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Madrid is the political, cultural and geographical centre of Spain, and also the hub of much of the country's road network. Spain has nearly 100,000mi/160,000km of roads. The major superhighways require a toll and are generally well maintained. Provincial roads vary in quality, but all major highways are of superior quality.
Spain is in the Central European Time Zone (CET); Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1) in winter and 2 hours of ahead of GMT in summer, during the daylight saving months. When picking up your car hire in Malaga throughout the summer you will be 2 hour ahead of UK time.
Drive your cheap car hire in Spain and you will here the locals speak Castilian Spanish. Catalan, Basque (Euskera) and Galician are the dominant languages in their respective autonomous territories. You will notice that English is very widely spoken when travelling in Spain.
For your cheap car hire travels in Spain you will need to pack an adaptor plug for your electrical items. 220V, 50Hz service is standard, although 110V service persists in some remote areas. The Continental two-round-pin plug is standard. If you are holidaying with a car hire in Alicante and forget your adaptor you will be able to buy one at the local tourist shops.
You will need to purchase Euros for your Spain travel adventure. It is often cheaper to buy your Euros before you arrive. You will find ATM machines widely available across Spain. Some of the more remote towns may not have them, so be sure to stop at a city or large town along the way. The local tax in Spain is 16%.
When planning your holiday with a car hire in Spain, be sure to have a look at Spain Tourism Website to find out tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling.
If you are holidaying in Spain for 90 days or less then you do not require a travel visa. Take a look at Spain Tourist Visas to choose the one which befits your holiday needs. The British Embassy is located in Madrid. To know more about more UK Embassies in Spain and other information, visit the website provided.
*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.