Car Hire at Reus Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Reus Airport is the gateway to the Costa Dorada, a region of Spain famous for its golden sandy beaches and fantastic resorts. Hire a car at Reus Airport to explore the coast properly and get more out of your holiday.
Where to hire a car at Reus Airport
Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Goldcar all offer car hire from Reus Airport. All of the car rental desks can be found in the arrivals hall on the ground floor of the terminal.
Petrol stations near Reus Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There’s no petrol station near Reus Airport. You can fill up at one of the petrol stations in Reus city or Tarragona. If you’re coming from Barcelona you’ll find plenty of service stations along the AP-7 motorway.
Driving around Reus Airport
The AP-7 motorway, or Autopista del Mediterráneo, is just a five minute drive from the airport. This is one of Spain’s major motorways and runs all the way along the Mediterranean coast. It’s a toll road, but don’t worry if you haven’t got change; the machines on the autopista accept British credit and debit cards. If you’re just heading into Reus or down to the coast at Tarragona you can avoid the motorway and use smaller local roads. If you’re planning to do this it’s a good idea to choose a hire car that comes with a sat-nav.
Getting to your destination
With its string of sandy beaches and famous Port Aventura theme park, Salou is a great destination for families. There’s also plenty in the way of nightlife to keep party animals entertained.
Salou is just over ten minutes from Reus Airport by car. There are two thousand parking spaces in the city’s blue zone (half on-street, and half in surface car parks). There are also a number of underground car parks where you can leave your car. Parking in Salou costs around €2.77 (about £2) per hour, or €20 (about £14.55) to park for the day. Many hotels in Salou offer car parking for their guests.
Roman history meets chilled out beach life in Tarragona. When you’re not sunning yourself or checking out the amphitheatre you can enjoy the city’s lively tapas bar scene.
Tarragona is about a ten minute drive from Reus Airport. There are some free and cheap car parks on the outskirts of Tarragona, but if you want to leave your car in the city centre you’ll have to pay a bit more. There are three on-street parking zones in Tarragona: Zona Blava (blue zone), Zona Verda (green zone), and Zona Taronja (orange zone). In the blue and green zones you can park for up to two hours: it costs 75c (about 55p) for half an hour, €1.15 (about 84p) for an hour and €3 (about £2.18) for two hours. You have to pay between 9am and 2pm, and again from 4pm ‘til 8pm.
People rave about Catalonia’s capital city, and it’s not hard to see why. There are lively restaurants, a great beach, and a fabulous art scene. Not sure where to begin? Check out our top ten things to do in Barcelona.
If you can’t find flights to Barcelona, Reus Airport makes a great alternative. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to drive the centre of Barcelona. It costs €2.50 (about £1.80) to park for an hour on-street in the city centre. There are also plenty of car parks, including a large one at Placa de las Glories. It only costs €6.10 (about £4.40) to park for six hours.
Prices subject to change