Barcelona car hire

Barcelona car hire

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Barcelona, Spain
27 Oct — 3 Nov
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Pick-up locationBarcelona
Hire locations137
Airport locations30

Barcelona car hire reviews and directory

From €48/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8 Excellent (48 reviews)
5 locations in Barcelona
Enterprise
Locations in Barcelona
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre9 Aug 2021
We had a flat tire at 23:30 at night and could not get through to roadside assistance. Luckily a friend was able to come and help. I called 3 different numbers at priceline/enterprise/etc. and nobody was able to help us. We had to drive 3 hours the next morning on a spare tire...
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2021
Directions to the rental pickup point could have been clearer.
10.0 Excellent4 Nov 2020
Very clean. Quick delivery.
10.0 Excellent16 Oct 2020
Unbeatable staff attitude. Make you feel you are the privileged customers they were waiting for.Gas tank was almost empty.
2.0 Mediocre31 Aug 2020
Nothing.The staff was extremely unhelpful and rude. Since the first moment they didn’t want to me involved with us. Even cancelled our reservation. We had a dog and luggage and were stranded in Barcelona. Luckily Sixt came to the rescue and our trip was happily resumed. Never reserving a car ever again with them.
4.4 Okay5 Aug 2020
El coche nos sirvió muy bien para lo que necesitábamos.Me gustaría no haber tenido que esperar tanto para recoger el coche en la oficina de Estación de Sants. Hubiese sido mejor que no hubiesen cometido el error de cobrarme un día de mas.
9.6 Excellent30 Aug 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful. I am rarely treated this way when renting a car. It is usually a dreadful experience.Seats were a bit dirty - but that happens when you are close to a beach I guess.
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep 2018
Poor experienceGot to the rental office at 9.30, but given the line-ups it took over an hour to get service. Finally ended up cancelling the rental. Though the staff apologised for delay and made the cancellation easy.
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2018
Up front and friendlyI've been burned recently by "budget" rental companies who have dozens of hidden fees, bringing some amazing advertised price to an astronomical amount. Enterprise charged me the stated price, offered options for my car, and didn't get super pushy about extras. Nice people, great service.
4.8 Okay28 Jul 2018
OkEasy access in central BCNCar not cleaned
From €28/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
7.6 Good (39 reviews)
9 locations in Barcelona
Sixt
Locations in Barcelona
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible26 Aug 2021
Scam car company. Told them to cancel my reservation and refund and they refused.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2021
Excellent service and agents, the price a bit high versus competitors like Alamo
7.9 Good26 Jul 2021
Drop off instructions would have been nice to have- we spent extra 20 minutes tracking down a Sixt representative when dropping off the car just to find we we already good to go.
1.9 Horrible22 Jul 2021
Bait and switch is their approach
7.9 Good24 Jun 2021
Drop-off location in San Sebastian is in an underground car-park. We saw no signage until we had found and entered the car-park. Inside the car-park, signage is poor. The only realistic option for the drop-off is via a key-drop box. This was not made clear to me at any time prior to our arrival. Perhaps there was someone in the above-ground office but I do not know. The car itself was flawless and perfect for our needs.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2019
Staff took time to explain electric car. Easy drop off.
8.4 Excellent15 Aug 2019
Great car and great value for the money although expected fuel economy to be better on a hybridWaited for over an hour to pick up our car in Barcelona while it was driven from another terminal across the street. It would help if a Via-T device was offered with the rental.
4.4 Okay11 Jul 2019
the guy who helped us rent the car was very nice and friendly, however we didnt the car was not automatic. the car was dirty and we were not told how everything work, like radio and stuff like that. also they charges an extra fee we didnt know about and of courser the fee the bank chargesmore information
6.4 Good24 Jun 2019
They charged me extra day without notifyingELIMINATE FRAUD
5.2 Okay20 Mar 2019
Two speeding tickets, they charged $45 apiece to look them up on the computer and sending me a bill for the tickets which I had to pay for one and the Local gov unit never billed me.
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From €28/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
7.5 Good (46 reviews)
6 locations in Barcelona
Hertz
Locations in Barcelona
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre4 Jan 2020
