car hire Alicante Airport
...your gateway to the Costa Blanca
The imposing Santa Barbara Castle overlooks Alicante's cosmopolitan port area
Stunning views from Santa Barbara Castle over the Postiguet Beach and port areas.
CarJet still maintains a local office in Alicante car hire- it's where we grew up to be one of the web's most trusted sources of on-line car hire at Alicante Airport car hire. In that time, we've seen a lot of changes, not least Alicante Airport itself which has recently had a €629m make-over. The new terminal building is simply stunning, argueably "too much of a good thing" for an airport handling 10 million passengers a year and certainly ill-timed, as the new building came on-line in the middle of the worst recession in Spain's recent history.
That said, the investment has forever removed the fear felt by many "Alicantinos" that the airport was a bottle-neck strangling capacity and putting the region at a disadvantge compared to more pro-tourism regions, notably Malaga and Palma de Mallorca Airport.
A brand new Airport Terminal awaits
There are a few capital citites that wouldn't mind an airport like this one!
The expansion of Alicante Airport is a massive investment - it recognises that Alicante Airport car hire is now more important nationally than many "bigger" capital cities - notablly Valencia Airport and Seville Airport. There are a whopping 27km of floor space, so those long lines in the Alicante Airport should be a thing of the past.
Alicante Airport - car hire check-in desks
The new car hire hall in the arrivals area - Alicante Airport car hire
Car hire is a very lucrative activity for AENA (who own most Spanish airports), it's actually their second source of income after landing fees - if you hire a car at Alicante Airport, around 10% of the car hire price goes back to the airport authority in commission : food for thought?
.. Stephen can show you how!
car hire return Alicante Airport
Stephen's article walks you through returning a car hire to Alicante Airport
Stephen, our Reservations Manager, did a huge piece recently which explains the whole car hire return proceedure at Alicante Airport - you might find it worth reading before you travel for a "heads up" on your car hire Alicante Airport - a little local knowledge goes a long way!
Stephen's piece is here: Returning your car hire to Alicante Airport
Looking for alternative cheap flights into Alicante?
..try Murcia Airport!
Murcia's San Javier Airport is a bit more basic - but flight times and prices can be very interesting - car hire Murcia Airport
an easyJet flight turning round at Murcia's San Javier Airport - car hire Murcia Airport
Murcia's San Javier Airport (to the South of Alicante) can be a useful mix & match location with Alicante car hire - flights into Murcia Airport seem to operate at better times than their counterparts into Alicante Airport. What's more, CarJet has one-way car hire between Murcia Airport and Alicante Airport as well as the nearby airports of Almeria Airport car hire and Valencia Airport car hire. Check it out!