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Europcar Montpellier Airport

Montpellier Airport is an important establishment for tourism and business in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, and handled over 1.1 million passengers in 2010. It is therefore ranked as the tenth largest airport in the country in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is located approximately 7km from Montpellier, in the Mauguio-Carnon municipality, and along the southern coastline of France, providing access to many of the popular seaside resorts in the area. Many of the airport’s passengers choose to rent a car from one of the Montpellier Airport car hire companies, such as Europcar, Hertz, Avis, National and Sixt. Europcar is one of the most popular car rental companies in Europe, and is present at the majority of major airports in France.

Montpellier Airport, with the official code of MPL, is otherwise known as the Fréjorgues Airport, or as the Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport. It has two terminal buildings and two runways, and is well-equipped for the needs of all its passengers. The arrival area is found on the ground floor, and the departure facilities are on the upper level of the building. Europcar Montpellier Airport has their rental counters on the ground floor, nearby the arrival hall, and are accessible from all parts of the airport building. Their rented cars are parked nearby as well, in the P1 airport car park. Although passengers can hire their vehicles directly from Europcar, it is often recommended to make an advanced reservation, over the internet or the telephone, as the ideal car may not be available upon their arrival.

Car rental rates from Europcar will often be cheaper if the vehicle is booked in advance, and will include all licenses and fees, the airport surcharge which is mandatory for rentals commencing at such locations and VAT. Customers may also choose to include various types of insurances in their rental rate, such as collision damage waiver and theft protection. Third party liability insurance is usually automatically included. The majority of vehicles hired will have unlimited mileage, and free breakdown assistance should any problems be encountered. Emergency assistance is provided twenty-four hours a day, and at any location. Further costs involved may be for additional items of equipment hired, for example, satellite navigation systems or child seats, additional drivers listed on the rental contract and for ‘young driver fees’ which is applicable to all who are under the age of 25. A small amount will be added to the rental contract for each day of car hire for the above mentioned items/services.

The Montpellier Airport car rental companies all have their own set of terms and conditions which need to be followed, but most are simple to understand. The primary renter at Europcar will need to be at least eighteen years of age to hire a car, and will need to show a driving license from his/her country of residence. If the license is not printed in English, an International Driving Permit may be required for translation purposes. This document will need to be acquired in your home country before you leave for Montpellier Airport. For payment of the rental, a major credit card will be required, and the cards usually accepted include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Visa and Mastercard. Some car hire companies have their own charge cards as well. The criteria mentioned will also need to be met by all additional drivers.

Vehicles hired by Europcar come in all shapes and sizes, and have varying rental rates. The smaller car models are often the cheapest, while larger Vans and SUVs come at a higher price. Many of Europcar’s vehicles are eco-friendly and fuel-efficient as well. Perhaps the most popular of car groups are Mini, Economy, Compact and Intermediate. Mini cars include the Renault Twingo, and Economy cars are similar to the Peugeot 207 and the Volkswagen Polo. Compact cars include the Renault Megane. Most of these cars have five doors, air conditioning and are able to accommodate up to four or five passengers. A few luggage items can be stored as well. Intermediate and Standard cars are larger, and often chosen by families. They are similar to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Renault Laguna and Volkswagen Touran, with room for seven passengers. Europcar offers other larger sized vans as well, such as the Renault Espace and the Mercedes Vito 9 Places.

From Montpellier Airport, one way hires can be arranged, and this service is ideal for those would prefer to return their vehicle to a different car rental location. Vehicles can be driven to any town or city in France, and may even be permitted to travel to other European countries, such as nearby Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Europcar one way hire services may require an advanced reservation, and may incur additional charges.

Montpellier Airport has facilities for disabled passengers, and has ensured that its terminal is fully accessible to all who may require aircraft transportation. It has lifts to the higher levels, pavement ramps, reserved parking spaces, lowered check-in desks and information desks and suitable toilet areas. For disabled passengers in need of a hire car, Europcar hand controls may be available, and from the location of Montpellier Airport, hand controls are hired free of charge.

Europcar, Montpellier Airport, can be contacted for all further information.

Aéroport Montpellier-Méditerranée
34130 Mauguio

Telephone Number: +33 825062124

Fax Number: +33 0467471612

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