Car Hire Spain

Car Hire Spain

"Compare prices for Car Hire in Spain with Rhino for the best car rental deals online!"

Many tourists choose to hire a car in Spain as it is the simplest way to get about and see all the sights, glorious scenery and fantastic beaches. Spain is one of the most popular destinations in the world where travellers hire a car, so we strongly recommend that you book your rental as far in advance as possible. This means you have a greater availability of vehicles to choose from and also the price is usually cheaper.

Rhino can supply a vehicle to suit every budget, for example an economy car like the Ford Fiesta or Peugeot 107 up to a more luxurious vehicle like the Mercedes E Class or BMW 3 series. Why not hire a convertible like the Peugeot 206 Cabriolet or Mercedes SLK and get the roof down to really soak up the guaranteed glorious sunshine in Spain.

Minimum Age Requirements for Car Hire in Spain

The minimum age to rent a car in Spain varies by car hire agent, however most suppliers have a minimum age requirement of 21. The minimum age to drive, generally in Spain is 18. Drivers under the age of 25 will normally be subject to a young driver charge. The amount can vary significantly between car hire companies. Minimum age requirements and young driver supplements can be found in the table below, for car hire in Spain:
Car hire supplier
Minimum age
Young driver supplement/day
(Under 25)

Spain Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and also the European Union, after France.
  • The king of Spain is Juan Carlos I and he has ruled since 1975.
  • Spain has the most extensive high-speed rail network in the whole of Europe, and the second most extensive in the world after China.
  • Spanish is the main language spoken however there are some other regional dialects that are recognised including Basque, Catalan and Galician.
  • Gazpacho is a popular dish in Spain and is a cold soup made from vegetables mainly tomatoes, garlic and stale bread.

Spain Mini Guide

Located on the Iberian Peninsula in south-west Europe, Spain is an European country which is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the east, and to the north by Andorra and France, whilst in the West it is bordered by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain also contains the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, both of which are a string of medium-size islands to be found in the Mediterranean Sea.

Spain is most usually of interest to visitors and tourists due to its excellent Mediterranean climate and stunning southern coastline. Spain was the original package tour destination in Europe, becoming extremely popular in the early to mid 1980s with residents of the rest of Europe, and most specifically the UK. During this early period of Spain's growing tourist industry many of the southern towns developed unsavoury reputations, this was mostly due to the rapid development of badly constructed hotels, the inability of the Spanish government to maintain the beaches along the southern coast, and a massive influx of foreign nationals investing in tourist related businesses in these prime areas.

Over the last two decades Spain has done much to clean up this mess, and even cities such as Malaga, which in the 1980s was deemed to be one of the worst tourist cities in Europe, have significantly cleaned up their acts and Spain is now a well developed tourist location, dispelling its previous reputation and presenting itself as a world-class holiday location.

Moving inland and away from the coast, Spain features some of the most impressive cities in the world such as Barcelona and Madrid, each of these has a style and atmosphere all of its own mainly due to the huge range of influences to be found in their architecture and culture.

Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and is the third most highly populated city in Europe. Located almost dead centre of Spain on the banks of the River Manzanares, Madrid is considered to be a major European financial centre, and is noted for its particularly high standard of living and healthy economic growth rate.

Madrid makes a great choice of location from which to explore Spain due to its central location, staying in a hotel or guesthouse in Madrid and hiring a car to explore the surrounding area is a great way to see inland Spain from the comfort of your own vehicle. Indeed, some of the best sites and places of interest can be found within day’s drive of Madrid, we will discuss several below. Read more from our Spain Travel Guide.

Toledo used to be Spain's capital, a walled fortress city with imposing gates; Toledo should be considered one of the essential places to visit if you're staying in Madrid. The best time to visit Toledo is during Easter, when the city hosts a week-long celebration, one of Spain's most lively festivals. Whilst visiting Toledo you should check out some of the blacksmiths in the area, as Toledo is famous for its steel and for its Toledo forged swords. Toledo is also of great interest to those with a passion for culture, three religions collide within Toledo and a visit to its Christian Cathedral, Islamic mosque and Jewish synagogue leaves the visitor with a profound sense of unity.

Segovia is another town which is a comfortably short drive from Madrid, making it an excellent choice for a day excursion. Segovia is defined by its famous Roman aqueduct which is over 2000 years old and still maintained in pristine condition, along with its castle, which it is rumoured was the original inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's fairytale castle. Segovia also has a tasty local dish of roasted suckling pick or “cochinillo” as it is known in Spain, completely unique to the town. A gentle stroll around the Plaza del Corpus Cristi or Jewish quarter is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon.

For some breathtaking medieval architecture, take your hire car out to El Escorial and visit the Monasterio de San Lorenzo del Escorial. Within this extremely well preserved monastery is the King's Crypt, where a long line of Spanish kings have been entombed, starting with Charles I and ending with Alphonso XIII. For an interesting counterpoint visit Valle de los Caídos which is close by and is the place where General Franco, the infamous Spanish ruler is buried.

Can I hire a car in Spain and drive to Portugal of France?

In the majority of cases you are allowed to take a hire car from Spain into Portugal and France. However car hire companies do wish to know this information at the time of booking and additional charges can apply. The additional charges are in relation to insurance fees and it is therefore very important to check your cover with the car hire company before travelling. In the instance that you may wish to leave the car in Portugal, a significant additional charge will usually be applied. It is always more cost effective to return the car to the original pick up point.

24/7 Facility

Our market leading customer service team are available 24/7 to assist you throughout any pre and post rental enquiries you might have

Price Promise

We are confident that our prices are the best available, however if you find a better price, we’ll beat it - try us here!

No Credit Card Fees

We don’t charge credit card fees when renting with us, the price we quote is the price you pay at the checkout
Recent Questions from our Customers...

  • Is it expensive to rent a convertible in Spain?
  • Why is it so much cheaper to rent a car in Spain in winter?
  • Can I book one way car hire in Spain with Rhino?
  • I need to rent a 7 or 8 seater in Spain for a gold trip, can you help?
  • Can I rent a car in Spain for one day?
  • I am looking for car hire in Spain with no excess
  • Can I book a rental car in Spain without a credit card?

Other Car Hire Locations in Spain

We specialise in car rentals throughout Spain to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Call Us

+44 (0)845 508 9845


Our low rates also include complete breakdown assistance. Therefore if something unforeseen were to happen to your rental car we have a team of trained professionals on hand 24 hours a day to come out and help you. If you are staying in Malaga, then Car Hire Malaga is a top location in Spain to pickup your car. If you are flying into Malaga airport, make sure you book Car Hire Malaga Airport with low rates from the terminal. Rhino car rental has no hidden costs or extra charges. Included free in our cheap prices is an unlimited mileage offer that lets you drive around all of Spain. Areas you might want to visit are the Spanish Costas including the Costa del Sol, the Costa de la Luz, the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorado.

We welcome and actively invite all of our customers to review us on independent review platforms, see what they have to say...

What our customers say