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Car hire at Madrid Barajas Airport

Located 12 kilometres from the city centre, Madrid Airport is the main transport hub in the area. It provides quick access to local cultural attractions, shopping, food, and entertainment venues, especially if you hire a car.

Luckily, you can rent a car at Aeropuerto Madrid from nine companies located within the terminals. In Terminal 1, vendors sit in the arrivals hall, opposite the baggage claim area 2. In terminal 4, offices are available on Level 1, in the arrivals hall. Also, you will find providers in P1 and P4 parking buildings. The exact location is indicated in the booking voucher and in the Terms and Conditions of your company.

Mini

centauro

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

from €11.4 per day

Compact

centauro

Ford Focus

Ford Focus

from €14.1 per day

SUV

centauro

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke

from €15.2 per day

Economy

europcar

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe

from €15.7 per day

Madrid Airport car rental rates in Spain

If you are going to visit Madrid and want to rent a car, we are ready to offer you the cheapest short and long-term deals. Check the approximate cost for the desired period in order to correctly plan your future travel budget.

Daily costs when renting a car at Madrid Airport

The daily price depends on various things, including the size and type of the vehicle, time of year, availability, and company. Currently, the cheapest offer is Fiat 500 or similar for €11.1/day from CENTAURO. The most expensive vehicle is the Full Size minivan Mercedes C Class or similar for €39.7/day from SIXT. If you don’t take into account the company and vehicle class, the average Madrid Spain car rental price is €21.6/day. The best way to check the exact rate for your desired model is to fill out our search form at the top of the page.

Weekly prices for rental cars at Madrid Airport

The duration of the trip has a direct impact on the price. Companies apply discount rates for weekly deals. Therefore, it may be cheaper for you to hire an auto for 7 days than for 4-5. Without reference to a specific vehicle group, brand, and provider, the minimum, average, and maximum price per week is as follows:

  • The cheapest car rental cost at MAD Airport is €66 per week by CENTAURO
  • The average price for a weekly rental at Madrid-Barajas Airport is around €125.1
  • The maximum weekly rate in MAD reaches €232.8 at SIXT by SIXT

Madrid Airport car rental monthly price

On our website, the maximum period for which you can rent a car at Madrid Barajas Airport is one month. In this case, you get the following monthly rates.

  • The lowest price per month in Madrid Airport is €307.2 by CENTAURO
  • On average, you will pay €582.2 per month for a hire car at MAD
  • The most expensive monthly price in Madrid-Barajas Airport is €232.8 from SIXT

Cheap car rental at Madrid Airport

You can enjoy cheap rental cars in Madrid starting from €66 per week. At the same time, the average weekly rate is €125.1. Keep in mind that the final cost depends mainly on the car type. Thus, consider how much you will pay per day for different vehicle categories.

  • The price for Mini cars starts from €9/day.
  • Compact models are available for a minimum of €11/day.
  • An SUV is worth €15/day.
  • Rates for Estate models start at €17/day.
  • The minimum cost for Standard vehicles is €20/day.
  • A regular Full-size car costs from €29/day.
  • The price of a Luxury model starts from €58/day.
  • A Passenger Van is available for a minimum price of €72/day.

Want to get the lowest rates for the desired car? Book in advance and compare similar deals from different providers through our website!

Madrid Airport car hire companies

When you arrive in Madrid, numerous car rental companies are ready to serve you at the airport. Most of the offices are located in and outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 4. If you land at terminals T2 or T3, use the free shuttle to get to Terminal 1. Buses depart every 5 minutes from the exit of each terminal building.

Travellers arriving at T4S can get to Terminal 4 with an automatic train service running regularly between them. The route has stops along the way, and the trip takes not more than 3 minutes. Wherever you are going to pick up a car, early booking is the best way to get a vehicle with the right specifications and an affordable price. However, you can still try to find a suitable deal on the spot.

Car hire at Madrid Airport Terminal 1

Passengers arriving at Terminals 1, 2, and 3 can pick up a car hire at Barajas International Airport T1. The counters are available in the arrivals hall, at Level 0 of the terminal. If you are in T2 or T3, catch a shuttle at the exit to get to T1.

After signing the agreement and receiving the keys, the manager will direct you to your vehicle. Car parking is located across the street from the Terminal 1 exit. The following companies provide service at T1:

  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • InterRent
  • Firefly
  • Gold car
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Record Go

Need more information about companies? Check the table with their business hours and contact details below.

