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By using or accessing our website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions of use as they apply to your use of or access to our website.

If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions then you may not use our website.

Our website is a place for you to select and order car hire in Spain. Details of the car hire and the supplier are shown on our website next to each product. Car hire is subject to the Terms and Conditions imposed by the supplier. In the event of any conflict between the Terms and Conditions of sale of the supplier and these Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions of the supplier shall prevail.

By using this site you acknowledge the contract for sale and purchase of the car hire in question is exclusively a contract between yourself and the supplier of the car hire.

You will be subject to the specific terms of the supplier of car hire set out below:


Centauro Terms

Our prices include:

  • Unlimited mileage  
  • Applicable local taxes (VAT)
  • Compulsory insurance with excess
  • Replacement car in case of accident
  • No charge for cancellations or changes
  • Airport service
  • Emergency Contact service
  • Road maps

Our prices do not include:

  • Petrol
  • Optional Smart Insurance. 3.

Insurance conditions

Our prices include compulsory insurance for collision & theft with an excess. A deposit of 950€ would be needed as a guarantee against the excess. Prices as follows:

 Vehicle Group Excess (Euros) Deposit (Euros) 
A, A1, B, D,  B2, BE, D2,   €1,100 €1,100
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€1,400 €1,400 
G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€1,700 €1,700  
H, I, P4
€3,000  €3,000

Portugal Excess

Vehicle Group Excess (Euros) Deposit (Euros) 
A, A1, B, D,  B2, BE, D2,   €1,200 €1,200
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€1,600 €1,600 
G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€1,800 €1,800  
H, I, P4
€3,000  €3,000


In the event of an accident or damages to the vehicle, you will be charged up to the excess amount.

To waiver the excess and the deposit, you can choose our Smart Insurance:

What is covered by our SMART Insurance:

For a minimum cost our Smart Insurance allows you to travel with total peace of mind and with the certain guarantee of no extra costs in case of accident or damage to the car. When taking out the SMART insurance there is no excess or deposit to pay.

SMART Insurance cost at Centauro Spain locations:

 Vehicle Group Minimum 2 day price per day 3 day price per day  4 day price per day  5 day price per day  6-12 days per day Maximum Deposit
A, A1, B, D,  B2, BE, D2,   €45 Euros €29 Euros €28 Euros €27 Euros  €26.50 Euros  €26 Euros  €300 Euros  €0 Euros 
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€47 Euros €31 Euros €30 Euros €29 Euros  €28 Euros  €27 Euros  €312 Euros  €0 Euros 
 G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€49 Euros €32 Euros  €31 Euros €30 Euros  €29 Euros  €28 Euros  €324 Euros  €0 Euros 
 H, I, P4
€55 Euros €42 Euros  €41 Euros  €40 Euros  €39 Euros  €38 Euros  €444 Euros  €0 Euros 


 Vehicle Group Minimum 2 day price per day 3 day price per day  4 day price per day  5 day price per day  6-12 price per day  Maximum Deposit
 A, A1, B, D,  B2, BE, D2,   €46 Euros €29 Euros €28 Euros  €27 Euros  €26.50 Euros  €26 Euros  €288 Euros  €0 Euros 
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€53 Euros €32 Euros €30 Euros  €29 Euros  €28 Euros  €29 Euros  €324 Euros  €0 Euros 
 G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€58 Euros €35 Euros  €31 Euros  €30 Euros  €29 Euros  €33 Euros  €372 Euros  €0 Euros 
 H, I, P4
€74 Euros €43 Euros  €41 Euros  €40 Euros  €38 Euros  €39 Euros  €444 Euros  €0 Euros


 Vehicle Group Cost per day  Minimum Maximum Deposit
 A, A1, B, D,  B2, BE, D2,   €27 Euros €42 Euros €300 Euros  €0 Euros 
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€29 Euros €44 Euros €324 Euros  €0 Euros 
 G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€30 Euros €46 Euros  €3336 Euros  €0 Euros 
 H, I, S2, S2A, S3A
€34 Euros €52 Euros  €384 Euros  €0 Euros


SMART Insurance cost at Centauro Italy locations:

In Italy, if customers purchased our SMART cover, theft excess is eliminated except when traveling to Campania, where the excess is reduced to the amounts shown in the table below:

