Car Hire in Alicante, Spain

Car Hire in Alicante, Spain


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Rent a car in Alicante with Europcar

Alicante might have gained a well-deserved reputation for its hedonistic party scene, however this is just one facet of this former fishing town on the Costa Blanca. A hilltop castle dating back to the 9th century, 14th century cathedral and a historic town centre, Alicante defies expectations. With a scattering of family-friendly resorts within easy reach, it is the perfect place to let off some steam and catch some rays.

The Province of Alicante is stuffed with pretty beaches and historical towns. Car hire in Alicante means you see so more. The port town is ideally located to explore further afield with regular car ferries to Algeria; while Gandia, an hour to the north, connects directly to Ibiza and Formentera.


The Europcar car rental experience in Alicante

Alicante is well equipped when it comes to car hire. With one Europcar branch at the Alicante Airport and another at the central train station, you can start your holiday as soon as possible.

Europcar Alicante has a huge range of hire cars available from the 2 seater Fiat 500 to the massive 9 seater Mercedes Vito Tourer. No matter what the size of your troop, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.

Europcar Alicante also offers a comprehensive selection of vans available for rent should you need that extra capacity.

Europcar means flexibility, which is why you can rent a car from a few days, weeks or even a month.


Driving in Alicante

Driving in Alicante is generally uncomplicated but there are a few things you should be aware of. Drink driving is taken very seriously and standard EU limits apply. Regarding speed limits, in urban areas the speed limit is capped at 50 km/h, while country roads are 90 km/h and motorways 120 km/h. Many residential areas have a speed limit of 20 km/h.

Most hotels in Alicante charge for the use of their secure car parks, with prices starting from around €7 per day. There is some street parking available, paid-meter spots are indicated by blue markings, whilst yellow curbs highlight no parking zones.


Discover Alicante and surroundings by car

There are a number of resorts in and around Alicante, as well as being a regular stop-off point for cruises. Pick up a hire car from the centre of town and explore the saline wetlands and the mountainous peaks of this mediterranean region. Start by checking out the view from the Santa Barbara castle atop Mount Benacantil for unbeatable views across the harbour, before heading on to the charming medieval seaside town of Altea or across to the tiny island of Tabarca with its white sand beaches and buzzing fish markets.

Driving further afield? Make a beeline for Valencia (170 kilometres).

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Chill on the Playa de San Juan

No trip to Alicante would be complete without a trip to Playa de San Juan. During the summer the lion’s share of the nightlife migrates north to San Juan 10 kilometres outside of Alicante. With over 6 kilometres of sand, beachside (and on-beach) bars and notably less tourists during the day than the main beach, a trip out to San Juan is well worth it. Hire a car with Europcar Alicante and access these out of town sites with ease.