Booking your car hire through

If you use this website to book your car hire, you will see some of the best deals available for the Costa Blanca and especially for Alicante Airport.

You may be wondering: Wouldn’t it be cheaper to book directly to one of those car hire firms?  Wouldn’t it be more secure?


Is it worth booking directly with a car hire firm?

Strangely there are no major advantages to booking a hire car directly with a car hire firm.  In fact, most customers lose out by going direct.

One advantage that some customers think of is that you would be dealing directly with the company.  You may have less worries in the lead up to your trip as you usually have freedom to make changes to your booking beforehand or even on the day at the company’s car hire desk.

Naturally if you choose the option to add an insurance policy when booking through this will be slightly different to the insurance policy offered when you book direct.  For more details, see our car hire insurance page.  Of course, you always have the option to choose the car hire company’s car insurance on the day of pick up instead of the policy offered through this site.


The biggest disadvantage of booking car hire directly with a car hire company is that the prices are often much higher.  As an example, if you were to go to a car hire company’s website and look for a car, you should be able to find an option that suits you but at quite a high price.

Most of the big car hire firms have partnerships with car hire agents and you will usually see the same car with the same options at a much lower price.  If you use our car hire search engine you are likely to see the same option at an even cheaper price – and when you book you will be hiring from exactly the same car hire firm.


Cheapest Car Hire

The advantage of is that it shows deals from the main car hire firms in the Costa Blanca.  It’s easy to run through them to compare deals and decide on what works best for you.  If you book one of these car hire offers you will be hiring the same vehicle from the same care hire firm.

When booking your car through  you can sometimes filter for specific car hire companies on the search page.  In other cases, you will only see the name of the car hire company once your booking is complete.  However, don’t worry – if you don’t like the company you can cancel free of charge.


Can I Cancel my Car Rental with

When booking a hire car, you might be wondering – what if I need to cancel?  Will I run into problems and lose my money?

Cars booked through will usually offer free cancellation, this usually applies until 1 day before the day you would pick up the car.

So, how does it work?  And will you get a full refund?


Cancelling car hire with

2 Easy Steps:

1 – Go back to the email that you received with your booking confirmation and click “Manage Your Booking”

2 – Then select either “Cancel booking” and/or “Cancel insurance”

You will then get an email confirming your cancellation and you will receive a full refund if applicable (see details below)


Cancellation terms guide

As a client of you should check the exact wording of the car hire offer that you select.  That being said, most policies have very similar provisions, so here is a guide to a typical cancellation policy:

When you book through and decide to cancel, you are personally responsible for cancelling the booking and/or any excess insurance you may have ordered.

If you cancel within 48 hours of making the booking then you will receive a full refund.  Of course, this doesn’t apply if you booked less than 48 hours before your pick up.  If you booked less than 24 hours before the pickup, then a cancellation fee will usually apply.

A full cancellation refund is usually available until 24 hours before your pick up.  Of course, this depends on the car hire deal that you selected.  Usually the car hire deals with show ‘free cancellation’ as one of the features.

If you don’t remember the terms of your car hire cancellation policy then don’t worry you can look at your booking online and read through the cancellation policy.  In cases where there is no free cancellation then an admin charge of around €20 would usually be payable.

If you cancel your booking with less than 24 hours’ notice then you will receive your refund but a cancellation fee will be deducted of around €50 for prepaid bookings.  Of course, if you got a really cheap deal and your online payment was less than €50 then no refund will apply.

Because you booked online you should also cancel online.  If you do decide to cancel at the car hire desk then you will also need to cancel online too.


What if I just don’t turn up?

In the business this is called a “no show” – the person didn’t cancel their booking and doesn’t show up at the booked date and time.  Naturally, no refunds are given for a “no show”.  Bear in mind that you must bring correct documentation as well as a credit card with sufficient funds to cover the excess.  If you don’t then no refund will be given and the hire company will view this as a “no show”.

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