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Béziers is one of the smaller French airports, serving the Aquitaine region of the country, as it handles only just over a hundred thousand passengers per annum. It is located very nearby the town of Béziers, in the Hérault department of France, and although small, is a modern establishment reasonably well equipped for the arrival and departure of its passengers. The airport is referred to as the Béziers Cap d’Agde Airport, and it has the official code of BZR. For arriving passengers in need of transport, there are several Béziers Airport car hire companies available, and they all offer a wide range of hire cars, and excellent car rental rates.

The terminal building of the airport is small and easy to navigate, with an area for departures and arrivals. There are two boarding lounges at the airport, four check-in desks and various other facilities, which include a cash machine, several shops and restaurants and an information desk. Within the arrival area, there are sales and information desks of the car hire companies present, which include Hertz, Europcar, Avis, National, Alamo, Easycar and Auto Europa. From one of these seven car hire companies, passengers are sure to find their ideal business or holiday vehicle, as they all offer many years of experience in the car rental industry, and a variety of cars in all shapes and sizes.

The Béziers Airport car rental companies are not open throughout the day and night, as is the case at larger airports, but they are available to meet almost all arrival flights of the airport, and for the return of keys out-of-office-hours, there are boxes. Passengers should confirm the procedure for out-of-office returns with their car hire company. At the airport, the car parking areas are within easy walking distance of the single terminal building, and the vehicles of the companies are parked directly beside the building as well. Car hire at Béziers Airport is therefore very convenient, simply arrive at the airport and go to the desk of your chosen company to show your drivers license and collect your vehicle.

All the car rental agencies at the airport are international, with thousands of rental locations around the world, and although each with different hire terms and conditions, the renter is generally required to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held a valid drivers license in his/her country for at least a year prior to the rental date. The age requirements for certain car categories may, however, be higher, in particular for larger vehicles or specialty cars, such as convertibles, premium rentals and SUVs. Younger rentals will most likely be able to hire a car from Mini, Economy or Compact vehicle categories, and these may be similar to the Ford Ka, Opel Corsa, Renault Twingo, Fiat Punto and Ford Focus. Younger drivers will also need to pay an additional surcharge for young drivers insurance, which is a small amount applicable to each day of car hire, and to each underage driver listed on the car rental agreement. Underage drivers are considered to be below the age of 25.

Other documents needed for car rental at Béziers Airport include a major credit card and a valid passport or identification document. Customers, depending on their country of residence, may also require an International Driving Permit. Most licenses printed in English are accepted, but it is best to confirm with your car hire company in advance if an additional license will be required. The car rental companies at the airport usually accept the credit cards of American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and Visa.

For the majority of vehicle categories available, passengers can arrange one way hires, and therefore return their vehicle to a different rental location. One way hires are often chosen by those who wish to travel more extensively, and who will be leaving the country from another airport location. Hired cars may be driven anywhere in France, and may also be taken to most other European countries, even to the United Kingdom and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, provided that they are returned to the mainland. However, one way hires returned to a different country may incur additional charges. Examples of some family sized cars at Béziers Airport include the VW Passat, Peugeot 3008, Renault Megane Estate and for seven passengers, the Ford S-Max, Ford Galaxy and VW Sharan. There may even be larger vans available, such as the Renault Traffic for nine.

Passengers should book their hire car from Béziers Airport in advance, in order to ensure its availability, and will need to reserve any additional items of equipment required in advance as well. These items may include a satellite navigation system, child seats and luggage racks. A GPS or a seat for younger travellers will cost a few extra Euros per day; however, they are essential items for safe and easy travelling in unfamiliar territory. For disabled passengers arriving at Béziers, hand controls are available from the majority of car hire companies, and this device can be requested free of charge. Hand controls should be reserved at least 48 hours prior to your arrival at the airport, as they will need to be fitted to the vehicle.

In a rented car from one of the Béziers Airport car hire companies is the best way to explore this intriguing area of France, and the easiest way to reach all the wonderful attractions of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Further details are available from your car rental company at the airport.

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