Our Barcelona Airport, Diagonal Mar/Hilton and Rambla/Catalunya fleets have cars and minibuses to suit every party size and budget. There are compact saloons and family estates for city driving to rugged 4x4s for exploring the mountainous countryside around Barcelona. If you plan on driving along the coastline then sports cars and convertibles are the perfect luxury choice. At Sants Train Station, Barcelona Centre/Eixample and Barcelona Paral.lel-Port we also have vans available. These are ideal if you are relocating within the city or have business and exhibition materials to transport. Our car hire vehicles are supplied by trusted names like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche and include cars adapted for different mobility needs. Ensure a stress-free city visit by selecting from our range of attractive extras when you reserve your car hire in Barcelona. Sat Navs help you navigate the city's busy streets while child seats keep younger family members safe. We also have special deals on additional drivers, extra insurance and unlimited mileage packages and are happy to welcome younger drivers under 25.
We have desks at both terminals of the airport and one at Sants Station, all are clearly signposted in the arrivals areas. The Barcelona Centre/Eixample branch is on bus routes A1, L94 and L95 while the Diagonal Mar/Hilton branch is located in the Hilton Hotel lobby. This is near the El Maresme/Forum Station on Metro Line 4. Barcelona Paral.lel-Port is reached by several bus routes and is near the Paral.lel station of Metro Line 2. Our Rambla branch is easy to spot at the junction of Rambla Catalunya and Carrer Valencia.
Barcelona is a large city with many narrow streets and complicated road systems. As a popular year-round destination and a city with large residential and working populations, Barcelona also suffers from congested streets. A Sat Nav certainly makes navigating the city less stressful. Children are not allowed to travel in the front seats of cars in Spain.
There are nearly fifty multistorey car parks in Barcelona which become increasingly expensive as you get nearer the city centre. Visitors are advised not to park on the streets unless it is clearly indicated as a meter parking zone. Parking regulations are strictly enforced and illegally parked vehicles are quickly towed away.
The attractions of Barcelona span several districts from the port areas to the modernistic architecture of Eixample, the medieval buildings in the Old City or the hilly Montjuïc area with its stunning views. A car rental in Barcelona is the perfect way to get a feel for these distinct areas. Another way to get a panoramic view is by taking a ride on the historic Harbour Cable Car that connects Barceloneta with Montjuïc. Barcelona's history stretches back to the days of Ancient Rome. This can be explored at the Temple of Augustus or in the town's many museums. And, of course, time must be found for a day on Barcelona's beautiful beaches and an evening stroll down the tree-lined Las Ramblas.
SEE THE FAMOUS CATALAN ART NOUVEAU
The spectacular La Sagrada Familia, started in 1882, is the work of Antoni Gaudi. This building is unique in the way nature was used to inspire its architecture and for the fact that although consecrated in 2010 the basilica is still far from complete. La Sagrada Familia is not the only Gaudi work to be enjoyed in the city. The Casa Batlló fuses ceramics, stone and forged iron in a fantastical Art Nouveau way while the undulating La Pedrera is one of the most imaginative houses in the history of design. Many other buildings and parks around the city bear the Gaudi influence including the strange iron dragon gate at the Finca Güell.
The beautiful Montserrat mountain range with its monastery brings a welcome breath of fresh air after the bustle of the city. Ancient buildings mingle with modern structures in this park area while rock climbers, cyclists and hikers find plenty to enjoy.
Distances to Montserrat Monastery
- From Barcelona Airport: 34 miles about 45 minutes
- From our Las Ramblas branch: 33.5 miles, about 60 minutes
Another famous Catalan figure is Salvador Dalí known for his surrealist paintings. The Dalí Museum in his home town of Figueres is laid out in his house and is just as surreal as his work.
Distances to Figueres
- From Barcelona Airport: 93 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes
- From our Las Ramblas branch: 86 miles, about 1 hour 30 minutes
Some of the most charming beaches in the area can be found at Sitges. This Golden Coast town enjoys a micro climate making its beaches popular all year round. The town also has a rich history highlighted in several museums.
Distances to Sitges
- From Barcelona Airport: 16.5 miles, about 25 minutes
- From our La Ramblas branch: 24 miles, about 40 minutes
Barcelona has a long-standing industrial heritage dating back to textile production in the mid-18th century and was a European leader of the Industrial Revolution. Today tourism and manufacturing are its biggest economic sectors. Manufacturing includes textiles and pharmaceuticals as well as vehicles and the city is the headquarters of SEAT. The Fira de Barcelona is the second largest convention centre in Europe, hosting at least one national or international event each week.
Distances to the Fira de Barcelona
- From Barcelona Airport: 5 miles, about 10 minutes
- From our Las Ramblas branch: 3.5 miles, about 15 minutes