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Barcelona Car Hire - Explore cheap deals and special offers

Pre-book your Barcelona car hire, with prices starting from just £2.79 per day with FREE cancellations*

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

If you're planning a visit to one of Europe's most iconic cities, then check out our cheap Barcelona car hire offers. We can bring you top value deals on car rental from Barcelona airport, as well as from a host of locations throughout the city. As well as being a great way to explore the city, a Barcelona rental car is also fantastic for getting out and about to explore the surrounding area. Pre-book your car hire with Holiday Extras and we can help you enjoy big savings on car hire in Barcelona.

Compare top Barcelona car hire deals

We work only with top-rated suppliers for our award-winning Barcelona car hire deals, meaning we can bring you a range of great cars at top prices. All our providers are regularly price-checked to ensure we bring you the best value for money. Our fantastic car hire offers don't end with Barcelona: we also offer up to 20% off with car rental across all of mainland Spain, including Malaga, and Alicante and Seville.

As well a range of convenient pick up points, we also offer a wide variety of vehicle options: from compact economy cars - ideal for city driving, to medium cars with 4 doors and room for luggage, to SUVs for venturing off the beaten track. If you're holidaying in a large group of family or friends, then we even offer large cars with up to 9 seats.

Cheap Barcelona Rental Cars from £5.93 per day

Car hire in Barcelona
Type of hire car Number of seats Price per day*
Economy car 4 seats £5.93
Medium car 5 seats £6.13
Luxury car 5 seats £11.89
SUV 5 seats £9.10
Large car 7 seats £26.73
*Note: All the above prices are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change according to supplier availability

Places of interest - distance by hire car from Barcelona Airport

Resort Distances by Barcelona Car Hire
Location Distance in miles Travel time
Barcelona City Centre 9.2 miles 21 minutes
Sitges 16.9 miles 25 minutes
Vilafranca de Penedes 28.7 miles 37 minutes
Montserrat 38.7 miles 53 minutes
Lloret de Mar 56 miles 1 hour, 13 minutes

How to book your Barcelona car hire in 3 easy steps

  • Search - fill out your details above and click search to compare
  • Select - choose the car you want to hire
  • Book - with our secure payment system

Car Hire Spain

How does it work?

Once you've made your booking, we will send you an email confirmation. This will contain your booking reference, details of your car hire provider and where to find the car hire desk when you arrive in Barcelona. If you're picking up your rental car from Barcelona Airport (BCN), then your confirmation will also advise whether the car hire desk is located within the terminal or a short free shuttle bus ride away.

Holiday Extras' insurance

Our Spain car hire agreements all include a collision damage waiver. This means that, in the event of theft or damage, you won't have to pay any more than your excess.

Our mission at Holiday Extras is to make things as hassle-free as possible to let you get on with the important things: enjoying your holiday. Our total protection insurance for your Barcelona car hire means that, should the worst happen and your hire car is involved in an accident, then you're fully covered. We regularly compare and price-check all our policies to ensure we bring you, not just top rated cover, but excellent value for money too. Our policies all include the following cover::

  • Damage and theft excess
  • Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior of the car
  • Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before travel

When you arrive - collecting your Barcelona rental car

Whether you opt to pick up your rental car from Barcelona Airport or from one of our city centre locations, you will need to make your way to the car hire provider's desk or office. Here, a member of the team will go through the paperwork for the car rental agreement with you. There will be some paperwork to complete before the keys are handed over. You will also be talked through the fuel policy for the car, as well as if there is any mileage limit under the agreement.

Please make sure you have each of the following ready when you collect your hire car:

  • Printed email confirmation for each of your journeys
  • A full driving licence
  • Credit card in the lead driver's name, with the full deposit amount available
  • A valid DVLA code
  • A valid passport

Returning your Barcelona hire car

Details of exactly where you need to return your hire car to will be included on your booking confirmation. When you drop the car off, a member of the car hire provider's team will want to give it a check over before you go on your way.

Here to help

If you have any queries, then our experienced, friendly car hire team are on hand to help on 0800 804 7362. Alternatively, you can contact us online here.

Barcelona - a city of contrast

Once you've collected your Barcelona hire car, then you can hit the road and really start to explore all that this marvellous city has to offer. Aside from its breathtaking architecture of the Gaudí's great Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell, Barcelona offers a bustling port, world class sport, a taste-bud tingling market and a wealth of museums and galleries. If all that sightseeing wears you out, then you can even chill out on its own beach!.

Venture outside of the city in your Barcelona rental car and there are a host of exciting places to visit. The majestic monastery of Montserrat is under an hour away, or you can soak up the sun in the sun-drenched beach resort of Sitges which is just a 25 minute drive from the city.

Even more Holiday Extras...

As the home of holiday add-ons, we also offer a host of fantastic deals on resort transfers, as well as on holiday insurance, giving you that extra peace of mind for your holiday.

If you're flying from a UK airport, then we offer savings of up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges, too.

Driving in Barcelona

We know that driving abroad can seem a bit daunting, especially if you're driving an unfamiliar left-hand drive car. We've therefore put together a Spain driving guide to give you the lowdown on road safety rules and tips for driving your hire car in and around Barcelona.