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Car Rental Madrid Airport

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Like all good travel websites, at Best Car Hire we compare car hire Madrid Airport to find cheap car rental Madrid Airport Spain. This will ensure that you avoid paying over-the-top fees and find an affordable car at the best price - so you end up saving money to spend on other holiday treats and hit the road to explore your holiday destination on the Spanish mainland as soon as possible!

So What is the Best Car Hire at Madrid Airport ?

The best car to hire depends on why you are looking for car hire Spain in the first place.

If you’re going on a summer holiday, on your own or with your best friend, or you are just looking for a short-term rental car to stay local then a small car like a Mini would be ideal - easy to park and cheap to run.

If you have a small family then a saloon car, a hatchback or an estate would work – plenty of space in the back to store all the luggage and enough power to plan a longer journey.

If your journey involves more passengers, requires a bit more comfort and more engine power then an SUV, MPV or people carrier would be your best choice.

If you are looking to create a good impression, at a job interview or a special occasion like a wedding, then a luxury car may be the vehicle of choice for you.

Which Car Hire Company is at Madrid Airport ?

The following international car rental companies can be found at Madrid Airport :-

AvisBudgetCentauroEuropcarFireflyGoldcarHertzInterrent, Keddy By Europcar, Nomadcar, Ok Rent A Car, Rhodium, Sixt and Thrifty

Which are my Options for Standard Car Hire Madrid Airport ?

Choose from a selection of diesel or petrol, standard or economy, saloon, estate, people carrier, SUV or hatchback, with or without air conditioning, long or short term rental, automatic or manual transmission, one way rental or return and with limited or unlimited mileage. Most vehicles now come with Bluetooth hi-fi connectivity as standard but please check this at the time of booking your car.

When looking for a standard car rental Madrid Airport you can choose from the following rental car fleet makes and model :-

Nissan Micra, Fiat Linea, Volkswagen Polo, Seat Leon Estate, Seat Leon, Fiat 500, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Estate , Mini Cooper, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500 Convertible, Nissan Juke, Seat Toledo, Volkswagen Up, Opel Corsa, Peugot 208, Peugeot 308, Seat Toledo, Opel Astra, Smart Fortwo, Smart Forfour, Ford Focus Estate, Mercedes C Class, Citroen C4 Cactus, BMW i3 Electric, Toyota Aygo, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, Audi A3, Toyota Aygo, Mini One, Audi A4, Mini Cooper S Convertible, Mercedes E Class, Audi A3 Convertible, Opel Insignia, Peugeot 508 and the BMW 4 Series Convertible.

SUV Car Hire Madrid Airport

Most holidaymakers who look to hire SUV Madrid Airport (Sports Utility Vehicle), benefit from its ability to carry more people than your average car, more cost-effective fuel consumption, safer due to their more robust chassis, more comfortable driving off-road on rough terrain due to their extremely efficient  suspension and additional hill climbing control due to front-wheel or four-wheel drive (4WD) - which come in handy for the tough terrain.

When arranging an SUV car rental Madrid Airport to transport the family around, the fleet of cars for hire are : - Nissan Qashqai, BMW X1, BMW X3, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes GLE.

Minivan or People Carrier Hire Madrid Airport

A minivan or people carrier is the best economical choice of vehicles for all those occasions where you need to transport multiple groups of people such as wedding celebrations, honeymoon perhaps, wedding anniversary, children’s parties, a hen party, stag parties or a sporting event package. If you are arriving at Madrid Airport and your group of friends on vacation want to hire a people carrier or a minivan to travel to your luxury holiday villa or to have a fun golf outing at one of the many golf courses in Spain, we recommend that you book the best MPV at least two months in advance. As such, you will find that the availability of rentals cars at Madrid Airport will be easier and you will get cheaper people carrier rental rates. The summer time, Christmas and Easter holidays are our busiest times for MPV  (Multi Purpose Vehicle) or people carrier hire Madrid Airport bookings, so it is best to book early and plan your car hire accordingly.

