Frequently asked questions
Avis and Budget are within easy reach of Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD). After touching down, it won’t be long before you’re cruising down the road.
Expedia is a big believer in making travel easy and accessible, that’s why we give you the flexibility to reserve your rental car without paying in advance. With our Book Now Pay Later option, you can simply hand over a valid credit card to pay the cost in full at the pickup point. It’s that easy! The rental car company will also put a hold on your credit card for the amount of the security deposit. For some cheaper online deals, you may be required to pay at the time of booking. Be sure to take note of which payment options are available for the rental you’re interested in.
We’ve got good news! You should be eligible for a total refund if you notify us at least six hours prior to the scheduled pickup time. Your confirmation contains information about this, as does our Customer Service Portal. Not all prepaid bookings will receive a refund though, so you may want to check your car rental policy.
Minis are the smallest car you can rent, and often are the best on gas too. It’s no surprise then that they’re such a favourite with holiday makers in Madrid. Cruise around the city’s best attractions — you’ll be astounded at the parking spots you can manoeuvre into. Prefer something with a bit more space? Check out our standard, economy and mid-size options.
From short business trips to road trips you won’t forget, Expedia has vehicles to suit every adventure and style. Take your pick of trusted rental companies in Madrid. And with our Best Price Guarantee, you can count on getting a fantastic deal on your wheels. Did you know you can bundle your bookings into a holiday package? Add a flight or hotel to your rental car and watch the savings add up!
Browse our fantastic range of car rentals, check out customer recommendations and compare prices from big-name brands. In a few easy clicks, Expedia will help you find the best deal on your wheels. Got a hotel or flight booking? Add on your Madrid car rental and save even more.
The youngest age you can rent a vehicle in Madrid is 21. A young driver surcharge typically applies, so check before you book and factor in any additional costs. There may also be restrictions on the sorts of vehicles available to young drivers. For instance, some outlets will only rent out small to medium-sized cars to young motorists. Requirements may differ between companies, so read the fine print.
Renting a car in Madrid is easy as pie. Normally, all that’s required is your driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Once you’ve settled on your wheels, read your policy to make sure there are no extra requirements prior to your scheduled pickup.
Just like the States, you’ll need to stick to the right in Spain. But that doesn’t mean other rules are the same. Read up on the traffic laws before you get to Madrid.
Many places overseas require an International Driving Permit for foreigners to drive legally, so organise one if you plan on travelling by car in Madrid. This permit is to be used with your U.S. license. We highly recommend obtaining this permit well before your departure.
With car rental rates beginning at just and per day in Madrid within the past seven days, you’ll be zooming off with your own amazing deal before you know it.
Yes, and you can find your ideal ride among our long-term car rental deals. Simply enter your trip dates and we’ll list amazing offers from various reliable providers.
If you’re a younger driver looking for a car rental in Madrid, we suggest reading the policies of the various rental companies you’re interested in. Some may rent to drivers under the age of 25, some may not. There may be extra costs if you’re aged between 21 and 24. To avoid any surprise fees and charges on pickup, make sure you know what to expect.