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Cheap Car Hire Alicante

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About Car Hire in Alicante

Alicante, which means 'city of lights' in Arabic, is a popular tourist destination in Spain's Costa Blanca region in the country's east. It's recognised for its infinite stretch of white sandy beaches. During the summer months, you may enjoy sailing, sunbathing, and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea on one of the city's many public beaches, which are open to the public year-round. Seafood, tapas, drinks, and wine are served till the early hours of the morning in many restaurants, taverns, and pubs along Alicante's waterfront. In addition to its historic centre, castle, beaches, shopping, and restaurants, the city of Alicante also has a vibrant cultural and nightlife scene.

Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport (ALC) is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain in terms of passenger traffic, and it serves the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia. The airport is situated in the municipality of Elche, approximately 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante. The airport serves as a hub for Air Nostrum, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, and Vueling. The majority of travellers come from the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, and Sweden. Popular domestic destinations include Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Barcelona.

Hiring a vehicle at Alicante Airport is a great way to go around Costa Blanca. All the car hire agencies have counters in the Arrivals lounge of the airport. Currently, Alicante Airport is home to 11 car hire companies, each with its own dedicated desks. These include: Avis, Budget, Centauro, Europcar, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, Inter Rent, Record, Go, Sixt, and Thrifty. Simply walk up to the dedicated desk of your chosen company and the representative will arrange for you and your luggage to be taken to the car park where your automobile will be waiting for you in a shuttle bus. To avoid hassle at the airport, make sure to pre-book your vehicle by comparing the options online.

Downtown Car Hire in Alicante

There is no need to be concerned if you missed the opportunity to hire a car at the airport. There are also a number of pick-up points in the city centre. You'll often have more choices if you hire a vehicle in Alicante's city centre than if you do so at the airport.

Driving in Alicante

The significant differences between driving in Spain and your home country may be a source of anxiety. But don’t worry! Before you get behind the wheel for the first time in Spain, be sure you know the ins and outs of driving here. A quick study of the most important driving laws is always a good idea, even if you are a frequent traveller to Spain. Here are some helpful driving tips for Alicante:

Car Hire Agencies in Alicante

Many well-known local and international car hire companies can be found in Alicante. Going with a big group? Hire a minivan or intermediate SUV with plenty of baggage space. For a short business trip, a Toyota Fortuner or Ford Focus will ensure you arrive in style. Wi-Fi is already standard in many cars, enabling you to work while driving. The Peugeot 5008, Citroen C4 Picasso, and Nissan JUKE Digt are all fantastic choices for a road trip with your friends. When looking for a car, it's important to shop arout and compare your options.

Top Road Trips in Alicante

Perhaps after a few days in Alicante, you're ready for a change of pace.

Altea is a whitewashed coastal town full of small cobblestoned alleys, back street tapas restaurants, and attractive squares where you may have a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine. There's no better day excursion from Alicante than this for getting a taste of the real Spain. Artists and photographers have long drawn inspiration from the town's natural beauty. The hilltop town's antique structures and panoramic vistas inspire them.

By car, Valencia is about two hours from Alicante. If you want to get a taste of Spanish culture, lifestyle, and cuisine, this is the best spot to visit. It's a wonderful mix of the old and the new. The ancient area has a lot to offer, including the UNESCO-listed La Lonja de la Seda, the 13th-century Cathedral, and the central market, which is a foodie's dream come true. The biggest aquarium in Europe, as well as many other attractions, can be found there.

Frequently asked questions about car rental Alicante

What’s the best area to stay in Alicante?
The best area to stay in Alicante completely depends on why you’re going to visit. If you’re going to see any of the famous sites like Barrio de la Santa Cruz or Castillo de Santa Bárbara, make sure to book somewhere central that has good access to these places.
What is the cheapest time to go to Alicante?
The cheapest time to visit Alicante is from January to March.
What is the cheapest time to go to Alicante?
The cheapest time to visit Alicante is from January to March.
What is the best time to go to Alicante?
Alicante has great weather throughout the year but the peak tourist months are June-August.
Can you get around Alicante without a car?
If you plan on staying in the urban areas, it is possible to rely on public transport. But if you want to explore further afield and see more of Alicante and the surrounding areas, then you most definitely need a car to do so.

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Tips and experiences for Alicante

Our customers rated Alicante with an average of 9.0 based on 4 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

None as was visiting my home in Algorfa
Always lock the car and don't stop when leaving the airport if someone flags you down
Try to attend tango evenings in the Cartagena Casino.
Castle in Alicante