Europcar in Spain
Renting a car in Spain is the best way to experience the country’s incredible panoramas and diverse landscapes: the stunning beaches of Mallorca and Tenerife, Andalusia's rugged mountains, and cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona . Whether you’re looking for car or van rental, Europcar’s trusted fleet will help you get your adventure underway.
Europcar counts 151 stations across Spain, spread out in practical locations for you to begin your Spanish trip. Ideal if you’re spending a weekend in the city or traveling through the country.
Europcar car rental specific offers and benefits in Spain
Customers can also get access to the following advantages when choosing Europcar Spain.
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Driving in Spain
The national speed limit is 120 km/h on autopistas (freeways) and four-lane roads, 100 km/h on roads with more than one lane in both direction, and 90 km/h on ordinary roads.
In cities, notably Madrid and Barcelona, there are specific rules for bus lanes. Some of the lanes are marked with "BUS-VAO" which stands for "Vehículos de Alta Ocupación" ("High Occupancy Vehicles"). This means that those lanes are exclusive to buses, motorcycles, and cars with at least two people on board.
A paid parking system is enforced throughout the country. In Madrid there are regulated "SER" parking zones, where spaces are indicated by blue or green lines. Parking is limited to 1 or 2 hours in these zones.
There are also blue parking zones indicated by "zona azul" or "zona O.R.A." signs. Maximum stay here is limited to two hours during the day, however there is no limit during 8pm to 8am.
Be aware that the police often give on the spot fines. These are reduced by 50% if you pay within 20 days of the fine occurring. Visiting motorists must pay their fines immediately.
When you’re driving in Spain, you’ll encounter tolls on the autopistas. You can pay for these either with cash or credit cards. Most tolls also have an electronic payment system called “Telepeaje” or “Via T”. Drivers can buy these transmitters from banks or petrol stations and attach it to the windscreen of the vehicle.