Auto Europa Car Rental at Trapani Airport

Trapani Airport is an Italian airport serving the city of Trapani, as well as other towns in the Sicily region of the country, and is located between the cities of Trapani and Marsala. It is right next to the area of Birgi Novo, and is therefore often referred to as the Birgi Airport, or as the Trapani-Birgi Airport. The civilian part of the establishment is also known as the Vicenzo Florio Airport, and has the official airport code of TPS. Although there are buses and taxis which serve the airport passengers, many travellers prefer to rent a car from one of the Trapani Airport car hire companies, such as Auto Europa. Auto Europa can offer competitive car rental rates, and is known for their excellent services.

The car rental companies at Trapani Airport are located within the passenger building, on the ground floor. They are nearby the arrival area, and their vehicles are parked in a car park on the airport grounds. Car hire at this location is therefore very convenient, and no further form of transport will be required. Although not open twenty-four hours a day, Auto Europa Trapani Airport is able to meet passengers from the majority of arrival flights, and may even provide out-of-office hour rentals and returns. An Auto Europa one way hire service may be an option as well, for renters who would rather not return to Trapani Airport. One way hires may be more expensive than ordinary rentals, but are convenient for certain travel itineraries.

Vehicles hired by Auto Europa are mechanically sound and are ideal for business or holiday rentals. They come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and are offered at varying rental rates, depending on the vehicle category chosen. For lower rental rates, the Mini and Economy vehicle categories are the most popular choices. They contain vehicles which are similar to the Ford Ka, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Panda, Renault Clio and Peugeot 207 Hatchback. Smaller vehicles usually come with a manual transmission, and may include features such as air conditioning and power steering. Compact and Midsize vehicles are slightly larger, with a bit more room for luggage, and include the Volkswagen Golf, Renault Megane Wagon, Ford Focus Clipper and the Fiat Croma. Many of these vehicles are ideal family rentals, or can be hired for single drivers or couples.

In the categories of Midsize, Standard and Fullsize, vehicles of a larger size can be hired, and may be ideal for families and groups of travellers. Five passengers are suitable for the Citroen C4 Picasso, while the Renault Espace can accommodate up to seven passengers. There is also the Fiat Ducato in the Standard category, ideal for up to nine passengers. A couple of luggage items can be stored in these vehicles as well.

The Trapani Airport car rental companies often offer all-inclusive rental rates, and lower prices when vehicles are hired online, in advance of the required rental period. Passengers arriving at Trapani Airport are recommended to hire their vehicle in advance, and to request additional items of equipment needed as early as possible. These items may include satellite navigation systems, child seats and luggage racks. From Auto Europa, prices can be quoted which include or exclude insurance packages, and there are no fees for cancelling a reservation, provided that a three day notice period is allowed. There are also no credit card fees for a rental from Auto Europa.

Options for customers with reduced mobility challenges are available from the car hire companies of Trapani Airport. Hand controls may be possible to hire by those with a lower limb disability, and are free of charge. A person unable to drive due to disability may also be the primary renter of a vehicle, by allocating a designated driver with a valid drivers license to operate the vehicle. In this case, the additional driver is free of charge. From Auto Europa, hand control equipment will need an advanced reservation.

For the majority of car rental companies in Italy, the primary renter and all additional drivers will need to be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid drivers license issued in the European Union. If the customer is from a foreign country, an International Driving Permit may be required. This document is acquired from the customer’s home country, before they leave for Trapani Airport, and serves as a translation for the local license. Both licenses should be carried at all times when driving in Italy. Although 21 is the minimum age requirement, drivers younger than 25 years of age will pay higher rental rates, in the form of young drivers insurance. This is an amount applicable per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental agreement, usually up until a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories.

All car hire companies in Italy require the primary renter to have a major credit card in their own name, as cash or debit cards cannot be used for payments. Auto Europa, at Trapani Airport, will be happy to provide all further details regarding your car hire needs.

From North America only:

Tel +1 207 842 2000

Fax +1 207 842-2222

1-888-223-5555 toll-free

Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at

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