IT´S COMMON FOR VISITORS to the Orihuela Costa to arrange car hire as part of their plans for summer holidays or during year-round short stays. In fact, one of the most commonly asked questions in the La Zenia community Facebook Group is “Where is the best place to hire a car?”.
Hiring a car allows visitors to make the most of the local area, leaving holidaymakers with extra time to explore the very best that Orihuela Costa has to offer without relying on public transport.
International visitors typically arrive via the areas two main airports: Alicante-Elche airport, or the Región de Murcia airport that opened in January 2019. Both airports offer a comprehensive suite of choices for renting a car.
Car rental options at Alicante airport include Centauro, Hertz-Firefly, Goldcar InterRent, Sixt, Record Go, Europcar, and Avis. These big brands have a sales office within the main terminal building.
The newer Región de Murcia airport in Corvera is a smaller transport hub with limited car hire choices, with just Goldcar, Europcar, Firefly and Sixt hosting car rental offices within the airport.
But the South Costa Blanca is well-served by local car hire companies that have carved out a niche for themselves in all manner of original ways – many of them offering a simplified and customer-focused hire car service.
We´ve listened to the feedback provided by members in the group and compiled the personal recommendations they´ve made based on their past experiences. All in one place.
From the big local names to the smallest independent rental car companies, here´s the complete list of recommended car hire companies with the latest contact information you´ll need to get in touch with them directly, ask for a quote, or enquire about availability for your dates.
Hire Cars Costa Blanca, La Zenia
Collection and delivery service at the airport, a range of hire cars including 7-seater vehicles with prices from €15 per day.
Luzcars Rent a Car, Cabo Roig
Offices in Torrevieja and Cabo Roig, with collection and car drop-off service for Alicante airport. A variety of cars up to 7-seats.
Juniorcar, La Florida
Budget car rental agency with free airport collection and drop-off service, and unlimited mileage. Good selection of cars for hire.
Coys Rent-A-Car, Torrevieja
An established local car hire company with a comprehensive fleet of vehicles including 7-seater people carriers.
Kingdom Cars, Cabo Roig (La Regia)
Family-run car rental and airport transfer company, free collection and drop-off service for Alicante airport and Murcia airport.
Lara Cars Rent A Car, La Marina
Hire car offices in La Marina, Torrevieja, and Alicante airport. A wide variety of vehicles for hire including automatic cars and 8-seater minibuses.
Victoria Rent A Car, Alicante Airport
Located just outside of the main airport concourse, with a diverse vehicle fleet including 9-seater minibus and scooter options.
Motor Rent Orihuela, Cabo Roig
Super-modern maxi-scooters, classic Italian street scooters, and electric step-on scooters for short term rental with prices from €15 per day.
Costa Blanca Transfers, Alicante Airport
Operating a fleet of vehicles from budget brands to 8-seater Fiat vehicles with pickup and collection service at Alicante airport.
Rent Me Car Hire, Villacosta
An independent local company offering no-frills, straightforward car hire with a modern fleet and comprehensive insurance included.
RentAgain Car Hire, La Zenia
A local car rental agency offering a range of new cars including 9-seater vehicles, with service for Alicante airport and Murcia airport.
D&M Car Hire, Villamartin
Opposite Villamartin Plaza, this local car rental agency offers vehicles with unlimited mileage and a free additional driver.
Villamartin Rent a Car, Villacosta
Basic local car hire company specialising in renting older cars for local use, long term rental options, and airport transfers.
RT´s Car Rentals, Lomas de Cabo Roig
Straightforward pricing, pickup and collection from the airport with additional services for early morning and night time flights.
Tim´s Car Hire, Lomas de Cabo Roig
Car hire service for Alicante airport and Murcia airport. Fully insured no-frills car rental with no hidden charges or additional fees.
H&R Car Hire, Campoamor Golf
Holiday and long-term car rental service, with 9-seater minibus and convertible vehicles. An older but extensive fleet of hire cars.
Playa Wheels Orihuela, La Zenia
Step-through scooters for short term and holiday hire, 50cc or 125cc models available, with local delivery throughout the South Costa Blanca.
Flamenca Cars, Murcia (Corvera)
Based in Murcia just outside the airport providing airport service for both Alicante and Murcia airports. New cars from budget options to 7-seaters and MPV´s.
Looking for holiday ideas and inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa this year, or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what´s going on in the local area.
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