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Costa Brava car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Costa Brava

  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) is the main entry point into Costa Brava. Car rentals in Costa Brava are a reliable choice when visiting. Car rental desks are located on the ground level of the terminal building. With various car rental options like SUVs, economy cars, minivans, and trucks, you are sure to find a vehicle suitable for your needs. Several reputable providers like Europcar, SIXT, Enterprise, and Budget have rental booths at the airport.
  • Companies offering Costa Brava car rentals have car seat policies requiring renters traveling with children under 10 years of age to use appropriate safety restraints. Infants up to one year old must be seated in rear-facing car seats. Children ages one to four years old should be secured in forward-facing car seats with harnesses. Travelers must secure children between ages four and in booster seats.
  • Choose a compact or mid-sized car rental ideal for driving in Costa Brava. The region's coastal towns and historic villages may have narrow streets and limited parking spaces. Opting for a smaller car ensures better maneuverability, allowing travelers to navigate through tight spots and find convenient parking in places like Tossa de Mar or Cadaqués. Compact cars also offer better fuel efficiency, making them perfect for exploring landscapes in the region, such as the stunning Cap de Creus National Park or the beaches along the Mediterranean coast, without the need for frequent refueling stops.
  • Travelers may encounter busier streets in popular areas like Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar. Morning rush hours in Costa Brava run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and evening rush hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. To avoid being stuck in heavy traffic congestion, it is advisable to plan journeys outside peak hours. Some major highways that experience traffic congestion include the AP-7, which runs along the Costa Brava coast and connects various cities and towns in the region. The C-31, which also runs parallel to the Costa Brava coastline, connecting towns like Tossa de Mar, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, and Palamós, other traffic hotbeds.
  • Book your rental car in Costa Brava at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Costa Brava are around 36% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Costa Brava

  • What is the most popular rental car in Costa Brava?

    Standard (Class Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Costa Brava.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Costa Brava?

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

  • Should I rent a car in Costa Brava?

    Yes, opting for car rentals in Costa Brava offers numerous advantages over using public transportation. With a rental car, travelers have the flexibility to explore Costa Brava with ease. In Costa Brava, some off-the-beaten-path destinations may have limited public transportation options, making it more challenging for travelers to reach hidden gems like Cap de Creus National Park, Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, and Begur without rental cars. However, with Costa Brava car rentals, visitors can easily venture beyond the famous tourist spots and discover unique places like Pals or the secluded coves along the coast. Moreover, having a rental car allows you to avoid crowded buses and long waiting times, enabling you to make the most of your time in Costa Brava.

  • What is driving like in Costa Brava?

    Driving in Costa Brava offers a delightful mix of coastal beauty and scenic landscapes. Speed limits are generally lower in built-up areas, ranging from 50-70 km/h (30-45 mph) in towns like Tossa de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guíxols. On highways leading to attractions like Girona or Figueres, such ass the AP-7, speed limits typically range from 90-110 km/h (55-70 mph). Costa Brava's coastal routes, like the C-31, allow speed limits ranging from 50-70 km/h (30-45 mph). C-31 offer beautiful views of the sea and leads to enchanting destinations like the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell or the coastal cliffs of Cap de Creus.

  • How old must you be to rent a car in Costa Brava?

    Drivers must meet a minimum age requirement of 21 to rent cars in Costa Brava. Renters between the ages of 21 and 24 will incur underage driver surcharges. You must carry a driver’s license from your home country to qualify for a car rental. Renters with non-Spanish licenses should also bring International Driving Permits (IDPs).

Car rental locations in Costa Brava

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  • cooltra

    Cooltra car rental locations in Costa Brava

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Costa Brava

    1 Location

  • nizacars

    NIZACARS car rental locations in Costa Brava

    1 Location

  • olimpia

    Olimpia Rent a Car car rental locations in Costa Brava

    1 Location

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Costa Brava

    1 Location

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