Auto Europa Car Rental at Tours Airport

Tours Airport is an airport in France that serves the Loire valley region of the country, and is just outside of the city of Tours. It is conveniently located for tourists of the region, or for business professionals travelling to the nearby cities. Tours Airport is also within a hundred kilometres of Orleans, Angers, Le Mans and Poitiers. Many refer to the airport as the Tours Val de Loire Airport, and it has the official code of TUF. It is also well equipped with facilities, including car hire companies such as Auto Europa Tours Airport. Auto Europa can provide the best quality vehicles for business or leisure travel, at the most affordable car rental rates.

Tours Airport has a small terminal building for the arrival or departure of it’s passengers, as well as parking areas. It is nearby the long-stay car park that the car rental companies of the airport can be found, and Auto Europa’s offices are open at times which coincide with the arrival flights of the airport. The other Tours Airport car rental companies include Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Alamo. These companies are all internationally recognised brands, with rental offices in many locations around the world. Auto Europa is one of the longest-standing companies, having been established in 1954. Today they have over 8,000 car rental locations in more than a hundred and thirty countries. Auto Europa is therefore experienced in providing only the highest quality services, and the most reliable vehicles for hire.

Auto Europa’s vehicle choices from Tours Airport are arranged into various car groups, and some have a manual transmission while others are automatic. If you have not driven a manual, it is best to try and hire an automatic vehicle, as it can be hard to drive on unfamiliar roads whilst ‘learning’ to drive the vehicle. In France, cars are driven on the right hand side of the road, and strict speed limits are in place. Drive no faster than 50kph in residential/urban areas, 90kph on open roads, 110kph on dual carriageways and 130kph on motorways. Persons who have not driven nearby Tours before may consider hiring a satellite navigation system from Auto Europa, as the device is a most useful guide to any area of France. It is also pre-programmed with points of interest which could assist you in finding the nearest petrol station, pharmacy, hotel, attraction, place of business etc. Along all main roads of the country there are frequent petrol stations, but in rural areas they could be harder to find.

Vehicles from the Tours Airport car hire companies will be hired with a full tank of fuel, and Auto Europa may require the customer to either return it full, or return it as empty as possible. Customers who have purchased fuel need not refuel the vehicle, and should try and use as much of the purchased fuel as possible, since that no refunds are given for unused petrol or diesel. Find out from Auto Europa which type of fuel your vehicle requires, as you do not want to be held liable for the costs of having the engine cleaned. If you have made a mistake, stop the car and contact Auto Europa immediately. Make sure that you have the necessary numbers to contact in the case of an emergency or breakdown before leaving Tours Airport.

Optional equipment from Auto Europa include child seats and luggage racks. In France it is best to have a car seat for any child four years of age or younger, as all in a vehicle are required by law to wear seatbelts. A small child may also not travel in the front of a vehicle unless he/she has an adequate restraint system. If there are seatbelts in the rear of the vehicle, they should also be worn. Europcar hand controls for disabled drivers are another possibility from the renal location at Tours Airport. Hand controls are available free of charge, but may require an advanced reservation, as they are only used on certain types of automatic vehicles.

When you arrange your vehicle, select an Auto Europa one way hire if you will not be returning to Tours Airport. One way hire services allow the vehicle to be delivered to a different rental location, either in France or even in another country. In general, vehicles can be driven to all regions of France, but confirm all details with Auto Europa should you be travelling into other countries. The car may need to be returned to a location in France.

Auto Europa’s vehicles can be as small as the Fiat Punto, or as large as the Citroen Jumper for nine passengers. Smaller vehicles will be less expensive, but you must choose a vehicle that is suitable in size for the number of travellers and their luggage items. Vehicles of a medium to large size may be similar to the Ford Mondeo, Peugeot 3008 Crossover, Peugeot 407 and the Ford Kuga 4x4, which is an SUV. A van for up to eight passengers is the Citroen C8. A standard rental rate from Auto Europa includes unlimited mileage, VAT, public liability insurance and fire insurance, while all-inclusive rates cover the same, as well as collision damage waiver and theft protection insurances. A vehicle quote will not include any mandatory road tax/registration fees that are paid locally. Ensure that you meet the minimum age requirements for this rental location, have a valid drivers license and a major credit card for payment of the rental.

Contact Auto Europa, Tours Airport, for all further information regarding car rental in France.

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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