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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Madrid Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 2.02 per day
Malaga Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 2.08 per day
Malaga Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 2.08 per day
Malaga Airport
Economy
Seat Ibiza or comparable
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Delpaso
£ 2.29 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Bilbao Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 2.49 / per day
Alicante Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
£ 2.73 / per day
Alicante Airport
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Record-go
£ 2.92 / per day
Valencia Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Click&Rent
£ 2.94 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:06 on 2022-01-27.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
34
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Spain?

Spain is a fun destination to discover by car. A diverse country that is home to different unique regions and landscapes, it would be a waste to limit your travels here to just one corner of it. Although the country is quite large, the road network is in good shape and it’s easy to visit different cities, regions, and nature attractions on the same trip. 

This article is about the mainland Spain. For information about Mallorca and the other Balearic Islands, see the article of the Balearic Islands. For information about the Canary Islands, see the article of Canary Islands.

If you want to know more about hiring a car in Spain, don't miss our complete guide.

Spain

One-way Car Hire in Spain

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Spain and drop off in another country:

  • From Spain to Portugal - 426 offers from £ 34.55 per day
  • From Spain to France - 584 offers from £ 46.53 per day
  • From Spain to Italy - 271 offers from £ 144.58 per day
  • From Spain to United Kingdom - 137 offers from £ 178.74 per day
  • From Spain to Belgium - 172 offers from £ 91.18 per day

Top ways to enter Spain

  • Barcelona-El Prat Airport: The main airport of Catalonia region serves flights to and from countless destinations in Europe, as well as the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
  • Malaga Airport: The main hub not only for Malaga, but also for the rest of Andalusia and Southern Spain.
  • Madrid Barajas Airport: Spain’s largest airport is one of the busiest in Europe, serving more than 50 million passengers per year.
  • Alicante Airport: Modern yet cozy, Alicante Airport is popular with low-cost airlines and offers access to the wider Valencian Community.
  • By land: If your car hire provider permits it, it’s possible to hire a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Spain. Some large international airports near Spain are Lisbon Airport and Porto Airport in Portugal, as well as Nice Airport and Bordeaux Airport in France.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Barcelona: Home to everything from iconic architecture to delicious cuisine, grand history, and sandy beaches, the real attraction of Barcelona is its atmosphere as this city truly is more than the sum of its parts.
  • Madrid: Busy yet classy, Madrid has the grandeur of a true metropolis, and is home to distinct neighborhoods, countless landmarks, world-famous art museums, and lively culture scene. 
  • Andalusia: Many travelers know Andalusia best for its extensive Mediterranean and Atlantic Coast, but its wild nature areas, as well as stunning historic cities like Granada and Cordoba that still hold traces of its Moorish past, deserve just as much attention.
  • Basque Coast: Bordering France in the northeastern corner of Spain, the Basque Coast is home to a proud culture, beautiful cities like San Sebastian and Bilbao, fantastic food, and rugged Biscay Coast.
  • Galicia: Culturally related to their next door Portuguese neighbors and with a terrain that some think resemble Scotland more than Barcelona, Galicia is a unique destination. Less busy than some other regions of the country and beautifully green, it is best enjoyed at a relaxed pace.

Most popular hire car

The most hired car in Spain is the Ford Fiesta, but travelers tend to also choose the Fiat 500 and the Ford Focus a lot.

Crossing Borders

Spain is bordered by Portugal, France, and Andorra. Like Spain, Portugal and France are members of the Schengen Area, so the same entry requirements that apply for Spain will also be in place to enter these other two countries. Andorra is not a member of Schengen Area, but its entry requirements are, in practice, the same as those for entering Schengen members. 

The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla are part of Spain, but are physically located in North Africa and bordered by Morocco. Morocco is not a member of the Schengen Area and has its own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. It's probably a good idea to find out in advance to find out if you need a visa to visit Morocco.

