Car Rental Alicante

Starting from
$19 per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 10/22/2018 - 10/29/2018 at Alicante
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Hertz in Alicante

An attractive port city on Spain's Costa Blanca, Alicante is a lively tourist destination popular with visitors of all ages who are attracted by the sun and culture. As you'd expect from its location, Alicante offers excellent weather, sandy beaches and warm seas. However, it's not solely a vacation destination – the city is a fast-growing commercial hub, meaning the number of business visitors has grown rapidly in recent years.

We’ll make sure car rental in Alicante is a quick and easy experience when you arrive. We have a pick-up point handily located at Alicante Airport, meaning you can step off the plane and straight into your vehicle, ready for the short drive into the city. We've also got a pick-up point in the city itself, Alicante Renfe, found on Avenida de la Estación. This means you can travel around Alicante and its surroundings with a minimum of fuss in one of our wide range of cars.

Pickup Locations Alicante

  • Alicante Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2400

    Address: Alicante Airport

    Phone: 902 37 73 37

  • Alicante Renfe

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-2100, Sa-Su 1000-1830

    Address: Avenida de la Estacion, 20

    Phone: +34 965 922587

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Driving in and around Alicante

Alicante

As a city accustomed to welcoming large amounts of visitors, Alicante and its surrounding areas boast excellent transport links, making navigation easy for a first-time visitor.

Business travelers and vacationersalike are likely to arrive via Alicante Airport, located around 7 miles south of the city itself. A 20-minute drive north, along the coastal N-332 road, brings you into the bustling heart of the city.

When travelling around the urban center by car, it's likely you'll use the Avenida Doctor Jiménez Díaz, one of the main arterial routes that passes around the edge of the port area, becoming Carrer Colombia as it moves north. When parking in Alicante, you'll need to watch out for spaces marked blue, as you'll have to buy a ticket to leave your car there.

You’ll also have easy access to the wonderful region around the Costa Blanca. Taking the A-77 north will bring you to the AP-7, a toll motorway that begins in the north-east corner of Spain by the French border. It continues all the way down the Mediterranean coast, passing through popular destinations such as Barcelona, before ending in the south-western region of Andalucía. Meanwhile, the A-7 motorway moves north of Alicante, all the way up to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city and a wonderland of architecture.

As with the vast majority of mainland Europe, drivers will need to travel on the right-hand side of the road, as in the US. Freeway speed limits are usually 120 km/h (75 mph), although some 130 km/h stretches are being introduced. Most built-up areas have a limit of 50 km/h (31 mph). There are several toll roads in Spain – look out for signs saying ‘péaje’. Usually these are faster, but somewhat less scenic, ways to get between locations.

A quick guide to Alicante

Alicante

A vibrant Mediterranean city on Spain’s Costa Blanca, Alicante boasts plenty of the region’s fabled golden beaches, as well as countless sites of historic and cultural significance for visitors to enjoy. A busy city that manages to never feel overwhelming, it’s all easily explored behind the wheel of your car.

Wander the old quarter

Alicante’s old quarter – known as Barrio de la Santa Cruz – is a perfectly preserved haven of colorful houses set among tightly packed cobbled streets. You can stroll up the slope of the charming Calle Pedro Sebastiá and take in the intoxicating sights, sounds and smells of a typical Spanish old town, as restaurants serve freshly prepared seafood paella on outside tables while traditional Latin music fills the air.

Visitors can while away hours discovering the surrounding narrow streets, keeping an eye out for beautiful pink churches and attractive white cobblestones. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take your pick of highly regarded restaurants offering an array of Spanish, Greek and Italian meals. The local tapas bars are fantastic too and you can easily lose a night wandering between them all.

A taste of history

Overlooking Alicante from Mount Benacantil, Santa Barbara Castle is an imposing structure offering majestic views of the city and beyond. Originally built by the Moors, it then became one of the largest medieval fortresses in the whole of Europe and was expanded several times in later years.

Visitors can see the castle’s palace, dungeons, moat and cannons, as well as accessing the viewing point, which offers striking vistas over Alicante. You can drive all the way up the winding mountain road that leads to Santa Barbara, or park near the bottom and take a lift that passes through a tunnel in the rock – a boon for tired legs.

Another site of historic significance is the Basilica de Santa Maria, an ornate Gothic church built on the foundations of a mosque constructed by Moorish settlers. Located in the east of the city center near the harbor, the church boasts an impressive collection of 15th century art and a stylish baroque interior.

Soaking in the sea and sun

While Alicante offers history and culture in abundance, no trip to Spain’s Costa Blanca is complete without a visit to one of the region’s countless stunning beaches. The magnificent Playa del Postiguet is one such example, set near the center of Alicante beside the lively harbor. Its beautiful white sands and clear cool water are difficult to resist for any visitor.

Smaller but no less appealing is Playa del Coco, a charming enclave a short way to the north. After relaxing on the beach, you may want to stroll along the nearby Explanada de España, a colorful promenade lined with market stalls and cafes that stretches along the waterfront.

With a rich mixture of beaches, bustle and business, it’s no surprise that Alicante continues to draw in the crowds from far and wide. With a rental car, you’ll have everything you need to explore this stunning city to the full.