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    Car Hire Madrid

    Car Hire MadridCompare suppliers and save on car hire in Madrid. Get an Auto Europe "quick quote" in just one easy step! Auto Europe has over 60 years of experience, allowing us to offer the most competitive rates to our customers.

    Madrid is the capital of Spain and home to a long list of impressive historical buildings, museums and galleries, complemented by vast outdoor spaces. Just a short drive from city centre and you will find two of the most famous attractions: The Museum del Prado, which houses one of the best collections of modern art in the world, and The Retiro Park, a massive park filled with sculptures and monuments surrounding a large lake. Browse the National Museum of Archaeology, just north of the city centre, then visit the grand avenue known as the Gran Via to discover the incredible nightlife of this bustling city.

    There are multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites within driving distance of Madrid. Check out Segovia, famous for its Roman aqueduct and Spanish Mint, or visit Spain's largest monastery in El Escorial. Also worth a visit it Alcalá de Henares, the world's first planned university. The original intention for this model was to be the ideal urban community, known as Civitas Dei, or City of God.

    Where to Pick-Up a Car Hire in Madrid

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Madrid. We work with suppliers including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Dollar at our airport, rail, city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Madrid or throughout Spain.

    Airport and Rail Car Hires

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    Book with Trusted Car Hire Suppliers in Madrid

    Auto Europe works with car hire suppliers who do business in Madrid in order to provide a great experience for our customers. We have been working with trusted suppliers in the industry, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Dollar, for over 60 years and our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to provide great rates for our clients. Compare rates between suppliers using our booking engine above, find the ideal car hire for your travel plans and see why you should book with Auto Europe.

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    Parking and Tolls

    As with most cities, parking in the city centre can be a difficult task, but paid parking is available in Madrid's city centre. Maximum parking times range from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the zone and costs can vary from about €1.15 per hour to €2.20 per hour. Car parks are available throughout the city and typically charge about €2 per hour with a daily maximum cost of €27.

    Many highways in Spain will have tolls, and drivers must take a ticket when entering. Pay points are posted along the way, and will charge based on distance. There are designated lanes for various forms of payment and credit cards are accepted, but cash is always a good idea. Some roads have a fixed charge, which must be paid regardless of distance.

    Driving Distances

    • Madrid to Adolfo Suarez Airport (Madrid) (15km approx. 20min)
    • Madrid to Segovia (91km approx. 1hr)
    • Madrid to El Escorial (57km approx. 50min)
    • Madrid to Alcalá de Henares (34km approx. 35min)

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Madrid

    Can I hire a car without a credit card in Madrid?

    Although most car hire suppliers require a credit card for insurance, Auto Europe knows which suppliers have options for travellers who do not have a credit card and are looking to book a auto hire with a debit card. Contact one of our friendly reservation specialists toll-free at 0800 855 052 for more information.

    Can I use my licence to drive in Spain?

    Yes, most European countries, including Spain, allow drivers to drive simply with their domestic drivers licence. However, although the car hire company may not require an International Driver's Permit (IDP), some local police officers may issue a ticket to international drivers without an IDP, in the event that you are pulled over.

    How much does it cost to hire a car in Madrid?

    Similar to airplane tickets, car hire rates are constantly changing due to factors such as market demand and the timing of your booking. Despite these variable rates, Auto Europe is able to offer the best, most affordable rates in the industry through our unique relationships with trusted suppliers. To ensure the best rate for your car hire, we recommend you book as early as possible and Auto Europe even offers a price-match guarantee, so if the rate of your booking lowers before the time of pick-up - we will match the lower rate!


    Manual Transmission or Automatic Transmission Car Hires

    Automatic Transmission Vehicles for Hire in MadridIt's a fact that the bulk of the lowest cost vehicle hires in Madrid are manual-shift, if you cannot drive a standard-transmission we make it hassle-free to sort and display local car hire options and show only automatic transmission cars for hire. In some locations you may need to go up a car class to book an automatic transmission car hire, but if there is a car offered by a local company to hire in Madrid you can be certain that we'll be able to assist you in hiring your automatic vehicle. Once you decide that you need an automatic transmission vehicle hire in Madrid, you can quickly apply a "Transmission Types" search parametre with a single click. It's possible to toggle the results to only display automatic car hires from a local auto hire company you'd prefer to book with like Sixt, Budget, or Hertz. It only takes a few seconds to confirm your reservation once you've picked your manual or automatic transmission car, SUV or van. Select an insurance coverage option (if you would like), finalise your payment information, and "Presto!" your car hire is confirmed!

    Benefits of an Automatic Vehicle Hire in Madrid

    • It is simpler to pilot your car hire on unfamiliar roads.
    • You'll be able to drive a premium vehicle - in most cities around the world, an automatic transmission is an upgrade that only will be included on the top car hires available.

    Why You Should Hire a Standard Transmission Car Hire in Madrid

    • You can pay less when hiring a manual transmission car or SUV. Manual transmission vehicles frequently are more affordable than their automatic transmission countreparts.
    • You'll have more vehicles to choose from, because some auto hire businesses in Madrid stock more standard transmission vehicles.
    • You may typically find standard cars for hirein any city.

    Additional Transportation Services in Madrid

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry for their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

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    Luxury Car Hires Madrid - Take to the streets of Madrid in style with a luxury car hire. Compare rates between Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Madrid. Start comparing rates for your trip today! Van Hire Madrid - Customers travelling in large parties or transporting large/heavy luggage may find a van hire the ideal option for their time in Madrid. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large van hires in Madrid. Find rates, capacity, detailed specs and more with Auto Europe. Renault Leasing in Madrid  - Clients planning an extended stay in Madrid can take advantage of Auto Europe's great rates on long-term, leasing hires in Spain. Our unique leasing options with Renault provide our clients with fantastic value and allow them to take to the streets in the comfort of a car hire no matter how long their stay in Spain is. Madrid Motorhome Hires - A motorhome or RV hire in Madrid unlocks a whole new level of opportunity and exploration for your trip to Spain. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch and explore it is no surprise motorhome hires in Spain are on the rise!