Most popular types of hire car

The most popular car type in Spain is an Economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Barcelona - Madrid (624 km / 388 mi) The route between the Spain’s two largest cities can be done in about six hours and will take you through rural areas of Catalonia, Aragon, and Castile-la-Mancha, parts that are not often visited by international tourists, but are fascinating to explore.
  2. Malaga - Lisbon (672 km / 417 mi) The route from Andalusia to Portugal’s capital is best done at a leisurely pace, giving yourself plenty of time to explore the south of Spain, as well as the beautiful regions of Algarve and Alentejo across the border. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border.
  3. Barcelona - Rome (1,361 km / 846 mi) A surprisingly large number of travelers choose to go from Barcelona all the way to the capital of Italy, visiting Occitanie and Provence in France, as well as the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross two national borders, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it. If you’d like to enter the Principality of Monaco, a sovereign micro-state that is on the way, you can do so with a Schengen Visa.

Car Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 38 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 27 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 33 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 25 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 64 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 74 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 20 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 35 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car hire deal in Spain:

  • Compare rates of different car hire companies
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Spain is the cheapest in June when hiring a car is about 27% cheaper than the yearly average and 40% cheaper than hiring a car in July.

Top 15 Most Popular Cities in Spain

  1. Car Hire in Malaga starting at £ 5.46 per day
  2. Car Hire in Madrid starting at £ 14.32 per day
  3. Car Hire in Barcelona starting at £ 16.37 per day
  4. Car Hire in Seville starting at £ 2.63 per day
  5. Car Hire in Valencia starting at £ 16.36 per day
  6. Car Hire in Bilbao starting at £ 17.26 per day
  7. Car Hire in Girona starting at £ 14.92 per day
  8. Car Hire in Jerez starting at £ 7.02 per day
  9. Car Hire in Santiago de Compostela starting at £ 2.61 per day
  10. Car Hire in Granada starting at £ 7.91 per day
  11. Car Hire in Santander starting at £ 8.58 per day
  12. Car Hire in A Coruña starting at £ 14.67 per day
  13. Car Hire in Vigo starting at £ 13.35 per day
  14. Car Hire in Almeria starting at £ 10.48 per day

Top 12 Most Popular Destinations in Spain

  1. Car Hire at Malaga Airport starting at £ 2.08 per day
  2. Car Hire at Barcelona Airport starting at £ 2.78 per day
  3. Car Hire at Alicante Airport starting at £ 2.67 per day
  4. Car Hire at Madrid Airport starting at £ 2.02 per day
  5. Car Hire in Madrid Plaza Espana starting at £ 14.32 per day
  6. Car Hire Madrid Campo Las Naciones starting at £ 14.32 per day
  7. Car Hire at Seville Airport starting at £ 2.63 per day
  8. Car Hire at Valencia Airport starting at £ 2.71 per day
  9. Car Hire at Bilbao Airport starting at £ 2.26 per day
  10. Car Hire at Jerez Airport starting at £ 7.02 per day
  11. Car Hire at Girona Airport starting at £ 8.44 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Spain?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Spain fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Spain
£ 10.19
January
£ 32.44
February
£ 31.88
March
£ 29.83
April
£ 28.20
May
£ 28.75
June
£ 36.47
July
£ 37.27
August
£ 28.43
September
£ 30.87
October
£ 37.18
November
£ 39.27
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Spain is January with prices starting at £ 10.19 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 39.27. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 31. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Spain?

Hirers picking up a car in Spain keep them for an average of 8 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Spain
8
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
4
October
7
November
5
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Spain?

Though Spain is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in January. in February is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Spain Compared to the Yearly Average
247%
January
1%
February
1%
March
2%
April
2%
May
132%
June
178%
July
177%
August
104%
September
38%
October
225%
November
93%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Delpaso Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Delpaso Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Click&Rent Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Record-go Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs

