Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Car hire in Madrid

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Madrid.

• Unlimited mileage

• 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance

• Collect Avios on every rental

• Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Enjoy complete freedom and flexibility on holidays in the Spanish capital with car hire in Madrid. Explore the city at your own pace and drive to stunning World Heritage sites or the lively east coast.

Hire a car in Madrid and drive to the beautiful medieval cities of Toledo or Segovia. Visit the stunning Mesquita mosque in historic Cordoba or head to vibrant Granada and take in its spectacular world wonder, the Alhambra palace. Unspoilt beaches and buzzing nightlife make Alicante well worth the journey from Madrid. Choose the vehicle to suit you and save on combined flight + car bookings.

Driving itineraries we recommend

Explore the vibrant capital and Spain with Madrid car hire


Use your Madrid car hire to drive to the beautiful medieval city of Toledo. With its atmospheric walled town filled with historic buildings and remarkable architecture, Toledo is well worth the 58-mile journey from Madrid. Its highlights are a stunning 13th century cathedral and collection of treasured works of art by the famous master, El Greco. En route to the city, stop at the town of Aranjuez and visit the spectacular Royal Palace with its incredible gardens.


Hire a car in Madrid and visit the amazing medieval walled city of Segovia. Explore its winding pedestrian streets, stopping at fascinating Romanesque churches. Visit the stunning Alcázar castle which inspired Walt Disney and the magnificent, world-renowned Roman Aqueduct. On your way to this remarkable city, be sure to stop at another World Heritage Site – the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Built in the 16th century, this vast palace is an astounding feat of architecture.

Ávila and Salamanca

Discover incredible World Heritage sites with Madrid car hire, including the Castile-León capital Ávila. With the Sierra Gredos Mountains as a dramatic backdrop, this wonderful city – the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus – boasts a remarkable collection of valuable churches and stunning Renaissance palaces within its towering walls. Hire a car for three days and drive on to the thriving university city of Salamanca, where magnificent buildings, including the 16th century Cathedral and Monterrey Palace, await.

Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Málaga

On longer Madrid holidays, use your car hire to explore amazing cities south of the capital. Spend an afternoon exploring historic Cordoba, ensuring you take in the spectacular Mezquita mosque – one of the wonders of Europe. Visit the thriving medieval city of Seville to discover romantic plazas, buzzing nightlife and the world’s largest cathedral. Another world wonder, the breathtaking Alhambra palace, awaits in the vibrant university city of Granada. Complete your journey at the lively port city of Málaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Hire a car in Madrid and discover the rich diversity of Spain’s east coast. Begin your journey with a visit to the fascinating city of Cuenca – a World Heritage Site where the historic old town perches dramatically on a craggy promontory in the heart of the Cuenca mountains. Relax on the beach or soak up the culture in vibrant Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. Excellent museums, miles of unspoilt golden sands and buzzing nightlife make thriving Alicante a must visit.

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