Airport Car Hire

Car rentals options and our 30 years of experience to help you have the best start to the Holiday

Car Hire - Good to Know

Menorca can sometimes do things a little differently

Drivers normally must be at least 23 years of age and have held a full licence for 3+ years for basic insurance to apply. Drivers between 21 and 24 can sometimes pay an excess - See individual hire firms policies.

Menorca has a lot of unsurfaced/potholed roads, narrow passing places leading to 'want to visit' places - check Insurance excesses!

The media seems to be noisy with bad rentals experiences and Scam warnings - most of which can be avoided before booking and by following a few habitual rules when returning the hire car.

We live in a world of attractive headline prices, some genuine some less so....

Your choice, your responsibility : with so many ways now to search for and reserve cars online be 100% clear who your car rental contract is with ( the end Hire Car supplier ) and familiarise yourself with end supplier's specific terms and potential additional charges before committing. Any issues / financial disputes will be with the end Hire Car supplier not the Agency you booked through.

Just our opinion but it occurs to us that the larger the hire car fleet and the newer the vehicles so the insurance coverage exceptions and excesses become more frequent - as cars have to be returned more frequently to a supplier in a pristine condition to preserve leasing conditions ?

Driving on Menorca Guide

Airport Hire Cars

Car Rental Companies Overview

Basically there are three groupings of Car Hire Companies on Menorca: familiar International brands, Local Companies and Regional brands.

TIP Offsite Hire Car Shuttles: There is a single pickup point for every shuttle/rental company - located at the left hand end of P1 car park

International Brands Local Companies ( Recommended ) Regional Brands
HertzOffice/Cars at Airport
Avis/BudgetOffice/Cars at Airport
EuropcarOffice/Cars at Airport
Enterprise Rent a CarOffice/Cars at Airport
SixtOffsite via shuttle

Amber Cars, Autos Amigos,AutosVictoria,Autos Xoroi,Binicars,Don Cars,Island cars,Menorca on Wheels, Miramar,Momple, Nuracar, Poppy Cars,Rent a Car S'Algar,SolCars

Delivery/return to Airport - P1 car park

Click-Rent,Hiper, Gold Car,OK,Owners Cars

Shuttle to offsite Offices

Fuel Policy -see TCs Fuel Policy - Return Full / Same level -see TCs Fuel Policy - see TCs
Excesses - see TCs Excesses - None exceptions -see TCs Excesses - see TCs
Additional Driver Charges - see TCs Additional Driver Charges - None Additional Driver Charges - see TCs

International Brands :

Car Hire offices inside the Terminal are located in the centre of the single Airport baggage hall rear wall ( exits ). Cars are parked 10mins., walk to the right of Terminal exit ( clearly signed )

Local Companies :

The smaller local Car Hire companies all operate the same friendly ,but professional, no fuss way : Car is delivered to the main car park P1 just yards away ( or by arrangement your resort ). Individual Meet and greet directly outside baggage hall for handovers ( personel with logo boards ) . Procedure : walk you to your car, explain returns procedure, you check the car/sign off , receive the keys done! .You will need to pay a small < 1 Eur car parking ticket to exit. Quotes price you see is what you will pay. No deposits, pre-paid or on collection ( including cash ) , No CC card pre-charging,Comprehensive Insurance no Excess . Various free of charge services like seats , additional drivers. Many are family companies and have been operational for decades on Menorca.

Always check current conditions

Regional Brands

Wide range of often new vehicles but our advice is be very diligent and look before you book!

Look before you Book!

Avoiding Stress and some common unexpected charges

Most 'Scams' / Pressure selling are generally as a result of not paying enough attention to Terms and Conditions and falling for the low eye grabbing price

Hire Car 'hidden charges' you need to watch out for before booking

Airport Charges An extra charge payable at the airport
Unsociable Hours If you arrive/depart outside 9am-5pm you could be asked to pay extra
Insurance Upgrades You will be asked on arrival to upgrade (no choice/pressure sell) to a higher priced insurance or excess with possible sums taken on a credit card
Return fuel empty You might be charged for a full tank ( at inflated market price + service charges ) which you must return empty. Believe us returning empty is not easy as the island is small! Go for a return full or at same level policy
Undercar Damages Be very vigilent of checking and recording with rental company any 'out of sight' damage to avoid damage charges on credit card ( blocked sums not refunded ) 
Credit Card - pre charged Charges made to card ( Damage, Excess deposits , Fuel , potential Service Charges) that are slow to get refunded-incuring costs

3rd party excess policies bought in home country seem like a good idea but no Car Hire company is obliged to accept them and may still request additional insurances. You will still have to prove the claim and cover the costs while claiming ( you will also need full co-operation of end car hire supplier )

Rentals Pickup : Digital Fuel gauges - make sure the two copies of the Rental contact record how many 'bars' are lit

Returning a Hire car

Good Practices : If the company blocked amounts on a credit card ensure there is a written dated protocol signed by you and company representative that states fuel level and car has been returned in accordance with the terms and that the card amount will be returned within a confirmed period

Airport Address : ME-12 onto Carrer San Clemente ( ME-14 ) , 07712 Mahon GPS 39.8648124,4.2170877

Petrol Stations closest to Airport

A good Hire Car fuel policy means you will need to visit a petrol station as close as possible to Menorca Airport/ Offsite Rental returns station ( usually Mahon trading Estate -Poligno ) . Check out our maps for the direction you will be returning from.

Good Tip Keep receipt as proof of full tanking- the amount will be strong clue and if possible camera phone photo the fuel gauge with receipt visible.

Airport Parking

Large car park ( P1 ) directly in front of Terminal ( initial charge ~45 cents , then charged at ~1.5 cents per minute of your stay for next 30 mins).

Some Tips

Best Refuelling Policy? Menorca is very small so always opt for return full or same amount - never empty.

Once you have that Hire Car you can enjoy a better meal and drinks at nearby San Climent ( Cafe des Pla,Cafeterias) 5min drive from the Airport.

Larger Supermarkets for a first Big Shop and Hipermarkets to buy those holiday items you forgot to pack are less than 5min drive from Airport - shown on the above map

Get to know your Resort's local Petrol station location - might be further than you think and you've used up tank travelling back to Hotel etc !

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