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Alicante is the main gateway to beach holiday heaven – otherwise known as Spain’s Costa Blanca region. If you're heading here for a sun-soaked city break or a resort stay, hire a car from Alicante Airport to open up a world of hidden beaches and secret coves, and venture into the rugged limestone mountains just inland.

Language: Spanish | Currency: Euros (€) | Avg. Flight time: 2:50hrs

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Driver requirements

What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Alicante?

In Spain, the minimum legal age for hiring a car is 18. However, you may need to be older if you want to hire a car in Alicante as most car hire companies set their own minimum age limit at 21 – and sometimes older. Check with your provider before booking if you're unsure.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Alicante?

You must have a full driving licence that you've held for at least a year (sometimes two years). Some car hire companies in Alicante will also ask for additional ID – your passport is ideal. If you hold a UK licence, you do not need an International Driving Permit to drive in the EU.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Alicante?

No, car hire excess insurance isn't mandatory if you're hiring a car in Alicante. It is, however, worth considering. If you don't get this cover then you'll have to pay any excess in the event that something happens to your hire car. That can be very costly. Your provider will usually offer you its full cover, but check out third-party providers online first to get the best deal.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Alicante?

Plenty of car hire companies let you use a debit card to pay for your rental, so you should be able to find one for car hire in Alicante. Some companies do prefer credit card and will stipulate that you must buy their full insurance cover.

Which rental companies are available at Alicante Airport?

The car hire companies at Alicante Airport are: Avis, Budget, Centauro, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, InterRent, Record Go and Sixt.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Alicante?

Compare providers and you can get a good deal on car rental at Alicante Airport. Although it's less convenient, hiring a car off-site is sometimes cheaper.

Can you rent a car in Alicante and drop it off in another city?

Yes, it's possible to get one-way rental from Alicante. It's usually more expensive and not all providers will give you this option – compare deals with your pickup and drop-off locations selected to see what's available.

Can you rent a car the same day in Alicante?

Yes, it's possible to rent a car the same day in Alicante. Availability will, of course, depend on supply and demand, so it may be trickier at peak times. It's still a good idea to compare deals online first.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Alicante?

Yes, if you're 21 you should be able to rent a car in Alicante. The minimum legal age for car hire in Spain is 18 and many car hire companies accept drivers from age 21. You must also have a full driving licence that you've held for at least a year.