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Car Rental in Madrid

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.63 per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.64 per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.17 per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$7.22 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$7.62 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$7.70 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Juke or similar
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$7.90 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$8.22 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:00 on 2021-10-17. 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
8.3

Why rent a car in Madrid?

Madrid is a great place to visit by car. Historic and impressive yet cozy and hospitable, it has countless sites to visit and things to try. Being in the very center of Spain, Madrid also provides easy access to its unique cultural regions.

Madrid Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Madrid

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

  • From Madrid to Barcelona - 310 offers from € 14.29 per day
  • From Madrid to Seville - 344 offers from € 14.29 per day
  • From Madrid to Malaga - 273 offers from € 14.29 per day
  • From Madrid to Valencia - 210 offers from € 14.29 per day
  • From Madrid to Alicante - 103 offers from € 14.29 per day

Top ways to enter Madrid

  • Madrid Barajas Airport: One of the busiest in Europe, Madrid Airport offers connections with most European countries, as well as many destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas (it is one of the main ports of entry on the continent for travelers arriving from Latin America). The airport is located about 22 km (13.7 miles) from the city center, the trip taking about 30 minutes in a car.
  • Valladolid Airport: Although much smaller than Madrid Barajas and mainly active during the summer months, this cozy airport provides great connections with other destinations in Spain and is just two hours drive north of the capital.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Madrid by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Madrid Atocha Railway Station and Madrid Chamartin Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • The main language of Madrid is, of course, Spanish. Many locals also speak English, especially those working in the service industry.
  • Since Madrid is further away from the sea and at a higher elevation than other large Spanish cities like Barcelona or Valencia, the winters can be colder, with frost and snow sometimes occurring (although rain is rare). The summers can be very hot, and the weather is the mildest in autumn and spring.
  • Madrid is made up of 21 districts that are further divided into barrios or wards. 

Top destinations and activities

  • The Prado Museum. One of the most famous ones in the world, Spain’s national art museum features works of Francisco Goya, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and many others. Museo del Prado is part of Madrid’s museum district and you’ll also find the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and other museums here.
  • Puerta del Sol. Sometimes referred to as the heart of Madrid, this plaza is the most active part of the capital city and has landmarks like the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree and the famous clock tower of the Royal Post Office. 
  • Mercado de San Miguel. The famous indoor market is the best place to stack up on truly Spanish delicacies like dried ham and wine, as well as vegetables and fruits, and to experience the everyday atmosphere of Madrid.
  • National Archaeological Museum. Inhabited by the Carthaginians, Celts, Romans, and Moors, Spain has a fascinatingly diverse history. One of the best places to explore it is the Archaeological Museum (also known by its Spanish acronym, MAN). Located on the central Serrano Street, it boasts plenty of fascinating artifacts such as the 2,400-year-old Lady of Elche. Visit the museum’s website to learn more about admission, exhibitions, and events during your visit.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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.

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 a day-trip

  • Toledo. Spectacularly situated above the Tagus River, Toledo is full of history and can be experienced at a much slower pace than the capital. The steep, narrow side streets in the city are just as fun to explore as landmarks like the majestic Toledo Cathedral and Church of the Savior. The drive from Madrid takes about an hour.
  • Cuenca Alta Manzanares Regional Park. Full of hiking trails, small lakes, and cliff boulders, this is one of the nicest (and also the most popular) nature areas near the capital. A place of a variety of flora and fauna, the park is a good place for spotting large birds like pilgrim hawks and griffon vultures. Located some 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Madrid, the park can be reached by car in about 40 minutes.
  • Segovia. Another scenic town full of history, Segovia packs a lot of attractions for a place with a population of just over 50,000. The main highlights include the city’s spectacular Roman aqueduct that’s close to 2,000 years old, as well as Segovia Cathedral and the eclectic Alcázar (fortress). The drive from Madrid takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Spain is the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Fiat 500 and the Ford Focus. The most popular car types are economy, compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Salamanca. Just a two-and-a-half-hour drive northwest of Madrid, Salamanca is one of the most notable renaissance cities in Europe. The city’s diverse architecture that includes masterpieces of Gothic, Baroque, Moorish, and other styles has led to it being declared a World Heritage Site. The city’s culinary riches are also most certainly not to be missed.
  • Cuenca. Not to be confused with the aforementioned Cuenca Alta del Manzanares, this Cuenca is about an hour-and-40-minute drive east of Madrid. Located in the sparsely populated Castile-la-Mancha region, it is known for its spectacular location that’s best exemplified by the so-called casas colgadas, or hanging houses, built right on the edge of the cliff. Cuenca is also the location of the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art and has its own area of natural beauty, Serrania de Cuenca Nature Park. 
  • Andalusia. Unique in culture, cuisine, and mentality, this nearby region in Southern Spain has everything from long beaches along the Mediterranean to vast nature areas, majestic mountains, and some of the most culturally rich cities in all of Europe. One of these, the Northern Andalusian city of Cordoba, is about a four-hour drive southwest of the capital and can serve as a great first impression of the region.

