Car rentals in Madrid: All you need to know
A Madrid car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Madrid. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Madrid?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Madrid has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Madrid?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Madrid?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York town means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Madrid in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Madrid?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Madrid is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to discover what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Madrid require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Madrid rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Madrid?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Madrid adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Madrid car rental today
You know you can depend on a great car that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Madrid car rental. See you on the road.