Car Hire in Valencia Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
This port city is perfect for a city break on the Spanish coast, combining the best of Spain’s social nightlife and access to beautiful beaches – hiring a car is the best way to see the most of this region. Here’s why you should visit Valencia.
Where to hire a car at Valencia Airport
There are four car hire offices at Valencia Airport; Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz. These are all found within the terminal on the ground floor near the exit facing the car park.
Petrol stations near Valencia Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Repsol and Galp petrol station within a few minutes of the airport. To get to the Repsol, head north on the N220 out of the airport, and take the exit towards Manises. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Carrer del Pintor Pinazo and take the first right – head straight down until you get to the roundabout, and take the final exit to get to Repsol.
Galp is 6 minutes in the other direction. To get to Galp, take the V11 out of the airport heading southbound toward Valencia. At the fork, keep right on the road for Manises. Keep left, and follow the signs for Manises on Calle Manuel Vilar. Take the second right onto Via Vial en Urb and take the second right again. Continue on this road until you see the right hand turn for Calle Cuenca, and you’ll see the Galp station at the end. This is an area full of one way roads, so bare that in mind when you’re driving around here.
Driving around Valencia Airport
Valencia airport is also known as Manises airport, and it’s the second busiest in the region after Alicante. It’s really well connected with main roads like the N220 and the V30, leading you into Valencia, inland or up along the coast.
Many older Spanish towns in this region are comprised of one-way roads that can be difficult to navigate. However, the main roads heading toward Almardá and Alicante are well marked out.
Popular destinations to drive to from Valencia Airport
This city is one of the oldest in this part of Spain, with a beautiful Old Town and Cathedral marking out the history. There’s also plenty of Mediterranean-style restaurants to try – and you’ll have to dig into some paella when you’re here too. Check out the 8 best things to do in Valencia.
It takes less than 20 minutes to reach Valencia city centre from the airport (depending on traffic). Follow the V11 out of the airport heading southbound toward Valencia, and at the fork in the road keep left to keep onto Avenue del Cid. Keep right on this road as you get into the city centre, and turn left onto Carrer del Nou d’Octubre. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on this road. Turn right onto Passeig del Petxina. If you follow this road, you’ll head straight into the centre of Valencia and the Old Town district.
Many of the roads in the city centre are one way, so plan the route to your hotel before you depart. There are 3 main car parks to the inner east of the city centre, and there is a 24-hour one near the train station. It can be difficult to find on-street parking in peak season.
Almardá is the small area just north of Valencia city centre, known for it’s excellent hotels and beaches. Head here for a day of sunbathing and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
It only takes half an hour to get to the northern beaches in Valencia from the airport. Take the N220 northbound out of the airport, and take the E15 ramp toward Alicante to merge onto the V30. From this road, you’ll be taking the first exit back onto the E15 towards the north. Continue on this road until you see the signs for the N340, and join this road at the roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the first exit to stay on Carrer Valles, and continue on the A3201 until you see the sign for Via Pista – the main road down to the beaches of Almardá.
Benidorm is one of the most popular destinations in Spain with English tourists, and it is possible to drive down the coast to this popular summertime city.
It takes over an hour to drive to Benidorm, take the V30 out of the airport, then take the V31 southbound and merge onto the E15. Although Benidorm might be your final destination, you could also explore other coastal towns like Gandía off of this road.