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Car rental in Barcelona

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, is located between the Montjuic, Tibidabo and Montserrat mountains from the west, and the Mediterranean beach from the east. Here you can find the Gothic quarter, La Rambla pedestrian mall, Placa de Catalunya, the Modernist buildings designed by Gaudi and countless markets, restaurants and tourist attractions. Around two million people live in Barcelona, which is considered to be one of the leading tourist sites of the world, thanks to convenient weather during most of the year. Another important symbol of the city is its popular football team, F.C Barcelona, whose games attract football fans from around the world.

Barcelona's attractions don't end at the city limits and that's where car rental plays a major role.

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Car rental in Barcelona
Driving a rental car in Barcelona

Intend on driving with your rental car around Spain? The city's main northern exit is Nudo de la Tinitat. From here you'll be able to drive quickly towards Costa Brava, the Pyrenees and Manresa. Interstate AP-7 (partially a toll road) is recommended for that matter. Interstate AP-2 stretches towards Lerida, Zaragoza and Madrid and AP-7 (southern part) will lead you to Tarragona and other coastal resorts.El-Part international airport is located 12km southwest of the city center and is considered to be an ideal pick up location for those who are interested in exploring the area. A drive to the scenic beaches of Costa Brava and a visit in the towns of Girona and Figueras is a great suggestion. A rental car will enable more adventurous drivers a beautiful ride to the Pyrenees. Another highly recommended tour is driving south of Barcelona, along Spain's eastern shores. With all these options, your tour will surely be more interesting and enjoyable.

If you intend to focus on Barcelona, you might consider picking up the car in one of the agencies located town down. In order to get there from the airport, you can take the RENFE R2 train to Passeig de Gracia or Sants stations. They are well connected to the underground. Another option is taking the Aerobus, which will take you quickly to Placa Catalunya, or other buses.

Road infrastructure in the city and around it has improved a lot since the 1992 Olympic Games. Still, like other big cities in Europe, Barcelona still suffers from heavy traffic jams, especially during rush hour. Parking problems and narrow one way streets are also an issue, so if you intend to enter Barcelona by car, do it using the half ring roads like the Ronda Litoral and Ronda de Dalt, which offer easy access to the city's quarters. You could park close to a metro station and continue with a train to city center. Alternatively, you can use one of the many parking lots scattered around the city.

Within Barcelona's limits parking areas are marked as blue areas ("zonas azules"). Pay in one of the parking meters or automatic machines (between 09:00-14:00 and 16:00-21:00) and put the receipt in a prominent place. Note: The green areas are reserved to locals only and parking there with a rental car is forbidden.

Intend on driving with your rental car around Spain? The city's main northern exit is Nudo de la Tinitat. From here you'll be able to drive quickly towards Costa Brava, the Pyrenees and Manresa. Interstate AP-7 (partially a toll road) is recommended for that matter. Interstate AP-2 stretches towards Lerida, Zaragoza and Madrid and AP-7 (southern part) will lead you to Tarragona and other coastal resorts.

It's also possible to travel with the rental car to Portugal, France or Gibraltar (subject to prior confirmation from the suppliers), but traveling to The Canaries and Balearic Islands or Morocco is not allowed.

Have a safe and pleasant journey.

Barcelona travel guide

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