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    Should I Rent a Car in Barcelona?

    Rent a Car in BarcelonaA car rental in Barcelona will allow you to explore this Mediterranean metropolis in comfort. The second largest city in Spain is a thriving cultural hub, luring tourists from around the world with its 2,000 year history, modern and historical architecture, and dynamic lifestyle. Rent a car in Barcelona and enjoy a global city characterized by a trendy fashion scene and thriving entertainment sector.

    Barcelona's climate makes it an ideal destination any time of year and its clean roads and polite drivers make the city perfect to tour by car. Vehicles are available for pick-up at convenient locations throughout Barcelona, including the car rental counter at El Prat Airport or Sants Railway Station. Zoom in using the map to the left to find a car rental location that meets your needs. Save up to 30% on your rental car in Spain when you book with us!

    Travel Inspiration for your Next Trip to Barcelona

    Explore Barcelona in a Rental CarAuto Europe has been helping travelers find affordable rental cars in Spain for decades. As a trusted travel partner, we love sharing ideas to help you build your upcoming travel itinerary. We've developed road trips highlighting some of the most sought after attractions in Barcelona, as well as published a number of unique posts focusing on informing travelers on all there is to see and experience during your time abroad. Whether its your first time or tenth time, review the links below and let us inspire you to make the most of your visit to Barcelona.

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    Where Can I pick-up my Car Rental in Barcelona?

    Auto Europe offers guaranteed low rental pricing at every major airport, rail, and office location in Barcelona. By working with multiple highly rated car suppliers in Spain we are able to offer convenient locations across the country and in every major city. Learn more about some of the most popular car rental locations for international travelers to Spain by clicking the links below!

    Who are the Top Car Rental Companies in Barcelona?

    Auto Europe works with the best car rental companies in Barcelona and all of Spain to provide our customers with the most options at the best prices. Browse car categories from suppliers including Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and more. Compare rental rates from different suppliers and a variety of makes & models to find the best deal for your travel group. No matter which car rental supplier you go with, you know you're in good hands with Auto Europe.

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    What to See with a Rental Car in Barcelona

    A rental car in Barcelona will provide flexibility and freedom - allowing you to make the most of your time in Spain. Established by the Romans and perfected by the Spanish, the beautiful city of Barcelona offers visitors a lovely European landscape complete with bustling outdoor markets, historic museums, galleries and numerous attractive cafes and restaurants.

    Hop into your Barcelona rental car and tour the city's exciting art district. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia possesses the largest Romanesque visual art installation in the world and Picasso lovers will adore Barcelona's Picasso Museum - home to the world's largest collection by the artist with over 3,500 original works on display. History is abundant in Barcelona, but the city is not without its modern offerings. Visitors will enjoy exciting night-life at Barcelona's nightclubs, but if you prefer a mellow night the relaxing atmosphere found at the city's numerous beaches, seaside bars, and ocean-view restaurants will be the perfect fit. Begin your trip by reviewing our guide with information about renting a car in Barcelona and driving in Spain.


    More Common Questions About Renting a Car in Barcelona...

    How Old Do You Need to Be to Rent a Car in Barcelona?

    To rent a vehicle in Barcelona through Auto Europe you are required to be at least 21 year old and have your drivers’ license for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers who are 21-24 years old may be required to pay a young driver surcharge of $11 CAD up to $21 CAD per day depending on the rental supplier.

    Contact Auto Europe for your Barcelona RentalCan I use my Canadian license to drive in Barcelona?

    As well as your domestic driver's license, Spain mandates that international drivers must acquire an international driver's permit (IDP). International drivers are lawfully expected to have an IDP in Spain, therefore we recommend that all our clients get an IDP prior to their trip. For additional details on utilizing an IDP in Spain and useful information like how to acquire an IDP and where to apply for your permit, visit our International Driver's Permit FAQ page.

    Can I drive my rental car into neighboring countries?

    When renting a vehicle in Barcelona most car categories have the ability to travel throughout Western Europe without any restrictions. Luxury vehicles, 4x4s, large vans and some automatics may have travel restrictions due to insurance regulations that have been placed on them.


    Discover More of Spain with a Rental Car in Barcelona

    Explore more of Spain during your time in Barcelona by taking a road trip across Spain and seeing as much of this beautiful country as you can. With historic cities and landmarks just a short drive away, day trips outside of Barcelona are a great way to enhance your time in Spain. Start planning your travel itinerary with Auto Europe!

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    Barcelona to Madrid in a Rental Car  Barcelona to Madrid 388 MIs 624 KMs 6h 7 mins
    Barcelona to Valencia in a Rental Car  Barcelona to Valencia 218 MIs 351 KMs 3h 33 mins
    Barcelona to Malaga in a Rental Car  Barcelona to Malaga 601 MIs 968 KMs 9h 35 mins
    Barcelona to Toulouse in a Rental Car  Barcelona to Toulouse 246 MIs 396 KMs 4h 2 mins
    Barcelona to Montpellier in a Rental Car  Barcelona to Montpellier 216 MIs 348 KMs 3h 42 mins

    What Types of Vehicles does Auto Europe Rent in Barcelona?

    Believe in Auto Europe to help you discover the perfect Barcelona rental-car at a cost that can not be beat. Not only do we guarantee the lowest rates on car rentals in Barcelona, Auto Europe has great rates on short term leases, vans, chauffeurs, and luxury cars too! Regardless of what your transportation requirements are, we've got a great rate to suit your needs.

    • Luxury Car Rentals Barcelona - Auto Europe has great prices on luxurious vehicles in Barcelona. Compare rates among well-known models including Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Porsche, Range Rover, Volvo, and more. Check out our excellent rates in Barcelona!
    • Van Rental Barcelona - A van rental in Barcelona helps to ensure that individuals can travel in comfort without having to sacrifice baggage space. Auto Europe provides the largest choice of minivans to choose from so you can find the size and price point that best fits your needs.
    • Barcelona Motorhome Rentals - Auto Europe is a leader in all areas of international transportation. Rent a motorhome in Barcelona and tour the region in a unique and unforgettable way. Drivers outside the European Union make sure to obtain an IDP before you pick-up your motorhome.
    • Short Term Car Lease - Auto Europe has partnered together with Citroen to offer our clients excellent short term leasing selections in Barcelona for those taking an extended vacation in Spain. Vacationers planning on staying in Europe over 21 days can lease a Citroen vehicle with Auto Europe and enjoy a number of wonderful benefits over conventional car rentals.