Cheap Hire Cars in Madrid with Low Deposit options

Why we're different

There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of hiring a car.

We provide you with all of the best car hire prices in Madrid Spain with no hidden fees.

Our technology checks millions of car rental prices at 1000s of car hire locations to hunt down great deals and make booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it should be

Pricing includes extra fees that other price comparison websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our service is as transparent as it can be.

Car rental companies we list on the website include the main vehicle hire companies like Europcar and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't include these on our website.

So, the reason we do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got annoyed with seeing people being hit with unexpected fees and felt like we could do a better job.

Why should you choose us?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car rental procedure as simple as possible.

When you book a hire car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you are spending beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

We don't hide any fees, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.

Save money on your car hire in Madrid Spain by booking your car in advance. Take time to shop around the various different offers.

As soon as you complete your booking with us you will receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental details included. This email includes directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email

Example car rental prices at Madrid

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

National availability at MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

TOYOTA AYGO

4-seat Mini
or similar

TOYOTA AYGO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
National

€189.01

SEAT IBIZA

5-seat Economy
or similar

SEAT IBIZA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
National

€217.63

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
National

€272.03

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
National

€226.83

AUDI A3

5-seat CompactElite
or similar

AUDI A3
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
National

€263.30

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

Alamo availability at MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

TOYOTA AYGO

4-seat Mini
or similar

TOYOTA AYGO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
Alamo

€156.22

OPEL CORSA

5-seat Economy
or similar

OPEL CORSA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
Alamo

€179.86

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
Alamo

€224.81

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
Alamo

€187.46

SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1302
Theft excess: €1302
More info
Alamo

€224.94

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

Enterprise availability at MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

TOYOTA AYGO

4-seat Mini
or similar

TOYOTA AYGO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
Enterprise

€171.83

SEAT IBIZA

5-seat Economy
or similar

SEAT IBIZA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
Enterprise

€197.83

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
Enterprise

€247.30

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
Enterprise

€206.21

SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €156
Damage excess: €1094
Theft excess: €1094
More info
Enterprise

€215.68

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

Hertz availability at AVE ATOCHA RR STN

A6 FIAT 500 AUT.

4-seat MiniElite
or similar

A6 FIAT 500 AUT.
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1175
Damage excess: €1175
Theft excess: €1175
More info
Hertz

€191.29

SEAT IBIZA

5-seat Economy
or similar

SEAT IBIZA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1208
Damage excess: €1208
Theft excess: €1208
More info
Hertz

€222.97

FIAT 500

4-seat Mini
or similar

FIAT 500
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1174
Damage excess: €1174
Theft excess: €1174
More info
Hertz

€201.12

C2 SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

C2 SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1273
Damage excess: €1273
Theft excess: €1273
More info
Hertz

€243.37

SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1273
Damage excess: €1273
Theft excess: €1273
More info
Hertz

€243.37

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

OK Rent a Car availability at Madrid Attocha Train Station

FIAT 500

4-seat Mini
or similar

FIAT 500
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 3
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: €1086
Damage excess: €930
Theft excess: €930
More info
OK Rent a Car

€127.62

FIAT 500

4-seat Mini
or similar

FIAT 500
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 3
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €930
Theft excess: €930
More info
OK Rent a Car

€210.80

RENAULT CLIO

5-seat Economy
or similar

RENAULT CLIO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €1086
Theft excess: €1086
More info
OK Rent a Car

€219.59

Volkswagen Golf

5-seat Compact
or similar

Volkswagen Golf
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €1241
Theft excess: €1241
More info
OK Rent a Car

€253.69

Volkswagen Golf

5-seat Compact
or similar

Volkswagen Golf
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €1241
Theft excess: €1241
More info
OK Rent a Car

€319.70

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

Record Go availability at Madrid Atocha Train Station

TOYOTA COROLLA HYBRID

5-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA HYBRID
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1458
Damage excess: €1458
Theft excess: €1458
More info
Record Go

€349.05

TOYOTA COROLLA HYBRID

5-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA HYBRID
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €1458
Theft excess: €1458
More info
Record Go

€492.65

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1458
Damage excess: €1458
Theft excess: €1458
More info
Record Go

