Car hire in Ponferrada

The city of Ponferrada is divided into the old town and the new town. The capital of El Bierzo is constantly growing and this is due to the fact that it is a city full of life.

El Bierzo is a region in the province of León with one of the longest history in Spain. You can find points of interest from different periods of history throughout the Bierzo region. A good way to get to know the region is to hire a car in Ponferrada and take a road trip.

Its old town lies at the foot of the imposing Castillo de los Templarios (Templar Castle). We recommend you to visit its castle, the church of San Andrés, the Clock Tower and its museums. In addition, in the area of the new town you will find many shops and restaurants, all of them around the Avenida de España. Some of the streets near this avenue are pedestrianised, so we recommend that you park your car nearby to be able to visit this area.

Thanks to the spectacular adaptation of the area in the field of communications, Ponferrada has become one of the most important centres for the service and business sector. All this in the middle of a landscape with Templar castles, medieval walls, Renaissance churches and old forge ironworks, places that we can easily visit if we have a good rental car and free time to travel.

You can rent a car in Ponferrada thanks to Pepecar and visit the city and its surroundings comfortably.

Cheap car hire in Ponferrada


Enjoy Ponferrada with your Opel Corsa for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

33,49 €

Enjoy Ponferrada with your Opel Corsa for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

36,84 €

Enjoy Ponferrada with your Seat Toledo for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

43,13 €
SUV - 4x4

Enjoy Ponferrada with your Kia Sportage for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

58,49 €

Enjoy Ponferrada with your Volkswagen Caddy for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

54,00 €
Premium and Cabrio

Enjoy Ponferrada with your Mercedes-Benz C-Class for rent. Get the best price using our search engine to find the best prices.

73,62 €

Note: The prices shown here are purely indicative and were calculated on 25 September 2020 for a 7-day rental. These prices may change depending on the date, pick-up/drop-off point, supplier, car model, etc.

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Ponferrada.

Can I hire a car in Ponferrada without a credit car?

You can make your booking with a debit card without problems. However, you must have a credit car in driver's title to collect the car. 

How much does it cost to hire a car in Ponferrada?

Hiring a car in Ponferrada depends on different factors such as seasonality, time and type of car among others. Find your car hire in Ponferrada with Pepecar at the best price.

Which car rental offices are located in Ponferrada?

You can find different offices in Ponferrada so that you can choose the car hire that best suits your needs.

 Do I need an excess to hire a car?

Yes, the excess depends directly on the supplier. We will inform you about the price of the excess in the conditions and we also offer you a comprehensive insurance with reimbursement of the excess for an economic price.

Can I cancel my booking?

Yes, although this option is subject to the cancellation policy of each provider. We recommend that you read the terms and conditions of your chosen provider to find out about their cancellation policy.

How do I make a booking?

It is very intuitive and easy, you only have to enter the pick-up destination and the number of days you want to hire the car. If you wish, you can also select another destination where you want to drop it off.

Can I change my booking?

Through our website you can modify your reservation as many times as you want without any additional charge, except within 24 hours before the agreed time to deliver the car to you.

What documents do I need to hire a rental car?

In order to hire a rental car you will normally be required to provide the following documents:

  • ID card or passport
  • Valid driving licence valid in Spain or Europe.
  • Credit card in the name of the driver who made the reservation.


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Typical Food

They say that eating in Ponferrada is like entering a world of different flavours, textures and pleasures. When we arrive in the city, we find a great gastronomic variety that we can try in any of its many restaurants.

The typical dishes of Bierzo are: botillo berciano (made with parts of the pig and accompanied with potatoes or vegetables), roasted peppers from Bierzo and its famous "tarta de manzana reineta" (apple pie).

Transport and access

The following are the most common ways of getting to Ponferrada from some parts of Spain. The main ones are as follows:

Trips by rental car around Ponferrada

In order to take advantage of all the possibilities offered by car hire in Ponferrada, Pepecar offers you the following ideas for excursions in the area:


Las médulas

Also known as the Roman gold mountains, 'Las Médulas' are located northwest of the Montes Aquilanos, in the Bierzo region. This beautiful landscape, declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 by Unesco, is considered to be the largest gold mine under the open sky of the entire Roman Empire.

There you can enjoy the Casa del Parque de las Médulas, its archaeological classroom and the natural environment routes, all of which make Las Médulas a great tourist attraction. To get to Las Médulas from Ponferrada with your rent a car, take the national road N-536 and continue to Carucedo, and then take the exit to Las Médulas. It is only a 35 minute drive.


Peñalba de Santiago

This small town, which belongs to the municipality of Ponferrada, is located in the Bierzo region.  Since 2008 the village of Peñalba de Santiago has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Travellers can enjoy the relaxation and tranquillity of this village. Making the most of the car hire in Ponferrada, you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the river Oza and travel along its mountain roads, full of curves and lush vegetation.

This charming little town offers rural architecture, a 10th century monastery, the Cave of San Genadio and the beautiful views of the Valley of Silence. To get to Peñalba de Santiago, take the road to San Lorenzo del Bierzo, 22 kilometres from Ponferrada.

Here is a list of places related to Ponferrada where you can also book a rental car with Pepecar:

To enjoy León and Ponferrada we recommend you to book your car hire with Pepecar, you have a wide variety of offers to choose from among the best car hire providers.

The main destinations where our customers book rental cars online are:

Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, y many more more destination in Spain.

In the Balearic and Canary Islands the main destinations for car hire are:
Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and other destinations in the islands

With Pepecar you can also pick up and return your rental car at the main airports and train stations:

With Pepecar you can also pick up and return your hire car at the main train stations and airports: Madrid Barajas Airport , Barcelona El Prat Airport , Palma de Majorca Airport , Menorca Airport ,Atocha Ave Station Madrid, Chamartin Station Madrid , Sants Ave Station Barcelona, Santa Justa Ave Station Seville.