Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Spain.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Spain are Enterprise (8.4, 264 reviews), Thrifty (7.8, 75 reviews), and Hertz (7.7, 278 reviews).
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On average a rental car in Spain costs AED 1,259 per week (AED 180 per day).
On average a rental car in Spain costs AED 5,397 per month (AED 180 per day).
When you rent a car in Spain, you will need to drive on the right side of the road and overtake on the left side. Unless otherwise signposted, you must give way to drivers on the right. You will find that most highways (autopistas) are toll roads and that it costs on average 1 € ($1.12) per 8 km (5 mi) traveled. There are also some toll bridges and two toll tunnels located around the country. There is a strict policy of no mobile phones while driving.
To rent a car in Spain, you will need to be at least 18 or 23 years old, depending on which car hire agency you use. However, there is a surcharge for drivers under the age of 25. You will need to produce a valid EU or international driving license before renting a car.
You will find that the average price of petrol is 1.35 € ($1.53) per liter or $5.78 per gallon when you rent a car in Spain. Petrol prices are set by the government, so you can expect to find that each petrol station has a similar price. There are numerous petrol stations located around Spain that offer self-service pumps and are open 24h.
When driving on Spanish roads, you need to follow the national speed limits. In residential and urban areas, the speed limit is between 20 km/h (12 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph). The maximum speed limit on national roads, like the autovías, is 90 km/h (55 mph), while on highways the speed limit is between 100 km/h (62 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph).