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Looking for a car in the capital of Catalonia? At QuarentaCars you can book a car hire Barcelona and pick up the vehicle at Sants Station, El Prat airport and several locations in the province. Travel around the impressive region of Catalonia and the Costa Brava and we will help you find the car you need in just one search.

Offices: Car Rental Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Sants Train Station and several towns in the province.

At QuarentaCars you can book a car rental Barcelona airport, Sants train station, at different spots in the city and more than ten locations across the province.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins here.”

Directory: Car Hire Barcelona

Cheap Car Hire Barcelona Airport

Beside the big international agencies coexist the low cost car hire Barcelona. The rental service include the station, airport and several points of the city. Barcelona is one of the most complete and varied destinations for car rentals in Spain, this has given rise to a dynamic of quality services and with cars in excellent conditions. From mini, compact and family cars to 7-seater and minivans.

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Kilometraje Ilimitado
Unlimited Mileage

Experience the freedom without limits, travel through Barcelona from end to end with unlimited kilometres.

Combutible Lleno/Lleno
Full/Full Fuel

Choose with confidence, and benefit from the transparency of the full/full fuel policy.

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Flexible Booking

Cancel your booking without charges 48 hours before the collection.

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Car Hire Barcelona Airport and Barcelona-Sants Station

Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia, and one of the most important cities in Spain; and one of the main tourist destinations in the world. Every year it receives millions of visitors from all over the world. To cope with this flow of people, the city hosts one of the country’s busiest airports and a train station.

The distance between the city centre and Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 16 kilometres. While the distance between the city centre and Barcelona-Sants Station is 4 kilometres; in both cases, less than 15 minutes by car.

When you arrive in Barcelona you can hire your car right where you need it; either at the Barcelona Airport or on the Barcelona-Sants high speed train.

Check the timetables of your flights through Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Check the train timetables at Barcelona-Sants Station.

Using our car rental comparison engine you can find vehicles at connection points:

Car Hire Barcelona Airport      |      Car Rental Barcelona Train Station

Where to go in Barcelona?

Here you can find out about the main places of interest in the province of Barcelona.

Someone once said that there are beautiful, spectacular, impressive places and then unique places, Barcelona is one of those unique places. As soon as you arrive in Barcelona you will feel it, the city welcomes you with a very Catalan warmth.

Barcelona is a destination that has a lot to offer, impressive monuments, monasteries set in the mountains, cathedrals, parks and gardens, museums, beaches, a gothic quarter, a magnificent rambla, a holy family, the home of one of the most legendary football clubs in the world, and much, much more.

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If you like books, then you should visit Barcelona for the Sant Jordi festival on 23 April, where the people of Barcelona celebrate their most important festival, in honour of the city’s patron saint. The centre of this celebration is La Rambla, which becomes a large bookstore and flower shop.

If you want to know how to take part in the verbena of San Juan, you must visit Barcelona on the night of 23rd and 24th June, where the people of Barcelona meet on the beach to make bonfires and welcome the summer to the rhythm of music.

Barcelona hosts several of the most important events of their kind in the world. In February, the city celebrates the Mobile World Congress. During the shortest month, Barcelona also hosts the Barcelona Jazz Festival.

Any date is a good time to visit Barcelona, as this welcoming city always has its doors open and whether you like sports, music, theatre, architecture or nature, you will always find your place in Barcelona.

The Catalan capital is cosmopolitan, diverse and will never cease to surprise you. It is interesting that you should begin your tour in Parc Güell and its perfect fusion of architecture and nature and then continue along Passeig de Gràcia, an elegant avenue that preserves some of the most representative jewels of Catalan architectural modernism. 

There you will enjoy the Casa Milá or La Pedrera as the work of the architect Antoni Gaudí is popularly known. Continuing along the promenade are Casa Batlló and Casa Ametller and Casa Lleó i Morera. You cannot visit Barcelona without being surprised by the Sagrada Familia, the most famous image of the city.

An obligatory walk is through Plaça Catalunya and the Ramblas to the sea. Along the way, the Virreina Palace, the Boqueria and Flower Market, the Gran Teatro del Liceu, the Plaza Reial, the Wax Museum, the Maritime Museum and finally the monument to Columbus stand out.

The Gothic Quarter will allow you to feel Barcelona’s past, starting in the Plaza del Pi, and continuing in the Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol until you reach Barcelona’s cathedral. Nearby is the Casa de l’Ardiaca, home to the Episcopal Palace.

Plaza Sant Jaume is the centre of the city’s political power. Here you will find the Casa de la Ciutat, the headquarters of Barcelona City Council and the palace of the Generalitat.

Another zone that you must visit is the park of the Ciutadella, an amazing public garden, where you can find the seat of the Parliament of Catalonia, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Zoology. Another beautiful postcard of the city is the Arc de Triomphe.

