If you are sticking to the city and main roads, any vehicle will do, and a compact car will cover your needs and in fact may be more comfortable on some of the city’s narrow roads. If however you are travelling further, into more rural areas, or simply traveling in a larger group, a larger vehicle like an SUV or van may be a good idea for the room and comfort, and potential rougher roads as your venture away from the cities. Opting for a rental car with a navigation system is a good idea to help you through the busy roads of Valencia without potential wrong turns or confusion on unfamiliar roads.
You will need to provide your full driver’s license, as well as an international driving permit, and both must be current and valid. Many car hire companies will also request a second form of photo identification such as a passport. Insurance is also a requirement for driving a rental car in Spain, so if you are opting to use your own instead of organising a policy through the rental company, you will need to provide evidence of your coverage. The minimum age also varies between hire car companies, and can be from 18 to 23 years of age.
The bigger companies tend to be the most efficient and more conveniently located. You will find the familiar companies such as Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar all in one place along a few other local companies in the main area just past Arrivals, with plenty of signs to direct you and helpful staff to ensure a fast and easy collection for you.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Valencia airport to off-airport locations is Amigos Car Rental.
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