Car broke down and took them one and half days for the problem to be resolved leaving my wife, two little kids and myself stranded in a 200 people town for two days and unable to enjoy the ski trip that we had booked and paid.
4.0 Okay4 Nov 2019
I got a car2 hours waiting to get the car. Super expensive insurance costs
8.0 Excellent25 Sep 2019
It was easy,didn’t have any problemsI don’t know
8.0 Excellent24 Sep 2019
Car drove well.The insurance buying and verification process was confusing. They pressured me to buy more despite having purchased the Allianz coverage through Kayak.
9.6 Excellent22 Sep 2019
Very friendly staff and drop off was so easy.
8.0 Excellent18 Jul 2019
Everything was without hassle.Policy on gas is not the best, they will charge you fee if you don't bring it back full plus the cost of the Gas at a premium.
10.0 Excellent8 Dec 2018
The return lot at BCN is very hard to find. Not Hertz's fault, certainly, but I sure wish someone would fix it!
8.4 Excellent27 Nov 2018
Everything alrightReally professional and effective service as we rented the car the night before and it was ready the next day at 8am. The price was really fair!
5.2 Okay14 Nov 2018
Pickup was slowthe car was finepickup was slow and the car wasn't fully cleaned
2.4 Mediocre4 Oct 2018
Awful customer serviceAbsolutely nothing.They were not able to refund me for six days of prepaid rental that I didn’t need. The service was terrible. The kid who gave us the keys told us to drive thru the barrier at the airport. Insurance is completely unaffordable
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From €24/dayRated no. 4
Avis
7.4 Good (31 reviews)
3 locations in Barcelona
Avis
Locations in Barcelona
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2019
yesall was good
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2019
Great experience renting Avis through Kayak. Cheaper than direct, as was the insurance they suggested. Pick up/drop off at Barcelona airport was far less stressful than I imagined.
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2019
Very easy drop-off.No problems at all.
4.8 Okay20 Sep 2019
Pickup customer service was deplorable. 2 hours with 4 people in front of us with a reservation.
7.2 Good29 Aug 2019
We had to wait in line for 1.5 hours to get our car. Totally unacceptable and an amazingly inefficient system. The staff spent more time trying to upsell people on insurance, better cars etc instead of managing the crowd.
4.4 Okay22 Aug 2019
NothingIt took 2 hours to pickup the car. There was only 4 people ahead of us in line. Super slow process to check in and get the car. The car they gave me didn’t seem to be in the luxury class I ordered. I will not rent here again.
5.2 Okay10 Aug 2019
Long line, car wasn’t clear. I found invoices and medicine from previous customer.
6.4 Good2 Jul 2019
At drop off i returned the car after hours. The next day i tried calling the C/Pallars office in Barcelona 10 times to confirm that they closed the contract. They would not answer. i called the main number give times, they wouldn't answer. Wtf Avis?!?
10.0 Excellent29 Jun 2019
Drop off was super easy!Wayward signs in the airport to find Avis rental area could have been better. Took us a while to figure it out.
2.0 Mediocre23 Jun 2019
There was no car available even though i reserves ahead of time. Went to Sixt instead and they set me up with a car without reservation. So that says everything.
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From €23/dayRated no. 5
Dollar
6.9 Good (43 reviews)
6 locations in Barcelona
Dollar
Locations in Barcelona
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.4 Good29 Sep 2019
pick up ok, drop off okSpent two days trying to process a simple reservation extension and change of drop off location. Got shuffled from US Headquarters to Spanish reservation desk to local offices. Many calls, many attempts, and they could not figure it out. Promised to call back, nothing. At the end we did not manage.
4.0 Okay24 Sep 2019
Counter attention very bad
5.6 Okay13 Sep 2018
Very poorly makred return point.Once inside everything went wellWhoever put up the sign for return should be given a reality check. there was a sign but it was on a one way street and was facing the wrong direction. It could only been seen by driving by the entrance and then looking backwards to see it, not something that many people would do. We drove around the block (not easy to do) three times and until my wife got out and circled the block did she see the sign and direct me in. Place the sign so that you can see it while driving by.
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2018
fast and comprehensive proceduresthe car was so-so
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2018
Great friendlyVery attentiveEverything was great
4.0 Okay29 Nov 2017
No fine printCar was a wreck, clean in the inside but banged up on the outside. I took over 20 pictures to document damage. Then they place 600 euro deposit on our card
4.0 Okay13 Oct 2017
