Car Hire at Valencia International Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Explore Venezuela’s third largest city and the Estado Carabobo region at your own pace when you hire a car at Valencia Airport.
Where to hire a car at Valencia International Airport
Hertz and National both offer car hire from Valencia International Airport.
Petrol stations near Valencia International Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a gas station on the industrial estate neighbouring the airport. It’s on Avenida Iribarren Borges, near the dual carriageway. A more convenient petrol station can be found on the road leading to the airport, just after you leave the motorway.
Driving around Valencia International Airport
The airport is on an industrial estate, so the first roads you encounter are small. The motorway (Autopista Regional del Centro) is less than 15 minutes drive from the airport, and connects Valencia with Caracas.
Getting to your destination
Venezuela’s third largest city has plenty to offer tourists, from leafy green parks and interesting museums, to a lively dining scene and high end shopping. It takes 25 minutes to drive to Valencia from the airport. You can make the journey using local roads with no need to tackle the motorway. Once you arrive in the city you might find it hard to find parking, as the city is very busy and can be quite congested. Look for hotels with guest parking to avoid headaches upon arrival.
The buzzing capital of Venezuela is a chaotic mix of pulsing nightlife, excellent gastronomy, and monuments to Simon Bolivar: the liberator of South America. Topped by the glorious Mount Avila, Caracas is certainly an impressive city to spend a few days in.
If you can’t find cheap flights to Caracas, fly to Valencia instead. It takes about an hour and 20 minutes to drive to Caracas from the airport. Most people in Caracas drive, as gasoline is so cheap. As a result, parking spaces are at a premium. Finding a hotel with parking is the best option, as this is far easier than relying on on-street spaces. If you’re planning to take in the city’s famous nightlife, leave your car at the hotel and take a licensed taxi.
With its historic old town and beautiful Caribbean Beaches, the coastal town of Puerto Cabello has plenty of admirers.
It takes a little over an hour to drive to Puerto Cabello from Valencia Airport. Lots of hotels in the towns offer guest parking (it’s always best to confirm this before making a booking). Puerto Cabello is less busy than Caracas and Valencia, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding somewhere to leave your car for the day.
Prices subject to change