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.