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Convenient pickup and drop-off

We provide all the information you need for picking up your rental car at the right place at the right time.  For your convenience, with many of our airport car rental partners you can chose to pickup/drop-off your car directly inside the terminal.

No hidden fees

Many car rental providers hide fees and extra costs from you. AutoReal strives to only work with partners who display all fees, taxes, and extras in the quoted price so there won’t be any surprises when you arrive at the rental desk to get your car.

Free cancellation

For your peace of mind and in case your plans should change, with the majority of our partners you have a generous time period for free cancellation of your car rental booking. This gives you full flexibility in all your trip planning.

Important information on
Spain Car Rental

For an enchanting, relaxing and easy trip experience to Spain, it is important to know some basic information, local customs and also general rules when discovering the country.

Best Season to Travel

The best time to travel to Spain depends on your interests and preferences. For beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts, the summer months of June to August offer warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Spring and fall can be a bit cooler, but offer fewer crowds and lower prices. Winter can be chilly, particularly in the northern parts of the country, but offers festive holiday markets and cozy indoor activities.

Rental Car Border Crossing

If you want to cross EU borders from Spain e.g. into France, check with your car rental company beforehand. Restrictions may apply for your car rental, which can normally be lifted paying small extra fees and/or additional insurance. Be sure to carry all necessary documentation, including passports, (international) driver's license, rental agreement, and insurance proof when crossing borders.

Driving License Required

In Spain, citizens from EU and EAA countries are able to use their national driving license card to rent a car for up to 6 month. The majority of non-EU citizens are required to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to their national driving license, usable for up to six months. The IDP is not a replacement for your national driving license, and you must carry both documents with you when driving in Spain.

Rent a Car with Children

When renting a car in Spain, it's important to ensure that you have the appropriate seat for your child's age and size. Children under the age of 12, or older children which stand less than 135cm (5ft) in height, are legally required to sit in the back seat in Spain and require a mandatory booster child seat. These can normally be rented directly from the car rental company for an additional fee on site.

Car Hire Documents 

When renting a car in Spain, you will need your booking confirmation, valid driver's licenses, passport or ID card, and a credit card for the security deposit.

The credit card should match the card you used for your online reservation. "Debit credit cards" may incur additional fees.

See your booking confirmation for any additional documents required.

What are the general road rules driving in Spain?

- In Spain, minimum driving age is 18 years, most car rental companies require drivers to be at least 21 years old.

- All passengers of a vehicle are required to wear seatbelts at all times.

- Using a mobile phone while driving is not allowed, unless connected to a hands-free device.

- Traffic drives on the right lane. Overtake on the left lane. Return to the right lane, when finished overtaking.

- In Spain, the speed limit on highways is 120 km/h, on national roads 90 km/h, and on urban roads 50 km/h. In residential or built-up areas, the speed limit is 30 km/h (or 20 km/h on streets shared by cars and pedestrians).

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- Sunglasses are not allowed while driving through tunnels in Spain.

- It is mandatory to carry reflective vests and warning triangle. Keep your car insurance and rental paperwork in your vehicle at all times.

- When parking, you'll often find blue parking zones marked "Zona Azul", controlled by ticket machines. Ticket validity must be shown on the dashboard.

- Avoid parking at yellow curbs, dropped curbs, gates, or garages, or where you see no parking signs, or risk getting towed. 

- Never drink and drive. The alcohol limit for drivers in Spain is lower then in some other countries, like the UK. Limit for Drivers is 0.25mg(airstream)/L and 0.5g/L (bloodstream). For Beginners, lower limits apply.

- If you receive a traffic ticket, contact your car rental company to arrange payment. Ignoring the ticket will result in a steadily increasing fine.

- In case of emergency, call 112.


Frequently Asked Questions 
about Spain Car Rental

How much does it cost to rent a car in Spain?

Renting a car in Spain, on average, costs around 15-50 EUR per day for a basic economy car, while a larger vehicle or luxury car can cost upwards of 100 EUR per day.

This depends entirely on several factors such as the type of car, rental period, pickup location, and additional services or insurance you choose. 

What is the cheapest car hire in Spain?

The cheapest rental car hire in Spain will start from only 2-3 EUR/day during off-season, depending on the rental location and services booked. There are various  companies offering great deals.

What is the speed limit in Spain?

The speed limit maximum in Spain on Motorways or highways (autopistas and autovías) in general is 120 km/h (74 mph) for cars and motorcycles. For dual carriageways (carreteras nacionales)  the maximum speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph) for cars and motorcycles. On other roads the maximum speed limit is 90 km/h (56 mph) for cars and motorcycles. In towns and cities the maximum speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph), although it may be lower in some areas.

What is the price of fuel in Spain?

The price for one liter of gasoline as of this writing is around 1.75EUR and 1.60EUR for diesel. This is on the higher end and can well go down to 1.40EUR and 1.35EUR respectively, but also reach up to 2 EUR depending on location (i.e. islands), time and world market events.

How are the roads in Spain?

The major superhighways require a toll and are generally well maintained. Provincial roads vary in quality, but all major highways are of superior quality.

Spain has nearly 100,000mi/160,000km of roads. 

What is the best car rental in Spain

AutoReal is the best car rental in Spain, obviously, if you ask us ;-). AutoReal allows you to compare major international and local car hire companies and thus provide the best deals and the best price for your needs.

Can I do one-way car rental from Spain?

Yes, many car rental companies in Spain offer one-way car rentals, which allow you to pick up a car in one location and drop it off at another. However, it's important to note that one-way car rentals may come with additional fees or restrictions, such as higher rental rates, drop-off fees, or limitations on the locations where you can drop off the car. These fees and restrictions can vary depending on the car rental company and the specific rental agreement.

