Car rental in Alicante
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from 7 $ per day
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from 8 $ per day

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Rent a Car in Alicante

Experience a varied vacation with a rental car in the southeast of Spain in Alicante! The beautiful port city inspires with its dreamlike location on the Mediterranean Sea on the Costa Blanca. In order to explore the beautiful region with the mild, Mediterranean climate cheaply and comfortably, it is best to book a rental car. From a sunny stay on the beach to a relaxed stroll through the city to exciting excursions with a rental car into nature, Alicante therefore meets all requirements. The rental car can be picked up and dropped off at several locations in the city.

Discover Alicante with a rental car

A rental car seems to be the perfect way to discover Alicante, a popular vacation destination in the warm south-east of Spain. This beautiful harbor town enjoys 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 meets the requirements of many different types of travelers—those longing for a relaxing holiday on a sunny beach, nature lovers, and anyone wanting an exciting city break.

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 suits your needs.

Where can I rent a car in Alicante?

Car rental companies in Alicante can be found in a number of locations right in the city. It is also possible to take advantage of the car rental stations at the airport. The closest airport to the city is Alicante Airport (ALC), located only 9 km from the city center. In the arrival area of the terminal building, you will find desks of six major car hire companies. If you are doing a Europe trip or something similar and choose to travel to Spain by train, do not worry, you'll find car rental stations all over the city. If you arrive at Alicante central railway station, you can easily rent a car right there as well. Finding the perfect car rental company for your needs, especially when there is such a wide range of offers, may appear to be quite challenging. Luckily for you, Driveboo can help you to find a rental car easily and successfully!

The best insurance for your rental car

Every car rental company in Spain is obliged to offer insurance for your rental car. If available we recommend to buy a full insurance without non-waivable excess in case of an accident, damage or theft. Additionally, rental cars in Spain are also required to have fire insurance and third party liability insurance coverage.

Driving a rental car in Spain: tickets, speed and alcohol limits

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

What other offenses are punishable in Spain?

The driver and any passengers occupying the front and rear seats of the vehicle are all required to wear seatbelts. Law enforcement officers can punish a driver or passenger for not wearing a seat belt with a ticket of 90 euros per person. If you park in an unauthorized place, you can expect a penalty of up to 300 euros.

Emergency numbers for travel by rental 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 like Ibiza and Mallorca. As well as these undoubtedly popular destinations, there is much more to discover in this beautiful country. Alicante and its surrounding area is a fantastic option—the city, which has a population of about 330,000 inhabitants, has had an exciting history, which is still reflected in the numerous sights from different eras. One of the most important locations in the region is the Castillo de Santa Barbara. This large and old castle is located on Mount Benacantil, and is visible from all over the city. From the top of the mountain visitors can enjoy an impressive view over Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. It is possible to either hike all the way up the mountain or to drive up and leave your rental car in the parking lot at the gates of the castle.

Explore destinations nearby Alicante by rental 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 meters tall. Impressive waterfalls and natural swimming pools can be found in the nature reserve of Fuentes de Algar. There, you will find parking lots 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 rental booking Alicante

How much does a rental car cost in Alicante?


Book a rental car for a week

Car hire in Alicante is available from 47 $ per week. You can pick up your rental car either in the city center or at the train station after your arrival.

Book a rental car for a day

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

Book a family car

A family car is available from 91 $ 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 rental car on the ferry?


With the rental car on the ferry

With the rental 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 rental 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 rental. 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 rental in Alicante.

What should be considered when returning the rental car?


Return of the rental car from Alicante

Important to note:

  • Refueling regulation: refuel the rental 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 rental car?


Insurance in Alicante

Book a rental 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 vacation in Alicante stress-free.

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

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