Car Rental in Valencia

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700+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Valencia Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Victoria Rent a Car
$5.08 per day
Valencia Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoByCar
$7.79 per day
Valencia Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$8.67 per day
Valencia Airport
Compact Monospace
Hyundai Bayon or similar
Hyundai Bayon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$9.64 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Valencia Train Station
Economy Elite
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$11.48 per day
Valencia Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$20.21 per day
Valencia Airport
Compact Elite Convertible
Mini One Cabrio or similar
Mini One Cabrio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Click&Rent
$34.19 per day
Valencia Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$47.58 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:45 on 2024-07-09. 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
$18 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
9.4 / 10
Average gas price
$1.68 per liter or $6.36 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.58 per liter or $5.99 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.96 per liter or $7.43 per gallon

Why rent a car in Valencia?

Spain’s third largest city is a great place to explore by car. Large and diverse, it offers everything from historic sites and impressive architecture to modern art galleries and many world-class beaches on the Mediterranean coast. Valencia can also serve as a great base for seeing the rest of the Valencian Community region which is best explored with the freedom of your own car.

Valencia

One-Way Car Rentals in Valencia

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

  • From Valencia to Barcelona - 362 offers from $3.83 per day
  • From Valencia to Alicante - 128 offers from $3.83 per day
  • From Valencia to Malaga - 353 offers from $3.83 per day
  • From Valencia to Seville - 215 offers from $3.83 per day
  • From Valencia to Madrid - 350 offers from $3.83 per day

Top ways to enter Valencia

  • Valencia Airport: Also known as Manises Airport and located just west of the city center, Valencia Airport serves around 6 million travelers every year. 
  • Alicante-Elche Airport: The largest airport of the Valencian Community serves flights by many airlines including a number of low-cost carriers. The airport is about 171km (106 miles) south of Valencia and can be reached in less than two hours.
  • Barcelona El Prat Airport: The second-busiest airport in Spain and the seventh-busiest in Europe, Barcelona El Prat primarily serves the capital of Catalonia, but can also be a great starting point from which to explore the rest of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The airport is about 337km (209 miles) from Valencia and can be reached in about three hours and 30 minutes.
  • Madrid Barajas Airport: The largest airport in Spain serves nearly 60 million travelers every year. It hosts flights to and from most parts of the world. Located in the eastern suburbs of Madrid, the airport is about three hours and 45 minutes drive from Valencia.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Valencia by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Estacion del Norte, Valencia’s main train station.

City facts

  • Like much of the rest of Spain, Valencia enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The average temperature in August, the hottest month, is 30°C  (86°F), while the average temperature in January is 12°C  (53°F).
  • Valencia is one of the food capitals of Spain. It is the birthplace of paella, and many of the best seafood restaurants in Europe can be found here. Other local specialties include arròs negre (black rice), tapas, and tortilla de papas, or the Spanish omelet.

Top sights and activities

  • City of Arts and Science. The architectural complex is often called the most famous modern attraction in Spain. It includes a number of futuristic buildings, like the L’Hemisferic planetarium and laser show, the Prince Felipe Museum of Science, L’Umbracle landscape garden, El Palau de los Arts opera house, and many more.
  • L'Oceanogràfic oceanographic park is also part of the City of Arts and Science but is worth mentioning on its own. One of the largest and most unique oceanariums in the world, it is a place to dive with sharks, walk through a shark tunnel, see the dolphinarium, as well as to learn about the different marine ecosystems of the planet. Children love this place, but even if you’re not traveling with kids, it’s undoubtedly one of the highlights of any visit to Valencia.
  • Catedral de Santa María de València. Also known as La Seu or simply Valencia Cathedral, it is one of the most impressive Gothic churches in Spain. First built as a Roman temple, it was then rebuilt into a Christian place of worship by the Visigoths and then also temporarily turned into a mosque by the Moors. The cathedral is also famous for its many medieval and renaissance paintings.
  • Fine Arts Museum. Able to hold its own against its counterparts in Barcelona and Madrid, the Fine Art Museum of Valencia is one of the finest in the country. Exhibits include works by the most famous Spanish artists, such as Velasquez and El Greco, as well as famous foreigners like Bosch and van Goyen. This is one of the many things you can do in winter in Valencia.
  • Lonja de la Seda. A great example of the so-called Valencian Gothic style, Lonja (or Llotja) is one of the most interesting buildings in the city. Dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, it used to host a marine merchant tribunal and fulfilled several other functions related to trade and business. The building has a beautiful courtyard known as the Orange Garden.

