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Car rental offers in Marbella

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Marbella.
  • For example: Seat Mii
    Mini class
    For example: Seat Mii
  • Popular category
    For example: Ford Fiesta
    Economy class
    For example: Ford Fiesta
  • For example: Nissan Juke
    Compact class
    For example: Nissan Juke
  • For example: Ford C-Max 5 pax
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford C-Max 5 pax
  • For example: Opel Vivaro
    Standard class
    For example: Opel Vivaro
  • For example: Ssangyong Rodius
    Full-size class
    For example: Ssangyong Rodius
  • For example: Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake
  • For example: Ford Focus Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Ford Focus Estate

Car rental companies in Marbella

Below are the car rental companies in Marbella with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Enterprise
    8.5 (1483)
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  • Alamo Rent a Car
    8.3 (7079)
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  • Wiber Rent a Car
    8.2 (255)
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  • SIXT Rent a Car
    8.1 (2228)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    8 (3542)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.9 (2653)
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  • Budget
    7.8 (7664)
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  • Avis
    7.7 (4676)
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  • Europcar
    7.4 (5905)
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  • Centauro
    7.3 (3770)
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  • Hertz
    7.3 (5445)
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  • Thrifty
    7.2 (4156)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    7 (2483)
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  • Nizacars
    6.6 (186)
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  • InterRent
    6.4 (5227)
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  • Goldcar
    6.3 (2719)
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Available locations in Marbella

38 Avda Ricardo Soriano
Urbanización Nueva Andalucía Puerto Banus

Marbella Guide

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Marbella, located in the south of Spain on the ‘Sun Coast’, is the gem of the Costa del Sol. Its name gives it away as a gateway to beautiful sandy beaches and Mediterranean summers which see tourists flock here year after year. The town itself has plenty of appeal, with heritage dating back to the Moorish influence that once dominated the region of Andalusia, where Marbella lies. Also high in popularity is the Puerto Banus luxury resort, a playground of the rich and famous. Driving around Marbella is a breeze, and the coastal motorway makes exploring all the beaches of the area possible while the arterial highway is a gateway to the open country.

Who to Book With
Marbella has long since been used to receiving a high number of tourists, and as a result there are several car hire agencies to choose from. You’ll find them mostly in the city centre and around Puerto Banus. Top companies Budget, Europcar and Hertz operate in Marbella, although you’ll find plenty more firms, including specialist luxury rentals. It is recommended you browse your choices and book online beforehand.

Best Time to Go
The high season in Marbella is the European summer, although due to several second home owners frequenting the area, Marbella is a year-round holiday destination. Prices go up during the high season, yet there is a good buzz about the place at this time of year. Otherwise, to beat the crowds you could visit during the spring or autumn.

Need to Know Essentials
To pick up your rental car, you must provide the following documents:

- A valid European driving licence or an International Driving Permit
- A certified photographic ID, such as your passport
- Payment details from when you made the booking
- Booking confirmation, such as a reference number

For more info read our FAQ's.

Marbella is a thin and wide city that stretches along the coast. To make driving easy, just head north out of town to connect with the AP7 motorway, a road which runs all the way from France to Gibraltar, more or less hugging the coast the entire distance. Driving time is made shorter using this road; for example, you can get to the city of Malaga in under 45 minutes, although a toll is payable on many sections of the motorway.

Driving around the town itself is fairly straightforward, apart from driving in the old town centre, where you could get caught out with the one-way system on the antiquated narrow streets. To get to further destinations west, including Puerto Banus in just 10 minutes, you could take Avenida Ricardo Soriano. There are several signed parking spots off this route.

See our guide to Spain for more information on driving here.


While the old town of Marbella is walkable, to get around the rest of Marbella and the region you must rely on the bus network as there are no other options apart from taxis. Taxis run on a meter and are an expensive way to get around, so for this reason you may wish to opt for a rental car, which will also give you added flexibility.

There is a regional rail line which connects the town of Fuengirola with the bigger city of Malaga. It is due to be extended to Marbella but has not reached the resort yet, so you will need to get to Fuengirola by bus, a journey of about 30 minutes. Malaga is connected with other destinations in Spain via high-speed express services.

Marbella has a simplified urban bus network that is handy for getting around the main parts of town. You can see the route map here. Fares are reasonable, at about £0.85 for a single journey. The buses are operated by Avanza and connect with other routes all the way to Malaga, including a route to the airport.

Taxis are available around Marbella and can take you to Malaga, although they are an expensive way to travel. All taxis run on a meter and you can expect a fare of around £60 for a 40-minute journey. You can get taxis from cab ranks in the centre of Marbella. Otherwise, call Viaja En Taxi on +34 678 48 75 48.


Marbella is located at a central location on the famous Costa del Sol. It is easy to discover more of the coast by heading east or west along the motorway. Yet, to appreciate more of the appeal of the region, you can head inland to the protected nature areas of Andalusia and sample the honest beauty of the place. There are several areas which are accessible as a daytrip from Marbella.

Recommended Drives

Gibraltar - This is the place to enjoy a proper cup of tea during your visit to the Iberian peninsula. The famous rock at the end of Spain is still a British territory. Gibraltar is just an hour’s drive west on the AP7 motorway. Take your passport since Gibraltar does not fall under the Schengen Agreement.

Sierra de las Nieves - This is accessible via a fantastical circular route that takes in the sheer beauty of the Andalucian countryside. Head to Ronda then El Burgo and Coin before completing the loop to Marbella. You will pass the protected nature park, which you can roam into as a side trip. In the winter, you’ll see snow up here.

Sierra de Grazalema - This is another wonderful nature area close to Marbella. Pack a picnic as you head high into the limestone peaks and stop at the Embalse de Los Hurones lake to break up your journey via the junction town of El Bosque.

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  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Wiber Rent a Car
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Centauro
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Nizacars
  • InterRent
  • Goldcar
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