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Avis Bordeaux Mérignac Airport

Avis is one of the quality car hire services available at Bordeaux Airport. Bordeaux Airport handles international and domestic flights from a single, multi-level terminal building. The terminal is divided into two sections, Hall A and Hall B, which are connected by a covered walkway. All the car rental counters can be found in the arrivals area. Other car hire companies available at Bordeaux Airport, besides Avis, include Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National, Alamo and Sixt.

Avis, at Bordeaux Airport, is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00. On Saturdays their hours are from 07:30 to 22:00, while on Sunday they operate from 08:00 to 23:00. At this location, the primary renter is required to be at least 21 years old in order to rent a vehicle. However, certain car categories require the renter to be at least 25 years old. These categories are E (Full Size), F (Standard), G (Convertible), and M, N and O (Vans). A Young Driver fee applies to drivers who are under the age of 25, and is applicable at a charge per day of rental up to a maximum of ten days.

Primary renters may pay for their car hire period with any of the major credit cards. Major credit cards are American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Eurocard and Visa. Visa does not however include Kyriel, Maestro, Indigo or Electron. Avis Charge Cards are accepted as a method of payment, but no debit cards are accepted.

Besides from at Avis’ Bordeaux Airport location, customers can select their ideal rental vehicle from Avis’ website. The address is, and this website has a comprehensive list of all the vehicles available for hire at Bordeaux Airport. The vehicles are divided into approximately twelve different categories, and one of these categories must be selected for your rental, rather than a specific make and model of vehicle. The Renault Twingo is an example of a vehicle in the Subcompact category, and these vehicles are able to seat four people, have a manual transmission and three doors. Compact vehicles include the Citroen DS3, and these vehicles also have three doors. A popular car class amongst many renters is the Economy category. These are vehicles with five doors, enough space for five passengers, and a bit of extra room for luggage. Examples include the Opel Corsa IV and the Citroen C3.

Larger vehicles ideal for average sized families are available in the Intermediate and Standard Size categories. They are generally able to seat five people, but there are larger vehicles available in the Intermediate category, which are able to accommodate up to seven people, such as the Citroen Grand Picasso C4. Vehicles in the Standard category include the Mercedes Class C. Those travelers who really need space for a larger number of passengers can choose from the Intermediate Van, Full Size Van and Van categories. These vehicles can comfortably seat up to seven or nine occupants, and have plenty of room for luggage. They include the Opel Zafira, Renault Espace and Renault Traffic Combi.

Avis offers numerous benefits for their loyal customers, such as the membership of Avis Preferred. This is a program that is free to join by anyone who is 23 years of age or older. Avis Preferred members will have their paperwork pre-prepared ready for their arrival, enjoy VIP treatment at the Avis Preferred counters, and have their rented vehicles parked in the most convenient spaces. Some Avis locations will also have a dedicated cabin in the car park for your vehicle, and the keys waiting in your car so that you can bypass the counter. You will be able to access all your details online, and can make use of a dedicated call centre reservation line.

When hiring a vehicle from Avis, at Bordeaux Airport, you can also hire a variety of other useful items. These may include a baby safety seat, child booster seat or satellite navigation system. Child seats are very important to have, as there are strict road rules which require all passengers in the vehicle to wear a seatbelt, and a navigation system is marvelous to have to ensure that you reach your destination with ease.

All Avis vehicles will have a full tank of fuel at the beginning of the rental period, but there are three options in regards to fuel when returning the vehicle. Fuel Up Front is the first option, and this is when you will buy a full tank of fuel ahead of your rental period. You will not need to re-fuel the vehicle before returning it. The second option is Pay On Return, and here you will not buy a full tank like in the first option, but you can still return the vehicle empty. Re-fueling service charges will apply in this scenario. Thirdly, you can Bring Back Full, which is when you will fill the tank before returning the vehicle and avoid any further fuel charges from Avis.

Avis, at Bordeaux Airport, will be happy to assist with any other information required about their rental procedures and policies. Simply contact them using the below details, or visit their website.


Mérignac Airport
Bordeaux, 33700

Phone Number: (33) 05 5634 3822

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