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    MyTripCar is the car hire comparison site that shows car hire prices with no hidden fees. We are upfront about: additional fees, extras, deposits, insurance, waiting times... In order for you to know everything before paying.

    This superguide shows you the advantages of hiring a car in different locations of Barcelona. Barcelona, Badalona, Cornellá de Llobregat, Granollers, Manresa, Mataró, Sabadell, San Baudilio de Llobregat, Tarrasa y Villanueva y Geltrú.

    The car hire superguide in Barcelona

    It also shows useful information to hire a car in the province of Barcelona. You will be able to compare prices, offices and opening times, 24h pick up/drop off services and how much it costs, distances among offices and how to get there by public transport.

    You will also get to know the parking regulations of Barcelona, how to file a complaint and how vehicle towing works. If you need anything else, just call us.

    Where to hire a car in Barcelona

    Barcelona Airport

    Inside the Airport

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Avis-Budget
    • Dollar-Hertz-Thrifty
    • Europcar-Keddy-Interrent
    • Firefly
    • Sixt

    Outside the airport

    • Avis-Budget
    • Centauro
    • Dollar-Hertz-Thrifty
    • Europcar
    • Goldcar-Rhodium
    • Solmar

    Sants Train Station

    Inside the Station

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Europcar-Keddy
    • Sixt

    Outside the Station

    • Avis-Budget
    • Dollar-Hertz-Thrifty
    • Goldcar-Rhodium
    • Meridiana Rent a Car

    Other locations

    Barcelona city

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Avis-Budget
    • Dollar-Hertz-Thrifty
    • Europcar
    • Meridiana Rent a Car
    • Rent Bull
    • Sixt
    • Vila Rent

    Villanueva y Geltrú

    • Europcar
    • Vila Rent

    Manrresa

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Europcar

    Tarrasa

    • Avis-Budget
    • Europcar

    San Baudilio de Llobregat

    • Alamo-Enterprise

    Cornellà de Llobregat

    • Europcar

    Badalona

    • Avis-Budget

    Sabadell

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Avis-Budget
    • Dollar-Hertz-Thrifty
    • Europcar

    Granollers

    • Avis
    • Europcar

    Mataró

    • Alamo-Enterprise
    • Avis
    • Europcar

    Nearest 24/7 Petrol station to the Airport

    Car hire company Opening hours Address
    CEPSA 24 h Road C-31, km 191, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona)

    This is a map of the province of Barcelona shows all car hire offices in each town. You will also see where the airport Barcelona-El Prat and the railway station Barcelona-Sants are. This map also shows where the nearest 24th petrol station is, in order to drop the car off with full deposit since that's one of the most important problems that people have when hiring a car.

    Barcelona has three main ways to get into the city: the airport of Barcelona-El Prat, the railway station of Barcelona-Sants and the port. The airport is located to the south of the city, only 15km away, in the town of Llobregat, and it's very well connected to Barcelona by commuter trains and local buses. The railway station of Barcelona-Sants is situated in the situated in the city centre and it's very well connected to any other city location by public transport. The best places of the province to hire a car are the airport and the railway station, they are also one of the best of Spain. The port is located in one of the most visited zones of the city, although there's no car hire offices there, several offices are located close to the port.

    Price versus location

    CAR HIRE PRICES IN BARCELONA
    Fiat 500Fiat 500 Fiat 500LFiat 500L Ford FiestaFord Fiesta
    Europcar Goldcar Rhodium Europcar Goldcar Rhodium Europcar Goldcar Rhodium
    Airport 158 € 67 € 221 € 95 € 175 € 74 €
    Train Station of Barcelona-Sants ▲11 € ▲24 € 114 € ▼35 € ▲3 € 116 € ▲57 € ▲61 €

    Car rental prices not only change from one company to another, but also among offices of the same company. This table shows a comparison of several cars models prices, with comprehensive coverage with no excess, during 5 days in November 2016, in the main locations to hire a car in the province of Barcelona.

    As you can see in the table, to rent a Fiat 500 or similar in the airport may vary from 67 € with Goldcar to 158€ with Europcar. This same car category cost 169 € with Europcar, 114 € with Rhodium and 91 € with Goldcar in the railway station of Barcelona-Sants.
    We recommend to check prices of all car hire offices, on the same dates, and to go to those offices to get better deals with similar conditions.

