In this post we guide you through collecting a Valencia Station car hire. Before we continue, it’s worth noting that Valencia actually has two train stations but only one of them, Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Station, has car hire. But as the two stations are only 15 minutes walk from each other (and there’s a shuttle service between the two), picking up a car hire at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Station is still pretty easy even if you arrived at the other one. If you’re already in the city, the station is easy to access. It’s just 1.5kms from the city centre and is well-connected by public transport. So if you want to collect a car hire in a city location, then a Valencia Station car hire is a good option.
When booking a Valencia Station car hire, it may also show up as a city location or Valencia AVE Station. This latter name is because the station hosts the high-speed AVE line.
On-site Valencia Station car hire
Car hire companies based on-site at Valencia Station include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise (who also service Alamo car rentals) and Europcar. The following guide to collecting a Valencia Station car hire is specific to these car hire companies.
Off-site car hire include Hertz and AutoRent. They’re actually located on the same road as the train station. If you have a car hire booked with one of these or another company not based in the station, make sure you check your booking voucher or with your booking agent for instructions on picking up and returning your car hire.
Train station map
The on-site car hire desks are located in the main car park of the train station. We’ve highlighted them along with the main entrance of the station on the map above to make collecting a Valencia Station car hire that little bit easier. You can see the full map and list of shops and cafes on the Adif website (Adif manage Spain’s railways).
Arriving by train
If you’ve arrived by train, after walking into the station proper from the platform, head towards your left. Walk through the glass doors where you’ll find a few shops and cafes. Head towards your left again and you’ll see a sign for ‘Aparcamiento / Parking‘ and ‘Alquiler de Coches / Rent a Car‘. The car hire desks are on your right after you’ve exited the doors.
Arriving from the city on foot or public transport
If you’re already in the city and collecting a car hire here, the nearest metro station is Joaquin Sorolla-Jesus, which is on lines 1, 3 and 5. It’s a short walk to the station along Calle Rois de Corella. You’ll see the train station on your right. The car hire desks are located in the station’s car park by the side entrance to the station. As you approach the station, you should see the car park to the right of the station. But if you have entered the station through the main entrance, just follow the signs for Parking and Rent a car.
Arriving by shuttle bus
If you’re getting the shuttle bus to the station from Valencia Nord, you’ll enter Joaquin Sorolla station through a different entrance (highlighted in the map above). After entering, you’ll pass a McDonalds, the tourist info and then find yourself in the main hall where you can access the train platforms are too. Head towards your right and through the glass doors. Then head towards your left for the exit for ‘Parking’ and ‘Rent a car’.
Picking up your car hire
As you’re already in the main car park, you don’t have to go far once you’ve got your keys. Car rentals are parked further back of the car park though but it’s a short walk. Parking bays are numbered and you should spot the car hire logos by their relevant parking spaces.
Before driving off, don’t forget to have a good check of the car before you leave. Make sure the paperwork is correct and take pictures of any damage to the rental for peace of mind.