The best Alicante car hire Co.Pros: Excellent value for money. Friendly helpful staff, they explain all the options but there is no pressure to take anything, unlike some others I have used. The cars are good condition and always clean.
Great rental in SpainPros: The car was clean, comfortable and just what we needed to get around in Spain.Cons: The price of insurance was too high, so we didn't purchase it. We just depended on our credit card insurance. We had to get a manual transmission which makes it much harder to drive than an automatic. But the prices of automatics are too high. This is common in Europe, but for those of us from the US we are used to getting automatics for less cost.
Pros: Pick up from airport and return was good, no delays. Car was clean and did the job for us.Cons: Like most of the rentals they tried to sell extra Insurance at top cost. We already had extra bought in uk and they still tried. We didn't buy any extra despite their saying our cover wasn't enough. It's time you and other sites sorted this out with the rental companies you offer. They also tried to intimidate us by having an existing body damage report and using it to say we were bound to get more marks and my insurance wouldn't cover it. It did!
4.4 Okay6 Dec 2016
We paid at the end 2,5 times what we expectedCons: We were charged additionnal fees which were not clearly advertised on your website. We had to choose in the end between an option of 106€ with insurance included, and us having to refil the car. Or pay 120€, not refil the tank (but the difference between the full tank and what we consumed not being deducted) and the deposit. We were told admin fee for refilling the car is aabout 50-60€, which is quite substantial for the service it is. And this was not clearly indicated. Also we were told that if not refilling the tank, the difference between the amount for the full tank, and what we consumed would not be deducted. Which I think is not fair. I'm ok to pay for what I consume, but not for something I don't. At the end we paid much more than advertise on your website, and even though "some potential additional fee" could be expected, there was no clear indication it would be of such amount. We choose the renting of this car company, because of it attractive price, but we think it was missleading. Next time we will most likely look directly on Sixt, AVis, Europcar websites, and not look on Kayak.com as the price indicated there is very much missleading. We are very disapointed at the end. I have boked in the past via Kayak.com and was never badly surprised like this.
Alicante has a plethora of attractions and mesmerizing sights dotting the city, from the Castell de la Santa Bàrbara to the beautiful Old Town spreading to the harbor. Whether visiting the Costa Blanca, exploring all of the city’s attractions, or even venturing out into the countryside, with a hire car everything is easier since you get to decide when and where to go. You may even want to explore the city of Murcia, only a 1-hour drive away.
When you arrive at Alicante’s International Airport, head to the car hire agency desks in the arrivals hall at the terminal building. There, major companies like Goldcar, Europcar, and Sixt offer vehicles for all tastes. The quickest way into the city center is via the A-70, but the N-332 is a more scenic route along the coast.
In Alicante you can be fined for driving in flip-flops, high heels, or barefoot. It is recommended to wear proper foot attire while driving and probably even to opt for closed shoes when sitting behind the wheel -- you can always trade them for flip flops once arriving at the beach. Laws in Alicante are strictly enforced, so ensure you familiarize with them beforehand, as the police usually do not accept excuses (not even from tourists). The legal drinking limit is 0.05% and penalties are enforced when drivers are above that.
Around Alicante there are various toll roads, so be sure to bring cash with you and map out the routes in advance, so you know when and where to pay. Around Alicante, the AP7 is a toll road that can be avoided by taken the N-332, which is a bit slower but has no tolls. Traffic on the toll roads, however, is usually lighter; so, for a quicker ride, it could be worth investing the money.
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Economy car hires in Alicante are around 52% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Alicante
Some car hire companies in Alicante which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Europcar and Avis
On average a car hire in Alicante costs £11 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Firefly (£5/day), Rhodium (£6/day) and INTERRENT (£8/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Rhodium Officina En Terminal De Llegadas 03071 (5 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Alicante is £2.99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £36 and £48, depending on the car size.
Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alicante.
A Economy car hire in Alicante costs £10 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Alicante costs £12 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Alicante costs £14 per day, on average.
In Alicante, cars are most frequently hired at Record Go Alicante Airport (6 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Alicante costs £77 per week (£11 per day).
On average a car hire in Alicante costs £332 per month (£11 per day).
Get the most out of the Spanish sun and let the salty breeze tousle your hair by opting for a convertible during your stay. Families who need more space can also choose a minivan. Most cars are stick shifts, with automatics usually costing a little extra.
Speed limits are strictly enforced in Alicante and are usually 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads, and up to 120 km/h (73 mph) on highways -- but always check for posted signs. In some residential areas and in front of schools, there is a limit of 19 km/h (11 mph).
Spain is not among the most expensive countries when it comes to gas, but is still considerably more expensive than the US. The average price per liter in Alicante is €1.30 ($1.42), which is about $5.68 per gallon. In the Spanish countryside, petrol stations can be hard to find, so always refill ahead of time.
Finding a parking spot inside the city can be difficult, especially during rush hour. Street parking is usually metered by the hour. At the harbor, there are two big parking lots where travelers usually will find a spot, one of which is close to the Melia Hotel and the other the Panoramis shopping mall.