Budget Car Rental at Montpellier
Budget Montpellier Airport
Montpellier Airport is officially known as the Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, and is also commonly referred to as the Fréjorgues Airport. It has the IATA code of MPL, and is the tenth largest airport in France, handling over 1.1 million passengers per annum. The airport is a gateway to the many attractions in the Languedoc Roussillon region of the country, which includes beautiful stretches of beaches, ski resorts, rivers and vineyards, as well as several historical sights. For transport, arriving passengers can rent a car from the airport’s car hire companies, which include Budget Montpellier Airport. Budget is a very popular choice of car rental company for both leisure and business travellers, and are well known for their ‘budget’ prices.
Montpellier Airport is located approximately 7km from the city centre of Montpellier, and in the municipality of Mauguio-Carnon. It is one of the larger airports of southern France and is served by the airline companies of Air France, Lufthansa Regional, Cimber Sterling, Iberia, Transavia.com, Ryanair, Easyjet and Air Arabia Maroc, just to name a few. It has modern and well equipped passenger terminals, with arrivals on one end of the concourse and departures on the other, on the upper level. The arrivals hall is found on the ground floor, and the Montpellier Airport car hire companies are nearby. The rented cars of Budget are parked next to the terminal building. At this rental location, vehicles from Budget are recommended to be hired in advance, as an early booking could result in cheaper rental rates.
Passengers renting a car must first understand Budget’s terms and conditions, and ensure that they meet the expected criteria. At Montpellier Airport, all primary renters and additional drivers will need to be at least 21 years of age, and will need to be present at the time of collection in order to show a valid drivers license. For a Budget rental, a person must have been driving in their country of residence for at least two years prior to the rental date, and any licenses which are printed in a non-Roman alphabet must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. 21 is the minimum age for persons who rent from the car groups of A, B, C, F, L and J, but the minimum age requirement for all other car groups is 25. Drivers younger than 25 will also pay additional costs for young drivers insurance, which is 25 Euro per day, per underage driver, up until a maximum of ten rental days.
The insurances of collision damage waiver and theft protection are not included in Budget’s quote, and are optional for the renter. However, it is wise to consider insurance for your rented car. Third party liability insurance is usually included in the rental price, as well as emergency breakdown assistance. A major credit card in the name of the primary renter will be required for payment, and Budget accepts the following cards: Budget Charge Cards, Diners Club, Mastercard, American Express and Visa. For certain car groups, two major credit cards are required. Cross border rentals are allowed to various countries, and Budget one way hires can be arranged. Keep in mind that only the car groups of A, B, C and F are allowed to cross into Italy. Vehicles may also be driven in the United Kingdom, and there are no additional charges if the vehicle is returned to the country of France. From Montpellier Airport, one way hires may require an advanced reservation, and all details should be confirmed with Budget.
Additional services often available from the Montpellier Airport car rental companies include the hire of optional items of equipment, such as child seats, satellite navigation systems and luggage racks. These items will cost a few extra Euro per day of hire, but are often essential for a safe and easy journey. Small children should have their own seat and seatbelt, as it is required by law in France, and a satellite navigation system is a wonderful piece of equipment for all who are unfamiliar with the region. It will be able to provide turn-by-turn directions to any location, and will have a pre-programmed list of points of interest. Disabled drivers have some options as well, including Budget hand controls, which is a device that is fitted to certain automatic vehicles, and operates the brake and accelerator pedals. Persons unable to drive will also be able to allocate a free designated driver for their vehicle. From the rental location of Montpellier Airport, hand controls will require a forty-eight hour advanced reservation.
Budget vehicles from the Mini, Economy and Compact categories are very affordable, and are similar to the Ford Ka Titanium, Ford Fiesta Trend, Renault Clio and the Opel Astra 1.7. The prices quoted by Budget will include all taxes and fees which are associated with the vehicle and rental location. Alternative vehicle categories from Budget include Standard, Intermediate, Fullsize, Intermediate Wagon/Estate, Standard Passenger Van and Fullsize Passenger Van. These are all larger vehicles, ideal for families or groups of travellers, and may be similar to the Citroen C5, Renault Megane, Volvo S60, Renault Grand Scenic, Mercedes C Class, Citroen C4 Picasso and the Peugeot 807.
Contact Budget, Montpellier Airport, for all your car rental enquiries.
Budget Car Rental
Apt Montpellier Mediterranee
Montpellier Apt / Mauguio
Telephone Number: 0821 230 493