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Barcelona is one of Europe`s most appealing cities. Famous for its wildly inventive Sagrada Familia cathedral, the surreal architecture of Antoni Gaudi, and the footballing artistry of FC Barcelona, the city offers an irresistible blend of culture, sport, and history.

It`s also a city where having your own wheels can be a huge benefit. For starters, you can whizz from one end of the city to another via the Ronda de Dalt, and get from El Prat Airport to the center of town as quickly as possible.

With a rental car in Barcelona, you can also visit charming Gerona, with its medieval heart, or drive down the coast to Tarragona to see its Roman remains. The Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres will be easily within reach, along with the Monastery of Santa María de Poblet, which houses the tombs of the Kings of Aragon. You`ll also be able to get to the Camp Nou to see Barcelona play, or cruise the coast looking for a deserted beach.

Spring is an ideal time to go. By May, the sunshine will be almost constant, and temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are scorching, while winters are mild and the crowds won`t be a problem – so there`s no bad time to go.

When you get to Barcelona, you`ll find a population which specializes in welcoming tourists. English is commonly spoken, as is French (being so close to the border).

While Spanish is almost universally understood, locals tend to speak Catalan – a related but very different language. If you want to make friends, a couple of words of Catalan will work wonders. Catalans also use the Euro, and ATMs are everywhere.

If you`re driving from the airport, expect the journey to take around 30 minutes. If you are driving to the north, have a few Euros in your pocket to pay the toll on the AP-7 (where the “P” stands for pay).

Other than that, remember that the locals drive on the right and plan your parking options before you drive. There are plenty of underground lots in the city center, so you should be fine.

Cheap Car Rental in Barcelona

Prices for car hire in Barcelona can start as low as $15 per day. In general, here are some representative prices:

  • $18-20 for a smaller vehicle like a Ford Focus or a Hyundai I10
  • $25-30 for a compact model like the Opel Astra
  • $45-50 for a high-quality coupe like the BMW Series 2 Active Tourer
  • $65-75 for a luxury larger vehicle like the Mercedes Benz C Class
  • $100 for a premium option like the BMW Series 5

Handy Tips for Finding a Car Rental in Barcelona as Cheaply as Possible

If you want to find a cheap car hire in Barcelona, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

For starters, it`s worth noting that prices vary between the airport and pick up locations in Downtown Barcelona or near Sants station. The cheapest deals are almost always to be found at the airport, where prices can be $5 cheaper per day than picking up Downtown.

You can save money by booking well in advance, and by traveling in the winter or spring off seasons. Expect prices in mid-summer to be significantly higher than the fall or spring.

Shop around as well. We offer a wide selection of international and local rental companies. Their prices always vary, so filter your results and find a deal that beats everyone else.

Things to Remember When You Rent a Car in Barcelona

Firstly, you will need to be at least 21 years-old to rent a car in Barcelona, and to have held your license for over one year. There`s also a chance of surcharges for drivers under 25 or senior drivers, so check before you travel.

Everyone traveling by car must wear a seat belt, and mobile phone use is also strictly prohibited, although hands-free systems are fine.

When you buy fuel, look for “gasolina” (standard gas), “gasoleo” (diesel), or sin plomo 95 (standard unleaded).

Be prepared to encounter a roundabout or two, as well. There aren`t many of these in the USA, so familiarize yourself with how they work. Generally, it`s best to use the inside lane to find your exit, then feed onto the outer lane carefully, before leaving the roundabout. It takes a little practice, but it`s simple once you get the hang of it.

Speed limits:

  1. On the Autopistas (with an “A” or an “E” before their number), the limit is 120 kph (73mph).
  2. On dual carriageway roads, the limit is 100 kph (62 mph).
  3. On all other roads outside towns, the limit is 90kph (56 mph).
  4. There is a speed limit of 50 kph (30 mph) in all built-up areas, including central Barcelona.