Bad service experienceThe car was actually ok.I had to wait more than 60 min- to get the car and consequently missed my golf appointment. They did not tell me where to drop the car off. I went to the office but they directed me to the garage where i picked ud the car. They could have told that in advance. Then i HATE, HATE, HATE renting cars online and purchasing some assurance at the same time, but then at the counter I am being told that I have zero insurance and do I want to take that risk? I could potentially go banckrupt if anything happens with the car. Do you know how the locals drive.?? That is the biggest problem when one company is responsible for the sale and another for delivering the car. It is not servie it is pestering the customer. Stop doing it. Try to be rental companies and not insurance companies and change the f.... busines model. It is sick. !!!
5.2 Okay2 Jul 2017
They should warn you that you should carry and international license for Spain
8.0 Excellent16 Jun 2017
Dollar - hard to find!No one in Barcelona knew anything about Dollar and there was no response to the phone number listed in the reservation.No response or indication of where to find this rental agency. We got lucky by one person knowing Hertz could help.
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2017
Creat serviceMs. Valerie Helped us to move the laggages all the way to the car. And helped us setup all the car seats securely. She was also super friendly. PHowever the GPS phone Device we rent, the car charger didn't charge at all. Dead on the way to our destination. Coast so much pain.
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From €21/dayRated no. 6
Budget
6.8 Good (57 reviews)
4 locations in Barcelona
Budget
Locations in Barcelona
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay5 Oct 2021
El coche estuvo bien, pero sumaron costos al momento del alquilar. Muy lenta la entraga del coche que no lo encontraban.
7.9 Good12 Jul 2021
Should return smaller cars in Europe. It is much easier for parking. We rented an SUV, while this is comfortable it makes some of the navigations in parking lot challenging
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul 2021
I did not except rental. I reserved a 7 passenger van & was offered a 4 passenger Prius
6.8 Good1 Jan 2020
Price did not include any insurance.
4.8 Okay28 Aug 2019
I loved the car I just didn’t like dealing with the customer service team. They made me upgrade twice because they first two cars they gave me were to small after they insured me that my cello would fit in the smaller cars.PLEASE DO NOT UP CHARGE Me when you’ve insured me that the car I rented was present and big enough for my cello and passengers.
4.8 Okay4 Jun 2019
easy drop offvery long wait at the airport office! more than an hour with not even one seat!!! so why do we pay extra for the airport pickup??? we were with a handicapped person and baby and like us some 30 people more. the manager didnt even tried to apologize!!!
9.6 Excellent14 Mar 2019
Great location, loved the option of dropping in another city.Picking up the car was a little slow due to some software issues.
2.0 Mediocre14 Sep 2018
Will not use the service againFree cancelationI booked Automatic transmission but received booking email from the rental company that the car is manual. Lucky for me I picked up the difference in time and cancelled the booking. Not happy - inconsistent booking details with what is offered.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jul 2018
Hi, In the end, we did not rent a car from the company because at no point during the ordering process it was not said that the company require two credit cards for the purpose of renting. I only have one card and it's enough for me.
2.0 Mediocre22 Jun 2018
Car with more than 50,000 miles (71,000 KMs). A disaster!Car had more than 50,000 miles on it. Poor car conditions.
Rated no. 7
National
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Barcelona
National
Locations in Barcelona
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €5/dayRated no. 8
Centauro
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Barcelona
Centauro
Locations in Barcelona
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From €24/dayRated no. 9
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (12 reviews)
2 locations in Barcelona
Alamo
Locations in Barcelona
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
7.6 Good3 May 2019
Staff was helpful, simple processPickup / drop off - poor signage within train station. Easy to miss.
2.0 Mediocre23 Sep 2018
Well, we never got a car.Absolutely nothing.I made this reservation with Alamo so that I could easily transport myself and three other bridesmaids to our best friend’s wedding. The day before the reservation I called Alamo to adjust the pickup time from 9am to 3pm. The Alamo customer service representative told me she made a note in the reservation and that the car would be ready for us at 3. When we arrived, the car was to be picked up from an enterprise location. The enterprise representative Informed us that Alamo had never adjusted the reservation, they had canceled the car, and that there weren’t any others available. So, myself and the wedding party were stranded with no car. I was then on the phone with Alamo who was incredibly unhelpful, they kept repeating that there were no other cars available. Luckily we were able to find a car at Avis, which saved the day. I will not be renting a car through Alamo again.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2018
