Car Hire in Barcelona

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Barcelona Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 23.17 per day
Barcelona Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 23.78 per day
Barcelona Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
£ 26.34 per day
Barcelona Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 26.37 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Barcelona Airport
Economy
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
£ 26.58 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 Cabrio or comparable
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
£ 27.06 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Compact
Peugeot 308 or comparable
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
£ 28.52 / per day
Barcelona Airport
Economy
Seat Ibiza or comparable
Seat Ibiza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Rent A Car
£ 28.74 / 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 11:15 on 2022-09-30.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
34
Budget car hire price
£ 72.33 / per day
Average car hire length
1 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.71 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.85 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.49 / 1 liter

Why hire a car in Barcelona?

The capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second-largest, Barcelona is not just politically important, it is also one of Europe’s most exciting cities to visit. More than La Rambla and Gaudi, the city is a true cultural metropolis, and also offers access to a wealth of interesting Catalan day-trip destinations.

Barcelona

One-way Car Hire in Barcelona

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Barcelona and drop off in another city include:

  • From Barcelona to Madrid - 361 offers from £ 6.14 per day
  • From Barcelona to Malaga - 467 offers from £ 6.14 per day
  • From Barcelona to Valencia - 376 offers from £ 6.14 per day
  • From Barcelona to Alicante - 225 offers from £ 6.14 per day
  • From Barcelona to Seville - 438 offers from £ 6.14 per day

Top ways to enter Barcelona

  • Barcelona Airport. Serving over 50 million travellers annually before the pandemic hit, Barcelona El Prat is one of the busiest airports in all of Southern Europe. The airport is just 15 km (9 miles) southwest of the city centre, a trip that can be made in about 25 minutes.

Top destinations and activities

  • Architecture of Gaudí. Love it, loathe it, or simply remain deeply perplexed by it, there’s no denying that the buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí are a big part of the Barcelona experience. Naturally, the Sagrada Família is the most famous work by the Catalan visionary, but there’s also La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, and many other imaginative buildings to explore.
  • Gothic Quarter. The oldest area of the old town of Barcelona, El Gòtic is one of the most distinctive parts of the city. The area has plenty of famous landmarks, not least the Palau Reial Major complex (the former residence of Aragonese kings) and La Mercè Basilica, but the main draw of the quarter is its timeless ambience.
  • Camp Nou. Barcelona is a city very rich in architecture and art, but one of its main jewels is, in fact, its largest football club, FC Barcelona. Although having acquired an increasingly global face over the last two decades, it started out as a symbol of Catalanism and solidarity, and as such retains an important place in the local culture. It’s a great idea to go to a match at Camp Nou, the home stadium which is the largest in Europe, but a visit to the club’s museum is also worth it.

Traffic and parking

  • The speed limits are 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’s documentation and proof of insurance always have 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.
  • There parking areas in Barcelona can be generally divided into three parking types: free parking, the Green Area and the Blue Area. Do note that some paid parking areas may become free at the weekend.
  • The Green Area (Àrea Verda) can be recognized by green painted lines. The price will vary depending on the location. You cannot park in the Green Area for more than 1 or 2 hours.
  • The Blue Area (Àrea Blava) is a paid parking area for everyone, with time limits varying between 1 and 4 hours depending on the place. If you want to park here, you must purchase a ticket at the machines on the sidewalk and place it in a visible area of your car.
  • There are also free parking opportunities in Barcelona. Although many are not in the city centre, you may find a lot of them convenient. Some examples are: the subterranean parking of supermarket La Maquinista (Calle Potosí, 2), the area next to Parc Ciutadella (Calle de Ramón Turro), Montjuic area close to Fundación Miro and area around Calle Icaria
  • There are also many paid car parks in Barcelona, varying in price and proximity to the city centre. Look up the one that might suit you the best on the official website.

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 payment methods vary depending on the road, but most 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

  • Lleida. Most visitors to Catalonia tend to stay close to the coast, but the interior of the region can be just as rewarding to visit. One such fascinating destination is Lleida — a city inhabited since prehistory and later important for Romans which offers plenty of ancient landmarks and ambience, not to mention the access to the idyllic countryside that surrounds it. The drive from Barcelona will take just under two hours.
  • Girona. The capital of the northernmost province of Catalonia, Girona is so much more than just its airport which is favoured by low-cost carriers. Known for its long and varied history, it is home to the Arab Baths (now turned into a museum) and one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Located an 80-minute drive from Barcelona, Girona also provides access to the pristine Costa Brava region.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Barcelona is the Seat Leon, followed by the Fiat Panda and the Fiat 500. The most popular car types are mini, economy, and compact.

