Hiring a Car in Mallorca | Cost | Documents | Policies
Hiring a car in Mallorca is definitely the way to go if you want to explore many different areas of the island. It will allow you the freedom to explore at your own pace and uncover its many hidden gems.
In the article below I detail all the nitty gritty details of hiring a car in Mallorca.
However there are also guides on driving in Mallorca which covers the road conditions, driving culture, tolls and rules.
Additionally there is also a guide on parking in Mallorca. It covers not only the standard international road markings for parking, but also the ones specific to Mallorca. This information especially could come in handy to know before you get there.
Cost of Hiring a Car in Mallorca
Renting a compact car in Mallorca will cost as little as €170 for a week which is around €24 per day. In comparison, hiring a car for a day will cost just over €100, making it more worthwhile to opt for a longer term rental. Medium sized cars are €200 for a week, larger cars €220, SUVs €290, station wagons €447 and Vans are €1629.
Hiring a car in Mallorca could cost less, depending on the time of year you book. The cost has nothing to do with how far in advance you book. That is to say, you can get some last minute deals that cost less than if you book well in advance.
You can even find deal for €120 for a compact model for a week last minute. However if you collect the car from the airport, you will pay at minimum around €60 more for it.
To hire a car I used Discover Cars which is an excellent option for renting cars in Mallorca. It allows you to easily compare prices from different rental companies, ensuring you get the best deal for when you need it.
With their outstanding Trustpilot rating, they have a strong reputation for delivering great service. They prioritize exceptional customer care, ensuring a smooth rental experience for all their customers.
Documents Required to Rent a Car
For hiring a car in Mallorca, you will need the following documents:
- Booking confirmation
- A valid driver’s license*
- Passport or ID card
- Credit card in the main drivers name
*There are several conditions for driver’s licenses for you to rent a car:
- Your license must be issued at least 1 year before the start of the rental. However Alquicoche, GreenMotion and Ok Mobility require 2 years, whereas Sixt requires 3 years.
- Check the rental conditions before booking. On Discover Cars, click the link below the rating to easily find the requirements.
- Your license should use the Roman alphabet. If not, you’ll need an International Driving Permit along with your original license.
- Non-EU residents need an international driving license, along with their regular license, to collect the car.
- When picking up the car, you can’t use someone else’s credit card for the security deposit. Prepaid cards and other payment methods like virtual payments, cash, or cheques are not accepted.
Age Limit Policies
Car rental companies have age restrictions for customers, including minimum and maximum age limits. They often add extra fees for young and senior drivers on top of the rental cost.
In general, most companies allow drivers aged 21 and above, provided they meet other criteria. However there are a few select exceptions that allow younger drivers to rent their cars.
70% of the companies do not have a maximum age limit, but the rest do. Typically their maximum age limit ranges from the 70 to 80 years of age and a senior drivers fee may apply.
Below are the age limits and when additional fee are imposed for each rental company in Mallorca. However although some may have younger age limits, their policy on how long you have needed to have held your driving license may cancel out the age limit.
If you are a young driver, you should cross reference the first point of the conditions in the section above for documents required. Like this you can ensure you will use the appropriate car rental company for your trip.
|Company||Minimum Age||Maximum Age|
|Alamo||The minimum rental age for vehicles in car groups: Economy, Compact, Mini is 21.3 Luxury, Intermediate, Premium and Full size is 25.||N/A|
|Alquicoche||20 years.4||75 years.6|
|Avis||21 years.5||80 years.7|
|Budget||21 years.5||80 years.7|
|Enterprise||The minimum rental age for vehicles in car groups Economy, Compact, Mini is 21.3 Luxury, Intermediate, Premium and Full size is 25.||N/A|
|Europcar||The minimum rental age for vehicles in car groups Economy, Compact, Mini, Intermediate is 21.3 Special, Standard, Luxury, Minivan, Premium and Full size is 25.||N/A|
|GreenMotion||20 years.3||80 years.8|
|Keddy||The minimum rental age for vehicles in car groups Economy, Compact, Mini, Intermediate is 21.3|
Special, Standard, Luxury, Minivan, Premium and Full size is 25.
|KeynGo||21 years.5||80 years.7|
|Ok Mobility||18 years.4||N/A|
1 Young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 23
2 Young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 24
3 Young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 25
4 Young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 26
5 Young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 30
6 Senior driver fee applies to drivers over the age of 66
7 Senior driver fee applies to drivers over the age of 70
8 Senior driver fee applies to drivers over the age of 72
In conclusion, once you arrive at the rental desk to collect the car, you will receive the car key and also a paper. The staff member helping you sort out the rental should give you clear instructions to place it on the dash board. You are legally required to leave it there throughout the time you use the car.