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What travel writers say

Shimmering in blue, green and every interpretation of turquoise, Casa Batlló is one of the most celebrated Gaudi architecture pieces in the city of Barcelona and my personal favourite. The exterior is influenced by nature and as such possesses no straight lines (as Gaudi himself noted nature does not possess any). Despite the grandiose of the building, the details are intricate and can leave you perplexed in awe.

Brooke Saward

Hello! My name is Brooke. I’m originally from Australia but have long had an ongoing desire to travel the world and share my stories with others.

If it’s your first time visiting Barcelona, I’d highly recommend checking out the Barcelona Tourist Card. You can free unlimited public transit (including airport trips) and entry into museums. It’ll give you discounts on tours, shopping, and restaurants, along with the coveted ability to jump to the front of the line.

Kiersten Rich

Hi! I’m Kiki, a California native, who left my career in corporate finance to become a world traveler.

There’s much to see and do, from the incredible architecture of Antoni Gaudí to museums, UNESCO world heritage sites, markets, delectable tapas, and even a Mediterranean sea beach. The nightlife is also fantastic, with plenty of bars serving delicious tapas dishes that go down perfectly with an ice-cold beer or sangria. It’s easy to enjoy yourself when you’re on holiday – but remember not to overdo it!

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The best month to rent a car in Barcelona is November (when prices for an Economy class start from € 18.09). This is 44% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at € 57. 96 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Barcelona?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in November, the average rental period is 6 days.

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What’s the most popular month to rent a car in Barcelona?

The most popular month for renting a car in Barcelona is August, and the least popular is November.

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Rent a car and tour Barcelona in fashion

Barcelona Airport is located near the city of Barcelona, ​​just 14 km from the hotel. The airport is located in the city known as El Prat de Llobregat. The airport is the second largest after Madrid is called Aeropuerto de Barajas by the natives.

The airport has two terminals, and the specific one you are going to use is determined by the airline you are flying with. Transportation from the airport should not be a problem because passengers can rent a car, get a taxi, bus or book a train.

Benefits of Touring Barcelona by Car

There are a total of four companies that give travelers inexpensive car rentals, so the car rental problem won’t give you headaches. Perhaps the best travel option, because car rental;

  • With your own car you will be free to drive on the coast or inland into the mountains. There is a public means of transport that can take you there obviously, but you are going to miss the chance to stop by the way and have experience in the vineyards along the way.
  • You plan your own schedule. No one will rush you as you tour the best places in Barcelona.
  • It’s cheaper to rent a car because the rates stay the same compared to taxis that charge extra for the luggage you carry or the time of day. For example, you pay additional fees at night.

There are restrictions when it comes to car rental. For example, you must be 21 years of age or older to rent a car and your license must be at least a year old. Seat belts along with car seats for young children are a must. Speed ​​limits 31 mph/50kph in city, 55 mph/90kph on open roads and 74mph/120kph on roads.

Barcelona tourist destinations


Barcelona boasts 4.2 km of sandy beaches just 10 minutes from the city. There are four main beach areas, and you can bask in any at your own convenience.

Barceloneta Beach is the first of Barcelona’s four beaches and tends to get very busy during the summer. This is because the weather is always ideal for various activities such as swimming, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Other beaches include Ic Sitges beach, Mar Bella beach, ária. Sitges Beach is outside the city of Barcelona and you will need to use the train. This journey is about 30 minutes from Sants train station. To avoid the inconvenience of being forced to take the train, consider hiring a car from a cheap car rental company.

Apart from the beaches, there are countless other tourist destinations in Barcelona

City History Museum

This is a museum that tells about the history of Barcelona. It is famous for its underground ruins, which contain the remains of ancient Roman buildings.

Sagrada Familia

This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Barcelona. This is an unfinished church that was run by Antoni Gaudí’s method, although it’s original architect was Francisco de Paula.

Park Güell

This is one of the most unique parks in the world. It has whimsical pavilions and an outstanding grand staircase, which were designed by Antonio Gaudí.

Barcelona may not have toured in one day, because as a tourist destination, it has so many. If possible rent a car, so you can visit at least a couple of them, at your own convenience.

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