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Car Hire With A Debit Card in Spain

A picture of some accepted debit cards when hiring a car

We work with a number of suppliers in Spain who will allow you to hire a car with your debit card. Suppliers in Spain will normally freeze a certain value on your card to cover the excess and safe return of the vehicle. You will also typically need to have a card with raised numbers such as a Visa debit or Mastercard that can be swiped. Cards such as Visa Electron and Solo are unlikely to be accepted.

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Debit Card Car Hire in Spain

In order to hire a car with a debit card in spain there are a number of requirements that must be met. You must have the correct type of debit card, appropriate identification including your driving license and a utility bill or passport. You will also normally need to have sufficient funds for the supplier to freeze a deposit on your card.

  1. The card should be a Visa debit card or Mastercard debit card as they are usually the most accepted with our suppliers. With that been said If you don’t have either of those cards like Maestro, Visa Electron, Lazer and Switch are still sometimes accepted, although this is less likely.
  2. On collection of your hire car you will normally need to provide forms of identification in addition to your debit card. You will also need to produce your driving license. If you hold a UK two part license then both the photocard and counterpart must be produced in order for it to be valid. You will also need to provide either a recent utility bill or passport
  3. The name on the card must match the main hirers name, we cannot accept payment from anyone but the driver of the vehicle. If you would like to pay with a third party card they must meet the all requirements and be a named driver on the rental.

  4. Most suppliers require the card to have embossed letters and numbers, printed cards are still acceptable in some cases however this is less likely

Arranging a rental with your debit card could not be simpler, complete the above enquiry form, call us on +44 (0)113 880 0748 or via email on [email protected].

Debit Card Rental Locations in Spain

Costa AlmeriaAlicante AirportMenorca Airport
Costa BlancaBarcelona AirportIbiza Airport
Costa BravaMajorca AirportFuerteventura Airport
Costa CalidaLanzarote AirportTenerife North Airport
Costa CantabriaGirona AirportLa Gomera Airport
Costa De La LuzMurcia AirportMajorca Airport
Costa Del AzaharMalaga AirportTenerife South Airport
Costa Del SolFuerteventura AirportLanzarote Airport
Costa Daurada (Costa Dorada)Gran Canaria AirportEl Hierro Airport
Costa TropicalSeville AirportLa Palma Airport
Costa VerdeGranada AirportJerez Airport
Reus AirportSantander Airport

FAQs About Hiring a Car with a Debit Card in Spain

Can I hire a car with a debit card in Spain?
Yes, there are many suppliers in Spain that we work with who will allow you to use your debit card.

How do I arrange to hire a car with a debit card?
In order to make sure that the supplier you book with accepts debit cards you should call us or fill out an inquiry form.

Will I need my driving licence?
Yes, all drivers will be required to have a full valid licence

What cars are available with a debit card?
A wide range of vehicle types are available even if you are using a debit card. These include small compact cars, mid-sized family cars, estates and many others.

What is the speed limit in Spain?
Depending on the type of road this varies. For motorways the limit is 120 km/h for dual carriageways it is 100 km/h and on single carriageways the limit is 90 km/h

What ID will I need?
In addition to your driving licence you will need a recent utility or passport. An agent will confirm the requirements at the time of booking.