Vehicle Group Price 1 Day  2 Day price (per day)  3 Day price (per day) 4 Day price (per day) 5 Day price (per day)  6 - 12 Day price (per day)  Maximum   Reduced Theft Excess is €0 unless in Campania
A, A1, B, D, BE, B2, D2 €49 €33 €32.50  €31 €30  €29  €312  €200
C, C1, C2, CE, E, E1, E2, E3, E2E, F1, F2, F3, F4, F4A, F5, P2
€51  €35 €34  €33.50 €33  €32 €348  €300
G1, G2, G3, G4, P3,F6, F7, P1
€55  €39 €37  €36 €35  €34  €372  €400
H, I, S2 S2A, S3, S3A €62 €45 €43  €42 €41  €40  €444  €400

If you decide not to take the additional SMART insurance, then we will hold the amount of €950 Euros on your credit card as a guarantee to cover the excess and any possible damages made to the vehicle.

Centauro we will accept Visa and Mastercard Debit Cards, the customer can either opt to buy the Centauro cover or leave a deposit. If the customer does not wish to purchase the Smart Cover the deposit will be charged to the card and refunded at the end of the rental period.


Debit cards must be nominative. (Due to fluctuations in the rate of exchange and other bank charges, Centauro will not be responsible for any difference between the rate charged and on any refunds made).

Please remember we do not accept: Prepaid Cards, Visa Electron, Maestro, American Express, Diners Club or cash.

For groups S2 -S2A - S3 - S3A, two credit cards will be required to present at the desk as a guarantee to collect the vehicle.

The COMPULSORY INSURANCE AND SMART INSURANCE will be valid as long as the following conditions are met:

  • The customer, in the event of a collision or damage to the vehicle , provides Centauro the full details of the third party if possible and possible witnesses within 48 hours, as well as a completed accident report form (provided by Centauro in every vehicle) signed by the two drivers involved in an accident and/or a police report.
  • The collision, theft, fire, did not take place during unauthorized use.

 What is not covered by any insurance

  • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving.
  • Loss of child seats.
  • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle.
  • Damage to the engine through negligence.
  • Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition.
  • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received the amount of €30 Euros administration fee will be incurred.
  • Refueling with the wrong type of petrol.
  • Loss or damage to the keys.
  • The rental price includes a standard vehicle clean, but in the event the vehicle requires a special clean Centauro will charge the customer €60 for a cleaning fee.

Accident Administration Fee of €50 Euros for any accident that involves an accident report form having to be completed and /or where insurance companies are involved in resolving payment of damages. 

This accident administration fee will be waivered if the customer has purchased the Centauro SMART COVER.

This applies to all Centauro locations.

Cancelling or changing your booking

You can cancel or alter your booking as many times as is necessary, without incurring cancellation charges or any additional cost. 

Guaranteed vehicle group

When you book with Centauro Rent a Car, we guarantee the vehicle group requested not the brand or model shown. If the vehicle group requested is not available, Centauro Rent a Car will provide you with a vehicle belonging to a higher category group for the same price.

“Out of hours” service

Only available at the following airports and with a valid flight number:

(23:01hrs - 06:59hrs): €40 charge for collection. No charge for drop off. 22:00 for Murcia Airport.

Delayed flights:

If you have a confirmed reservation before 23.00 and your flight is delayed then you must call the corresponding Centauro airport office so that we can ensure your pick up. This will have a cost of €40 Euros. This service is available until 01.00 in Alicante-Malaga-Seville-Valencia-Mallorca-Ibiza- Barcelona-Faro-Porto-Lisbon-Madeira-Rome Fiumicino-Rome Ciampino-Milan Malpensa-Bergamo-Catania-Palermo-Olbia-Cagliari-Pisa- Athens-Thessaloniki-Heraklion-Chania.

For delayed flights to Alicante, Murcia and Malaga this service is available throughout the night, there is no hour limitation but it is still imperative to inform the corresponding airport office.

At all Centauro locations if you are arriving on a flight, it is imperative that we have the correct flight number or we will not be held responsible for non-collection at the airport.

Free airport service

Our service when you come to pick up your vehicle at the Centauro counter in the airport terminal is offered free of charge (Alicante/Murcia), and we waive all airport fees.


