Discover the country of sunshine and passion at your own pace with a car hire in Spain! Auto Europe offers quality car rental services at competitive prices. With our global network of partner companies we have a vast, modern fleet of cars at your disposal at all major pick-up points in the country. Our exceptional customer care service will ensure that all of your personal requirements are met at the highest standard. Call our toll-free number to speak to one of our agents or browse our extensive website for our latest offers.
A car hire in Spain allows you to explore the breathtaking landscape and sunny beaches of this beautiful country in the Iberian Peninsula. Pick up a car in Valencia and drive down the scenic coastline to one of Spain´s many seaside towns and cities. Arrange a car hire in Madrid and drive northwest to explore Galicia and its rich Celtic past, or directly north and experience the unique and proud culture of the Basque Country. Travel around and immerse yourself in the diverse and distinct regions of Spain at your own pace with Auto Europe!
For further driving tips and information on Spain, we have written a simple to understand guide that can be found here.
Drivers are expected to carry the following items with them in their vehicle at all times:
Toll roads are denoted by the letters "AP", followed by the road number. Exits (salida) are denoted by a number. Drivers take a ticket upon entry into a toll road and payment is made at an exit booth. Cash and credit cards are accepted as methods of payment. Toll fees vary and may be higher during peak times. Lanes for credit card payments are denoted by a credit card logo or by the word tarjetas (cards).
Drivers in Spain must be at least 18 years of age. However, to rent a car in Spain you must be between the ages of 21 to 75.
Spain is a member of the Eurozone and its currency is the euro (€). Crash can be withdrawn from Spanish cash machines and ATMs. They accept all foreign cards such as VISA, Cirrus, American Express, and Citibank. Your bank may charge you commission for making cash withdrawals abroad. Though it is common to pay for goods with credit and debit cards, be advised that not all shops may accept payment with them. In addition, it is legally required to present personal identification when paying with credit or debit cards in Spain.
Spain lies within Central European Time (CET), which is +01:00 of GMT
The official language of Spain is Spanish, otherwise known as Castilan. Regional dialects are also spoken in Catalonia (Catalan), Galicia (Galician), and in the Basque Country (Basque, a non-Romance language which differs greatly from Castilan). It is useful to make note of the regional dialect of the area of Spain you are planning to visit in order to minimise communication issues. Most Spanish people who live in areas renowned for tourism will have varying levels of English competency. However, many people in Spain do not speak or understand English, even those who reside in the main tourist areas.
The voltage in Spanish outlets is 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, alternating at 50 cycles per second. A voltage converter is required if your electrical device does not accept this voltage. Outlets in Spain accept plugs with two round pins (predominate plug type in Europe and Asia). Appliances from the UK and Ireland will require an adaptor for use in Spain.
Spain is a member of the European Union (EU). EU citizens visiting Spain may stay in the country for up to three months per six-month period. Irish citizens do not require a visa to enter Spain, but your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. EU citizens planning to stay for more than three months must contact the Spanish government for residency requirements.
Embassy of Ireland
Paseo de la Castellana 46-4
28046 Madrid, Spain
Telephone:34 91 436 4093
Visa Phone Line: +34 91 431 9784
Fax: +34 91 435 1677
Besides car hire, we are also offering motorhome hire in Spain. Such a way of travelling will make you even more flexible on your holidays. With accommodation on wheels, it is one worry less when planning your trip. Pick up your campervan in one of the Spanish cities to start touring the south of Europe. You can see the extensive list of pick-up and drop-off destinations as well as the models on offer on our booking engine.