Note that this page is due to be updated with the airports new layout. Please check official sites for accurate information
Where are the Alicante Airport Car Rental Offices?
Once you have collected your luggage from the Arrivals area of Terminal 1 you exit via a long ramp. At the end of this walkway are the Alicante airport car rental offices, based on either side of the walkway.
You absolutely cannot miss them and it would be impossible to get lost!
You will probably have already booked your Alicante car hire and therefore all you have to do is just go straight to the office and present your details.
The details you will need are:
If you haven't pre-booked then remember to take the voucher or email confirmation of your booking.
It is at this point that the "Alicante car hire" company may ask you whether you want the following:
Do you need them?
If you haven't already read our information about car hire insurance then we advise you to read
Alicante Car Rental insurance Explained and Compared
now! It could save you a lot of money!
Terms and Conditions
If you have made your booking already we hope you are already aware of the terms and conditions of your Alicante Airport Car Rental.
If you haven't already booked your car hire, or you aren't aware of the conditions of a car you have recently booked then take a moment to familiarise yourself with the Alicante Car Rental Terms and Conditions
For example, do you return the car with a full tank or empty tank, or the same amount as given to you? Or are you covered by Roadside Assistance? etc.
Whilst at the Alicante Airport Car Rental offices make some time to clarify any terms and conditions that you are unclear of. Once you are happy and you have your keys then you are ready to go.
Locating your Alicante Airport Car Rental
You exit the Car Rental area by heading through the double doors ahead of you and turn right into the Arrivals Foyer. You then walk straight ahead out of the building and across the road towards the car park.
The Alicante car hire companies all have their cars set out on the Ground Floor of the Car park opposite the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1. You simply check the main sign in the car park which will direct you to the area where your car can be collected.
Collecting your Alicante Airport Car Rental
It is extremely important that when you collect your Alicante Airport Car rental that you are switched on and not yet in holiday mode! Checking your car thoroughly for any damage now will save you a lot of money if there is any damage that has not been picked up by the car hire company.
In order to make sure that you know what you should be checking for then I have put together a full list of 'must dos' which you can access under Alicante Car Rental Hints and Tips
Returning the Alicante Airport Car Rental
On the same Alicante Car Rental Hints and Tips page there are tips for returning the hire car and ensuring there are no additional charges to your credit card.
Leaving Alicante Airport - Driving directions
You may have decided to hire a GPS along with your hire car. If you have done this then leaving Alicante Airport should be straight forward. But for those of you who haven't I have put a few directions together below.
Getting out of the Alicante Airport Car park is easy. You follow the Exit (or Salida) signs to the exit barriers where you will be let through and out onto the road. The hire cars are located in a separate area of the car park all to themselves. You are not expected to pay when exiting the car park!
Directions to Benidorm from Alicante Airport
The road out of Alicante Airport divides into 3 lanes. You will want the blue sign (middle lane) Autopista AP7 (motorway). Follow the road until you reach a right turn which is the slip road onto the Autopista signposted for Valencia and Benidorm. Once on the motorway stay on the AP7. There is a confusing slip road which is signposted for Benidorm. If you take this slip road you will just be directed back onto the AP7, so just stay on it in the first place! The next landmark is the tunnel which is about 1800 m long and not long after this are the toll booths where you take your toll ticket. Don't use a toll booth with a blue circular sign on top but a blue square is fine.
For your information 'Peaje' is the Spanish word for tolls.
You then continue along the AP7 and the journey to Benidorm is straightforward.
If visiting the theme parks Terra Mitica or Terra Natura or you are visiting Poniente beach you take the exit at 65A. If visiting Benidorm itself, Levante beach, Aqualand, Mundomar or Benidorm Palace exit at 65. All destinations are clearly signposted.
Directions to Albir and Calpe from Alicante Airport
Directions are as above, except you stay on the Autopista AP7 until Junction 64.
Directions to Venissa, Moraira and Javea from Alicante Airport
Directions are as above, except you stay on the Autopista AP7 until Junction 63.
Directions To Murcia from Alicante Airport
The road out of Alicante Airport divides into 3 lanes. You will want the blue sign (middle lane) Autopista AP7 (motorway). Follow the road until you reach a right turn which is the slip road onto the Autopista signposted for Valencia and Benidorm. Do NOT take this road, stay on the road you are on and you will join the AP7 heading South.
Directions To Alicante from Alicante Airport
The road out of Alicante Airport divides into 3 lanes. You will require the right hand lane coming out of airport. Just follow the signs for the 332.
Toll (Peage) Information for the Costa Blanca
The following will give you an example of toll prices in the Costa Blanca. The Toll price from Alicante Airport to Benidorm (exit at 65A) is 2 euros 65 c (correct as of July 2008). The toll cost will then increase along the AP7 exit by exit.
Please note that the tolls normally increase by approx 5 to 10 c every 1st of January.
At the toll booths you can't use credit or debit cards at a money toll and you can't use money at a credit or debit card toll.
The tolls that take credit or debit cards only are clearly signposted 'tarjeta' and are identified by yellow signs.
Further Information on Alicante Car Hire
Our Recommended Alicante Car Rental Companies
A List of All Alicante Car Rental Companies
Alicante Rent A Car. Use a Broker Or Book Direct?
Car Rental Insurance Explained and Compared
Summary Of The Car Rental Companies Terms and Conditions
Alicante Car Rental Hints and Tips