Rent a car or van at Madrid Atocha Railway Station with Europcar
If you’re arriving into Madrid’s largest railway station and can’t wait to begin your Spanish adventure, why not pick up a car rental from Europcar Madrid Atocha Railway Station and be on your way in no time? Located in the Arganzuela district, just a stone’s throw from Madrid’s historic centre, this lively travel hub is the perfect place to begin an exciting road trip.
The Europcar car hire experience at Madrid Atocha Renfe
Whether you want to tour the city of Madrid, head to the Costa del Sol or make your way up into the mountains – we have a hire car to suit your needs. From small and compact runners like the Volkswagen Polo to spacious and family-friendly alternatives like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you won’t be short of choice with our head-turning elite range also featuring models from Mercedes-Benz.
At Europcar Madrid Atocha Renfe, you can also browse our extensive fleet of top-quality vans. These range from the Peugeot Expert to models from top manufacturing company, Iveco.
Whatever you opt for, simply book online via our three-step booking process and make the most of our flexible long and short-term rental solutions.
Discover Madrid and surroundings by car
Madrid is a big city, but with a new, comfortable and reliable vehicle from Europcar, you’ll be able to hop from place to place with ease. There’s so much to see and do in this bustling capital with top attractions including Plaza Mayor (where you can relax with a café con leche), the Catedral de la Almudena, the Royal Palace and Puerta de Alcalá – a grand monument built for King Charles III.
When you’re in the area, be sure to also head for Gran Via – the capital’s main tourist artery which runs from the famous Metrópolis building to the Plaza de España. Here, you’ll find everything from boutique shops to lively restaurants serving some of the best Spanish cuisine. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, the local parks are also a delight with Casa de Campo being five times bigger than New York’s Central Park.
With access to four wheels you may also decide to head south out of the city towards the Costa del Sol or north to the beautiful port city of Bilbao. Portugal is to the west or you could venture east towards Valencia which is well-known for its futuristic buildings, stunning beaches and green areas with Albufera Park being a particular highlight.
Driving in Madrid
When driving around Madrid, be sure to stay on the right hand side of the road unless you are overtaking. While navigation is relatively straightforward, traffic can be heavy within the city centre, so you may prefer to park on the outskirts and make use of the Metro service.
It’s also worth knowing that Spain’s road network is divided up into carreteras nacionales (toll-free national roads), autovías (toll-free dual carriageways) and autopistas (toll motorways), so keep this in mind as you map out your route. Speed limits are strictly enforced with the help of speed cameras throughout Madrid and there has been a crackdown on drink driving in recent years with Spanish police issuing heavy fines.
With regards to parking, you can leave your vehicle in spaces with blue or green road markings. It is illegal to park in places where there are yellow markings or where No Parking (Prohibido estacionar) signs are displayed.