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Car Rental in Madrid

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Written by Daniella

When we visit or live in Madrid, many times we don’t have our own car to travel within the city or to other destinations. This problem can be easily solved by renting a car in Madrid.

There are many companies dedicated to deliver this service, and they offer various options, whether you want to rent a car only for a couple of hours, or for a few days or weeks, even years.

When we are looking for the car that best meets our requests, rental companies also offer several possiblities.

So today, this article by ShMadrid will tell you more on the best car rental companies in the Spanish capital.

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Rental car companies in Madrid


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Europcar is a world leader in the car rental market. This company lets you hire a car or van from 151 different locations in Spain, and it has 3.835 different rental offices all over the planet.

With more than 60 years of experience, Europcar guarantees impeccable service, affordable cars, family verhicles or luxury transport options to visit Madrid. You can also opt for a commercial vehicle or van.

Rental options at Europcar are endless. They offer rental vehicles by model choice, which ensures renting the right car or van model for you.

Once you start using the search engine on their website, you can select a car, like a Seat Leon Station Wagon, a Nissan Micra, a Volkwagen Polo, or a van, like a Peugeot Expert, an Iveco Daily or a Mercedes Vito Tour. There are many different types of cars to choose from.

Europcar’s Online Check-In allows you to preregister your personal documents and select a way of payment that suits you best.


Sixt’s head office in Madrid is in Atocha, and here they offer excellent rental car services in the centre of the capital.

This Sixt branch is located in a short distance of the Atocha train station, right next to the Reina Sofia Museum. It is also pretty close to other characteristic locations in the city, like El Retiro Park and the Botanical Gardens.

The offices in Atocha have long opening hours, which means you can both pick up and drop off your rental car 24/7. This Sixt branch offers compact cars, sedans, convertibles and 4×4’s, all from the best brands of cars, like BMW and Audi.

Besides having many types of cars for rent, you can also book extra’s, like all-risk insurance or unlimited kilometres, and accessories, like a GPS navigation system or a child seat.

The branch also has vans and trucks for rent, which are ideal if you need to relocate or move merchandise or large objects.

Related article: Tips for a Short Visit to Madrid


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Madrid is a lovely city to visit, and whatever the purpose of your visit is, the perfect way to explore the city and its surroundings is to rent a car.

There is such a large cultural offer, like museums, theatres, and cinemas, and what about visiting a concert? Many artists are almost guaranteed to make a stop in Madrid, so this allows you to enjoy your favourite band at a concert or other venue while you are here.

Budget is one of the most important rental car companies in the world, and they aim at satisfying their customers by offering good quality cars at affordable prices.

Budget has more than 3400 offices in 128 countries and a large fleet of cars, trucks and vans. They have been in the rental car business for more than 50 years now, and they offer the best value for money.

Have you ever rented a car with one of these companies?

About the author


Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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