Experience the history and culture of Alicante with a hired car
Alicante, on the Costa Blanca in southeastern Spain, has a warm Mediterranean climate, white sandy beaches and interesting inland villages. Hire a car to explore the city, spending time visiting museums, parks and gardens, and indulging in cosmopolitan delights and retail therapy. A must-see site is the castle Santa Barbara, Spain's largest medieval fortress.
During peak times, cheap rental cars can sell out fast, so it is advisable to book in advance. The summer months are the busiest in Spain (July to September).
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The Alicante International airport is located in the municipality of Elche and is just 11km South of the city center. The airport has three terminals, but only one is in use and is known as the New Terminal (NAT). The modern airport caters to both international and domestic flights. This is the best airport for visiting popular destinations on Costa Blanca and connecting with Seville, Madrid and Barcelona. Enjoy a range of facilities and services including free and unlimited WiFi, restaurants, cafes, shopping, and a wellness spa. There are numerous ATMs and currency exchanges throughout the terminal. Tourist information can be found at both the arrival and departure areas.
The car rental offices can be found in the arrivals hall and vehicle pick up is in the parking garage opposite the terminal.
Driving a rental car in Alicante
Driving in Alicante is easy with its accessible roads and highways. Do note the traffic can be a little heavier during the peak summer season.
Getting to the airport from Alicante
Driving to Alicante airport from the city center will take approximately 15 minutes, simply take either the N-332 or A-7.
Driving tips for Alicante
● Drive on the right hand side of the road.
● Obey all local road rules to avoid expensive fines.
● Wearing seatbelts is compulsory for all passengers.
● Blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
● Carry all necessary documents, including passport and driver's licence.
Parking at Alicante Airport and in the city
Alicante has 2600 car spaces over the 6 floors of the general carpark, located just a few metres away from the terminal.
There are three options for parking on the the street in Alicante; public car parks, white zoned areas and blue zoned areas. There are also numerous paid public car parks around Alicante. On the street, white zoned areas are free to park in although harder to find, while the blue zoned areas require you to pay at the pay machine and display the ticket on your windscreen. Both blue zones and white have a limit of 2 hours.