Car Hire at Perpignan Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
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Where to hire a car at Perpignan Airport
Approximately three rental car companies operate in Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport, with car rental sites within the facility. These include Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty. These car rental companies have set up offices within the facility for faster transactions with travellers who have booked their vehicles in advance. Cars for rent may vary, but usually includes economy class vehicles, family or group-sharing vehicles, and sometimes sports cars or limousines. Do check the respective company websites for the above-mentioned service providers for their addresses and phone numbers, so that you may be able to book in advance.
What to expect when renting a car from Perpignan Airport
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport is connected to various main roads, including the D117, the E15, and others. To some extent, it is also connected to the D1 and the D5, D45, and D88. Traffic situations around the area are relatively light up to moderate, although heavy at certain sections due to one-way sets and intersections. There are plenty of roundabouts in the area too so you should know your exact destination, to avoid ending up going the wrong way and ultimately going back to the starting point. Intersections are aplenty here too, so make sure to read signs and check signals all the time.
Driving around Perpignan Airport
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport is near in proximity to the busy Perpignan area. Perpignan is located about 7.4 kilometres away from the airport, reachable via the Avenue Maurice Bellonte/D5G and crossing the Boulevard Edmont Michelet. It is a commune and considered as the capital of the Pyrenees-Orientales department in southern France. Since it is a major city, it is expected that driving within the area can be a pain during the usual rush hours. It is also quite confusing – especially if it is your first time – with the amount of roundabouts and intersections that criss-cross all the way to the city. It is advised to be careful when driving at all times, and be considerate especially if the traffic situations reach unbearable levels.
Getting to your destination
Perpignan itself is a beautiful site on the foothills of the Pyrenees. Spanish airs intermingle with the locals' French roots, creating an interesting mix.
Reach Perpignan by driving through Avenue Maurice Bellonte/D5G to the direction of central Perpignan. You may encounter slight build up on the Palais de Majorque and sections of the Cours Lazare Escarguel. No tolls are expected from here.
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