Car hire in Alicante

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Car hire in Alicante

On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in Alicante, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Spain, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.

Our car rental offices in Alicante

Car hire is available at several places in Alicante. Renting a car is the perfect way of discovering both the city and its surrounding area.

  • Alicante railway station: If you are arriving in Alicante by train, there are a number of car rental offices within walking distance from the station. You’ll find six offices on Avenida Salamanca, in direct connection to the railway station. There are two more offices on Carrer Bono Guarner. Across from the station, on Avenida De La Estación, you’ll also find two more.

    Getting from the station to different parts of Alicante is smooth and easy. It’s also easy to get to the major road N-332, which leads to many nice places in the area surrounding Alicante.

  • Alicante harbour: Alicante is known for its beautiful and popular harbour. Car hire is available at the harbour, more specifically at the car rental office on Plaza De La Puerta. This office is adjacent to the N-332, which is one of the major roads in the area. Getting out of Alicante from the office and the harbour is therefore easy and convenient.

Car hire at Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport, also known as the Alicante-Elche Airport (airport code: ALC), is six miles south of central Alicante. It is the largest and busiest airport in the area, and it services many international flights.

There are a larger number of car rental firms at the airport, making it very easy to rent and pick a car up directly upon arrival by air. Find the offices in the Arrivals area in the main terminal building.

The drive between the airport and Alicante town is smooth, and it’s also easy to get from the airport to other nice towns and villages in the area.

Where to go around Alicante

Alicante is the perfect starting point for several road trips. There are many historic and cosy towns in the area, and plenty of amazing scenery. With a rental car, you’ll really make the most of your holiday. Out of the many exciting places in the area, below is a list of our favourit ones.

El Maigmó
The mountain El Maigmó is just over an hour’s drive northwest of Alicante. Here you’ll find breathtaking scenery. The area is also great for hiking, with trails that are suitable for the whole family. One of the hiking trails runs along a disused, overgrown railroad track.

If you drive a little over an hour south of Alicante, you’ll reach the cosy city of Orihuela. The city is characterized by its many historic buildings, including a Gothic Cathedral with works made by the famous painter Velazquez. There are also several nice museums around the city.

The salt lakes of Torrevieja is one of the most spectacular destinations around Alicante. The lakes really are an amazing experience, and a beautiful sight as one of them is pink and the other green. Torrevieja also has many historic buildings and historic sites, and it’s located between the two salt lakes and the ocean. The drive from Alicante takes about an hour.