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Car Hire in Pontevedra 

Welcome to Rhinocarire Pontevedra - Hiring a car in Pontevedra opens the door to an unforgettable Galician adventure. Nestled in the northwest of Spain, Pontevedra is a province rich with lush landscapes, historic towns, and breathtaking coastlines. With your own hire car, you have the freedom to explore the serene beauty of the Rías Baixas, renowned for their stunning beaches and world-class seafood. Drive through the verdant countryside dotted with vineyards, visit the ancient monasteries, and meander through the charming streets of Pontevedra's well-preserved old town. Car hire in Pontevedra is not just a convenience, it's your ticket to an immersive journey through the heart of Galicia.

Is Hiring a Car In Pontevedra Worth It? While Pontevedra's city center is best explored on foot due to its pedestrian-friendly design, hiring a car becomes invaluable if you plan on exploring the broader Rías Baixas region. The coastal towns, scenic spots, and vineyards of the region are best accessed with personal transport. Moreover, Galicia's undulating landscapes and sea views offer a memorable driving experience.

All of our rental cars are regularly serviced and checked but still have the assurance of 24 hour emergency cover if needed. You are not far from the border of Portugal and if you fancy taking in another country, we can supply a sat-nav system that will get you there and back without getting you lost. Please check your car rental terms and conditions re cross border travel.  Other optional extras include child car seats if travelling with a young family or roof racks if you have got just a little too much luggage! Just ask us when you book and we will ensure it is all sorted for you when you collect your rental car!

Pontevedra, located in the heart of the Rías Baixas in the Galicia region of Spain, is a charming and historic city known for its picturesque old town, narrow winding streets, and a plethora of squares lined with cafes. Its pedestrian-friendly environment has been applauded for urban sustainability. The city’s position near the coastline and estuaries provides it with a maritime charm and a wealth of seafood culinary delights.

Recommended Places to Visit in Pontevedra:

  1. Praza da Leña: A charming square surrounded by arcaded buildings, known for its lively atmosphere.
  2. Pontevedra Museum: Spread across several buildings, it offers a deep dive into the history and culture of the region.
  3. Basilica of Santa Maria: A Gothic architectural masterpiece with a beautiful façade.
  4. Ruins of Santo Domingo: Remnants of a once grandiose church.
  5. Alameda Park: A peaceful green space ideal for relaxation.

Driving Distances and Routes to Nearby Attractions:

  • Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela: About 65 km (roughly 1 hour) via the AP-9.
  • Pontevedra to Vigo: Approximately 30 km (about 30 minutes) via the AP-9.
  • Pontevedra to Islas Cíes: While you can't drive to the islands, Vigo is the nearest city where you can catch a ferry to this natural paradise, part of the Atlantic Islands National Park.

Driving Tips:

  • From the Airport: The nearest major airport is Vigo Airport, about 33 km (around 30 minutes) away, mainly accessed via the AP-9.
  • Parking: Like many historic cities, Pontevedra's old town has limited parking. It's advisable to use parking lots on the outskirts and then explore the city center on foot.
  • Tolls: The AP-9, a major route in Galicia, is a toll road. Always have some cash or a credit card handy.

Scenic Routes:

  • Pontevedra to Sanxenxo: Roughly 18 km (about 25 minutes) via the EP-9202, which takes you to one of the most popular beach towns in the region.
  • Pontevedra to Rías Baixas Wine Route: Explore the wineries producing the famous Albariño wine. The starting point, Sanxenxo, is just 18 km away.

To conclude, Pontevedra provides a perfect blend of maritime charm, historical architecture, and Galician culture. Having a car allows you to uncover the hidden gems of the Rías Baixas and truly immerse yourself in the essence of Galicia. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates in Pontevedra

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.22 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 218.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.89 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 244.24 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.43 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 262.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Pontevedra: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Coastal Wonders: Drive along the Rías Baixas to uncover secluded coves and vibrant seaside towns.
  • Historic Explorations: Venture to the timeless Pontevedra Old Town, where history is etched into every stone pathway.
  • Natural Escapes: Take a leisurely drive to the tranquil Illas Cíes, a natural paradise of beaches and trails.
  • The Ponte do Burgo which crosses the river in the town was built by the Romans.
  • Cultural Immersion: Visit traditional Galician villages for a glimpse into the local folklore and festivities.


Pontevedra - Popular Destinations

  • Aeropuerto De Vigo
  • Plaza Estacion Renfe

Best car rental companies in Pontevedra

No.1: ALAMO,
based on 3296 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 2194 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 4030 reviews
22 min (average wait time)

Pontevedra car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EMEA Corporate
  • € 218.54
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.22
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 21
    Most Popular Type:
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Qashqai
  • 83
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Pontevedra

January€ 40
February€ 38
March€ 44
April€ 46
May€ 55
June€ 69
July€ 82
August€ 78
September€ 51
October€ 52
November€ 48
December€ 47
January€ 39
February€ 36
March€ 47
April€ 53
May€ 65
June€ 74
July€ 90
August€ 87
September€ 55
October€ 55
November€ 50
December€ 45
January€ 106
February€ 102
March€ 124
April€ 103
May€ 124
June€ 169
July€ 148
August€ 178
September€ 81
October€ 120
November€ 147
December€ 110
January€ 52
February€ 52
March€ 69
April€ 53
May€ 64
June€ 96
July€ 96
August€ 97
September€ 60
October€ 68
November€ 70
December€ 62
January€ 136
February€ 93
March€ 42
April€ 61
September€ 77
December€ 78
January€ 31
February€ 28
March€ 36
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 56
July€ 70
August€ 69
September€ 44
October€ 43
November€ 36
December€ 40
January€ 65
February€ 64
March€ 91
April€ 65
May€ 80
June€ 116
July€ 112
August€ 126
September€ 66
October€ 87
November€ 89
December€ 78
January€ 41
February€ 32
March€ 36
April€ 55
May€ 53
June€ 93
July€ 86
August€ 76
September€ 47
October€ 48
November€ 37
December€ 69

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