Avis Car Rental at Montpellier
Avis Montpellier Airport
Montpellier Airport is also commonly referred to as the Fréjorgues Airport, or officially, as the Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, and has been allocated the IATA code of MPL. It is an airport just east-southeast of the city of Montpellier, a popular coastal area in the south of France, and is the tenth largest airport of the country, with over a million passengers every year. It serves the city of Montpellier, and other nearby towns in the Hérault department. Although buses and taxis provide transport for arriving passengers, hire cars are popular as well, and are often considered as an easier way to travel. Avis Montpellier Airport is one of the car rental companies available, and passengers choose Avis for their reasonable car hire rates and high quality vehicles.
Montpellier is the principle city of the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, and the capital city of the Hérault department. It is surrounding by magnificent beaches, very popular seaside resorts, and a range of other natural attractions, such as rivers and mountains. The city itself has several places of interest as well, and is most often thoroughly enjoyed by its visitors. This region of France is the third most popular for tourism, and the airport therefore plays an important role as a gateway for tourists. The Montpellier Airport car hire companies are found in the arrival area of the terminal, and are open to meet all arrival flights of the airport. Avis’ hours of operation are as follows: Monday to Friday 07:30 to 23:00 and Saturdays and Sundays from 08:30 to 23:00.
Passengers arriving at the airport can go directly to the rental counters of Avis in order to arrange their vehicle, or can make an advanced reservation from one of the online sites which support Avis car rental bookings. An early reservation is often less expensive, and will bring peace of mind in knowing that your ideal car is ready and waiting for your arrival. When collecting your car, Avis will need to see a valid drivers license which proves that you have been driving legally in your country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date, and that you are 21 years of age or older, as 21 is the minimum age requirement of this airport location. However, drivers younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates, because young driver fees are applicable, and will not be able to hire from the following vehicle categories: E (Fullsize), F (Standard), G (Convertible), M, N and O (Vans). The young driver fee is 25.00 EUR per day and per ‘underage’ driver listed on the rental contract, up until a maximum of ten rental days.
Avis will also require the primary renter to have a major credit card in his/her name, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard or Visa, as cash and debit cards are not accepted for payments. Although vehicle insurance is optional from the majority of Montpellier Airport car rental companies, it is recommended to have collision damage waiver insurance and theft insurance for your vehicle. Customers can purchase insurance locally from Avis in order to reduce, or even remove the insurance excess. Many of the additional costs of hiring a vehicle are included in the renal quote from Avis, but any optional items of equipment requested will be extra, for example, child seats or satellite navigation systems. From Montpellier Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and the Avis hand controls are free of charge. They should, however, be reserved in advance. Other items may also be booked early, as they are not guaranteed to be available upon your arrival.
Vehicles hired from Avis may be driven to all locations in France, and may even be taken out of the country, to any European area excluding Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States. Rentals which are returned to another location are referred to as Avis one way hires, and may be more expensive if the return location is quite far from Montpellier Airport. One way hires, however, are very convenient for those who plan to travel more extensively, and for those who are perhaps leaving from a different airport of the country. Hired cars may travel to the United Kingdom and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia as well, but should be returned to the mainland.
Avis’ vehicles for hire from Montpellier Airport are only of the latest models, and are checked regularly for safety. The are divided into various car groups, and are therefore hired accordingly. One of the smallest vehicles from Avis is the Renault Twingo or similar, while larger vehicles are vans which can accommodate up to seven or nine passengers. There are Intermediate Vans such as the Opel Zafira, Fullsize Vans similar to the Renault Espace and Vans such as the Renault Traffic Combi. Although larger cars offer much more in terms of passenger and luggage space, they are more expensive to hire. Cars of an average size which are cheaper are found in the Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories, and may be similar to the Opel Corsa, Citroen C3, Peugeot 308 and the Citroen C5. The Citroen Grand Picasso C4 is also another larger vehicle hired by Avis, with room for seven passengers.
Customers can contact Avis, Montpellier Airport, for all further details required.
Telephone Number: (33) 04 67 20 92 30