    How to get from the airport to other destinations

    From the airport Vilanova i la Geltru Manresa Terrassa Sant Boi de Llobregat Cornellá de Llobregat Estación de tren de Barcelona-Sants Barcelona Ciudad Badalona Sabadell Granollers Mataró
    Distance 38 km 67 km 37 km 12 km 14 km 15 km 15 km 27 km 40 km 46 km 48 km
    Travel time by car 34 min 56 min 37 min 17 min 15 min 22 min 22 min 27 min 39 min 39 min 44 min
    Taxi Estimated price 59€ 99€ 59€ 20€ 22€ 20€ 20€ 41€ 63€ 74€ 74€
    Bus Estimated price €24.15 - - - - €3.5 - €-5.90 2.15 €5.90 - - - -
    Local train

    If being in the airport you want to hire a car in some other car hire office, one of the factors to keep in mind is how easy to get there is.

    This map shows distances from the airport to other towns of the province where you can hire a car and how much the taxi or bus (as long as there's one) to get there would cost.

    Driving risk statistics in the Province of Barcelona

    Risk in the Province of Barcelona
    Number of cars Car thefts Traffic Accidents Black Spots
    2,347,766 3,453 18,402
    2th in Spaing 2th in Spaing 1st in Spaing 0 in Spaing

    Barcelona has the second highest number of registered cars: the huge a mount of more than 2 millions of cars and that's only cars registered in the province. Obviously, since there are so many cars, it's quite usual that there are more car thefts; but if we compare the number of car with the number of cars thefts, statistically, we can see that there are less car thefts in Barcelona than in Málaga or Cádiz, having a lower number of cars.

    Barcelona's roads are pretty safe, there's no black spots and even though there are many accidents, the most safe month is August, coinciding with Spanish holidays and there are only tourists in the city.

    To sum up, Barcelona has excellent roads but they also have dense traffic We recommend to hire a comprehensive coverage with non deductibles, it might seem a frivolous expense but, in case of something happens, you will save so much money that you will be eternally grateful to us.

    Airport

    Airport of Barcelona

    The airport of Barcelona is the second most important airport in Spain. It receives more than 37 million of passengers per year and it's very well connected to Europe and other continents. The airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat, fifteen kilometers away fro Barcelona. Different Airport names you may find: Aeropuerto de Barcelona, Aeroport de Barcelona, Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat, Aeropuerto de El Prat de Llobregat, Aeropuerto del Prat.

    Contact information of the airport of Barcelona:

    Latitude Longitude Address Phone Aena Web
    41.3031871 2.0771464 Aeropuerto de Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 903 211 000
    902 404 704
    Aena Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat
    Some useful information about Barcelona Airport

    Car hire in the Airport of Barcelona

    All main car hire companies have offices in the airport of Barcelona, either inside the airport or in the surroundings.

    Car hire companies are situated in the T1 and T2 of the airport. Offices are open 17 hours a day, although if you inform them of the flight number, if the flight is delayed, they will wait up to two hours (with extra charge, check the table).

    In the T1, car hire offices are situated in the arrivals lobby. It's very easy to find the terminal even though it's magnitude: being at the exit door of the luggage claim area, go straight ahead, you'll find the car hire offices behind the coffee shops, they are situated one next to each other on both sides of the main corridor. Here there are offices of Avis-Budget, Alamo-Enterprise, Hertz-Dollar-Firefly-Thrifty, Europcar-Interrent-Keddy y Sixt.

    In the T2, car hire offices are situated on the ground floor, in the arrivals lobby. Right after taking your luggage, you will find the car hire offices of all main companies on the left. Avis-Budget, Alamo-Enterprise, Hertz-Dollar-Firefly-Thrifty, Europcar-Interrent-Keddy y Sixt.

