Top tips for renting a car at Castellón de la Plana Airport
Car hire at Castellón de la Plana Airport in Valencia, Spain, is a popular option for anyone planning on touring the region. Away from the coast it’s quite mountainous and to truly explore it, it’s best to have your own car. There's public transport but it’s limited and will consume lots of time. If you do plan to visit the national parks or the villages and towns around the area it might be worth considering upgrading to a 4x4 or other larger vehicle.
You will pass petrol stations as you approach the airport along the Autovia de la Plana. This is the main dual carriageway from the town. The last of these is around 6min drive from the airport. If you plan on refuelling, do so here as there is no petrol station on the airport campus.
Returning your car is very straightforward. On approach, simply follow the signs for rental parking. Once there and parked, remove your personal items and return to the hire desk in the terminal. Here you will exchange documents and return your keys and once the vehicle has had a quick check, you will be free to depart.
Car hire at Castellón de la Plana Airport generally operates according to the schedule of incoming and departing flights. They don’t run a 24h service and there are very rarely flights with early morning departures, so you shouldn’t need to return your vehicle out of hours. Of course, if you do, there'll be drop-box facilities for your keys.
Book your rental car at Castellón de la Plana Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car at Castellón de la Plana Airport
Car hire at Castellón de la Plana is located in the main terminal. It’s a small, single-terminal airport that's easy to navigate. Once you come through Baggage Reclaim you’ll find the rental desks in the main Arrivals area. There will be staff to talk you through your vehicle choice and direct you to the collection point. This is in the car park immediately in front of the terminal. It takes around 2min to walk there.
In Spain you drive on the right and overtake on the left, the opposite of the UK system. On motorways, it’s advised that tourists drive in the right-hand lane - which is the slowest lane - unless you have experience of driving in Spain. Your car hire company should ensure you have the requisite reflective triangles and jackets for emergencies and everyone should wear seatbelts or use child restraints. You will need to have your passport in your possession at all times, as well as your driving licence.
As the rental desks are in the terminal building you’ll have access to all the amenities of the airport, including help desks, tourist information, ATMs and currency exchange. There are also small cafes and snack bars, as well as family toilet facilities and waiting areas.
Castellón de la Plana Airport car hire will require a valid driving licence for your country, a credit or debit card and your passport as secondary identification. It’s likely that they will request your return flight details too so make sure you have those with you. The minimum age to hire a car in Spain is 21 and anyone under the age of 25 will also have to pay a daily surcharge. This may be extended to cover older drivers too. There's no official maximum age but individual companies have their own rules on older drivers.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Castellón de la Plana Airport to off-airport locations is Rhodium.