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 Kingdom
Opel Corsa
29 November 2021
Visiting family in Sierra Nevadas. Orgiva.
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
4 November 2021
We have our own property near Granada,but I would go inland to see the real beauty Spain has to offer.
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
7 October 2021
Countryside around CAdiz is a little boring,, though not as bad as the the industrial olive grvoes around Jaen.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
2 October 2021
Book early
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
1 October 2021
Car was good but far too expensive.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
29 September 2021
Most companies seem to follow the same rules, so for me it's down to cost.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
24 September 2021
far too expensive we now have bought our own car
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
22 September 2021
Car was great. The agent was great, efficient and super friendly. It just took us a little time to find te entrance to the car park. But now we know. That’s not a problem
United Kingdom
Opel Mokka
15 September 2021
We own a property in almoradi so will definitely be using this service again and will recommend to others
United Kingdom
Peugeot Rifter
10 September 2021
Visited Almoradi a town own a property, very nice small Spanish town. Visited night markets at Torrevieja and Guardamar which were great. Beach at La Marina near Guardamar is my favourite. Good disability facilities including easy parking, disabled toilets and disabled showers.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
6 September 2021
Agent was friendly and efficient, did not hassle me for extras as they must have been able to see on the system I do not go for them, used Record Go quite a few times but almost always through a consolidator such as yourselves. As we are on a "deal" you always get the scruffier cars and need to be on your guard that missed damage reports do not get blamed on your return.
United Kingdom
Peugeot Rifter
31 August 2021
The car we hired was nearly new, clean
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
30 August 2021
Excellent service and good customer service
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
29 August 2021
Tarifa - a beautiful town with over 95% Spanish visitors - absolutely loved it ❤️❤️
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
16 March 2021
Malaga, Nerja, Frigilana, Torre del mar, Rincon de la Victoria and Vinuela are all easily accessible from Malaga and interesting places to visit.
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
10 December 2020
Good central spot in Spain for discovery.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
7 September 2020
The rental area is good, but could do with better instructions for the car park area, especially in the dark.

Top 20 Hire Companies in Spain in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.3
+34871180192
Carrer Barcelona 33, 17002 Girona
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+34972221364
Estacion De Tren Ave Plaza de España, s/n, 17002 Girona
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1
+34947201836
Estacion Tren Burgos Ave. Principe De Asturias, S/N, 09006 Burgos
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9
+34947201836
Estacion Tren Burgos Ave. Principe De Asturias, S/N, 09006 Burgos
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.8
+34972209946
Placa Espanya 17002 Girona
Working hours
Mon:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Tue:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Wed:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Thu:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Fri:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+34972209946
Placa Espanya 17002 Girona
Working hours
Mon:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Tue:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Wed:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Thu:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Fri:08:00-14:00; 15:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+34902090249
Carretera Apt300m Desd El Term Aeropuerto Entrada Rotonda, 17185 Vilobi d'Onyar, Girona
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-13:00; 16:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
902090282
Renfe Centro Comercial Vialiadev Parking Menos 2 C/Mendivil
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
952231858
Enterprise-Rent-A-Car
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Nizacars Rent A Car
Nizacars Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.5
+34952236179 / +34952236184
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 40, 29004 Málaga
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
902377337
ALICANTE
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
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.4
+34966298020 / +34966360360
Calle Mendivil, 10, Local 1, 29002 Malaga
Record-go
Record-go
Outstanding 8.2
+34600906281 / +34600916000
Avenida del Comandante Garcia Morato s/n, 29004
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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.1
+448435081118
N-156, Km. 0,6, 17457 Riudellots de la Selva, Girona
Delpaso
Delpaso
Great 7.3
+34952172034 / +34673249000
Av. de Velázquez, 290, 29004 Málaga
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.2
+34902360636
Crtra Guadalmar, 17, 29004
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
Great 7.1
+34965233179 / +34918340262
Aeropuerto Girona Costa Brava, 17185, Girona
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:00
Tue:09:00-22:00
Wed:09:00-22:00
Thu:09:00-22:00
Fri:09:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-22:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7
+34918341400
N-156 Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava, 17185 Vilobí d'Onyar, Girona
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:00
Tue:09:00-22:00
Wed:09:00-22:00
Thu:09:00-22:00
Fri:09:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-22:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7
+34952237804 / +34682203040
Calle Heroe de Sostoa 8, 29002 Malaga
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Click&Rent
Click&Rent
Great 7
+34971730696
Av. del Comandante García Morato, 24, 26 29004 Málaga
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
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