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Car rental in Alicante

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In Alicante we recommend the following car hire offers

from 7 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

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7 Days from 17.07 - 24.07.2024
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from 10 £ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

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7 Days from 17.07 - 24.07.2024
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from 13 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat Panda
7 Days from 17.07 - 24.07.2024
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Discover Alicante - hire a car

A car hire seems to be the perfect way to discover Alicante, a popular holiday destination in the warm south-east of Spain. It is a lovely harbour town, with a fantastic location on the Costa Blanca and is only a relatively short drive away (approximately 4 hours) from the capital city of Madrid. Alicante offeres a broad variety of sights, activities and locations for all travellers—those longing for a relaxing holiday on a sunny beach, nature lovers, and anyone wanting an exciting city break, everyone will find their thing.

This beautiful area with its mild, mediterranean climate can be explored cheaply and comfortably thanks to a large rental car offer in Alicante. With Driveboo, you can compare offers of many different car rental companies and choose the one that best fits your needs.

Where can I hire a car in Alicante?

Car hire companies in Alicante are easily found at a number of locations downtown. It is also possible to take advantage of the car rental spots at the airports. The closest airport to the city is Alicante Airport (ALC), located only 9 km from the city centre. In the arrival area of the terminal building, you will find desks of six major car hire companies. Some tourists choose to travel to Spain by train. If you arrive at Alicante central railway station, you can easily hire a car there by taking advantage of the services of several companies. Finding the perfect car hire company, especially when there is such a wide range of offers, may appear to be quite challenging. Luckily for you, Driveboo can help you to hire a car easily and successfully!

Insurance for your hired car

Every car hire company in Spain has to offer insurance for your rental car, for your own protection. The best kind will be the full insurance without non-waivable excess in case of an accident, damage, or theft. In Spain, rental cars are also required to have fire insurance and third party liability insurance coverage.

Driving a hired car in Spain: tickets, speed and alcohol regulations

In Spain, there are different speed limits for every kind of road and vehicle. In the table below, we have included limits applicable in the case of passenger cars:

Type of road Maximum speed
Motorway 120 km/h
Standard roads 90 km/h
Built-up areas 50 km/h

Speeding in Spain may be punished by a fine of several hundred to a few thousand euros, depending on the degree of the offense and the driver's income.

Legal alcohol limit while driving in Alicante

The legal blood alcohol content in Spain is 0.05% (breath alcohol content: 0.25 mg/l), and for drivers with less than two years of experience 0.03% (breath alcohol content: 0.15 mg/l). Exceeding this limit may lead not only to a high fine, but also to the driver being arrested and taken to the nearest police station.

What other offenses are punishable in Spain?

  • All passengers are required to wear seatbelts. (Fines are 90€/person)
  • Parking in unauthorised places (Fines up to 300€)

Emergency numbers for travelling with a hired car in Spain

Emergency situation Phone number
All emergencies 112
Local police 092
National police 091
Fire department 511 or 112
Ambulance 061 or 112

Explore Alicante and its surroundings with a rental car

Many people, considering Spain as their holiday destination, decide to go to one of the country’s major cities, such as Madrid and Barcelona, or to island paradises Ibiza and Mallorca. As well as these undoubtedly popular destinations, there is much more to discover in this lovely country. Alicante and its surrounding area is a fantastic option—the city, which has a population of about 330,000 people, has a turbulent history, which is still reflected in the numerous sights from different eras. One of the most important destinations in the region is the Castillo de Santa Barbara. This large castle is located on Mount Benacantil and is visible from all over the city. Visitors can enjoy an impressive view over Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. It is possible to climb up the mountain or to leave your car in the car park at the gates of the castle.

Explore destinations nearby Alicante - Hire a car

If you want to explore the stunning natural scenery around Alicante, you can take your rental car to Penon de Ifach. This imposing limestone rock lies directly on the sea and is 300 metres tall. Impressive waterfalls and natural swimming pools can be found in the nature reserve of Fuentes de Algar. There, you will find car parks where you will be able to leave your rental car. If you love hiking, you should head to the mountains of Sierra de Bernia.

Destination Distance by car Time
Castillo de Santa Barbara 2.3 km 7 min
Cap de l'Horta 9.5 km 19 min
San Juan Playa 8.7 km 16 min
Penon de Ifach 66.5 km 57 min
Fuentes de Algar 66.3 km 57 min
Sierra de Bernia 63 km 1 h 6 min

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366 Experiences of our customers in Alicante

Rating of Pjorste L.

“Transfer from the airport worked great. If you have booked through Sunny Cars, everything always goes well. No problems, always happy to return...”

Rating of Teresa K.

“Transfer from the airport and back went smoothly. The staff spoke good English, so that communication was possible without problems.”

Rating of Ivanna T.

“Very friendly staff both when picking up and returning the car.”

Rating of Henri R.

“booking was very had no defects and was in top condition! The delivery has also gone smoothly. I am very satisfied with OKrentcar. I would always rent a car there again...”

Rating of Paul I.

“All necessary details on the part of Auto Escape were correctly transmitted by mail. The landlord on site was very friendly and there was a top service.”

Rating of Elise U.

“We were very satisfied. We were picked up at the airport and brought to the rental company. We had the rental car full 14 days. Processing ran smoothly and also at the drop-off there were no problems. Anytime gladly...”

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Alicante

How much does a hired car cost in Alicante?


Book a hired car for a week

Car hire in Alicante is available from 44 £ per week. You can pick up your hired car either in the city center or at the train station after your arrival.

Book a hired car for a day

For a day trip to Alicante's neighboring cities, you can also book a hired car for a day. This is available from 7 £ per day.

Book a family car

A family car is available from 88 £ per week . Take day trips and drive independently to the most beautiful sights of Alicante.

Book a small car

You can book a small car in Alicante from 47 £ per week . Drive safely through the narrow streets of the city.

Can I take the hired car on the ferry?


With the hired car on the ferry

With the hired car on the ferry

Depending on the rental company a trip on the ferry is possible! Please read the rental conditions under the keyword "border trips".

Announce the trip either when booking via the field "Message to our service team" or at the rental company in Alicante when accepting the hired car. Additional fees may apply.

Can I register an additional driver?


Additional driver in Alicante

Travel relaxed with a second driver - this you have to consider

You can easily register a second driver at the car hire. The same requirements apply to the second driver as to the main driver.

A registration is necessary

In the event of damage to the car, insurance coverage usually only applies to registered drivers. The registration is still possible at the pick-up station of the car hire in Alicante.

What should be considered when returning the hired car?


Return of the hired car from Alicante

Important to note:

  • Refuelling regulation: refuel the hired car at return
  • enough time to plan
  • Delivery of the car to be documented
  • Take the protocol with you

The car can be returned at any time, even outside opening hours. Simply leave the key in the key box provided for this purpose.

What insurance should I choose for the hired car?


Insurance in Alicante

Book a hired car without excess

In the event of damage, you will not incur any additional costs with an insurance without excess and you can enjoy your holiday in Alicante stress-free.

Simply check the box "Without excess" in the search mask.

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