Good car, good servicePros: The car was clean and new.Cons: They upgraded me to a larger car for free but that came with a double insurance cost and I kind of had to go with this setup... The rental was serviced by Hertz, and dollar had a small sign that was only visible once you entered the Hertz office.
4.8 Okay4 Jul 2017
You get what you pay forPros: Overall the value was unbeatable.Cons: 1) Pickup location was confusing because it was not made clear. 2) Car was dirty when it was delivered. 3) Condition of car was not the best...alignment was off, tires were low on tread & inside the car there were items that were broken.
Pros: The car was nice and comfyCons: The staff at the pick up location was a bit rude and couldn't help us when we wanted to change driver. Maybe it's not her fault but due to the software she was using, who knows.. but apparently she couldn't edit the main driver to be my wife, so we had to cancel the reservation and make a new one on the spot which turned out to be more expensive than what we reserved two days prior that day. I find it ridiculous that we, nor the rental office staff could edit the drivers info to change drivers.. And even more ridiculous that due to this issue we had to cancel our reservation and get a new one that turned out more expensive. Whether this is an issue with kayak or hertz, it is still kayak who wouldn't let me edit the driver though the app. Also as suggestion, you guys should change "Traveler" to "Driver" because travelers does not suggest that this will be the main driver, specially when there's usually more than one traveler
4.8 Okay11 Apr 2016
Pros: The car was ok, standard conditions.Cons: The pick up was slow (we spent about 30 minutes to get the car) and the employee not very nice. She did not even know the promotions of his own company. About Hertz, the service was mediocre. it is already ridiculous that they pretend a credit card (you are renting a car not buying a house). But what is even worst is the fact that the credit card has to be the driver's. What is the logic behind this? The only logic I can see is getting more money from the client, since the additional driver costs about 15 euros p/day. There are many better companies than Hertz which allows to chose the driver independently from who has the credit card.
Cons: Car broke down, had to get towed, nobody ever answers the phone in their office, a week later and I have no idea how much money they're going to charge me for. Enterprise has put a very serious dent in my ability to enjoy my vacation, because I can't wrap up the situation with the car and have to call them back 2 or 3 times/day.
Pros: Car was in good condition.Cons: Avis did not have the care we reserved in stock. Instead was given an SUV. The SUV was nice but gas is so expensive in Europe and this SUV was so bad on mileage that it basically cost an additional $50-75 for us to get to where we needed to go. Avis should offer replacement options with similar gas mileage.
Mixed reviewPros: the office is within the airport. The drop-off was great and fast. One employee was awful, but the rest were great.Cons: You need to have your driver license, passport and credit card from the same country. As a Swiss citizen living in the USA for 20 years, they refused to rent the car. My wife had to rent it. I never had such an issue anywhere else in the world. A week later we rented a car in Switzerland with Enterprise and it was not a problem. On top of that we had to get a 3rd car, as the first was having engine problem, the second one was a smaller car class and they were trying to tell s it was the same class...and the 3rd it was correct. Not very efficient.
Renting a car is the best way to explore the city of Valencia, which is nestled in the Mediterranean coast of Spain. The local weather is typically warm with little rainfall throughout the whole year, which provides optimal conditions for drivers. Most beautiful local beaches, such as Playa de Malvarossa and Playa de Patacona, are within easy reach, and a car is the perfect option for travelers looking to explore the coastal area outside the city. Other destinations, such as the beach town of Jávea on the Costa Blanca or Buñol (where the La Tomatina festival takes place), are only short rides away from Valencia.
All the car hire agencies, can be found at Valencia Airport (VLC). The airport, also known as Manises airport, is located 8 km (5 miles) away from the city. The hire car counters can be found on the ground floor of Terminal 1. Both terminals are located in the same main building and are well connected. If you're visiting Valencia during the summer months, make sure you book your hire car in advance as demand is fairly high.
The city of Valencia itself isn't hard to navigate, but make sure you have some sort of navigation system, as one-way streets are frequent and the medieval street planning can be confusing for tourists. Most autopistas (motorways) in Spain are toll roads, and travelers who don't hold a European Union driver's license must have an international driver's license. Automatic vehicles tend to be more expensive than manual, so if you're not used to driving stick, make sure you sort your hire car out in advance.
Because of the siesta period (a break when workers take between 2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.), big cities like Valencia experience four rush hours: 8 to 9:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Driving around the coast in the summer months also means more traffic, so avoid the congestion by driving either early in the morning or late in the evening.
25% of our users found a car hire in Valencia for £9 or less
Book your car hire in Valencia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Valencia are around 53% more expensive than airport locations on average
Compact car hires in Valencia are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about car rentals in Valencia
Some car hire companies in Valencia which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Avis
On average a hire car in Valencia costs £14 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Leasys Rent (£18/day), Centauro (£18/day) and Record Go (£19/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Record Go Calle Sedavi 14 46940 (6 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Valencia is £4.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £56 and £74, depending on the car size.
Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Valencia.
A Economy car hire in Valencia costs £13 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Valencia costs £12 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Valencia costs £21 per day, on average.
In Valencia, cars are most frequently hired at CLICK RENT Valencia Airport (5 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Valencia costs £98 per week (£14 per day).
On average a car hire in Valencia costs £418 per month (£14 per day).
A small, economy, and easy-to-park car is ideal for driving through the city, but if you want to make the most of your road trip around the coast, opt for an automatic, lower car such as Ford Mustang. When traveling in the summer months, make sure your hire car has good air conditioning to help you battle the Spanish heat.
The speed limit in towns and cities is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. Speed limits on rural roads and highways range between 90 and 100 km/h (55 mph and 62 mph), while on motorways (autopistas) and expressways (autovias) they are 120 km/h (74 mph).
The average petrol prices in Valencia are approximately €4.87 (around $5.54) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around €4.47 ($5.08) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually €5.30 ($6.02) per gallon. If you're heading to the petrol station in the summer months or on the weekend, make sure you go early in the morning, as traffic increases when both the Spanish and foreigners start making their way to the beach.
Parking in Valencia can be quite challenging and pricey in the historical center, so a good idea is to check that your hotel can provide off-street parking options. Make sure you always park your car in a blue zone, which is where you're allowed to leave your vehicle for a specific amount of time. Avoid yellow and red zones, as you may risk being fined or having your car towed. Street parking is paid from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Prices can range from €0.80 to €1 per hour.