We find that travellers benefit from a people-carrier hire Madrid Airport especially when they need a car rental, be it a 6 seater, 7 seater, 8 seater or even 9 seater vehicle for their road trip around Spain.

With flexible seating arrangements (backseats can be easily removed to provide more luggage storage) and all-round visibility (most vehicles have a sunroof), all our people carriers or mini-vans come with refreshing air conditioning (AC), so you will remain cool and comfortable even with a load of passengers travelling in the minibus.

If you are looking for a 7 seater or a 9 seater people-carrier you can choose from the following vehicles :- Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Seat Alhambra, Peugeot Partner, Citroen C4 Picasso, Opel Zafira, Mercedes V Class, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen Touran,

Which Convertible Car Hire Madrid Airport Choices Are There ?

Most people will choose convertible car rental Madrid Airport because of the freedom this style of vehicle offers. There is nothing more exciting than feeling the warm Mediterranean sun beating down on your body while taking in the sights the sounds and the fragrances of the Spanish countryside and coastal region, while you drive to your holiday villa or luxury hotel destination.

Your best choice for a convertible car hire Madrid Airport would be the Opel Cascada, Fiat 500 Convertible, Audi A3 Convertible, Mini Cooper S Convertible or the BMW 4 Series Convertible.

Can I Book a Luxury Car Hire Madrid Airport ?

Add a little sparkle to your summer holiday by pre-booking online one of the luxury cars available at Madrid Airport. Your best choice for a luxury car rental Madrid Airport is a Bentley Continental GT SS Convertible, Range Rover Sport, or a Ferrari California.

Electric Vehicle Rental Madrid Airport

The electric car rental business is currently in its infancy due to the ongoing push by the motoring industry to improve the car battery technology to guarantee longer life and allow the electric car to travel a longer distance. Additionally, more and more cities and towns are pushing ahead making electric points and charging stations available for electric vehicles (EV's). Some car rental companies are providing electric cars to rent, but currently these are few and far between.

All Madrid car rentals are subject to availability.

What Documentation Do I Require for Madrid Airport Car Rentals ?

To help you rent a car at Madrid, we have prepared a car hire travel checklist for your cheap car rentals Madrid reservation - but to avoid a headache if you don't plan properly, you will require a valid credit card, a valid photo ID (passport or national ID), driver's license valid for 2 years and a printed version of the car rental voucher. Depending on the Brexit outcome (please see below), you may also require an International Driving Permit (IDP).  If you do not present any of the documents mentioned, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough funds on your credit card, the car rental agent may refuse to release the vehicle and no funds will be reimbursed to you.

Details of breakdown assistance, out of hours charges (if relevant), collision damage waiver (CDW), theft waiver (TW), third party liability protection (TP) and mileage allowance will be advised as part of the booking process. Additional facilities (at an extra cost) include GPS Satellite Navigational System, infant child seat, child toddler seat and booster seats

Top Tip - Cheap Car Rental Madrid Airport

As with any car hire deals, although we can supply you with details of cheap car rentals in Madrid Airport, just remember that any cheap car hire Madrid Airport may not be the best value for money, so it is wise to consider all the options when confirming your car hire booking.

Consult online reviews, as each rental car which we select for you comes with a previous renter rating stating :-

  • Overall Value For Money,
  • Cleanliness of the Car,
  • Service at the Madrid Airport Car Rental Desk,
  • Madrid car hire pick up process and
  • Car rentals Madrid Airport drop off process - 

which you may find useful when making your decision for your Madrid rent a car and which car rental companies you eventually choose for your car rental booking.

The Benefits of a Holiday Car Hire

  • Avoid worrying about taxi fares or the frustration of waiting for buses
  • Avoid safety concerns when jumping into a taxi (when available)
  • Save money when on holiday by choosing a hotel outside the city centre
  • Transportation costs are known at the outset of the holiday
  • Cram more sight-seeing into your holiday itinerary
  • Visit the beaches in Spain that public transport won’t reach

After Brexit - How Will My Travel from the UK to Spain be Affected?

