Avis Car Rental at La Rochelle
Avis La Rochelle Airport
La Rochelle Airport lies very nearby to the city of La Rochelle, a popular destination for holiday makers, on the Bay of Biscay, in western France. Is it allocated the official airport code of LRH, and is one of the largest airports in the region, and an important gateway for tourists and business professionals. The airport is served by a variety of airline companies, such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Air France and Flybe. Within the terminal building, arriving passengers will find car hire companies, like Avis La Rochelle Airport, and Avis is a popular provider of car rental services around the world.
At the La Rochelle Airport, there is a single terminal building, with various facilities for arriving and departing passengers, and the car hire companies are found in the arrival area. The rented cars of the companies are parked nearby as well, in the airport car parking lot. There is no need for further transport after arriving at La Rochelle Airport, as all facilities are easily reached on foot. Simply collect your baggage and go to the Avis rental counter in order to arrange your vehicle. Cars from Avis can also be reserved in advance, from the various online sites which support Avis reservations. Since the airport is not very large, handling only around 200,000 passengers per annum, the car hire companies are not open twenty-four hours a day. Avis’ hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday – 08:30 to 20:30, and from 22:15 to 22:30, Saturdays – 09:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30, and on Sundays from 09:45 to 14:45 and from 17:00 to 20:45.
The La Rochelle Airport car rental companies all have their own rules and regulations which need to be followed, and these should be clearly understood by all renters before leaving the airport in the rented car. At Avis, the rental terms and conditions are relatively simple to understand, and are available in more detail on Avis’ official website, for each rental location. Customers hiring a car from La Rochelle Airport will need to be at least 21 years of age, and will need to show a valid drivers license which has been issued in their country of residence at least a year prior to the rental date. Although 21 is the minimum age requirement, the following car groups can only be chosen by persons over the age of 25: E (Fullsize), F (Standard), G (Convertible), M, N and O (Vans). A Young Driver fee will also be applicable to those under the age of 25, and from Avis, is an amount of 25 Euro per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental contract, up until a maximum of ten rental days.
Avis one way hires and cross border rentals are possible from La Rochelle Airport, but there are certain countries to which the vehicles may not be driven. They include Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States, as well as the Republic of Ireland. Vehicles may be driven in the UK, provided that they are returned to the mainland, but not necessarily to La Rochelle Airport. One way hires therefore allow the customer to deliver the rented car to a location which is different to the pick-up location. No extra charges are usually made to rentals of a week or more which are returned within the country of France, but it is best to confirm all costs with Avis, before arriving at the airport.
Payments for rentals from Avis are made by credit card, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa, as debit cards and cash are not accepted. Customers may also make enquiries regarding the Avis Charge Card. Various insurances are an important aspect of your car rental as well, and it is recommended to purchase additional insurance from Avis, at La Rochelle Airport, as the local purchase will reduce, or even remove, the insurance excess. Insurances such as Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection are, however, optional. Although the rental quotes offered by the majority of the La Rochelle Airport car hire companies are fully-inclusive, they will not include additional equipment hired, such as baby seats or satellite navigation systems. However, services and equipment for disabled passengers are free of charge, for example, Avis hand controls. From La Rochelle Airport, hand controls should be reserved at least forty-eight hours prior to your arrival.
Vehicles hired by France airport car rental companies such as Avis La Rochelle Airport, can be of the smaller variety, similar to the Renault Twingo, Opel Corsa and Citroen C3, or large vans, able to accommodate between seven and nine travellers. From Avis, vans are divided into a few categories, namely, Intermediate Van, Full Size Van and Van, and are similar to the Opel Zafira, Renault Espace and Renault Traffic Combi. They all have five doors, air conditioning and a manual transmission. Vehicles ideal for families also include the Citroen Grand Picasso C4, Citroen C5 and the Mercedes C Class. Premium and Luxury cars are available, with automatic transmissions, and are best rented by those in need of a more elegant vehicle.
Customers fond of renting cars from Avis can become Avis Preferred members, receive priority counter service, and will have access to all their details online and a dedicated call centre reservation line. Avis Preferred members will also always have their vehicles parked in the most convenient spaces. In order to apply for this membership from Avis, you will need to be at least 23 years of age, and have a valid drivers license and payment card. Contact Avis La Rochelle Airport for all further details required.
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