How long is the average car rental duration in Spain?

The average car rental duration in Spain in Spain is typically around 6 to 9 days for leisure travelers, and around 2 to 3 days for business travelers.

It's worth noting that many car rental companies offer discounted rates for longer rental periods in Spain.

What is the minimum age to drive in Spain?

The minimum age to drive in Spain is 18 years old for cars and motorcycles. This means that you must be at least 18 years old to hold a valid driver's license and legally drive a car or motorcycle in Spain.

However, if you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you may be subject to certain restrictions when renting a car in Spain. Some car rental companies may require you to pay an additional fee or purchase additional insurance, or may only allow you to rent certain types of vehicles.

Can I pay may car rental later?

Yes, during the booking process, some car hire companies allow for later payment of your car rental. 

Some require a down-payment with the rest to be paid on site. Most of the times, full payment online will get you the best deal. Just make sure you use a valid credit card for the reservation and carry that card with you when picking up the car.

How much does hiring a people carrier van cost in Spain?

People carrier van rentals in Spain cost at around 35-60 euros per day for a small or medium-sized van, with prices increasing for larger or more luxurious models. The cost of hiring a people carrier van in Spain depends on several factors, such as the type of van, the rental period, and the location. 

There may be additional fees or charges that apply, such as insurance, fuel, and taxes, GPS or child seats.

What is the cost for a week-long car hire in Spain?

The average cost of a week-long car hire in Spain is around 200 euros per week for a standard rental car in Spain. This can vary between 100 to 300+ euros and up, depending on factors such as the type of car, the rental company, the location, fuel options and taxes.

What is the cost for a month-long car rental in Spain?

Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from 500 to 1500 euros per month for a standard rental car in Spain.

The cost of a month-long car rental in Spain can vary depending on several factors such as the type of car, the rental company, and the location.

What is the most booked car rental type in Spain?

The most booked car rental type in Spain is the economy or compact car, as these types of vehicles are generally the most affordable and fuel-efficient.

These types of cars are popular with tourists who are looking to explore the country's cities and towns, as they are easy to park and navigate through narrow streets.

However, larger vehicles such as SUVs and people carriers are also popular among families and groups of travelers who need more space for luggage and passengers.

Luxury and sports cars are also available for rent in Spain, although these are generally more expensive and may have additional age or driving restrictions.

What is the average daily price for car rental in Spain?

The average daily price for car rental in Spain is around 15-50 EUR per day for a basic economy car, with larger vehicles or luxury cars costing upwards of 100+ EUR per day.

This is idependent also on other factors such as the pickup location, type of car, rental period, and additional isnurance or services you choose. 

Can you hire a car in Spain with a UK driving license?

No, you cannot hire a car in Spain with a UK driving license only. The Spanish authorities require that UK drivers carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with their UK driving license when driving in Spain.

With such documentation you can drive in Spain for periods up to 6 months.


Best places to visit in Spain in 2023

  • Mallorca

  • Malaga

  • Puerto Banús

  • Fuerteventura

  • Lanzarote

  • Tenerife

  • Gran Canaria

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a trendy destination offering stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and captivating architecture. The charming old town beckons with its narrow streets and trendy boutiques. Indulge in culinary delights at the tapas bars and experience unforgettable sunsets by the harbor. Palma de Mallorca is a must-visit for every travel enthusiast.


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Prime Locations to Rent a Car in Mallorca, Spain



Balearic Islands

C'an Pastilla

Cala Barca

Cala Bona

Cala D'Or

Cala Mandia

Cala Millor

Cala Ratjada

Calas de Mallorca

Can Picafort





Palma de Mallorca

Palma Nova


Playa de Muro

Playa de Palma

Poligono Son Oms




Sa Coma

Santa Ponsa




Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)

Port de Palma de Mallorca

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Prime Locations to Rent a Car in Málaga, Spain



Cala de Mihas

Costa del Sol





Málaga Port

Málaga Train Station

Puerto Banús



Airport Málaga - Costa del Sol (AGP)

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Prime Locations to Rent a Car in Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife Airport
South (TFS)

Tenerife Airport
North (TFN)

Tenerife Cruising Port

Costa Adeje

El Médano

Los Cristianos

Los Gigantes

Playa de las Americas

Playa la Arena

Playa Paraíso

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de Santiago

San Miguel de Abona

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Lanzarote Airport (ACE)

Lanzarote Cruising Port

Costa Teguise

Playa Blanca

Puerto del Carmen


Castillo de Aguila

La Santa

Puerto Calero

Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)

Caleta de Fuste


Costa Calma




Morro Jable


Puerto del Rosario

Gran Canaria Airport (LPA)

Las Palmas Port

Las Palmas

Playa de Ingles

Puerto Rico

Agaete Port

Anfi del Mar

Bahia Feliz



San Agustin

Playa de las Canteras

La Palma Airport (SPC)

Santa Cruz de la Palma

La Palma Port


El Hierro Airport (VDE)

El Hierro Port


La Gomera Airport (GMZ)

San Sebastian de la Gomera

Valle Gran Rey


Canary Islands, Spain

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Prime Locations to Rent a Car in Portugal




Armacao de Pera










Figuera da Foz







Monte Gordo



Porto Santo

Praia da Luz

Praia da Rocha


Quinta do Lago


Sao Miguel








Castelo Branco



Olhos de Agua



Vale do Lobo

Viana do Castelo


Faro Airport (FAO)

Lisbon Airport (LIS)

Madeira Airport(FNC)

Porto Airport (OPO)

Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

All Portugal Locations


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