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Daily Car Hire Rates in Spain

  • Mini

    Fiat 500
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 7.36
  • Economy

    Ford Fiesta
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 8.56
  • Compact

    Opel Astra
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 12.73
  • 5 seat minivan

    Citroen Berlingo
    5 |
    4 |
    5 |
    From € 12.90
  • Estate

    Renault Clio Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 13.76

*daily rates in Spain based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

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 Fiat 500 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 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)
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Spain car hire

Hi, are you based in the UK?

Hi, we are based in the UK but have car hire suppliers worldwide.

Hi, I want to book car hire for tonight at 10pm at Barcelona airport. If I book now do I have to pay in full and does the confirmation come through straight away? I just had a bad experience with doyouspain.com where they have charged me but then today I have received an email saying that they do not have a car available for me...So I just want to make sure I won't have the same situation again.

Yes, you will pay in full and confirmation will follow within a few minutes, if you don’t receive confirmation, please call us and we’ll check the status for you.

Hello, who are your rental partners in Mallorca and is there a way to change the fuel policy to full-full?

These are the agents we use: Centauro, Goldcar, OK Rent a Car, Atesa, Budget, Inter Rent, Sixt, Europcar, Avis and BK rent a car. You can filter by fuel policy to see which agents offer which cars with Full to Full (our recommended) fuel policy.

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.
Fuel Prices in Spain by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.25 1.32
Dec , 2019 1.23 1.31
Nov , 2019 1.21 1.30
Oct , 2019 1.21 1.29
Sep , 2019 1.21 1.30
Aug , 2019 1.19 1.30

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 on Mallorca of Ibiza and the Canary Islands, both of which are a string of medium-size islands to be found in the Mediterranean Sea.

View of Alicante

Spain is most usually of interest to visitors and tourists due to its excellent Mediterranean climate and stunning southern coastline. It 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 such as Alicante and Murcia 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.

View of Barcelona

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, it is considered to be a major European financial centre, and is noted for its particularly high standard of living and healthy economic growth rate. The capital makes a great choice of location from which to explore Spain due to its central location, staying in a hotel or guesthouse here 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 the capital, we will discuss several below.

Arriving by Air or Rail?

Not everyone wants to fly when they travel around Europe. For a start, air travel can be expensive and you’ll waste a lot of your time waiting at airports after checking in two hours before departure. Instead, there are many alternative ways of making the journey. You can drive around Europe but that can get expensive with ferry, fuel and toll charges as well as being tiring on the driver.

The best alternative is to use the growing network of high speed rail networks. The journey time won’t be much longer than the plane taking into account the check in and baggage reclaim times and you’ll see a lot of the countryside without the fatigue of driving. When you get to your destination, you can pre-book a hire car for you to collect at the station and enjoy your time there before handing the hire car back and boarding the train for your next destination.

All this has now been made a lot simpler with the completion of the high speed rail link from Madrid to Southern France. The final stretch from Figueres to Barcelona has just been completed giving a total journey time along the 800km route of just over three and a half hours.

The finished route now offers many travel possibilities for tourists who take the train. The history and gastronomy of southern France is within easy reach whilst the stops at Barcelona Station and Girona open up easy access to the beaches and top class golf courses of the Costa Brava. Car hire is available at many of the stations en route making it easy and convenient to hop off the train and straight into your hire car.

You’re not just limited to this route in Spain either for the country now has the second longest high speed rail link in the world after China. Over 3,000kms of high speed lines link most parts of the country giving air travel a real run for the money. With more legroom on the trains, better facilities and comparable journey times, the train and hire car combination seems finally to be coming of age in this part of Iberia.

Driving in Spain - Need to know



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    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    EUR  1.32/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price



    Drink Drive Limit


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    Min Rental Age


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Fuel Prices in Spain

  • Price of petrol in Spain in January

    € 1.32/Ltr

    ($ 1.62/Ltr | EUR 1.32/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Spain in January

    € 1.25/Ltr

    ($ 1.53/Ltr | EUR 1.25/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Spain in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 52.80  ($ 64.66) | € 50.00  ($ 61.23)
Compact € 52.80  ($ 64.66) | € 50.00  ($ 61.23)
Full Size € 66.00  ($ 80.82) | € 62.50  ($ 76.54)
SUV € 79.20  ($ 96.99) | € 75.00  ($ 91.84)
Carrier € 92.40  ($ 113.15) | € 87.50  ($ 107.15)

Police Car in Spain

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Cross Border Car Hire in Spain

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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