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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
$27.55 per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
$28.07 per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$29.73 per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Seat Leon or similar
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
$30.65 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Seat Leon or similar
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$30.79 / per day
Madrid Torrejon Car Rental
Compact
Citroen Berlingo Cargo or similar
Citroen Berlingo Cargo
  • 2
  • 8
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$30.88 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
$31.43 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$36.58 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:24 on 2022-05-23. 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
8.3

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 $58 per day
  • Station wagons - from $120 per day
  • Large cars - from $117 per day
  • Medium cars - from $107 per day
  • Vans - from $174 per day
  • Premium cars - from $214 per day
  • Small cars - from $78 per day
  • SUVs - from $142 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 $30.88 per day
    479.2 km / 297.8 miles away
  2. Malaga Car Rentals from $26.85 per day
    428.3 km / 266.1 miles away
  3. Alicante Car Rentals from $50.87 per day
    356.8 km / 221.7 miles away
  4. Seville Car Rentals from $38.37 per day
    405.9 km / 252.2 miles away
  5. Valencia Car Rentals from $33.60 per day
    288.0 km / 179.0 miles away
  6. Bilbao Car Rentals from $37.47 per day
    320.8 km / 199.4 miles away
  7. Girona Car Rentals from $59.96 per day
    556.7 km / 345.9 miles away
  8. 481.7 km / 299.3 miles away
  9. Granada Car Rentals from $32.75 per day
    364.6 km / 226.5 miles away
  10. Santander Car Rentals from $66.85 per day
    330.0 km / 205.0 miles away
  11. A Coruña Car Rentals from $54.58 per day
    510.4 km / 317.2 miles away
  12. Jerez Car Rentals from $47.12 per day
    464.9 km / 288.9 miles away
  13. Asturias Car Rentals from $37.83 per day
    398.5 km / 247.6 miles away
  14. Murcia Car Rentals from $38.87 per day
    365.0 km / 226.8 miles away
  15. Zaragoza Car Rentals from $50.59 per day
    262.7 km / 163.2 miles away
  16. Vigo Car Rentals from $60.23 per day
    462.2 km / 287.2 miles away
  17. Almeria Car Rentals from $43.95 per day
    416.6 km / 258.9 miles away
  18. Reus Car Rentals from $50.87 per day
    409.5 km / 254.4 miles away
  19. Oviedo Car Rentals from $54.57 per day
    372.2 km / 231.3 miles away
  20. Marbella Car Rentals from $38.37 per day
    453.1 km / 281.6 miles away

Top 17 Locations near Madrid

  1. Madrid Simancas Car Rentals from $54.57 per day
    3.4 km / 2.1 miles away
  2. Madrid Airport Car Rentals from $27.55 per day
    4.5 km / 2.8 miles away
  3. 5.8 km / 3.6 miles away
  4. 9.1 km / 5.7 miles away
  5. 9.3 km / 5.8 miles away
  6. 10.7 km / 6.6 miles away
  7. Madrid Torrejon Car Rentals from $30.88 per day
    11.7 km / 7.3 miles away
  8. Madrid Leganes Car Rentals from $39.07 per day
    19.8 km / 12.3 miles away
  9. 20.2 km / 12.5 miles away
  10. 22.1 km / 13.7 miles away
  11. 22.5 km / 14.0 miles away
  12. 212.2 km / 131.8 miles away
  13. 262.7 km / 163.2 miles away
  14. Valencia Airport Car Rentals from $33.60 per day
    288.0 km / 179.0 miles away
  15. Valencia Patraix Car Rentals from $54.58 per day
    295.9 km / 183.9 miles away
  16. 297.2 km / 184.7 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
$40.46
January
$42.51
February
$56.55
March
$42.10
April
$46.30
May
$52.31
June
$51.50
July
$50.74
August
$35.88
September
$36.83
October
$38.18
November
$38.18
December
The best month to rent a car in Madrid is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $35.88). This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 37% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $56.55 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?

The most popular month for renting a car in Madrid is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Madrid by Monthly Searches
206%
January
220%
February
240%
March
115%
April
73%
May
6%
June
8%
July
7%
August
45%
September
49%
October
120%
November
111%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Record-go Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Centauro Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Record-go Toyota C-HR 5 2 Medium cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Record-go Seat Leon STW 5 2 Station wagons

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.

United States of America (USA)
Opel Mokka
March 10, 2022
Excellent price, I loved the car and the service
Ukraine
Toyota Aygo
November 22, 2021
For two days I visited Madrid and Toledo. Madrid is a great imperial prosperous city. There are kind and friendly people, lots of restaurants, and clean streets. Of course there are lots of museums with priceless masterpieces, but as for me they are lifeless things and the real masterpiece is folks on the streets - their talks, emotions, smiles. Toledo is a beautiful city lying at the picturesque canyon. One can find cozy narrow streets for wandering.
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 20 Suppliers in Madrid in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 75 reviews
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 49 reviews
+34871180192
Terminal 1 & 4, 28042 Madrid
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8 / 39 reviews
+34912750995
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, 28042 Madrid
National
National
Excellent 8.7 / 11 reviews
+34915061846
Alamo, Estacion Ave, 28045 Madrid
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.6 / 230 reviews
+34918330088 / +34966360360
Calle Trespaderne 17,28042 Madrid
Leasys
Leasys
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+34912545555 / +34663002602
C/Méndez Álvaro 8 Planta baja, Pta B1 28045 Madrid
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+34918340262
Avda de la Hispanidad s/n , 28042 Madrid, Arrivals Terminal T4 RAC zone Floor -1
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 5 reviews
+34913937228
Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid
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
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
+34911505000
Puerta Atocha Llegadas Ave, Av. de la Ciudad de Barcelona, SN, 28012 Madrid
Working hours
Tue:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.4 / 28 reviews
+34912035070
Estacion De Tren Rrs Chamartin Agustin De Foxa, SN, 28036 Madrid
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-14:00; 16:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4 / 7 reviews
+34902200162
Aeropuerto De Madrid Barajas, Madrid, 28042
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
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4 / 4 reviews
+34902305230 / +34913937229
Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid
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
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.2 / 4 reviews
902305230
TERMINALS 1 AND 4
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.2 / 8 reviews
918831123
Hotel Alcala Plaza Hita 4
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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8 / 175 reviews
+34971126880
Av. 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
Record-go
Record-go
Very good 7.9 / 534 reviews
+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
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.6 / 30 reviews
+346665004370034913054329
Terminal 1
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
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.1 / 37 reviews
+34918340262
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
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
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1 / 32 reviews
+34918341400
Terminal 1 Our branch is located on the Arrivals floor, between halls 1 and 2, opposite the Rentacar Area and Terminal4 T4: Our branch is located on floor -1 (Rentacar Area)
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6.9 / 29 reviews
+34918341400
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
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
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