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Hiring a car in Palma opens up parts of the city and the surrounding island that are otherwise out of reach to holidaymakers. Even with Majorca’s reliable peak-season bus network at your disposal, many of the beaches and rural landscapes on the fringes of the capital simply can’t be experienced without your own four wheels.

Language: Spanish | Currency: Euros (€) | Avg. Flight time: 2.5 hrs

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Palma?

Legally you need to be at least 18 years old to hire a vehicle in Palma. In practice, most car hire companies set their minimum age for drivers at 21, and you must also have held a full driving licence for at least a year. Some hire companies set a higher minimum age.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Palma?

To hire a vehicle in Palma you need a full driving licence that you've had for at least a year, an additional proof of ID (say, your passport) and a payment card. Some hire companies may ask for two years on your driving licence. An International Driving Permit is not required if you hold a UK licence.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Palma?

You're not legally obligated to have car hire excess insurance in Palma. Whether you may want it or not is a different matter. Without car hire excess insurance, you have to pay any excess in full if something happens to your hire car – and that can cost a lot of money. Car hire excess insurance usually means you pay a premium per day that covers you for that excess. Compare third-party policies online to get a good deal.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Palma?

Many car hire companies accept debit card, and you'll likely find one in Palma. Some insist on credit card for payment and others only accept debit card if you buy their full insurance policy and/or pay a cash deposit. If you pay in advance online, then you can be sure.

Which rental companies are available at Palma de Mallorca Airport?

The following car rental companies are available at Palma de Mallorca Airport : Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, InterRent, National, Record Go, Sixt and Thrifty.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Palma?

It can be cheaper to rent off site than pick up at the airport. You can still get a good deal on car hire at Palma Airport, but since it's most convenient to do that, it can be more expensive.

Can you rent a car in Palma and drop it off in another town?

It's possible to pick up a car in Palma and drop it off elsewhere in Majorca. Not all providers offer this, but if you put in your pickup and drop-off locations when you compare deals, you can see what's available.

Can you rent a car the same day in Palma?

Yes, it's possible to rent a car the same day in Palma – so long as there are cars available. You can still quickly compare providers online to make sure you get the best deal.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Palma?

Car hire providers usually set 21 as their minimum age limit, so you should be able to hire a vehicle in Palma at 21, as long as you have held a full driving licence for at least a year. Expect to pay a ‘young driver surcharge’ too.

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