Company

Number

Work hours

Sixt

+(34) 871 180 192

Mon-Sun: 07:00–00:00

Alamo

+34 912 75 09 95

Mon-Sun: 07:00–00:00

Budget

+34 902 20 01 62

Mon-Sun: 08:00–00:30

Europcar

+34911505000

Mon-Sun: 07:00–00:00

InterRent

+34 912 10 67 69

Mon-Sun: 07:00–23:00

Hertz

+34 902 30 52 30

Mon-Sun: 08:00–00:00

Firefly

+34 666 50 04 37

Mon-Sun: 08:00–00:00

Goldcar

+34 918 34 14 00

Mon-Sun: 07:00–23:00

Enterprise

+34 912 75 09 95

Mon-Sun: 07:00–00:00

Car hire at Madrid Airport Terminal 4

If you rent a car at T4 at Barajas Airport, you need to head to the arrivals hall on Level 1 where the companies sit. Travellers who land at T4S must first get to T4 by an APM train. It operates 24 hours while the trip takes about 3 minutes. Below, you can find a list of companies represented in T4, as well as their phone numbers and business hours:

  • Avis

Phone: +34 902 20 01 62

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 8 am–12:30 am

  • Record Go

Phone: +34 936 19 24 68

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 7 am-11 pm

  • Thrifty

Phone: +34 913 93 72 28

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 7 am-11 pm

Car rental with a shuttle at Madrid Spain Airport

You can pick up a cheap car rental in Madrid from a company based outside the airport. Usually, such agencies provide a free shuttle transfer. Buses leave every 15-20 minutes from a stop located within a short walk from T1. After collecting your luggage, exit the terminal, turn right and walk about 150 metres. You will see the green Hotel Bus Information sign, near which the company’s shuttle will pick you up and take you to the office. Find more information about off-site providers at MAD Airport below.

  • Nomadcar

Address: Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid

Phone: +34 663 93 78 57

Working hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-7 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 am-2 pm

  • OK mobility

Address: Avenida de Aragon, 394

Phone: 0034 902360636

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 6 am-1 am

  • Centauro

Address: C.Trespaderne,17, 28042 Madrid

Phone: +34 966 36 03 60

Working hours: Monday-Sunday 7 am-11 pm

Madrid International Airport car hire location

If you rent a car at Barajas Airport from a company located outside the facility, your task is to use their shuttle service to get to the office. Bus stops are available at different locations, depending on the terminal you are arriving at.

  • T1. After picking up your luggage, exit the terminal and walk about 150 metres. Once you see the green Hotel Bus Information sign, stop to wait for the bus. The service runs every 15-20 minutes and the office is located within a short drive.
  • T4. When starting from Terminal 4, collect your luggage and follow the “Bus Connecting” sign. Once you are in the arrivals hall, turn left and follow the “Bus Connecting” sign again. Next, you will see the P. Express sign, which means that you need to exit the terminal at this point. Outside the terminal, cross the road and follow the “Bus Stop EMT Hotels-Agencies” sign which will take you to where the shuttle stops.

Rental car types at Madrid Airport, Spain

On our website, you get access to cheap rental cars at Madrid Airport. Multiple companies offer vehicles of various categories, covering all possible leisure and business needs. Check the list of all available car groups to select the appropriate option according to your requirements.

  • Mini - a perfect choice for solo travelers and couples. Its cabin accommodates up to 4 people and 1 piece of luggage. Popular models in the class are Smart Forfour and Fiat 500.
  • Economy - with outstanding fuel economy, Economy cars offer enough space for 4-5 passengers. Also, they are easy to maneuver and park within city streets. You can pick up Renault Zoe and Opel Corsa in this class.
  • Compact - slightly larger than Economy cars, Compact models offer increased passenger space. However, fuel economy remains the same. Seat Leon and Ford Focus are typical representatives of this group.
  • SUV - an excellent option for off-roading and driving on country roads. The increased ride height and comfortable seating for 5-7 passengers will make your ride smooth and safe. Popular SUVs are the Seat Arona and the Nissan Juke.
  • Estate - the car is similar to a regular hatchback but has an elongated body that allows it to increase luggage capacity. Seat Leon Estate and Renault Megan Estate are the best models in the group.
  • Standard - when you pick up a Standard car at Madrid Airport, you get a regular sedan with 5 seats for passengers. Popular models in the class are Opel Insignia and Audi A4.
  • Intermediate - this group covers a niche between compact and Full-size cars. You can choose such models as Citroen C4 Picasso and Seat Toledo.
  • Full-size - this class consists of mainly executive cars that have spacious interiors for up to 5 passengers. Mercedes C-Class is the most characteristic representative of this group.
  • Premium - cars of this group offer improved comfort and a set of high-tech features inside. They are ideal for special business or personal events. Typical premium cars are Tesla Model 3 and BMW 5-series.
  • Van - passenger vans have 7-12 seats distributed in 3-5 rows and plenty of head and leg room. Ford Transit Passengervan and Mercedes Sprinter are the most popular van models.

