Auto Europa La Rochelle Airport

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Auto Europa La Rochelle Airport

La Rochelle Airport is found in western France, and is a small airport serving the city of La Rochelle, and all other areas within the Charente-Maritime department of the country. The airport, although small, has numerous flights arriving from various international destinations, and is served by several airline companies, for example, Air France, Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe. It is also known as the Laleu Airport, with the official code of LRH. Arriving passengers can travel by bus or taxi to their next destination, or rent a car, from a company such as Auto Europa La Rochelle Airport. Auto Europa is one of the leading car rental companies in the world, and have quality vehicles for their customers to drive.

A rented car from one of the La Rochelle Airport car hire companies is the ideal form of transport for visiting all the wonderful attractions the area has to offer. Vehicles can easily be driven in the city of La Rochelle, on the island of Ile de Ré, as well as to various other towns and cities nearby. Motorists will travel the N237 from the airport to the city or the D735 to the island. The N237 also provides access to areas further south of La Rochelle, such as Rochefort, and to areas northeast of the airport, such as Niort. Particularly nearby the airport are the areas of Lagord, Les Portes Océanes and Nieul-sur-Mer. The car hire companies of La Rochelle Airport, including Auto Europa, can be found in the airport’s single terminal building, nearby the arrival area. Auto Europa is open to meet all arrival flights of the airport.

Auto Europa has been trusted by thousands of people around the world to provide quality vehicles for hire, and are known for their competitive car rental rates. They have over 8,000 rental locations in more than 130 countries, and have been in existence since 1954. From Auto Europa, customers can choose either a basic or all-inclusive rental quote. If insurance is required, the all-inclusive quote would be best, as it covers the costs of collision damage waiver insurance and theft protection insurance. Both quotes will cover the costs of public liability insurance, fire insurance and VAT. Keep in mind that the quote will not cover the surcharge for rentals which commence at airport locations, or for tax/registration fees which will need to be paid locally. Most vehicles from Auto Europa, besides some convertibles and luxury models, include unlimited mileage as well.

Vehicles from the majority of the La Rochelle Airport car rental companies are hired by category, rather than by their specific makes and models, and are priced accordingly as well. In general, the cars in the Economy and Compact categories have lower rental rates, and are smaller vehicle models, ideal for four or five passengers, and an item or two of luggage. They will be similar to the Peugeot 107, Peugeot 207, Opel Astra, Ford Focus, Citroen C3, Citroen Berlingo and Fiat Punto. They also have a manual transmission, and usually come with air conditioning. Families in need of more spacious vehicles should rather choose the Midsize, Standard or Fullsize categories, as they contain vehicles similar to the Peugeot 407, Ford Mondeo, Citroen C5 and Citroen C4 Picasso. Vans can also be hired from Auto Europa, and are vehicles which can seat seven people, such as the Citroen C8 and Ford Galaxy, or even nine passengers, such as the Citroen Jumper.

From La Rochelle Airport, one way hires are possible, which means that customers can deliver their vehicles to a different location, either in the country of France or in another European country. Most hired cars are permitted to be driven to countries such as Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Vehicles may also be taken to the United Kingdom, provided that they are returned to a rental agency on the mainland. Auto Europa one way hires may need an advanced reservation, and their price will depend on the length of the rental, and the return location chosen for the vehicle. Other special services available may be Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers, and this is a device which operates the main functions (brake and accelerator) of automatic vehicles. From the rental location of La Rochelle Airport, hand controls will need to be booked in advance, and are free of charge.

The primary renter at Auto Europa will need to be at least 21 years of age, and must be present to collect the vehicle. All additional drivers registered on the rental agreement must collect the vehicle in person as well, and will need to meet the same requirements as the primary renter. A valid drivers license is required, which is preferably printed in English, but if in a non-Roman alphabet, an International Driving Permit may be needed. This document serves as a translation for the local license, and is not a valid drivers license on its own. The local license must be available at all times as well. Drivers under the age of 21 will pay a little extra for young drivers insurance, and this is an amount applicable to each day of car hire, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire certain luxury models or vehicles of a larger size.

To pay for your car rental from La Rochelle Airport, you will need a major credit card, such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa, and this card will need to be in the name of the primary renter. Auto Europa, at La Rochelle Airport, will be happy to provide all further details required.

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 Europa’s website, at