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Car Hire Companies in Madrid

Written by damien

Most people who live in the center of Madrid prefer not to use their car too often, usually keeping it in storage for weekend trips out of the city or if they have to travel anywhere in the suburbs or to one of the surrounding towns.

If you’re coming to live in Madrid for a spell and would like to enjoy the independence now and again of having a new car at your disposal, then car hire may be the answer for you.

Do you want to have your parking guaranteed when you arrive?


Car hire companies in Madrid

Photo via Visualhunt

Photo via Visualhunt

If so you pleased to discover that Madrid houses all of the major European car hire companies, such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt as well as the leading Spanish company National Atesa. All of these companies have offices in Madrid’s city center as well as at the airport and most of the larger railway stations. If you know exactly when you need your rental car and where exactly you want to pick it up, then most of these organizations operate very advanced websites where you can make your reservation online and with ease.

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If you plan to make your stay in Madrid an extended one then probably your first priority will be to find a decent apartment to live in. To make that particular search so much more simple by getting in touch with ShMadrid, either through their website or by calling into the conveniently situated Madrid city center offices. ShMadrid have made themselves a number one choice for those arriving in the city, due to their tremendous abilities to help people find the ideal solution to any accommodation problems in Madrid, thanks to the wide choice of apartments that ShMadrid that they have an uncanny knack of being able to offer, to suit every taste and budget.

Photo via Visualhunt

Photo via Visualhunt

Once your apartment seeking worries have been taking care of then it will be time to enjoy the city and all that it has to offer. One thing that it is never recommended, and even more so for newcomers, is to attempt to drive around the city center. If you’re not sure of your way around and even falter for a split second, then you will incur the wrath of the local drivers who is good at pumping their horn as any other resident of any major city in the world.

Another factor that must be taken into account is that parking facilities for non-residents are heavily restricted, and if you do need to park, the chances of finding a parking space are almost nonexistent.

Renting a car is undoubtedly among the best ways of getting around outside the city, so now and again it’s nice to know that this service is readily available to make your Madrid experience even more complete.

Related article: Is it worth buying a car in Madrid? 

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Originally from France, Damien has made Spain his home. He loves languages, learning, food and startups.

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