Benidorm Car Hire Companies
A car is essential if you want to make the most of your Benidorm holiday. Benidorm car hire will allow you to get to Benidorm easily from Alicante Airport and allow you to explore the beautiful Costa Blanca area of Spain. Yes, there is public transport in Benidorm and you can get a bus or taxi from the airport, but do you really want to be limited to Benidorm? What about visiting Alicante city? Javea – ‘Pearl of the Costa Blanca’? The chocolate museum at Villajoyosa? The beaches of Denia? Enjoy your holiday to the full and sort out car hire.
Rental Cars Benidorm
There is a good choice of car rental companies in Benidorm and at Alicante Airport, and the easiest option is to book a car in advance, to collect from Alicante Airport. It is also a great option if you are looking for transport from Alicante airport to Benidorm. So the first question you should ask yourself is to ” Where to hire a car – in Benidorm or at the airport of Alicante ?”
Don’t arrive at the airport and assume that a car will be available to hire there and then – you could be lucky, but you are more likely to be disappointed because Alicante is a busy and popular airport.
There are various ways you can book Benidorm car hire:-
- Through your travel agent
- With your flight
For example, when you book an easyJet flight, easyJet give you a quote for car hire through Europcar.
- By shopping around on the Internet for ‘rental cars Benidorm’ or ‘rental cars Spain’.
Car Hire in Benidorm
Car rental companies which have offices at Alicante Airport include:
- ATESA Tel 965 682 526
- Avis Tel 965 286 579
- Auriga Crown Tel 965 687 918
- Centauro Tel 966 919 241
- Europa Tel 965 683 362
- Europcar Tel 965 682 770
- Hertz Tel 966 919 125
- Record Tel 966 919 016
- Sol-Mar Tel 966 919 280
Tips for Benidorm Car Rental
General conditions for car hire in Spain are that the driver needs to be over 21, s/he must have held a licence for over 1 year, the driver must present a credit card when picking up the car and must show a full driving licence.
We have hired many cars in Benidorm and Alicante and there are some questions and issues that you need to consider. Here are our tips for hiring a car in Benidorm:-
- Make sure you compare like with like
When you are shopping around for car hire, make sure that you look carefully at what is included (and not included) in the price. Is IVA (VAT) included? What insurance cover is included? Will you have to pay an excess in the case of an accident? Do you have to pay extra for a full tank of petrol? Are there any extras?
- Look at the car specifications carefully
Is it big enough for your needs? Will you be able to fit all your luggage in the boot? Does it have air conditioning? Air-con is essential in Spain. Is the car powerful enough for your needs? You might find some engine sizes struggle with a car full of people and luggage.
- If your partner is going to be sharing the driving, make sure that you have permission for this from the car hire company. This may cost extra. Make sure they also have their driving licence.
- Save time by booking car rental from the airport
This is much easier than having to arrange it in Benidorm. Choose a company that is represented at the airport or that will pick you up and transport you to your rental car.
- Bring your own car seat
Although you can pay extra for child seats and booster seats, some of the seats are in pretty poor condition. If you want peace of mind, we would suggest that you bring your own car seats.
- Remember to give the car hire company your flight details and time of arrival so that your car will be ready for you.
Once you have collected your hire car, which should be nice and easy if you’ve remembered both parts of your licence and you have your credit card, you can make your way to Benidorm and start your Benidorm holiday. Benidorm is under an hour away from Alicante Airport, just 60km, and is easy to get to along the main E15 motorway. Remember to drive on the right!
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