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Budget Nantes Airport

Nantes Airport is just 8km, or 5 miles from the city centre of Nantes and is well known as the Nantes Atlantique Airport. It has a capacity for three million passengers per annum, but since that it is so nearby the city, there is no further room for expansion. A new airport is therefore planned to begin construction in 2012, and should be operational by 2015. This airport will be about 30km from the city, and will be equipped to handle the increasing number of passengers expected in the following years. However, at present, passengers can rent a car from one of the Nantes Airport car hire companies, such as Budget, and enjoy the freedom of exploring the area in their vehicle. Budget is famous around the world for offering ‘budget’ prices, and high quality rental cars.

Budget Nantes Airport is open from 07:00 to 23:00, Monday to Thursday, and from 07:00 to 23:30 on Fridays. Budget is also available for reservations, vehicle collections and vehicle returns on weekends, with their hours of operation on a Saturday from 08:00 to 18:00, and from 18:30 to 22:00. On Sundays, Budget is open from 09:30 to 23:00. The Budget rental offices are just outside the main passenger terminal, and next to the car rental parking area. Passengers will arrive at Nantes Airport on the ground floor of the terminal, which is shaped like an ‘L’, with Halls 1, 2 and 3 on the longer side spread over two levels, and Hall 4 on the shorter side, in just a single level building. The facilities in Hall 4 are connected to the rest of the airport by a lobby. Car hire can at times be in high demand, therefore it is recommended to contact Budget early, and to make an advanced reservation.

The road network of France, and that surrounding Nantes, is excellent, therefore a rented car is the ideal form of transport for those who wish to explore the Pays de la Loire region of France. The airport’s main access road, the D85, links to the city’s peripheral ring motorway, the N844, from where all main roads to other nearby cities are accessible. The A83 heads in a southerly direction, to areas such as La Roche-sur-Yon, and even further to Bordeaux as well, while the A11 can be taken to Angers, and further to Le Mans and Paris. To the north is Rennes and Caen. Each city, including Nantes, has a wide variety of attractions for its visitors, and are worthy of the drive. If you don’t want to go too far in your rented car, there are also many lovely towns and villages around Nantes.

The Nantes Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles for hire, which come in all shapes and sizes. Budget’s cars are divided into various car groups, for example, Economy, Compact, Standard, Intermediate, Fullsize and Standard Pass Van. Smaller cars are particularly inexpensive from Budget, such as the Ford Ka Titanium, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio, while larger Vans and Premium cars may be more pricy. However, a Van similar to the Citroen Grand Picasso or the Renault Traffic are ideal for groups of travellers, and a Premium car similar to the Mercedes E Class Auto will be more elegant for business presentation purposes.

Other vehicles available from Budget, Nantes Airport, include the Opel Astra 1.7, the Citroen C5 HDI 1.6 and the Renault Megane that is a vehicle with an automatic transmission. There is also the Volvo S60 that runs on diesel, and the Renault Grand Scenic in the Intermediate Wagon/Estate category. Disabled drivers who have requested hand controls for their assistance can use automatic cars. Budget hand controls are free of charge and may come with a steering wheel knob. Always book Nantes Airport hand controls in advance, so that there is time for a suitable vehicle to be available, and for the correct fitment of the device. Since that certain cars use diesel, always make enquiries before leaving the airport as to which type of fuel your car will need.

Customers who are returning their vehicle to Budget, Nantes Airport, can re-fuel their cars at the fuel station nearby, located at the roundabout facing the P0 parking area of the airport. There are automatic unleaded fuel and diesel pumps available. Cars rented for shorter periods may need to be returned with a full tank of fuel, while longer rentals may have required the customer to purchase fuel upfront, and can be returned empty. If the car is arranged as a Budget one way hire, it can be returned to a different rental location. The return location can be in the same country, for no additional charges, or in another country, and may then cost a few extra Euros. Nantes Airport one way hires are a most convenient option for those with a departure flight from a different France Airport.

All vehicles from Budget are cleaned and checked for safety before every rental, and are regularly renewed, ensuring customers only receive late model vehicles in excellent condition. The best rental rates can be found online, if you book your car a few weeks in advance of your arrival at Nantes Airport. Contact Budget, Nantes Airport, for all further information required.

Address:        Budget Car Rental
                      Bouguenais
                      Aeroport Nantes Atlantique
                      Nantes, 44340 FR

Telephone Number:    0821 230 494

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