Written by Ash

The Best Scooter Rental in Barcelona from €26.00 a Day


You can’t beat the freedom and flexibility of a scooter rental in Barcelona – Mediterranean wind in your hair and all – and I’m here to show you how using a company that’s racked up 110 million kilometers in the city.

This Barcelona scooter rental is using the trusted company Cooltra – a company that I’ve vetted personally for their top prices, add-on discounts, payment methods, and limited restrictions.

Whether you want to rent by minutes, hours, or days let’s take a look at how to rent a scooter in Barcelona!


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A Great Scooter Rental in Barcelona Option

In searching for the best Barcelona scooter rental I looked high and low.

Sometimes though, the information is right under your nose – or in this case, right on the street with the sheer amount of white scooters with the emblematic blue Cooltra logo cruising around the city.

Not only is it one of the first Barcelona scooter rental places, but it’s found throughout Europe and they’ve recently added 15,000 brand new scooters to their fleet.

⚠️  Warning ⚠️: Barcelona’s top two attractions must now be booked in advance.

You can book fast track tickets to both individually or get them as part of a discount pass:

You will not be able to book these tickets on site – lock in your tickets ASAP or you could miss out.

Cooltra counts 7 seven pickup and drop off points in Barcelona so no matter where you stay in the city you’ll be a stone’s throw away from your scooter.

It’s also the best rent a scooter place in Barcelona on Tripadvisor.

I’f’m going to be breaking things down further, but if you’ve already decided to rent then you can head straight to Cooltra’s website to make your reservation.

Booking online gives you a 5% discount on the rental, but that’s not it!

For being readers of Barcelona Hacks you’ll be entitled to a further €10.00 discount inserting the following code at the time of booking:


To apply your code simply select your scooter and click the blue writing “I HAVE A PROMOTIONAL CODE”, and here you’ll be able to insert it. To ensure the code works make sure you write it in CAPITAL LETTERS and click on the ‘+’ found to the side… voila! You’re ready to ride.

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Barcelona Scooter Rental Prices and Conditions

There’s hardly a better Barcelona scooter rental option for price-quality ratio. At Cooltra you can get a scooter for as little as €26.00 a day with the average daily rental price hitting €33.00.

The above prices refer to a standard rental of 50 or 125 cc bikes like the Peugeot Tweet or similar, which will easily get two people around the city.

Definitely do some calculations but if there’s two of you and you rent a scooter for a few days you’ll be surprised just how cheap and convenient this can be.

Just make sure you add in the BARCELONAHACKS discount code.

To rent you’ll need to leave a standard €150.00 deposit for standard scooters (€300.00 Plus/€750.00 Premium, €1500.00 Super Premium) using cash or credit that’ll be given back to you at the end of the rental.

All Barcelona scooter rental prices include:

  • Scooter rental.
  • 1 helmet (additional helmets are extra).
  • Accident and theft insurance (excess from €500 to €4000)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the rental

Potential add-ons (based on a typical three day rental):

  • Lock (€1.33 a day)
  • Additional driver (€1.67 a day)
  • Second helmet (€3.33 a day)
  • Scooter delivery (€20.00, max 10 km from pick up shop)
  • Scooter pick up (€20.00, max 10 km from pick up shop)
  • Top Case €3.33 a day)

Gasoline is not included but you can fill the tank with about €8.00 and it’ll allow you to ride 100 km!

Why is Cooltra the Best Scooter Rental in Barcelona?

Above all else because the experience is professional and hassle-free.

After showing up at the the Via Laietana location I was in and out in a matter of minutes after speaking with a couple of courteous workers – in English of course.

It was only natural to head down to the beach as the first stop. From there it was up Calle Marina 10 minutes to get to La Sagrada Familia. I then took a ride to Passeig de Gracia with its famous shops and twin architectural wonders of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila.

After a couple more stops at Ciutadella Park and a quick drive through the Born district I ended the day in fashion in Plaça d’Espanya for the early Magic Fountain show.

Simply put, when renting a scooter in Barcelona you can cover a lot of ground in just a few hours. The bike itself didn’t give me any problems, was lightweight and maneuverable, and perfect for getting around the city.

