Madrid is the capital of Spain and home to a long list of impressive historical buildings, museums and galleries, complemented by vast outdoor spaces. Just a short drive from city centre and you will find two of the most famous attractions: The Museum del Prado, which houses one of the best collections of modern art in the world, and The Retiro Park, a massive park filled with sculptures and monuments surrounding a large lake. Browse the National Museum of Archaeology, just north of the city centre, then visit the grand avenue known as the Gran Via to discover the incredible nightlife of this bustling city.
There are multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites within driving distance of Madrid. Check out Segovia, famous for its Roman aqueduct and Spanish Mint, or visit Spain's largest monastery in El Escorial. Also worth a visit it Alcalá de Henares, the world's first planned university. The original intention for this model was to be the ideal urban community, known as Civitas Dei, or City of God.
Our car hire suppliers in Madrid include Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Thrifty and Alamo.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid, as well as the main train stations: Madrid Atocha and Chamartin. Additionally, there are over 15 depots near the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Madrid depot is convenient for you.
As with most cities, parking in the city centre can be a difficult task, but paid parking is available in Madrid's city centre. Maximum parking times range from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the zone and costs can vary from about €1.15 per hour to €2.20 per hour. Car parks are available throughout the city and typically charge about €2 per hour with a daily maximum cost of €27.
Many highways in Spain will have tolls, and drivers must take a ticket when entering. Pay points are posted along the way, and will charge based on distance. There are designated lanes for various forms of payment and credit cards are accepted, but cash is always a good idea. Some roads have a fixed charge, which must be paid regardless of distance.