Car Hire from Asturias Airport
Asturias is located on the Atlantic coast of Spain, between Galicia and Cantabria and is relatively unknown to tourism despite its breath-taking natural beauty and stunning coastline. To get the most from the diverse mountain and coastal landscape in Asturias, car hire from Asturias Airport is essential as the area is not very well-served by public transport.
Where to hire a car at Asturias Airport
Asturias Airport is small which makes it easy to navigate. There are three car hire desks in the terminal building located on the ground floor in the Arrivals area for Avis, Europcar and Enterprise Rent a Car.
Other car hire operators close to Asturias Airport in Oviedo include Hertz, Alamo and Goldcar and a shuttle bus service is available to collect and drop-off of your car.
If you wish to explore the Picos de Europa Natural Park, a four wheel drive car is not essential but highly recommended.
Petrol Stations near Asturias Airport
In order to avoid additional charges, cars hired on a ‘full to full’ fuel policy must be refuelled prior to drop-off.
There are a number of petrol stations near Asturias Airport, all of which are close to the terminal and easy to find. There are two access roads serving the Airport, the A-81 and N-643 and both routes have several petrol and service stations at regular intervals.
Driving around Asturias Airport
The roads in the Asturias region are very well-maintained and due to the area’s natural beauty it is popular as a road trip destination.
Asturias Airport is around 40km away from the city of Oviedo which is conveniently served by a ring road and takes around 30 minutes to reach by car. Just outside Asturias Airport a single road takes you to a roundabout from where you can join the N-643 if you wish to travel to the popular destinations of Gijón or Oviedo, both a short drive from the Airport.
Getting to your destination
The most popular destinations in the Asturias region of Spain are within easy reach when you have hired a car from Asturias Airport.
Oviedo is a fascinating city showcasing the very best of Spanish religious architecture in its narrow streets and bustling alleys. There are plenty of activities and sights to see in this historic city that dates back to the 9th century including the San Isidoro el Real church and the Castle of San Juan de Priorio.
A 30 minute drive via the A-6 and A-8 from Asturias Airport takes you to Oviedo where you must park outside the city centre which can only be enjoyed by foot. Vehicles are restricted in the city and often parking is not permitted on both sides of the road or access limited to public transport. There are plenty of reasonably priced parking spaces available just outside the centre of Oviedo.
In a stunning location overlooking the Cantabrian Sea, Gijón has much to offer tourists. The city’s close relationship to the sea is evident in a combination of maritime tradition, monumental heritage and its location right on the coastline. Gijón was originally a Roman settlement and its port constructed by the Catholic monarchs during the 16th century. The Roman baths and modern-day marina are both popular with tourists in Asturias.
Following the N-632 from Asturias Airport, Gijón is around a 30 minute drive away. The city is easily accessible by car with parking readily available at reasonable prices within close proximity of all its sights and attractions. Multi-storey parking is available in a handful of clearly signed locations although it should be noted that some may operate time restrictions.
Picos de Europa Natural Park
Exploring the natural beauty of Picos de Europa is a popular activity with tourists in Asturias. The perfect place for a drive through outstanding mountainous landscape, hiring a four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
The Picos de Europa Natural Park is a 40 minute drive from Asturias Airport via the N632 from Oviedo. Despite being a conservation area, it is well served by good quality roads and plenty of service stations for refuelling. The N621 running through the natural park connects many of the region’s best views in a straight line.