    This table shows the car hire office opening times, phone numbers, 24h pick up/drop off services and how much it costs.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alamo Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 935 219 095 7:00-00:00 upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Avis Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 108 495 Mon-Saturday: 07:00-00:30; Saturday: 07:00-12:00; Yes €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Budget Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 108 495 Mon-Saturday: 07:00-00:30; Saturday: 07:00-12:00; Yes €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Dollar Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 011 959 07:00-00:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Enterprise Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 935 219 095 7:00-01:00 T1 upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Europcar Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 105 055 07:00-23:59 T1 Yes €49.30 + VAT 30 min Yes No
    Europcar Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 105 055 07:00-23:59 Yes €49.30 + VAT 30 min Yes No
    Firefly Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 931 935 705 08:00-01:00 - - - - -
    Hertz Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 011 959 7:00-00:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Interrent Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 932 596 230 07:00-23:00 No No 29 min Yes No
    Keddy Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 105 055 07:00-23:59 Yes €49.30 + VAT 30 min Yes No
    Sixt Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 902 491 616 00:00-24:00 Yes change 59 min Yes No
    Thrifty Aeropuerto De Barcelona, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 932 983 637 7:00-00:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    Many car hire companies have its offices outside the airport. Car hire companies located outside the airport usually offer a free shuttle to transport their clients from the airport to their offices and vice versa. You have to drop the car off at the car hire office, and you can take the shuttle to go back to the terminal.

    Where is this free shuttle? Several companies use the same lace to take the free shuttle.

    From the T1, after taking the luggage, go through the exit door and straight ahead to the parking G. At the end of the corridor, go downstairs and you will find the bus there.

    In the T2, after picking the luggage up, go to the arrivals lobby. Get out of the lobby and go to the taxi stand. You will find the shuttle in the same street pavement

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Avis Parque de negocios Mas Blau, C/ de la Selva, 9, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 780 299 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Budget Parque de negocios Mas Blau, C/ de la Selva, 9, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 780 299 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Centauro Polígono Mas Blau II C/ Alta Ribagorçan, nº 30-34, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 931 931 844 07:00-23:00 No No 1 h No No
    Dollar Avda. de les Garrigues, 1-3, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 933 788 764 Mon-Fri: 08:30-19:30; Saturday: 08:30-13:30; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Europcar Avda. de les Garrigues, 55, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 933 741 212 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/ 15:30-19:00 No No 30 min No No
    Goldcar Polígono Mas Blau II C/ Alta Ribagorçan, nº 30-34, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 965 233 169 7:00-22:00 No No 59 min No No
    Hertz Avda. de les Garrigues 1-3, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 933 788 764 Mon-Fri: 08:30-19:30; Saturday: 08:30-13:30; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Rhodium Polígono Mas Blau II C/ Alta Ribagorçan, nº 30-34, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 965 233 169 07:00-23:00 No No 59 min No No
    Solmar C/ de L´Alta Ribagorça, 18, Polígono Mas Blau II, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 788 795 08:00-22:00 Yes €40 1 h Yes No
    Thrifty Avda. de les Garrigues 1-3, 08820, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona 933 788 764 Mon-Fri: 08:30-19:30; Saturday: 08:30-13:30; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    How to get where my car hire is

    If being in the airport you decide to hire a car in other car hire office, we show you how to get there by public transport. There's an excellent train, bus and taxi service in the airport of Barcelona.

    Trains from Barcelona airport

    There's an underground stop called "aeropuerto" in "R2 norte de rodalies" line in the airport of Barcelona.

    The railway station of the airport of Barcelona is outside the T2. There's a corridor connecting the terminal with the railway station. In the ground floor, between both terminal lobbies, after the claim luggage area, go upstairs to the corridor connecting with the railway station located in the 1st floor.

    This table shows those town where you can hire a car an how to get there: lines, transfers, timetables, frequency, contact information of Renfe.

    From the airport Railway Station Barcelona city centre Badalona Cornellá de Llobregat
    Travel time 22 min 27 min 50 min-1 h 30-50 min
    Fare 4,10 € 4,10 € 4,10 € 4,10 €
    Opening time 5:42-23:38 5:42-23:38 5:42-23:38 5:42-23:38
    Frequency 30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min
    Line: R2 R2 R2, transfer in Sants, R1 R2, transfer in Sants, R1/R4
    From the airport Granollers Manresa Mataró Sabadell
    Travel time 59 min 2 h 1 - 20 min 55 min – 1 h 20 min
    Fare 4,10 € 4,10 € 4,10 € 4,10 €
    Opening time 6:08-23:38 5:42-21:38 5:42-23:38 5:42-23:38
    Frequency 30 min 30 min 30 min 30 min
    Line: R2 R2, transfer in Sants, R4 R2, transfer in Sants, R1 R2, transfer in Sants, R4
    From the airport Terrassa Villanueva
    Travel time 1 h 05 min – 1h 20 min 45 min
    Fares 4,10 € 4,10 €
    Opening time 5:42-23:08 5:42-21:38
    Frequency 30 min 30 min
    Line: R2, transfer in Sants, R4 R2, transfer in El Prat de Llobregat, R4

    Bus from Barcelona-El Prat airport

    There are many buses connecting the airport of Barcelona-Prat to the city centre, railway station or to other close towns.

