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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$3.26 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$3.46 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$3.65 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$4.06 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$4.70 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$5.49 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
Nissan Juke or similar
Nissan Juke
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$5.76 / per day
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Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.15 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:31 on 2019-11-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$27.37 / per day
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
8.2

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

Top ways to enter Madrid

  • Madrid Barajas Airport: One of the busiest in Europe, Madrid Airport offers connects to virtually all European countries, as well as many destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • 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.

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: Just an hour’s drive south of Madrid, this cozy city on Tagus River is full of history and can be experienced at a much slower pace than the capital.
  • Cuenca Alta Manzanares Regional Park: Full of hiking trails, small lakes and cliff boulders, this nature area is a place where you can observe large birds like pilgrim hawks and griffon vultures.
  • Sierra de Gredos: Low in population, but full of stunning views, this mountain range is a great place to explore and relax in when you get overwhelmed by everything that Madrid has to offer.
  • Slamanca: Taking just two and a half hours to reach by car form Madrid, Salamanca is one of the most spectacular renaissance cities in Europe. 

 

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

  • Andalusia: Unique in culture, cuisine, and mentality, this nearby region in Southern Spain has everything from long beaches along the Mediterranean to ancient cities like Granada and Cordoba.
  • Northwest Spain: Castile and Leon, Asturias, and Galicia are sometimes overlooked by international travelers, but these three regions have plenty to offer if you explore them at a slower pace.
  • Portugal: From cities like Porto and Lisbon to wine-making Alentejo and wild Algarve, Spain’s smaller neighbor can be just as fascinating.

Car Rental Prices in Madrid

  • Convertibles - from $104 per day
  • Station wagons - from $53 per day
  • Large cars - from $48 per day
  • Medium cars - from $40 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $152 per day
  • Premium cars - from $102 per day
  • Small cars - from $29 per day
  • SUVs - from $62 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 20 Cities near Madrid

  1. Barcelona Car Rentals from $1.31 per day
    483.1 km / 300.2 miles away
  2. Malaga Car Rentals from $0.04 per day
    431.2 km / 267.9 miles away
  3. Alicante Car Rentals from $0.10 per day
    355.9 km / 221.1 miles away
  4. Seville Car Rentals from $0.22 per day
    395.7 km / 245.9 miles away
  5. Valencia Car Rentals from $2.88 per day
    285.3 km / 177.3 miles away
  6. Bilbao Car Rentals from $4.94 per day
    318.0 km / 197.6 miles away
  7. Granada Car Rentals from $4.17 per day
    367.0 km / 228.0 miles away
  8. 483.5 km / 300.5 miles away
  9. A Coruña Car Rentals from $19.09 per day
    506.5 km / 314.7 miles away
  10. Girona Car Rentals from $0.77 per day
    552.4 km / 343.2 miles away
  11. Santander Car Rentals from $12.64 per day
    327.9 km / 203.8 miles away
  12. Jerez Car Rentals from $1.52 per day
    468.7 km / 291.2 miles away
  13. Asturias Car Rentals from $3.95 per day
    398.4 km / 247.6 miles away
  14. Vigo Car Rentals from $25.02 per day
    464.7 km / 288.7 miles away
  15. Murcia Car Rentals from $0.47 per day
    364.5 km / 226.5 miles away
  16. Valladolid Car Rentals from $16.08 per day
    173.3 km / 107.7 miles away
  17. Zaragoza Car Rentals from $12.23 per day
    258.2 km / 160.4 miles away
  18. Almeria Car Rentals from $4.74 per day
    417.8 km / 259.6 miles away
  19. 505.9 km / 314.4 miles away
  20. Pamplona Car Rentals from $15.01 per day
    300.2 km / 186.6 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Madrid

  1. Madrid, Downtown Car Rentals from $24.65 per day
  2. Madrid Airport Car Rentals from $2.90 per day
    9.7 km / 6.0 miles away
  3. 156.8 km / 97.4 miles away
  4. 166.5 km / 103.5 miles away
  5. 168.6 km / 104.8 miles away
  6. 211.1 km / 131.2 miles away
  7. 267.1 km / 166.0 miles away
  8. 293.8 km / 182.5 miles away
  9. 299.6 km / 186.1 miles away
  10. 302.9 km / 188.2 miles away
  11. Pamplona Airport Car Rentals from $15.01 per day
    306.4 km / 190.4 miles away
  12. 316.2 km / 196.5 miles away
  13. Bilbao Airport Car Rentals from $4.94 per day
    320.9 km / 199.4 miles away
  14. 328.7 km / 204.3 miles away
  15. 332.2 km / 206.4 miles away
  16. 335.0 km / 208.2 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
$41.74
January
$43.85
February
$58.34
March
$43.43
April
$47.77
May
$53.96
June
$53.12
July
$52.34
August
$37.01
September
$37.99
October
$39.46
November
$39.53
December
The best month to rent a car in Madrid is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $37.01). This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 37% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $58.34 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 October, and the least popular is January.
Madrid Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
72%
January
77%
February
85%
March
98%
April
117%
May
86%
June
116%
July
104%
August
73%
September
157%
October
139%
November
76%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Interrent VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Centauro Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

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 16 Suppliers for Madrid in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
+34871180192
Terminal 1 & 4, 28042 Madrid
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34902105055
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34902200162
Aeropuerto De Madrid Barajas, Madrid, 28042
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+34902200162
Aeropuerto De MadridOpen T1 0700 0200 T4 0700 0030
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
+34918330088 / +34966360360
Camino de las Rejas, 5, 28022 Madrid
Record-go
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+34936192468
Camino Aeropuerto 1, 28042, Madrid
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+448435081118
Av. de Aragón, 394, 28022 Madrid
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
+34965233162 / +34965233425
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
911501183
Aeropuerto de Barajas Terminal 1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+34965233162 / +34965233425
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
+34965233162 / +18778223872
Ávila, Av de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1
+34911501183
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7
+34965233162 / +34965233425
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid

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