Before choosing a Madrid rental car, pay attention to its passenger and luggage capacity first of all. Vehicles available on our website offer 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 12 seats while the trunk can hold 2, 3, and 4 pieces of luggage.

Brands for car hire in Madrid

The companies offer numerous Barajas International Airport car hire brands. These include both mainstream automakers such as Citroen and Renault and luxury car manufacturers. The full list of brands is available below.

  • Volkswagen - an iconic German company specialising in practical and high-quality vehicles. Its most popular models are the VW Golf, Tiguan, and Passat Estate.
  • Seat - based in Spain, Seat manufactures reliable vehicles for a variety of needs. You can pick up Seat Leon, Seat Arona, and Seat Ateca at this location.
  • Ford - good old Ford has models in different categories. From the Economy Ford Fiesta to the Passenger Van Ford Transit, you can enjoy confident driving with this car at hand.
  • Kia - the South Korean brand knows how to produce comfortable and beautiful-looking vehicles. The most popular models are Kia Sportage, Kia Rio, and Kia Carnival.
  • Audi - focused on luxury cars, this German brand pursues high technology and perfect build quality. Audi A4, Audi Q7, and Audi TT are its most characteristic representatives.
  • Opel - choose Opel if you want to rent a car at Barajas Madrid Airport at a cheap price. The brand offers budget-friendly cars in different categories. Popular models include the Opel Corsa, Opel Astra, and Opel Insignia.
  • Skoda - Skoda cars mean practicality, comfort, and reliability. You can find all these qualities in the Skoda Octavia, Skoda Roomster, and Skoda Fabia, the brand's best-rated models.
  • BMW - the Bavarian brand produces high-performance and stylish cars for leisure and business purposes. BMW 5-series, and BMW X1, X3, and X5 are the most frequent choice among travellers.
  • Mercedes - an iconic brand that puts luxury into every detail. Its vehicles, including the Mercedes C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class are represented in the top segments.

How to book a specific car model at MAD Airport?

When you rent a car in Spain Madrid, you are not booking a specific model but a car category. Each company has a list of brands and models that fall under a certain car group. Therefore, you can get any model from this group. It will be similar to the reference vehicle listed on the booking page for key features including engine size, dimensions, and passenger/luggage space. That is why companies indicate "or similar" after the name of the make and model in each offer.

If you would like to book a specific car model, please fill out the search form on our website for the desired travel dates. Next, look for deals with a “Guaranteed car model” sign.

Car rental insurance at Barajas Airport, Madrid

Keep in mind that you get basic insurance with your car hire at Madrid Barajas Airport. It includes coverages for damage to and theft of your vehicle, and damage to third-party property. These insurance plans have a certain amount of excess. Thus, if an insured event occurs, you must cover this amount - the insurer pays the rest of the damage.

If needed, you can purchase full insurance, which reduces the excess to zero. In this case, you won’t be financially responsible for any insured events.

Extra options when you rent a car in Madrid Barajas Airport

Whether you rent a car at Madrid Airport Terminal 4 or Terminal 1, you can add additional options to your booking. They include such extras as:

  • Additional driver
  • GPS navigator
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Baby seat
  • Luggage rack
  • Snow chains.

TOP companies for renting a car in Madrid

On our website, you get access to highly-trusted international and local companies. If you don't know how to choose the best provider, consider some effective strategies below.

EUROPCAR

EUROPCAR

⭐ 8.6 / 10

SIXT

SIXT

⭐ 7.7 / 10

AVIS

AVIS

⭐ 8.1 / 10

BUDGET

BUDGET

⭐ 7.6 / 10

HERTZ

HERTZ

⭐ 6.4 / 10

ALAMO

ALAMO

⭐ 8.3 / 10

The best suppliers according to customer reviews: Hertz, Alamo, and Europcar

Agencies with the lowest prices: Budget, Centauro, and Record Go

The greatest companies for young drivers: Interrent and Thrifty

Providers with the best brands in the fleet: Goldcar, Enterprise, and Avis

FAQ about car rental at Barajas International Airport

How do I rent a car at Madrid-Barajas Airport?

