Sun, sea and sand is what Spain is best known for. But what about the mountain roads, two F1 tracks, historic villages, art and culture? Spain offers the perfect destination for a driving holiday as its many cities and villages could keep your enthusiasm for travelling going forever.
Hertz Car Rental has branches throughout Spain in the most convenient locations, and our team are on hand to make sure you have everything your need to get you on your way. When you hire a car with Hertz you are guaranteed premium, quality cars that represent great value and the freedom to explore Spain on your own terms.
Hertz has more than 90 car rental branches in Spain at all the key locations including, airports, train stations and large hotels. Hertz Car Rental make it easy for you to hire a car wherever your journey takes you.
Millions of tourists travel to Spain every year and many hire cars so they can explore this beautiful country and its islands. The enforcement of traffic regulations is strict, but if you follow the tips below you shouldn’t have any problems.
• The minimum age to drive in Spain is 18 and the minimum age you can rent a car is 23
• Drive on the right and overtake on the left
• Children under three must be in the appropriate seat and in the back of the car
• Children under 12 cannot sit in the front without a specially adapted child seat. They must also be properly strapped in using correct seat restraints, including when travelling in taxis.
• Talking on a mobile phone without using hands free is prohibited
• Speed limits are:
o 120 km/h on dual carriageways and motorways
o Between 90 and 100 km/h on roads
o 50 km/h in built-up areas
o Be aware that roads are monitored by enforcement cameras.
• Drink driving is in line with the rest of Europe and your blood alcohol level must not be more than 50mg/ml
• Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers
• If you break down or are in an accident you must place warning triangles 50 metres behind and 50 metres in front of the car
• You must carry the following safety equipment:
o a complete set of spare bulbs and fuses
o a pair of warning triangles
o spare wheel
Hertz will make sure you have everything you need
• Running out of fuel can lead to a fine should you break down because of this.
• Side lights must be used at sunrise, sunset and in tunnels
• Parking is often paid for and is indicated by blue parking zones “zonal azul” or “zona O.R.A”. If your car is parked on a poorly lit street at night you must leave your sidelights on
• It is prohibited to use your horn unnecessarily. In urban areas its use is forbidden at all times, you must flash your lights as a warning instead
• If you receive an on the spot fine make sure you get a receipt and do not be surprised if you are escorted to a cash machine
Valencia’s F1 street track has been off the Grand Prix calendar for five years, but there are rumours it could be coming back. Head down to the beautiful Valencia to see this motorsport attraction and the fabulous port in its vicinity.
If you want to take in the F1 then head to Barcelona where you can catch it at the Gran Permio De Espana Pirelli. Whilst in Barcelona head to Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell and be astounded by the architectural beauty of these two places.
Travel inland and try the fantastic food and wine in Bilbao, Santander, Madrid and Saville. Spain really does have something for everyone and hiring a car is the best way to experience it all.
Minimum car rental age
The minimum age you can rent a car in Italy is 25. However, those over the age of 23 can hire certain groups of vehicle by paying a young drivers surcharge. This is €21.78 (including tax) per day with a maximum charge of €217.80. The Dream, Family and certain cars in the Prestige collections can only be hired by those 28 and above.
120 km/h on dual carriageways and motorways, 100 km/h on conventional roads, 90 km/h on all other roads and 50 km/h in built-up areas
Tolls and charges
Most motorways and roads are free. However, there are a few toll roads on mainland Spain, but they always have a free alternative.
Valid driving licence and IDP you are not an EU resident.
If you are planning to pay by card, please bring your credit card and passport