Great customer serviceGreat service and support and was super fast and easy on both pick up and returnQuality car and service team that made for an easy interaction.
From €20/dayRated no. 10
Thrifty
6.8 Good (14 reviews)
6 locations in Barcelona
Thrifty
Locations in Barcelona
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Apr 2021
Awful experience
2.4 Mediocre23 Dec 2019
Reserved a mercedes class a and got a misearable opel. Dont understand why. 15 min of argue didnt help. Talking to a brick wall is better. Bas treatment at dropp off point. They tried to claim that an old little scratch was caused by me.You promised a car in the contract and you didnt provide it. Very disappointing expirience
4.0 Okay27 May 2019
The car was nice and clean.The employee in Hertz, Sants was very rude. Unable to explain properly the conditions. She explained the coverage for the car I reserved but then she told me I am having another car, because they don't have the one I booked, so the coverage was triple price, etc.It took one hour to give me the keys.
6.0 Good26 Dec 2018
ServiceCar quality average.
9.6 Excellent12 Jun 2018
Alamo- BarcelonFriendly, fast serviceI was given the car with only half a tank and the person that took care of us told us he would note that it only had half a tank so that we wouldn't have to be return it like that. He said he would take down those notes however we were still charged for refueling and for the gas.
9.6 Excellent4 Jan 2018
All goodnothing
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Rated no. 11
Autoclick Rent A Car
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Barcelona
Autoclick Rent A Car
Locations in Barcelona
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
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From €4/dayRated no. 12
Firefly
Cheapest deal
5.3 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Barcelona
Firefly
Locations in Barcelona
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 4.6
  • 5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2019
NothingEverything. The office was closed. I had to get a car from another company.
Rated no. 13
Economy Rent a Car
3.7 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in Barcelona
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Barcelona
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Jul 2017
Complete headacheI planned to rent a car to take a day drip to an area near Barcelona. The e-mail I received said that I could pick up the car at the Barcelona airport. I went to the airport, but there was no Economy Rent a Car at the airport. Note that I had to pay for the airport shuttle to get to the airport. Airport information had never heard of Economy Rent a Car. I did a Google search for Economy Rent a Car, and found a location off site near the airport. I again paid to transportation to this area. After walking around for approx 45 minutes, it was clear that Economy Rent a Car did not exist. I eventually found a location that does business with Economy. They looked up the reservation, but it had not yet processed. So, I wouldn´t be able to get a car for another 45 minutes, at least. Since this was only going to be a day trip and I had already spent almost 2 hours searching for the car, I cancelled the reservation. The experience caused me to waste a day in Barcelona. I am hesitant to use your service again, since you work with unreliable companies.
8.8 Excellent14 Apr 2017
Fiat 500 around CataloniaStaff was super helpful and quick to get me out the door and check back in. Car was spotless and smelled great. This Fiat drove smooth and handled the mountain roads very well. I had a wonderful 3 days driving around Catalonia.1. I was advised to pay for insurance online when booking so I did. When I showed up they said I had to buy insurance or they would have to put a hold on my creditcard for the Max allowed. I think only 1 of the insurances should have been needed but it seems like that unclear system is in place to maximize profits. 2. Finding this place was very difficult. My booking was through Economy Car Rental. Everyone told me there was no such thing at the Barcelona airport. I finally figured out (from a shuttle bus driver) that it was probably AutoClick and off airport grounds. This type of info could have been so dam simple to relay to me in an email with the confirmation booking. A little map maybe showing me where pickup was as well as the name change. If it was in my email I sure did not find it.
2.0 Mediocre24 Feb 2017
Complete mess!Nothing. Shuttle never came to pick me up and I never got car. Tried to call many times, both local Barcelona number foe Autoclick car rental which was supposed to fulfill reservation, and US customer service for Economy. No one answered in Spain!Everything. Never got picked up and never to rental car. A complete mess and failure!
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2017
