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Brest Airport handles just under a million passengers per annum, and is therefore an important France airport. It is located approximately 10.2km or 6.4 miles from the city centre of Brest, and provides a gateway to this city and the surrounding areas within the department of Finistère. It is also located in the commune of Guipavas, and is very nearby to the areas of Saint-Tudon, Kernoaz, Kereller and Baralan. Brest Airport has the official code of BES, and is known as the Brest Bretagne Airport. It is well equipped with a variety of facilities, including an excellent selection of Brest Airport car hire companies. A hire car is the best way to explore the area, and the most convenient form of transport available from the airport.

The car rental companies of the airport are found within the arrival area of the terminal building, and are easily accessible to all passengers. They include the companies of Avis, Sixt, National, Alamo, Easycar, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Auto Europa. The companies mentioned are internationally recognised, and have many years of experience in providing excellent car hire services. Hertz and Auto Europa are two of the world’s largest car rental networks, each with over 8,000 rental locations across the globe. Hertz is often a popular choice for their vehicles that can be more specifically hired by their makes and models. Europcar is a company present at the majority of European airports, and Sixt is most popular for their innovative services that simplify the car rental process. Alamo has become one of the world’s favourite choices for leisure car travel, while National has been significant in the area of business rentals. Avis and Budget are known for their wide range of vehicle choices and friendly customer services, and Easycar is a great option for all who enjoy all-inclusive rental quotes.

Each car hire company at the airport strives to provide their customers with the highest quality vehicles at the lowest prices, and may include a number of useful options within their quotes, for example, a GPS unit is often included in the rental of many cars from the France car hire companies. Included as well, may be twenty-four hour emergency breakdown services, unlimited mileage, online booking discounts and certain vehicle insurances, such as collision damage waiver and theft protection. Third party liability insurance and fire insurance are usually automatically included in all quotes. It is recommended for all persons hiring a car to arrange for adequate vehicle insurance.

Besides a GPS unit, or satellite navigation system, customers may hire a child seat for their younger family members, or luggage racks should they be required. Seats for children are offered in all sizes, some suitable for infants, and others more appropriate for older children. Although a car seat will cost a few extra Euros, it is required by law in France for all passengers in a vehicle to be wearing seatbelts. Brest Airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers, with adapted toilet facilities, elevators and pavement ramps, and the Brest Airport car rental companies are most often able to provide hand controls for disabled customers. Hand controls are a device used by persons with a lower limb disability, and therefore control the brake and accelerator pedals of automatic vehicles. From Brest Airport, hand controls are available free of charge, but should be reserved at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.

Vehicles hired from Brest Airport come in all shapes and sizes, and may be small and economical, such as the Ford Ka, Renault Twingo and Opel Corsa, or a larger station wagon or van, for example, the Renault Megane SW, VW Passat Variant, Renault Espace or Renault Traffic, a vehicle able to accommodate up to nine travellers. All cars hired are of the latest models, and can be expected to be in good mechanical and overall condition. Vehicles are mainly hired by category, rather than by their specific makes and models, and available categories from the Brest Airport car hire companies include Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Full-size, Premium and SUV. The most affordable choices are Mini and Economy, while Premium vehicles and SUVs are more expensive. One way hires can be arranged for the majority of vehicle categories, and this option allows the customer to return their rented car to a different location, either within the country of France, or even in another country. From Brest Airport, one way hires, in general, will not incur additional charges if returned within the country of France.

Driving to any nearby area from Brest Airport is possible in a rented car, as France has an excellent road network. The main road leading to and from the airport is the D167, which also links to the nearby N12, or E50. The N12 runs west and south to the city of Brest, as well as north-east, to areas which include Plouédern, Landivisiau and Morlaix. The N12 continues east to Saint-Brieuc, and then south-east to Rennes. Another road that can be used for access to Rennes is the N164. The N164 is connected to the N165, which can be taken from Brest city. The N165 continues south and south-east to Quimper, Lorient, Vannes and Nantes. The speed limits to follow in and around Brest are as follows: Urban areas – 50km/h or 30 mph, open roads – 90km/h or 55mph and on motorways and highways – 110km/h or 70 mph.

The Brest Airport car hire company of your choice will provide all further details required for your business or leisure car rental in France.

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