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Car Rental at Madrid Airport

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Madrid Airport, Madrid, Spain
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
$6.56 per day
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Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$6.69 per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$8.77 per day
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Economy Elite
Opel Crossland X or similar
Opel Crossland X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$19.13 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$31.97 / per day
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Intermediate
Seat Toledo or similar
Seat Toledo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$34.46 / per day
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Minivan
Opel Zafira 5+2 or similar
Opel Zafira 5+2
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$36.57 / per day
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Compact Elite
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$42.67 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:02 on 2021-03-01. 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
Madrid Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Madrid is a fascinating city to visit. From its imperial architecture to the holy trinity of art museums (Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza), colorful neighborhoods, and one of the most famous football rivalries in the world, the city has something special for every visitor. But the other appeal of Madrid is that it is located in the heart of the country, so plenty of other interesting destinations are just a short drive away. With that in mind, here are three ideas  for day trips from Madrid:

  • Toledo. Located on the banks of the Tagus River, Toledo is known as the Imperial City and also the City of Three Cultures. Christians, Jews, and Muslims have ruled over the city at different times, all leaving their mark on its culture and character. From the Gothic Toledo Cathedral to the Synagogue of El Tránsito and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz, the city has plenty of religious landmarks, as well as other highlights like the El Greco Museum. Every building and sidestreet breathes history. Located about 75 km (46 miles) south of Madrid, Toledo can be reached in about one hour.
  • Ávila. Another noticeable historical destination, Ávila’s main claim to fame is its old town. Often called the best-preserved historic city center in all of Spain, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by impressive walls that are themselves one of the city’s main attractions, the old town is home to a number of landmarks, not least of which is the Cathedral of the Saviour that’s about 900 years old. Located about 110 km (68 miles) northwest of the capital, Ávila can be reached in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Guadarrama National Park. Large and scenic, Guadarrama is the most noticeable nature preserve near Madrid. Named after the mountain range that stretches through the park, Guadarrama is characterized by its snowy peaks, woodlands, small highland lakes, and hiking and climbing opportunities. The area is also home to a lot of birds, not least of which are the Alpine chough and black vulture. Located 120 km (75 miles) northwest of the capital near the medieval city of Segovia, the national park can be reached in about 90 minutes.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair, Iberia Express, Air Nostrum, and easyJet

Terminals

The four passenger terminals are T1, T2, T3, and T4. T4 consists of two buildings: T4 and its satellite, T4S. A shuttle bus connects all four terminals. From 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., it runs every five minutes; from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., it runs every ten minutes; and from 2:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., it runs every twenty minutes. Terminals T4 and T4S are connected via an automatic underground train.

Location

Madrid Airport is 13 km (8 miles) from the city’s historic center. Motorways M-14, E-5, R-3, and M-23 and then Calle de O’Donnell lead from the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $59 per day
  • Station wagons - from $31 per day
  • Large cars - from $47 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $56 per day
  • Premium cars - from $84 per day
  • Small cars - from $19 per day
  • SUVs - from $31 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located in the arrivals halls of Terminal 1 and Terminal 4. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a large number of stores, restaurants, cafeterias and bars, lounges, business facilities, currency exchanges with ATMs, and a help desk. Madrid Airport has three luggage storage facilities. In Terminal 1, the luggage office is located on floor 0, in front of baggage claim 2. In Terminal 2, the luggage office is located on floor 1, in the arrivals hall. In Terminal 4, the luggage office is located on floor 0, in the arrivals hall. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Two gas stations, both called Gasolina Repsol, are close to Terminal 4. Both have the same address as the airport and are open from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. There are numerous other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Barcelona (611 km / 379 mi)
  • Lisbon (642 km / 398 mi)
  • Seville (547 km / 340 mi)
  • Oviedo (459 km / 285 mi)
  • Rome (1,943 km / 1207 mi)
  • Valencia (358 km / 222 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.1

Madrid Airport (MAD)