Traffic and parking

  • Speed limits - 30km/h (17 mph) in built-up areas for roads with one lane in each direction, 20km/h (12 mph) on streets shared with pedestrians, 50 km/h (31 mph) on urban streets with two lanes in each direction 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).
  • Like in other large cities in Europe, finding a good parking spot can be hard in Valencia. A better alternative than spending hours trying to find a spot in the very city center is to keep your car just outside the downtown boundaries in one of the large paid parking lots or garages. The prices depend on the season and time but are generally quite reasonable.
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm traveling in 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 blood 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 in Spain 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 available methods of payment 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. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for day trips

  • Platja de Les Arenes. The beautiful promenade area that’s located north of the city’s port might be considered a little crowded by some, but for most, it is the most active and fun part of the Valencia area. Beach bars, public events, and opportunities for watersports abound, and the sunsets are simply breathtaking. Another must-visit place if you’re in the city.
  • Xativa. Most famous for its castle, Xativa is a great town to explore. Visit the castle on the hill, whose foundations date back to Roman times, though most of what you see was built in the Middle Ages. Afterward, wander around the quaint village and enjoy some tapas and a drink. You can reach Xativa in just under an hour from Valencia. 
  • Albufera National Park. Located just 11km (6.8 miles) south of Valencia, the peaceful Albufera might as well be on a different planet. Once a lagoon of the Mediterranean, its canals and streams have turned freshwater over centuries and now support a surprisingly varied ecosystem of flora and fauna. Park your rental car at the park’s entrance and go on a hike, try spotting some of the local birds, and enjoy a tranquil day outdoors.
  • El Puig. Valencia is home to many famous Gothic buildings, but very few of them can match the Monastery of Santa Maria in the nearby town of El Puig. Standing for more than 700 years, it is just a 25-minute drive north of Valencia. There are other impressive buildings here as well. If you’re visiting at the right time, you might be able to join one of the town’s several festivals.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Valencia is the Fiat 500, followed by the Renault Clio and the Fiat Panda. The most popular rental car types are the mini, economy, and intermediate classes.

Further destinations

  • Murcia. The Region of Murcia is perhaps underrated compared to other jewels of Spain, but that shouldn’t stop you from visiting. Its beaches are less crowded (but no less spectacular) than those of the Valencian Community, its culture and cuisine is a unique mix, and the ancient city of Cartagena has been home to different civilizations since before Christ. It’s close, too - Cartagena is just a three-hour drive down the coast from Valencia and the city of Murcia, the regional capital, is even closer. If there’s still an undiscovered travel destination remaining in Spain, Murcia is it.
  • Andalusia. It’s easy to see Spain’s largest region like a country of its own. From fun, stunning beaches around Malaga and Cadiz to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and from vast national parks to timeless cities like Seville, Granada, and Cordoba, the province really seems to have it all. Deservedly famous for flamenco, bullfighting, and Moorish architecture, Andalusia is so much more than just that. Granada is 480km (298 miles) southeast of Valencia, a distance that’s possible to drive in five hours.
  • Barcelona. Spain’s second largest city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Barcelona is always changing. The stunning coastline, the beautifully haunting architecture of Gaudí, and the fun crowds of La Rambla are constants. But this city keeps finding new ways to surprise you, whether it’s all the culture and art activities that are always going on or simply those unique adventures that you’re simply bound to have if you travel here. From Valencia, Barcelona is just a three-and-a-half hour long, scenic drive north along the coast.
  • Madrid. Bursting with life, elegance, and things to do, the capital city is a must-see on any trip to Spain. Marvel at the beautiful architecture in plazas like Plaza Mayor, Puerto del Sol, and Plaza de Espana. Don’t miss Europe’s largest and possibly most opulent royal palace and museum, the Palacio Real de Madrid. If you’re an art lover, check out the world-class Museo del Prado, where you can admire works by Velazquez, Goya, Rubens, Bosch, and many other famous artists. In the day, stroll through the charming streets and relax at a cafe in the great Malasana neighborhood, and in the evening, discover the nightlife of the neighborhood by tasting the amazing Spanish wine and tapas at the local restaurants and bars. Madrid is just under a four-hour drive from Valencia.

Car rental prices in Valencia

  • Convertibles - from $16 per day
  • Station wagons - from $29 per day
  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $9 per day
  • Vans - from $35 per day
  • Premium cars - from $28 per day
  • Small cars - from $5 per day
  • SUVs - from $12 per day

Money-saving tips

These are the tricks you can try to land a cheap rental car in Valencia:

  • 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 Valencia is the cheapest in June when renting a car is 60% cheaper than the yearly average. Come visit the Mediterranean at the beginning of summer!
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Top 20 cities near Valencia

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  11. 285.3 km / 177.3 miles away
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Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Valencia 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 Valencia
$14.15
January
$17.93
February
$22.27
March
$21.91
April
$20.21
May
$20.10
June
$31.82
July
$34.22
August
$25.44
September
$24.63
October
$18.82
November
$28.37
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Valencia is January (when prices average $14.15 per day). This is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $34.22).

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 Valencia?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 9 days, and in October, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Valencia
7
January
7
February
8
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Valencia is June, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Valencia by pick-up date relative to the average
58%
January
59%
February
80%
March
87%
April
118%
May
139%
June
135%
July
132%
August
122%
September
122%
October
71%
November
75%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 13
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Goldcar, Click&Rent, Centauro, Record-go, Ok Mobility
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $5 per day
Cheapest supplier Victoria Rent a Car

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Click&Rent Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Record-go Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 3008 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar Hyundai Bayon 5 2 SUVs
Record-go Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Click&Rent Citroen C3 5 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 the 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.

