Pau Airport is located approximately 10km, or 6.2 miles from the city of Pau, which is capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of France. The airport is located in the commune of Uzein, just southeast of Pau. Although not a very large airport, with only around 700,000 passengers per annum, it is an important gateway to the wonderful Pyrénées region, with its ski resorts, beautiful natural attractions and many other appealing aspects. The best way to explore the area is by rented car, from one of the Pau Airport car hire companies, such as Avis. Avis is a favourite service provider for car hire, amongst leisure and business travellers, and offers competitive rental rates from this rental location.
Pau Airport consists of a single terminal building, with arrivals on the ground floor and departures on the upper level. It is a well equipped airport, with facilities that include shops and restaurants, meeting rooms, a VIP lounge, WiFi connections, a post box and public telephones. Information desks are available as well, for the assistance of passengers. The rental counters of Avis Pau Airport are found in the arrivals area, and are open at the times when flights are due to arrive. From Monday to Friday, Avis is open from 07:45 to 22:30, and on Saturdays they are open from 10:00 to 14:30 and from 17:00 to 22:30. Customers can hire a vehicle from Avis on Sundays as well, between the hours of 10:00 and 22:30. Avis vehicles are recommended to be hired in advance, as car hire can be in high demand, especially during the busier seasons of the airport.
Avis will need to be open in order to collect your vehicle, however, an out-of-office hours return may be possible to arrange. All persons registered on the rental contract will need to be present to show their drivers licenses, which will need to prove that they have been driving in their country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. The license will also need to be printed in a Roman alphabet, otherwise, it will have to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit, which will serve as a translation document. Although 21 is the minimum age for this rental location, the following vehicle groups can only be hired by persons over the age of 25: E (Fullsize), F (Standard), G (Convertible), M, N and O (Vans). Younger drivers will also pay an extra 25.00 Euro per day of car hire for young drivers insurance, up until a maximum of ten rental days. This surcharge is usually required at all the Pau Airport car rental companies. Another requirement for customers of Avis will be a major credit card, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa, apart from the Kyriel, Maestro, Indigo and Electron cards.
Vehicles which are not returned to this rental location are referred to as Avis one way hires, and are most convenient for travellers who do not plan to drive back to Pau Airport. One way hires are available for most car groups hired by Avis, and are allowed to be driven to all cities of France, as well as to other European countries, such as nearby Spain. Cars may not be taken to Turkey, Greece, Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States and Baltic States. Hire cars may be driven in the United Kingdom, and on the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, provided that they are returned to the mainland. Vehicles driven into Switzerland will require a special tax sticker, which must be purchased by the customer. Find out from Avis if your one way hire will have additional charges, or if it will be priced similar to an ordinary rental.
From Avis, Pau Airport, customers can arrange various items of equipment for their vehicle, for example, a satellite navigation system, luggage racks, ski racks, child seats and even hand controls for disabled drivers. Pau Airport is well equipped for the needs of disabled passengers, and the car hire companies offer various services for their assistance as well. Avis hand controls are free of charge, and used by persons with a lower limb disability, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. From the location of Pau Airport, hand controls will require an advanced reservation, usually forty-eight hours prior to your arrival.
Customers fond of Avis can be Avis Preferred members, and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits each time a car is rented. From most locations, members will have their paperwork pre-prepared, enjoy priority counter service and their vehicles will be parked in the most convenient spaces. Some locations even have a dedicated cabin in their car parks, and will have the keys waiting in your vehicle so that you can bypass the rental counters.
Avis cars from Pau Airport are found in various car groups, for example, Subcompact, Economy, Compact, Convertible, Intermediate, Standard, Premium and Van. The vehicles hired are all equipped with air conditioning and many other nice features, and are only of the latest models. Smaller cars are similar to the Renault Twingo, Opel Corsa and Citroen C3, while larger family vehicles include the Citroen C5, Mercedes Class C and the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 for seven passengers. The Mercedes Classe E, which is a Luxury car, is ideal for business travellers, and Vans similar to the Opel Zafira, Renault Espace and Renault Traffic Combi are often chosen by groups of travellers.
For whichever type of car you need, Avis is sure to have something which will contribute to the success of your journey. Contact Avis, Pau Airport, for all further enquiries.
Telephone Number: (33) 05 59 33 27 13