Car Hire in Seville
Besides the car rental agencies at Seville Airport (SVQ), you can also rent a car all over Seville proper from agencies like Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Goldcar, Sixt, Avis, Firefly, Centauro, Sevilla Car, ATA Sevilla, ACE, and Thrifty. At any of these agencies, you'll find a range of American, European, and Japanese compact, economy, midsize, and full-size sedans, SUVs, minivans, and pickup trucks as well as a selection of luxury cars.
Car Hire at Seville Airport
There are many places to rent a car at Seville Airport, including from Hertz, Sixt, Goldcar, Enterprise, Budget, Car Hire Seville, InterRent, and Thrifty. These agencies are all located near one another by the airport terminal exit; their fleets are parked in the airport lots outside their doors. Normally, an attendant will even go and fetch your car rental for you and bring it to the curbside. Once you hire a car at Seville Airport, it's only a 20-minute drive to downtown Seville on the A-4 motorway.
Driving in Seville
Before you hire a car in Seville, you should be savvy on all the local driving laws, customs, and idiosyncrasies. To drive anywhere in Spain, you must be at least 18 years of age even if you hold a valid driver's licence at a younger age in your home country. Licences from EU and EEA countries are accepted as are international driving permits. While driving your car hire in Seville, and anywhere in Spain, you must always carry your driver's licence, a proof of ID (like your passport), proof of insurance, and proof of ownership of the vehicle (or valid alternative provided with your car rental documents). Driving your car hire in Seville in the Casco Antiguo, or old historic centre of town, is prohibited. There is a ring road circumscribing the town that is difficult to get off once you get on it, so be sure to map out your route to any destination in town and avoid getting on this particular road unless it's on your route. There are many one-way roads in Seville as well, so pay close attention to signs for these. To curb traffic, cars are only allowed on the downtown roads for 45 minutes at a time. There are 20 cameras situated throughout downtown Seville to ensure cars don't violate this.
Parking in Seville
Parking your car rental in Seville is a relatively easy endeavour given the number of metered street spaces and paid parking lots throughout the city. If you're planning on visiting the town centre where driving is prohibited, there are ample secure car parks where you can pay to park your car rental in Seville in the outer borders of the town's historic districts.
Where to Go and What to See in Seville
After you rent a car in Seville, you may feel inspired to explore the outskirts beyond the city. Some popular day drives outside of Seville include road trips to Arcos de la Frontera (1 hour), Jerez de la Frontera (just over 1 hour), Cadiz (1 hour 20 minutes), and Cordoba (1 1/2 hours).