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Auto Europa Rodez Airport
Rodez Airport is located in southern France, just outside of Rodez city, and is a small airport handling approximately 140,000 passengers per annum. It is however international, and considered as an important gateway to the towns of various departments. The airport and Rodez are found in the Aveyron department, and the airport is in the commune of Salles-la-Source. There are no bus services available, therefore many passengers simply rent a car, from a car hire company such as Auto Europa Rodez Airport. Auto Europa is present at the majority of French airports, as well as at many other airports and downtown locations around the world.
Rodez is a public airport operated by the Chambre du Commerce et d’Industrie de Rodez, and is situated just 12km, or 7 miles to the north of Rodez. It is served by the airline companies of Ryanair, Hex’Air and Air France. Arriving passengers will enter the airport building on the ground floor, collect their luggage from the baggage reclaim carousel, and will then pass through into the main part of the terminal. The Rodez Airport car hire companies are easy to find nearby the arrival area, and are generally open during hours which suit the arrival of passengers. Auto Europa is available for over the counter reservations, or bookings can be made in advance, from various online websites. It is best to book your vehicle as early as possible, in order to secure the lowest car rental rates, and the car which is most suitable for your journey.
Auto Europa has been in business since 1954, which gives them over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry. Over time they have established more than 8,000 successful rental offices, and have a reputation for excellent customer service. Their customers may also find their prices to be quite reasonable. Besides a few convertibles and other special vehicle models, Auto Europa’s vehicles come with unlimited mileage, and can be hired at a basic or all-inclusive rental rate. The basic price simply covers the costs of VAT, third party liability insurance and fire insurance, while the all-inclusive rate covers the same, as well as collision damage waiver and theft protection. These insurances, although optional, are recommended for when you hire a car.
Items which are rarely included in a rental quote include child seats for babies or toddlers, satellite navigation systems, luggage racks or any other piece of equipment available for the vehicle. These items must be requested separately, and will cost a few extra Euro per rental. However, certain vehicle categories may include a GPS unit in their rental. Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers are a possible option as well, and may be requested for use by a person with a lower limb disability. The device operates the main functions of an automatic vehicle, i.e. the brake and accelerator pedals, and could include a steering wheel knob. From Rodez Airport, hand controls are free of charge, and should be reserved in advance.
The Rodez Airport car rental companies, which include Hertz, Avis, Europcar and National, allow their customers to choose a vehicle category, rather than a car by its specific make and model. Some of the categories available from Auto Europa include Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Fullsize and SUV. Economy and Compact cars are usually of the smaller variety, and often come with lower rental rates. Examples include the Renault Twingo, Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio Diesel, Citroen C3, Volkswagen Golf and the Renault Scenic. Midsize and Standard cars are larger, and include the Ford Mondeo, Citroen C5, Renault Laguna, Peugeot 308 Crossover, VW Touran and Citroen C4 Picasso. The Standard and Fullsize categories also contain various types of vans, which are ideal for groups of passengers, or for those who require a good amount of space within their vehicle. For seven passengers, the Ford Galaxy is a good choice, while for nine, the Citroen Jumper or similar vehicle is available. Even Luxury and Premium vehicles can be hired from Auto Europa, for example, the Mercedes E Class and the Citroen C6.
When hiring a vehicle, always specify if it will be an Auto Europa one way hire, which means that you will be returning your car to a rental location other than Rodez Airport. One way hires are a great option if you are leaving France from a different airport, or from a train station, and can be delivered to any Auto Europa branch in the country. Vehicles may also often be driven out of France, into countries such as Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, and may be taken to the United Kingdom, provided that they are returned to the mainland. Find out from Auto Europa if your one way hire will incur any additional expenses.
For most vehicle categories, the primary renter and all additional drivers will need to be 21 years of age or older, and must have held their driving licenses for a year or longer before the rental date. Drivers under the age of 25 will be required to pay an additional amount for young driver insurance, and may not be able to hire certain specialty vehicles. In some cases, an International Driving License will be required, and a major credit card such as American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard or Visa will be used to pay for the rental.
Auto Europa, Rodez Airport, will be willing to provide all further assistance required.
From North America only:
Tel +1 207 842 2000
Fax +1 207 842-2222
Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at www.autoeuropa.com.