When flying into Madrid, one of the first things you will want to do is getting a car. If you didn’t bring your car with you (which make a lot of sense, because who will be willing to pay those shipping costs?), then it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the car rental services. Rentals are available in the most important areas of the city, which is very convenient if you have rented holiday apartments in Madrid. Here you will be able to find all the way to cars of various shapes, sizes and budgets. The first thing you might want to consider is a chauffeur service from the airport.
These services will allow you to see the finer areas of Madrid without actually driving the vehicle yourself. It will be a bit more expensive of course, but a good driver will help you to stay within the tourist areas, and even help you to get to your destinations. If you are short on time, then having a guide who knows precisely where to go will certainly benefit you.
Luxury Car Rental
For those who would prefer to drive themselves, a luxury car rental is always an option. This type of rental will allow you to drive a high-end luxury vehicle at a cost lower than the purchase price, but there are usually some restrictions. For example, there is usually a minimum age required to rent a vehicle, and you will need to carry some type of insurance. More often than not the car rental service will permit you to choose their own insurance policy. Many car rentals will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $600-$1000 per day which isn’t a bad price to live in luxury, though the final price will ultimately depend on the type of vehicle.
You can choose when and where you actually want to rent your vehicle, though most will actually do it at the airport. Almost all airports have a rental kiosk, and this can be quite convenient. If you wish however, you can always reserve your vehicle in advance at an off-site location. Sometimes alternative locations will have better discounts, but as always you will want to make sure you are renting from a high quality dealer. After all, the last thing you want is to run into an inefficient vehicle!
You have the option to rent at the airport, but you can also rent online before you even land in Madrid. You can even rent Madrid apartments if you are planning to stay for an extended period of time, which is certainly helpful. Keep in mind that some cars will be more expensive than others, and you may need to take the needs of your family in mind. If you are traveling alone, a sports car could meet your needs. If you are traveling with family and friends however, a larger car will become necessary. Luckily, most Madrid rental services are ready to meet your needs.
Maike accidentally on purpose stumbled into writing. She is the daughter of a German father and a Filipino mother, she grew up in Germany, lived in the US, Denmark and currently resides in Barcelona.