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Europcar Biarritz Airport

Biarritz Airport is known as the Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, due to its location in the near vicinity of these three large towns in France, and is also often referred to as the Parme Airport. It has the official airport code of BIQ, and handles around one million passengers per annum. Biarritz Airport is located just 5km, or 3 miles southeast of Biarritz, which is a town on the south-western coastline of the country. The airport is well equipped for the needs of all its passengers, and offers various forms of transport, however, a rented car is often considered as the best way to travel, and there are several Biarritz Airport car rental companies available. Europcar is one of these companies, and many passengers choose Europcar for their competitive car hire rates.

Passengers arriving at Biarritz Airport will find a single terminal building, and the car hire companies in the arrival hall. There are also car hire buildings outside, nearby the car parking areas of the airport. The airport is open during weekdays from 05:30 to 23:00, on Saturdays from 05:30 to 22:30 and on Sundays from 06:00 to 23:00. Auto Europe is available during most of these hours, seven days a week, and greets the majority of arrival flights at the airport. To Biarritz Airport, flights are mainly offered from other French airports, such as Marseille, Paris and Lyon, but a few flights arrive from London as well. The main airline companies in operation include Air France, Easyjet and Ryanair.

Europcar Biarritz Airport offers a wide range of vehicles for hire, all of which are only of the latest models, and on average, no older than six months. They are therefore in excellent condition, and customers can expect to have no mechanical problems with their hired car. However, should a breakdown occur, Europcar’s free twenty-four hour emergency assistance will be able to help, and another vehicle will be provided if required. Customers of Europcar enjoy all-inclusive rental rates, which cover the cost of licenses and fees associated with the vehicle or rental location, the mandatory surcharge which is applicable to all rentals commending from airports and VAT. Insurance costs can also be added to the rental quote should it be required by the customer. When booking your vehicle from Europcar, always supply your flight number, so that they will wait for you should your flight be delayed.

Smaller cars from Europcar have a manual transmission, and are similar to the Renault Twingo, Peugeot 207 and Volkswagen Polo, which is also a vehicle that uses diesel. Customers must use the correct type of fuel for their rented cars; otherwise, additional costs for having the engine cleaned could be included in their rental agreement. Smaller vehicle models come with the lowest rental rates, and are fuel efficient, which also helps to save money. Cars with an automatic transmission are used for disabled drivers who have requested the use of hand controls. Europcar hand controls are ideal for individuals with a lower limb disability, and are available free of charge. However, from Biarritz Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance, as they will need to be fitted for the renter before his/her arrival.

The Renault Megane and Renault Laguna are larger sedan models suitable for up to five passengers, and the Renault Espace has a capacity for seven passengers. Ideal family cars also include the Renault Scenic, Peugeot Partner and Mercedes Classe C, which is a Premium vehicle. Groups of travellers can hire the Mercedes Vito, with nine places, but this car should be reserved in advance, as it is subject to low availability, and its booking will be confirmed by Europcar within 48 hours of the request. Europcar one way hires are available for the majority of vehicle categories, and are convenient for customers who plan to travel more extensively, as they allow the vehicle to be returned to a different rental location. From Biarritz Airport, one way hires returned within the country of France do not usually incur an additional expense.

The Biarritz Airport car hire companies mostly require the primary renter to be at least 21 years of age, but Europcar offers their vehicles to anyone just 18 years of age or older. The primary renter, and all additional drivers listed on the rental contract, will need to show a valid drivers license when collecting the vehicle, and a major credit card will be required in order to pay for the car hire period. Cards accepted by Europcar are American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Although 18 is the minimum age requirement, drivers younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates, for young drivers insurance.

Frequent and occasional renters can apply for one of Europcar’s Privilege options, and enjoy a wide array of benefits each time a rented car is needed, from any one of Europcar’s thousands of rental locations around the world. Occasional renters will be guaranteed the application of company rates and will be entitled to discounts at certain hotels in Europcar, and more frequent renters will receive priority counter service, pre-printed rental agreements and many more exclusive benefits that simplify the car rental process. All further information is available on Europcar’s website, or customers can contact Europcar, at Biarritz Airport, at the below mentioned details.

Address:        Aeroport Biarritz Anglet Bayonne
                      Esplanade De L’Europe
                      64600 Biarritz Anglet

Telephone Number:    +33 559438020

Fax Number:        +33 0559438029

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