Car Rental Prices in Madrid

  • Convertibles - from $47 per day
  • Station wagons - from $40 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $55 per day
  • Premium cars - from $139 per day
  • Small cars - from $26 per day
  • SUVs - from $51 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

  • There’s many things you can do to get a good rental car deal in the capital of 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 Madrid is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 23% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 19 Cities near Madrid

  1. Malaga Car Rentals from $7.32 per day
    423.2 km / 263.0 miles away
  2. Barcelona Car Rentals from $10.29 per day
    514.8 km / 319.9 miles away
  3. Alicante Car Rentals from $2.85 per day
    376.3 km / 233.8 miles away
  4. 391.0 km / 243.0 miles away
  5. Valencia Car Rentals from $24.61 per day
    319.2 km / 198.4 miles away
  6. Bilbao Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
    322.3 km / 200.2 miles away
  7. Granada Car Rentals from $8.01 per day
    367.7 km / 228.5 miles away
  8. Jerez Car Rentals from $13.54 per day
    457.9 km / 284.5 miles away
  9. 583.8 km / 362.7 miles away
  10. 461.8 km / 287.0 miles away
  11. Santander Car Rentals from $17.27 per day
    326.2 km / 202.7 miles away
  12. Asturias Car Rentals from $14.37 per day
    385.1 km / 239.3 miles away
  13. A Coruña Car Rentals from $20.99 per day
    491.5 km / 305.4 miles away
  14. Valladolid Car Rentals from $27.10 per day
    157.7 km / 98.0 miles away
  15. Vigo Car Rentals from $21.00 per day
    440.9 km / 274.0 miles away
  16. Almeria Car Rentals from $21.02 per day
    426.3 km / 264.9 miles away
  17. Zaragoza Car Rentals from $17.62 per day
    280.3 km / 174.2 miles away
  18. Cadiz Car Rentals from $17.17 per day
    488.2 km / 303.3 miles away
  19. Torremolinos Car Rentals from $14.90 per day
    434.5 km / 270.0 miles away

Top 13 Locations near Madrid

  1. 16.6 km / 10.3 miles away
  2. 18.5 km / 11.5 miles away
  3. Madrid Leganes Car Rentals from $12.77 per day
    20.5 km / 12.7 miles away
  4. Madrid Airport Car Rentals from $6.41 per day
    26.1 km / 16.2 miles away
  5. Madrid Torrejon Car Rentals from $28.30 per day
    34.2 km / 21.3 miles away
  6. 41.9 km / 26.0 miles away
  7. 209.5 km / 130.2 miles away
  8. 280.3 km / 174.2 miles away
  9. 310.0 km / 192.6 miles away
  10. Pamplona Airport Car Rentals from $11.10 per day
    313.7 km / 194.9 miles away
  11. 319.2 km / 198.3 miles away
  12. Bilbao Airport Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
    322.3 km / 200.2 miles away
  13. 326.2 km / 202.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Madrid vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Madrid
$43.92
January
$46.14
February
$61.38
March
$45.70
April
$50.26
May
$56.78
June
$55.90
July
$55.07
August
$38.94
September
$39.97
October
$41.45
November
$41.45
December
The best month to rent a car in Madrid is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $38.94). This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 37% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $61.38 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Madrid?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Madrid
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
8
June
7
July
7
August
8
September
5
October
7
November
5
December

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

While travelers visit Madrid year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Madrid by Monthly Searches
35%
January
288%
February
354%
March
2%
April
2%
May
1%
June
2%
July
2%
August
69%
September
74%
October
194%
November
178%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Centauro Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Record-go Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Record-go Toyota C-HR 5 2 Medium cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Spain
Ford Fiesta
November 19, 2019
I went to Valencia, Alicante, Granada, Cadiz and Cordoba. ALL AMAZING PLACES
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
June 5, 2019
I travelled to the Costa Del Sol from Madrid as the flight was half the price of flying to Malaga. This is a good option as long as you don't mind a 6 hour drive.
Ireland
Ford Focus
May 15, 2019
Madrid is a very nice place, you just have to be careful on the roads because the traffic system isn’t like normal European roads it’s very rushed, cars move very fast, taxis cutting in and out and lanes start and finish very quickly
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 9, 2019
Love Madrid, spent Two years living here and I love to come back as much as possible
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
March 7, 2019
traveled by car in Spain: very convenient for transportation when I wanted it, but there are definitely some narrow roads, tight spaces, and limited parking.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
January 15, 2019
Rental office in terminal. Parking lot right outside terminal, walking distance. Plenty of choices of cars. Choice of diesel vs. gasoline.

Top 17 Suppliers in Madrid in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
+34871180192
Calle de la Princesa 1
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+34915425015
Aparcamiento Pza. De España 1A,
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34915425015
Aparcamiento Pza. De España 1A,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+34916102064
CALLE FABRICAS, 16, POL. IND. URTINSA, CITROEN
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34916444849
Estacion De Servicio Repsol Ebanistas 2 - Esquina, Av. Leganes, 28923 Alcorcon, Madrid
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Tue:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34916444849
Estacion De Servicio Repsol Ebanistas 2 - Esquina, Av. Leganes, 28923 Alcorcon, Madrid
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Tue:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-13:00; 16:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
910290199
Calle Polvoranca 156 Poligono Urtinsa Ii
Working hours
Mon:08:30-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Tue:08:30-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Wed:08:30-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Thu:08:30-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Fri:08:30-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
918831123
Hotel Alcala Plaza Hita 4La Dehesa
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-13:00
Wed:09:00-13:00
Thu:09:00-13:00
Fri:09:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
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
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
+34966360360
Calle hiedra 26B, 28036 Madrid
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+34662353161
Calle de Rafael Riego, 3, 28045 Madrid
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza nº 15, 28045 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 7.7
911501183
Aeropuerto de Barajas Terminal 1
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
+34902360636
Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza nº 15, 28045, 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
+34918340262
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
+34918341400
Railway. Calle Tortosa, 10
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:00
Tue:09:00-15:00
Wed:09:00-15:00
Thu:09:00-15:00
Fri:09:00-15:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
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