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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus 5d or similar
Ford Focus 5d
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.35 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.46 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.75 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.80 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Madrid Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$2.86 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.22 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.36 / per day
Madrid Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.41 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

March 7, 2019
traveled by car in Spain: very convenient for transportation when I wanted it, but there are definitely some narrow roads, tight spaces, and limited parking.

Travel information

Language
Spanish
Currency
EUR
Country code
34
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$34.18 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 - 100 km/h
56 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Madrid?

Madrid is a great place to visit by car. Historic and impressive yet cozy and hospitable, it has countless sites to visit and things to try. Being in the very center of Spain, Madrid also provides easy access to its unique cultural regions.

Madrid Car Rental

Top ways to enter Madrid

  • Madrid Barajas Airport: One of the busiest in Europe, Madrid Airport offers connects to virtually all European countries, as well as many destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Valladolid Airport: Although much smaller than Madrid Barajas and mainly active during the summer months, this cozy airport provides great connections with other destinations in Spain and is just two hours drive north of the capital.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Madrid by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Madrid Atocha Railway Station and Madrid Chamartin Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • The main language of Madrid is, of course, Spanish. Many locals also speak English, especially those working in the service industry.
  • Since Madrid is further away from the sea and at a higher elevation than other large Spanish cities like Barcelona or Valencia, the winters can be colder, with frost and snow sometimes occurring (although rain is rare). The summers can be very hot, and the weather is the mildest in autumn and spring.
  • Madrid is made up of 21 districts that are further divided into barrios or wards. 

Top destinations and activities

  • The Prado Museum. One of the most famous ones in the world, Spain’s national art museum features works of Francisco Goya, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, and many others. Museo del Prado is part of Madrid’s museum district and you’ll also find the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and other museums here.
  • Puerta del Sol. Sometimes referred to as the heart of Madrid, this plaza is the most active part of the capital city and has landmarks like the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree and the famous clock tower of the Royal Post Office. 
  • Mercado de San Miguel. The famous indoor market is the best place to stack up on truly Spanish delicacies like dried ham and wine, as well as vegetables and fruits, and to experience the everyday atmosphere of Madrid.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
  • The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
  • The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
  • Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
  • Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the roads inside the country are toll-free. Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Toledo. Just an hour’s drive south of Madrid, this cozy city on Tagus River is full of history and can be experienced at a much slower pace than the capital.
  • Cuenca Alta Manzanares Regional Park: Full of hiking trails, small lakes and cliff boulders, this nature area is a place where you can observe large birds like pilgrim hawks and griffon vultures.
  • Sierra de Gredos: Low in population, but full of stunning views, this mountain range is a great place to explore and relax in when you get overwhelmed by everything that Madrid has to offer.

 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Spain is the Ford Fiesta, followed by the Fiat 500 and the Ford Focus. The most popular car types are economy, compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Andalusia: Unique in culture, cuisine, and mentality, this nearby region in Southern Spain has everything from long beaches along the Mediterranean to ancient cities like Granada and Cordoba.
  • Northwest Spain: Castile and Leon, Asturias, and Galicia are sometimes overlooked by international travelers, but these three regions have plenty to offer if you explore them at a slower pace.
  • Portugal: From cities like Porto and Lisbon to wine-making Alentejo and wild Algarve, Spain’s smaller neighbor can be just as fascinating.

How can I save money on my rental car?

  • There’s many things you can do to get a good rental car deal in the capital of Spain:
  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Madrid is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 23% cheaper than the yearly average.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Madrid?

Car rental prices in Madrid vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Madrid
$42.82
January
$44.99
February
$57.73
March
$49.69
April
$49.00
May
$55.36
June
$54.50
July
$53.69
August
$38.44
September
$39.73
October
$40.56
November
$40.56
December
The best month to rent a car in Madrid is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $38.44). This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 33% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $57.73 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Madrid?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 14 days, in February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Madrid
6
January
5
February
5
March
8
April
14
May
8
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
6
October
7
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Madrid?

While travelers visit Madrid year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is March.
Madrid Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
92%
January
99%
February
77%
March
79%
April
108%
May
110%
June
147%
July
133%
August
80%
September
90%
October
89%
November
97%
December

Top 20 Cities near Madrid

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Seville Car Rentals from $1.68 per day
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Valencia Car Rentals from $1.63 per day
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Bilbao Car Rentals from $2.34 per day
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Girona Car Rentals from $1.13 per day
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Granada Car Rentals from $7.64 per day
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Vigo Car Rentals from $15.87 per day
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A Coruña Car Rentals from $15.87 per day
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Santander Car Rentals from $4.55 per day
327.9 km / 203.8 miles away
Jerez Car Rentals from $1.61 per day
468.7 km / 291.2 miles away
Almeria Car Rentals from $3.08 per day
417.8 km / 259.6 miles away
Reus Car Rentals from $10.16 per day
405.2 km / 251.8 miles away
Asturias Car Rentals from $19.92 per day
398.4 km / 247.6 miles away
Cadiz Car Rentals from $19.53 per day
499.3 km / 310.3 miles away
Valladolid Car Rentals from $31.19 per day
173.3 km / 107.7 miles away
Pamplona Car Rentals from $12.98 per day
300.2 km / 186.6 miles away
505.9 km / 314.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Madrid

Madrid, Downtown Car Rentals from $32.22 per day
Madrid Airport Car Rentals from $2.35 per day
9.7 km / 6.0 miles away
156.8 km / 97.4 miles away
166.5 km / 103.5 miles away
168.6 km / 104.8 miles away
211.1 km / 131.2 miles away
293.8 km / 182.5 miles away
299.6 km / 186.1 miles away
302.9 km / 188.2 miles away
Pamplona Airport Car Rentals from $12.98 per day
306.4 km / 190.4 miles away
316.2 km / 196.5 miles away
Bilbao Airport Car Rentals from $2.34 per day
320.9 km / 199.4 miles away
328.7 km / 204.3 miles away
332.2 km / 206.4 miles away
335.0 km / 208.2 miles away
361.8 km / 224.8 miles away

Top 10 Best Madrid Suppliers in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1
0034 912750995
Aeropuerto De, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
0034 912 750 995
Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
0034 902 491 616
Terminal 1 & 4, 28042 Madrid
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8
0034 902 105 055
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
0034 911 505 000
Aeropuerto Madrid Adolfo Suarez T1, Terminal 1, 28042 Madrid
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.4
0034 918 330 088 / 0034 966 360 360
Camino de las Rejas, 5, 28022 Madrid
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0034 911 501 183
Devolucion Vehiculos de Alquiler, 28042 Madrid
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 162 / 0034 965 233 425
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +34 918 341 400
On-Airport. Terminal 1: Arrivals (located floor 0). Terminal 4: floor 1 (Rentacar Area)

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