Car Hire at Almeria Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Impressive Moorish cities, stunning coastline, and the towering mountains of the Sierra de los Filabres: Andalusia is a region that just begs to be explored. When you hire a car at Almeria Airport you can do it all on your own schedule.
Where to hire a car at Almeria Airport
Europcar, Goldcar and Hertz all have desks inside the terminal at Almeria Airport.
Petrol stations near Almeria Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station is about a kilometre from the airport.
Driving around Almeria Airport
The airport is just off the N-344 regional road. From here you can connect onto the AP-7 motorway, which follows the Mediterranean coast. This is a toll road, but don’t worry if you haven’t brought any Euro coins as the machines accept British credit and debit cards. It’s also easy to get onto the A-92 motorway; a major route in Andalusia which will take you to major cities like Granada and Seville.
Getting to your destination
This gritty and multicultural port town is renowned for its excellent tapas scene, lively street life and fantastic architecture. It also makes a great base for exploring the beaches of the Costa de Almeria.
It takes about 15 minutes to drive into central Almeria from the airport. Parking in the historic old town is very limited, but there are some public car parks with a good one on Calle Real near the cathedral and another by San Pedro square. You can also look out for the blue lined pay and display bays, which cost around 20 cents (about 15p) per hour. Lots of hotels in Almeria have guest car parks, although you may need to pay extra to use these facilities.
Roquetas de Mar
Blue flag beaches and some of the sunniest weather in Europe make this laid back resort town one of Spain’s best kept secrets.
It takes about half an hour to reach Roquetas de Mar from the airport using the motorway (AP-7). If you want to avoid the motorway tolls you can follow the N-340: this will add ten minutes onto your journey. The big resort hotels in the village all have guest car parking: check with your hotel to find out if you have to pay extra. Like everywhere in Spain the blue on-street parking bays are pay and display.
With its whitewashed houses, pristine beaches, and fantastic food, Mojacar is one of Almeria’s most idyllic destinations.
It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to drive to Mojacar from Almeria Airport. During the summer months it can be tricky to find parking spaces in the village. There’s plenty of parking along the seafront. Accommodation in Mojacar is widely available, and many hotels have guest car parks.
Prices subject to change