Visiting Madrid by car rental? Why? Without a doubt the city is better explored by foot!
The only reason to rent a car in Madrid is just because you plan to travel out of the city and go to other great destinations in Spain (Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Barcelona or the coast where you can spend a few days at some gorgeous beaches…).
But if you still want to travel by car, check this complete guide on where to book your rental car online.
The traffic system in Madrid is complex and demands careful planning if you are not familiar with the city. So…
A Madrid car rental is definitely not recommended to get around within the city. Why?
You should consider using any other means of public transportation:
And all of them are much cheaper than a rental car.
The conclusion here is that once you arrive, you should leave your car in a safe place and use the public transport system.
Planning a road trip around the country can be an excellent idea, particularly if you are traveling in a group or with your family. It’s a cost-effective way to get around the country.
In addition to this, you have the chance to visit several places at your own pace. This flexibility in your schedule allows you to stop whenever and wherever you want. And you can also explore off the beaten track locations.
While driving in Spain is very easy thanks to its modern road network, respect certain rules to avoid fines and accidents.
Finally, I always recommend getting an international driving permit even if it isn’t enforced.
To help you plan your road trip, have a look at
You are traveling around Spain by car. In this case,
This article is part of a complete tutorial about car rental in Madrid where you can read all the information you need to organize your road trip around the country.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. Should you rent a car or take the train?
2. Driving in Madrid: rules and recommendations
3. Do you need an International Driver’s Licence?
4. How to book your rental car online
5. How to find cheap rental rates?
6. Getting to Madrid by rental car
7. Visiting Madrid by rental car
8. Car parking in Madrid