The Costa Blanca is easily accessible by car or by plane. By car it is approximately 2000 km from the UK and can be easily driven in two days. In the end, your journey starts as soon as you leave your house.
Travelling to the Costa Blanca
Whether you start you holiday by travelling by car or by plane, both have benefits. Travelling by car certainly has the benefit of seeing more of the villages, big cities, nature and beaches along the way. Especially the beautiful French landscape, which invites for cosy stops. The journey will take around two days: the first being the 1300 km ride to the French-Spanish border Perpignan and the next day the 700km ride to Alicante, where you will arrive in the afternoon. Another benefit of travelling by car is having your own car at hand and not having to pay additional costs for renting a car.
Of course, travelling by plane is faster, and cheaper with two passengers.
From the UK you have a lot of low-cost airlines that offer cheap flights to the Alicante airport. From here you can pick up your car if you have previously booked one via the internet or you can let us at CasaLasDunas arrange a car for you beforehand. Our Tip: Book based on a one-way trip to and from Alicante since this is often cheaper, even with times of arrival and departure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon arrival you must pay with Credit Card, since the car rental companies do not accept cash. If you rent through our rental organization, you can pay both by credit card and cash. The car will be ready in front of the arrival hall of the airport. This way you save yourself precious time by waiting again in line to pick up your car keys, which is usually the case with other car rental organisations on the internet.
You booked your holiday with us and would like us to arrange a rental car? Then please contact our office.
When traveling with your own car, it is important to be well prepared. Take your time. Enjoy this journey – broaden your horizons.
We pick you up at the airport of Alicante or Murcia – San Javier. It is wise to book this service on time. All we need are your flight details and a mobile phone number so that we can reach you in Spain. We will then directly bring you to your holiday address where we will hand over the keys.
Costs: single ride € 50,- Max. 4 persons.
For arrivals / departures between 22:00 - 06:00 we charge a € 20,- night surcharge.
How does it work? Please contact the owner by phone as soon as you arrive and before you retrieve your suitcases. You will have received an email on forehand with a description on who will pick you up, and where to meet him. Make sure you have a working phone(number).
Renting a car at the Costa Blanca
When you rent a car via us, we will make sure it is ready for pickup at the airport by arrival. This is part of our service so no additional charges. A representative of the car rental company will wait for you at the hall of arrivals with a name plate with your name on it, he speaks English. This way you can skip waiting in line, and we can assurre you they are reliable. You pay on the spot.
- Pick the car of your choice via this PDF
Prices are per week and include:
- Tax, insurance (with an excess fee of €300,- for classes BB-CC-E and €500 for classes F-G-H) 100 km free.
- Car service within a perimeter of 150km around Alicante
- You must be 23 years old and over and have had your license for 2 years at least.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed, and a contract will be put together. Once the transaction is done you will be escorted to your car.
A warm welcome at the airport!
- Baby seat € 2,- per day with a maximum of € 20,- (0-2 years)
- Free booster seat for kids of 2 till +/- 10 years
- Free repair service within the Costa Blanca
- Free 24/7 Airport service Alicante!
- No need to look for your car, you will be personally escorted to your car!
- No long waiting lines like other rental companies.
- You can pay cash or with Visa-Mastercard
- Reserve via firstname.lastname@example.org
By car to Spain
In case you travel by car it is essential to be well-prepared. Take your time, your holiday starts at the moment you enter your car so make sure you enjoy everything you see along the way.
Travel tips: Think of your travel documents such as passports or identity cards, car insurance papers, etc. and leave your holiday address for those who stay at home.
Hotels: You can book your hotel in advance or stay in a good hotel along the highway to spend a pleasant night. www.booking.com
How do I get there: The cheapest way to travel to the Costa Blanca is with more than 2 people. And the advantage is also having the comfort of your own car on site.
Calling: Once you are close to Alicante, please give the holiday rental owner a call in order to welcome you on time at your holiday home Route planner: With a route planner it is very easy to find the correct way. But with today’s technology, Google Maps will guide you comfortably to your holiday destination. Make sure to download local maps on forehand to save on data and avoid places with bad internet service.
Parking at departure airport
If you travel by plane, you must of course get to the departure airport. If you want to do this by car, it is wise to reserve a parking space in advance. Not only does this guarantee you a parking space, but the online rates can also be more advantageous.
Via the online platform Vliegen en Parkeren, you can compare the parking offers at airports and reserve the desired parking space. Are you looking for a Schiphol Airport parking for example? Then select Schiphol and your travel dates. You can then start the comparison and reserve a parking space. Especially in the high season, the rates can be higher and parking spaces even full. So try to think about arranging a parking space as early as possible.