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Car Hire in Spain with SIXT

With car hire branches all across the country, SIXT is ready to get you on the road wherever you're travelling in Spain. Whether you are on a city break to Barcelona or Malaga, taking a road trip through the farmlands of Andalusia, or just relaxing in Alicante, we have a number of convenient locations for you to hire a SIXT vehicle from. You'll find us at major airport all over the country, as well as on the popular island destinations of Majorca, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Ibiza and Fuerteventura. Soak up the Spanish sun whilst driving along the Costa Brava by hiring a convertible with us. Or take the whole family on a holiday they won’t forget with an MPV. With a friendly customer service available 24/7, car hire in Spain has never been so easy.

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Sixt Car Hire Services in Spain

SIXT offers a range of car categories, additional extras and rental periods, as well as regularly updated deals for cheap car hire in branches all across Spain and its islands. For an extended break to Spain of weeks or months at a time, our long-term car hire allows you to explore the whole country and even return your car at a different branch to where you pick it up. The longer you book for, the cheaper the daily rate you'll pay. Be sure to add a guaranteed sat nav and an additional driver to your package so you can find your way around and share the driving.

Likewise for a weekend or week break in Spain you can find the ideal hire car with SIXT. One of our premium convertibles will really allow you to soak up the Spanish sun, while a spacious 7-seater minibus is great for families with children. You can easily add any car seats you'll need when you book to make sure you have everything you need for the trip.

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Good To Know When Visiting Spain

Is one-way car hire possible in Spain?

It is often possible to pick up your hire car in one city and drop it off in another. This does not include Spanish Islands. Please use our booking form to check availability. It is also possible to hire a car in Spain and drop it off in another European country, subject to availability.

How old do I have to be to hire a car in Spain?

In Spain the minimum age to hire a car is 18 years old. 18-year olds are restricted to economy and compact car classes. 21-year olds have more car classes to choose from and 25-year olds are free to choose from our entire fleet. There is a young driver surcharge for all drivers under 23.

What payment methods are accepted for my car hire?

You can use any major credit or debit card to hire a car with us in Spain, including American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa. The card must be issued in the name of the driver and must be present when you pick up your hire car.

What do you need to drive a hire car in Spain?

To hire a car in Spain you'll need either a full UK driving licence or an EU (or Swiss) licence. Non-EU licences are also accepted in Spain as long as you:

  1. Don't have a visa in your passport, or
  2. You have a visa and have not been in Europe for longer than 6 months

You will also have to present a passport or identity card when picking up your hire vehicle. 

How long do you have to be driving to hire a car?

You only need to have held your driving licence for a day to hire a car in Spain. For certain car categories, there are restrictions on how long you have to have held your licence for, which will become clear during the booking process.

How long can I use my UK licence in Spain?

Your UK licence will be valid for 6 months after arriving in Spain. So if you are just travelling to Spain on holiday, you will be fine with your UK licence. If you plan to stay in Spain longer than 6 months then you will need to exchange your licence for a Spanish one.

Best places to visit in Spain

  • Madrid: Soak up the culture of the Prado and Reina Sofia museums in Atocha before taking a stroll in the relaxing Retiro park. Take your SIXT hire car a bit further afield to the mountains of Manzanares El Real where you can be amongst nature in a historic town. 
  • Palma de Mallorca: Gaze in amazement at the architectural feat of its cathedral. Enjoy some time at the beautiful beach in the hip district of Portixol before driving to the historic town of Sóller in the mountains. A hire car is a must to exploring the entire island at your will.  
  • Seville: With architecture that will blow your mind, including the delightful Plaza de España in Parque de Maria Luisa. Get a different perspective and switch up your hire car for a kayak out along the Guadalquivir river, before enjoying a spot of Flamenco in the evening

Summer in Spain 

Summer in Spain isn’t summer without a trip to the beach. Visit one of Europe’s highest rated beaches in San Sebastian, before testing out their world famous pintxo snacks. Head to one of a number of national parks, such as Tablas Daimiel, where you can enjoy a hike and soak up the surrounding scenery and nature. 

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Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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