Pau Airport is found in south-western France, and nearby to the cities of Tarbes and Lourdes. It is also about a hundred kilometres from coastal areas of western France, such as Biarritz and Bayonne. The airport is officially known as the Pau-Pyrénées Airport, as is it found in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of the country, or as the Pau-Béarn Airport. It is of reasonable size, with around 700,000 passengers per year, and is equipped to handle international and domestic flights. Europcar Pau Airport is one of the car hire companies available for arriving passengers, and is well known for their excellent customer services and high quality vehicles. Europcar is popular for their competitive rental rates as well.
The airport of Pau provides access to the Sanctuary of Lourdes, famous for being the area where the apparitions of Mary, Mother of God, were sighted on several occasions, the ski resorts of the Pyrénées mountains, the Pyrenean National Park, and is just an hour from the beaches of the Landes, Basque Coast and Gers in Gascony, which is a popular area for tourism. A rented car from Europcar is the best way to reach all the attractions nearby Pau Airport, and customers should hire their cars in advance. At the airport, Europcar’s rental counters are found in the arrival hall, next to other Pau Airport car hire companies, such as Avis, National and Hertz. The terminal building of the airport is quite easy to navigate, with arrivals on the ground floor and departure proceedings handled from the upper level. Passengers also have access to a variety of facilities. The airport’s general hours of operation are from 05:00 to 22:45, and Europcar is open to meet the majority of arrival flights.
Europcar’s vehicles are arranged into various car categories, and their quotes will include all licenses and fees for the rental location and vehicle, VAT and the mandatory airport surcharge for rentals commencing at airport locations. They will not cover the costs of insurance unless the customer has chosen to include collision damage waiver and/or theft protection. Charges will also be added if the customer needs to rent items such as a satellite navigation system or a child seat. Child seats are essential for younger travellers, as all passengers in a vehicle are required to wear seatbelts. Motorists who are unfamiliar with the region will find a navigation system to be highly advantageous. From the car rental companies at Pau Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and are usually provided free of charge. Europcar hand controls will need to be reserved in advance.
The Renault Twingo is one of Europcar’s smaller vehicles, and is a good example of a car which is hired with cheaper rental rates. It is also a vehicle with three doors, and is considered as fuel efficient and easy to drive. Smaller cars often have a manual transmission, rather than an automatic transmission, therefore, ensure that you are comfortable with the workings of such a vehicle. In the Economy category, the Peugeot 207 and Volkswagen Polo are available, and are cars ideal for up to five passengers, while in the Compact category, the Renault Megane is an example vehicle. Although smaller cars may be economical, larger cars are often hired by families in need of more interior space. Intermediate and Standard vehicles are similar to the Renault Laguna and the Volkswagen Touran with seven places. Other family cars include the Renault Scenic, while larger vans include the Mercedes Vito, with nine places. Luxury and other types of specialty cars are hired by Europcar as well.
The Pau Airport car rental companies often allow one way hires and cross border rentals. Europcar one way hires can be delivered to any location in France, or even to a rental location in nearby European countries, such as Spain. However, always confirm the return location with Europcar, and find out in advance if it will incur additional charges. This service is chosen by customers who are planning to travel more extensively, or who are leaving France from another airport location, and who will not be driving back to Pau Airport. One way hires may need an advanced reservation.
All vehicles from Europcar can be hired by persons just eighteen years of age or older, whereas many other car rental companies only allow renters who are 21 years of age or older. The primary renter, and all additional drivers listed on the rental contract will need to be present to collect the vehicle, and will require a valid drivers license. Anyone with a license in a non-Roman alphabet may need to apply for an International Driving Permit before their departure flight to Pau Airport. Customers will require a credit card for payment of the vehicle, and those generally accepted by car rental companies in France are American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Cash and debit cards are not accepted.
In order to find the best car for your vacation or business trip, contact Europcar, at Pau Airport.
Telephone Number: +33 559332431
Fax Number: +33 0559332516