europcar car rental in spain

Car Rental in Spain


Discover locations in Spain

Europcar in Spain

With its incredible panoramas and diverse landscapes, renting a car in Spain is the best way to experience what the country has to offer. From cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona to Andalusia's lush mountains. Or if the beach is more your style, you’ll find stunning examples in Mallorca and Tenerife. Whether you need to rent a car or a van Europcar’s trusted fleet will help you get your adventure underway.

There are 151 Europcar stations in Spain, situated in practical locations for you to begin your Spanish trip. Ideal whether you’re spending a weekend in the city or travelling through the country.

Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Spain

Book with Europcar Spain and access the following advantages.

Discover Europcar’s international loyalty scheme Privilege program, with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Each time you rent with us, the Privilege loyalty program will reward you points. Plus, get a free weekend’s car rental every time you move up a tier level.

You can use Europcar mobile site and App to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you're on the road! Explore other Europcar's mobile solutions by downloading the Europcar App for iPhone, Android and iPad to enjoy the various functionalities: fast booking, locating the closest branch and managing any of your Europcar car reservations

Driving in Spain

The national speed limit is 120 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways in Spain. On roads with more than one lane in both direction, it’s 100 km/h, and on ordinary roads, it’s 90 km/h.

In cities, such as Madrid and Barcelona, bus lanes carry specific rules. Some lanes are marked with "BUS-VAO", which stands for "Vehículos de Alta Ocupación" ("High Occupancy Vehicles"). This means that those lanes are exclusive to buses, motorcycles and cars with at least two (or three) people on board.

Throughout the country, you will find there is a paid parking system in place. In Madrid, for example, there are regulated "SER" parking zones, where spaces are indicated by blue or green lines. Parking is limited to 1 or 2 hours in these zones.

Elsewhere blue signs with "zona azul" ou "zona O.R.A." indicate parking zones. Maximum stay here is limited to two hours during the day, however there is no limit during 8pm to 8am. Rules around parking are enforced and the Police often give on the spot fines. These are reduced by 50% if you pay within 20 days of the fine occurring. Visiting motorists must pay their fines immediately.

Spain’s motorways have tolls which can be paid either with cash or credit cards. Most tolls also have an electronic payment system called “Telepeaje” or “Via T”. Drivers can buy these transmitters from banks or petrol stations and attach it to the windscreen of the vehicle.

In Spain with Europcar

Vehicles in this location

With a rental car in Spain there are endless possibilities to explore the country, any way you choose. City trip to Madrid? The Nissan Micra or VW Polo Automatic are amongst our popular choices. Looking for luxury? Car rentals like the Mercedes V Class Automatic ensure you’ll see the country in style. Should you need a van rental, vehicles such as Peugeot Expert and Iveco Daily are at hand.

What not to miss while driving in Spain

More than just a beach destination, Spain is filled with diverse cultures. The Roman aqueduct in Segovie and masterpieces of Moorish and Islamic architecture, Alhambra palace in Granada, and Alcázar of Seville are must-visits for architecture fans. Spain will also delight foodies, from the coastal tavernas of the Costa Brava serving up fresh fish to the Boqueria market in the heart of Barcelona.

We are proud to be European leaders in car rental. To find out more about the Europcar car hire experience, be sure to visit our car rental page!

Read more Read less

Top 5 locations in Spain

You might also be interested by

Why rent with Europcar ?

Best price guaranteed

Get the best rate

Privilege Loyalty program

Unlock rewards

Secured Booking Process

Your data is safe

Top 5 regions in Spain

Top 5 cities in Spain

Top 5 countries

Good to know

Car and van hire at Spain is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Spain for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Spain. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Spain with certified commitments.