    You will find several public transport companies to get from the airport to Barcelona city centre or to the railway station.

    Local bus stops are located in both terminals:

    In the terminal 1, ground floor and on the third floor next to the departure lobby.

    In the terminal 2, ground floor. The different bus lines are spread out over the terminal, in front of the exit doors.

    Here are the lines, frequency, operating times, and contact information:

    From the airport Barcelona city and railway station (same line).
    Travel time 35 min 35 - 40 min 35 - 40 min 35 - 40 min 35 - 40 min
    Fare €5.90 €2.10 €2.15 €2.15 €2.15
    Opening time 05:35-1:05; 06:00-1:00 05:00-00:15 21:55-4:45 05:35-23:05 05:35-23:05
    Frequency 5-10 min 10-20 min 20 min 20 min 30 min 30 min
    Line: A1/A2 46 16/17 PR1 (railway station) PR2/PR3 (Barcelona city)
    Company Aerobús TMB NitBus Baixbus Baixbus
    Web aerobusbcn.com tmb.cat ambmobilitat.cat baixbus.cat baixbus.cat
    Phone 902 100 104 932 987 000 932 235 151 932 967 251 932 967 251

    The company Alsa connects Villanueva and Geltrú (Vilanova i la Geltru), where you will also find some car hire offices. The Alsa bus stop is on the ground floor of the T1, next to the arrivals lobby. And it's next to the departures lobby in the T2b.

    Villanueva y Geltrú (Vilanova i la Geltru)
    Travel time 3.5-4 h
    Fare €24.15
    Opening time Mon-Saturday: 09:40, 11.45; Saturday: 11:45, 15:30
    Frequency Change
    Line -
    Company Alsa
    Web www.alsa.es
    Phone 902 422 242

    Barcelona licensed taxis are painted in black with two doors in yellow, they are very easy to identify. We recommend to use licensed taxi to avoid any problem.

    There are taxi stands conveniently situated in all terminals of the airport.

    In the terminal 1, the taxi stand is on the ground floor, after the luggage claim area, the arrivals terminal is in the first floor,

    In the terminal 2, the taxi stand is on the ground floor, in front of the exit doors of the arrivals terminal after the luggage claim area.

    You can reserve a taxi in advance on this webpage AMB, by phone, or by apps: Ey taxi, Hailo, Joinup y MyTaxi.

    Taxi fares are per km, not per time, although waiting time is also charged. Keep in mind that you will have to pay an airport extra charge of €3.10 or more than 7 people taxi service extra charge. Besides you will have to pay €1 per piece of luggage. Check that the taxi driver turns on the taximeter (minimum fare) at the beginning and request the invoice in order to be able to file a complaint if necessary.

    This table shows the fares of taxis of Barcelona, those fares may change depending on the area you are going through.

    Type Minimum fare Price/km Waiting time Opening time Min.
    T1 €2.10 €1.07 €21.23 Mon-Fri:: 8:00-20:00 €20
    T2 €2.10 €1.30 €21.70 Sat-Sun: 20:00-8:00 €20
    T3 €2.30 €1.40 €21.70 Sat-Sun: 00:00-3:00/20:00-0:00; €20
    T4 €39.00 - €0 - €20

    This is the contact information of the municipal transport company of Barcelona:

    Company Phone Web
    Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) 932 235 151 www.taxi.amb.cat
    Railway Station of Barcelona-Sants

    Railway Station of Barcelona-Sants

    There are several railway stations in Barcelona, but the most important is Barcelona-Sants. Barcelona-Sants railway station is the second most important station in Spain. It receives with more than 30 million of passengers a year and international, national and local destinations. Different Railway Station names you may find: Estación de tren de Barcelona, Sants Estació, Barcelona Sants, Estación de Barcelona Sants.

    Further information about the railway station of Barcelona-Sants:

    Latitude Longitude Address Phone Adif Web
    41.379335 2.1394773 Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 902 432 343 Adif Estación de Barcelona Sants
    Barcelona-Sants Railways Station contact information:

    Where to hire a car in the railway station of Barcelona

    There are some car hire companies office inside the station.

