$21.85
February
$30.85
March
$21.28
April
$25.63
May
$29.84
June
$38.61
July
$35.37
August
$24.66
September
$23.26
October
$16.33
November
$29.09
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Barcelona is November (when prices average $16.33 per day). This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 58% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $38.61).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Barcelona?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in June, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in January, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Barcelona
5
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
6
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Barcelona?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Barcelona is August, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Barcelona by pick-up date relative to the average
64%
January
78%
February
81%
March
87%
April
113%
May
118%
June
137%
July
139%
August
129%
September
113%
October
66%
November
77%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 14
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Record-go, Goldcar, Centauro, Ok Mobility, Nizacars Rent A Car
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $11 per day
Cheapest supplier Drivalia

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Record-go Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Arona 5 2 SUVs
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Netherlands
Opel Corsa
March 9, 2024
Beautiful area.
Romania
Opel Crossland
March 5, 2024
Drive for ski in Andorra. Great drive through the mountains. Return was a bit tricky because of a local (agriculture) demonstration by the border of Spain and France. Waze not that useful in the situation. Probably is not used that much in the area?
Canada
Ford Focus
February 19, 2024
Discovered the beautiful area of Javea/Xabia spain and met my second cousin for the first time. The drive down the coastal area was fantastic, the roads and highways were great, the signage was easy to navigate even though in a different language. Rhonda was a favourite and visiting the Cuevo de la Pieta was fantastic and the views in Rhonda breathtaking. Loved Jerez and Cadiz, beautiful and quaint.
Portugal
Fiat Panda
January 29, 2024
Pleasantly scenic trip through Catalunha and across the Pyrenees; Andorra remains charming even without much snow (enough for a pleasant ski) less than three hours' drive from Barcelona. The car greatly facilitates the individual journey between Barcelona-Andorra-Barcelona, and arround towns.
Ireland
Fiat 500X
January 26, 2024
Great road trip and wonderful food!
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Italy
Peugeot 308
December 22, 2023
Sports Nature Food
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
December 15, 2023
Everything was fine except the car model
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
December 6, 2023
My wife and I flew into Barcelona and drove to Valencia where we live part time. When I picked up my car I was given a surprise upgrade. I will rent again from RecordGo
Brazil
Opel Vivaro
December 5, 2023
It was a tourist trip with 5 other people.
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Colombia
Opel Corsa Hatchback
November 4, 2023
Work wise excelente
Serbia
Peugeot 3008
October 27, 2023
Andorra is magnificent
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 27, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Opel Crossland
October 24, 2023
Went to Tarragona for 2 nights, Valencia 3 nights, Sitges for 2 nights. Looked and walked around each city's historical sites, restaurants, and places of interests. Espana is such a beautiful country, as well as the Spanish people and their amazing culture.
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Australia
Fiat 500X
October 19, 2023
Loved Spain, it’s country side and it’s climbing.
Canada
Opel Corsa
October 15, 2023
Spain is absolutely gorgeous
Canada
Seat Arona
October 13, 2023
loved costal Spain and southern France. Highways were good. Surprized at cost of toll roads - close to $200 Euro for our trip. Parking is a premium. Always check to make sure your accommodations have parking available and if so is there an additional cost. We did check but assumed there was not a cost but we paid about $100 Euro for parking and every accommodation we booked said parking was provided.
Canada
Peugeot 2008
September 22, 2023
Parking extremely difficult to find in some cities, such as Alicante. MG SUV is too big for many parking garages and there was a high risk of damaging car when manouvering in parking garages.
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Czech Republic
Nissan Juke
September 19, 2023
Football match,Barcelona trip
Israel
Peugeot 2008
July 26, 2023
It was very fantastic trip, i likr it so much
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa
July 11, 2023
We spent five days in Barcelona and tried to visit as many places as possible, we probably needed ten to visit all our destinations. Highlights included a day trip to Sitges, Ava Maria cathedral, Russinol museum, Guell Park, Olympic village, Spanish Village, Teleféric to Muntjuic Castle, Miro Museum, La Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, the beaches of Castledeffeles, and so many other places in and around Barcelona.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 10, 2023
Beautiful relaxing location and accom
Portugal
Seat Ateca
June 25, 2023
Great beaches to go to
Israel
Opel Astra STW
June 20, 2023
Hello, I still haven't received the 200 euro deposit back from the rental company?
