It’s worth considering taking a higher-tier vehicle on this route because of the different terrain you’ll encounter. A 4x4 with its higher seated position and stronger grip on the roads will better suit rural and mountainous locations. There are lots of destinations to consider and not all of them are easily reached. The white villages of Cordoba, for example, are a fantastic destination, set among the mountains and olive groves of the Sierra de Hornachuelos and the Sierras de Ardena. The snow-capped mountains and sun-kissed coastline of Granada makes this very rich region attractive but again the quality of your vehicle will make all the difference to your enjoyment.
The quality of the roads in Andalusia is generally very good. All the provincial capitals are linked by motorway. Driving on the motorway is busy and fast so you can get from place to place very quickly. Tourists are advised to use the right-hand lane unless they have experience of driving in Spain. This is the slower lane, the opposite of the UK system. The motorway speed limit is 120km/h (75mph). Rural roads and villages are much quieter and slower, but they have their own charms and so it’s advisable to make sure you don’t spend all your time on the motorway.
You need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Andalusia. All drivers under the age of 25 will have to pay a surcharge and some companies extend that surcharge to drivers under 30 years of age. There is no official maximum age, but some car hire firms will require proof that anyone over the age of 70 is competent to drive. The surcharge may also be extended to this age group also. A standard UK or EU licence is acceptable for this region, and you should also always carry your passport or ID card in the car.
Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Andalusia.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Andalusia is Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7,2, 151 reviews).
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On average a car hire in Andalusia costs R11 358 per week (R1 623 per day).
On average a car hire in Andalusia costs R48 675 per month (R1 623 per day).