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Europcar Nantes Airport

Nantes Airport is located just 8km, or 5 miles from the city centre of Nantes, which is one of the larger cities in the Pays de la Loire region of France. It is a public airport operated by CCI de Nantes, and has a capacity to handle three million passengers per annum. Nantes Atlantique Airport is international with a wide variety of airline companies offering flights to and from many destinations. The airport is also well equipped, with a selection of transport options; include a rented car from Europcar Nantes Airport. Europcar is one of the car rental companies at the airport that offer very competitive rental rates, and various other car hire services.

Although the largest airport to the west of France, and a popular arrival point for many tourists and business professionals, it currently has no more room for expansion, and therefore a new airport is planned to be built in 2012. The new airport will be approximately thirty kilometres from Nantes, and completion is expected in 2015. However, for the next few years the original Nantes Atlantique Airport will continue to serve its customers from its single terminal building, consisting of four halls for arrival and departure flights. The airport is shaped similar to an ‘L’, with three halls down the longer side and one hall on the shorter side, connected to the other facilities by a lobby.

Europcar, along with the other Nantes Airport car hire companies, is located directly opposite the terminal building, and nearby the car park for rented cars as well. Their offices are open seven days a week, during most hours of the day and later evening, and customers can go directly to Europcar’s rental counters in order to arrange a vehicle. However, an advanced reservation is often recommended, as car hire can be in high demand, and cheaper rental rates are offered for online bookings. An excellent road network surrounds the airport, and Nantes,, and motorists can easily drive to many of the nearby towns and cities of interest, which include Rennes, Angers, Brest, Cholet and La Roche-sur-Yon. Even Paris is not too far from Nantes.

Many of the Nantes Airport car rental companies offer all-inclusive rental rates that cover the cost of insurance and various other fees and charges. Europcar’s vehicles are quoted to include all licenses and fees associated with the vehicle and rental location, VAT and the mandatory airport surcharge. Smaller cars come with the best rental rates, and may be similar to the Renault Twingo, Peugeot 207 and Volkswagen Polo, found in the Economy category. These cars are light on fuel as well, and considered to be eco-friendly. Anyone just eighteen years of age or older can rent a car from Europcar, however, drivers younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates for young drivers insurance. This is a fee applicable per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental agreement, up until a maximum amount.

Compact cars from Europcar are also popular choices, such as the Renault Megane, while the Audi A3 Sportback and Renault Laguna are slightly larger cars found in the Intermediate and Standard car groups. Larger Vans could also be available, with the Renault Espace suitable for seven passengers and the Mercedes Vito ideal for up to nine people. These special types of cars have low availability, and Europcar will confirm their reservations within forty-eight hours, through email correspondence. Most car rental companies allow one way hires, which are sometimes a more convenient option for passengers arriving at Nantes Airport. One way hires can be delivered to another rental location, either within France or even in another country. Europcar one way hires are usually free of charge if returned within France.

Additional services from Europcar include the rental of optional items of equipment, for example, child seats, luggage racks and satellite navigation systems, and from Nantes Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available. Although items such as a GPS unit or child seat will have extra charges per day of hire, Europcar hand controls are free of charge. They should however be reserved in advance, as they are only available on certain types of automatic vehicles, and will need to be fitted to the vehicle. It is best though to book all items of equipment needed as early as possible, as they are subject to availability.      

Europcar Nantes Airport may offer a wide range of services for their customers, which are especially available for those who are holders of the Privilege Card. This card is free of charge, and is available for both occasional and frequent renters who enjoy hiring their vehicles from Europcar. Some of the benefits offered include priority counter service, pre-printed rental agreements and the guaranteed application of company rates and Charge Card options. In general, Privilege Card holders enjoy faster reservations, quicker check-outs and will have no more lengthy paperwork to complete.

Europcar, at their Nantes Airport rental location, will be happy to assist with all further enquiries regarding their car hire services.

Address:        Nantes Atlantique Airport
                      44340 Bouguenais

Telephone Number:    +33 240848105

Fax Number:        +33 240848269  

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