Avis Car Rental at Perpignan
Avis Perpignan Airport
Perpignan Airport is located approximately 5km, or 3 miles north northwest of the Perpignan town centre. It serves many towns in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of the country and is located nearby to the Spanish border. Officially, the airport’s name is the Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport, due to its location nearby the commune of Rivesaltes. A few important airline companies offer flights to and from the airport, and its terminal building is modern and large enough to handle the number of passengers who make use of it. Although taxis and bus services are available, it is better to hire a car, from a company such as Avis Perpignan Airport, especially if you plan to travel the area. Avis has been a trusted car rental company for many years, and have millions of satisfied customers around the world.
The airport of Perpignan only handles around 400,000 passengers per annum, and is therefore a small, yet efficient establishment. Its single terminal building has a variety of facilities for arriving and departing passengers, and all amenities are within easy walking distance. The Perpignan Airport car hire companies have their rental desks on the ground floor of the building, just past the doors leading from the arrival area, and park their vehicles in the P2 car park on the airport grounds, which is just next to the terminal building. Avis is open at this airport location from 09:30 o 12:00, and from 14:00 to 18:00, every day of the week. On your reservation booklet received at the rental counter, will be the number of the parking bay in which your vehicle can be found. Customers of Avis many also be able to arrange an out-of-office return, should their departure flight not correspond to the opening times of Avis, or an Avis one way hire, if not returning to Perpignan Airport. One way hires may require an advanced reservation, and customers should confirm if they will incur any additional charges.
At Avis, and for most of the Perpignan Airport car rental companies, the primary renter and all additional drivers listed on the rental agreement will need to meet the minimum age requirement of 21, and have held a valid drivers license in their country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. However, the age of 25 or over is required for the following car groups: E (Fullsize), F (Standard), G (Convertible), M, N and O (Vans). For customers under the age of 25, a young driver surcharge will be applicable to their rentals, and will cost 25.00 Euro per day of car hire, up until a maximum of ten rental days. The young driver surcharge is applicable to all younger drivers listed on the agreement. A valid drivers license is perhaps the most important document required when hiring a vehicle. Avis will accept licenses which are printed in English, but may require an International Driving Permit for the translation of a license that is printed in a non-Roman alphabet. The IDP can be obtained from the authorities in your home country.
Vehicle insurance from Avis at Perpignan Airport is optional, but recommended, as you will then be covered for the costs of the vehicle if it is stolen, and for the damages caused to the vehicle in the case of an accident. If no insurance is taken out, the customer will pay out of pocket for the expenses incurred. Collision damage waiver and theft protection can be purchased locally from Avis in order to reduce, or even remove the insurance excess. The amounts paid for insurance are taxable. The primary renter will need a major credit card in his/her name for payment of the hire car, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard/Eurocard or Visa. Avis charge cards are also available.
Along with your vehicle from Avis, remember to request child seats or a satellite navigation system if these items will be needed. It is best to book any additional items of equipment in advance, in order to ensure their availability upon your arrival at Perpignan Airport. Hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available from Avis. This device is used by persons with a lower limb disability, and may include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. Avis hand controls are only used on certain types of automatic vehicles, and therefore require an advanced reservation. They are also free of charge, whereas other items requested will cost a few extra Euro per day of hire.
Vehicles hired by Avis, at Perpignan Airport, are all of high quality, and come with emergency breakdown assistance and unlimited mileage. Smaller cars are usually more economical to hire, and are found in the categories of Subcompact and Economy. They are similar to the Renault Twingo, Opel Corsa and Citroen C3. The Peugeot 308 in the Compact category is another popular choice. Although smaller cars don’t offer much room for luggage, they are easy and comfortable to drive, and capable of travelling any distance. Air conditioning and a manual transmission are usually characteristics of cars rented from these categories. Intermediate, Standard and Luxury cars are larger and similar to the Citroen C5, Mercedes C Class, Citroen Grand Picasso C4 and the Mercedes Classe E, while Vans are Avis’ vehicles which can accommodate groups of travellers or larger families. They include the Opel Zafira, Renault Espace and the Renault Traffic Combi.
If you like the services offered by Avis, find out about their Avis Preferred membership, and enjoy a greater range of benefits each time you rent a car. All further details are available from Avis, Perpignan Airport.
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