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Marbella’s world-class nightlife, beautiful beaches and more than 300 days of sunshine make for a brilliant break at any time of year. But there’s more to this amazing city than sea, sand and champagne parties.

Hire a car in Marbella to explore the best of the city, its sun-drenched coastline and its stunning Andalusian surroundings.

The crown jewel of the Costa del Sol, Marbella might sound hard to leave but a hire car frees you up to discover the region’s secluded beaches, picturesque villages and mountain climbs.

With so much to see and discover it’s no surprise that there are plenty of car rental companies to choose from in Marbella. Just remember to compare car rental companies for the best deal.

Many trusted brands are conveniently situated along the coastal road behind Puerto Banús Beach, and similarly behind Playa del Faro, including:

  • Avis / Budget: (+34) 951 324 060
  • Marbella Rent a Car: (+34) 952 819 000
  • Hertz: (+34) 952 773 191
  • Sixt: (+34) 871 180 192
  • Europcar: (+34) 911 505 000

The A7 motorway and AP7 toll road both run along the coast, making it easy to take an ocean drive eastward to Fuengirola or all the way westward to the beaches of Tarifa with views to Africa.

Head inland and you’ll find pretty little villages like Benahavis, Mijas and Casares (one of Spain’s prettiest pueblos blancos). Or take the scenic A-397 mountain road up to the stunning, gorge-divided town of Ronda.

Set between the national parks of Sierra de las Nieves and La Sierra de Grazalema, this spectacular town is a true taste of Spanish life – no wonder Ronda inspired figures like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who called it the “city of dreams”.

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What age do you need to be to hire a car in Marbella?

In Spain, the minimum legal age for hiring a car is 18. However, most car hire companies set their minimum age limit at 21 (with at least one year of driving experience). Some exceptions may apply, make sure to check with your provider.

What side of the road do they drive on?

Spain drives on the right.

Do you need a credit card to hire a car?

Most rental companies require a credit card when hiring a car. However, some larger firms, like Avis, may accept Visa and MasterCard debit cards. It’s best to check with your provider before booking.

Do you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to hire a car in Spain?

You don’t need an IDP to drive in Spain if you have a photocard driving licence issued by the UK (and at least one year of driving experience).

Driver requirements

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Marbella?

Renters require a valid driving licence, credit card (some companies accept debit cards) and a passport or photo ID.

Are there any additional fees for young or senior drivers in Marbella?

If you’re under the age of 25, most car rental companies will charge a young driver fee. Avis, for example, charges approximately €20 a day.

Are there any scenic driving routes near Marbella?

The area around Marbella is rich with scenic driving routes. Head east on the ocean drive to Fuengirola, or make your way north on the winding mountain roads toward Ronda. To glimpse views of Africa make your way west toward the big beaches of Tarifa.

Can you rent a car in Marbella and drop it off in another city?

One-way rentals are possible, particularly with the larger companies like Sixt. However, you’ll need to confirm your drop-off location prior to booking.

Is it easy to find parking in Marbella city centre?

Finding parking in Marbella city centre during peak season is a challenge. However, there are several good options for paid parking, such as the Plaza de la Victoria Car Park located right next to Plaza de la Victoria, Fuerte Marbella’s public car park on Calle El Fuerte or Amàre Beach Hotel Marbella’s public car park on Calle Francisco Pedrazuela.