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Hertz Lourdes Tarbes Airport

Lourdes Airport is commonly referred to as the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport, due to its location halfway between the two communes of Tarbes and Lourdes, which are found in the Hautes-Pyrenees department of France. The airport is approximately 10km from both of the cities, and it is an important gateway for the area, serving just over 430,000 passengers per annum. It is mostly charter flights which operate from the airport, but a few scheduled flights operate throughout the year as well, to local and international destinations. Passengers will find many useful facilities within the terminal building, including car hire companies, such as Hertz Lourdes Airport. Hertz is a popular choice of car rental company at many French airports, and one of the main service providers in the world.

Hertz is found at Lourdes Airport in the single terminal building, just across from the arrival hall, and on the ground floor, which is where the baggage reclaim halls are found. Departure proceedings of the airport are handled from the upper level. The terminal building of Lourdes Airport is modern and well designed for efficiency, with facilities that include bars and restaurants, airport shops, duty-free shops, ATMs, a mail box, travel agents and general information counters. Hertz is not open twenty-four hours a day at this airport location, but the following times can be used as a guideline: Monday – 08:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00, Tuesday to Thursday – 08:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00, Friday from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00. Hertz is closed on Sundays, and passengers arriving on public holidays should confirm if the office will be open.

Although Hertz is not open every hour of every day, passengers could still possibly arrange to return their vehicle out-of-office hours if it is necessary. Upon return of the vehicle, drivers should look out for the car hire ‘location’ car park. However, customers may also be able to arrange a Hertz one way hire, and take their rented cars to another Hertz location when the rental contract expires. Rented cars can be driven to all parts of the country, and may even be able to travel in other European countries, such as nearby Spain, Italy and Switzerland. The borders of Spain are just south of Lourdes Airport. One way hires from Hertz are also referred to as the Hertz Rent-It-Here and Leave-It-There service, and may require an advanced reservation. It is also best to confirm with Hertz if additional charges will be applicable.

For the collection of a rented car from the Lourdes Airport car rental companies, and from Hertz, the primary renter and all additional drivers on the contract will need to be present in person, and will need to show their valid drivers licenses. Most licenses are accepted, but sometimes an International Driving Permit will be required. For a Hertz reservation, customers will also need to provide their flight number, and be at least 21 years of age. They must have driven with a license issued in their country for at least a year prior to the rental date, and have a major credit card for payment. Drivers younger than 25 will pay a little extra per day for young drivers insurance, and may only be able to hire cars from certain categories. This is the usual case at the majority of car hire companies.

At Lourdes Airport car hire customers of Hertz can rent child seats for their younger family members and can hire ski-equipped vehicles, as the airport is a gateway to the twelve wonderful ski resorts at the nearby mountains. Hertz hand controls may also be available, and are ideal for use by those with a lower limb disability, as they are designed to operate the brake and accelerator pedals. They are available on certain types of automatic vehicles. From Lourdes Airport, hand controls and all other items of equipment should be reserved in advance. Hand controls will be free of charge, but child seats or satellite navigation systems cost a bit extra per day of hire.

Hertz is popular for their large choice of vehicles which can be more specifically hired by make and model, rather than simply by car category, which is usually the only option from most car hire companies. The Hertz Green, Fun and Prestige Collections each contain a number of vehicles that are hired by make and model, and are ideal choices for those who like to know exactly which car they will be driving. Green cars are eco-friendly and fuel efficient, Fun cars are as their name suggests, ‘fun’, and Prestige vehicles are often hired by those who prefer or need a more elegant ride. Examples of cars in all these categories are the VW Polo, Renault Megane Clio SW, Smart For Two, Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, BMW Series 1 Convertible, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, VW Tourareg, Mercedes S350 CDI and the Mercedes Viano (a larger van for nine passengers).

Customers of Hertz can also hire cars from the Standard Car category, which may be similar to the Chevrolet Spark, Peugeot 107, Opel Astra, Renault Megane, Mini One, Ford C-Max or Opel Insignia. Smaller cars are usually with a lower price tag, but sometimes a larger vehicle is more suitable, and therefore, Hertz has a category with 4WDs, SUVs and Minivans. Examples of cars in this category include the Peugeot 5008, Citroen C8, Chevrolet Captiva and the Opel Vivaro. The Citroen is ideal for up to eight passengers, while the Vivaro is a little larger.

At Lourdes Airport, Hertz will be happy to assist you with all further enquiries regarding their rented cars and rental services.

Address:
Lourdes-Tarbes Airport
Aeroport d’Ossun
Tarbes (Ossun) 65380
France

Telephone Number: 05 62 93 14 99

Fax Number: 05 62 51 32 75

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