Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located on the northern side of Paris, and is approximately 25 km, or 16 miles from the centre of the city. It is a very large and busy airport, as in terms of passenger traffic, it is ranked as the seventh busiest in the world. The airport is the largest in France, with over 58 million passengers per annum. Also known as the Roissy Airport, Charles de Gaulle has multiple terminals, which are all equipped with extensive facilities for arriving and departing passengers. Passengers also have a number of transport options, including the Charles de Gaulle Airport car hire companies, such as Sixt. Sixt is one of the leading providers of car rental services in the world, and are very popular for their excellent customer services.
Charles de Gaulle Airport consists of three main terminals, referred to as Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Terminals 1 and 2 are the largest buildings, with several satellites and sub-terminals, while Terminal 3 is a single hall, and is used by charter and low-cost airline carriers. Sections of Terminal 2 are exclusively used by Air France, the airline carrier for which the airport is a major hub. Sixt Charles de Gaulle Airport can be found in Terminal 1, as well as the terminals of 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. In Terminal 1, the rental counters of Sixt are located on the arrivals level, at entrance 16. This is the airport’s first and main terminal building. In Terminal 2E and 2F, Sixt is found at entrance 4, on the arrivals level, and in the other terminals, is available from their agency which faces the shopping level between sectors A, B, C and D of the terminal. At this rental location, Sixt is available for customers from the first to the last flight, but can also possibly accept returns twenty-four hours a day.
Sixt is a popular car rental company for their unique services available to customers with a Sixt Express Card. This card is available for all renters, frequent and occasional, and allows customers to bypass the rental counters by using the Sixt Quick-Check-In terminals found at many of the Sixt rental locations. Customers with an existing reservation can then create their own rental agreements in just three easy steps. Sixt Express Card holders can also more easily hire a car over the phone, with the Sixt Mobile-Check-In service, and online, with the Sixt Online-Check-In service. Additional types of Sixt Express Cards include the Sixt Ladies Card, whereby ladies can benefit from their partner’s corporate rental rates, and the Sixt Gold Card, which has even more benefits for frequent renters.
At Charles de Gaulle Airport, hand controls from Sixt may be available for disabled drivers, and one way hires are a popular option for anyone who is not returning to the airport. Hand controls are used on certain types of automatic vehicles, and should be reserved in advance, and from Charles de Gaulle Airport, one way hires can be returned to any location within France, or even in another country, but rentals delivered to further locations may incur additional costs. Families with young children can also hire child seats, and all who are unfamiliar with the Paris area, will find a satellite navigation system from Sixt to be most useful.
A satellite navigation system is even included in the rental of certain cars from Sixt, at Charles de Gaulle Airport. These vehicles include the automatic Mercedes-Benz Classe E, the BMW 525/530, Audi A7 and the Mercedes-Benz Classe S / CLS. The BMW Serie 5 Touring is an estate car which comes with a satellite navigation system, and is ideal for up to five passengers, three large luggage items and three smaller items of luggage. Drivers of all these cars are required to be at least 25 years of age, and to have held their drivers license for at least three years prior to the rental date. The majority of the Charles de Gaulle Airport car rental companies accept licenses which are printed in a Roman alphabet, but in some cases, an International Driving Permit may be required.
Vehicles from Sixt which have a minimum age requirement of just 21 are the Smart For Two (ideal just for two), the Fiat 500, Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, VW Polo and Seat Ibiza. Although smaller vehicles, they can seat up to four passengers, and come with excellent rental rates. They are also considered to be environmentally friendly, and fuel efficient. Other types of estate cars from Sixt are similar to the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, the Ford Mondeo Turnier and the VW Passat Variant, while MPV’s for five passengers include the Opel Zafira, VW Touran and Ford Focus C-Max. For larger groups of seven or nine passengers, vans similar to the Ford Galaxy, VW Sharan and Renault Trafic can be hired.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is a very busy location, and passengers are therefore recommended to rent a car in advance, by either contacting Sixt directly, or online, from one of the Sixt car rental websites. Many people nowadays with an internet connection find that online is the easiest and most convenient way to secure their ideal holiday or business vehicle. Sixt, at Charles de Gaulle Airport, can provide all further details required.
Paris Roissy CDG Airport
95711 Paris Roissy
Telephone Number: 0033-8-20007498
Fax Number: 0033-1-55025991