Electric Scooter Rental In Barcelona (Read Before Hiring A Scooter!)
Scooters are a familiar sight on the streets of Barcelona. A practical way to beat traffic jams and travel quickly around the city, the combination of good weather and easy parking make electric scooters an increasingly popular choice.
If you’re visiting Barcelona for a few days and fancy having fun exploring the city on two wheels. You’ll be glad to know that plenty of companies and apps that rent electric scooters in the city.
Electric scooters are widely available for rent in Barcelona. Prices vary depending on the type of scooter and the duration of the rental. The average daily rental cost is approximately €25 for an electric kick scooter or €40 for an electric moped. Hourly rates range from €10 to €30. Electric scooter sharing apps are also available and cost around 25 cents per minute.
This post contains everything you need to know when hiring an electric scooter in Barcelona, including where to rent an e-scooter in Barcelona, where to park, rules of the road, and tips to help you have fun and stay safe.
Visiting Barcelona’s top sights by electric scooter
Types of electric scooters available for rent in Barcelona
Electric scooters can be divided into three main types; electric kick-scooters, self-balancing electric scooters and electric mopeds.
Each type of scooter has its own set of advantages and disadvantages that you should consider when deciding which to rent. More importantly, each type of scooter is affected by different regulations and local bylaws.
Kick-scooters, are the most popular type of electric scooter in Barcelona. With a top speed of 25 km/h, most kick-scooters fold up for easy storage and have become a popular choice for commuting within the city.
Electric kick-scooters are available for rental in Barcelona either by the hour or on a daily basis. There are also several companies that offer guided tours of Barcelona’s top sites using this type of electric scooter.
Self-balancing electric scooters
Self-balancing electric scooters, commonly referred to as Segways, first appeared on the streets of Barcelona more than ten years ago.
Unfortunately, at the time, they were unregulated and, as popularity grew, they quickly became a nuisance in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. As a result, Barcelona city council introduced laws regulating their use and Segways can now only be rented as part of a tour.
For more information about Segway tours available from the official Barcelona Tourist office click here.
Electric mopeds are basically similar to regular petrol-driven mopeds except that they are fitted with an electric motor and battery.
Electric mopeds are becoming increasingly popular with Barcelona residents, and you’ll see this type of electric scooter parked all around the city. They are most commonly rented by the minute using ride-sharing apps such as Redy but are also available to hire by the hour and by the day.
Retro styled green electric moped by Yego
Where can you ride an electric scooter in Barcelona?
Electric Kick-scooters can be ridden on cycle lanes and on roads that have a speed limit of 30 km/h; they may not be ridden on the pavement unless there is a designated cycle path.
Barcelona has an extensive network of cycle lanes that cover the entire city. At last count, there were a total of 137km of cycle lanes, all of which can be used by electric kick-scooters.
Many of Barcelona’s cycle lanes run along the side of the road, where they are separated from motorised traffic by a line of blocks. There are cycle paths in many of the city’s parks and a cycle lane that runs the entire length of Barcelona’s seafront, which is just over 4km long.
As mentioned above, self-balancing electric scooters (Segways) may only be rented when accompanied by a guide as part of a tour. Segway tours typically last two to three hours and include the beach, The Gothic Quarter, Ciutadella Park, Sagrada Familia and Av. Diagonal, all of which are very scenic areas of the city.
Electric mopeds are governed by the same laws that regulate traditional (petrol driven) mopeds. They may only be used on the streets and are not allowed to use cycle lanes or cycle paths.
Where can you park an electric scooter in Barcelona?
Electric scooters and mopeds may be parked in designated motorbike parking areas on the street; look out for diagonal white lines on the asphalt and a blue sign with the word “Motos” underneath. They may also be parked on the pavement, as long as you comply with a strict set of guidelines.
You are only allowed to park a motorbike/scooter on pavements that are more than three metres wide. There must be at least three metres for the passage of pedestrians, and the bike must not be parked close to a building or within two metres of a bus stop. More information here.
Electric scooters (including kick-scooters) may not be parked in areas that are designated for parking bicycles. They also may not be locked or chained to lamp posts, railings, signposts, benches etc. This strict, and some would say unreasonable, law was introduced in 2019 as a way of controlling the large number of unlicensed scooter-sharing companies which had sprung up in the city.
Illegally parked electric scooters get towed away. The rental company that owns the scooter is then fined and will invariably pass the cost of the fine, plus an administration charge on to the person who was renting the scooter at the time.
Areas for parking motorbikes are marked by white lines on the road
Where to rent an electric scooter in Barcelona
There are several companies that rent kick-scooters in Barcelona. Rentals are either priced per hour or per day and include the loan of a helmet (required by law) and advice about riding a scooter in Barcelona. The companies listed all get a five-star rating on TripAdvisor.