Avoid possible queues and use the Express Check-In desk at our offices. (Charge applicable)

Child seats

Child seats as well as boosters are manufactured according to European safety standards and are available on request for a daily charge of €15 Euros, up to a maximum of €120 Euros per item. Please make sure which kind of seat you require:

Baby seat (BS): 0 – 13 Kilos.

Child seat (BP): 9 – 25 Kilos.

Booster (BG): 16 – 36 Kilos.

For your child’s safety it is obligatory for children up to 12 years of age or with a height up to 135 cms to use an approved safety device corresponding to the height and weight of the child and that this must be placed on the back seat of the car.



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Snow Chains

Greece and Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania and Heraklion)

Country  Price for 1 day  Price for 2 days (price per day) Price 3-12 day  Maximum Price 
 Greece/Spain €21 Euros  €11 Euros  €8 Euros per day €90 Euros


Snow chains

Cost per day




€6 Euros

€18 Euros

€90 Euros

In Italy, snow chains will be provided free of charge. Only some car group models will have winter tyres.

Additional drivers

Each additional driver will be €23 Euros (€23 Euros in Italy) for 1 day, €15 Euros (€16.50 Euros in Italy) per day for 2 day rentals, €11 Euros (€15 Euros in Italy) per day, maximum charge of €108 Euros (€132 Euros in Italy). 

Roadside assistance

Our prices also include roadside assistance 24/7. Any towing costs incurred are not included, though we do provide, at no additional cost, a replacement car if necessary.

Conditions relating to petrol

Applicable to Centauro offices:

Full Empty with partial refund option:

This is a fast and easy service where Centauro Rent a Car will hand over the vehicle with the tank full of fuel and the customer has no need to use all the fuel or top up the tank. Just use the fuel you need, there is no need to look for a close by petrol station. Just leave the car with the tank as empty as you wish and save time as we do not have to check the fuel level

  • This system includes a refund for the amount of fuel remaining in the vehicle's tank when it is returned, excluding the amount corresponding to logistical and operational costs. Please see the table below.
  • The value of the fuel varies depending on the capacity of the fuel tank of the vehicle. You will be informed of the exact amount when picking up the vehicle, since the fuel price changes according to the official market rate.
  • The payment for the petrol will always be charged on collection.

Fuel charges by group:

 Group Minimum (€)  Maximum (€)  Re-fueling Charge (not included) 
 A 50 55  25 
 A1 50 55  25 
 B 60 80  25 
 C-C1 70 95  25 
 D 55 80  25 
 E-C2 70 90  25 
 E1 80 90  25 
 E2  60  70  25 
 F1 70 90  25 
 F2 70 90  25 
 F3 70 95  25 
 F4 79 85 25 
 F5 70 90  25 
 F6 85 95  25 
 F7 85 105  25 
 G1 80 110  25 
 G2 100 105  25 
 G3 80 95  25 
 H 80 110  25 
 I 105 135  25 
 P1 100  110  25 

Driving license requirements

All drivers must have been in possession of a full EU-valid driving license for a minimum of 1 year. The minimum age of the driver is 19. 

Only the following are considered to be valid driving licenses in Spain:

  • Those issued in accordance with current Spanish legislation
  • Those issued by member states of the European Union in accordance with community regulations
  • Those issued by other countries or those of an international nature that are effectively recognized as valid permissions to drive in Spain.

All drivers must have been in possession of a full EU-valid driving license for a minimum of 1 year. The minimum age of the driver is 19. If the driver is 75 or over, then they will be required to select an additional supplement. This is an obligatory supplement regardless of the type of cover contracted. Prices as follows:

Young Drivers: Between the ages of 19 years to 24 years

Spain, Portugal & Greece

 Group Price for 2 days (price per day)  Price per day Minimum Price  Maximum Price 



 €15 Euros per day  €10 Euros per day  €25 Euros €108 Euros 
 F6,F7,P1,G1,G2,G3,G4,H,I  €16.50 Euros per day  €15 Euros per day €29 Euros  €132 Euros 

Country Price for 2 days (price per day) Price per day Minimum  Maximum 
Italy €16.50 €15  €28 €156 

Senior Driver: 75 years or over

 Country Price Per Day   Price for 2 days (price per day) Minimum  Maximum 
Spain  €7  €8.50 €15  €70 
Portugal  €7 €8.50  €15  €70 
Greece  €7  €8.50  €15  €70
Italy  €7 €8.50  €15  €70 


Payment options:

  1. Pre-payment by credit card. To take advantage of a discount, make your payment online when making your reservation via our secure webpage (at Centauro locations) using your Visa or MasterCard credit card.(*)
  2. Payment on arrival. Payment can be made when collecting the vehicle. With this option NO discount is applicable.

