Auto Europa Car Rental at Perpignan Airport

Perpignan Airport is a public establishment operated by Véolia Transportation, and is located just northwest of the Perpignan city centre. It is one of the smaller French airports, but due to its important location nearby the Mediterranean Sea, the Spanish border and other significant French cities, it is considered to be a gateway of note. This airport in southern France is otherwise known as the Llabanère Airport, or officially, as the Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport. It is also recognised by its official airport code of PGF. Car hire companies are available at the airport, such as Auto Europa Perpignan, amongst many other facilities, as well as other forms of transportation. In a rented car from Auto Europa is however one of the best ways to explore the region.

Car rental companies are found on the ground floor of the single terminal building, nearby the arrival area, and are open most hours of the day, in order to meet their customers on arrival flights. Auto Europa is a company with more than fifty years of experience in providing high quality vehicles and excellent customer service, and has over 8,000 rental locations around the world. They are a popular choice amongst both leisure and business renters, and always offer competitive car rental rates at their airport locations. The terminal building is not large, and is therefore easy to navigate, with all its facilities clearly indicated in French and English. Arriving passengers will have no trouble finding the rental counters of Auto Europa, or reaching their rented car parked in the nearby P2 car park. Passengers are recommended to reserve their car from Auto Europa in advance of their arrival at Perpignan Airport, as discounted rental rates are offered for early bookings.

Vehicles from Auto Europa are only of the latest models, and considered to be in excellent mechanical and overall condition. There are many different vehicle categories from which to choose, many of which contain vehicles with nice features, and those which are hired with unlimited mileage. Only certain Luxury vehicles and convertibles are not hired with unlimited mileage. Customers with a tighter budget will find the Economy category to be ideal, as the most affordable cars are found in this car group. Although they are only smaller vehicle models, they do seat four passengers, and are capable of driving all distances. It is only their space for luggage that is not extensive. Examples of Economy cars are the Renault Twingo, Volkswagen Polo and the Renault Clio. Compact vehicles are another popular choice, and are slightly larger than the Economy cars. They are similar to the Volkswagen Golf.

Alternative vehicle categories from Auto Europa are Midsize (Audi A3, Renault Laguna and Citroen Grand Picasso), Fullsize (Audi A4) and Standard, with the Renault Trafic able to accommodate up to nine passengers. Some of these vehicle categories are often more suitable for families who need more interior space and room for luggage. The larger vans are ideal for groups of travellers. A quote from Auto Europa could be basic or all-inclusive, with the basic rate covering only VAT, public liability insurance and fire insurance, while the all-inclusive rate covers the same, as well as collision damage waiver insurance and theft protection insurance. The all-inclusive rental rate is an ideal option for customers who do not have their own insurance. Auto Europa’s rates will not include the surcharges applicable to rentals which commence at airport locations, or any mandatory tax/registration fees which are paid locally.

Passengers can hire a wide range of other items of equipment for their vehicles, for example, child seats, satellite navigation systems and luggage racks. Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available. This device is ideal for use by persons with a lower limb disability, and can be used on certain types of automatic vehicles. Hand controls are rented free of charge, but all other items of equipment will incur additional charges per day of hire. All items should also be requested as early as possible, especially hand controls, as they will need to be fitted to the vehicle. As well, one way hires could be an option for those who would like to drive for lengthier distances, and who are not leaving for home from Perpignan Airport. Auto Europa one way hires are available for the majority of their vehicle categories. One way hires returned to a location within France may not be more expensive, but always confirm all prices with Auto Europa.

Passengers arriving at Perpignan will need to be at least 21 years of age in order to rent a car, and will need to show a valid driving license upon collection of the vehicle. Most local licenses are accepted, but sometimes an International Driving Permit is required. The primary renter will also need a major credit card for payment of the vehicle. Cards generally accepted are American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa, and car hire companies may have their own charge cards as well. Keep in mind that drivers younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates (for young drivers insurance) and may not be able to hire vehicles from certain categories that contain luxury or specialty cars.

For further information, contact Auto Europa Perpignan Airport.

From North America only:

Tel +1 207 842 2000

Fax +1 207 842-2222

1-888-223-5555 toll-free

Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at

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