Europcar Car Rental at Grenoble
Europcar Grenoble Airport
Grenoble Airport is found in the Isère department of France, and approximately 2.5km of the commune Saint-Etienne-de-Geoirs. It is also nearby the city of Grenoble, and is therefore often referred to as the Grenoble-Saint-Geoirs Airport. The airport is served by several airline companies, including Easyjet, Ryanair, Aurigny Air Services and Transavia, and flights arrive from a variety of local and international destinations. Arriving passengers can travel by bus or taxi to their residence, hotel or business, but many prefer to rent a car, from one of the Grenoble Airport car hire companies. Europcar is one of these companies, and is a very respected service provider. Europcar is trusted to deliver high quality vehicles, and low car rental rates.
At Grenoble Airport, there is a fairly new terminal building, which was completed in 2002, and it features an arrival and departure area, as well as all facilities required by arriving and departing passengers. The terminal is also easy to navigate, with all facilities within walking distance, and Europcar Grenoble Airport can be found just outside the main terminal building, along with a couple of other car hire companies. A vehicle is best rented from this location by persons who are planning to visit one of the many ski resorts in the area, or those who would like to explore the lovely lakes and countryside surrounding Grenoble city. A rented car can also easily be driven in all the nearby cities, such as Grenoble and Lyon, which is just a forty-five minute drive away. Chambery is another popular place to visit nearby, just an hour’s drive from the airport. It is recommended to reserve your vehicle from Europcar in advance of your arrival at the airport, as car hire can be in high demand.
Europcar offers vehicles in all shapes and sizes, and all come with rental rates which include the licenses and fees applicable to the vehicle and rental location, the airport surcharge and VAT. Customers also have the choice of adding various types of insurances to their quote, and may rent extra pieces of equipment for their journey, such as child seats and satellite navigation systems. In general, smaller cars are the most affordable, but are only suitable for up to four passengers with relatively small amounts of luggage to carry. Families who need more spacious interiors should hire a larger vehicle. In the Mini, Economy and Compact categories, Europcar offers smaller sized vehicles similar to the Renault Twingo, Peugeot 207, Volkswagen Polo and the Renault Megane. These cars are eco-friendly, and fuel efficient. They are also easily driven by anyone familiar with a stick-shift (manual) transmission.
Vehicles often hired by families from the Grenoble Airport car rental companies include the Renault Laguna, a larger sedan vehicle, the Renault Scenic and the Renault Grand Scenic. There are also more elegant vehicles available, such as the Mercedes Classe C, found in the Premium category. Some of the vans which are available from Europcar include the Mercedes Vito for up to nine passengers. All cars from Europcar are only of the latest models, and are hired with twenty-four hour emergency roadside assistance. They also have unlimited mileage.
Grenoble Airport is well equipped with a variety of facilities, and there are plenty of amenities to ensure the comfort of passengers with reduced mobility challenges. There are reserved parking spaces, pavement ramps, special check-in desks, lowered public phones and adapted toilet facilities. From Europcar, hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and this device is used on automatic cars in order to operate the brake and accelerator pedals. It is therefore ideal for use by persons with a lower limb disability. For passengers arriving on flights at Grenoble Airport, hand controls are free of charge. Another service offered is Europcar one way hires, and this option is ideal for travellers who are not returning to Grenoble Airport, as the car can be delivered to another rental location. From Grenoble Airport, one way hires may be more expensive, depending on to where the vehicle is returned.
The car hire companies at this rental location require the primary renter to be 21 years of age, however, Europcar may require their customers to be just 18 years of age. All persons who will be driving the vehicle will need to show their valid driving license. This license must have been issued to the person at least a year prior to the rental date. Customers of Europcar may also need to show their travel documents and return airline ticket, and a major credit car will be needed to pay for the rental. Cards generally accepted by the majority of car hire companies are American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa, and some companies have their own charge cards as well. Keep in mind that all drivers under the age of 25 will pay higher rental rates, for young driver fees.
All further information is available from Europcar, Grenoble Airport.
Saint Geoirs Aeroport
38590 Grenoble St Geoirs
Telephone Number: +33 476934011
Fax Number: +33 0476655452