* Once the reservation has been completed, if you wish to change your mind and pre-pay, there will be no discount applied to the price.

Payment is at the point of arrival, on collection of your vehicle, or through our secure web page, with Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards.

For payment by debit card you must either pay the deposit of €1,050 - €3000 Euros or take out the SMART insurance. The deposit will then be refunded to you at the end of your rental if there is no new damage made to the car.

We do accept cash for payment of the car hire along with a credit card (NOT DEBIT) as a guarantee.

There is no refund for unused days/early return of your vehicle.

The holder of the card must present it together with their voucher when they come to pick up the vehicle.


  • Vehicles collected at any of our locations cannot be taken on any ferry between the Balearic Islands, Ceuta, Melilla and/or the mainland/Portugal.
  • From our Mainland offices only, vehicles can be taken outside of Spain to Andorra/France/Portugal/Spain only. CHARGE APPLIES.
  • For collections in Portugal (Mainland), vehicles can only be taken to Spain (Mainland).

Via Verde transponder device

When driving in Portugal, many roads have an electronic toll collection system. The non-payment of said tolls is classed as a traffic violation, provided for and sanctioned as an administrative offence, under the terms of Law No 25/2006 of 30 June. Under the terms of current legislation, all vehicles rented by Centauro are equipped with a device that has an automatic toll payment system and is commonly known as the Via Verde transponder device, which cannot be removed from the vehicle or in any way replaced by the Client. When renting a vehicle with Centauro, and in accordance with current legislation, the client automatically subscribes to the automatic payment system which allows for the identification of the vehicle and the automatic payment of any toll fees and administrative charges incurred by Centauro (€2.07 per day, up to a maximum of €20.81 per month and per rental contract).This way you can enjoy your trip in Portugal, hassle-free.  A charge of €100 will be made from the debit or credit card as a deposit for the payment of toll fees and the respective administrative expenses incurred that, for any reason, cannot be charged to the credit or debit card given in accordance with the above. The deposit amount charged to your credit card will be refunded at the end of the rental and within a period of approximately 10 (ten) calendar days. In case of damage, loss or theft of the Via Verde device, or if it is removed from the rental vehicle or replaced in any way, a fee of €25 will be charged. If, for any reason, the car's passing through the electronic toll booths is not registered by the on-board equipment installed in the vehicle, Centauro will proceed to identify the driver of the vehicle after receiving the notification from the competent authorities, being the Client responsible for the payment of the respective tolls and/or any expense related to any collection procedure or administrative infraction related to the non-payment of toll fees.

Inter-branch hiring

You may return the vehicle to any of Centauro own offices, provided that you advise us of this on making your booking. If the system blocks a booking between different destinations, that means bookings are not permitted between the branches requested. Please click here to see the cost:

It is not available in groups B2, D2, G2, G3, P1, P2, H or I or F6-F7 in Portugal

Free between Madrid offices.

Cross Border From Mainland Spain/Portugal:

Car hires from Alicante, Valencia, Murcia & Mallorca
Cross-border driving is not permitted during car rentals from these offices.

Car hires from Santiago, Bilbao & Girona

In the event that a client wishes to drive cross border to one of our approved countries,  the following charges will apply:

1. For customers who choose to contract our SCDW cover or who book our All-Inclusive (no deposit) package.  The daily charge to drive cross border is 2 day rentals €16 Euros per day, 3-12 day rentals is €11 euros per day with a minimum charge of €29 euros and a maximum charge of €108 euros.

2. For customers who book our basic package and choose not to contract our full coverage.  The daily charge to drive cross border is €20 euros per day with a minimum charge of €40 euros and a maximum charge of €300 euros.