Lynx operates a fleet of top-of-the-range XIAOMI scooters and has two Barcelona offices located at Passeig de Sant Joan, 63 and Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 13. The rental price includes a helmet and charger. You can either pick up your scooter from one of their offices or have it delivered to your hotel or apartment.
Readers of this blog can get a 10% discount on Lynx e-scooter rentals plus the free use of a smartphone holder, usually €1. 50, by using the code BCNlowdown10% during checkout.
Jetscoot rent three different types of electric scooters from their offices at Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 29. They also have other offices where they rent e-bikes, jet skis and other water sports equipment. Rentals are priced on a per-hour basis.
Rent Electric rent a range of electric vehicles, including e-scooters, e-bikes and Renault Twizy electric cars. Rental prices are per hour and include a helmet and map.
For longer stays, or if you are thinking of moving to Barcelona, GoMeep rent electric scooters on a monthly basis at a very competitive price. The minimum rental period is currently two months.
Electric scooter sharing apps
There are half a dozen electric scooter sharing apps in Barcelona, each of which has a fleet of easily identified electric mopeds that are parked at designated motorbike parking areas throughout the city.
All of the apps work roughly the same way. In my experience with Yego, after installing the app, you have to create an account. You then enter your credit card details and upload a photo of your driving licence and ID card or passport and wait until your account is approved. The approval process can take up to two days, so it’s best to install the app before you arrive in Barcelona.
Electric scooters near the Agbar Tower
Once your account is approved, you can use the app to find and reserve the nearest available scooter. Once you have booked a scooter, you have 15 minutes to start your journey.
The price charged by the apps is around 25 cents per minute. This includes two helmets which are stored in the top box or under the seat and insurance. The minutes used are accumulated and charged to your credit card at the end of each month.
Please check full details when installing the app because each company has different policies and fees. Ecooltra, for example, offers prepaid packs and contracts, which may work out cheaper than renting by the minute.
The most popular e-scooter sharing apps in Barcelona are:
Yego is a Barcelona based start-up that currently rents scooters in Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga Paris and Bordeaux (France). Yego operates a fleet of green retro-styled electric mopeds which look like vintage Lambrettas or Vespas and are a fun way of getting around the city in style.
Ecooltra is currently the largest e-scooter sharing company in Europe with a network that covers Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris and Rome, making them a good choice if you will also be visiting one or more of these cities.
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Acciona is a Spanish e-scooter sharing company that currently rents electric mopeds in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Rome. The Acciona bikes have two power options (equivalent to a 50cc or 100cc petrol moped), which makes them a good choice if two of you are on the bike.
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Spanish car manufacturers SEAT has a large factory just outside Barcelona. A few years ago, they started manufacturing a series of electric motorbikes, a fleet of which are operated in Barcelona under the brand name SEAT MÓtosharing. The SEAT scooters have three power options, the most powerful of which is equivalent to a 125cc motorbike.
The popular electric scooter sharing app Reby operates in Barcelona using a fleet of stripped down and rather basic looking electric mopeds.
Founded in 2018, the company initially operated a fleet of kick-scooters in the city. When local bylaws were introduced in 2019 restricting their use, the company withdrew its fleet of kick-scooters (which can still be hired in other Spanish cities) and started operating electric mopeds instead.
Electric scooter tours in Barcelona
There are several companies which offer tours of Barcelona by electric scooters. Tours typically last from one to three hours and take in many of the city’s most famous sites.
Segwayday offers several itineraries by electric scooter, Segways and (petrol) mopeds from their office at Carrer d’en Rull, 2, Barcelona.
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Electric kick scooters may be used in public parks
Rules covering the use of electric scooters in Barcelona
Electric scooters are classed as motor vehicles and have to follow the same rules of the road as other motor vehicles; they are also subjected to a series of specific laws and by-laws, which are listed below. For general information about general traffic laws, you should check the DGT website (in Spanish) or click here for information in English.
Laws governing the use of electric kick-scooters
The following rules apply to electric kick-scooters in Barcelona.
- Electric kick-scooters may be driven on roads with a 30 km/h maximum speed limit and on cycle lanes or cycle paths.
- They may not be ridden on the pavement unless there is a designated cycle path. The maximum possible fine is €500.
- The maximum speed for kick-scooters is 25km/h when ridden on a cycle lane on the road or 10km/h on cycle lanes that are on pavements or in pedestrianised areas.
- They may also be ridden in parks, maximum speed 10km/h.
- Electric kick-scooters may NOT be parked in areas designated for parking bicycles (more information above).
- The minimum age for riding an electric kick scooter with a top speed of 25 km/h is 15 years, although some rental companies set a minimum age of 16.
