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Key facts for hiring a car in Alicante

  • Car hire locations

    There two pickup locations in Alicante, the airport and at the railway station.

  • Popular times to visit

    July and August

  • Useful lingo

    Exit – Salida

    Car park – Aparcamiento

  • Time difference

    GMT +1

  • Currency

    Euro (EUR, €)

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Hire a car in Alicante

A medieval castle on a barren mountain overlooks Alicante’s harbour.

With its miles of Mediterranean beaches and warm blue waters, Alicante’s landscape is sculpted to cater for the holidaymaker. Enjoy the buzz of the city while sipping cocktails along the waterfront and watching the cruise ships pass by.

This part of the Iberian Peninsula is greeted by millions of visitors each year, and with so much to offer within driving distance, it’s not hard to see why. Head inland to uncover Spain’s hidden villages or follow the coastline and laze about on your favourite beaches. With easyCar, you can quickly browse, compare and book the best car deal in Alicante, so what are you waiting for? Don’t waste away your precious suntanning time.

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Helpful Advice

Best time to rent

Frequently Asked Question Answer
What is the most popular rental length in Alicante? Nine to ten days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Alicante? August, when a hire car costs on average £13.30 per day.

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Alicante
January £4.80
July £17.60

Why the price difference at different times of year?
Alicante’s peak season runs from July to August, making this the time when car hire companies and hotels boost their prices. More tourists means more demand. Well the weather may not be perfect during the winter, you can save lots on travel expenses.

When should I book my car hire?
You should book your car hire as soon as possible, particularly if you’re travelling during high season when companies can run short of vehicles. If you’re nervous about booking far in advance because of possible plan changes, don’t worry, with easyCar you can amend your booking for free up to 48 hours before your rental starts.

Airport or Downtown?

Pickup Location Average cost per day of car hire in Alicante
Airport £13.30
Downtown £21.60

I’ve arrived at Alicante Airport, where do I collect my car hire?
There are 10 different car hire companies located at Alicante Airport. You can find each of their kiosks within the arrivals terminal of the airport.

How far is the airport from Alicante city centre?
Alicante Airport is located around 12km from downtown Alicante, a 15-20 minute drive depending on traffic. To take a taxi along the same route would cost around 19,00 €.

Is there any advantage to renting from downtown Alicante instead of at the airport?
If you’re only interested in travelling out of the city on one or two day trips, it may make more sense to rent from a downtown location on the days you need a vehicle. Parking in the city can also be tricky (and costly) if your hotel doesn't have a car park.

Driving tips for car rental in Alicante

Air Conditioning
Due to its pleasant Mediterranean weather patterns, Alicante is considered a year-round destination. But be aware, temperatures in the region rarely drop below 30°C in the summer, so make sure your rental has reliable air conditioning!

Well that small cheap rental may be able carry four people, it probably doesn't leave space for your luggage. If you’re picking up your car from the airport or going on a multi-day road trip from Alicante with all your bags, look at renting a slightly bigger car for more boot space and comfort.

Summer footwear
If you’ve just finished at the beach and jumped in your rental, remember to change your footwear before driving off. Wearing open back shoes and flip flops is not permitted when driving, likewise driving barefoot is banned.

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Where to road trip


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1 hour southwest
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2 hours north
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Info on car hire in Alicante

Average prices

Car Type Average cost per day of car hire in Alicante
Mini £8.00
Economy £9.70
Compact £12.90

Speed limits

Type of
Speed limit
Autopista 120km/h
Autovia 100km/h
Single carriageways 90km/h
Built up areas 50km/h

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