How old do you have to be to drive in Spain?

You need to be at least 18 years old to drive in Spain and 21 to hire a car.

Driving licences issued in EU and EEA countries are accepted.

International driving permits are recognised but not required.

When driving in Spain the following documents should be carried:

  • Full, valid driving licence
  • Proof of insurance (third party or above)
  • Proof of ID (passport)
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle (V5C certificate)