Tourist Information Guide

Car Hire at Montserrat: Car Rental Options Near Montserrat Monastery

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According to the latest official Covid measures in Catalonia, there are no more mobility restrictions within Catalonia since 26 April 2021, which means travelling between Montserrat and Barcelona is allowed. We recommend you visit our Barcelona latest Covid updates page for the latest Covid-related updates in Barcelona.

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An overview of Montserrat
An overview of Montserrat
There are no car hire companies in Montserrat. However, if you want to hire a car to get to Montserrat you will have a variety of options depending on where you are coming from. There are car rental companies at the nearest airport, in Barcelona city centre and in nearby coastal towns such as Salou.

This page will provide details of how to hire a car if you want to get to Montserrat with links to detailed pages with contact details and office opening hours. There is also information on where to park once you have arrived at Montserrat and links to other transport links pages if you decide that you do not want to hire a car.

Book tickets for your half day tour to Montserrat from Barcelona with return journey

There are two organized tours that save you the time and trouble of organizing your own trip to Montserrat. They include return journey from Barcelona to Montserrat in an air conditioned bus. You can choose either a half day morning tour or half day afternoon tour.

Morning Tour

Booking Information Click here to book your tickets online for the Montserrat Morning guided tour leaving from Barcelona

Is there a car rental service at Montserrat?

There are no car rental companies in Montserrat. However, if you are planning to drive to Montserrat then you will most likely want to drive there from somewhere where you are staying or where you have arrived to close by. If you are coming from abroad, you will be able to pick up a rental car at the airport. If you are staying in one of the other areas of Catalunya, such as Barcelona, Manresa or the Costa Dorada and decide not to use one of the coach tours to Montserrat, you will also find a choice of car hire companies.

Car hire companies in Barcelona

For details on hiring a car in Barcelona, see our Guide to Car Rental in Barcelona page. If you need to know how to get from Barcelona to Montserrat, check our Barcelona to Montserrat driving instructions page.

Tip There are some very efficient transport options from Barcelona to Montserrat that do not require you driving a car. See our Barcelona to Montserrat by Train page for further details.

Car hire companies in Salou

If you are planning on making an excursion from Salou to Montserrat, see our Guide to Car Hire in Salou.

Car hire companies in Cambrils

If you are planning on making an excursion from Cambrils to Montserrat, see our Guide to Car Hire in Cambrils.

Car hire at the airport

If you are planning on visiting Montserrat from abroad, chances are that you will be flying into Barcelona Airport as this is the closest airport to Montserrat. There are a total of five different car rental companies at Barcelona airport. See our Car Rental at Barcelona Airport page for further details.

If you are flying into Girona Airport, you will have the choice of three car hire companies - check our Car Hire at Girona Airport page for further details.

There is a choice of four different car hire companies at Reus airport - for further details, see our Guide to Car Hire at Reus Airport.

Where to park your car at Montserrat

The car park at the Cremallera de Monistrol de Vila rack railway stop
The car park at the Cremallera de Monistrol de Vila rack railway stop

If you decide to drive to Montserrat you will have two options of where to park your car. There is a large free car park at Monistrol de Vila Rack Railway station half way up the mountain - if you park here you will need to take the Rack Railway to Montserrat. There is another free car park located next to Montserrat Monastery.

For details on how to get to the car parks, car park locations and capacities, see our Car Parks at Montserrat page.

If you decide that you would like to drive to Montserrat you will need to research the car hire options from your destination. There is no car hire available in Montserrat or in the small towns surrounding it. However, if you are coming from a coastal area, airport or Spanish city, you should find that there are car hire options available to you.

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