Europcar in Spain
Renting a car in Spain is the best way to experience the country’s incredible panoramas and diverse landscapes: the stunning beaches of Mallorca
, Andalusia's rugged mountains and historic cities like Madrid
. Whether you are looking for car or van rental, 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 if you are spending a weekend discovering a city or traveling through the sunny country side.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Spain
Customers can also get access to the following advantages when choosing Europcar Spain.
Europcar Privilege program
, a free international loyalty scheme, enables you to earn rewards by renting with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Privilege membership allow you to get a free weekend rental after your 3rd rental on public rates and comes in four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP.
Save time by using Europcar mobile site to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you are on the road! Explore other Europcar's mobile solutions by downloading the Europcar App
for iPhone, Android and iPad to enjoy the various functionalities: fast booking, locating the closest branch and managing any of your Europcar car reservations.
Driving in Spain
The national speed limit is 120 km/h on autopistas (freeways) and four-lane roads, 100 km/h on roads with more than one lane in both direction, and 90 km/h on ordinary roads. When you are driving in Spain, you will encounter tolls on the freeways. 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.
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 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" or "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. Foreign motorists must pay their fines immediately.