Bad bad badlyNothingHard to find the company- under other name that doesn't show on the voucher or web The insurance wasn't fit to Spain so we pay more. We got mini car and we ordered economy. After two hours we finally find this place it still took more two hours to drive from there
From €27/dayRated no. 14
Europcar
1.9 Horrible (1 review)
6 locations in Barcelona
Europcar
Locations in Barcelona
  • 10
  • 5.9
  • 1.9
  • 10
  • 1.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible30 Aug 2021
I was informed at the time of pick-up that the car was a full electric car and the only other option was 150 euros on top of what we already paid, which was not feasible for us. I explained that we were traveling to an extremely remote area of Spain and it ended up to turn out to be a terrible experience. We were told we could plug the car into a house, however there was no adapter provided to do this. In addition, part of the charging port in the front of the car was blocked off so we were not able to plug in the high-speed charger into the car so we had to wait 2.5 for the car to charge sitting in petrol station parking lots three times over the course of 2 days. All in all it was a terrible experience. Electric cars should only be rented within city limits or it should be more clear in the booking.
Sunnycars
16 locations in Barcelona
Sunnycars
Locations in Barcelona
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Free2Move
9 locations in Barcelona
Free2Move
Locations in Barcelona
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From €36/day
Virtuo
7 locations in Barcelona
Virtuo
Locations in Barcelona
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From €28/day
keddy by Europcar
6 locations in Barcelona
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Barcelona
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FLIZZR
5 locations in Barcelona
FLIZZR
Locations in Barcelona
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From €33/day
Solo Rent a Car
4 locations in Barcelona
Solo Rent a Car
Locations in Barcelona
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LeCar
3 locations in Barcelona
LeCar
Locations in Barcelona
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OleCar
3 locations in Barcelona
OleCar
Locations in Barcelona
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From €5/day
Record Go
3 locations in Barcelona
Record Go
Locations in Barcelona
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Cooltra
2 locations in Barcelona
Cooltra
Locations in Barcelona
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Nomadcar
2 locations in Barcelona
Nomadcar
Locations in Barcelona
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From €8/day
Rhodium
2 locations in Barcelona
Rhodium
Locations in Barcelona
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Solo Luxury Car Hire
2 locations in Barcelona
Solo Luxury Car Hire
Locations in Barcelona
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From €21/day
Ace
1 location in Barcelona
Ace
Locations in Barcelona
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Amigo Autos
1 location in Barcelona
Amigo Autos
Locations in Barcelona
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Amigo Rent A Car
1 location in Barcelona
Amigo Rent A Car
Locations in Barcelona
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AutoEurope
1 location in Barcelona
AutoEurope
Locations in Barcelona
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From €7/day
Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Barcelona
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Barcelona
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Barcelona
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Barcelona
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IFRENT
1 location in Barcelona
IFRENT
Locations in Barcelona
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Barcelona
King Rent a Car
Locations in Barcelona
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From €11/day
NIZACARS
1 location in Barcelona
NIZACARS
Locations in Barcelona
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Barcelona
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Barcelona
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From €7/day
OK RENT A CAR
Most popular
1 location in Barcelona
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Barcelona
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Olimpia Rent a Car
1 location in Barcelona
Olimpia Rent a Car
Locations in Barcelona
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PEPECAR
1 location in Barcelona
PEPECAR
Locations in Barcelona
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Barcelona
Renault rent a car
Locations in Barcelona
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SOLMAR
1 location in Barcelona
SOLMAR
Locations in Barcelona
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Suncar Rent a Car
1 location in Barcelona
Suncar Rent a Car
Locations in Barcelona
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307 travellers who hired a car in Barcelona gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Barcelona