Enjoy fast and hassle-free car rental at Barajas Airport on our website. Here you can book your desired car in a few simple steps.

  1. Scroll up the page to find our search form.
  2. Check if "Madrid Airport'' is selected in the "Pick-up Location" box.
  3. Enter the required travel dates and, if necessary, select a different location to return the car.
  4. Hit the Search button and wait a few seconds for the results.
  5. Inspect all available offers, compare them, and use filters to narrow down your search.
  6. Select the best car rental at Madrid Airport by clicking on the relevant offer.
  7. If necessary, add the desired extra options and products to your vehicle.
  8. Click Next and enter your personal and payment information.
  9. Complete your reservation and print the voucher sent to your email.

After that, you are practically ready for your trip. Your task is to prepare the necessary documents and check in at the counter at Madrid Airport at the appointed time.

Is long-term car rental possible at Madrid-Barajas Airport?

Yes, you can enjoy cheap long-term deals on our website, with a maximum available period of 1 month. The minimum price for a monthly car rental at MAD Airport is €307.2, while the average rate is around €307.2 per month.

What is the minimum age for car rental in Spain (Madrid)?

According to most companies, the minimum age to rent a car in Spain Madrid is 21. Some providers set a higher legal age, allowing you to drive from 23 or even 25. Please note that an extra charge of around €20.00 per day applies for under 25 clients. Also, underage customers may not have access to expensive vehicle categories.

Can I use the short-term car rental service in Madrid, Spain?

Yes, you can use both short-term and long-term car hire services in Madrid. Prepare to pay an average of €39 per day, €268 per week, or €900 per month. The price greatly depends on the vehicle class and seasonal demand.

What is the fuel price in Madrid?

In Madrid, you will pay about €1.77 for a litre of gasoline.

Can I rent a car one way at Madrid Airport?

Yes, you can. Your trip doesn’t have to be tied to one place. Instead, pick up a Madrid Airport car rental and return it to any other location within the city, country, or even beyond. The one-way option makes it possible to enhance your travel experience by visiting amazing sights along the way.

Most companies provide one-way deals at MAD Airport. The best way to check availability is to fill out a search form for your desired locations. Keep in mind that a drop charge applies when returning to a different destination. Its amount depends on the distance between the start and end points.

What is the deposit for car hire at Barajas Airport?

When you pick up a Madrid Barajas Airport car hire, the company blocks a deposit on your credit card. This is a certain amount that serves to compensate for potential expenses (car damage, toll fees, fines) that arise during the trip. The amount of the deposit depends on the size of the vehicle, the duration of the trip, the equipment included in the deal, and the payment method.

For example, the authorization hold is about €50 for a compact to full-size car. However, for premium and luxury models, this amount can reach €400-500. Anyway, companies require a credit or debit card for holding the deposit.

What car rental companies allow you to use a debit card at Madrid Airport?

Several companies allow you to rent a car at Madrid Barajas Airport with a debit card issued in your name and surname. However, additional terms and restrictions may apply. Below, check what requirements you need to meet in order to use a debit card with different providers.

  • Centauro - you must purchase their full extra cover (SMART insurance) and leave a deposit of €300.
  • Firefly - the company requires you to buy full protection and leave €650/700 as a deposit.
  • Goldcar - debit card use is available with their full extra cover (Super Relax) only.
  • Record Go - you need to buy their full extra cover (Comfort Plus Waiver).
  • Alamo - the company allows the use of a debit card bearing the VISA, MasterCard, or Discover logo. Also, they require a deposit from €300 to €400.
  • Sixt - the supplier requires the return airline ticket as an additional document. Plus, you can't pick up vehicles from a Specialty group if using a debit card.

Under what fuel policies do companies offer their cars at Madrid Airport?

Madrid Barajas Airport car hire companies offer the following fuel policies:

  • Free tank. The company gives you a car with an almost empty tank, and you can return it with any amount of fuel inside.
  • Full-to-full. You start your trip with a full tank of fuel and must return it fully fueled as well.
  • Same-to-same. Your car will have a fixed amount of fuel upon pickup. Your task is to return it with about the same litres left in the tank.

What companies offer rental cars with unlimited mileage at Madrid Airport?

All companies offer Madrid car rental deals with unlimited miles. However, certain restrictions may apply, so check the company's mileage policy carefully.

Can you add a driver to a hire car at Madrid Airport?

You can add an extra driver to a hire car. However, he must appear at the counter at Madrid Airport for authorization. You have to pay about €15 per day depending on the company, for each additional driver.

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