€200.84

FORD FOCUS

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD FOCUS
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €0
Damage excess: €1458
Theft excess: €1458
More info
Record Go

€442.28

FORD C-MAX

5-seat Compact
or similar

FORD C-MAX
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €1458
Damage excess: €1458
Theft excess: €1458
More info
Record Go

€241.44

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Madrid for a 35 year old lead driver

Keddy by Europcar availability at MADRID ATOCHA RAILWAY STATION

CITROEN C1

4-seat Mini
or similar

CITROEN C1
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 3
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €834
Damage excess: €1083
Theft excess: €1083
More info
Keddy by Europcar

€148.78

NISSAN MICRA

5-seat Economy
or similar

NISSAN MICRA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €834
Damage excess: €1083
Theft excess: €1083
More info
Keddy by Europcar

€154.87

VW POLO AUTO

5-seat Economy
or similar

VW POLO AUTO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €834
Damage excess: €1083
Theft excess: €1083
More info
Keddy by Europcar

€176.66

SEAT IBIZA

5-seat Economy
or similar

SEAT IBIZA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €834
Damage excess: €1083
Theft excess: €1083
More info
Keddy by Europcar

€161.99

SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: €834
Damage excess: €1083
Theft excess: €1083
More info
Keddy by Europcar

€198.39

Car hire Brands you can trust in Madrid Spain

Madrid Gran Via

Address
Plaza De Los Mostenses Sn Parking Saba Planta -2
Madrid
28015

Madrid Atocha Ave Train Station

Address
Es De Tren Atocha Ave Cercania Glorieta De Atocha Sin Numero
Madrid
28045

Bd Madrid Grn Via

Address
Plaza De Los Mostenses SnParking Saba Planta -2
Madrid
28015

Atocha Rlway

Address
Es De Tren Atocha Ave CercaniaGlorieta De Atocha Sin Numero
Madrid
28045

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Address
C/ Ronda de Atocha 10
Madrid
28012

Madrid Plaza de Espana

Address
Calle de la Princesa 1
Madrid
28008

ESTACION DE ATOCHA

Address
GLORIETA EMP CARLOS V
MADRID
28012

ESTACION DE ATOCHA

Address
GLORIETA EMP CARLOS V
MADRID
28012

MADRID PLAZA ESPANA

Address
APARCAMIENTO PZA. DE ESPAÑA 1A
MADRID
28008

MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
ESTACION AVE ATOCHA
MADRID
28045

MADRID PLAZA ESPANA

Address
APARCAMIENTO PZA. DE ESPAÑA 1A
MADRID
28008

MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
ESTACION AVE ATOCHA
MADRID
28045

MADRID PLAZA ESPANA

Address
APARCAMIENTO PZA DE ESPANA 1A
MADRID
28008

MADRID EST. ATOCHA AVE

Address
ESTACION PUERTA DE ATOCHA AVE
AV. CARLOS V S/N
MADRID
28045

AVE ATOCHA RR STN

Address
GLORIETA EMP CARLOS V
MADRID
28012

Madrid Attocha Train Station

Address
Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza nº 15 Bajo derecha
Madrid
28045

Madrid Train Station

Address
Madrid - Atocha Train Station, Tortosa Street nº 10
Madrid
28045

Opening hours
Monday: 09:00:00 to 17:00:00
Tuesday: 09:00:00 to 17:00:00
Wednesday: 09:00:00 to 17:00:00
Thursday: 09:00:00 to 17:00:00
Friday: 09:00:00 to 17:00:00
Saturday: to
Sunday: to

Madrid Atocha Train Station

Address
c/ Rafael de Riego Nº3
Madrid
28045

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00
Sunday: 08:00:00 to 19:00:00

MADRID ATOCHA RAILWAY STATION

Address
PUERTA ATOCHA LLEGADAS AVE
AV. CIUDAD DE BARCELONA, S/N
MADRID
28012

MADRID ATOCHA RAILWAY STATION

Address
PUERTA ATOCHA LLEGADAS AVE
AV. CIUDAD DE BARCELONA, S/N
MADRID
28012

Popular vehicle types in Madrid

See our Madrid locations on a map

Petrol Station Locations near Madrid

All of the hire cars on our website come with a fair full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional fees for refuelling always remember to fill up the tank before you return the vehicle.