United Kingdom
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
June 7, 2023
Went to Banyoles and Besalu in spring. Absolutely beautiful lake and forts and not too hot or busy.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
June 1, 2023
My friend and I traveled within Barcelona, then to Girona and Tossa de Mar! I had never been to Spain so there was a bit of a learning curve, but our Subaru XV was a great vehicle for us. I was the first to drive it, as we were given a new car!
Canada
Fiat 500
May 31, 2023
Travelling with my daughters
Slovakia
Opel Corsa
May 30, 2023
bad parking in barcelona and its surrounding
Saudi Arabia
Peugeot 5008
May 29, 2023
everything
Latvia
Fiat 500
May 17, 2023
on a sunny day, you definitely should go to the Park de la Ciutadella. such a great place to have a picnic or just to enjoy the sun. also there was a lot of parrots flying around. Gironas old town was looking like an art piece. Also if you are planning to rent an electric mobile, not really knowing the city or county in general, be aware that on the highway, in wind and rain, the battery go down a lot faster.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
May 11, 2023
Went With The Love Of My Life ..Started Out In Barcelona..To The Basque County..Then To The Wine Region..Many Adventures Along The Way .And Then Back To Barcelona..Amazing
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot Riffter
May 10, 2023
Bike trrip at Rocacorba it was amazing
Spain
Renault Espace
April 14, 2023
Nature
Cyprus
Seat Arona
April 10, 2023
Sports Activities - Football Tournament - Mundialito 2023 - Amazing Cambrills and Salou - Great people - Nice food - Quality Hotels and Parking
Israel
Seat Leon
April 1, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Mercedes Benz B Class
January 23, 2023
We rented car for a day to explore outside of city of Barcelona. Visited monastery, winery and Gaudi attractions.
Malaysia
Seat Arona
January 23, 2023
The hospitality people are awesome.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
December 1, 2022
I used my rental car to visit the river Ebro at Caspe. Fantastic fishing and stunning scenery. I absolutely love the place
United Kingdom
Tesla 3
November 20, 2022
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Turkey
Jeep Compass
September 30, 2022
We loved Barcelona
Poland
Ford Fiesta
August 25, 2022
Barcelona is magic and beutifull city. You have only to keep in mind that the best place to park a car is to find something in many underground parking places (payable - but the cost aren’t high - it is acceptable for good prepared place with good conection). My car was very nice C3 new, small but easy to park and handle, less fuel consumption. Thank you very much Kind Regards Albert
Norway
Ford Fiesta
August 16, 2022
First time on vacation in Spain, fantastic family camping, nice weather, very beatiful coustsights, delicious food. Definetely I will come back. Situation with car rental company (additional cost) leaves me with disgust.
Germany
Fiat 500
June 12, 2022
We‘ve visited the botanic garden and the beach in Blanes. Perfect for a day trip from Barcelona
Singapore
Opel Mokka
June 6, 2022
Spain is a beautiful country, especially the little villages and towns.
Canada
Seat Leon
May 21, 2022
If you are from North America, you’d like to reserve an automatic car and a not too big one to be able to navigate the City and especially the parking garages. All others should be fine.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
May 14, 2022
Driving our family around Spain gave us the freedom to do exactly what we wanted to do everyday. Traffic was not bad and the car was a very nice clean new small SUV for the 4 of us.
Netherlands
Renault Clio
October 28, 2021
Nice city crowded and most likely more efficient to book Uber or taxi
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
October 16, 2021
Good car, great service.
Finland
Toyota C-HR
September 28, 2021
Roadtrip from Barcelona. Clever to seek good prices and see more places. My trip was Barcelona, Peniscola, Girona, Roses (Girona) and back to Barcelona.
Poland
VW Golf
July 23, 2021
Was great
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
July 12, 2021
Barcelona had so much to offer. I can see us visiting many more times in the future.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota C-HR
July 7, 2021
1 tank of gas was enough for round trip from barcelona up to cadaques. Car felt good and handled well. sufficient speed and acceleration when needed. Clean
Romania
Mercedes Benz Vito
May 10, 2021
While on a short break in Barcelona rent a car and drive to Montserrat and Sitges. The first trip will take you into the heart of Catalonia, while the other will indulge you with breathtaking view similar to the Cote de Azur views. It's just magnificent.
Germany
Fiat 500
April 15, 2021
Tarragona!!! beautiful city!
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Juke
December 30, 2020
Not within Barcelona, but if you plan to drive outside of Barcelona
United States of America (USA)
VW Golf
October 19, 2020
Good to travel outside of Barcelona but not easy nor efficient in the city.
