Auto Europa Car Rental at Poitiers Airport

Poitiers Airport is just a ten minute drive from the centre of Poitiers city, and is an airport which provides a gateway to several towns in the Vienne department of France. Tourists and business professionals use the airport, but it is only one of the smaller French facilities, with around 120,000 passengers per annum. It is served by the airline companies of Ryanair and Airlinair, and is commonly referred to as the Poitiers-Biard Airport, due to its close proximity to the area of Biard. PIS is the airport’s official IATA code. Auto Europa Poitiers Airport is one of the car hire companies available for arriving passengers, and their rental counters are found in the terminal building. Auto Europa is one of the largest car rental networks in the world, and has many years of experience in providing quality customer service.

The terminal building of Poitiers Airport was newly constructed in 2002, and has a variety of facilities for arriving and departing passengers. It is of an adequate size for the number of passengers it handles every year, even though it is only a small building, covering an area of approximately 1,400 square metres. Arriving passengers will easily find the rental counters of the Poitiers Airport car hire companies nearby to the arrival area, and most are open during hours when there are arrival flights landing at the airport. Customers can book a vehicle directly over the rental counters of Auto Europa, or an advanced reservation can be made, online. An online quote from Auto Europa is often cheaper, and an early booking will secure the vehicle you require for your holiday or business trip. It is also recommended to reserve all other items of equipment needed for your rented car, such as a child seat or satellite navigation system, as these items may not be available upon your arrival at the airport.

Although extra items of equipment add to your payment of the rental, they can be essential. In France, it is required for all passengers in a vehicle to be wearing seatbelts, and therefore your younger family members will need a proper car seat. Always specify the age of your child when hiring a car seat, as the sizes may vary. For all drivers in France, a satellite navigation system is a wonderful piece of equipment to have. The units hired by the car hire companies are usually of top quality, and can provide directions in voice or visual mode to any location. They also have colour touch screens, a choice of languages and a pre-programmed list of points of interest. Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers may be available as well, for persons with a lower limb disability who need to drive a car from Poitiers Airport. Hand controls are free of charge, but will need to be fitted to the correct type of vehicle, and therefore, an advanced reservation is often required.

Rental quotes from Auto Europa will vary depending on the size of vehicle you require, and the length of time for which the car is required. In general, smaller sized vehicles are more affordable, and larger vans more expensive. The vehicles for hire from the Poitiers Airport car rental companies are arranged into categories, and those available from Auto Europa include Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, SUV and Fullsize. Fullsize and Standard class vehicles are larger, and may be similar to the Citroen C8 for seven passengers, the Citroen Jumper for nine passengers, the Citroen C5 Wagon or the Ford Mondeo. The Citroen C5 includes a satellite navigation system in its rental, and also runs on diesel, therefore always ensure that you know which type of fuel to use for your rented car. The smaller rentals from Auto Europa include the Fiat Punto and the Peugeot 308 Wagon, while Midsize rentals are similar to the Peugeot 407 and Peugeot 3008 Crossover. The vehicles mentioned seat four or five passengers, and have manual transmissions.

Apart from a few luxury models and convertibles, all cars are hired with unlimited mileage, and their quotes could be basic or all-inclusive. The all-inclusive quote is ideal for customers who are in need of insurance, as it covers the cost of collision damage waiver and theft protection. All quotes include VAT, third party liability insurance and fire insurance. Customers will also be charged no credit card fees, and will be able to cancel their reservation free of charge provided that it is before three days of the collection time. A toll free number is provided for reservations, and Auto Europa offers twenty-four hour customer service. They have been in business since 1954, and therefore have over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry.

Further options available for customers include Auto Europa one way hires, for those who do not wish to drive their rented car back to Poitiers Airport. One way hire services can be requested when reserving your vehicle, and may incur additional charges, however, cars returned to a rental location within the country of France may be free of charge. All drivers of Auto Europa vehicles will need to be at least 21 years of age, and should have a driving license that has been held in their country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. A major credit card will be required for payment, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa.

Auto Europa, at their Poitiers Airport rental location, will be able to provide all further information required.

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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