- Electric kick-scooters with a max speed of 25 km/h can be ridden without a driving licence.
- You must wear a helmet when riding an e-scooter in Barcelona.
There’s more information on the Barcelona Town Hall website.
Rules governing the use of electric mopeds
The following rules apply to electric mopeds in Barcelona
- The minimum age for riding an electric moped in Spain is 16, although most rental companies require you to be 18.
- A driving licence is required, class A1, A2, A or class B with two years experience. EU driving licences are valid in Spain. If you have a US driving licence, you will also need an IDP (International Driving Permit). At the moment, UK driving licences may be used in Spain for a period of up to six months without an IDP.
- Electric mopeds may be used on roads with a maximum speed limit of 30 or 50km/h.
- Electric mopeds are not allowed on ring roads or motorways.
- A helmet must be worn when riding an electric moped.
- Insurance is obligatory and included in the price charged by hire companies and apps.
- Electric mopeds may be parked on the road in the areas designated for motorbikes and, under certain conditions, on the pavement. There’s more information earlier in the article.
General advice for riding an electric scooter or moped in Barcelona
Traffic in Barcelona is heavy and often congested, so you should always drive defensively and leave room for error.
A large percentage of road users ride motorbikes, and because of this, car drivers are generally very accustomed to the fact that motorcycles pass them on either side. However, you should watch out for other motorcyclists who will assume that you will take advantage of every available gap in the traffic.
Kick-scooters have the advantage that they can use cycle lanes. However, some cycle lanes run in the opposite direction to the rest of the traffic, and you should be wary of pedestrians stepping off the pavement without looking both ways.
Likewise, when using cycle paths that are marked on pavements and pedestrianised areas, you should watch out for pedestrians who may suddenly walk into the cycle path. Unlike cycle lanes on the roads, which are separated from the cars by blocks or a kerb, cycle lanes on pavements are usually only marked by a painted line.
If you decide to leave the scooter parked on the pavement, make sure you comply with the rules linked above. Illegally parked scooters do get towed away, sometimes three or four at a time.
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In searching for the best Barcelona scooter rental I looked high and low.
Sometimes though, the information is right under your nose – or in this case, right on the street with the sheer amount of white scooters with the emblematic blue Cooltra logo cruising around the city.
Not only is it one of the first Barcelona scooter rental places, but it’s found throughout Europe and they’ve recently added 15,000 brand new scooters to their fleet.
Cooltra counts 7 seven pickup and drop off points in Barcelona so no matter where you stay in the city you’ll be a stone’s throw away from your scooter.
It’s also the best rent a scooter place in Barcelona on Tripadvisor.
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Barcelona Scooter Rental Prices and Conditions
There’s hardly a better Barcelona scooter rental option for price-quality ratio. At Cooltra you can get a scooter for as little as €26.00 a day with the average daily rental price hitting €33.00.
The above prices refer to a standard rental of 50 or 125 cc bikes like the Peugeot Tweet or similar, which will easily get two people around the city.
Definitely do some calculations but if there’s two of you and you rent a scooter for a few days you’ll be surprised just how cheap and convenient this can be.
Just make sure you add in the BARCELONAHACKS discount code.
To rent you’ll need to leave a standard €150.00 deposit for standard scooters (€300.00 Plus/€750.00 Premium, €1500.00 Super Premium) using cash or credit that’ll be given back to you at the end of the rental.
All Barcelona scooter rental prices include:
- Scooter rental.
- 1 helmet (additional helmets are extra).
- Accident and theft insurance (excess from €500 to €4000)
- Roadside assistance
- Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the rental
Potential add-ons (based on a typical three day rental):
- Lock (€1.33 a day)
- Additional driver (€1.67 a day)
- Second helmet (€3.33 a day)
- Scooter delivery (€20.00, max 10 km from pick up shop)
- Scooter pick up (€20.00, max 10 km from pick up shop)
- Top Case €3.33 a day)
Gasoline is not included but you can fill the tank with about €8.00 and it’ll allow you to ride 100 km!
Why is Cooltra the Best Scooter Rental in Barcelona?
Above all else because the experience is professional and hassle-free.
After showing up at the the Via Laietana location I was in and out in a matter of minutes after speaking with a couple of courteous workers – in English of course.
It was only natural to head down to the beach as the first stop. From there it was up Calle Marina 10 minutes to get to La Sagrada Familia. I then took a ride to Passeig de Gracia with its famous shops and twin architectural wonders of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.
After a couple more stops at Ciutadella Park and a quick drive through the Born district I ended the day in fashion in Plaça d’Espanya for the early Magic Fountain show.
Simply put, when renting a scooter in Barcelona you can cover a lot of ground in just a few hours. The bike itself didn’t give me any problems, was lightweight and maneuverable, and perfect for getting around the city.
