Tips on How to Hire a Car at Alicante Airport
To hire a car at Alicante airport is really easy. All major rental car companies are located in the arrival area of the terminal building.
The following map and photos give you a hands-on guide on where to go if you need to get a car at the airport or where to pick it up your booked vehicle around the large airport area.
Car Hire At Alicante Airport
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Our little ” rent a car Alicante airport map” to the left, marks all key points when you hire a car at the airport. We hope it will make it a breeze to find your way around the relevant areas and get you started into a nice holiday at the Costa Blanca.
You can click on each photo to get a larger more detailed view.
Arriving at Alicante airport just walk 20 meters from the security zone exit door to the right.
Right in the hallway of the arrival area you will find counters of most car hire companies.
All major rental car companies have their booth there (Auriga Crown Car Hire, Avis, Centauro, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz (Advantage Rent a Car), National Atesa, Record Rent A Car, Sixt, Solmar Rent-A-Car).
If your rental car companies is not around there follow the instructions on your car hire confirmations. ( some smaller companies e.g. Dickmann have “mobile office vans” located at the parking area) .
Picking up your car keys at the rentals desk of your car hire company, you will need to walk to the large parking garage located opposite to the terminal building.
You can either take the lift or stairs one level up and use the walking tunnel over to the parking building;
You go down two levels and walk over to the parking building on the “bus level” street.
Walk over To The Car Hire Area In The Parking Building
As you can see from the image left, you can either walk over to the parking building using the upper walking tunnels or across the street at the lower “bus level”.
Walking Tunnel (5) takes you to the regular car park area in the parking building, while walking tunnel (6) takes you to the car hire area of the parking building.
The Entrance to the Rental Car parking is located at the very end of the parking building. All major car hire companies have their rental cars parked here.
Smaller companies might still be located at the old car park (walking through the parking building) or at the 4th floor of the regular parking area ( in which case you would need to take the first regular parking entrance to the Parking building No.1) . Your car hire company in the airport building will tell you the exact location where you find your rental car.
From the sign at the car hire parking entrance, here is where you find your car in the parking building:
Level 0: Goldcar, Solmar Rent-A-Car
Level 1: Avis , Hertz,
Level 2: Auriga Crown Car Hire , Record Rent A Car , National Atesa
Level 3: Europcar , Sixt , Centauro
Rental Car Return
Every holiday or business trip ends one day and you might find yourself returning your rental car to Alicante airport. Here some step-by-step instructions.
Returning Your Rental Car At Alicante Airport
If you rent a car make sure you check on the fuel policy of the rental car company. In case you need to return your hired car fully refueled, you can get to any of the three gas stations nearby Alicante airport.
Our article on local petrol stations near Alicante airport article explains in detail where to find these service stations and gives you detailed driving directions (including a short video).
Most larger car hire companies will want you to return the car to the car-hire parking area inside the parking building.
Driving to Alicante airport and finding the right lane to the parking building is a bit tricky, so we explain which road to best take here:
> Click here for detailed driving directions to Alicante airport.
Your way leads you exactly as if you where parking a car at the parking building, except that you take the second entrance into the building which for rental cars only.
We describe the route exactly on our parking at Alicante airport article here, where you can find further pictures.
All Major Alicante Airport Car Hire companies:
|Alicante Airport Car Hire Companies||Telephone|
|Atesa||965 682 526|
|Auriga||965 687 918|
|Avis||965 682 779|
|Centauro||965 681 092|
|Europcar||965 684 850|
|Europa||965 683 362|
|Goldcar||965 652 482|
|Hertz||966 919 125|
|Record||966 919 016|
|Sixt||965 688 922|
|Sol-Mar||966 919 280|
See also our test on the cheapest car hire company in Alicante.