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Europcar Tours Airport
Tours Airport is located just 6km outside of the city centre of Tours, and is a small French airport handling approximately 120,000 passengers per annum. It is otherwise known as the Tours Val de Loire Airport, as it is found in the Loire Valley, and lies in the communes of Tours and Parcay-Meslay. The airport has been in existence since 1930, and is recognised by it’s IATA code of TUF. For arriving passengers, buses and taxis offer transport, or a passenger can rent a car, from a company such as Europcar Tours Airport. Europcar has been a trusted provider of car rental services for many years, and their car hire rates are considered as reasonable.
Europcar is found at the long-stay car park of Tours Airport, and are open to meet passengers arriving on Ryanair flights, as this is the main airline company of the airport. However, always confirm their hours of operation before your arrival at the airport. Europcar’s vehicles for hire are parked nearby their offices, on the airport grounds, and therefore there is no need for any further transport at Tours Airport. The cars of the Tours Airport car hire companies can be in high demand, especially at certain times of the year, therefore ensure that you make an early booking for yours, and secure all items of equipment (child seats or satellite navigation systems) needed for your journey in France. Online is the best and cheapest way of hiring a car at any location.
From Europcar, your quote will include all licenses and fees associated with the vehicle and location, the mandatory airport surcharge and VAT. Customers may also select the price that includes all insurances, such as collision damage waiver and theft protection. This is a convenient option for customers who are not automatically insured by their credit card companies. Eco-friendly cars can be hired from the majority of Europcar’s rental locations, and are vehicles of a nice size that can seat between three and five passengers. The smaller cars at Tours Airport are similar to the Fiat 500 and Peugeot 207, hired from the Mini and Economy categories. They are also easy to drive if you have experience with a manual transmission, and great for city driving or for longer distances. Larger vehicles from Europcar include the Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Volkswagen Touran with room for seven passengers, the Peugeot 3008 and the Peugeot 508, both with an automatic transmission.
Certain vehicles with an automatic transmission are used when Europcar hand controls for disabled drivers are requested, as the device operates the brake and accelerator pedals of these types of vehicles. It is equipment therefore best used by persons with a lower limb disability. From the rental location of Tours Airport, hand controls are free of charge, but will require an advanced reservation. Europcar one way hires may also need to be reserved early, and are when the vehicle is going to be returned to a location other than Tours Airport. One way hire services are convenient for certain travel itineraries, and the cars may be driven to any area of France. Sometimes a hire car may even be driven out of the country.
The Tours Airport car rental companies even have larger vans available for their customers, which are vehicles more suitable for groups of travellers. One of Europcar’s largest vans is the Mercedes Vito, seating up to nine passengers, and others similar to the Renault Espace can accommodate seven passengers. Before leaving Tours Airport, ensure that you are comfortable with the workings of your vehicle, that you know which type of fuel to use and that you have any emergency numbers to contact should a breakdown or accident occur. All vehicles will begin their rental period with a full tank of fuel, and should be returned either with a full tank or an ‘empty as possible’ tank, depending on the length of your rental and the fuel options chosen. Longer rentals usually require the renter to purchase a tank of fuel, in which the case the vehicle should be returned empty. If fuel is not purchased, the customer will need to re-fuel the vehicle before it’s return, or carry the costs of having Europcar re-fuel the vehicle.
Customers fond of the car hire services offered by Europcar can apply for the Privilege Card in order to receive additional benefits. This card is for an occasional renter, is free of charge, and will guarantee the application of company rates and charge card options. There are also discounts to be enjoyed at certain hotel groups in Europe. The Privilege Ready Card is ideal for more frequent renters, offering the same benefits as the Privilege Card as well as other time-saving options, such as priority counter services and pre-printed rental agreements. Customers will simply need to show their drivers licence, sign the rental agreement, collect their keys and be on their way.
Europcar Tours Airport requires their customers to be just eighteen years of age or older, with a valid drivers license and a major credit card. Additional drivers listed on the rental contract will need to meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and will cost a few extra Euro. A return airline ticket may also be required, as well as an International Driving Permit, proof of residential address and a passport or ID card.
Europcar, at their rental location of Tours Airport, will be able to provide all further information necessary for a hire car in France.
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Telephone Number: +33 247858585
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