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Spain’s two largest cities, Barcelona and Madrid, might draw the crowds, but those in the know rightly consider Valencia to be the best of the lot. It’s a thrillingly modern place, exemplified in the sci-fi buildings of futurist architect and local boy, Santiago Calatrava. Although the city is defiantly forward-looking, it pays homage to its history with a selection of museums and a well-preserved Old quarter, as well as plenty of restaurants serving the traditional Valencian dish, paella, night after night.
Book a hire car in Valencia and you’ll be free to explore this cultured city at the pace it deserves. Plus, with the whole of Spain’s gorgeous south coast within reach, including cities like Malaga, Murcia and Barcelona, a rental car will prove invaluable.
When you visit Valencia, you’ll most likely fly into Valencia Airport, about 15 minutes from the city centre. From there it’s easy to get to many of Spain’s other cities including Murcia (two and half hours away), Barcelona (about three hours away) and Madrd (four hours away).
Book a hire car in Valencia and you’ll have your choice of a wide range of trusted and reliable providers. Pick from brands including Enterprise, Hertz and Firefly, or a local provider like Sol Mar.
It’d be easy to write pages about Valencia’s modern architectural wonders, but there’s plenty of history here too. The city’s iconic cathedral dates from 1238 and has survived war, invasion and revolution. It’s a beautiful place, inside and out, and well worth a visit – interestingly, Europe’s oldest legal institution, the thousand-year old Tribunal de Las Aguas, still meets outside the cathedral every Thursday to settle disputes over irrigation between local farmers.
For a glimpse of Valencia’s more modern side, head to Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias, in the city’s south, not far from the calm blues of the Mediterranean sea. The buildings are breathtaking, particularly the iconic glass and steel half-shell that houses a huge 3D cinema. The miniature city also holds Europe’s biggest aquarium, as well museums dedicated to music, arts and science. You may need to buy tickets to specific events in advance, so check online before you visit.
No trip to Spain is complete without a trip to the beach, and the area around Valencia doesn’t disappoint. El Saler, about 20 minutes south of the city, on CV-500 is among the best, a beautiful four-mile stretch of golden sands, calm waters and sand dunes. There’s even a golf course, the Capo de Gold El Saler.
Like the rest of mainland Europe, the Spanish drive on the right. Speed limits in towns are generally around 50 kilometres per hour (30mph), open roads about 90 kilometres per hour (55mph) and motorways around 120 kilometres per hour, (75mph) though pay attention to roadside signs.
Ready to get started on your own trip to Valencia and Spain? Start with this Valencia city guide, and use the Expedia search tool to track down the best deals on flights and hotels, and to research popular attractions and activities.
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In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £0 in Valencia.
On average, car rentals in Valencia are £2.
When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.
You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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