Renting a car in Spain is the best way to experience the country’s incredible panoramas and diverse landscapes: stunning beaches of Mallorca and Tenerife, Andalusia's lush mountains, and cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Whether you are looking for car or van hire, Europcar’s trusted fleet will help you get your adventure underway.
Europcar Spain has 151 stations, spread out in practical locations for you to begin your Spanish trip. Ideal if you are spending a weekend in the city or travelling through the country.
Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in Spain
Customers can also get access to the following advantages when choosing Europcar Spain.
Help us and help yourself with our One Way for €1. Rent a car with us in Spain, and bring it back to a specific station and you get your car hire for only €1. Why? It’s expensive for us to relocate vehicles that need to be rented in other cities or to return to the manufacturer. By bringing the car back to a specific destination, you are doing us a huge favour. With 48 to 72 hours to complete the journey, there are several different routes across Spain and never longer than a few hours away. Take a look at our many different routes in Spain to get your return journey for €1.
Dream of cruising in a sleek convertible or the latest sportscar? With Selection, it’s a reality. Get behind the wheel of the Mercedes Clase C Cabrio, Jeep Renegade or Alfa Romeo Giulia.
Be on your way faster, with Europcar’s Online Check-In. Get a head-start by filling in your documents and payment details beforehand and speed up the rental process. Using Online Check-In means you’ll be able to start your holiday that much faster. And the best part? It’s a free service.
Driving in Spain
The national speed limit is 120 km/h on motorways and dual carriageways, 100 km/h on roads with more than one lane in both direction and 90 km/h on ordinary roads.
In cities, notably Madrid and Barcelona, there are specific rules for bus lanes. Some of the 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.
A paid parking system is enforced throughout the country. In Madrid 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.
There are also blue parking zones indicated by "zona azul" ou "zona O.R.A." signs. Maximum stay here is limited to two hours during the day, however there is no limit during 8pm to 8am.
Be aware that 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.
When you are driving in Spain, you’ll encounter tolls on the motorways. You can pay for these 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.