United Kingdom
Audi A3 Sportback S Line
August 11, 2020
Wonderful city and the surround region of Catalonia is amazing. Great roads even if you have to pay tolls for the best ones.
Spain
VW Polo
July 27, 2020
Best offer found on the net for a one-month car rental.
Ireland
Nissan Juke
August 26, 2019
We didn't spend any time in Barcelona this trip. Have been before and it is a must see city.
Ukraine
MINI One Cabrio
August 17, 2019
It's hard traffic for me in Spain. Difficult road junctions, easy to make mistake, long time to correct.
Argentina
Ford Fiesta
August 11, 2019
there are too much turist
Ukraine
VW Golf
August 10, 2019
There's no need to drive in Barcelona as it's quite hard to park and expensive too. You can get anywhere by walking, subway, or in rare cases, taxi or Cabify. If you want to drive from Barcelona down south, then having a car would be a great benefit. You'll be able to get to much more places compared to taking a train or bus. We drove from Barcelona all the way down to Cartagena with stops on the way.
Spain
Opel Corsa
August 8, 2019
Hard to find parking in summer time.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
May 10, 2019
I would only recommend renting a car in Barcelona if you can tolerate very narrow roads, and extremely limited parking.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
November 28, 2018
You need a car only if traveling outside of Barcelona. Car is not needed in the city itself. If you do decide to rent a car, make sure you have parking spot included with your hotel or rental apartment at no additional charge. Rent a small car - most parking spaces are very tight.
Ireland
Ford Focus
October 7, 2018
Travelled to Tossa de Mar and the Pyranees. Catalonia is a wonderful country
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
September 5, 2018
Spain is great, and I wish I could live there. Our country is exhausting hahahaha
Canada
Ford Focus
August 11, 2018
Barcelona is amazing, Tossa De Mar - is an excellent beach/sea experience, I would also recommend to see Girona and Begur - medival cities
Spain
Opel Zafira
July 21, 2018
Don't rent a car to move inside Barcelona, but if you need want to get outside of the city, do so! It's very quick to escape Barcelona and be in gorgeous beaches or mountains.
Switzerland
BMW X3
June 20, 2018
Do not leave luggage inside the car if you go shopping or park. They usually don't have alarms, so robbers can break a tiny glass, open the door and steal anything in under a minute. Make sure to hire an insurance on your own.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
June 10, 2018
A car is great for touring Spain. Barcelona has public transportation and I would not rent a car if only going there. Parking can be pricey is some cities.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Rent a Car Smart
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Surprice
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
165
Total rental companies
27
Average daily price
$23.37
Lowest daily price
$11.41
Total cars available
2705

Top 27 Suppliers in Barcelona in 2024

Rent a Car Smart
Rent a Car Smart
Very good 8.8 / 64 reviews
4 locations
$52 - $111
Olimpia Rent a Car
Olimpia Rent a Car
Very good 8.4 / 27 reviews
1 location
Centauro
Centauro
Very good 8.2 / 458 reviews
2 locations
$25 - $44
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.1 / 646 reviews
3 locations
$15 - $138
Nizacars Rent A Car
Nizacars Rent A Car
Very good 8.1 / 464 reviews
2 locations
$15 - $43
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 131 reviews
8 locations
$46 - $163
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 106 reviews
6 locations
$29 - $130
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 50 reviews
2 locations
$31 - $120
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.9 / 180 reviews
1 location
$13 - $33
National
National
Good 7.9 / 50 reviews
3 locations
$42 - $192
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
1 location
$38 - $42
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.8 / 285 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $56
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 256 reviews
3 locations
$35 - $84
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$43 - $67
Record-go
Record-go
Good 7.6 / 1,920 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $163
Alquicoche
Alquicoche
Good 7.6 / 61 reviews
5 locations
$32 - $1009
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Good 7.6 / 52 reviews
2 locations
$12 - $267
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.5 / 31 reviews
4 locations
$30 - $180
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 22 reviews
4 locations
$30 - $120
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
1 location
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.4 / 98 reviews
4 locations
$24 - $81
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.4 / 76 reviews
4 locations
$29 - $106
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.4 / 44 reviews
4 locations
$28 - $59
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.4 / 17 reviews
4 locations
$31 - $50
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
1 location
$31 - $164
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7 / 606 reviews
1 location
$14 - $54
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.9
3 locations
$32 - $710
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