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You can hire a car for a day or 2 to transport you to the Airport in the UK and again on your return.

Car Hire

You can hire a car for all your holiday and get it at Alicante Airport. or hire one for part of your holiday and hire from Benidorm.  Car Hire

Car Hire Restrictions Car Hire Minimum Age

Car Hire Minimum Age: The official minimum age is 21, but some car hire firms use a higher age of 23.

Driving Experience: Most car hire companies insist on a minimum driving experience of 2 years.

Check for these restrictions.

Book on line

It is advisable to pre book your car hire. In high season it's essential.

This site allows you to book on line through the top UK and European Car hire firms.  Car Hire

More Rules and information

Drink Driving

Is illegal as is driving under the influence of drugs.

Mobile Phones

Don't use while driving

Roadside emergencies

SOS phones are every 5km on major roads.

Police Emergency telephone: 091


On street parking is hard to find in towns. Multi story car parks usually have room, but expensive.


Third Party Insurance is compulsory in Spain. Travelers should check with their insurers that they are correctly covered.

Driving & the Law

Required Documents

A valid driving licence is required at all times is Spain. Also required The vehicle log book/registration and adequate insurance also required.

An EU Driving Licence is accepted in Spain. Uk drivers should obtain an International Driving Licence from the AA

Traffic Offences

On the spot fine payment is compulsory for non residents.

Speed Limits

Motorways 120 kph
Main Roads 100 kph
Towns 60 kph


On the spot speeding fines are high

Compulsory Items

Seat Belts are Compulsory for all passengers.
Children under 13 must sit in the back seat using suitable sized seat belts for the child's size and weight.
- excludes babies in rear facing baby seats. Book if required.

Carry both warning triangle and reflective jacket in the car or boot,and of course use if broken down etc.