Avis Car Rental at Poitiers
Avis Poitiers Airport
Poitiers Airport is located approximately 2.4km west of the Poitiers, a commune in the Vienne department of France, and is one of the smaller airports of the country, as its passenger traffic is recorded at under 200,000 per annum. However, it is nonetheless an important airport for the area, providing access to a variety of towns and cities in the vicinity, and is an international airport. It is also known as the Poitiers-Biard Airport, and is recognised by its official airport code of PIS. For arriving passengers in need of transport, there are car hire companies available, such as Avis Poitiers Airport. Avis is well known around the world for offering competitive rental rates and high quality vehicles.
Poitiers Airport, although small, is nearby to a number of prominent motorways, and its passengers can therefore easily reach a number of interesting cities nearby. The A10 Autoroute heads north to Tours, passing Châtellerault along the way, as well as south-west to Niort. The N10 leads south towards Angoulême, and the N147 provides access to Limoges, just 105km from Poitiers. In a rented car from Avis is therefore the best and most pleasant way to really enjoy this wonderful region of France, and to reach all the charming towns and cities nearby. Vehicles from Avis can be rented at various rates, depending on your vehicle and budget requirements. The rental rates could also be inclusive of insurance and additional fees which are applicable to the agreement, or could be a basic rate, without insurance costs added. Vehicles may also include a satellite navigation system, useful for finding your way to any destination, and child seats can be requested should you be travelling with an infant or young child. Always specify the age of your children so that Avis can provide the correct size of car seat for your journey.
The Poitiers Airport car hire companies can be found in the arrival area of the airport building, which has all its facilities under one roof. The car rental counters of Avis are open during the following hours at this rental location: Monday – 09:45 to 10:30 and 19:30 to 21:45, Tuesday – 09:45 to 14:45 and 21:00 to 21:45, Wednesday – 08:30 to 10:30 and 21:00 to 21:45, Thursday – 09:45 to 14:45 and 21:00 to 21:45, Friday – 08:30 to 10:30 and 21:00 to 21:45, and on Saturday, from 14:15 to 14:45. Avis is not open on Sundays at Poitiers Airport, and their hours of operation should be confirmed if you are arriving on a bank holiday. The cars of the rental companies are parked just outside of the single terminal building, and Avis will give you more precise instructions as to where your vehicle is parked.
There are a few Poitiers Airport car rental companies available, and they all have their own terms and conditions which need to be understood. Avis has regulations which are similar to other major car hire companies, and in general, involve the following aspects. The drivers of the vehicle should all be 21 years of age or older, but will need to meet the minimum age requirement of 25 for the following car groups: E (Fullsize), F (Standard), G (Convertible), M, N and O (Vans). Drivers under the age of 25 will also pay higher rental rates, as a young driver surcharge of 25.00 Euro is added to the rental price per day of car hire, up until a maximum of ten rental days. The drivers will also need to have held their driving licenses for a certain number of years prior to the rental date, for most categories, a period of one year or longer. The insurances from Avis, including collision damage waiver and theft protection, are optional, and can be purchased locally over the rental counters in order to reduce, or even remove the insurance excess. Debit cards are not accepted for payments, therefore, a major credit card such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa will be required. The cards of Electron, Maestro, Indigo or Kyriel are not accepted.
When travelling further distances, or into other countries, an Avis one way hire can be arranged. This allows the customer to return their hire car to a different rental location. Vehicles from Avis may be driven to most other European countries, apart from Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States, and may be driven in the United Kingdom and on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, provided that they are returned to the mainland. A special tax sticker must be purchased for driving on Swiss highways. From Poitiers Airport, one way hires may incur additional charges, and may require an advanced reservation. Items of equipment for your journey are also recommended to be booked early, in particular Avis hand controls for disabled drivers, which require a reservation earlier than forty-eight hours prior to your arrival at Poitiers Airport. Hand controls operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle, and can therefore be used by persons with a lower limb disability.
The Renault Twingo, Opel Corsa and Citroen C3 are three of Avis’ smaller vehicles found in the Subcompact and Economy car groups, and are considered as light on fuel and eco-friendly. They also come with the lowest car rental rates, and are ideal for town or city driving. Air conditioning may be one of their features, and they usually have a manual transmission. Compact cars such as the Peugeot 308 are also popular, and larger cars ideal for families can be found in the Intermediate and Standard categories, for example, the Citroen C5, Mercedes Class C and the Citroen Grand Picasso C4. Vans for hire from Avis include the Opel Zafira and Renault Espace for seven passengers, and the Renault Traffic Combi with room for nine.
Avis, at their Poitiers Airport rental location, will be happy to answer all further enquiries.
Aeroport De Poitiers Biard
Telephone Number: (33) 05 49 58 13 00