They’re Delivered Bike Rentals in Barcelona

One thing that really stands out for Cooltra is the convenience: in fact they’ll deliver the bike to you if your Barcelona hotel or Barcelona hostel (or any arranged pickup point) is within a 20 km radius of the purchase point.

There’s 24 Hour Support

Again, not only is the customer service at Cooltra second to none, but you’ll get support in English 24 hours a day for all your needs across three different mediums.

Phone: +34 93 706 6912

Whatsapp: +34 692 920 994

Email: [email protected]

Renting a Barcelona Scooter with GPS

If you’re a bit nervous about your navigation skills there’s a great one day scooter rental that’ll give you GPS plus 4 different pre-configured tours allowing you to see Barcelona’s top attractions in no time.

Not looking for structure? You’re free to shut it off and ride free.

This service through industry leader Vesping includes: a Vespa, GPS, a full tank, 2 helmets, and insurance.

Scooter rentals with GPS start at just 65 euros a day and are picked up near Sagrada Familia.

Thanks to my agreement with Vesping my readers get an exclusive 10% discount off their rental using the code BARCELONAHACKS – simply click the Cooltra rental link to get started.

tourists lining up outside casa batllo in barcelona spain tourists lining up outside casa batllo in barcelona spain
Buy your tickets in advance from home or risk long lines + bigger prices.

Why Rent a Scooter in Barcelona?

Because mother nature says so. Barcelona, owing to its hot climate and dry pavement has the highest scooter usage in Europe. There’s nothing like that cool air blowing in your face on a hot day.

It optimises time. With Cooltra you move quicker than public transport and you see more attractions.

If you come by cruise ship it’s the only way to see everything in half a day outside of having a limousine waiting for you at the port. The Port Vell or Via Laietana pick up points are super close to the docks.

It also gives you access to sites outside the city like the vintage amusement park with a view at Mount Tibidabo or any of Barcelona’s natural parks.

The saw-like Montserrat mountain and its stunning monastery is also within reach.

In the end style matters. A Barcelona scooter rental is a unique experience, offers much more freedom than public transport, and is a great photo opportunity!

Most of all it’s easy, just like riding a bicycle.

Trust me, I’m Canadian. If I can do it so can you.

🚲 Not looking for all that power? Check out my article on Barcelona’s best bike tours.

Renting a Scooter in Barcelona FAQ

Can I rent a 50 cc or 125 cc with a regular driver’s license?


Can I drive my scooter outside of Barcelona?

Yes, you can take it anywhere within a 100 km radius.

Can two people ride at a time?


Do I need to leave a deposit when renting a scooter in Barcelona?

Yes, you’ll need to leave at €150.00 deposit for most basic models.

Do I need a credit card?

No, you can pay with prepaid cards or in cash.

Is Cooltra trustable?

It’s the highest rated Barcelona scooter rental place on Tripadvisor so I’d say yes 😉

Can I leave it parked in the street overnight?

No problem!

Can I park wherever I want?

No, only in designated scooter parking zones and sidewalks wider than 3 meters (unless otherwise specified.)

What happens if I get fined?

You’ll have to pay it yourself 😉 In the event the fine gets sent to Cooltra it’ll be applied to your bill. In general I suggest you obey traffic laws!

Is insurance included in my Barcelona scooter rental?

Yes, be it theft or accident insurance.

Are there any limits on kilometers when renting a scooter in Barcelona?


Ready to Rent a Scooter in Barcelona?

All the harassment without the restraining order! Please write to me in the comments.

If there’s something I haven’t touched on regarding renting a scooter in Barcelona or anything else then write away, I am always here for you 🙂