Car Hire Prices in Barcelona

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 94 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 107 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 84 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 155 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 213 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 69 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 78 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your hired vehicle:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Barcelona is the cheapest in January.

Top 16 Cities near Barcelona

  1. 516.4 km / 320.9 miles away
  2. Malaga starting at £ 48.49 per day
    761.2 km / 473.0 miles away
  3. Alicante starting at £ 41.07 per day
    395.1 km / 245.5 miles away
  4. Seville starting at £ 43.15 per day
    819.0 km / 508.9 miles away
  5. 296.3 km / 184.1 miles away
  6. Bilbao starting at £ 34.88 per day
    466.8 km / 290.1 miles away
  7. Girona starting at £ 40.51 per day
    97.6 km / 60.6 miles away
  8. Granada starting at £ 37.49 per day
    680.1 km / 422.6 miles away
  9. A Coruña starting at £ 39.85 per day
    887.7 km / 551.6 miles away
  10. Santiago de Compostela starting at £ 39.64 per day
    883.3 km / 548.8 miles away
  11. Santander starting at £ 51.33 per day
    540.0 km / 335.5 miles away
  12. Jerez starting at £ 41.01 per day
    865.7 km / 538.0 miles away
  13. Figueras starting at £ 51.33 per day
    130.5 km / 81.1 miles away
  14. Murcia starting at £ 20.92 per day
    475.9 km / 295.7 miles away
  15. Torremolinos starting at £ 47.67 per day
    770.7 km / 478.9 miles away
  16. Vigo starting at £ 39.85 per day
    893.3 km / 555.1 miles away

Top 15 Destinations around Barcelona

  1. Barcelona Dreta de l'Eixample starting at £ 88.09 per day
  2. Barcelona Rambla de Catalunya starting at £ 51.33 per day
    0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  3. Barcelona Les Cortes starting at £ 72.96 per day
    2.9 km / 1.8 miles away
  4. Barcelona Sant Marti starting at £ 51.33 per day
    3.0 km / 1.9 miles away
  5. Barcelona Mas Blau starting at £ 61.54 per day
    12.1 km / 7.5 miles away
  6. Barcelona Airport starting at £ 23.17 per day
    13.1 km / 8.1 miles away
  7. Barcelona Castelldefels starting at £ 35.18 per day
    19.8 km / 12.3 miles away
  8. Girona Airport starting at £ 37.96 per day
    74.9 km / 46.5 miles away
  9. Girona Railway Station starting at £ 40.51 per day
    84.5 km / 52.5 miles away
  10. Reus Airport starting at £ 44.45 per day
    88.0 km / 54.7 miles away
  11. Figueras Railway Station starting at £ 51.33 per day
    117.4 km / 73.0 miles away
  12. Palencia Railway Station starting at £ 51.08 per day
    208.3 km / 129.4 miles away
  13. Castellon Railway Station starting at £ 51.33 per day
    243.9 km / 151.5 miles away
  14. Valencia Patraix starting at £ 51.33 per day
    305.9 km / 190.1 miles away
  15. Valencia Alfafar starting at £ 35.18 per day
    307.8 km / 191.3 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Barcelonafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Barcelona
£ 21.59
January
£ 34.18
February
£ 47.37
March
£ 27.09
April
£ 36.26
May
£ 35.00
June
£ 49.68
July
£ 33.12
August
£ 27.16
September
£ 29.17
October
£ 31.54
November
£ 31.54
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Barcelona is January with prices starting at £ 21.59 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 49.68. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 34. 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.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Barcelona?

