Alamo Car Rental at Poitiers
Alamo Poitiers Airport
Poitiers Airport is found in western France, just 2.4km from the city of Poitiers. The airport is allocated the official IATA code of PIS, and is also referred to as the Poitiers-Biard Airport, due to its close location to this area just outside of Poitiers. In 2010, approximately 114,000 passengers passed through the airport, and it is therefore one of the smaller airports of the country. However, it has a new terminal building, and is well equipped to meet the needs of its passengers and visitors. Its facilities include car hire companies, such as Alamo Poitiers Airport. Alamo is often considered as the best choice of car rental company for anyone who is travelling for leisure purposes.
Poitiers Airport is nearby a few prominent cities of France, and in less than an hour by car, motorists can travel to many of the attractions in the area. North of Poitiers, along the A10, is Châtellerault and Tours, and to the southwest, lies Niort and La Rochelle, which is a popular coastal area of the country. Nearby Poitiers, and inland, are the cities of Limoges and Châteauroux. It is also nearby to the Parc naturel regional de la Brenne, and several other charming towns in the Vienne department. Alamo can provide a rented car which is perfect for exploring all these wonderful cities, and offers many at very competitive rental rates. Their rental counters can be found in the airport arrival area, and their hours of operation are as follows: Sunday and Monday – 09:00 to 10:00, Tuesday – 09:00 to 11:00, Wednesday – 09:00 to 10:00, Thursday – 09:00 to 11:00, Friday – 09:00 to 10:00 and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 11:00.
Although this Alamo rental location is not open twenty-four hours a day, as locations generally are at larger airports, Alamo is able to meet the majority of passengers on arrival flights, and it may be possible to return your vehicle out-of-office hours. The two airline companies which serve Poitiers Airport are Airlinair, a partner of Air France, and Ryanair. The airport is connected to Lyon in France, and several airports in the United Kingdom. It may also be possible to arrange an Alamo one way hire from Poitiers Airport. One way hire services are popular for those travelling longer distances, and for those who would prefer to leave their rented car at a different location when the contract expires. The Poitiers Airport car hire companies permit their vehicles to be driven to all regions of France, and into many of the nearby European countries, such as Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. Vehicles may even be taken to nearby islands, and the United Kingdom, provided that they are returned to the mainland. Find out from Alamo if any additional charges will be applicable for a one way hire service.
Although Poitiers Airport is not very busy, it is always recommended to hire your car in advance, as lower rental rates are often provided for earlier bookings. Online is a very convenient way to secure your ideal vehicle, and is most convenient from the comfort of your own home or office. A number of online websites support Alamo car rental reservations, or there is the official Alamo website. From the majority of the Poitiers Airport car rental companies, extra items of equipment can be hired for the vehicle as well, and may include satellite navigation systems, child seats and luggage racks. These items will cost a few extra Euro per day of hire, but are often essential for safe and easy driving in an unfamiliar territory. Alamo hand controls for disabled drivers, however, are free of charge, and available for persons with a lower limb disability. From Poitiers Airport, hand controls should be reserved in advance, as they will need to be fitted to the correct type of vehicle, and may not always be available upon your arrival.
Alamo has over thirty years of experience in the car hire industry, and has become one of the most popular car rental companies for leisure travellers in the world. The company began with a few locations in Florida, but quickly grew to thousands of locations in many different countries. Alamo pioneered the concept of ‘unlimited mileage’, revolutionised collision damage waivers and offered their customers a rental agreement the size of an airline ticket. They were also the first company to offer real-time booking capabilities on the internet, and in 2005, had the only online check-in system. Alamo offers only vehicles which are of the latest models, in good mechanical condition, and provides their customers with a high-value, yet low-cost rental experience. Alamo customers can enjoy even more exclusive benefits by becoming a member of the Alamo Quicksilver club, which is free of charge and available to occasional renters as well.
Some of the vehicle categories available for hire from Alamo, at Poitiers Airport, include Economy, Compact Wagon, Midsize, Standard, Fullsize, Premium Sport, Luxury, Van and SUV. There are also larger estate vehicles available, such as the Citroen C5 in the Standard Wagon category and the Mercedes C200 CDI 2.0 in the Fullsize Wagon category. Cars similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4 come with the lowest rental rates, and are generally smaller sized vehicles that are light on fuel as well. However, they can seat up to five, and have some nice features, for example, air conditioning, power steering, folding rear seats and airbags. Vehicles for five with a little more room for luggage include the Ford Mondeo 1.6, Peugeot 3008 1.6, VW Passat 1.8 and the Audi A4 1.9, while Vans for seven or eight passengers include the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0, the Citroen C8 and the Citroen Jumpy 2.2.
Before arriving at Alamo, Poitiers Airport, ensure that you meet all the minimum requirements for hiring a car, and have all the necessary documents with you. Alamo can provide all further information required.
Poitiers Airport (PIST71)
Aeroport De Biard
Telephone Number: 33-5-49585158
Fax Number: (5)49534337