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Costa del Sol car hire

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Cheap car hire in Costa del Sol

Economy£4/day
Compact£4/day
Intermediate£5/day
Standard£26/day
People carrier£12/day
Full-size SUV£32/day
Mini£4/day
Premium£61/day
Passenger van£9/day
Luxury£197/day
Convertible£75/day
Premium SUV£70/day
Compact SUV£4/day
Intermediate SUV£5/day
Compact estate car£13/day
Supplier choice£21/day
Standard SUV£27/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Costa del Sol

  • If you want to hire a car on the Costa del Sol, you need to ensure you have the right documentation with you so that you can finalise your rental agreement. To hire a car in Spain, you must provide a valid driving licence that you have held for at least one year. On top of that you must have a credit card to arrange the necessary payments and you may be asked to show your passport and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), which can be applied for in UK post offices.
  • Once you’ve collected your car, take a few moments to become accustomed with the local roads and driving laws. Like in most countries, not wearing a seatbelt while driving is against the law and you could receive a 200 € (£170) fine for this violation; this also goes for other passengers in the vehicle. If you’re travelling with young children, and they’re under 150 cm in height they cannot sit in the front passenger seat, and they must be seated in a child seat. Regarding parking in urban areas, most streets have parking restrictions which are indicated by a blue sign, while most restrictions stop after 20:00 for 12 hours.
  • Most car hire companies in Spain will allow you to take your car across the border into Portugal or France and other EU countries further afield. However, it’s likely you will incur additional insurance charges for this requirement. Furthermore, driving to Eastern Europe in a car you’ve collected in Spain has particular requirements and may not be permitted at all by the rental company. It’s best to check your options and the chosen supplier’s specific policy regarding crossing borders.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Costa del Sol for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Costa del Sol at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Costa del Sol are around 321% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact hire cars in Costa del Sol are around 81% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Costa del Sol

  • Should I hire a car in Costa del Sol?

    Though Spain has great train and bus links across the country, the area of Costa del Sol is much more accessible by car via its array of coastal roads and well-connected mountain roads. Between the major coastal urban areas of Malaga and Marbella you have a stunning drive ahead of you, both with sea views and mountain views depending on your preferred routes. Hiring a car is a great way to explore this region, you have plenty of freedom and you can save time not having to rely on train or bus schedules, which can become expensive depending on how many trips you take. The coastal road A7/N340 or the alternative AP-7 toll road can take you from Malaga city all the way to Manilva on the border with Cadiz in around one hour and 20 minutes.

  • What is driving like in Costa del Sol?

    Like most countries, there can be a knack to driving in certain areas and drivers new to the roads may need to get accustomed to the driving style of the locals. Around the Costa del Sol this is no different, but don’t be alarmed as the roads in this part of Spain are of a high standard and are not too dissimilar to major roads in the UK. One thing to keep in mind are Spanish roundabouts, which are a relatively new concept in Spain. Local drivers tend to drive on the outside lane of roundabouts, regardless of whether they’re turning off or not. Also, many drivers forget to give way to traffic on the roundabout, so be careful of any cars turning onto the roundabout without allowing you past first. In addition, take note of the new speed limits that came into force in 2021. Urban roads are 20kmh (12mph) for one-way single lane roads and 30kmh (19mph) for roads with a lane in each direction. For motorways and dual carriageways, the speed limit is 120kmh (75mph).

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Costa del Sol?

    If you’re looking to rent a car on the Costa del Sol, you’ll need to be at least 21 years of age, and for some car hire companies you must be 23 years old or older. In most circumstances, drivers under the age of 25 will need to pay an additional fee known as a ‘younger driver’ surcharge. Normally this would be a daily charge that is added onto the cost of the entire rental period. To ensure you’re aware of your chosen car hire company’s policies, make sure to check their terms & conditions when booking your vehicle online through KAYAK.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Costa del Sol?

    On average a car hire in Costa del Sol costs £36 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Costa del Sol?

    Standard (Class Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Costa del Sol.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Costa del Sol?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Centauro (£4/day), Ok Mobility (£4/day) and Firefly (£4/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Costa del Sol?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Costa del Sol?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Costa del Sol are Málaga (91% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Costa del Sol), Marbella (4%) and Benalmádena (2%).

  • How much does a car hire in Costa del Sol cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Costa del Sol costs £159 per week (£23 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Costa del Sol cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Costa del Sol costs £682 per month (£23 per day).

Car hire directory

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    Sunnycars car hire locations in Costa del Sol

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    Free2Move car hire locations in Costa del Sol

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    Europcar car hire locations in Costa del Sol

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    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    7 Locations

  • solorentacar

    Solo Rent a Car car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    7 Locations

  • alquicoche

    Alquicoche car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Costa del Sol

    6 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Delpaso

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£23/day

Good deal

£15/day

When to book a rental car in Costa del Sol

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