National Montpellier Airport

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National Montpellier Airport

Montpellier Airports is one of the larger airports in France, located just outside of the city of Montpellier, and is recognised by its official airport code of MPL. It is also officially known as the Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, due to its location, and serves a number of towns and cities in the Hérault department of the country. Many of the major airline companies of Europe are present at the airport, and it is a modern and well-equipped facility. Within its terminal building, are car hire companies such as National Montpellier Airport, who provide quality vehicles for those in need of transport. National has a wide range of cars from which to choose, and is one of the world’s largest car rental networks.

Montpellier Airport is well situated nearby a huge number of attractions in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, and nearby several prominent cities, Montpellier being the closest. Nimes is a fifty-five minute drive away, and Beziers can be reached in just under an hour as well. Narbonne is just over an hour’s drive from the airport. In this region, there are 220 kilometres of coastline to explore, many famous seaside resorts, rivers, vineyards and thirteen winter sport resorts. Since the road network of the country is excellent, a rented car is the ideal way to take full advantage of all the region has to offer. The Montpellier Airport car hire companies, including National, can be found within the arrival hall of the terminal building, and the rented cars are parked in the P1 Car Park of the airport, just across from the exit of the arrival area. At this rental location, National is available Monday to Friday, from 07:30 to 23:00, and over weekends from 08:00 to 23:00. The airport’s main hours of operation are from 05:30 to 23:00, and therefore National’s hours are convenient for all arrival flights.

National is a car rental company which has over fifty years of experience in the industry, and is most popular amongst business travellers, as over the years, they have offered many innovative programs to ensure that car hire is quick and hassle-free. National helped to pioneer the corporate-account business in the 1970’s, and was also the first company to introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program, by the name of Emerald Club. Members of Emerald Club have options to skip the rental counter, have the convenience of e-receipts and are able to hire their car by ‘car choice’, allowing them to quickly choose their vehicle and drive away without the need for any lengthy paperwork. National’s headquarters are in St. Louis, and they are part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar.

Once arriving at Montpellier Airport, go to the rental counters of National to collect your vehicle (it is best to have an advanced reservation), with your drivers license and payment card. All drivers listed on the rental contract will need to be present, and their license will need to show that they have been driving in their country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. All drivers will also need to be 21 years of age or older, however, persons younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates, for young drivers insurance, and may not be permitted to drive vehicles from certain categories. The young driver’s fee is an amount applicable to each day of car hire and each underage driver registered on the agreement, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. This amount will not be included in your quote. The Montpellier Airport car rental companies require their customers to have a major credit card, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa, as debit cards are not accepted. Although insurance is not always mandatory, it is advisable to protect yourself against the costs of the possible damages caused in an accident, and the vehicle costs should it be stolen.

National’s cars are rented by category, and some of the car groups available from Montpellier Airport are Economy, Compact Wagon, Intermediate, Standard Wagon, Fullsize, Luxury, Van and SUV. Each of the vehicles within these categories are in good condition, and will travel easily to any destination, however, breakdown assistance is provided by National should something go wrong with the vehicle. A car which cannot be driven will be replaced by another. Examples of smaller cars from National are the Peugeot 207 1.4, Peugeot 308 1.6 and the Ford Mondeo 1.6, however, they are able to seat up to five passengers, and have some room for luggage. They also come with many features, such as air conditioning, driver and passenger air bags, power steering and folding rear seats. National one way hires can be arranged for the majority of their vehicles as well, and from Montpellier Airport, one way hires may be driven to all parts of France, and even into other European countries. Confirm with National if there will be any additional charges for this service.

Larger cars from National include the Peugeot 3008 1.6, VW Passat 1.8, Citroen C5 2.0, Audi A4 1.9, Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0, the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and the Citroen C8 2.0. The last mentioned are Vans, seating up to seven passengers. National’s largest van is the Citroen Jumpy 2.2, with room for eight people. Some of the vehicles for hire have automatic transmissions, and this type of car could be used by those in need of National’s hand control equipment. Hand controls for disabled persons operate the brake and accelerator pedals of such vehicles, and are free of charge from the rental location of Montpellier Airport. Hand controls will require an advanced reservation.

National, Montpellier Airport, can be contacted at the below details for all further enquiries.

Montpellier Airport (MPLT01)
Airport De Montpellier
Mauguio, 34130

Telephone Number: 33-4-67151347

Fax Number: (4)67200620