Car Hire Murcia
Rent a car in Murcia with Avis
Murcia is located in the heart of the White Coast of Spain making it one of the most popular summer destinations for tourism.
Exploring Murcia by hire car
Start your trip by renting a car from the Avis branch at San Javier Airport. Head north by taking the Mediterranean Motorway to Torrevieja filled with an unspoiled coastline.
San Pedro's & Cartagena
Have a pit stop at San Pedro’s Natural Park filled with an array of wildlife. Alternatively head south and visit the area known as La Union in August, and join in with the popular flamenco festival. Drive a few miles further west to find the city of Cartagena, and explore the Roman ruins.
Finish your driving trip at Calblanque beach for some time out and before returning your Avis car back at the airport take make sure you visit La Mancha and Minor Sea for a good grill and paella!
Recommended day trips from Murcia
On a day trip from Murcia, you get the whole package with picture-perfect coastlines, historic towns and rugged landscapes.
Cabo de Palos
Just 40 minutes south of Murcia, Cabo de Palos is blessed with a perfect combination of sun-drenched beaches and underwater marine life. Adventure enthusiasts will relish in this beautifully situated diving and snorkelling paradise, while seafood lovers will delight in the bounty of seafood restaurants and freshly caught fish.
Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, the shoe capital of Spain is also famous for its palm trees. The Elche Palm Grove orchard has over 200,000 palm trees alone and is now a UNESCO heritage site. History buffs will really dig the many archaeological findings which include the famous The Lady of Elche sculpture. The Altamira Castle, Arabic Baths and Basilica of Santa Maria are also worth a visit. Those who can’t wait to dip their toes in the surf can take advantage of the long sandy beaches just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre.
Sierra de la Pila
If you are looking to spend some quality time immersed in nature, the Sierra de la Pila is less than an hour’s drive from Murcia. Hikers will be drawn to the rugged trails where nature shines in all its glory. Look out for the deer and wild boars that roam freely through the forested hills.
Driving rules in Spain
Which side of the road?
In Spain, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may not be used at all whilst driving
- Do not use headphones when driving (except hearing aids)
- Dipped headlights must be used in poor daylight visibility
- Always use indicators, you will be fined for not using indicators when needed
- Cyclists have right of way, at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Children aged under 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seat
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.