Barceloneta beach, Somorrostro beach, Sant Sebastian beach and Sant Miquel beach are the main urban beaches suitable for the whole family offered by the city of Barcelona. 

Nature is part of the Barcelona environment. Very close to the capital is Tibidabo, a mountain from which you can enjoy splendid views of the whole city, as well as visit the temple dedicated to the Sacred Heart and the Tibidabo amusement park.

Only 12 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona is Badalona, the third largest city in the province. The city has an urban beach and a welcoming promenade. During the month of May, the people of Badalona celebrate the Festas de Maig, where they perform the striking cremation of the Dimoni (Burning of the Devil) on the beach. The most striking monuments in Badalona are the Church of Santa Maria and the municipal museum where the Venus de Badalona is displayed.

About 35 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona is the coastal city of Mataró. Its most notable attraction is the basilica of Santa Maria de Mataró and the reflection of the modernist heritage of the Coll i Regás house.

Monistrol de Montserrat
This mountain is one of the symbols of Catalonia, only 50 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona. It is a visit you must make and during it you will see the Gothic bridge over the river and the Prioral Palace. The most relevant thing in this town is the monastery of Montserrat, which you can access from the cog railway to the “camarín de la Virgen” or from the funicular to Sant Joan. In the Museum of Montserrat you can enjoy paintings by the most famous painters in the world: Picasso, Dalí, Monet, Russinyol, Caravaggio or el Greco. 

About 60 kilometres from the centre of Barcelona is Manresa, a town of particular beauty, with La Seu de Santa Maria de la Aurora standing out among its monuments. The San Ignacio cave, home to the regional museum. During your visit you should visit the park of l’Agulla, located on the outskirts of the city.

FAQ on Car Hire in Barcelona

Clear up all your doubts before booking your car.

You should take into account three factors when making your booking: placement and type of car you need, the itinerary you are going to take and the services you are covered by. You must answer these three questions:

  • Which car do I need and from where?
    The first thing you must be clear about is where you need the car, how many persons will accompany you on the voyage and the amount of luggage. This way you can define whether you need a small compact car or a 7-seater minivan.
  • Distance to be driven and for which duration do I need the car?
    The second thing you should be clear about is the distance you plan to travel. This will help you choose the right vehicle, and the most convenient mileage and fuel policy for your trip.
  • What coverage does it include in the price?
    The third thing you should know is what is contained in the price of your reservation. You must know the mileage policy, the amount of the deposit/bond, the amount of the damage waiver and the fuel policy.

Regardless of the season, we advise you to confirm your booking early enough to get better offers.

  • High season
    For dates such as Easter, summer and Christmas, we suggest that you make your reserve two weeks in advance.
  • Low and mid season
    For the rest of the year, we recommend that you make your reservation at least one week in advance.
  • Last minute promotions
    There are occasions when we publish last minute offers. To be aware of last minute offers, just subscribe to our newsletter.

Yes, you can pay for your reservation by debit or credit card. Usually, rent a car agencies have restrictions on paying with prepaid cards or cash.

Yes. For a portion of the usual price, you can choose the AXA Insurance premium coverage, which allows you to have the highest protection against theft and accidents with the guaranteed refund of up to EUR 3,000; in addition to roadside assistance. 

With the protection of AXA Insurance you can get savings of between 50 and 70% compared to direct coverage by agencies.

The most economical price to hire small car in Barcelona is approximately 5 £ per day for a duration of one week.

Remember to activate the filter by car type, so you will find a big range of small car models: Fiat 500, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, and lots of other models.

The lowest price for hire economy car in Barcelona is around 7 £/day for 7 days.

Activate the filter by kind of car, you will find a large range of small car models: Fiat 500, Citroën C1, Peugeot 107, and plenty of other models.

You can book a 7 seater car rental Barcelona for about 29 £/day for 1 week duration.

If you activate the filter by vehicle type, you will be able to choose from a wide range of 7-seatear minivans: Seat Alhambra, Opel Meriva, Ford Galaxy, and many more.

You can reserve a 9 seater car rental Barcelona for about 60 £/day for 1 week duration.

Be sure to filter by type of vehicle, you can find a broad range of models of 9-seater minivans: Peugeot Traveller, Opel Vivaro, Volkswagen Transporter, and others.

You can rent a car with a full/full fuel policy in Barcelona. You will receive the vehicle full of fuel and return it full, without any charge for refuelling.

Yes. The availability is indicated in the mileage policy label, located in the search filters.

Yes, you can book a car hire in Spain Barcelona for travelling abroad.

At the time of pick-up, you must inform the counter about the country you plan to visit, in addition to paying the cross border fee, which will allow you to continue to be covered abroad.

You can rent a car one way from Barcelona and return it to a different branch than the one where you picked it up.

When searching, you must specify both the pick-up and the drop-off city, and our search system will automatically show you the available alternatives.

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