Closest petrol stations

Estación de Servicio Repsol
Paseo de Santa María de la Cabeza, 18, Madrid
0.8 miles away
Gesa Carburantes S.L.U.
Calle de Alberto Aguilera, 18, Madrid
1 mile away
Estación de servicio Cepsa
Segovia,, Calle de Segovia, S/n, Madrid
1 mile away
Macar, S.A.
Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 30, Madrid
2 miles away
Esmo S. A.
Calle de María de Molina, 21, Madrid
2 miles away
Estación de Servicio Repsol
CL, Plaza de Legazpi, 9, Madrid
2 miles away

What are Stress Free Car Rental all about?

We work hard to ensure that vehicle rental on your trip is simple!

Our range of cars have cover for theft, damage and third party claims.

Compare the best car rental deals in Madrid Spain from brands you can trust, including Alamo, Dollar and Europcar.

We only work with the most trusted and highly rated car rental companies, including Enterprise, Hertz and Alamo.

We offer a wide range of family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with hatchbacks and convertibles.

Hiring a Car in Madrid with zero Excess Held on Your Card

How to Hire a Car in Madrid with no Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The car will already be insured for accidents and theft as part of the hire price you will see the website. This cover is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our rentals in Madrid come with CDW in the price displayed, there's also usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you pick up the car. The insurance excess is the amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The the excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally between £800 to £2,100. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the hire car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount isn't taken from your credit card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the vehicle. You don't normally pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments. As long as the car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this excess amount will be fully refunded to your credit card with nothing further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess will be taken from your account and refunded when the car is dropped off. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up cover at the rental desk.

To view rental options in Madrid with a £0 or reduced excess take a look at our Premium Cover options.

How to Hire a Car in Madrid with Free Cancellation

All the rentals we offer in Madrid include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel your car hire with a full refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the car.

When you purchase the Essential Cover product to cover the car rental excess, you're able to cancel this with a full refund anytime up until the booking start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel your rental, this means that the money will be in your account in 7 days.

Hiring a Car in Madrid with Free Cancellation

Renting a Car in Madrid with One Way Fees included

Renting a Car in Madrid with One Way Fees included

Many of the car rental brands we include in Madrid allow you to pick up the vehicle in Madrid and drop off the car at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see displayed on our website will include any extra fees for this. You will also see a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

How to Rent a Car in Madrid with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you'll often be required to leave a security deposit on your credit card or debit card. Deposits vary significantly dependent on the make and model of the vehicle and the excess amount. Car rental Security deposits in Madrid can range between £100 and £2,500.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you choose to book a rental in Madrid with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), which is fully refunded to your card when the rental is returned with a full tank.

Renting a Car in Madrid with a Low Security Deposit

How to hire a car without a credit card

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Car Parks in Madrid

Closest Car Parks

Parking Las Cortes
Plaza de las Cortes, s/n, Madrid
0.27 miles away
Garaje Fermar
Calle del Meson de Paños, 11, Madrid
0.48 miles away
Garaje Amparo
Calle del Amparo, 75, Madrid
0.61 miles away
Parking Saba Plaza Mostenses
Plaza de los Mostenses, Madrid
0.61 miles away
Parking Serrano Retiro
Calle de Serrano, 2, Madrid
0.69 miles away
Parking Ingemotion
Calle de Valencia, 19, Madrid
0.7 miles away

Large Car Hire Options in Madrid

Minibuses

Minibuses
We've made it incredibly easy to find all of the best deals for minibus rental in Madrid wherever they're available, including a wide range of seat configurations from 6 - 15 seater minibuses.

15 Seaters

15 Seaters
All of the 15 seater rentals in Madrid include free cancellation, so if your plans change unexpectedly you're able to quickly and easily cancel your rental with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

7 Seaters

7 Seaters
The 7 seater rental category includes mini-vans like the VW Transporter and large SUVs like the Touran. If you're travelling with 7 passengers and luggage we recommend opting for a small mini-van over a midsize or large SUV.

8 Seaters

8 Seaters
If you're travelling with 8 passengers, we compare all of the best deals on 8 seater rental in Madrid, including the Opel Vivaro which has lots of space for 8 people and their bags.

