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 Spain Car Rental Mini Guide

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 hire price is usually cheaper.  We offer car rental from all over Spain including the major cities and airports, just enter your required pickup point in our search box and you are sure to find a destination to suit.

In the majority of cases you are allowed to take a hire car from Spain into Portugal and France. However you must relay 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 country.

Minimum age requirements to hire a car 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;
 
Car Hire Agent
Minimum Age
Young Driver Fee (per day)
Avis
21
€20.95
Budget
21
€21.17
Enterprise
21
€7.85
Europcar
21
€18.35
Firefly
21
€5.00
Goldcar
21
€10.00
Hertz
23
€19.80
Sixt
18
€5.00

Popular airport car hire locations in Spain


Cheapest car hire in Spain

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 9.08 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 63.61 EUR from 23/10/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 9.76 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 68.35 EUR from 23/10/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.77 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 68.43 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 9.86 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 69.06 EUR from 23/10/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.04 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 70.32 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.31 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 72.22 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.37 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 72.64 EUR from 23/10/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.54 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 73.83 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.54 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 73.83 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.70 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 81.94 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.73 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 82.17 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.20 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 85.44 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.61 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 88.33 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.62 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 88.37 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.15 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 92.05 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.49 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 94.49 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.64 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 95.52 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Juke

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.85 EUR/day
Nissan Juke

7 Days rental at 96.99 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 9.54 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 66.79 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.05 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 70.35 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.32 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 72.30 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.44 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 73.12 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.12 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 77.88 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.17 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 78.20 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.22 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 78.54 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.59 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 81.14 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.76 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 82.37 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.64 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 263.51 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.18 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 267.28 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.26 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 106.86 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.96 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 118.77 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.72 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 124.05 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.72 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 124.05 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.51 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 129.61 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Karoq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.91 EUR/day
Skoda Karoq

7 Days rental at 132.39 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.49 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 136.49 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.49 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 136.49 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.60 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 137.24 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.20 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 141.43 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Mustang Mach-E

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.26 EUR/day
Ford Mustang Mach-E

7 Days rental at 540.86 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Kia Niro Electric

7 Days rental at 239.75 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.71 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 572.03 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.71 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 207.99 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW iX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.41 EUR/day
BMW iX

7 Days rental at 681.93 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 18.33 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 128.35 EUR from 23/10/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dacia Spring

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.81 EUR/day
Dacia Spring

7 Days rental at 131.72 EUR from 23/10/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.98 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.4

7 Days rental at 153.89 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Auris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.49 EUR/day
Toyota Auris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 297.47 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.45 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 129.18 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Kuga

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.70 EUR/day
Ford Kuga

7 Days rental at 270.96 EUR from 23/10/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.92 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 195.49 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.49 EUR/day
Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 395.46 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.61 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 221.29 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.49 EUR/day
Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 395.46 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.49 EUR/day
Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 395.46 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.51 EUR/day
Lynk & Co 01 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 430.57 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Spain

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain, much like most of Europe
  • Toll roads are popular in Spain but well worth using for ease as inexpensive, consider an EMOVIS tag to save card / cash payments
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Spain is 50mg (0.05% BAC), lower than that of the UK
  • The maximum speed limit in Spain is 120Km/h and is policed by fixed and mobile speed cameras

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Spain

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.67/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Spain