Hirers picking up a car in Barcelona keep them for an average of 12 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Barcelona
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
5
June
8
July
6
August
12
September
4
October
8
November
8
December

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

While travellers visit Barcelona year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Hire in Barcelona by Monthly Searches
218%
January
225%
February
229%
March
122%
April
95%
May
48%
June
60%
July
84%
August
52%
September
15%
October
26%
November
26%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire 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
Record-go Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Leasys Citroen C1 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Toyota Corolla 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
Nizacars Rent A Car Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 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 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
Seat Leon
14 August 2022
We travelled to Costa Brava from Barcelona with its amazing coves, clear sea and beaches. Also visited Garroxa Volcanic national park, very beautiful medieval villages, old volcanoes to walk up, cool forests to walk through to waterfalls. Also great place for canyoning with the children. Finished trip with three days exploring Barcelona, Casa Battlo worth a visit, the cable car up Montjuïc mountain to watch sunset, the magic fountain, the beaches (read up and choose the best one for you).
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
30 May 2022
Straight forward and efficient service with friendly and helpful staff.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
28 September 2021
Pleasure to drive but next time I would get an automatic
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
20 July 2021
Used as daily runner between marinas

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Olimpia Rent a Car
9.13 / 10
Lowest rated company
Goldcar
6.54 / 10
Total number of reviews
22
Total rental companies
23
Average daily price
£ 72.33
Lowest daily price
£ 6.51
Total cars available
686

Top 23 Hire Companies in Barcelona in 2022

Olimpia Rent a Car
Olimpia Rent a Car
Remarkable 9.1 / 17 reviews
+34972364710
Aeroport De Barcelona-El Prat, 08820, Barcelona
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 93 reviews
+34871180192
Carrer d'Arago, 54, 08015 Barcelona
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7 / 91 reviews
+34935219095
Aeropuerto El Prat Terminal 2, C-32B, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
Nizacars Rent A Car
Nizacars Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.6 / 198 reviews
+34937065967
Carrer de l'Alta Ribagorça, 20, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:59
Tue:07:00-21:59
Wed:07:00-21:59
Thu:07:00-21:59
Fri:07:00-21:59
Sat:07:00-21:59
Sun:07:00-21:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 55 reviews
+34934910189
Estacion De Ave Sants Pza Dels Paisos Catalans, S/N, 08014 Barcelona
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.6 / 11 reviews
+34932983637
Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Outstanding 8.6 / 5 reviews
+34918340262
(T1), Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat - 08820 Barcelona
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.5 / 36 reviews
+34911505000
Plaça dels Paisos Catalans, 1, 7, 08014 Barcelona
Working hours
Sat:08:00-21:00
Alquicoche
Alquicoche
Outstanding 8.5
+34672058044 / +34662118394 / +34623354002
Barcelona Airport
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5 / 19 reviews
902110275
Rambla Catalunya 40
Working hours
Mon:09:00-12:45; 16:00-18:45
Tue:09:00-12:45; 16:00-18:45
Wed:09:00-12:45; 16:00-18:45
Thu:09:00-12:45; 16:00-18:45
Fri:09:00-12:45; 16:00-18:45
Sat:09:00-12:45
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.4 / 206 reviews
+34935667228 / +34966360360
Viriat street 43, 08014, Barcelona
Leasys
Leasys
Outstanding 8.4 / 81 reviews
+34663002496
Av. De Les Garrigues, 49, Pol Mas Blau Ii
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:59
Tue:08:00-22:59
Wed:08:00-22:59
Thu:08:00-22:59
Fri:08:00-22:59
Sat:08:00-22:59
Sun:08:00-22:59
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.3 / 5 reviews
+34933788764
Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat - Mas Blau 2 Business Park,Av. de les Garrigues 1-3
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.3 / 16 reviews
+34935219095
Aeropuerto Del Prat, 08820 El, Barcelona
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.2 / 36 reviews
+34902105055
Aeropuerto El Prat, Terminal 1, 08820, Barcelona
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8 / 13 reviews
+34902110293
Rector Triado N 104
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Record-go
Record-go
Great 7.9 / 1017 reviews
+34931127767 / +34610540344
Carrer del Rossello, 9, 08029 Barcelona
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
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Great 7.9 / 398 reviews
+34971126880
Calle Valencia 262, 08007, Barcelona
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
Firefly
Firefly
Great 7.8 / 70 reviews
+34663722166 / +34931935705
El Prat De Llobregat, Terminal 2, Building B
Working hours
Mon:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:01-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Great 7.8 / 7 reviews
902011959
TERMINAL 1 AND 2
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.1 / 102 reviews
+34902360636 / +34971084916
Carrer d'Enric Bargés, 17 08014 Barcelona
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
Interrent
Good 6.7 / 52 reviews
+34965233169 / +34918344064
Barcelona–El Prat Airport, C-32B, 18, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
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 6.5 / 91 reviews
+34918341400
Barcelona–El Prat Airport, C-32B, 18, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
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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