Valencia Airport is the main airport in Spain's third largest city. It's the perfect place to fly to for access to the city or anywhere else on Spain's southeastern coast. As with many locations in Spain, one of the best ways to get around is by renting a car. Skyscanner searches all the options to bring visitors the best low-price car rentals in Valencia Airport.
Renting a Car at Valencia Airport
Six car rental companies operate from Valencia Airport, so all car types are available, from small budget options to premium cars. The rental companies available are Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Goldcar Rental. The rental desks for each of these agencies are in the main arrivals lobby. Drivers then normally collect their cars from the airport's main parking lot, which is located opposite the terminal building.
Most of the car rental firms operate a fair fuel policy. This means drivers must return the car with the same level of gas that was in it when they collected the car. There are plenty of gas stations available on all the main routes to the airport. The closest one is just one mile away.
Driving to and From Valencia Airport
Once a car is collected from the rental company's lot, drivers exit the airport onto main roads for all major routes. The most direct route to get into the center of Valencia is via the A-3. It's a journey of just over six miles that should take 15-20 minutes, depending on the traffic.
One of the main problems drivers encounter when driving in Valencia is the surprising lack of signs directing visitors where to go. Drivers are advised to plan routes in advance or use a satellite navigation system.
Another popular destination for people flying into Valencia Airport is Sagunto. It's just over 19 miles from the airport. Spain's southeastern coast tourist resorts are also accessible (including Benidorm, which is a 1.5-hour drive away).
Popular Destinations Near Valencia Airport
Valencia Cathedral is a 7-mile drive from Valencia Airport. It's an impressive cathedral whose origins date back to the 13th century. Even more interestingly, it claims to have the real Holy Grail – the cup that Jesus used at the Last Supper. Visitors can see the cup as well as the multiple styles of architecture used to build the cathedral over the centuries. There's also impressive artwork and more.
The Central Market of Valencia is another place visitors should consider, as it is a much closer representation of the real city than the main tourist hotspots. Visitors can browse through the stalls, have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants, or stop for a drink at a bar. The market is also in the city center, so it's less than 7 miles from the airport.
Simply heading to the beach is another option for anyone flying into Valencia Airport. Visitors are spoiled for choice in Valencia and, with a rental car, soft sand and crystal-clear waters are all easily accessible.