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Sixt Car Rental Deals in Spain

Rent a car in Spain with SIXT for an affordable way to explore this exciting country. With many branches in major cities and airports, you will be able to continue your journey in style and ease. Browse our branch locations to book one of our car rental deals in Spain. Whether you are renting a car on the mainland in top cities like Madrid, or are heading off on a vacation to the Canary Islands or one of Spain's Mediterranean islands we have locations to accommodate.

Our online booking makes reserving the right rental car easy, and provides a simple way to customize your vehicle and trip to your needs.

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Our most popular locations in Spain

Top Tips for Choosing your rent a car in Spain

Rent a car in Spain with SIXT and have your pick of leading brand vehicles. Our up-to-date fleet features a variety of car categories and models from world-class manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.

Here are some ideas about which rental car might suit your trip best:

  • Our compact city cars are ideal for maneuver through densely populated cities and are easier to park.
  • A sedan is perfect longer road trips, offering top comforts and amenities.
  • SUVs give you ample passenger and cargo space and minivans or passenger vans are great for group trips.
  • With a convertible, you'll enjoy both the hot Spanish summer and mild spring and autumn.
  • We also have a large selection of automatic transmission cars.
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We host a diverse selection of economy and luxury rental cars so you are certain to find the right vehicle for your budget and plans. All of our rental vehicles are subject to regular maintenance and safety checks. We have optional features to customize your driving experience as well. Include extras like additional drivers, protection plans, GPS, child seats and more. Not to worry though, all of our car rental deals in Spain come with air conditioning so you will stay cool in the hot Spanish sun.

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Driving Tips

Most roads in Spain are excellently maintained. However, on some islands and smaller routes, you may find a reduction in quality along with gravel roads and dirt tracks. On highways, you have to pay tolls so have some cash to hand or pick up an electronic payment device at a gas station. On the spot fines are in force, especially for visitors, who are expected to pay for any penalties immediately.

Here are some important rules to observe while driving in Spain:

  • The national speed limits are 120 km/h (75 mph) on motorways and dual carriageways, 100 km/h (60 mph) on roads with more than one lane in each direction and 90 km/h (55 mph) on normal roads. In built up areas follow the speed limits as signposted.
  • Generally at intersections you give way to the right.
  • At roundabouts drivers at the roundabout have priority over approaching vehicles.
  • You can only use your horn in extreme circumstances and in some areas it is forbidden completely.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%, if there is an accident all road users must take a breath test.
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Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

Steeped in history La Alhambra de Granada began as a fort in 889 AD and was transformed into a stunning palace by the Nasrid dynasty in the 1300s. It is a huge complex and extremely popular with tourists, its rich and varied history evident in its extraordinary architecture. A more contemporary architectural marvel is the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao. The building is admired internationally and exhibits many impressive large scale installations by contemporary artists. The Acueducto de Segovia is one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in Europe and is believed to have been finished in 112 A.D. The aqueduct is in the Old Town of Segovia and continues to draw large crowds. La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was designed by the famous architect Anton Gaudi and is still under construction over 90 years after his death. It is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Barcelona, most of the cathedral can be visited including the huge Passion and Nativity Towers.

Top 4 Natural Sights

The Parque Nacional del Teide in Tenerife is the most popular national park in Spain with over 3 million annual visitors. It's most important geological feature is the Teide, an active volcano that is the highest point in the whole of Spain at 3,718 meters. The Espacio Natural de Doñana, or Doñana National Par, in Andalusia is a natural reserve that has a broad range of outdoor activities including surfing, walking and cycling. The area boasts an impressive array of flora and fauna, beautiful sand dunes, riverside forests, and excellent bird watching. The Parque Nacional de Cabañeros in Castilla-La Mancha contains the largest surviving area of Iberian Mediterranean forest and is home to notable species including the Eurasian Black Vulture and Spanish Imperial Eagle. For mountains, the Parque Nacional Picos de Europa is superb for camping and hiking. The Naranjo de Bulnes (Picu Urriellu in Asturian) is one of the most impressive peaks in the area with its 550m vertical limestone wall.

What to Do in Spain in Winter 2020

Traveling to Spain in the winter means milder weather, but still plenty to do. You can head to Granada and go skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Toledo also offers ski hills. Madrid offers many indoor museums and other attractions and also has a well-known New Years Eve celebration. If you happen to be in Barcelona, there are many museums to see including one with the works of Picasso. The Three Kings Parade in Barcelona and the Magic Kings Parade in Madrid, both on January 5, are fun celebrations to behold. If you are planning to rent an SUV to go to any of the many ski resorts in Spain, make sure you check with the Sixt branch to see if they have ski racks and winter tires. Beware that the weather in the north can be in the 40s or below in the winter.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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