Car rental company in Spain

13
Found 1st Mar
Hello all, can anyone recommend a reliable car rental company in Spain that won't charge me a fortune for one-way fee (returning car to different drop-off place). Cheers
Community Updates
AskCar Leasing
13 Comments
We always use Centauro. Sign up to be Gold Club member and you can drop off at a different location than pick up without penalty and an additional driver is also free of charge.You can also earn club membership points that can be used against the next car hire price.
Used other car companies like Goldcar before and have always been stung by their fuel charges policies or additional surcharges.
Could you clarify pick up and drop off point required for fellow members to research for you
Edited by: "Toptrumpet" 1st Mar
Have a look on doyouspain.com
But make sure you check the small print for conditions etc
Collection from where and drop off where?
I'd also recommend centauro, used a few companies in Spain and they were the best. No experience on dropping at a different location though.
Thank you all for your response. I am picking up from Alicante and dropping off to Murcia. @Toptrumpet I checked their gold membership but I cannot see any reference to no-fee one way rental. Shall I negotiate this when I will arrive there or maybe call/email them on advance? Cheers
whitebook4 h, 23 m ago

I'd also recommend centauro, used a few companies in Spain and they were …I'd also recommend centauro, used a few companies in Spain and they were the best. No experience on dropping at a different location though.


What makes you say that? We'll be hiring a car over in Spain for the first time in a few weeks, so it'll be good to hear anything you have to say on the topic.
c0stas10005 h, 53 m ago

Thank you all for your response. I am picking up from Alicante and …Thank you all for your response. I am picking up from Alicante and dropping off to Murcia. @Toptrumpet I checked their gold membership but I cannot see any reference to no-fee one way rental. Shall I negotiate this when I will arrive there or maybe call/email them on advance? Cheers


I don't think I can help you, but it might be worth contacting them. If anyone needs a car for Malaga airport Autoflores are second to none. You are met at the airport and given keys and escorted to your car which is in the short term carpark. Your escort pays for the car parking and off you go. On your return you take the car back to the airport short term car park, lock the keys and the car parking ticket in the boot and text Autoflores the location of the car in the carpark. No laborious inspection of car as all cars have full risk insurance. I've used them for years and on 2 occasions the car was returned with slight damage. On both occasions it didn't cost me.
Edited by: "OllieSt" 2nd Mar
OllieSt10 m ago

I don't think I can help you, but it might be worth contacting them. If …I don't think I can help you, but it might be worth contacting them. If anyone needs a car for Malaga airport Autoflores are second to none. You are met at the airport and given keys and escorted to your car which is in the short term carpark. Your escort pays for the car parking and off you go. On your return you take the car back to the airport short term car park, lock the keys and the car parking ticket in the boot and text Autoflores the location of the car in the carpark. No laborious inspection of car as all cars have full risk insurance. I've used them for years and on 2 occasions the car was returned with slight damage. On both occasions it didn't cost me.


They are very expensive though. €195 for 1 week in October for a group A car. I always use cargest who also have full risk insurance with no excess and a fair fuel policy. Cars are always excellent and I paid £92 via zest car brokers (£79 after topcashback)

Worth a look.

Avoid goldcar and argus car hire. Complete ripoff merchants as you pay far more on arrival than the quoted price and huge queues at the airports
Edited by: "chocci" 2nd Mar
dxx7 h, 45 m ago

What makes you say that? We'll be hiring a car over in Spain for the first …What makes you say that? We'll be hiring a car over in Spain for the first time in a few weeks, so it'll be good to hear anything you have to say on the topic.


Well no pressure on pick up to take any extra insurance some companies can be quite aggressive in trying to sell extras.

Also as others have said you can get stung on the fuel, where is where I think a lot of companies make their money. If your going to be using the car a lot it's usually better taking it full to full. Not had any bad experience with centauro here.

Depending where you are flying to its also worth checking if the rental office is in the airport, some smaller companies will bus you to an off site office.

Hope that helps.
c0stas10008 h, 38 m ago

Thank you all for your response. I am picking up from Alicante and …Thank you all for your response. I am picking up from Alicante and dropping off to Murcia. @Toptrumpet I checked their gold membership but I cannot see any reference to no-fee one way rental. Shall I negotiate this when I will arrive there or maybe call/email them on advance? Cheers



The problem is that Centauro change their website almost daily and changes their policies on 2nd drivers, refuelling and one way rentals as frequently. Just asked hubby (who usually books and knows the website better than me) and he said that I may have misled you as Gold Club membership is only offered /available to those that have made 5 or 10 previous bookings. If you can bear with me we’ll have a look at Centauro website for you later today and see if we can find anything hidden on the website re one way hire. Hubby seems to think it may cost an additional €40 but might be best to ring them before making a booking.
As @chocci advised that they are expensive though, the only thing I can say is that you can make a reservation and pay on collection of vehicle rather than paying upfront. We reserve a car and every 2/3 days keep checking the prices as they do go up and down and when the price is right we we cancel the reservation at no charge and rebook and pay upfront.
So I’ve had a look at Centauro website as a general enquiry for a non-member and picked up random dates of 22/3 -29/3 (to get prices etc) and Fiat 500 basic works out at €0.72 a day totalling €5.05 a week plus fuel surcharge €25.00 and the different point of drop off fee is €60.00 totalling €90.05. On the website when the total price comes up (next to your search criteria)underneath there are 4 horizontal lines with the word amount, if you click on that a breakdown of the total pops up and that is where I found the €60 charge.
At Alicante the office is in the airport arrivals concourse and youcollect the car from the main multi storey car park, at Murcia it is now offsite a few mins courtesy bus ride away. We have a place at La Manga Club and regularly do what you are planning. Gold club membership is available after your 3rd booking.
Edited by: "Toptrumpet" 2nd Mar
whitebook1 h, 9 m ago

Well no pressure on pick up to take any extra insurance some companies can …Well no pressure on pick up to take any extra insurance some companies can be quite aggressive in trying to sell extras. Also as others have said you can get stung on the fuel, where is where I think a lot of companies make their money. If your going to be using the car a lot it's usually better taking it full to full. Not had any bad experience with centauro here. Depending where you are flying to its also worth checking if the rental office is in the airport, some smaller companies will bus you to an off site office.Hope that helps.


It does, thank you.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text

    Top Discussions

    Top Merchants