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Barcelona Airport car hire

Driving four wheels is an easy and convenient way to get around. Thus, collecting a car hire from Barcelona Airport gives you wide travel opportunities when exploring Spain's coastal gem! Indeed, you get a set of benefits with a vehicle at your fingertips. And when it comes to finding a place to rent a car, our website can be a high-priority choice.

Book the right auto from one of the dozens of companies based within BCN Airport. They offer counters easily accessible from every terminal:

  • Terminal 1: Desks are available on the ground floor, in the arrivals hall just after the baggage claim area.
  • Terminal 2: Companies sit at the arrivals hall of section B and after the customs offices.

Make a reservation in advance to enjoy a huge selection of vehicles and a cheap price. Also, don't forget to compare deals to find the best one.

Car rental rates at Barcelona Airport

Rental cost is one of the main concerns of road travellers. Review all the Barcelona car hire Airport pricing details below to help you budget for your upcoming trip.

Daily cost of renting a car at Barcelona Airport

Analysis of current rates shows that the cheapest vehicle is Mini Smart Forfourfrom GOLDCAR for €8.3/day. The average price fluctuates around €26/day. At the same time, the most expensive offer is the Full Size Mercedes C Class or similar from SIXT, which reaches a price of €237.8/day.

When you rent a car at Barcelona Airport, many things affect the final price. The time of year, vehicle class and availability, the duration of your booking, and the specific company all decide how much you pay.

Mini

goldcar

Smart Forfour

Smart Forfour

from €8.3 per day

Estate

niza

Skoda Octavia Combi

Skoda Octavia Combi

from €11.5 per day

Economy

centauro

Seat Ibiza

Seat Ibiza

from €15.7 per day

Compact

niza

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

Skoda Rapid Spaceback

from €16.3 per day

Barcelona Airport car rental weekly price

The decision to extend your trip can actually have a positive effect on your budget. In case you hire a car from Barcelona Airport for 5, 7 days or longer, companies apply discount rates. Long-term deals are cheaper than short trips on a daily basis. Moreover, often collecting the same vehicle for 4 days will be more expensive than a 5-6-day hold.

Therefore, weekly rates are more profitable and allow you to save money. View the minimum, average and maximum weekly rental rates at El Prat Airport without being tied to a specific auto category below.

  • The minimum weekly price is €48.1, which you pay for a Smart Forfour or similar from GOLDCAR.
  • The average cost of a hire auto at BCN Airport is €150.6 per week.
  • The maximum price per week reaches €409.5 for a Mercedes C Class or similar from SIXT.

Cheap car hire at Barcelona Airport

On our website, you can find the cheapest car hire at Barcelona Airport for any purpose and taste. Check the minimum daily rates for all available vehicle categories in the following list:

  • Mini autos start from €9.15
  • The cheapest Convertible auto is worth €10.71
  • Economy vehicles are available from €11.62
  • The minimum price for the Compact model is €12.95
  • The best SUV rates start at €20.66
  • Cheap Estate autos cost from €28.03
  • The cheapest Intermediate offer is available from €29.37
  • The lowest price on the Standard deal starts at €30.25
  • The minimum rate for a Minivan is €42.57
  • A Full-size auto is worth €44.08
  • The lowest-priced Premium offer is available at €60.08
  • The best value for a Luxury vehicle is €110.05

We recommend booking in advance for the cheapest rate. Also, prefer long-term deals to further lower the total price. If you would like to check the exact cost for a specific vehicle group, please fill out the search form at the top of the page.

Barcelona Airport hire car companies

On our website, you get reliable service from dozens of Barcelona Airport car rent companies. These include both large international and smaller regional providers located within the facility. You can find the agency you want in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. At the same time, your vehicle will be waiting for you in the multi-storey car park with direct walking access from the counter. All companies represented in El Prat Airport are available in the following list:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Centauro
  • Dollar
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Firefly
  • Goldcar
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • Keddy
  • National
  • Niza Cars
  • OK Rent a Car
  • Record Go
  • Sixt
  • Thrifty
  • Virtuo

Need more details about a particular supplier? Find more information below!

Car hire at Barcelona Airport, Terminal 1

Arriving passengers need a few minutes to reach the desired counter. You can pick up a Barcelona car rental at Airport Terminal 1, on the ground floor. After landing, head to the arrivals hall located just after the baggage claim area to find all the desks. The following companies sit within Terminal 1:

  • Centauro

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Telephone:+34 966 36 03 60

  • Dollar

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 03:00 pm

Telephone: +34 966 36 03 60

  • Firefly

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 663 72 21 66

  • Goldcar

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Telephone: +34 918 34 14 00

  • InterRent

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Telephone: +34 912 10 67 69

  • Keddy

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Telephone: +34 911 50 50 00

  • National

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 935 21 90 95

  • Niza Cars

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Telephone: +34 937 06 59 67

  • OK Rent a Car

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Telephone: +34 902 36 06 36

  • Record Go

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Telephone: +34 936 19 24 68

Car hire at Barcelona Airport, Terminal 2

If you land at Terminal 2, finding a car rental at El Prat Airport will be an easy task. Companies sit on the first level. After claiming your luggage, keep your way to the arrivals hall of section B. Suppliers will meet you after the customs offices. The list of providers located in Terminal 2 includes:

  • Avis

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 90 210 8495

  • Europcar

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Telephone: +34 91 150 5000

Fax: +34 93 478 2632

  • Hertz

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 90 201 1959

Fax: +34 93 298 3642

  • Alamo/Enterprise

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 935 21 90 95

Fax: +34 93 298 3435

  • Sixt

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 24h

Telephone: +34 871 18 01 92

  • Thrifty

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Telephone: +34 932 98 36 37

  • Virtuo

Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday 24h

Telephone: +33 1 71 19 72 72

Be aware that most of the major companies have offices in both Terminals 1 and 2. Thus, check where you are arriving and select the closest location to collect your vehicle.

