Brindisi Airport is located approximately three kilometers from the city of Brindisi, in southern Italy’s Apulia (Puglia) region. It is also nearby some popular holiday resorts in Lecce, and the beautiful coastal towns in the Salento region. Due to its location, Brindisi Airport is also commonly referred to as Brindisi Papola Casale Airport, or Aeroporto del Salento, with the official airport code of BDS. Within the airport’s single terminal building, there are several car hire companies, one of which is Auto Europa. Many passengers arriving at Brindisi Airport enjoy the good services offered by Auto Europa, as well as their reasonable rental rates.
Auto Europa Brindisi Airport is located in the arrivals area, and is open from Mondays to Saturdays between the hours of 08:30 and 23:00, and on Sundays from 09:00 to 23:00. Customers may also book their vehicle in advance, from Auto Europa’s website, at www.autoeuropa.com. Renting a car online has become the most popular way to organize travel arrangements, since the majority of people nowadays have access to the internet. It is a simple and convenient process, and offers peace of mind in knowing that your ideal car will be ready and waiting for you at the airport. It is possible to hire extra items of equipment online as well, such as child safety seats or a satellite navigation system. These items will cost a bit extra per day of rental, but are well worth the extra Euro, as they greatly contribute to the safety and ease of your journey.
Every car hire company has their own terms and conditions for primary renters, but in Italy, most of the requirements of the various companies are similar. Auto Europa requires the primary renter to be no less then 21 years of age, and to have a valid drivers license. Usually the renter in his/her country of residence must have held the driver’s license for at least a year prior to the rental date. Foreign renters may also be required to have an International Driving Permit, in particular those with licenses that are printed in a non-Roman alphabet. However, it is always recommended for drivers to have an IDP when traveling in a foreign country. Most car hire companies charge a higher rental rate for primary renters between the ages of 21 and 25, and this is referred to as a ‘young drivers fee’. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories.
Car hire companies usually offer various types of insurance to go with your car rental, some of which are optional and others that could be mandatory. However, before taking out insurance with your car hire company, find out if your credit card company offers sufficient cover. A major credit card will be needed in order to pay for your rental from Auto Europa. Accepted credit cards usually include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / MasterCard and Visa.
All vehicles at Auto Europa are hired by car category, rather than by their specific makes and models. There is a wide range of car categories at Auto Europa, with cars of all shapes and sizes. The Economy category is a popular choice amongst many renters, as they are smaller models and very practical for city driving. They are light on fuel, and usually come with good rental rates. The Fiat Panda in this category seats three people, while the Fiat 500, Peugeot 207 and Fiat Grande Punto all seat up to four people. These vehicles are ideal for single drivers, couples and even small families without too much luggage. Vehicles in the Compact category are of a similar size, and include the Mercedes A Class, Alfa Romeo 147 and Alfa Romeo Mito, as well as the VW Golf Plus which seats up to five people. The Renault Megane Wagon is also available in this category, and a good choice if you need extra luggage space.
All Mid Size, Standard and Fullsize vehicles at Auto Europa generally seat up to five people, and make excellent vehicles for families or business passengers. They are a good choice for all types of driving, and come with many extra amenities. The Nissan Primera, an automatic vehicle, Fiat Sedici, Fiat Croma, VW Touran, Renault Scenic and VW Tiguan are all example vehicles in the Mid Size category. The VW Tiguan can be a manual or automatic vehicle. Standard size vehicles include the Alfa Romeo 159 and Peugeot 5008, while the BMW 3 Series, Alfa GT and Audi A4 are found in the Full Size category. The Fiat Ducato is a larger vehicle, and ideal for groups of travelers, as it can seat up to nine passengers.
A wide range of Premium and Luxury vehicles are also available from Auto Europa, such as the Audi Q5, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes Vito, which can accommodate up to nine passengers. Auto Europa not only offers excellent car hire options, but also runs over 30,000 three, four and five star European hotels, and offers chauffeur and transfer services, prestige sports car rental, mobile phone and GPS rentals, and motorhome rentals. Auto Europa currently has over 4,000 car rental locations.
Customers can contact Auto Europa, at Brindisi Airport for further enquiries, or visit their website, at www.autoeuropa.com. Customers from North America can use the toll-free contact number of 1-888-223-5555, while customers from other areas can use the correct international number listed on Auto Europa’s website.