Car hire or rental in Galicia

Links to car rental companies below.

The cost of car hire in Galicia has dropped in price over the last 2 to 3 years and is now quite reasonable. Weekly hire/rental prices seem to vary from year to year, but budget for between 100 (200 US dollars) and 140 (280 US dollars) per week (including CDW, taxes etc) for a Ford Fiesta/Peugeot 206/Renault Clio class model with A/C. You will normally end up with something bigger. There may be an excess payable locally in the event of an accident and that may be something that you choose to reduce in advance, or with the local branch of the rental company through an additional "one-off" or daily payment.

The 4 links below will take you to rental companies operating in Galicia who have offices at either Santiago de Compostela, la Coruna, or Vigo airports.

     This is the company that we have used the most. They arrange your car hire with their partners (e.g. Hertz etc), but can often offer better rates than booking direct.

     Hertz need no introduction. We have used them in the past through bookings with Holiday Autos (above).

    Record rent a car are Spain's largest car rental company. Again we have used them ourselves (in Mallorca), but not in Galicia.

     This company are called Sixt rent a car and we have used them when visiting other parts of Spain. They are a large national chain.

If you organise your car hire and flights separately, we have found "Holiday Autos" to be the cheapest and most inclusive. They act as an intermediary and the car itself will be picked up from, and supplied by, a third party rental company, normally Hertz or Avis in Galicia. On arrival, make sure you have all your documentation at hand and know who the rental company is - they will be specified on your comfirmation details.

See our review of Holiday Autos here Click for review

Problems and accidents

Make sure any damage is noted before you take the car, remember it is unlikely that anyone will speak good English and in our experience the English of car hire staff deteriorates rapidly if there is a problem on return. Whilst most car rental companies are "honest" (i'm not too sure about that) some do try it on and the things to look out for are:

If you want to visit Galicia, but do not want to hire a car, their public transportation system is well serviced with buses, and taxies are readily available, though usually only at taxi ranks.

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