EUROPCAR

EUROPCAR

⭐ 8.1 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 8.7 / 10

GOLDCAR

GOLDCAR

⭐ 7.7 / 10

CENTAURO

CENTAURO

⭐ 8.1 / 10

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 8.3 / 10

THRIFTY

THRIFTY

⭐ 7.7 / 10

Benefits of pre-booked car rental at Barcelona Airport

Pre-booking is a worthwhile thing. According to car hire Barcelona Airport reviews, most customers appreciate the convenience and advantages of early reservation. Check what pleasant bonuses you get if you rent an auto long before the trip:

  • Discount price. Companies want to plan for future demand and therefore encourage travellers to book in advance at a cheaper rate. In turn, you get the opportunity to save money.
  • A wider selection of vehicles. Autos can quickly be sold out, especially during periods of high demand. The situation is even more dramatic for 7-seater minivans, luxury, or premium vehicles, offered in limited supply. The best way to enjoy a large selection of deals is to look weeks/months ahead of your trip.
  • Saving time. Standing in line and checking rates at each supplier’s counter takes a lot of time and effort. Fortunately, when pre-booking on our website, you can inspect and compare prices among all available providers within a minute.

Best car hire at Barcelona Airport

The easiest way to find the best car hire in Barcelona Airport Spain is to choose the right company. However, vendors often focus on certain vehicle categories. Thus, finding a suitable provider depends on the vehicle type you intend to drive. Browse through popular auto groups and the best place to collect them below.

  • Economy. Goldcar and Record Go are the preferred companies for booking small vehicles. Travellers choose Goldcar for excellent customer reviews. At the same time, Record Go features the largest selection of Economy deals.
  • SUV. Focus on Firefly and Niza Cars if your goal is a cheap and high-quality SUV. Both companies provide reliable service. However, you can prioritise Niza Cars if you want to enjoy a wider selection of models. On the other hand, Firefly offers cheaper rates on an extensive collection of SUVs.
  • Full-size. Opt for Alamo and Enterprise to rent a car at BCN Airport in the Full-size category. With a large selection of famous brands such as Mercedes, Audi, and BMW, they provide discounted weekly rates.

Automatic car hire at Barcelona Airport

Recently, companies have noticed a slight decline in demand for automatic car hire in Spain Barcelona Airport. However, it’s still a popular choice among travellers. The automatic transmission doesn’t require much skill and allows you to focus on driving.

You can pick up automatic vehicles at El Prat Airport from the leading companies. The most popular include:

  • Keddy
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • OK Rent a Car

Want to find automatic car hire deals now? Please fill out our search form at the top of the page.

Services when you hire a car at Barcelona Airport

The companies are ready to provide you with the necessary optional extras before the start of the trip. These include child seats of various sizes, GPS and Bluetooth devices, WiFi hotspots, luggage racks, snow equipment, and ski racks. Also, you can pick up an additional driver service. All these options serve for the comfort and safety of your journey. You can add them when booking a car hire at Barcelona El Prat Airport on our website or pick them up directly at the counter. However, we recommend pre-booking to ensure availability.

Documents for renting a car at Barcelona Airport

Each company has its own list of required documents specified in the Terms and Conditions. Also, according to Spanish laws, the rental policy may vary depending on the vehicle class. The minimum list of documents for car rental at BCN Airport includes the following items:

  • Photo ID. As the main driver, you must carry your national ID or passport to verify your identity. The same applies to the additional driver if any.
  • Driving licence. Companies require a valid driver's licence with a minimum standing of 1 year for authorization. Also, your driving record must not contain violations that prohibit the conduction of a vehicle. If your home licence doesn’t meet the requirements of the company, you can provide an International Driving Permit (IDP). Keep in mind that the IDP allows you to legally drive if presented along with the original licence.
  • A credit card. A bank card is a must to rent a car from Barcelona Airport. It serves to pay the total reservation cost and equipment and to hold the deposit. Check that the required balance is sufficient to cover all items.

FAQs about hiring a car at Barcelona Airport

Where are the car rental companies at Barcelona Airport?

Suppliers sit in both terminals and are easily accessible on foot. In Terminal 1, you can find them on the ground floor. Head to the arrivals hall just after the baggage claim area to get to the counters. In Terminal 2, companies are available in the arrivals area of section B, after the customs offices. Please note that some providers have desks in both terminals.

Can I rent a long-term car at Barcelona Airport?

Yes, you can pick up a vehicle for a week, two weeks, or even a month. At the same time, the daily price will be much lower than when booking for a couple of days. The cheapest weekly price at El Prat Airport is €68.75. Compare all available vehicles and choose the best deal with our smart search engine.

Do I have to buy insurance when renting a car?

It’s illegal to drive a car hire from BCN Airport without insurance at hand. Thus, companies include standard damage, theft, and third-party coverage in the deal. Basic protection bears a certain amount of excess, which indicates the degree of your liability. In the event of an insurance incident, you pay the excess, while the insurer covers the rest of the damage cost.

If necessary, you can upgrade your insurance to avoid paying the excess. Alternatively, take advantage of your personal auto policy or credit card insurance if it covers driving a rental auto in Spain.

Can I rent a car in Barcelona if I am under 25 years old?

In Barcelona, you can rent a car at the airport starting at 18, which is the minimum age to drive in Spain. However, the allowable age may vary by company and vehicle category. Often, higher auto groups are available at ages 25 and older. Plus, drivers between 18 and 24 must pay an additional daily charge of €8-25. The exact amount also varies depending on the particular vehicle class and agency.

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