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Compare and book Car Hire in Madrid and at Madrid Airport with the latest prices and deals from Madrid's leading rental companies. Instant booking confirmation locks in your rental rate and there are no fees, no cancellation charges and no deposit or credit card details required.
Hola and welcome to Spain! Car Hire in Madrid and right across Spain has never been easier to find and book than with DriveNow’s free booking service, with no fees, no hidden charges and no gotchas.
For over 10 years DriveNow has been helping travellers to find and compare the best rental deals around the world. If you are visiting Spain and looking for car rental at Madrid Airport or in Madrid itself we invite you to take DriveNow for a test drive and discover how easy you can find the savings yourself.
How does this work?
In partnership with trusted and reputable suppliers in Spain such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and SIXT, we publish the latest car rental rates for Madrid Airport, the city of Madrid and other Spanish destinations making it easy to compare both prices and vehicles. When you make your booking with DriveNow our booking system locks in your price and any options you have selected with your chosen rental provider and a confirmation email is automatically sent through to you with all the details.
Spain is one of Europe’s top destinations and becomes very busy particularly during summer months. Car rental rates rise with demand so booking ahead and locking in your Madrid car hire early is a great way to secure a cheaper deal and at no cost or risk. To make your experience in beautiful Madrid easier, use DriveNow's free and easy service to help you find and book the best deal possible.
One handy tip if you are flying into Madrid Airport is to check which terminal your airline uses as Terminal 4 & 4S are separated from T1,2 & 3 with different rental car pick-up locations.
Madrid is more than just Spain's capital city. Europe’s third largest city it is noted for its artistic scene as well as being one of the world’s culinary capitals, of Europe, it is full of vibrancy and passion. If you're in this city in late May to early June, a must-see is the San Isiro Festival, the biggest fiesta in the city. You can see locals take to the streets in traditional costumes, celebrating the patron saint of the city.
At DriveNow we compare car rental prices in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain and around the world to help you find the best available deal.
Need any more reasons why you should book your car in Madrid with DriveNow?
Do I need to be over 21 to hire a car in Madrid?
Like all other countries in Europe, you will need to be over the age of 21 and hold a full licence in order to rent a car in Madrid.
Those between the ages of 21 - 25 may also find they are subject to a young driver's surcharge. This amount can vary depending on the supplier, so it is advisable to check your final price breakdown before locking in any confirmation agreements. Include a comment in your booking and our Reservations team will follow this up on your behalf.
A handy tip is to keep your passport handy, particularly if your licence isn't printed with a photo as this may be required for identification purposes.
What forms of payment can I use?
Credit Card. As an imprint (deposit) is required for insurance purposes the only form of payment that credit card companies accept is credit card.
Can I reduce my liability in the event of an accident?
Yes. All car rental companies will offer you car excess or waiver insurance reduction options by paying a daily fee. Many travel insurance policies also provide this service (worth checking out). Speak with your rental company when you collect the vehicle - DriveNow does not sell insurance options.
What Driving license do I require?
A full car license is required. You will only require an international driver's permit (IDP) if your licence is printed in an alphabet other than the Latin one.
Those whose licence is printed in the Latin alphabet are permitted to drive on Spanish roads for up to a year using only their home country's licence.
A good tip is to always carry your passport when driving and also when collecting your vehicle.
What are the speed limits in Madrid?
People tend to drive quite fast along Spanish roads, and while the official speed limit is 120kmh, it is not unusual to see cars travelling at speeds exceeding 160kmh.
The Civil Guard are the Spanish equivalent of the traffic police. Radar traps are becoming increasingly common and you might find yourself liable for on the spot fines if you are caught exceeding the speed limit.
On the open road, the speed limit is 90 - 100kmh and about town this reduces to 50kmh.