  • June 23, 2022 at 8:55 pm
    Do you rent electric scooters for cruises with weekly or daily rates. Do you deliver to the cruise dock?
    • June 24, 2022 at 12:14 pm
      Team Member
      Yes, with Cooltra you can not only book weekly or monthly but you can have your bike delivered virtually anywhere within a 20 km radius of the shops. Whether or not they're allowed right into the dock area though I am not sure, so I would get in contact with them. Cheers,
    • June 23, 2022 at 9:05 pm
      Sadie williams
      Do you rent and deliver electric scooters to cruise ships?
  • August 18, 2021 at 8:48 pm
    Lukas Herterich
    Thanks for the guide. I think since you wrote that the business model of cooltra must have changed. You cannot choose days on the weekend for rental. That is unfortunately exactly what I think most people want to do
    • August 19, 2021 at 6:21 am
      Team Member
      Hi Lukas, Thank you so much for pointing this out! This is definitely strange :( I thought maybe it was because the bikes were sold out but it looks like this is the case in every city. I have sent them a message for clarification and will get back to you/update the page with any relevant information. Cheers,
      • August 23, 2021 at 4:58 am
        Team Member
        Hi Lukas, I have just received word back and the reason the dates are greyed out is because their Barcelona office is closed on weekends. In this case you'll need to download their app and use the rent by minute/hour function by grabbing one of the strategically placed bikes around the city. The instructions are in the video on the Cooltra site. Cheers,
  • September 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm
    We are going to Barcelona and November and thinking about renting scooters. I'm from the USA and have been to a couple countries where I would never try to drive because it's just too hectic (Nicaragua & Chile) and then I've been to Ireland where driving there is more like driving at home. Is driving in Barcelona crazy or would it be fine for a tourist? Thanks!
    • September 5, 2019 at 11:49 am
      Team Member
      Hi Stephanie, I would put Spain as being somewhere in between Chile and Ireland ;) I've driven here a few times both car and scooter, and maybe it was just my paranoia of being a Canadian driving on narrow streets, but while I found it a bit strange I didn't find anything extreme. I wouldn't let that get in the way of an amazing scooter ride up the coast! Cheers, Ash
  • July 29, 2019 at 3:11 am
    Hey , I’m travelling from UK and holding a provisional license , as the rules here we allowed to driver a moped that is max 125cc , can we still ride it having CBT or not Thanks
    • July 29, 2019 at 11:32 am
      Team Member
      Hi Dave, Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with these types situations not being a rider myself, so I wouldn't want to give you a wrong answer. I would get in touch with the company you intend to rent from as only then can you be sure. Cheers, Ash
  • July 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm
    I saw 2 people can go in one correct? do you just pay for an extra helmet?
    • July 8, 2019 at 9:01 am
      Team Member
      Yes exactly! :)
  • April 15, 2019 at 7:51 am
    Dan Steyn
    Hi,My wife and i want to travel to Porto from Barcelona.Where can i do a one way rental with a cheap reliable motorcycle? Kind regards.
    • April 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Dan, Unfortunately this isn't an area of expertise... I've known people who have done van trips but not with motorcycles. I wouldn't want to give you bad/uninformed advice by simply looking at Google... but I'd try and find a handful of companies and look them up on the website Trustpilot to make sure they're reputable and then go from there with the budgeting. Ash
  • January 29, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    Megha Tiwari
    Hi, I will be spain for my business meetings. Can I ride the scooter with my Indian Driving license ? Regards Megha
    • January 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Megha, As far as I know any valid driver's license from abroad will be accepted for the lower cc scooters. If you want to be super sure though you can contact Cooltra here: [email protected] or Vesping at: [email protected]. Ash
  • April 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    Angel Fox
    Thanks for the great idea! This idea can save lots of money, time and effort in roaming around the city. I can get to see the scenery while riding a scooter.
    • April 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm
      Team Member
      No problem Angel :)
  • March 4, 2018 at 7:43 am
    khaled rouf
    do you have any knowledge about circuit de catalunya hacks during the f1 weekend? can you find out if i can safely park a scooter at the race track? circuit de barcelona-catalunya. montmello. transport. Many thanks Khaled - London
    • March 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm
      Team Member
      Hi Khaled, There are designated scooter/motorcycle parking spots at the Circuit and they are free during the F1 weekend. Since you're posting in a different article I'm not sure if you've seen my article on the Circuit and the F1 weekend? Here it is: There are a few tips there about best seats etc... if you have any other questions though I am here! Cheers :) Ash
  • June 28, 2017 at 9:46 am
    Great guide! Where is the discount code ?
    • June 28, 2017 at 10:54 am
      Team Member
      Hi Ki, Thanks for writing and the kind comments The discount code is BARCELONAHACKS Let me know how you get on and if you have any more questions about your holiday! Cheers, Ash
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