Car Hire Barcelona El-Prat Airport
Barcelona is a lovely place to go on holiday, a city based in the Catalonia region well known for it's art and culture with all the popular landmarks it has to offer.
It's a popular destination for car hire as there is lots to see and do whilst visiting the city, so in order to get round in a timely fashion people do often opt to get their own method of transport, however that being said the city does have good public transport links. If you do however want to find the best hire price possible at Barcelona El-Prat Airport, then come straight to Travellation.
Where Can I Hire A Car In Barcelona Airport?
Touched down in Barcelona? Looking to find the car rental companies that you may have booked with? Here's a quick guide.
The car rental companies Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz & Sixt are all based in terminals 1 & 2.
In order to get to the Terminal 1 car rental companies you go to the ground floor just after the baggage claim area. For the Terminal 2B rental companies you will find them at the main exit hall and straight after the customs offices.
Barcelona El-Prat Airport Car Hire Offers
We don't just compare all the best prices and help you find the lowest possible from all the available suppliers at the airport, we also have some fantastic car hire offers for you to take advantage of!
Car Hire With No Deposit - Barcelona Airport
Car hire deposits can be extortionate, even in places like Barcelona Airport. The deposit is a fee that is frozen on your card for the duration of your rental and this can rise up to a few thousand pounds which just may not be feasible if it dips into your spending money. Not to worry though, we have worked out deals with suppliers so you don't have to, find out all about our no deposit car hire offering at Barcelona Airport here on our no deposit car hire page.
Debit Card Car Hire - Barcelona Airport
Trying to hire a car, but don't have a credit card to hand? Then you may have realised how much of a challenge this can be. Don't worry though, we can help you out! We have managed to find some suppliers which will allow for you to hire at Barcelona El-Prat Airport using a Visa Debit card, you can find out more on our debit card car hire Spain page.
Under 25 Car Hire - Barcelona Airport
Are you under the age of 25? Young driver car hire can be a nightmare anywhere in the world, including Barcelona Airport. A lot of suppliers won't allow you to hire at all and other will charge you through the nose with the young driver surcharge, but we've detailed all the suppliers that will allow you to hire and their surcharge so you can easily work out what the cheapest option for yourselves is. You can find out more on our young driver car hire page.
Prices As Low As £7/p Day - What's The Catch?
There isn't a catch as such, but you may have read about the complaints that generally are tacked around hiring a car in Spain or Barcelona Airport specifically, with a lot of people thinking the price is perhaps too good to be true.
It is true, but as long as you are clued up and have read all the T&Cs. Sometimes car hire companies in Spain will try to hard sell upgrades and we've seen a few complaints about this, so we've detailed a few so you can avoid them:
Additional Charges: Often car hire companies in Spain will try hard sell you on additional charges, a common one is protecting your quite high excess, paying for additional drivers and some include an admin fee on top of your rental, but not all. We stress if you read the T&Cs you will be able to find a rental in Alicante at a fantastic price without being stung.
Upgrade: The language barrier also sometimes can complicate this, again car rental companies at the airport often try and upsell so they may offer you an upgrade, but make it sound more like "your in luck". Ensure that you are not paying for the upgrade before receiving the car. This is only usually the case with smaller Spanish rental companies such as Goldcar or Centauro.
Full To Full Fuel Policy: People can be a little prickly about this one, in Spain and well most other countries car hire works on a full to full policy, meaning that you get the car with a full tank and need to return it with a full tank.
This shouldn't be a problem however as within the grounds of the airport there are two Respol service station with one that servers terminal 1,2 & 3 and the other that servers terminal 4 so you're always covered, these are also open for 24 hours a day, you can't miss them!
Barcelona El-Prat Airport - Useful Information
- There is a Galp filling station within the airport grounds near the main entrance, so avoiding being fined by the full to full policy is easy!
- Around the airports the roads are fairly congestion free and it's a good city to drive in. Once you leave the airport then you can easily jump on the motorway, but beware as this is a toll road, but most British cards are accepted so not to worry if you don't have your euros to hand yet.
- It takes half an hour to drive to the centre of Barcelona from the airport.