Car Rental Barcelona

Starting from
17 $ per day*
* Rates are based on a 7 day rental from 01/25/2018 - 02/01/2018 at Barcelona
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Hertz in Barcelona

With people thronging the cobbled streets of the Gothic Quarter or catching some sun at the beach, and admiring the stunning modern art that complements the city’s Modernist-era, Barcelona is one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Few places combine the best aspects of a city and a resort so effortlessly – but this is a city where you can climb the towers of an unfinished church seemingly made from icing in the morning, and be lying on the sand in the afternoon.

We have pick-up locations across the city for your convenience, including one at El Prat airport. Once you arrive in the Catalonian capital we’ll get you into your car and out to explore the wonderful city that beckons.

If you need any assistance, we have a 24-hour helpline, no credit card fees or hidden extras and you can pay in advance or on collection.

 

Pickup Locations Barcelona

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2400

    Address: El Prat Airport

    Phone: 902 011 959

  • Sants Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-2200, Sa-Su 0700-2100

    Address: C/ Viriat 45,
    Return: Continental Parking, 5 Floor, C/ Numancia 7

    Phone: 902 998 707

  • Diagonal-Sarria

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1330 1600-1800, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed.

    Address: Av. Diagonal 622

    Phone: +34 93 410 10 34

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Driving in and around Barcelona

A night-time view of Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia.

Few cities are as car friendly as Barcelona. While you might find that the busiest tourist areas like the Gothic Quarter and Raval are best explored on foot, much of the city has wide boulevards, and attractions like the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are far enough apart to make car rental essential. You’ll also be able to visit nearby resorts on the Catalan coast.

Speed limits are the same as in the rest of Spain and the maximum speed in built-up areas is 50kph, – although in central Barcelona you’ll often be in a one-way system that will lower your speed anyway. It’s worth knowing that children under 12 years old are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat of your vehicle.

Two long roads snake across the city to the east and west and intersect at either end – the B10 runs close to the coast, while the B20 is inland. Together they form a ring road of sorts. Avinguda Diagonal runs through much of the city, past many of its most popular attractions.

One of the great advantages of a vacation in Barcelona is the ease with which you can take a coastal drive. Join the B20 going west before getting on the C32 and you’ll pass through Castelldefels before arriving in Sitges.

Take the same road east and you’ll pass numerous small resorts, pretty villages and quiet beaches as you head through Premia de Mar, Calella and then on to more popular tourist towns such as Lloret de Mar, taking in the full sweep of the Costa Brava.

If you’ve taken this route, perhaps continue on to the more serene Roses, which is close to Cadaques. Here you’re only a short walk from Portlligat, where you’ll find Salvador Dali’s fascinating house, one he lived in for most of his life and which is decorated in signature style. Book in advance to guarantee a look as it’s a popular place.

A quick guide to Barcelona

The view of the city from Park Guell, an outdoor space created by Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain.

In many ways Barcelona is Antoni Gaudi’s city. Take in the Modernist architect’s jaw-droppingly wondrous works, but don’t neglect the new buildings in a city that loves its heritage but is in a constant state of reinvention. 

The art of Antoni

What makes Antoni Gaudi so special isn’t just the otherworldly feel of some of his buildings, but the way he could take any kind of commission and make it his own. The top of Casa Batllo looks like it has a dragon sleeping atop it, some aspects of the Sagrada Familia resemble melted candles, and towers take off at impossible angles.

The Sagrada Familia is still incomplete, but explore the rest of Barcelona and you’ll find fully realized works of Gaudi art. Casa Batllo on Le Manzana de la Discordia is a must-tour (and don’t neglect the stunning adjacent buildings by Montaner and Cadafalch) while further up Passeig de Gracia you’ll find the apartment block Casa Mila  – La Pedrera – with its fantastic roof terrace.

Unwind in Gaudi’s Park Guell  with a picnic, and visit Palau Guell, a home he built for the same patron, which recently opened to the public. Even outside you get a sense of his restless design, with original lampposts designed for the city and the conservative Catalan style of the Casa Calvet restaurant. His fingerprints are all over the city.

Beyond Gaudi

Of course, there’s much more to see than Gaudi’s greatness. Make time for Barcelona’s Gothic cathedral, which was constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries and has incredible wooden choir stalls. Much smaller but with an extraordinary sense of balance and stillness is the church of Santa Maria del Mar in Ribera.

Meander through the cobbled lanes of the Gothic Quarter and you’ll find surprises around every quarter. Make your way to the Museu Picasso for a comprehensive overview of the artist’s life and work, or head out to Montjuic Hill to the Fundacio Joan Miro for another sensational modern art fix. Of course, you could do a complete 180 and take in a game of soccer at Camp Nou, home to Barcelona FC, regarded as artisans of the sport.

Barcelona for the belly 

It’s difficult not to fall in love with the range and quality of food throughout the city. On La Rambla you’ll find the thriving market La Boqueria, with mouth-watering displays of meat, fish, vegetables and wonderful snack bars such as Pinotxo and El Quim.

Els Quatre Gats on Casa Marti in the Gothic Quarter opened in 1897 and was a meeting place for the likes of Picasso, who held his first solo exhibition here. Soak up the history with a table inside – you can go a la carte or opt for the bargain ‘menu del dia’ or set lunch menu.

Much more recent but an instant classic, Tickets was opened in 2011 by the Adria brothers and is a garish but playful restaurant full of gastronomic surprises. Olives aren’t olives – they just look, smell and taste like them, even when they explode in your mouth, while a cotton candy tree is fun for all ages. Desserts are spectacular – Albert Adria is a former World’s Best Pastry Chef winner.

Barcelona is a city that you can turn up to without a plan and it will unfold for you. Wander the districts of Sants, Gracia, Barceloneta, Poble-Sec or L’Eixample and you’ll find a new Barcelona every time. Car rental in Barcelona means you can take on board more of this most generous of cities.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.