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal on 31st January 2020, the rules for travel to countries still in the European Union will be changing.

The major change is that travellers will need at least 6 months left on their UK passport from their date of arrival at their destination (Madrid, Spain), however this only affects travel to certain countries.

Fortunately, as there is a considerable amount of confusion surrounding this, the website contains a simple passport checker.

Will I Need a Visa for Travel to Madrid Airport after Brexit ?

The European Commission has confirmed that visitors won’t need to apply for a visa if they are travelling this year (2019). However, from 2022 they may be required to pay a fee of €7 to enter the European Union.

The reason for this is that a transition period will take place once a Brexit deal is agreed, and this could take as much as 2 years.

Driving in the EU after Brexit

From 31st January 2020, in the event that there is no EU Exit deal, drivers may need an IDP (International Driving Permit) in addition to their UK driving license to drive in EU and EEA countries.

Further information for UK citizens travelling abroad can be found on the UK Government website.

Where is Madrid ?

Madrid is the capital city of Spain and lies on the River Manzanares with over 3.3 million inhabitants. Madrid is a popular tourist holiday resort and has many famous landmarks including the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal Theatre, the Buen Retiro Park, National Library and the Cibeles Palace and Fountain.

Don't forget to visit the many Spanish tapas bars (the quintessential and ubiquitous Spanish food) when taking a walk around the city centre, or take a seat in a flamenco restaurant and absorb the flamenco dance and music culture. Take a ride on Madrid's cable car (the Teleférico) which gives visitors to Madrid a wonderful panoramic view of many of the capital's best sights & attractions.

Currency In Madrid

The currency used in Madrid is the Euro.

For up to date exchange rates please visit our currency calculator on the Home page.

Madrid Airport Flight Information

Please click HERE for details of live flight arrivals and departures at Madrid airport

Other Car Hire Locations in Spain

Alternatively you may hire a car in MurciaGran CanariaAlicanteIbizaTenerifeMajorcaMalaga or other major airports and world-wide car rental locations.

Madrid Airport Distance Calculator

Do you have other destinations to go to after arriving at Madrid Airport? Our distance calculator will give you some indication of the travel times to the major cities in Spain.

Madrid Airport Distance Calculator

Destination Distance Journey Duration
Barcelona 618 km 5 hrs 49 mins
Valencia 358.6 km 3 hrs 32 mins
Costa Del Sol 614 km 6 hrs 4 mins
Seville 547.2 km 5 hrs 5 mins









Expert Advice to Make your Journey from Madrid go Smoothly

  1. Always ask for directions to the nearest petrol station to the rental drop-off location. Keep your fuel receipt as proof of refueling.
  2. Take time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle controls before leaving the car park
  3. Fully inspect the vehicle for signs of damage and report them to the rental desk before leaving the car park
  4. Ask for a map at the Madrid Airport car rental desk - or use Google Maps and agree your route planning in advance
  5. When visiting a location for the first time, always choose a safe parking spot like a supervised car park

Hiring A Car In Madrid

Other areas in Madrid to hire a car from - • Pilates Centro, Calle de Mesena, Madrid, Spain - Good Year Neumaticos Auto-Centro Tetuan, Calle de Huesca, Madrid, Spain - Centro de Marketing, Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, Madrid, Spain - Inmuebles Centro, Calle del Doctor Fleming, Madrid, Spain

Weather In Madrid

Shopping In Madrid

There are five areas to head for when shopping in Madrid - Salamanca, Chueca, the centre (near Puerta del Sol), Princesa and Cuatro Caminos

Car Parking In Madrid

On-street parking in Madrid. Paid parking applies to the centre of Madrid in the blue zones on Monday-Friday from 09:00-20:00 and Saturday from 09:00-15:00. In August on Monday-Saturday from 09.00-15.00 hours only. Maximum stay is 2 hours, parking rate 1 hour € 1.15, 2 hours € 2,70.