They’re Delivered Bike Rentals in Barcelona
One thing that really stands out for Cooltra is the convenience: in fact they’ll deliver the bike to you if your Barcelona hotel or Barcelona hostel (or any arranged pickup point) is within a 20 km radius of the purchase point.
There’s 24 Hour Support
Again, not only is the customer service at Cooltra second to none, but you’ll get support in English 24 hours a day for all your needs across three different mediums.
Phone: +34 93 706 6912
Whatsapp: +34 692 920 994
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If you’re a bit nervous about your navigation skills there’s a great one day scooter rental that’ll give you GPS plus 4 different pre-configured tours allowing you to see Barcelona’s top attractions in no time.
Not looking for structure? You’re free to shut it off and ride free.
This service through industry leader Vesping includes: a Vespa, GPS, a full tank, 2 helmets, and insurance.
Scooter rentals with GPS start at just 65 euros a day and are picked up near Sagrada Familia.
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Why Rent a Scooter in Barcelona?
Because mother nature says so. Barcelona, owing to its hot climate and dry pavement has the highest scooter usage in Europe. There’s nothing like that cool air blowing in your face on a hot day.
It optimises time. With Cooltra you move quicker than public transport and you see more attractions.
If you come by cruise ship it’s the only way to see everything in half a day outside of having a limousine waiting for you at the port. The Port Vell or Via Laietana pick up points are super close to the docks.
It also gives you access to sites outside the city like the vintage amusement park with a view at Mount Tibidabo or any of Barcelona’s natural parks.
The saw-like Montserrat mountain and its stunning monastery is also within reach.
In the end style matters. A Barcelona scooter rental is a unique experience, offers much more freedom than public transport, and is a great photo opportunity!
Most of all it’s easy, just like riding a bicycle.
Trust me, I’m Canadian. If I can do it so can you.
Renting a Scooter in Barcelona FAQ
Can I rent a 50 cc or 125 cc with a regular driver’s license?
Can I drive my scooter outside of Barcelona?
Yes, you can take it anywhere within a 100 km radius.
Can two people ride at a time?
Do I need to leave a deposit when renting a scooter in Barcelona?
Yes, you’ll need to leave at €150.00 deposit for most basic models.
Do I need a credit card?
No, you can pay with prepaid cards or in cash.
Is Cooltra trustable?
It’s the highest rated Barcelona scooter rental place on Tripadvisor so I’d say yes 😉
Can I leave it parked in the street overnight?
Can I park wherever I want?
No, only in designated scooter parking zones and sidewalks wider than 3 meters (unless otherwise specified. )
What happens if I get fined?
You’ll have to pay it yourself 😉 In the event the fine gets sent to Cooltra it’ll be applied to your bill. In general I suggest you obey traffic laws!
Is insurance included in my Barcelona scooter rental?
Yes, be it theft or accident insurance.
Are there any limits on kilometers when renting a scooter in Barcelona?
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As soon as you enter our office near the Sagrada Familia, our staff will take care of you and help you choose the most interesting route for you. Our goal is to make sure you have the best experience in Barcelona. We know the best places to dine, drink, enjoy the views, see all the monuments and more to get the most out of Barcelona for you. Are you ready for a new journey? If yes, then order a scooter right now!
What is Vesping?
Vesping is one of the first scooter rental companies in Barcelona, with a history of more than 10 years. We wanted to introduce the concept of scooter rental and invented a new way to explore the city. We are in love with Barcelona and want to share it with all the travelers who come to our city.
Our fleet of mopeds covers the needs of any customer, from a standard 50cc moped to a 300cc scooter. Included in rent:
● Helmet – for your safety
● Anti-theft lock
● Unlimited kilometers – ride all you want!
Where are we?
Our offices are located in Passatge de Simó 24, next to one of Barcelona’s most popular monuments, the Sagrada Familia. So the beginning of an unforgettable journey will begin right outside the doors of our office =). In addition, the office is very easy to reach by public transport, so you can easily find our office and get to it in comfort.
What do you need to rent?
To rent a scooter from us, you need to make just a few clicks:
1. In the “Booking” window, click “Book”:
2. Select the date and time:
3. Add insurance (optional):
4. Fill in the data about yourself:
5. Click “Pay”:
That’s it! Next, we will send you a booking confirmation to your email and the scooter you have chosen will be waiting for you at our office.
What do I need to drive?
To drive a moped in Barcelona, you must have experience driving a motorcycle or scooter, this is necessary for your safety. Passport or ID, for your identification and insurance.
Visa credit card, master-card or cash for a mandatory deposit, which will be refunded upon return of the moped.
If you have any questions, you can contact us on +34 93 66 77 877 or email [email protected].
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