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Granada Airport is one of the international airports of Spain, and is located approximately 15km, or 9.4 miles west of the city of Granada, and 62.5 miles, or 100km from Jaen, which is to the north of the airport. It is also nearby the municipalities of Santa Fe and Chauchina, and generally serves many towns and cities in the region of Andalusia. It is of medium size, handling almost or just over a million passengers per year, and is an airport which is modern and efficient in its operations. Buses and taxis are available for the transport of arriving passengers, however, many prefer a more private form of transport, and rent a car from one of the Granada Airport car rental companies, such as Budget. Budget is a favourite choice of car Hire Company, as they are popular for their ‘budget’ prices and high quality vehicles.
The country of Spain has an excellent road network, and therefore a rented car from Budget is the ideal way to travel between cities and towns of interest within the area you wish to explore. The A-92 and the A-44 are two of the main roads found in the vicinity of Granada, and are the main access roads to the airport as well. The A-92 runs east and west, to the cities of Granada and Seville, while the A-44 can be taken towards the southern coastline of Spain, towards Motril and Almunecar. It also runs north, towards Jaen, one of the larger cities that are served by the airport. For this reason, Granada Airport’s official name (in full) is the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport. The first part of the name is in honour of a famous poet of the Granada and Jaen areas. The airport is also recognised by its official code of GRX. Other roads of importance nearby include the N-432, heading north to Alcala la Real, and the A-338, for access to areas south of the airport.
Budget Granada Airport is found within the main arrival hall of the passenger terminal, and is open seven days a week, at times which are convenient for arrival flights (Monday to Friday – 08:00 to 23:00, Saturdays – 08:00 to 22:30 and Sundays – 08:00 to 14:00 and from 14:30 to 23:00). The airport generally consists of a single terminal building, with an arrivals area and a section for all departure proceedings. There are three baggage reclaim carousels, a customs office, cash machines and a waiting area within the arrival halls. In the main airport section, there are shops and restaurants, meeting rooms for business passengers, toilet and baby changing facilities and information and tourist desks. Budget’s vehicles are parked nearby, within easy walking distance of the airport’s facilities.
Vehicles hired from Budget are all cleaned and checked for safety before every rental, and therefore, customers can look forward to receiving a car that is in good overall condition. They will also come with twenty-four hour emergency roadside assistance, should it happen that something goes wrong during your journey. Budget will replace the vehicle if it cannot be driven any further. The car groups available from Budget include Mini 2-door, similar to the Chevrolet Spark, Economy 4-door, for example, the Ford Fiesta Trend and Compact 2 or 4-doors, such as the Seat Leon TDI and the VW Golf. These are all smaller vehicle models, available for hire at the lowest rental rates, and are ideal for travellers with fewer luggage items. They also have a manual transmission, are easy to drive and can travel for long or short distances. They are flexible for in-town driving, as well as comfortable for longer day trips.
Larger vehicles from Budget are found in the Intermediate 2 or 4-door categories, similar to the Seat Altea and the Seat Exeo TDI. All cars are hired with unlimited mileage, and can even be arranged as a Budget one way hire from Granada Airport. One way hire services allow the customer to return their rented car to a different location, and are often chosen by customers who are leaving Spain from another airport. The Granada Airport car hire companies all offer additional items of equipment for their vehicles, such as child seats, satellite navigation systems, luggage racks and ski racks. From Budget, hand controls for disabled drivers may be possible to request as well, and this device is used on automatic vehicles. It operates the accelerator and brake pedals of the vehicle, and is therefore best for persons with a lower limb disability. From Granada Airport, hand controls and all other services for disabled customers are free of charge.
Budget customers should be careful to comply with all the company’s rental terms and conditions, but in general, they are simple to understand. The minimum age requirement for this location is 23 for all drivers, and those younger than 25 will be subject to higher rental rates, for young driver fees. Younger drivers will also not be permitted to hire vehicles from certain car groups. At Granada Airport, there is no maximum age restriction. As far as Budget is concerned, a local drivers license from the renter’s country of residence is sufficient, but Spanish Law will require an International Driving Permit as well. However, Budget will also require an IDP if the customer’s license is written in a non-Roman alphabet, with the exception of those from Greece. The primary renter should arrange adequate vehicle insurance, and a major credit card will be needed for payment of the rental period. Budget accepts the following cards: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard/Access, Visa and their own Budget Charge Cards.
Contact Budget, at Granada Airport, for all further details required.
Budget Car Rental
Budget Aeropuerto de Granada
Telephone Number: 95 844 64 55