Europcar Car Rental in Barcelona

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Rent a car in Barcelona with Europcar

Barcelona hardly needs an introduction. The vibrant capital of Catalonia, with its long, sandy beach, winding Gothic streets, and the buzzing bars and restaurants of Las Ramblas, has gained a well-deserved reputation for enjoyable city breaks. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends or a family vacation, Barcelona truly has something for everyone. 

If you want to explore more of what Spain has to offer, head north to the Costa Brava, or stay more local and explore the mountains behind the city. Barcelona is ideally situated just a short distance from the French border and with regular car ferries to Ibiza and Mallorca. Rent a car from Europcar Barcelona, and explore this unique city and its beautiful surroundings.

The Europcar rental experience in Barcelona

There really is no shortage of options when it comes to car rental in Barcelona. With 14 branches in and around the city, including two at Barcelona El Prat Airport and another at the central train station, you are sure to find a location that suits your needs. 

If you are looking for something small for travelling to and from the beach, popular choices are the Fiat 500 or Nissan Micra. If you are travelling with a larger group or just need a bit more space, check out the Volkswagen Touran or Seat Alhambra.

Europcar Barcelona also offers a comprehensive selection of vans for rental, from the compact Peugeot Partner 3M3 to the Iveco Daily 10M3. 

We are completely flexible, allowing you to rent for days, weeks or even months at a time. 

Driving in Barcelona

In the city the speed limit is 50 km/h, while on country roads it is 90 km/h and on freeways it is 120 km/h. 

Street parking in Barcelona is not recommended, as it is highly regulated and you risk having your car towed away. There are a number of multi-story parking garages, with prices starting at €2.80 per hour. Hotels often make their onsite parking lots available to non-guests, generally at a cost of around €15 per day. 

Discover Barcelona and the surrounding area by car 

Tourism is the main industry here, and with good reason. From the long sandy beach of Barceloneta to the Sagrada Família cathedral, and eight World Heritage Sites, the city has no shortage of history, culture and entertainment. Thanks to its proud culinary tradition, you can sample local specialties such as fresh fish, iberico ham, manchego cheese and fat, juicy olives, at one of the covered markets or the buzzing tapas bars of the Gothic quarter. 

Surrounded by mountains and miles of unspoilt coastline, Barcelona is ideally situated for getting a taste of all that Catalonia has to offer. Head out into the countryside for the day, travel onwards to the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca, or hug the coastline and venture south to Valencia, 220 miles away.

One of the most iconic attractions in Barcelona, Parc Güell is located on the northern edge of the city. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park designed by Antoni Gaudi is a first-class example of Barcelona modernism, with spectacular views over the city and the coastline. Full of ornate and mystical iconography, long stretches of mosaics and bright, colorful statues and sculptures, Parc Güell is not to be missed. Drive up to the park early and avoid the crowds. 

Port Aventura, the largest amusement park in Spain, lies 70 miles south of Barcelona. Boasting 42 rides and rollercoasters, two water parks and the newly opened Ferrari Land, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Ample parking is available for €12 per day. And with the seaside towns of Salou and Tarragona close by, you can make the most of your trip with a rental from Europcar.

Things to do in Barcelona

Home to the Picasso Museum, an impressive contemporary art museum (MACBA) whose forecourt is a skateboarding mecca, and the Joan Miró Foundation in the foothills of Montjuic, culture in Barcelona is second to none. Hop from museum to museum, enjoying local food such as anchovies, chickpeas and ‘bombas’ in between. If you really want to get a taste of life among the locals, drive out to the Camp Nou stadium and catch a Barca match for an atmosphere like no other.

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Car hire at Barcelona 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 Barcelona for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Barcelona. 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 Barcelona with certified commitments.