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Avignon airport car hire - help!

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Lincoln, United...
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Avignon airport car hire - help!

Please help! is there any car hire companies available at Avignon airport as there are 8 adults arriving Saturday 1st June at 17.00 we need a car/mini bus for the 8 of us( 4 elderly) for one week, returning to the airport on 8th June at 16.00. I can't seem to find any hire compaines at the airport? can anyone help? many thanks!

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Google is your friend....

http://www.avignon-airport.com/Car-Hire/

You are going to struggle to find a vehicle for 8 people and luggage. You will likely need 2 vehicles.

Washington DC...
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2. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Of course there are car hire outfits at the airport. Have you contacted AutoEurope or Kemwel or EuropCar or Hertz or Avis, etc.? That's where you start.

And 8 of you with luggage aren't likely going to be able to fit into one vehicle, even a 9-passenger van, which is the largest you're going to find. You're going to need two vehicles

Lincoln, United...
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3. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Thanks for replies, but the hire companies are closed on our arrival! Any advice please?

UK
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4. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Details for Avignon Airport from the Autoeurope website:

<< Avignon Airport de Caumont, France

* CLOSED Mondays-Tuesdays

* OPEN Wednesdays 12:30 PM-01:30 PM

* CLOSED Thursdays-Saturdays

* OPEN Sundays 04:00 PM-05:00 PM>>

The best bet is to make the booking at Avignon TGV station that has long opening hours, and get the driver(s) to take a taxi to pick up the rental and come back for you.

You'd think the car hire companies would consider being open when planes land .....

Destination Expert
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5. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

It looks like Avis, Europcar and National provide cars at the airport but don't have a presence there. They will deliver a car to the airport if they have a booking.

For your dates and times they will deliver a car to the airport for pick up but you may have to return it to the rail station.

Alternatively there seems to be mention of a drop off box for keys from one of the providers at least.

I would give Auto-europe a call as a starting point and contact Europcar which seems to be providing a quote for actual details

Llwyngwril, United...
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6. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

I would be very interested to hear how you resolved the problem. We have a similar issue with a group and car hire not being open on Saturday pm arrival.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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7. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Avignon is a tiny, but very convenient airport. Europcar, Avis and Enterprise maintain a presence for flight arrivals only and there is no walk-up option. Book your car in advance and you will have no problem. More information from the airport website Avignon.aeroport.fr.

Llwyngwril, United...
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8. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Avis states closed and Europcar says not available for Saturday evening flight arrival. The day and time seems to be the problem. I have had quotes from Sixt, and now Enterpise.

Frimley Green...
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9. Re: Avignon airport car hire - help!

Sixt do a 'meet and greet' service, so they don't seem to have an office at the airport, but the Enterprise website shows office open 09:00 to 20:00. I am looking for a small automatic and Enterprise offer this, so will probably book with them, unless anyone has any better suggestions?

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