car hire in spain

Car hire that won't take you for a ride

From tasty tapas to the rejuvenating waters of the Mediterranean - Spain is a veritable treasure trove of tasty treats and cultural curio. To help you see what the country has to offer, we bring you the widest choice of car hire Spain has to offer at the very best prices.

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Choosing your car hire in Spain

Car Hire Spain Offers

If you're just planning a jaunt around the local resort area, a compact car with basic features will probably do just fine.

If, however, you're looking to tour the countryside or take in the sights in Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia then you may like to consider car hire with a little more room. Oh, and air conditioning too.

Where in Spain can I hire a car?

We provide Spanish car hire at 100s of locations across Spain, too many in fact to list here (well, we could, but the page would be rather long). To find a car rental station near your holiday or business trip destination, simply complete the search form at the top of the page to see a full list of car rental locations in Spain.

Towns and Cities


Alicante, Barcelona, Menorca, Costa Brava, Costa De Almeria, Benidorm, Ibiza, Majorca, Salou

Malaga Airport, Alicante Airport, Murcia Airport, Almeria Airport, Valencia Airport, Granada Airport, Jerez Airport, Gerona Airport

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Compare Spain Car Hire

When it comes to car hire in Spain we appreciate it's all about choice, convenience and reliability at a fair price.

We compare all the leading car hire suppliers in and around Spain and offer a fantastic choice of vehicle hire from economy and mid-size to luxury cars to get you around in style.

Driving in Spain

Although some signs are similar from country to country - most have their own unique set of signs and Spain is no exception. When travelling abroad it's always sound advice to do a little research in to where you're going and what to expect.

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Spanish law regarding the use of indicators on motorways is strictly enforced. You risk being fined for not indicating before overtaking and again before pulling back to the nearside lane after overtaking. Also, ensure you don't cross the solid white line as you enter the motorway from a slip road, but wait until the line is broken.

Road Safety in Spain

  • Don't forget - drive on the right. Sounds simple, but if you've spent your life driving on the left, it can take a while to adjust.
  • Overtaking is on the left.
  • The use of mobile phones whilst driving is banned in Spain (other than with a hands-free kit).
  • It is compulsory for all car passengers to wear seatbelts on Spanish roads.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted to sit in the front seats unless they are 150cm (4ft 9in) in height.
  • When using screen based GPS Navigation systems, you must pull-in to the side of the road.
  • Drinking and driving - don't do it. Spain has stricter drink-driving laws than the UK. Over 0.05 mg/ml and you could face anything from a severe fine, withdrawal of your licence or even imprisonment.
  • Fines - if you do commit a motoring offence, on-the-spot fines are commonly issued. Ensure an official receipt is issued by the officer collecting the fine.
  • Non-residents can drive in Spain on a foreign driving license for a maximum of 6 months in the calendar year.

Speed Limits in Spain

The major road networks in Spain are generally of a high standard. Speed limits vary depending on which type of road you're on.


Open Roads


120 km/h

90-100 km/h

50 km/h

Motorway Tolls

Spanish Motorway Tolls

Spanish motorways are indicated by blue or green signs and often have a motorway symbol on them. Most are toll roads (autopistas de peajes) and are the most expensive in Europe. Spain has the third-largest network of toll motorways in Europe after Italy and France. Each motorway has its own toll fee structure and are more expensive in the summer.

Typical toll fees are around 12 euros from Valencia to Alicante and around 11 euros from Malaga to Guadiaro. Not surprisingly, toll roads are avoided by most motorists and are consequently very quiet. However, although motorway driving in Spain can be expensive, they are Spain's safest roads.

Must have equipment for the Spanish roads

Under EU legislation, your car should be equipped with the following items to make it road legal in Spain:

  • A set of spare lamps/bulbs should be supplied with your hire car as well as the tools necessary to change them.
  • Approved reflective jackets. In the case of a breakdown, those outside of the car must wear these at any time, day or night.
  • All vehicles on Spanish roads are required to have two EU approved red warning triangles.
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