Auto Europe Carcassonne Airport

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Auto Europe Carcassonne Airport

Carcassonne Airport is a French airport that serves the city of Carcassonne, and all other towns and areas located in the Aude department of the country. It is otherwise known as the Salvaza Airport, the Carcassonne Salvaza Airport or as the Carcassonne en Pays Cathare Airport. It is also allocated the official airport code of CCF. The main airline carrier for the airport is Ryanair, offering flights to Brussels, Dublin, Liverpool, London and Porto, amongst other destinations. Buses and taxis are available for transport of arriving passengers, but a hire car from a company such as Auto Europe Carcassonne Airport is a much better way to travel. Auto Europe is a favourite car rental company at thousands of locations across Europe, and offers some of the best rental rates.

Carcassonne Airport handles approximately 450,000 passengers per annum, and consists of a single terminal building. The terminal has sections for arrivals and departures, and many useful facilities for the needs of all passengers. They include a restaurant and a few shops, an ATM, banking and currency exchange services, a VIP lounge, meeting rooms and payphones. The car hire companies are signposted from the baggage reclaim area, and are within easy walking distance of all airport facilities. Auto Europe is open to meet the arrival flights of the airport, and their vehicles can be hired directly over the rental counters, however, it is recommended to make an advanced reservation, in order to ensure your ideal vehicle’s availability. A reservation is most easily achieved online, from the various websites that support Auto Europe car hire bookings.

The Carcassonne Airport car hire companies offer vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and from Auto Europe, customers will choose a vehicle category, rather than a car by its specific make and model. The following categories are available from this rental location:  Mini, Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Fullsize, SUV, Premium and Luxury. In general, smaller cars are much more affordable than larger models, or cars which are considered as specialty vehicles, such as those found in the Premium and Luxury categories, and similar to the Citroen C6 and Mercedes E Class. The most popular vehicles hired are similar to the Peugeot 107, Renault Twingo, Volkswagen Golf, Fiat Punto, Ford Focus, Renault Scenic, Peugeot 207 and the Peugeot 308 Wagon. These cars are found in the Mini, Economy and Compact categories, and seat between four and five passengers. They are also light on fuel and easy to drive.

Slightly larger vehicles from Auto Europe include the Peugeot 407, Peugeot 3008 Crossover, Ford Mondeo, Renault Laguna, Citroen C5, VW Touran, Opel Astra Sport Tourer and the Mercedes C Class. These vehicles are found in the Midsize and Fullsize categories, and are ideal for family or business travellers. Some have an automatic transmission, while others are simply operated by stickshift (manual transmission). They all come with air conditioning, and many other desirable features. Fullsize vehicles, as well as those found in the Standard category, could be similar to the Renault Espace, Citroen Grand Picasso, Mercedes Viano and the Renault Traffic, which are all minivans able to accommodate between five and nine passengers. Vans are ideal for groups of travellers.

Along with vehicles hired from the Carcassonne Airport car rental companies, customers can choose additional items of equipment, such as satellite navigation systems, luggage racks, child seats and hand controls for disabled drivers. Although most items will cost a few extra Euro per day of hire, from Carcassonne Airport, hand controls are available free of charge, however, the device should always be reserved in advance. Auto Europe’s hand controls are used on certain types of automatic vehicles, and may include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. Auto Europe one way hires may also be arranged for all vehicles, and this option allows the customer to return their vehicle to a location other than Carcassonne Airport. One way hires are usually free of charge if the vehicle is returned within the same country as it was collected.

Auto Europe’s vehicle quotes can be basic or all-inclusive, depending on the type of vehicle category. The basic rate covers mandatory public liability insurance, fire insurance and VAT, while the all-inclusive rate covers the same, as well as optional collision damage waiver insurance and optional theft insurance. All quotes will also include unlimited mileage for your holiday or business trip. Quotes will not include any mandatory tax/registration fees applicable to the vehicle or rental location.

Auto Europe, at Carcassonne Airport, require their primary renters to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held a valid drivers license in their country of residence for a minimum period of one year prior to the rental date. A major credit card will also be needed for payment of the rental period. Accepted credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard and Visa. Customers should contact Auto Europe for all further enquiries.

From North America only:
Tel +1 207 842 2000 
Fax +1 207 842-2222 
1-888-223-5555 toll-free

Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europe’s website, at