    The railway station of Barcelona-Sants has Alamo-Enterprise, Europcar-Keddy and Sixt offices. There are two floors, the car hire companies are in the ground floor, next to the exit to Joan Peiró square, on the left of the boarding area.

    Further information about the railway station of Barcelona: This table shows opening times, 24h pick up-drop off services and how much cost that service:

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alamo Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 934 910 189 7:00-23:00; Sat-Sun: 8:00-20:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Enterprise Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 934 910 189 Mon-Fri: 7:00-23:00; Sat-Sun: 8:00-20:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Europcar Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 933 741 212 7:00-23:30 Yes €49.30 + VAT 30 min Yes No
    Keddy Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 933 741 212 7:00-23:30 Yes €49.30 + VAT 30 min Yes No
    Sixt Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n, 08014, Barcelona 902 491 616 7:00-23:00 No No 59 min Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    Avis-Budget, Hertz-Dollar-Thrifty, Goldcar-Rhodium y Meridiana Rent a car offices are located outside the railway station of Barcelona-Sants, only a few minutes within walking distance. If the offices are located outside the terminal, it's a little more uncomfortable to get there so the car hire companies usually offer better deals to make it worthwhile.

    Here is a table of some important car hire offices two minutes walking distance from the railway station:

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Avis C/ Rector Triado, 104, 08014, Barcelona 902 110 293 Mon-Fri: 07:30-23:30; Sat-Sun: 8:00-21:00; Yes €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Budget C/ Rector Triado, 104, 08014, Barcelona 902 110 293 Mon-Fri: 07:30-23:30; Sat-Sun: 8:00-21:00; Yes €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Dollar C/ Viriat, 45, 902 998 707 Mon-Fri: 07:00-22:00; Sat-Sun: 07:00-15:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Goldcar C/ Viriat, 43, 08014, Barcelona 965 233 427 Mon-Fri: 07:00-20:00; Sat-Sun: 06:00-18:00; No No 59 min No No
    Hertz C/ Viriat, 45, 08014, Barcelona 902 998 707 Mon-Fri: 07:00-22:00; Sat-Sun: 07:00-15:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Meridiana Rent a Car 933 229 012
    902 195 916
    Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00/ 16:00-20:00; Saturday: 09:30-13:00; No No No Yes No
    Rhodium C/ Viriat, 43, 08014, Barcelona 965 233 427 Mon-Fri: 07:00-20:00; Sat-Sun: 06:00-18:00; No No 59 min No No
    Thrifty C/ Viriat, 45, Mon-Fri: 07:00-22:00; Sat-Sun: 07:00-15:00 Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    If you get to Barcelona by train but you want to hire a car in other location, you will find very comfortable public transport options from the railway station: commuter trains, buses, underground and taxi. This superguide of Barcelona shows you how to get to the main public transport stops in the city.

    The public transport service of Barcelona city (bus and train) is managed by the company

    Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, For further information, check this website:

    Public transportation from the Barcelona railway station

    In the station, on the ground floor, you will find the underground and commuter trains station -rodalies-. Outside the station, next to the main entrance, you will also find the bus stops and taxi stands.

    This table shows what public transport in the railway station in Barcelona-Sants are

    Railway Station Local train Underground City bus Taxis
    Location In the station In the station Nearby the station Plaza Joan Peiró.
    Line R1, R2, R3, R4, R7, R8 3 (green line) 27, 30, 32, 42, 44, 78, 109 -
    Company Renfe TMB TMB Radio Taxi Barcelona
    Web www.renfe.com www.tmb.net www.tmb.net www.radiotaxibarcelona.com
    Phone 902 320 320 902 075 027 902 075 027 902 222 111
    Railway station public transportation in Barcelona-Sants

    Airport, bus station and port connection

    You can get from the railway station of Barcelona-Sants to the airport by the commuter trains R2 line.

    The bus station and the railway station of Barcelona-Sants are within walking distance. The bus station of Barcelona-Nord is further but you can get there by taking the underground to Plaza España and transferring lines to the Arco de Triunfo stop; there's only a few minutes walking distance to the railway station.

    The closest tram stop is only 1.5 km away, but it's still a good option to connect to the rest of the city locations. The closest stop is Francesc Marcià.

    You can get to the national/international port by underground. The closest stop is Drasanes.

