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    Car Hire at Murcia Train Station - Discovering the Costa Cálida

    Murcia Train Station (known as Murcia del Carmen station) is very conveniently located just to the south of the city centre. Originally built in 1863, this impressive traditionally-styled station features two main platforms allowing access to its three lines. The station caters for several long-distance services, most notably the route to Madrid with a journey time of less than four hours five times a day, while the journey to Zaragoza takes just under six hours. Other popular routes to and from Murcia Train Station include Barcelona, Cartagena and Valencia. It also serves Altaria trains, which are uniquely high-speed long-distance trains designed with gauge changing technology enabling them to travel on both standard and high-speed rails to reach speeds of up to 200kph. The Altaria connects Murcia with Madrid and other key destinations in southern Spain, most notably Algeciras and Granada.

    The station also serves as a major public transportation hub for locals and visitors alike trying to get from A to B as quickly as possible. Plenty of bus routes stop right outside the main/ entrance/exit, one of which (the number 39) leads straight to the city's enchanting historic centre. Visitors will find plenty of local attractions in close proximity to the station, such as the very popular El Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua (the Museum of Science and Water), which is just a 10-minute walk north-west of Murcia Train Station. The station is also well located for people planning to spend some time in Calle Trapería where many of the city's best restaurants and tapas bars can be found. Currently, there is no train or underground station at Murcia Airport, but Jetbus takes passengers to the bus station in Murcia (tickets cost around 5 euros per person) departing from opposite the airport terminal.

    With a car hire from Murcia Train Station, visitors can enjoy the best of the city before embarking on a tour of the beautiful Costa Cálida (which means 'warm coast' in English), a 250-kilometre-long stretch of golden Mediterranean coastline. Two wonderful expanses of protected countryside exist a short drive from Murcia, namely the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas and the Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata-Níjar, which are located inland and on the coast, respectively. Murcia is also situated within very easy striking distance of some of the most famous resorts in the whole of mainland Spain, such as Alicante and Benidorm, both vibrant seaside resorts through the year. Of equal interest is the magnificent city of Granada which a direct motorway drive from Murcia along the A7 and A92N.

    When you book a cheap car rental at Murcia Train Station with Auto Europe you are guaranteed the widest choice of vehicles and cheapest prices of any other vehicle supplier, not just in Spain but elsewhere in the world. By working with all the world’s leading car rental suppliers, we can always find you the right car for your trip in the Murcia area, whether it's for a few days' city sightseeing or an extended road-trip around the picturesque Costa Cálida region. If you need help planning your trip or confirming your booking, please feel free to call our rental specialists a call on +44 123 3225 114 who are always more than happy to find you the best deal. Please also take a look at the user ratings and comments posted by previous Auto Europe customers on our Murcia car hire reviews page.

    Station Information

    Murcia Train Station is located in Plaza de la Industria, one of the most centrally located main squares in the city. It was inaugurated in 1862 by Queen Isabel II on a journey she made between Cartagena and Murcia, with the line opening for regular commercial business in February the following year. Officially known as the Estación de Murcia del Carmen, it handles a large amount of rail traffic from all over southern Spain and beyond. Although the station was initially designed as an auxiliary installation, its original blueprint was adapted to make it a fully independent two-story, rectangular building of eclectic style, with some interesting ornamental elements such as balconies with Mudejar style banisters, a shield (on the rear façade) and an impressive clock (main façade) between scrolls and garlands on top of the upper cornice. The combination of bricks (the predominant material) and other elements used to finish the openings, angles and cornices, Murcia Train Station stands as a strikingly colourful building and one of the inner city's architectural landmarks.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Murcia Train Station

    You'll find the companies offering car hire at Murcia Train Station in very close proximity in Calle Industria, the main street adjacent to the station building. When you arrive to collect your vehicle, please make sure you have all the necessary documents with you, such as your driving licence, credit card and car hire voucher.

    Avis Car Hire at Murcia Train Station Avis at Murcia Train Station
    Calle Industria S/N
    Murcia, Spain 30002

    +34 968201962
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-1pm/4-7pm and Sat 9am-1pm (closed Sun)
    Budget Car Hire at Murcia Station Budget at Murcia Station
    Calle Industria S/N
    Murcia, Soain 30002

    +34 968201962
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 9am-1pm/4-7pm and Sat 9am-1pm (closed Sun)

    Station facilities

    Despite being quite a small railway station, Murcia del Carmen has a good range of facilities on its premises in order to cater sufficiently for the large number of passengers passing through, especially in the peak summer months. Visitors will find cafés, bars and some places to eat a full meal, along with cashpoint machines and a newsagent, etc. Being located in a large and modern city, the station also has the right amenities to grant full access to all its passengers with limited mobility. There are Atendo (attendant) services within the station and most of the building is largely wheelchair accessible, with elevators serving platforms 1 and 2 from the underground hallway that connects the platforms, as well as reserved parking spaces and accessible restrooms.

    How to get to and from Murcia station

    Murcia is well served by major motorways linking the city with the rest of Spain by road, so drivers won't have any problems getting around with their car rental at Murcia Train Station. The main motorways connecting with Murcia are the A3 (connects Madrid and Albacete with Murcia), A7 (connects Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante with Murcia) and the A7 (connects Andalusia with Murcia). The station is just a little way off the heart of the city centre, meaning that its nice and accessible, even during the morning and evening rush-hours. Murcia has a large fleet of city buses that enables visitors to get around the city centre and its surroundings easily and comfortably. The city also has 18 kilometres of modern tram lines which connect the northern area of Murcia (universities, large shopping and leisure centres and residential areas) with the city centre.

    Parking tips

    When you rent a car at Murcia Train Station, you'll find that parking in the centre and other popular parts of the city is mostly regulated by parking meters, for which you will be required to purchase a ticket. Murcia's blue parking zone allows you to park for a maximum of 250 minutes while the green zone is limited to 150 minutes. The city has a large number of car parks, many of which are close to the railway station, such as the one located at Plaza de la Industria. Other car parks with plenty of spaces in good spots near the station and many of Murcia's main tourist attractions include Parking Libertad (Av. Libertad, 1), Parking Alfonso X (Alfonso X el Sabio, 14), Parking La Fuensanta (Plaza de San Agustín, 1), Parking La Vega (Cronista Carlos Valcárcel, 3), Parking Excelsior (C/ Simón García, 56) and Parking Saba - Estación De Tren (C/ Industria).

    Useful links

    Murcia Tourist Info