Valencia Airport gives visitors access to the historic and bustling city of Valencia as well as many locations on the southeastern coast of Spain. Accessing many of these locations, including the sandy, picturesque beaches, requires a car. Whether planning a short trip or a longer holiday, travellers can find discount car rentals in Valencia Airport.
Car Rental Options at Valencia Airport
There is only one terminal building at Valencia Airport, and visitors can find all the main car rental companies in the arrivals lobby of that building.
There are six car rental companies to choose from, including Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Goldcar Rental, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Once finished at the car rental desks, travellers collect their rental car from the main parking lot at the airport. This is directly opposite the terminal.
In most circumstances, drivers must return the vehicle with the same amount of gas that was in it when they rented it. This is easy because of the high number of gas stations that are available on all approach roads to the airport, with some less than 2 kilometres away.
Driving Around Valencia Airport
Spain has a well-developed road network, so driving out of Valencia Airport is relatively straightforward. The only significant issue that travellers should understand is the road signs are not as good as they should be. This can make it difficult to get around without a pre-planned route or a satellite navigation system.
Getting into the centre of Valencia via the A-3, the main road into the city, takes about 20 minutes (although this can depend on traffic).
Other locations that many visitors arriving in Valencia Airport travel to are the popular tourist resorts on the southeast coast of Spain. The drive to Benidorm, for example, takes about 1.5 hours. Visitors heading north from the airport on the AP-7 often go to locations like Castellón de la Plana, a journey that is just over 75 kilometres.
Things to See Near Valencia Airport
The trip from Valencia Airport after collecting a rental car to the centre of Valencia is about 10 kilometres. The city, which is Spain's third largest, is a popular first destination for many travellers given its close proximity to the airport, its vibrancy, and its places of historical interest.
To experience Valencia as a local, one of the best places to visit is the Central Market of Valencia. It is right in the centre of the city and is packed with stalls and places to eat.
For something completely different, travellers to Valencia can visit the City of Arts and Sciences. It is an impressive collection of six buildings that includes a 3D cinema, a science museum, an opera house, an oceanarium, and more. The drive from the airport is about 18 kilometres.
Of course, visitors can also go to the ocean itself to spend time on Spain's world-famous beaches. A rental car gives visitors the choice of any beach along the southeastern coast. El Saler beach, one of the best, is less than 22 kilometres from Valencia Airport.