Car Hire at Madrid Airport

Car hire

Car Hire

if you are hiring a car then driving directions to and from Madrid Airport are fairly straightforward as it has good road links with the main access and ring roads of the city.

The airport is only 12km from the city centre and you can get to it in various ways: from the city centre and M-30 on the A-2 or N-II (road to Barcelona) take the exit towards the airport at kilometre 12 or from the M-40 exits 3 and 9 connecting respectively with the M-11 and N-100 which lead directly to the airport terminals

Tips on Driving in Madrid

The traffic system in Madrid is pretty complicated and takes some getting used to, with congestion being a major problem on access roads especially during rush hours and holiday periods. So our advice is to find a safe place when you arrive, leave your car there, and use the public transport system. Your hire car is better used for trips outside the city centre.

Parking can be difficult with resident only areas allowing you to leave you car there for just 90 minutes from 08.00 to 21.00. The parking areas are identified by a blue line on the street and discs can be obtained from hotels and travel agents. Sometimes they are not very clearly marked so always check for signs.

Also make sure that you don't leave anything of value in your parked car and put anything you do have to leave out of sight. Parking garages are limited but are a safer alternative than the street but check the prices before you enter as they can be very expensive.

As a general guide to driving in Spain always give way to traffic coming from the left, particularly at roundabouts. You must use your indicators when overtaking, pulling out and pulling back in again. Surprisingly it is illegal to use your horn in built-up areas except in cases of extreme danger - this is a case of don't do as the Spanish do but do as they say!


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Car Hire Firms

Avis car hire at Madrid Airport

Avis Car Hire
Aeropuerto de Madrid
Madrid 28042 - Spain

Opening hours: T1 & T2, 7.00 am to midnight. T4, 7.00 am to 3.00 am.

Avis Desks are on the ground floor at T1 & T2 and also on the first floor of T4 at Madrid Barajas Airport.

Avis Telephone Numbers:

T1: +34 913937 222/223/224
T2: +34 913937 281
T4: +34 917438 867/868

Website: www.avis-europe.com

Europcar at Madrid Airport

Europcar Car Hire
Madrid Barajas Airport
Madrid 28042 - Spain

T1 telephone: +34 913937 235/ 236
T2 telephone: +34 913937 290
T4 telephone: +34 917438 758

Website: www.europcar.es

Opening hours: T1 and T2, 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight. T4: 24 hours, except on Sundays, when it is closed from 12:00 am to 7:00 am

Hertz Rent a Car at Madrid Airport

Hertz Car Hire
Aeropuerto de Madrid
Madrid 28042 - Spain

Opening hours: 07:00 to 00:00

The Car Hire Hertz desks are on the ground floor in Terminals 1 & 2 and also on the first floor of the new T4 Terminal 4 building.

Hertz: General information and bookings telephone number: 0034 902 402 405
T1 telephone: +34 913 937228/229
T2 telephone: +34 913 938265/266
T4 telephone: +34 917 466004/005

Website: www.hertz.es

Enterprise Car Hire at Madrid Airport

Enterprise Car Hire
Aeropuerto de Madrid
Madrid 28042 - Spain

National Atesa Opening hours: 07:00 to 00:00.

General information and bookings telephone number: 0034 902 100 101
T1 telephone: +34 913 937232
T2 telephone: +34 913 937285
T4 telephone: +34 917 466060/061

Website: www.enterprise.es/

Sixt rent a car at Madrid Airport

Sixt Car Hire at Madrid Barajas Airport
Terminals 1 & 4
Madrid 28042

Opening hours: 00:00 - 01:00, 07:00 - 24:00

Tel: +34 902 491616
Fax: +34 911 414361

Website: www.sixt.es

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