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Richard Brewster FireFly Car Rental Almeria Airport
“Easy to use website.”

“Easy to use website. Sensible price with good service at destination airport. Not pushy trying to sell extra insurance that was already in place. Will use again”

04-11-2019 18:50
Mr Sr Goodwin Almeria Airport
“Easy and the cheapest”

“I travel to Spain a lot and never find a cheaper option. The website is easy to use and I have never had any issues.”

25-07-2014 09:41

Almeria Guide

Car hire Almeria
Car hire Almeria

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Almeria is a beautiful city that sits in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular tourist destination, largely due to its famous fortress, La Alcazaba, which is the second-largest Arabic-influenced castle in Spain. The cathedral, the museum of Almeria, the Castle of San Cristobal and the thriving harbour attract thousands of tourists each year. Despite the city’s compact size, car rental in Almeria still provides the quickest access to many sites around town.

Who to Book With
There are about half a dozen rental companies found in the city centre. Fantastic discounts can be found online, so booking over the net before reaching Almeria is recommended. Some globally recognised rental firms operate within Almeria, including Avis and Europcar, as well as several local companies.

Best time to go
Almeria can be visited at any time of the year, as sunshine drenches this coastal town round the calendar. Nevertheless, the months of April through to September receive the highest amount of sunshine and the hottest temperatures. Rates tend to decrease between the months of December and February, but tourists need to be ready for cooler nights and higher rainfall in these winter months.

Need to Know Essentials
Renting a car in Almeria requires several documents:

- A national or international driving permit
- Passport ID for photo and address confirmation
- Booking confirmation number
- Credit card used to make the reservation

More details about Almeria car hire can be found on our FAQ's page.

Driving
Almeria’s downtown roads and streets are generally well-maintained, but many are very winding and narrow, so drivers have to be careful when travelling through the centre of town. Parking in the heart of Almeria is also not easy to find. Due to the hilly terrain outside the centre, getting around by car on the outskirts is recommended. Some of the highways, such as the N-344 and AP-7, are free-flowing most of the time, making it easy for tourists to get out of Almeria on a whim.

Visit our guide to Spain for more information on driving in this country.

Transport

The old town quarter and main attractions around Almeria can mostly be explored on foot. However, the town does become rather hilly in some areas, although there are several public transport options to choose from. There are regional trains available, but Almeria does not have a public metro network. Instead, buses and taxis are the main forms of transportation in town. Car hire is widely used for getting outside the central zone of Almeria.

Taxis
Most of the taxis operating in Almeria are available through private companies. Although taxis are more expensive than the buses, the city of Almeria is not an overly extensive town, so prices will not by astronomical. Most taxi companies require telephone bookings, but this means tourists can request the type of vehicle needed, such as a sedan, van or spacious wagon. Radio Taxi Almeria is a tried and tested cab company within the town, as is Tele-Taxi Almeria.

Buses
For the cheapest public transport available, the buses serving Almeria cannot be beaten. There is no single public network of buses in the town. Instead, several private companies operate routes across Almeria. Estacion Intermodal is the largest bus station in Almeria, and not surprisingly, most routes that connect the suburbs and outskirts of town radiate from this hub. The inner-city of Almeria tends to be well connected by buses, but services become rather lean in the outer-areas of the town. Most of the bus routes in Almeria are managed by ALSA.

Exploring

Andalusia’s beautiful sites are only a short drive from Almeria, making this town the ideal base for exploring the region. Over the past decade, roads leading to and from Almeria have improved significantly, meaning daytrips are now easier than ever when driving. Tourists should explore the beauty of cities like Almunecar, and take in natural landmarks such as the Sierra Nevada National Park when holidaying here.

Recommended Drives

Sierra Nevada National Park - only 50 miles from the heart of Almeria, the park offers tourists a fantastic day out. Hiking during the summer, skiing during the winter and plenty of other outdoor attractions await tourists throughout the year in this park. Several peaks within the park reach higher than 3,000m.

Almunecar - Located on the Mediterranean coast, some 60 miles to the west of Almeria. Visitors can enjoy a daytrip here to see the Roman aqueduct, the Castle of San Miguel and an incredible old town. Playa de Invierno, Almunecar’s main beach, is also worth visiting.

Cartagena - home to a historical blend of cultures, Cartagena boasts a wide variety of historical attractions. Roman architecture, such as the Roman Theatre, neo-classical architecture like the impressive Town Hall, and nearby beaches, add to the spectacle of this city. It sits along the coast to the north of Almeria, within an hour’s drive along the AP-7 highway.

Frequently asked questions

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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