    This table shows the main public transport stops and how to get there from tha railway station:

    FIELD1 Airport Bus Station Tram Port
    Name Aeropuerto de Barcelona – El Prat Estación de autobuses Barcelona-Sants TramMet Puerto de Barcelona
    Address 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona C/ Viriat 33, 08014 Barcelona The closest stop is in the Plaça Francesc Marcià Moll de Barcelona s/n, edifici Est, 1ª planta, 08039, Barcelona
    webpage www.aena.es - www.tram.cat www.portdebarcelona.cat
    Teléfono 902 404 704 933 674 400 900 701 181 932 986 000
    Distance 11,1 km In front of the railway station 1,5 km 12,4 km
    Hot to get there Line R2 North Walking Underground line 3 Bus 32 Underground line 3 to the Railway station Drassanes
    Company Renfe - TMB TramMet
    Webpage to get there www.renfe.com - www.tmb.net www.tram.cat

    Barcelona City

    Car hire in Barcelona

    Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, with more than 1.6 million residents. There are small and large car hire companies all over the city, spe

    This table shows information of car hire offices in Barcelona, address and phone number, opening times, and 24h pick up/drop of service and how much it costs. Check those located in the railway station of Sants too.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Alamo C/ Muntaner, 45, 08011, Barcelona 933 230 701 Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Alamo C/ de Pere IV, 129, 08018, Barcelona 933 056 153 Mon-Fri: 8:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; No €50 1 h Yes No
    Avis C/ de Pallars, 457, 08019, Barcelona 933 031 066 Mon-Fri: 8:00-13 00 16:00-18:00 Saturday: 08:00-13:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Avis C/ Córcega, 293/295, 08008, Barcelona 902 110 275 Mon-Fri: 8:00-21:00; Saturday: 08:00-17:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Budget C/ Córcega, 293-295, 08008, Barcelona 902 110 275 Mon-Fri: 8:00-21:00; Saturday: 8:00-20:00; Sunday: 8:00-13:30; upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Budget C/ de Pallars, 457, 08019, Barcelona 933 031 066 Mon-Fri: 8:00-13:00 16:00-18:00; Saturday: 08:00-13:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Dollar Avda. Diagonal, 622, 08021, Barcelona 934 101 034 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Dollar C/ de Espronceda, 6, 08005, Barcelona 933 561 139 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Enterprise C/ Muntaner, 45, 08011, Barcelona 933 230 701 Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Enterprise C/ de Pere IV, 129, 08018, Barcelona 933 056 153 Mon-Fri: 8:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; No €50 1 h No
    Europcar C/ Motors, 144, 08038, Barcelona 934 743 048 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Europcar Centro Comercial Centre de la Vila, 08005, Barcelona 932 218 528 Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00/ 15:30-19:30; Saturday: 09:00-14:00; No No 30 min Yes No
    Europcar C/ Badajoz, 168, 08018, Barcelona 936 241 882 Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00/ 15:30-19:30; No No 30 min Yes No
    Europcar Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 680, 08010, Barcelona 933 020 543 Mon-Fri: 8:00-19:30; Saturday: 09:00-14:00; No No 30 min No No
    Europcar C/ Viladomat, 214, 08029, Barcelona 934 398 403 Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00/ 15:30-19:30; Saturday: 8:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Hertz Avda. Diagonal, 622, 08021, Barcelona 934 101 034 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Hertz C/ de Espronceda, 6, 8005, Barcelona 933 561 139 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-18:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Meridiana Rent a Car C/ Caracas, 50A, 08030, Barcelona 932 740 764 Mon-Fri: 08:00-14:00/ 16:00-20:00; Saturday: 09:00-13:30; No No No Yes No
    Rent Bull Avda. Meridiana, 9, Baja, 08018, Barcelona 933 004 362
    902 112 475
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    Sixt Rambla de Catalunya, 74, 08007, Barcelona 902 491 616 08:00-21:00 No No 59 min Yes No
    Sixt Passeig del Taulat 262-264, 08019, Barcelona 902 491 616 08:00-16:00 No No 59 min Yes No
    Sixt C/ Aragó, 54, 08015, Barcelona 902 491 616 Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00; Sat-Sun: 8:00-16:30; No No 59 min Yes No
    Sixt C/ Palaudàries, 5-7, 08004, Barcelona 934 885 839 07:00-21:30 No No 59 min No No
    Vila Rent C/ de Casp, 15, 08010, Barcelona 902 202 402 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:30/ 15:00-19:30; - - - - -
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges

    Parking in Barcelona

    Parking in big cities is always difficult. Parking zones of Barcelona, like in the rest of Spanish cities, are signalled by colourful lines on the street pavement. White zone means free parking, yellow zone means "no parking zone", blue and orange mean "controlled parking zones". There are also motorcycle parking.

