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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 price is usually cheaper.

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 4.12 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 28.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 4.87 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 34.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.26 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 36.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.37 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 37.63 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.83 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 40.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.89 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 41.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 5.89 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 41.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.02 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 42.14 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.12 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 42.90 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.11 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 42.81 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.49 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 45.48 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.86 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 48.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.86 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 48.08 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.00 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 49.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Nissan Pulsar

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.09 EUR/day
Nissan Pulsar

7 Days rental at 49.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.25 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 50.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.34 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 51.42 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Arona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.47 EUR/day
Seat Arona

7 Days rental at 52.34 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.47 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 38.31 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 5.94 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 41.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.15 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 43.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.22 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 43.58 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.32 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 44.26 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.62 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 46.38 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.69 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 46.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 6.85 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 47.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.06 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 49.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.17 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 197.24 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.10 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 203.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.92 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 237.49 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.25 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 239.77 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Espace

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.45 EUR/day
Renault Espace

7 Days rental at 241.15 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Espace

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.77 EUR/day
Renault Espace

7 Days rental at 243.43 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.79 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 243.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.79 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 243.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.94 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 244.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.81 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 61.71 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.23 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 64.63 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Karoq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.79 EUR/day
Skoda Karoq

7 Days rental at 68.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.90 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 69.36 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.04 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 70.32 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Karoq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.54 EUR/day
Skoda Karoq

7 Days rental at 73.84 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.69 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 74.85 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.84 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 75.92 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford C-Max

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.47 EUR/day
Ford C-Max

7 Days rental at 80.31 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.83 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 453.81 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.54 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 367.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.83 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 453.81 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.54 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 367.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.56 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 213.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.73 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 145.14 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.64 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 158.52 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.64 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 249.49 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 92.71 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 648.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.68 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 284.81 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.78 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 334.52 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.70 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara Hybrid

7 Days rental at 312.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Hybrid

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.14 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 246.00 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.15 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 302.11 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.06 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 231.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.79 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 271.56 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.30 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara Hybrid

7 Days rental at 254.10 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Hybrid

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.58 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 200.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  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  1.61/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
64
8.1/10
26,735
€ 25.84
€ 22.85
€ 31.42
€ 41.28
 Enterprise
129
8.1/10
25,222
€ 21.21
€ 26.29
€ 29.85
€ 37.14
 Alamo
55
7.9/10
16,464
€ 21.21
€ 21.42
€ 38.18
€ 40.09
 Orlando
303
7.8/10
9,083
€ 25.21
€ 35.09
€ 185.96
€ 89.64
 Budget
98
7.7/10
40,768
€ 24.99
€ 24.99
€ 35.17
€ 63.02
 Drivalia
14
7.6/10
2,231
€ 6.58
€ 8.61
€ 9.23
€ 73.79
 Centauro
26
7.5/10
7,414
€ 6.42
€ 9.55
€ 10.69
€ 75.35
 Europcar
133
7.5/10
46,484
€ 20.14
€ 23.47
€ 66.39
€ 85.64
 Hertz
42
7.4/10
2,768
€ 17.69
€ 21.75
€ 35.28
€ 55.79
 Avis
109
7.4/10
23,224
€ 24.52
€ 24.99
€ 27.50
€ 71.48
 Thrifty
26
7.3/10
2,234
€ 16.06
€ 19.72
€ 31.90
€ 77.24
 Keddy by europcar
116
7.3/10
12,989
€ 18.94
€ 21.85
€ 24.63
€ 70.90
 Ok mobility
27
6.7/10
16,664
€ 8.00
€ 10.28
€ 13.94
€ 41.04
 Record
13
6.1/10
3,802
€ 5.83
€ 7.09
€ 9.90
€ 49.04
 Goldcar
29
5.9/10
3,232
€ 8.11
€ 9.09
€ 13.19

Car rental agent statistics in Spain

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 4.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 250,486
    Total number of reviews in
    Spain
  • 143
    Most Locations in Spain:
    ORLANDO
  • 19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 40
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Spain

ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 43
March€ 45
April€ 47
May€ 52
June€ 57
July€ 81
August€ 74
September€ 52
October€ 44
November€ 39
December€ 54
ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 41
March€ 42
April€ 41
May€ 46
June€ 48
July€ 67
August€ 64
September€ 44
October€ 38
November€ 37
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 103
February€ 105
March€ 109
April€ 101
May€ 103
June€ 132
July€ 128
August€ 129
September€ 106
October€ 103
November€ 102
December€ 108
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 59
March€ 62
April€ 70
May€ 70
June€ 87
July€ 106
August€ 93
September€ 69
October€ 59
November€ 54
December€ 67
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 88
March€ 88
April€ 116
May€ 116
June€ 140
July€ 242
August€ 255
September€ 139
October€ 107
November€ 93
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 32
March€ 32
April€ 32
May€ 38
June€ 40
July€ 61
August€ 54
September€ 38
October€ 31
November€ 28
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 71
March€ 82
April€ 87
May€ 84
June€ 99
July€ 128
August€ 121
September€ 89
October€ 76
November€ 70
December€ 79
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 77
March€ 88
April€ 138
May€ 145
June€ 160
July€ 203
August€ 185
September€ 109
October€ 102
November€ 86
December€ 86

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
Feb , 2022

€ 1.51

€ 1.62

Mar , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.82

Apr , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.80

May , 2022

€ 1.87

€ 1.91

Jun , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 2.08

Jul , 2022

€ 2.04

€ 2.09

Aug , 2022

€ 1.88

€ 1.89

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

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
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
Aug , 2022 1.88 1.89
Jul , 2022 2.04 2.09
Jun , 2022 1.95 2.08
May , 2022 1.87 1.91
Apr , 2022 1.82 1.80
Mar , 2022 1.85 1.82
Feb , 2022 1.51 1.62

Car rental price statistics in Spain

  • € 28.84
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 382.41
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Caravelle
  • 14,341
    Total cars available
     
  • 565
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 352
    Location with most cars:
    Malaga - Airport
  • € 4.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    FIREFLY - Murcia - Corvera Airport

FAQs about car hire in Spain

How much does it cost to hire a car in Spain?

Car hire in Spain starts from just €4.10 per day for a (mini) class car from Firefly. The average price to hire a car in Spain is just €55.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Spain is a Volkswagen Caravelle car for a (standard) class from Sixt costing €382.40 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Spain?

We often have special offers on car hire in Spain including free additional drivers, for example, Orlando is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Fuerteventura - Costa Calma for €18.73 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Spain?

Car hire prices in Spain are kept low thanks to the 32 car hire companies across the country. With over 389 car hire locations and 146,404 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Spain.

Who is the best car hire company in Spain?

Based on over 251,131 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Spain Is Orlando who score on average 7.8/10 across all locations in Spain.

What is the most popular car hire location in Spain?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Spain is Malaga - Airport with 19 car hire companies and 352 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Spain?

Current fuel prices in Spain are €1.61/ltr for petrol and €1.672/ltr for diesel as of 9 January 2023, it’ll cost on average €64 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €67 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Spain?

Speed limits in Spain are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90-100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Spain?

Firefly is the cheapest car hire company in Spain offering a (mini) class car such as the Fiat 500 for as little as €28.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Spain?

The most popular car hire category in Spain is the Volkswagen Golf available from 15 car hire companies in over 296 locations.

  • Cross Border Car Hire in Spain

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Can I hire a car in Spain and drive to Portugal or 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.

 

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Car Hire Barcelona
€8.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €8.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €9.5 per day
Car Hire Madrid
€7.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €7.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €12.7 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €8.6 per day
Car Hire Mallorca
€10.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €18.3 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €13.5 per day
Car Hire Malaga Airport
€6.4
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €6.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €10.2 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €6.8 per day