There are many quality car hire companies available at Bergamo Airport, and Avis is one of the major rental companies situated in the arrivals area of this airport. Avis is known to offer very affordable rental rates. Bergamo Airport is also often referred to as Orio al Serio Airport, and is located only 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan. Orio al Serio Airport is one of the three major airports of Milan, Italy. Other car hire companies at the airport, besides Avis, include Hertz, National, Sixt, Alamo, Budget and Easycar.
Avis, at Bergamo Airport, is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00, and on Saturdays between 08:00 and 20:00. On Sundays their operating hours are from 09:00 to 20:00. Although customers can hire a vehicle directly from the car hire counters of Avis, many people like to book their vehicle in advance from Avis’ website (www.avis.com). An advanced reservation will ensure that you receive the vehicle that you need for your travels, as well as any additional equipment that may be required, such as a baby safety seat, child booster seat or satellite navigation system. The child seats from Avis are suitable for children between 9 and 18 kilograms (20 – 40 lbs), and booster seats are suitable for children up to the age of ten. Many renters like to hire a navigation system along with their vehicle to ensure that they reach their destination with ease. Navigation systems also usually have thousands of pre-programmed points of interest, so that you will always be able to find the nearest hotel, restaurant, gas station, pharmacy etc.
At this Avis location, primary renters are required to be at least 21 years old, and have a valid drivers license. Drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 will pay an extra fee per day of rental (up to a maximum of ten days) for a ‘Young Driver Fee’. Younger drivers may also not rent a vehicle from the following categories: H (Full Size), I (Intermediate), J (Economy), L (Premium) and N (Convertible). Payment for the rental can be made with any of the major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard, Visa) or by an Avis Charge Card. Debit cards are not usually accepted. In terms of insurances, Collision Damage Waiver is optional, but Theft Protection is mandatory. Other types of insurance are also available from Avis at Bergamo Airport.
Avis has twelve vehicle categories from which customers can find their ideal rental choice. All the vehicles are priced and booked according to these categories. A popular car class is the Economy, and vehicles in this category include the Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic, New Corsa 1.2 16V Enjoy, Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 and the Nissan Micra 1.2. These vehicles are able to accommodate between four and five people, can store one or two large luggage items, and between one and three smaller luggage items. Cars in this category are ideal for the average sized family, and are very fuel efficient. They are all vehicles with a manual transmission, except the Nissan Micra, which has an automatic transmission.
Slightly larger vehicles are available in the categories of Intermediate and Full Size, such as the Mercedes Classe A180, Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 and BMW Series 320D Eletta. For customers who will be attending an important business or private function, the vehicles in the Premium category are sure to make an excellent impression. They are vehicles that are elegant and stylish, and have more luxurious features than the average rental. Examples in this category include the Mercedes E220 CDI Classic. These vehicles are also able to seat up to five people, and have space for two large luggage items and two smaller luggage items.
Avis aims to meet the requirements of all their customers, and those looking for cars with a more spacious interior will not be disappointed with Avis’ range of vehicles. There are the categories of Compact Wagon and Intermediate Wagon, and these vehicles can seat up to five people and store five or more large items of luggage. The Ford Focus 1.6 and Volkswagen Passat 1.9 Wagon are vehicles in these categories. To seat even more passengers, cars can be hired from the Minivan, Full Size Van or Premium Van categories. The Nuovo Ducato Panorama can seat up to nine people, and the Ford Galaxy 2.0 can seat up to seven people. They also have plenty of room for luggage.
Customers who enjoy renting from Avis Bergamo Airport can become a member of Avis Preferred. This membership is free, and available to all customers, no matter whether you are an occasional or frequent renter. The benefits of being an Avis Preferred member include pre-prepared paperwork when you arrive at the counter, VIP service at the Priority Avis Preferred counters, and your vehicle parked in the most convenient area. Some locations even offer a dedicated cabin in the car park for their Avis Preferred members, and will have the car keys waiting in the vehicle so that you can bypass the counter. Reservations are also faster and easier because you can use a dedicated call center reservation line, and access all your details online.
Avis, at their Bergamo Airport location, can provide more information about their vehicles available to rent, as well as their rental procedures and policies.
Aeroporto Orio al Serio
Telephone Numbers: (39) 035-310192