Here are the best car rental and car sharing websites that I’ve come across in Spain. Some of them offer ridesharing too, which is a good alternative to traveling by bus, train or airplane.
Bipi is a mobile app where you can rent cars. It is similar to car rental companies like Avis, Hertz etc, however, the process of renting a car is much swifter as it’s done fully via the mobile app. No more waiting in queues at the rental car office. Bipi agents will bring the car to your door and you can also select a specific point in town for returning the car. It is a very comfortable service that is also cheaper than traditional rent a car companies.
Bipi also has a service called Bipi Flex whereby you can rent a car on a monthly basis with no contracts, which is awesome if you know in advance that you’ll be using a car very frequently during a particular spell of the year.
What I don’t like about Bipi Flex, in particular, is that you can’t choose what car you’ll get, and neither can you choose which kind of engine. They will give you an entry model so it will usually have very basic features and sometimes underpowered engines. I rented a SUV for 3 months via the subscription and I got an entry-level Kia Sportage with a gas engine, but it was seriously underpowered whenever you’re not on flat ground, so it’s not the kind of car that is enjoyable to drive. That’s actually a major plus for owning your own car. You decide what’s more important for you and spend money on that. For me, it would be a good engine and sound system, as my greatest pleasure is driving long distances and listening to audiobooks or podcasts while doing so.
With Amovens you can share rides with other people, rent cars from other individuals, or also put up your car for rent. The latter option will enable you to possibly pay off your car loan by renting out your car when you’re not using it yourself.
Socialcar is a ridesharing platform that also provides a buy-and-sell platform. They also offer motorhome rentals. Another cool thing they offer is to just leave your car in their car park and have them manage all the bookings and rentals for you. This is ideal if you use your car very infrequently or if you will be abroad for an extended period.
Blablacar is a great way to travel cheaply around Spain by sharing rides with other drivers. As a passenger, you benefit from paying lower fares, and as a driver, you can make money by taking on board passengers.
Yescapa is available in several countries and is a great platform if you want to hire motorhomes and campervans from other people.
Drivy is another platform for renting cars from other people, without having to use a car rental company. This will give you a wider choice of cars and better prices.