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?

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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 🙂

  • September 18, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    Awesome review!! Thank you for that!
    • September 23, 2016 at 11:11 am
      Team Member
      Any time ;)
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