Car Rental at Almeria Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015. All data are retrieved on July 2015.
Where to rent a car at Almeria Airport
Three car rental companies serve the Almeria Airport: Goldcar Rental, Europcar, and Hertz. These car rental companies offer their services in the arrivals area, and parking places are located in P1. Most of these car rental companies offer competitive pricing, while others offer exclusive deals and discounts upon confirmation of booking. Most, if not all, of them do not offer bookings on arrival, and only allows advance booking through phone or through their respective websites. Car types offered by these companies include economical cars that fit two to five people comfortably, vans, limousines, and even top-of-the-range sports cars that are hard to find. Extra services, such as chauffeur services, additional insurance services, and GPS systems are also offered by the said companies. For the complete contact details and links to the websites of the above-mentioned car rental companies, click here.
What to expect when renting a car from Almeria Airport
Upon booking, travellers are expected to provide and present valid identification documents and cards, along with their passports and their booking and payment confirmation details. They are also expected to provide their flight details so that the company will know as to when to drop off or pick the vehicle up. Customer service representatives from all the companies will assist travellers through the booking process, so travellers should not worry and instead focus on the requirements.
Upon approval of the booking/s and confirmation of identification details, travellers are then advised and are actually expected to know about the vehicle that they have rented, so that they may use the vehicle with ease. From the vehicle make, to extra tires, and even the jack, travellers should know or at least have information on the vehicle. In addition, travellers should also be of legal driving age to be allowed to rent the vehicle. Apart from the said tips, travellers should also know about the nearest petrol stations from the airport, so that he or she may refuel as needed, or if the car rental company requires that the vehicle be returned with a full tank. The nearest gas station from the airport is BP, located along the N-340a.
For the traffic situation, travellers are expected to have some patiencem as the area of the Almeria Airport and its main service road experiences moderate to heavy traffic at certain points within the day. The said airport is located along the N344, near the AL-302 in Costacabana, and very near the central business district of Almeria.
Driving around Almeria Airport
A small port city, Almeria is located some 9.7 kilometres from the airport, and can be accessed through the N-344. The N-344 has several roundabouts, and travellers should not be confused by such so that they can reach the city easily. Upon arrival to the city, travellers may access several services, including restaurants, railways, retail shops, a limited number of bed and breakfast areas, parks, and even schools. Travellers will also be able to access the E-15 road here, which is one of the bigger roads that provide faster connections to other cities and districts in the said region of Spain.
Getting to your destination
A city in the Andalusia region of Spain near the Mediterranean Sea, Almeria is considered as Spain's best kept secret hideaway, a small port that is home to a rich and unique concentration of destinations. Some of these include the area of Calar Alto, the Caves of Sorbas, and several other natural parks, wetlands, geosites, and reserves.
Almeria can be reached through the N-344 from the airport.
The capital of southern Spain's Andalusia region and known as a hotbed for flamenco, Seville is best remembered for its Alcazar castle complex that was built during the Moorish Almohad Dynasty, the Giralda, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza bullring.
Visit Seville by travelling from the Almeria Airport towards the E-15/a-7 from the N-347, and then continuing to follow A-92 to Av. De Andalucia in Seville. Continue to follow Ave. de Andalucia to reach the centre of the city.
Another port city on the southern Spain's area of Costa del Sol, Malaga is a developed tourism destination that is filled with high-rise hotels and resorts set on the yellow-sand beaches. Apart from these, the city's massive hilltop citadels and a Renaissance cathedral fondly called “La Manquita” gives it the character and the flavour unlike any other city in Andalusia.
Malaga is located some two hours and 30 minutes west from Almeria Airport, and can be reached through the A-7 along the coast.