Car Hire from Lleida Airport
Lleida Airport is located in Catalunya, a region part of, but distinct from the rest of Spain. Its beautiful coastline, natural parks and historic cities have made it a popular holiday destination. Hiring a car from Lleida Airport gives you the independence to travel through Catalunya at your own speed, admiring the scenery and venturing off the standard tourist trail.
Where to hire a car at Lleida Airport
Keddy and Europcar are the two car hire companies based at Lleida Airport. Car hire desks are located opposite the baggage claim area in the arrivals hall, next door to the tourist information office.
Petrol Stations near Lleida Airport
There are petrol stations on the N230 in both directions from the airport. Around 10 minutes away from the airport, heading south on the N230 towards Lleida, you’ll come across a Galp Energia Garage. Northbound, there’s an Almenar service station after around 12 minutes.
Driving around Lleida Airport
Lleida Airport sits between two main thoroughfares. East from the airport, there’s the N230, a road which travels south to Lleida and north to Benabarre. West from the airport, you’ll find the A22 which also heads south into Lleida as well as northwest towards Monzon and Huesca. If you head towards Lleida, you’ll come across a number of main roads, travelling in all directions across Catalunya.
Roads around the airport are well-signposted and maintained and, with so many routes available, congestion is rarely a problem.
Getting to your destination
When you hire a car from Lleida Airport, you’re within easy reach of some great destinations. Here are just a few of them:
Lleida, also known as Lerida, is a small university city in the heart of Catalunya. Highlights include the old cathedral, a number of museums and atmospheric old town streets. Visitors can soak up the atmosphere in an old town square or party with the students into the early hours.
It takes around 25 minutes to drive from Lleida Airport to Lleida city centre. The most direct route takes the N230 south all the way into the centre. Lleida’s old town has narrow, winding streets that are difficult to navigate. There are also one way systems in place throughout much of the city centre. A GPS system or good map would be useful and parking up on the outskirts of town is advised.
Sitges is a pretty seaside town, renowned for its lively nightlife, its horror and fantasy film festival and its annual carnival, held every spring. Visitors can explore Sitges old town architecture, soak up some rays on one of the town’s sandy beaches or enjoy incredible seafood at a selection of beachfront eateries.
It takes around an hour and 40 minutes to drive from Lleida Airport to Sitges, heading towards Lleida to pick up the A2 east and then later the C15 south. There are plenty of parking options around the town, with big designated car parks at Placa Espanya and Nou Mercat.
Tarragona is a beautiful seaside town teaming with history and culture. There’s a Roman colosseum, some incredible old town architecture and a Museum of Archaeology. Visitors can enjoy sampling Spanish cuisine at an incredible selection of tapas bars or head to beaches north of town for a swim and a sunbathe.
Tarragona is 80 minutes’ drive from Lleida Airport. Drivers should head towards Lleida to pick up the A27 southeast and then pick up the C14 heading south. Tarragona is easily explored on foot so it’s not a bad idea to leave your car at one of the designated car parks on the outskirts of town.