National Car Rental at Perpignan
National Perpignan Airport
Perpignan Airport is located just 5km from the Perpignan town centre, and is also commonly referred to as the Llabanère Airport, or officially, as the Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport. It is in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of France, and is one of the smaller airports of the country, served mainly by Air France, Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus. The airport’s passengers can fly to destinations which include Paris, London, Charleroi, Birmingham and Dublin. For arriving passengers, Perpignan Airport car hire companies are available, one of which is National Car Hire. National is a reliable choice for business or leisure renters, and has been a trustworthy source of rented cars for over fifty years.
National Perpignan Airport have their rental counters on the ground floor of the single terminal building, nearby the arrival hall, and are open during the following hours: Monday – 09:30 to 10:15, 14:15 to 15:00 and 16:45 to 18:15, Tuesday to Thursday – 09:30 to 10:15, 14:15 to 15:00 and 17:30 to 18:15, Friday – 09:30 to 10:15, 14:15 to 15:00 and 16:45 to 18:15, Saturday – 09:30 to 10:15, 14:15 to 15:00 and 17:30 to 18:15, and on Sundays from 14:15 to 15:00 and 17:30 to 18:15. Although National at this airport location is not open twenty-four hours a day, they are available to meet the arrival flights of the airport, and out-of-office hour returns may be possible to arrange should you be returning your vehicle to Perpignan Airport. One way hire options may also be available, which allow the customer to drive and deliver their rented car to an alternative rental location, either within the country of France or in a different European country. National one way hires could incur additional expenses, but are a far more convenient option for those travelling longer distance, those leaving from another airport etc.
A rented car from Perpignan Airport is the perfect way to explore this fascinating region of France. The airport is located just five minutes from the major A9 Autoroute which leads to areas further north and south of Perpignan, and is just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coastline. South of Perpignan is the country of Spain, and the cities of Figueres, Girona and Barcelona. Barcelona can be reached in just under a two hour drive. To the north are the appealing French cities of Narbonne, Beziers and Montpellier along the coast, and inland, is Carcassonne and Toulouse. This region of France is famous for a wide range of attractions, including ski resorts, vineyards and beautiful beaches. National can provide their customers with vehicles that are ideal to travel to all the surrounding towns and cities, whether for business or leisure purposes.
The Perpignan Airport car rental companies usually arrange their vehicles into various car categories, and therefore, customers will be receiving a vehicle of similar size and characteristics to the example shown for each group and will choose a category rather than a car by its specific make and model. Vehicles of a medium size rented by National include the Ford Mondeo 1.6, Peugeot 3008 1.6 and the VW Passat 1.8, found in the Intermediate and Standard vehicle classes, while Fullsize and Wagon vehicles are similar to the Citroen C5 2.0 and Audi A4. The Citroen is a wonderful vehicle with folding rear seats, cruise control and air conditioning, and comes with a satellite navigation system included in its rental. Large Vans can also be hired from National, such as the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and Citroen C8 2.0 for seven passengers, and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2 for eight passengers. Further vehicle choices are available from the categories of Economy, Compact Wagon, Luxury, Fullsize Wagon, Premium Sport and SUV.
If your rented car does not include a GPS, it is possible to request this item of equipment at the time of reservation, or at the rental counters of National. Child seats and various other useful items can also be hired, including National hand controls for disabled drivers. An advanced reservation is required for hand controls and is recommended for all other items, as National cannot guarantee their availability upon your arrival at the airport unless a booking has been made. Although navigation systems and child seats cost a few Euro per day of hire, from Perpignan Airport, hand controls are free of charge, and should be used by persons with a lower limb disability. They will be fitted to certain types of automatic vehicles, and may include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. Perpignan Airport is also fully equipped to welcome persons with reduced mobility challenges.
National will request to see a valid driving license from all persons registered as drivers on the rental agreement. The drivers of the vehicle must have held their licenses for at least a year prior to the rental date, and must be 21 years of age or older. Certain car categories will require the drivers to be 25 years of age or older. Young renters (under the age of 25) will pay for young drivers insurance for their vehicle, which is a small amount added to each day of car hire, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. It is also charged per underage driver on the contract. Customers with a license that is printed in English or French will most likely not need to produce an International Driving Permit, however, it is best to confirm with National prior to your arrival. The primary renter of the vehicle will make payments with a major credit card, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa.
National, Perpignan Airport, will be happy to help with any further enquiries.
Perpignan Airport (PGFT01)
Aeroport De Llabanere
Telephone Number: 33-4-68525052
Fax Number: (4)68516234