Renting a Vehicle will get you to little villages, secluded beaches and historic places you’d never see otherwise. Many of the best jaunts you will visit in Spain will be by car. Getting wheels is worth the effort it takes.
Always check with the Cheap Car Rental agency beforehand to make sure you have the proper documents for driving in Spain. For Americans, agencies usually only require a valid passport (that means within the six month travel period allotted to Americans for travel in Europe) and a driver’s license. For Europeans your Drivers licence should be ok.
There are no regular scheduled or charter flights but it is popular for general aviation. It is in effect an aerodrome open to national and international (Schengen only). There is no Customs or Passport clearance here so it is not able to receive aeroplanes from a non EC member country nor able to offer passport clearance for travellers from non Schengen signatory countries.
It has about 20.000 passenger movements a year. Mainly private charters, pilots school, military, crop spraying and organ transplants for the Riena Sophia hospital in the city. Naturally development of the airport is considered vital for the development of the city. The present runway is 1380m by 45m. The terminal building is open from 08.00 and closes at times to suit demand.
On the 10th May 1910 an aviator named Barrier flew from a field next to the Electro Mechanical factory. The site was used in the civil war but it was not until 1958 when an airport was opened and Aviaco started a route to Madrid with a twelve seater Heron and later a DC-3. Jerez was the next destination. The city council was forced to subsidise the unprofitable venture until 1967. In 1969 a Malaga – Cordoba – Madrid route was established with regional council subsidy until 1980. The terminal building was refurbished in 1980. Air Condal also tried a Palma de Majorca route for two years in 1985.
Some Cheap Rent a Car companies will hit your wallet for gas, kilometers, insurance, and additional drivers. Be sure to read the contact. Check this company to check best prices from a huge variety of Rent a Car companies in Spain.
You have to Read the small print and sign off on the dents and scratches on the car you rent. Mark the faults, dents or scrarches beforehand on piece of paper that includes a small illustration of a car and show to the office before leaving the Cordoba Airport office.
Always lock your doors, and do not leave your suitcase, purse, camera bag, or anything else of value in plain sight in your parked rental car. If you are unsure about what the rules are or where you can park in Cordoba, the best bet is to put your ride in a garage and pay a bit more.
Don’t forget to fill the car up (and with the right fuel!). Gas is self-service in Spain. You pay inside or at the pump with either a credit card or Euros.