Customers of Santiago may only drive to Portugal and customers of Bilbao and Girona may only drive to France and Andorra under these conditions.

From Italy:

Vehicles can be taken outside of Italy to France/Monaco/Switzerland/Austria/San Marino only. Additional CROSS BORDER ROAD ASSISTANCE COVER: 9€ per day, minimum 27€, maximum 90€. This is an obligatory extra for customers who want to travel outside of the pick up country. This extra does not exempt the customer for damage caused to the vehicle, whether abroad or in the pick up country. If a customer travels to another country and has not paid for this additional extra, they will be in breach of contract and will not be covered for any charges that may arise, even if it is a mechanical fault. In addition, when driving to a different country, our SMART Cover is only valid when purchasing the obligatory Cross Border Road Assistance Cover. Vehicles collected at any of our locations cannot be taken on any ferry to/between/from any islands or countries.

Documentation required on collection of the vehicle

Please remember that on picking up the vehicle you must have with you: your passport or identity card, your driving license, credit card and Centauro booking number.

Groups may contain similar models to those specified. No model can be guaranteed in any group. 


The rates are subject to change without notice

Please note that the contents of our website are aimed at users aged 16 years and above, but you must be over 21 years to hire cars using the payment methods on our website.

Buying Products on our website

To order car hire you will need to follow the ordering procedures set out on the relevant order page.

Details of the prices for the car hire and the procedures for payment and collection are displayed on or through our website. The price of the car hire is the price in force at the date and time of your order. The price of the car hire may change before you place your order. We try to ensure that the prices displayed on our website are accurate but the price on your order will need to be validated by the supplier as part of the acceptance procedure. We will inform you if the car hire price is higher than that stated in your order and you may cancel the order and decide whether or not to order the car hire at the correct price.

You undertake that all details you provide to us for the purpose of ordering car hire which may be offered by us on our website will be correct.


If you have any complaints, you should direct them to us via e-mail at [email protected] or by post to 118a High Street, Lee-on-Solent, Hants, PO13 9DA

Information you provide

The following applies to any information you provide to us, for example during any registration or ordering process:

  • You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process any personal information which relates to and identifies you, including but not limited to your name and address, to the extent reasonably necessary to provide the services which are available through our website by us or our suppliers. If you obtain or choose to buy car hire through our website then we may collect information about your buying behaviour and you send us personal correspondence such as e-mails or letters then we may collect this information.
  • You must ensure that the personal information you provide is accurate and complete and that all ordering details contain your correct name, address and other requested details.

Applicability of Online Materials

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our website and use of all information contained within it. This will not affect any rights which you may have warranties or otherwise against the suppliers.

Compliance with Law

We have endeavoured to ensure that our website complies with UK law. However, we make no representations that the materials on our website are appropriate or available for use in location outside the UK.


The contents of our website are protected by international copyright laws and other intellectual property rights. The owner of these rights is All car hire and company names and logos mentioned in our website are the trademarks, service marks or trading names of their respective owners, including us. You may download material from our website for the sole purpose of placing an order with or using our website as a shopping resource.

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We may alter these terms and conditions from time to time and post the new version on our website, following which all use of our website will be governed by that version. You must check the terms and conditions on the website regularly.


All Products you purchase from our website irrespective of whether we are the seller or not will be covered by such guarantees and warranties as are provided by car hire supplier and we accept no liability for them. All other express or implied terms, conditions, warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the car hire, our website or any information or service provided through our website are strictly excluded. We will do our best to ensure that all materials and information published on our website are accurate, but please note that all materials and information on our website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis.

Exclusion of Liability

In relation to the purchase of Products, we accept no liability for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, or for any loss of data, profit, revenue or business (whether direct or indirect), however caused, even if foreseeable. In circumstances where you suffer loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the viewing, use or performance of our website or its contents other than as a direct result of purchasing car hire, we accept no liability for this loss or damage (except where we have been negligent) whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause and whether on the part of or our servants, agents or any other person.


There are no charges made for cancelling car hire with, but there will be no refunds given for rentals ended early, late collections, no shows or cancellations made after the rental start date.

These terms and conditions replace all other Terms and Conditions previously applicable to the use of our website.