Car rental in Tarragona

In the picturesque seaside city of Tarragona, your vacation will be as comfortable and interesting as possible if you rent a car. You can drive to the best beaches in the area, view and take pictures of ancient monuments, have a ride in the shade of the olive groves around the city, admire the miles of vineyards, and taste the world-famous dishes and wines of the local Tarragona chefs in the roadside tavernas. You should also drive along the sea and experience the world of the enchanting and spectacular Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.

Book a car in Tarragona and go on an exciting journey at your own pace. Wonderful Spain is waiting for you.

5 benefits of booking on Localrent

  1. On our website, you will find cars from various rental companies sorted by price. This makes it easy to compare offers and find the best deal for your dates.
  2. You only need to make a small advance payment of 15-20% when booking a car. You will pay the remaining amount when you pick up your car.
  3. Transparent pricing and no unpleasant surprises in the form of hidden fees.
  4. The basic insurance is already included in the price. 
  5. Conscientious, friendly, and quick customer support. 

How long is best to rent a car in Tarragona

If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach, you can rent a car for 2 or 3 days, so you can have a short trip to add some excitement to your relaxed vacation.

And if you want to see more than just a couple of top places and experience real Spain, you should rent a car for a week or two. This country has a lot in store for you.

Required documents

  • Driver’s license (with transliteration in the Latin alphabet).
  • ID or passport.
  • Bank card.

Anyone over the age of 22 and with the official driving experience of more than 2 years can rent a car in Tarragona. 

Ideal car for your vacation

Any vehicle, even a small car, will do for travelling in and outside the city. The roads are all good.

If you are planning a trip to the mountains, look for a performance car with an engine capacity of more than 1.6 litres. A crossover would be an ideal option.

A minibus is good for sightseeing trips in the local area in large groups. Of course, if you have a like-minded group. Otherwise, you had better take two smaller cars. 

And it's certainly worth renting a luxury convertible for at least a few days to have a ride along the coast with great views.

Traffic regulations in Spain

Speed limits:

  • 50 km/h within towns;
  • 90 km/h outside towns;
  • 120 km/h on toll roads.

Driving without a seat belt is strictly prohibited.

Do not talk on a mobile phone without a hands-free system. 

Public transport has its own lanes and parking areas (marked with yellow markings on the pavement) that cannot be used by other transport.

Parking in Tarragona

In the downtown, parking lots are paid. You will easily find an available space, even in high season. In surface car parks, you can pay at a parking meter. Put the receipt under the windshield.

It’s hard to find a spot for parking in the historic city centre. Anyway, it’s a small area and it's better to walk around leaving your car in one of the underground car parks. 

Do not leave your car at an unauthorised place, as it may be taken to an impound lot.

Where to go by car

First of all, it's worth visiting the best beaches. A large part of the well-known Golden Coast (Costa Dorada) is in Tarragona. The area is famous for its clear blue water. Cala Fonda, better known as Waikiki, is one of top 10 beaches in Catalunya, followed by Tamarit and Milagro. They have all been certified with the Blue Flag award. 

In Tarragona, you should see the Roman Amphitheatre, the Roman Circus, and the Roman Walls, and of course take pictures against the backdrop of the ancient structures. Or rather what time has left of them. Quite a bit!

The area around Tarragona offers the very charm of Catalan antiquity. Walk across the Devil's Bridge, take in the spectacular panorama from the Mediterranean Balcony, and visit the Moll d'Aragó lighthouse. 

Drive to the city of Reus, an open-air monument to Art Nouveau. You can walk in the streets all day with your camera stopping only at small cafés to have some refreshment. Or drive to Salou, the unofficial capital of the Golden Coast, to see the large port and visit the Port Aventura World theme park.

And, of course, it makes sense to visit Barcelona. Even if there's no football match, you can visit the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, and the scenic harbour with the Columbus Monument.