Good to know

Most popular agency

OK RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€19/day

Good deal

€13/day

When to book a car hire in Barcelona

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Barcelona

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Barcelona car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Barcelona.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Barcelona car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Barcelona

  • Looking to rent a car on your trip to Barcelona? The quickest and best way to see the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is by car, rather than taking the city‘s complicated underground Metro. Barcelona is well connected with a good road network and highway that leads directly into the city, so you can access all the main attractions. In the very heart of the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral has ample parking nearby, as does the Olympic Stadium, where there is plenty of free parking on the streets. Plus Telefonica tower, Botanic gardens, Palau Sant Jordi, and Fundacio Joan Miro are all in the area.
  • Barcelona has one main airport which is about 15 km outside of the city center. If you’re landing in Barcelona-El Prat Airport, you’ll find that the best car hire companies are based onsite at Terminal 1 on the ground floor near baggage claim, and at Terminal 2 at the main exit hall and near the customs offices. There are also some car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services to off-site locations.
  • It’s important to remember that, while you’re enjoying the cityscape from the comfort of your hire car, city center driving is pretty intense. The changeable roadway system is packed with one-way streets and narrow alleys, so take care when navigating and maybe invest in renting a GPS to aid your journey.
  • When you visit Barcelona‘s city center, make sure to avoid driving during the busy rush hours of 8 am to 9:30 am and the evening rush hour between pm and 8:30 pm. At these times of day you must also watch out for the many tourists and pedestrians spilling onto the roads, as well as the bikes and motorbikes that take up part of the roads. You should particularly avoid driving down the narrow one-way roads that are either side of the central Ramblas Boulevard, the city’s busiest street.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Barcelona for €13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Barcelona at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Barcelona are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Barcelona

  • Some car hire companies in Barcelona which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Barcelona costs €19 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Barcelona are Enterprise (8.3, 90 reviews), Hertz (7.5, 91 reviews), and Avis (7.4, 50 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Barcelona is €5.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €66 and €88, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Barcelona.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Barcelona-El Prat airport include Centauro, Record Go, Sixt, Rhodium, Firefly, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Budget and Dollar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Barcelona-El Prat airport to off-airport locations include OK RENT A CAR, INTERRENT, Goldcar Rental SP, Centauro, Sixt, Europcar, Rhodium, Firefly, Hertz and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Barcelona costs €12 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Barcelona costs €11 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Barcelona costs €8 per day, on average.

  • In Barcelona, cars are most frequently rented at Goldcar Rental SP (T1, T2), Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat (12 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Barcelona costs €132 per week (€19 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Barcelona costs €567 per month (€19 per day).

  • Because Barcelona is a myriad of narrow one-way roads, a compact hire car is most suitable for your visit of the city. If you are traveling in a small group then either a mini or economy sized car is ideal to fit you and your luggage in the trunk. This also makes it easier to park on the streets or negotiate the busy parking lots.

  • Before you begin driving around Barcelona, it’s important to know the different speed limits on the roads; in town the limit is 31 mph, while expressway speed limits are a maximum of 75 mph. If you plan to leave the city, rural area speed limits are 60 mph. As a tourist, take extra care to adhere to these speed limits are they are heavily enforced, so if you exceed the limit even by 3 mph you may incur a steep fine.

  • Like the rest of Spain, petrol is self-service in Barcelona and you can pay for it with either cash or a credit card. Petrolprices are very reasonable here, so expect to pay around $1.44 for 1 liter ($5.30 per gallon). As you would imagine, most of the low cost petrol stations are located outside the city center, but it’s a good idea to first fuel up at the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, where there’s a Galp petrol station located within the grounds that’s open 24 hours.

  • You’ll be pleased to know that Barcelona has lots of parking lots, with the majority located in the city center. The Ensanche district offers the most options for parking and is very central. You should plan to pay between $2.00 and $4.00 per hour for a parking space and around $28.00 for a whole day. Street parking is also available, so check out the blue zones and green areas where you can park for up to 4 hours.