Europcar in Spain
Renting a car in Spain is the best way to experience the country’s incredible panoramas and regional areas: the stunning beaches and seaside towns of Mallorca and Tenerife, Andalusia's rugged mountains and cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona . Whether you’re looking for car or van rental, Europcar’s trusted fleet will help you get your adventure underway.
Europcar Spain has 151 stations situated in practical locations for you to begin your Spanish trip. Ideal if you’re spending a weekend in the city or traveling on the coast.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Spain
Customers can also get access to the following advantages when choosing Europcar Spain.
Discover Europcar mobile solutions: the mobile website site and App to make your next car booking, only 5 steps and you're on the road! Download 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.
Europcar Privilege Program is our free international loyalty scheme that enables you to earn rewards every time you rent a car with us in over 140 countries worldwide. Earn a free weekend rental after your 3rd rental on public rates, skip the line and go straight to the front and it’s a free and easy sign-up.
Selection by Europcar offers a wide range of premium luxury vehicles that feature absolute style and the latest technology - it's perfect for those who want to experience a journey like no other. Choose from Mercedes-Benz GLE 250D SUV, the turbo charged Holden Commodore Redline or the newly introduced Ford Mustang EcoBoost™ Fastback and Convertible models.
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.
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. Visiting motorists must pay their fines immediately.
When you’re driving in Spain, you’ll encounter tolls on the autopistas. 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.