Furauto takes care of finding the rental car in Alicante you want. You will be able to pick up and drop off your vehicle in an easy and fast way thanks to the wide network of branches we have in the province.
Explore Alicante by rental car
Welcome to Alicante, a city that combines culture, tradition, sun and beaches. In Furauto we want you to make the most of your stay in the city and the province and enjoy all its splendor with your rental car. And, to make your life easier, here are a few tips that will be useful before embarking on your trip.
With more than 325,000 inhabitants, Alicante is the capital of its province and the second most populated city in the Valencian Community. This city has a rich heritage, but its visitors usually choose this area for its climate and beaches.
Depending on the dates you decide to rent your vehicle you can participate in some of the most important celebrations in the area. The Bonfires of San Juan, the Pilgrimage of Santa Faz or the Moors and Christians festivities are the main tourist attractions.
If we leave aside the present to delve into the history of Alicante we will discover that the first Greek settlement named this city as Akra Leuké, whose Latin version was Lucentum.
However, it was not until the arrival of the Arabs when a name was established that would last hundreds of years: Al-Laqant. Today, despite the fact that the Castilianization has changed somewhat, Valencians still refer to their city as Alacant.
Where can I pick up and drop off my rental car in Alicante?
With Furauto you can pick up and drop off your rental car in strategic centers of the city, train and bus stations and the Elche-Alicante Airport. Check our search engine and select the location that best suits your trip.
How to get to Alicante
Elche-Alicante Airport is located 9 kilometers south of the capital and operates flights to other Spanish and European cities.
You can travel to Oran (Algeria) and Tabarca Island from the Port of Alicante. The port of Denia also organizes daily ferry trips to Ibiza.
If you prefer the train, you should know that Alicante station receives passengers daily from various Spanish cities and some European locations. It also has connections with coastal towns and the most important beaches of the region.
Visitors who prefer the road, can reach the bus station which is located in the dock area. And, by car, there are two accesses to the city of Alicante. The N-340 and the AP-7 (toll highway) enter the capital from the coast. From the interior you will have to access by the N-330.
Tolls to take into account if you drive through Alicante
If you drive through Alicante with your rental car, it is likely that at some point you will come across the AP-7 or Autopista del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Highway). This highway connects France with Algeciras through the Mediterranean coast. At the height of Alicante, this highway bypasses the city.
Park your rental car in Alicante
Parking your cheap car rental in Alicante can be complicated depending on the area. From Furauto we recommend that you put aside your worries and leave your vehicle in a parking lot in the city.
This city has regulated parking zones:
- The blue zone allows you to leave your car parked for a maximum time of two hours. After this period you will have to re-enter the stipulated amount and print a new ticket.
- The orange zone is the parking area for residents.
Perhaps, for better luck, you should move a little away from the center. It will be easier to park in the area of Playa de San Juan, the area of the Courts or the RENFE station.
Sightseeing in Alicante with your rental car
Alicante is a very complete city that offers cultural tourism, sun and beach. To help you in your plan, here we show you the Top 10 of the places you can visit thanks to the excellent mobility provided by your rental car:
- Co-cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari: Built on the remains of a mosque, it is not the cathedral seat of the province. The Santa Iglesia Catedral del Salvador de Orihuela holds this title.
- Religious centers: The Basilica of Santa Maria and the Monastery of Santa Faz are two other religious sites of outstanding importance.
- City Hall: Its stairs are famous for marking the Cota Cero. That is to say, they are at zero level of altitude above sea level.
- Central Market: Located on Avenida de Alfonso X El Sabio, it is open from Monday to Saturday in the morning.
- Paseo de la Explanada: An emblematic place in the city of Alicante. Here you will also find La Casa Carbonell and the Gran Sol hotel.
- Fortifications: From the Castell de la Santa Bàrbara and Castell de Sant Ferran you will have the best views of the city.
- Art Route: Visit the Provincial Archaeological Museum, the University Museum of Alicante and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante.
- El Tossal de Manises: It is the ancient Roman city of Lucentum and is located in the current neighborhood of La Albufera.
- Port area: The port area receives passengers and goods, although it is not one of the largest ports in Spain.
- Beaches: The beaches of the capital are Playa del Postiguet and Playa de la Albufereta. A few kilometers away you can also enjoy the Saladar Beach, Cantalares Cove, Cala de los Jueus, Cala de las Palmeras, San Juan and Campello.
Get to know the province of Alicante by car
Elche, Orihuela, Javea, Castell de Guadalest, Villajoyosa, Denia, Banyeres de Mariola, Villena, Altea, Novelda, Calpe and Alcoi are other towns that you have very close and you can visit with your rental car.