Switzerland
Fiat 500
April 6, 2024
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United Kingdom
Ford Focus
March 2, 2024
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Spain
Nissan Juke
January 5, 2024
We travelled this time across the coastal area towns between Valencia and Garrucha. Great quality roads and pleasure to drive. Spain, as impressive as always, to us.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
December 2, 2023
We used the car to go to and from the motoGP in Valencia, then to drive to Madrid and back to Valencia. Went on a day trip to Segovia. Travelled to the San Jose caves.
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Latvia
Peugeot 3008
November 20, 2023
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Slovenia
VW T-Cross
November 5, 2023
Valencia is great for family, friends, food is amazing, drinks are great, taxi is cheap...weather is great. Overall 10/10.
United Kingdom
Opel Zafira 5+2
July 10, 2023
Lovely stay near moncofa, great location with a car. Plenty to do in local towns, beach, mountains, Valencia…
United Kingdom
Seat Ibiza
July 6, 2023
we go every year for the month June very relaxed and non touristy
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
July 5, 2023
Went well. Just make sure that if you recently got your drivers license renewed, that you bring a photo of your previous license, otherwise they won’t have proof of the length of your driving experience.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500X
April 24, 2023
We went to Granada, and had the pleasure to visit la Alhambra. The view of Sierra Nevada was beautiful
Canada
Citroen C3
April 23, 2023
Nice weather and nice food.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
March 26, 2023
Still on the trip. Not done. Taking trains now
Israel
Ford Focus
March 19, 2023
The roads in Spain, even the most fars, are in a very good condition of maintenance The views are stunning and varied
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United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
November 22, 2022
Great service all along.. Thank you
France
Seat Arona
August 7, 2022
Valencia, Calp… wonderful
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Netherlands
Seat Ibiza
August 2, 2022
We just love Spain
France
VW Polo
April 19, 2022
Valencia is a great destination ..... some great restaurants, loads of history, lovely people
Canada
Opel Mokka
October 18, 2021
The car that we were given was very recent and it had many up-to-date features that we never expected to get. It was a great value car. The roads in Spain were wider lanes than the one in Italy so we were happy about that. We chose to drive to Madrid from Valencia and then we went South to Gibraltar and up the coast line back to Valencia putting on about 2700 km. It was a great choice in both the car rental and the destinations that we chose. Allacante and Nerju was our favourites.
Slovenia
Ford Focus
August 23, 2021
We traveled all around Andalusia. Malaga, Ronda, Nerja, Cordoba. We liked Ronda the most. Great food, nice city!
United Kingdom
Toyota C-HR
August 13, 2020
Highly recommended.
Ukraine
Ford Fiesta
August 4, 2019
Tiny streets, no parking areas and hard to find any parking at all.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
November 9, 2018
I travelled the AP7 into Portugal, beautiful drive, ancient towns, mountains, forest, agriculture and desert. Excellent
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Malco Rent a Car
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Surprice
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
65
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
$18.08
Lowest daily price
$5.08
Total cars available
2857

Top 29 suppliers in Valencia in 2024

Malco Rent a Car
Malco Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.1 / 56 reviews
1 location
$43 - $68
Centauro
Centauro
Exceptional 9 / 241 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $31
GoByCar
GoByCar
Exceptional 9 / 26 reviews
1 location
$7 - $188
Wiber
Wiber
Very good 8.7 / 32 reviews
1 location
$8 - $22
Alquicoche
Alquicoche
Very good 8.5 / 53 reviews
10 locations
$20 - $225
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.4 / 260 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $202
Victoria Rent a Car
Victoria Rent a Car
Very good 8.4 / 151 reviews
1 location
$5 - $157
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 25 reviews
3 locations
$35 - $46
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 34 reviews
6 locations
$28 - $253
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 11 reviews
3 locations
$40 - $169
National
National
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
2 locations
$46 - $104
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Very good 8 / 427 reviews
2 locations
$11 - $272
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
1 location
$35 - $41
Record-go
Record-go
Good 7.9 / 414 reviews
2 locations
$9 - $142
Budget
Budget
Good 7.9 / 27 reviews
2 locations
$40 - $73
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.8 / 264 reviews
1 location
$8 - $50
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.8 / 80 reviews
1 location
$8 - $34
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 14 reviews
2 locations
$40 - $53
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 9 reviews
2 locations
$46 - $229
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$44 - $82
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
2 locations
$42 - $67
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
2 locations
$37 - $61
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.8
1 location
$62 - $942
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.7 / 100 reviews
2 locations
$41 - $100
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.6 / 66 reviews
1 location
$7 - $16
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.5
1 location
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.4 / 10 reviews
2 locations
$41 - $59
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.3 / 6 reviews
2 locations
$20 - $132
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.9
2 locations
$22 - $106
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