Collecting and Returning Your Hire Car
The car rental agents are generally open to coincide with flight arrivals. Depending on the arrival time of your flight may limit the rental agents available to rent from as only rental agents open at your preferred pick-up time will be displayed. Most rental agents allow 24hr return via a key drop facility. An out of hours fee may be applicable for collections outside of regular opening hours.
Car Rental Policies:
You will find these detailed under `Important Information for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.
You will be able to choose from a vast range of hire cars, pre-booking them online so you secure the car of your choice at great low price. You will still get the inclusion of a comprehensive range of insurance in the price, and we have a selection of optional extras including child safety seats should you be travelling with young children or additional drivers should you wish to share the driving experience. Add the high standard of customer service our regular clients are used to, and you will see why we are first choice for car hire at Corvera airport.
Region of Murcia International Airport (Corvera Airport, RMU)
is the main international airport serving Murcia. The primary route from the airport to the city center is the RM-16, which connects to the A-30, leading you directly into the heart of Murcia. We have put together some useful information to help you on the roads and your visit to this part of Spain:
Driving in Murcia:
- Driving Side: In Spain, including Murcia, you drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Speed Limits: In urban areas, the speed limit is typically 50 km/h. On main roads outside towns, it's 90 km/h, and on motorways (autopistas) and dual carriageways (autovías), it's 120 km/h.
- Seat Belts: Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers in the vehicle, both in the front and back seats.
Parking in Murcia:
- Blue Zones: These are paid parking zones in the city. You can park for a maximum of 2 hours.
- Parking Garages: There are several underground parking garages in the city where you can park for longer durations.
Places to Visit and Scenic Routes:
- Murcia Cathedral: A beautiful baroque cathedral located in the heart of the city.
- Real Casino de Murcia: A historic building with stunning architecture.
- Scenic Route: Drive to the nearby Sierra Espuña Regional Park for a nature escape or head to the coastal town of Cartagena for a view of the Mediterranean.
- Driving Regulations and Practices:
- Alcohol Limit: The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. For new drivers (those who have held a license for less than two years) and professional drivers, the limit is 0.03%.
- Roundabouts: Vehicles inside the roundabout have the right of way, but this might not always be observed, so proceed with caution.
- Zebra Crossings: Pedestrians have the right of way.
- Roads are generally in good condition. However, like most cities, Murcia's streets can be busy during rush hours.
- There are toll roads around Murcia, especially if you're heading towards the Costa Blanca or Almería. Ensure you have cash or a credit card handy.
- Murcia and its surrounding areas have plenty of fuel stations. Many of them are open 24/7.
- Road signs are clear and follow international standards. They are in Spanish, but the pictorial signs are universally recognizable.
Distance to Nearest Towns/Cities:
Emergency Telephone Number:
- The general emergency number in Spain, including Murcia, is 112.
- Murcia is known for its hot summers. Ensure your rental car has air conditioning and always carry water.
- It's recommended to avoid driving during siesta time (usually between 2 pm to 5 pm) when many businesses close.
- Parking can be challenging in the city center, so it's advisable to book accommodation with parking or use public transport when exploring the city.
Driving in Murcia offers the freedom to explore the city and its beautiful surroundings. However, due to the city's busy nature, it's essential to be cautious and familiarize yourself with local driving regulations and customs.