    Controlled parking zones in Barcelona are painted in blue (Àrea blava) or green (Àrea verda). Green zones can be either preferential parking use or residents use only. Residents must request the parking permit "tarjeta AREA" to park in residents parking only areas.

    Here is a map of the Freen zone: Àrea verda de Barcelona.

    For further information, check this webpage: Àrea verda de Barcelona.

    This is a free parking area. Timetable, price and parking time limit depend on the zone. Zones are correctly is signalled for further information.

    Fare Opening time Price
    Basic Mon-Fri from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 and 20:00h.
    There are two fares depending on the zone.
    Zona A: max. 1-2 h.; 2,50 €/h
    Zona B: max.2 h.; 2,25 €/h
    Zona C: max. 3 h.; 1,96 €/h
    Zona D: max. 4 h.; 1,08 €/h

    It's a free parking area but they are oriented to make parking easier for residents. In order not to mix up both areas, the Area verda or Preferential green zone are painted in green.

    Fare Opening time Price
    Resident Mon-Fri from 08:00 to 20:00 0,20 €/day or 0€/day
    Non resident Mon-Fri from 08:00 to 20:00 Zona A: max. 1-2 h.; 3,00 €/h
    Zona B: max.1-2 h.; 2,75 €/h

    It's a "residents parking only" zone. Don't get resident areas mixed up with the green areas.

    Only residents can park 24h a day in Barceloneta and Born neighbourhoods, and no other car is authorised to park there.

    Gràcia, Sarrià, Camp de l'Arpa and Ciutat Vella historical centres, except for Barceloneta, only residents are authorised to park from 08:00 to 20:00 and non-residents will be able to park there for free from 20:00 to 08:00.

    Fare User Opening time Price
    exclusive 24h Resident 24 h 0,20 €/day or 0€/day
    exclusive 24h Non residents No parking zone Not authorised
    Exclusive Resident 08:00 to 20:00 0,20 €/day or 0€/day
    Exclusive Non resident 20:00 to 08:00 €0 day

    You can pay in cash or with credit card in the parking meter. Generally, you will have to put the ticket in a visible place inside the car, but parking meters also offer to use SMART TICKET system, so it's not necessary to any receipt in the windscreen.

    You can also pay by this mobile app: ApparkB, or this app: iparquing, which merged with Easypark in July 2015: EasyPark.

    If you have exceed less than 50% of the time you had paid, you can cancel the fine by paying €6 in the parking meter. Remember to keep the receipt.

    Vehicle towing in Barcelona

    The vehicle impound of Barcelona is:

    Car pound Address Phone
    Depósito Municipal de Vehículos Barcelona Passeig Vall d'Hebron, 138 - 176 934 280 698
    Car hire in other towns.

    Car hire in other towns.

    There are several towns close to Barcelona where you can hire a car with the main car hire companies. Badalona, Cornellá, Granollers, Manresa, Mataró, Sabadell, Sant Boi, Tarrasa and Villanueva.

    This table shows the main car hire companies in the province of Barcelona: locations, opening times, 24h pick up/drop off services and how much it costs.