Finding Madrid's Nearest International Airports

If you plan to book a cheap flight to Spain, the closest international airport to Madrid is Madrid Airport (MAD), located 14 kilometres away (as the crow flies) from Madrid. Located in the centre of Spain, Madrid Airport is Spain's main airport, dealing with over 60 million passengers per annum. Madrid Airport is just over 6 miles from the City's business district and only 8 miles from Madrid's historical centre. If you arrive into Spain via the airport before continuing your trip onward to Madrid, It's easy to book car rental at Madrid Airport via the websitebefore you arrive. When you arrive at Madrid International Airport, the hire car pick up area is located in the arrivals hall of terminals 1 and 4.

There is also the option of arriving into Valencia Airport (VLC) which is around 293 kilometres away from Madrid. To the North of Alicante Airport, Valencia International Airport is slightly inland from Spain's eastern coast. When you arrive at the airport, it's only a short 20 minute drive into the centre of Valencia. If you opt to pre book a rental car at Valencia Airport then drive onward to Madrid, you can pick up your rental car at the airport, the majority of the car rental brands collection desks are located in the arrivals hall. However, some are a short walk or mini bus ride away. Your booking confirmation email will contain instructions of where to find the collection desk.

34 kilometres further away than Valencia Airport (VLC) is Bilbao Airport. The Basque region of Spain's main Airport, Bilbao International Airport is on the Northern Coast of Spain on the Bay of Biscay. It's possible to collect car hire at Bilbao Airport and then drive onward to Madrid. When you arrive at the airport, you'll locate the majority of the main car hire providers in the P1 parking building. Follow the signs when you've collected your bags.

A possible fourth airport alternative is Reus Airport which is located 418 kilometres from Madrid. Around 100km west of Barcelona and more than 250km north of Valencia Airport, Reus International Airport is close to the beaches of Costa Daurada and only 8km away from the city centre of Tarragona. If you plan to pre book a hire car at Reus Airport, when you arrive you'll find the car hire collection desks for the main car hire brands in the arrivals building. Keep an eye out for the car rental signs once you've cleared passport control.

See our Madrid nearby locations on a map

Car rental terminology

Hire car excess

Rental car excess
Your rental car at Madrid will already be fully insured for theft and damage as part of the rental cost. However, there is usually an excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on domestic car insurance in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars is high. It's often in the region of £1,000 to £2,700. If you decide not to insure the excess you will be liable to pay for any damage to the car up to the value of the excess amount. Take a look at the Premium Cover car rental options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your credit card when you collect the car.

Paying for Madrid Spain Car rental using a debit card and other ways to pay.

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

It can be useful to know the different currency and payment options for your car hire in Madrid Spain, as payments for add ons (like GPS and extra drivers) might need to be settled in local currency (by credit card) at the collection counter.

It's worth remembering that quite often car hire companies that will allow debit card at the desk are more costly than those that accept credit card only.

If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover for your rental, it usually means that you'll need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will usually be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the hire partner at the collection desk, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Day Trip Destinations Close to Madrid

Madrid - Plaza Mayor

Madrid's main public square, positioned in the heart of Spain's capital, 0.38 miles away from Madrid, was historically the centre of Old Madrid. Now the square is known for its history, abundance of restaurants and bars, or a few beers in the sun whilst watching the world go by in one of Spains most vibrant cities.

Toledo - Alcazar De Toledo

Positioned in the highest part of Toledo, 42 miles away from Madrid, this fortress was built back in the 1600s. Now home to the city's Military Museum, this striking fortification is composed of four imposing towers, that provide some amazing views over the city. A great historical and cultural day trip for the whole family.

Cuenca - Hanging Houses of Cuenca

Known locally as the Casas Colgadas, this famous group of hanging houses located 86 miles from Madrid, is next to the drastic ravine of the river Huecar - making it perfect for photographers. Cuenca itself is full of culture, history and architectural beauty - recommended to visit when close to Madrid.

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Find answers to common questions about car hire in Madrid Spain

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire in Spain?

We work hard to ensure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Spain

For my car hire in Spain, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Madrid Spain. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

Can I cancel my booking in Madrid Spain if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Is the car rental fully insured?

Car rentals in Madrid Spain are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

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