Barcelona Car Hire
Rent a set of wheels and see the city and beyond…
By Duncan Rhodes
Reliable rental companies, legal requirements for Spain and what to see in the region around Barcelona.
Looking to rent a car in Barcelona? Read on amigos. Whilst you won’t need an automobile for getting around the core of the city (it’s far more practical to walk, use the public transport system, or hire a bike!), for getting out of town you’ll find the freedom of four wheels a welcome ally.
There are a tonne of great day trips from Barcelona and – much as we love this dear city – we highly recommend getting out and exploring some of the other hotspots in Catalonia and nearby parts of Spain. How about the monastery of Montserrat, with its jagged mountain, famed caves and serene chapels? Or perhaps head out to the beautiful vineyards of the Penedes region for a spot of wine-tasting (we’ll let you negotiate with your partner which one of you is the designated driver!)?
For something truly bonkers how about getting some mates together for a road trip to Bunol in August for La Tomatina Festival… or even taking a car out to Pamplona for a week of mayhem at the legendary Running of the Bulls fiesta!
Meanwhile avid winter sportsmen and women are might fancy driving out to the Pyrenees for great skiing and snowboarding facilities.
Finally everyone knows a car is the beach bum’s best friend… simply load the trunk with cervezas, jamon sandwiches and a cheap volleyball set (available at Decathlon!) and you’re good to go!
To rent a car in Barcelona, or elsewhere in Spain, there are the following requirements: you will need a driving license with 3 years experience, plus your passport (non-Eu citizens) or valid form of photo ID (Eu citizens). Rental firms will ask for a deposit so bring your credit card.
After that fill her up and you’re ready for the road…
Barcelona Car Rental Companies
Voted best website in their field in the Travolution Awards, car hire in Barcelona doesn’t get much easier than this. A few clicks of your mouse and you can reserve a huge range of cars and vans, from compact to SUVs, which you can arrange to pick up and drop off at all the important transport nodes of Barcelona and Catalonia, plus downtown. With live chat support and no hidden extras, Rhino Cars are justifiably proud of their great customer service.
We’re investigating more of the best local providers at the moment so check back soon for more travel info.