    Company Address Office phone Opening hours After hours pick up Max delay
    Is it allowed? Charge 24h Return Grace period Penalty*
    Badalona Avis Marqués De Montroig 88 B, 08912, Badalona, Barcelona 933 999 309 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Cornellá de Llobregat Europcar Porta Diagonal, 8, 08940, Cornellá de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 743 048 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Granollers Avis Estación de autobuses, Avda. del Parc, s/n, 08400, Granollers, Barcelona 938 700 361 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; No No 29 min Yes No
    Granollers Europcar Estación de autobuses, Avda. del Parc, s/n, 08400, Granollers, Barcelona 938 707 722 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 14:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Manresa Avis C/ Francesc Moragas 66 68 L8, 08242, Manresa, Barcelona 938 744 810 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:30-12:00; upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Manresa Budget C/ Francesc Moragas 66 68 L8, 08242, Manresa, Barcelona 938 744 810 Mon-Thur, Sunday: 8:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Fri-Sat: 9:30-12:00; upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Manresa Europcar C/ de Vic, 248, 08243, Manresa, Barcelona 938 770 276 Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:30/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Mataró Alamo C/ de Balançó i Boter 22, Citroën Automoció, 08302, Mataró, Barcelona 937 586 868 Mon-Fri: 8:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:30; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Mataró Avis Ronda Del President Macia 5, 08302, Mataró, Barcelona 937 411 150 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Mataró Enterprise Avda. del Maresme, 103, 08302, Mataró, Barcelona 937 586 868 Mon-Fri: 8:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:30; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Sabadell Alamo C/ Francesc Eiximenis, 6, 08205, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 121 507 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:30/ 16:30-19:30; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Sabadell Avis C/ de los Calders 69, 08201, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 269 634 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-12:00; No No 1 h Yes No
    Sabadell Budget C/ de los Calders 69, 08201, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 269 634 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-12:00; No No 1 h Yes No
    Sabadell Dollar C/ Joaquim Blume 8, 08205, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 104 445 Mon: 9:00-14:00/ 16:00-19:00; Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Sabadell Enterprise C/ Francesc Eiximenis, 6, 08205, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 121 507 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:30/ 16:30-19:30; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Sabadell Europcar Avd. Rafael Casanovas, 28, 08206, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 276 851 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:30/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Sabadell Hertz C/ Joaquim Blume 8, 08205, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 104 445 Mon: 9:00-14:00/ 16:00-19:00; Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    Sabadell Thrifty C/ Joaquim Blume 8, 08205, Sabadell, Barcelona 937 104 445 Mon: 9:00-14:00/ 16:00-19:00; Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; Yes €49.36 29 min Yes No
    San Baudilio de Llobregat (Sant Boi de Llobregat) Alamo C/ de Osca, 7, Esquina 1-3, 08830, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 785 802 Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    San Baudilio de Llobregat (Sant Boi de Llobregat) Enterprise C/ de Osca, 7, Esquina, 1-3, 08830, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona 934 785 802 Mon-Fri: 8:00-20:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; upon request €50 1 h Yes No
    Tarrasa (Terrassa) Avis Rambleta Pare Alegre, 98, 08224, Terrassa, Barcelona 937 367 326 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Tarrasa (Terrassa) Budget Rambleta Pare Alegre, 98, 08224, Terrassa, Barcelona 937 367 326 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00 upon request €60 + VAT 29 min Yes No
    Tarrasa (Terrassa) Europcar Estación de Autobuses, 08223, Terrassa, Barcelona 937 801 100 Mon-Fri: 8:30-13:30/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Villanueva y Geltrú (Vilanova i la Geltru) Europcar Avda. Terrosa, 5, 08800, Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona 938 115 627 Mon-Fri: 9:00-13:00/ 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-13:00; No No 30 min No No
    Villanueva y Geltrú (Vilanova i la Geltru) Vila Rent Avda. Eduard Toldrà, 75, 08800, Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona 669 562 592 - - - - - -
    * Panalty Penalty charge plus full-day late charges
    Car hire tips in Barcelona

    Car hire tips in Barcelona

    Consumer rights and how to file a complaint

    You can file a complaint if you believe you have been unfairly treated or your consumer rights have been violated.

    In order to file an official complaint in Spain you must fill in the official documents and go to the Junta Arbitral de Transportes:

    • File an official complaint that you can request in the car hire office and go to:
      • Organización Municipal de Información al Consumidor (OMIC)
      • Oficina Territorial de Consumo
      • Junta Arbitral de Consumo
    • Going to Juntas Arbitrales de Transporte

    This graph shows you where to find them and how to contact them in Barcelona. For further information about filing a complaint, read our article: How to file a complaint.

    Where Location Office Address Phone Email
    Junta arbitral de transporte Barcelona Dirección General de Transportes y Movilidad Calle d’Aragó, 244-248, 2ª Planta 932-147-000
    Organización municipal de información al consumidor Barcelona Oficina del consumidor Barcelona Ronda Sant Pau, 43-45 . BAJOS 934 027 841 omic@mail.bcn.es
    Oficina Territorial de Consumo Barcelona Agencia Catalana del Consumo Calle de Pamplona, 113 935 516 666
    Junta arbitral de consumo Barcelona Junta Arbitral de Consumo de Cataluña Calle de Pamplona, 113 935 516 666

    References in these articles

    All data used in the statistic tables has been collected from these organizations