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
68
8.8/10
41,109
€ 37.13
€ 38.27
€ 48.56
€ 66.12
 Alamo
61
8.7/10
35,678
€ 32.17
€ 23.24
€ 27.34
€ 27.61
 Enterprise
148
8.6/10
51,772
€ 32.77
€ 28.41
€ 29.99
€ 29.99
 Budget
110
8.5/10
63,110
€ 21.17
€ 24.00
€ 33.55
€ 57.85
 Avis
114
8.4/10
32,883
€ 23.52
€ 28.50
€ 32.06
€ 63.45
 Europcar
136
8.4/10
81,523
€ 25.81
€ 28.61
€ 49.02
€ 71.44
 Hertz
72
8.4/10
15,888
€ 23.46
€ 26.74
€ 37.70
€ 104.42
 Centauro
27
8.4/10
9,522
€ 9.76
€ 11.73
€ 15.26
€ 107.53
 Keddy by europcar
122
8.3/10
25,232
€ 22.89
€ 25.09
€ 28.55
€ 62.75
 Orlando
302
8.3/10
11,274
€ 18.18
€ 21.51
€ 75.68
€ 89.64
 Thrifty
40
8.3/10
6,393
€ 21.30
€ 24.26
€ 32.75
€ 94.16
 Record
15
8.0/10
4,265
€ 10.31
€ 14.45
€ 16.96
 Firefly
10
8.0/10
4,862
€ 11.71
€ 16.06
€ 18.91
 Ok mobility
23
8.0/10
10,140
€ 9.86
€ 12.62
€ 17.72
€ 55.79
 Goldcar
30
7.9/10
4,861
€ 14.61
€ 19.21
€ 21.98

Car rental agent statistics in Spain

  • 9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 6.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    GREEN MOTION
  • 415,551
    Total number of reviews in
    Spain
  • 142
    Most Locations in Spain:
    ORLANDO
  • 20
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 42
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Spain

ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 43
March€ 45
April€ 50
May€ 52
June€ 56
July€ 76
August€ 70
September€ 49
October€ 44
November€ 39
December€ 54
ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 41
March€ 42
April€ 43
May€ 45
June€ 48
July€ 64
August€ 63
September€ 42
October€ 39
November€ 37
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 103
February€ 105
March€ 109
April€ 109
May€ 113
June€ 135
July€ 137
August€ 139
September€ 96
October€ 95
November€ 102
December€ 108
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 59
March€ 62
April€ 70
May€ 70
June€ 83
July€ 99
August€ 89
September€ 65
October€ 60
November€ 54
December€ 67
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 88
March€ 88
April€ 119
May€ 119
June€ 138
July€ 202
August€ 200
September€ 129
October€ 110
November€ 93
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 32
March€ 32
April€ 35
May€ 39
June€ 41
July€ 59
August€ 52
September€ 37
October€ 33
November€ 28
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 71
March€ 82
April€ 89
May€ 88
June€ 102
July€ 125
August€ 119
September€ 82
October€ 75
November€ 70
December€ 79
ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 38
March€ 39
April€ 52
May€ 52
June€ 60
July€ 78
August€ 69
September€ 49
October€ 43
November€ 35
December€ 51

Select category to see average car hire prices in Spain

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Spain

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 1.90

€ 1.76

Oct , 2022

€ 1.80

€ 1.68

Nov , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 1.78

Dec , 2022

€ 1.74

€ 1.67

Jan , 2023

€ 1.67

€ 1.61

Feb , 2023

€ 1.63

€ 1.63

Mar , 2023

€ 1.59

€ 1.64

Apr , 2023

€ 1.52

€ 1.63

May , 2023

€ 1.40

€ 1.57

Jun , 2023

€ 1.42

€ 1.58

Jul , 2023

€ 1.43

€ 1.58

Aug , 2023

€ 1.56

€ 1.67

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Aug , 2023 1.56 1.67
Jul , 2023 1.43 1.58
Jun , 2023 1.42 1.58
May , 2023 1.40 1.57
Apr , 2023 1.52 1.63
Mar , 2023 1.59 1.64
Feb , 2023 1.63 1.63
Jan , 2023 1.67 1.61
Dec , 2022 1.74 1.67
Nov , 2022 1.95 1.78
Oct , 2022 1.80 1.68
Sep , 2022 1.90 1.76

Car rental price statistics in Spain

  • € 63.56
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1116.34
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Touran
  • 17,824
    Total cars available
     
  • 712
    Most popular model:
    Seat Leon
  • 409
    Location with most cars:
    Malaga - Airport
  • € 9.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    WHEEGO - Alicante - Airport
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€7.4
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €12.7 per day
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€10.0
 
 
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€6.4
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €10.2 per day
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