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Barcelona Airport El Prat is the city's main airport and is located about 17 km/11 miles from the city centre. It is the second-largest airport in Spain and the largest airport on the Mediterranean coast, for which it is best known.
Why rent a car in Barcelona Airport
Check Orbitcarhire.com if you are looking for a cheap car rental in Barcelona Airport. Our team negotiates with all the major car rental companies to bring you exclusive deals and the lowest prices on a range of vehicles. We will always do our best to provide a service that will make your car rental in Barcelona Airport hassle-free. If you have any further questions about car rental at Barcelona Airport, you can also contact Orbit Car Hire where we offer 24/7 customer support.
Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Sea in northeastern Spain, is the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Spain. It is modern, pulsating with energy, art, music, festivals, and life, and has a unique culture. On its doorstep are cliffs, beautiful beach resorts, and fresh seafood.
Where to pick up your Barcelona Airport rental car
Picking up your rental car at Barcelona Airport is an easy process when booking with Orbit Car Hire. You will find brands such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Goldcar, and Enterprise to have rental kiosks inside or near the terminal. You will find your rental car pick-up instructions on your voucher, you can also see it while searching for offers through Orbit Car Hire.
Barcelona Airport has a tourist information desk located in the arrivals hall. The agents on the information desk will also be able to provide all needed information about all car rental companies in Spain. So if you have any doubt after you land, simply walk to them and ask them for instructions on how to find your rental car in Spain.
The good thing about renting a car is that you do not have to wait for anyone and you have the freedom to go where you want. There is only one way to leave the airport by car, so you can easily find your way around. Look for the signs to the C-31 or C-32 to Barcelona, which will take you to Gran Via or Ronda Del Litoral, the main roads into the city.
Most popular rental cars at Barcelona Airport
The most popular rental car in Barcelona Airport is the Mini or economy car category as they are the most suitable l for driving through busy streets and cities.
Hire a car at Barcelona Airport (BCN)
Barcelona's Airport is the second largest airport in Spain and with its two terminals offers a good range of facilities for travellers wishing to use the airport.
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas, Barcelona -El Prat Aeroport, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat
Iata code: BCN
ICAO code: LEBL
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Spain?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Spain?
The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.
Do I need car insurance in Spain?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Spain with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Spain?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Spain?
An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Spain?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Spain?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as VW Up, Fiat 500, and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Spain?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise rent a car, OK rent a car and Centauro.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Spain?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are VW Up, Fiat Panda, VW Polo, Nissan Micra, Fiat 500.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Spain?
Most car hires in Spain offer unlimited mileage in their offers
What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.
Are there any hidden fees in my Spain car hire?
There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:
- Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
- One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
- The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
- Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
- Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).
We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.
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