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Menorca is a stunningly beautiful, small island that sits peacefully in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the four Balearic Islands, located in the western region of the sea and governed by Spain. Whether you are looking for a relaxing experience on the island's secluded beaches or an adventurous car ride, Menorca is a great destination to consider. The driving experience in Menorca is a peaceful combination of cultural discovery and the joy of open roads. Rent a car at the Menorca airport to explore its breathtaking landscapes, beautiful villages, and friendly beaches at your own pace.

Basics of Menorca Driving

● Car hire is popular in Menorca for exploring remote areas and hidden gems.
● It's crucial to know the Spanish driving rules and road signs when driving in Menorca.
● Speed ​​limits vary: 50 km/h in towns, 90 km/h outside towns, and 120 km/h on highways.
● Seat belts are mandatory for drivers and passengers.
● In Menorca, you drive on the right-hand side of the road (right-hand traffic, RHT), with the steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle.
● Children under 12 must use car seats in the backseats.
● Drinking and driving is strictly prohibited in Menorca.
● Always use blinkers or indicators for turns and lane changes. Right turns on red lights are not allowed in Spain.
● Be prepared to provide required documents if stopped by law enforcement officials.
● Menorca has two major towns, Mahon and Ciutadella, about 45 minutes apart by car.
● Car rental in Menorca is a convenient option for exploring the island.

Roads in Menorca

As Menorca falls under the category of protected biosphere region, there are limited main roads and highways. However, the roads and streets are impeccably maintained, and all the primary roads link the two largest towns, Mahon and Ciutadella—the biggest of them being ME1.
As you drive to less popular towns in the interior, the roads become narrower until only two cars can fit side by side. You can rent a scooter from your Menorca car hire company to travel through these smaller roads.

Menorca Traffic

The traffic on the island is pretty low. In fact, the population of Menorca is roughly around 1 lac people.
During the tourist season in July and August, there is an increase in road traffic due to international car hires from Menorca airport. The local markets in Mahon also open for sales around this time, which can significantly increase footfall and car rentals.

Car Rental and Parking

Menorca provides ample parking spaces. Nevertheless, if you come across blue painted lines on the walls or street corners, it indicates that the area is a paid parking zone. To avoid penalties, purchase your ticket from the parking toll machine situated at a short distance from the spot.

Do You Rent a Car at Menorca Airport?

For a pleasant driving experience on the Island, rent a car at Menorca airport.

If you plan on using the rented car for the whole duration of your stay, we say rent at the airport. Our drivers will deliver the key and the necessary rental agreements to you. You can return the car at our office in Calan Porter or request a pickup from your location.
Having a car hire at your disposal allows you to easily travel anywhere on the island in less than an hour, unlike relying on public transportation, which can be time-consuming.

However, when it comes to driving in the historic towns of Mahon and Ciutadella, the roads are narrower, and traffic can get congested. Therefore, if you plan on spending a lot of time in these areas, choosing a smaller rental car that can easily navigate the tighter spaces would be wise.

Book your car ahead for peak season on our website or with an agent over the phone. The best time for a peaceful vacation in Menorca is winter when the beaches are empty from November to December.

If you need to rent an automatic car in Menorca, it must be booked in advance. However, manual cars can be booked on the spot at Binicars. For more details on car rental services, read our terms and conditions .

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