  • IATA: MAD
  • ICAO: LEMD
  • Name: Madrid Airport (MAD)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 387,566
  • Passengers (per year): 53,402,506
  • Distance from City: 8.1 miles / 13 km NE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +34 902 404 704

Top 13 Locations near Madrid Airport

  1. 10.3 km / 6.4 miles away
  2. 10.4 km / 6.4 miles away
  3. Car Rental in Madrid Leganes from $13.06 per day
    13.4 km / 8.4 miles away
  4. 27.5 km / 17.1 miles away
  5. 33.7 km / 20.9 miles away
  6. 214.2 km / 133.1 miles away
  7. 277.2 km / 172.2 miles away
  8. 302.2 km / 187.8 miles away
  9. 311.4 km / 193.5 miles away
  10. 314.3 km / 195.3 miles away
  11. 325.8 km / 202.4 miles away
  12. 328.9 km / 204.4 miles away
  13. 331.3 km / 205.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Madrid Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Madrid Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Madrid Airport
$42.84
January
$56.79
February
$48.78
March
$19.76
April
$25.74
May
$27.16
June
$59.85
July
$49.70
August
$40.35
September
$42.37
October
$43.15
November
$43.15
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Madrid Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $19.76. You can see that this is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $59.85 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Madrid Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 8 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
7
August
8
September
7
October
8
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Madrid Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Madrid Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
84%
January
91%
February
96%
March
111%
April
136%
May
95%
June
128%
July
116%
August
83%
September
90%
October
82%
November
87%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Record-go Toyota C-HR 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Croatia
Nissan Qashqai
May 17, 2021
Great crew at Madrid Office, helpful and kind. I got a free upgrade to a much better model. Would recommend it to friends, anytime
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
October 20, 2020
I used the car to visit Segovia, Avila, El Escorial and Toledo. These are all wonderful historic places but just a bit too far out of Madrid to do on a day trip, so travelling between them by car really provided me with a great holiday
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Micra
March 31, 2020
I love Madrid been there 4 times already. Get a GPS it is very needed in a big city!!
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
September 28, 2019
Driving in the city centre can be a bit hectic and lots of traffic but as we needed the car to take a trip to the outskirts of Madrid, it was worth it given limited alternatives.
Canada
Ford Ka
June 15, 2019
Traffic is far too busy to manage when unfamiliar with language and location
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz Clase A
June 5, 2019
All good in Madrid
United States of America (USA)
Audi A4
June 9, 2018
Spent time to North, not MADRID

Top 18 Suppliers at Madrid Airport in 2021

SIXT
Exceptional 9.3
+34871180192
Terminal 1 & 4, 28042 Madrid
$25 - $106
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+34912750995
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, APMADRID ADOLFO SUAREZ T1-T4
$30 - $237
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
$28 - $56
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
$29 - $58
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
+34902105055
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
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:09:00-17:59
Sun:09:00-23:59
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+34911505000
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
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:09:00-17:59
Sun:09:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+34902200162
Aeropuerto De Madrid Barajas, Madrid, 28042
$26 - $254
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+34902200162
Aeropuerto De MadridOpen T1 0700 0200 T4 0700 0030
$24 - $254
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
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
Excellent 8.4
+34918330088 / +34966360360
Calle Trespaderne 17,28042 Madrid
$7 - $46
Record-go
Excellent 8.2
+34662353182 / +34662353161
Camino del Aeropuerto 19, 28042, Madrid
$12 - $29
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
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Av. de Aragón, 394, 28022 Madrid
$7 - $32
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
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
+34918341400
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
$9 - $12
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
Interrent
Very good 7.7
911501183
Aeropuerto de Barajas Terminal 1
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.2
+34902360636
Avenida de Aragón, 394, 28022, Madrid
$14 - $33
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
Very good 7.1
+34918340262
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
$8 - $10
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
Very good 7
+34918341400
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
$7 - $9
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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