Trapani Airport is located nearby the city of Trapani, in Italy, and is the third largest airport in terms of passenger traffic in the region of Sicily. Around 1.5 million or more passengers pass through the airport every year, and it is a popular arrival point for tourists, as there are many attractions in the area. Trapani Airport lies next to Birgi Novo, and is therefore referred to as the Trapani-Birgi Airport, while it’s other name is the Vicenzo Florio Airport. The best way to move around is by rented car, from companies such as Sixt Trapani Airport. Sixt offers their customers a wide range of vehicles, and several innovative car rental services.
The Trapani Airport car hire companies are found in the airport terminal, which was recently renovated in 2009. It offers modern facilities on two floors, with the arrival hall on the ground level. However, the car rental offices of Sixt are located at a short distance from the airport, and the company therefore offers a meet and greet service at Trapani Airport. A shuttle bus is available for the transport of passengers to the rental location, and is available at regular intervals while Sixt is open for business. Their operating hours are from 08:00 to 21:00, Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays from 08:00 to 13:00. Although not in the airport terminal, passengers will find renting a car from Sixt to be convenient. The shuttle bus offered by Sixt is also accessible by disabled passengers, and is free of charge.
Vehicles collected from the Sixt rental location at Trapani Airport will need to be returned to the same area, and the shuttle bus will take passengers to the airport terminal, however, it is also possible to arrange a Sixt one way hire, and return the rented car to a different location in Italy. There may be additional charges for this service, but it is much more convenient should you not be returning to Trapani Airport. One way hire services are available for the majority of vehicles, but sometimes only a few varieties are allowed out the country, for cross-border rentals. Some car hire companies also do not allow cross-border rentals. It is recommended to find out all details from Sixt before leaving for Trapani. Sixt at Trapani Airport is not open twenty-four hours a day, and therefore they offer out-of-office hour collections and returns.
Special services from Sixt are available for customers with a Sixt Express Card. This card can be arranged for all customers, whether only occasional renters or more frequent renters. It is free of charge, and allows access to a range of useful services designed to help the customer save time and money. The Sixt Quick-Check-In terminals can be used at many of their rental locations, if you don’t want to queue at the reservation counters. It will work if you have an existing reservation. Simply insert your credit card or Sixt Express Card into the terminal to access your reservation, choose one of three vehicles and print your rental contract. The keys of the vehicle are kept in the safe. The Sixt Mobile-Check-In and Sixt Online-Check-In services are also available. More frequent renters can also enjoy further benefits with the Sixt Gold Card, and ladies can enjoy the same corporate rental rates as their partners with the Sixt Ladies Card.
The Trapani Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles for hire, and Sixt is no exception. There are cars as small as the Smart For Two, or as large as the Renault Trafic for nine passengers. Everything in between is available as well, including cars which are light on fuel and ideal for city driving, cars with more room for luggage and cars which are suitable for prestigious business events. Smaller vehicle models hired by Sixt include the Fiat 500, Renault Twingo, Fiat Panda, Renault Clio and Citroen C3, and estate cars suitable for family rentals are similar to the Citroen C3 Picasso STW, Renault Megane STW and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class T-Modell. This car includes a satellite navigation system in it’s rental, which is most convenient. More elegant vehicles from Sixt include the Chrysler 300 C and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class with an automatic transmission.
Equipment such as satellite navigation systems and child seats are not usually included in the rental, and will need to be requested by the customer, preferably, in advance of your arrival at Trapani Airport. Car seats should be used for children aged four years old and younger, as it they are required by law, and ensure that every other person in the vehicle wears his/her seatbelts at all times. The road rules in Italy are quite stringent, and there are laws against drunk driving and speeding. New speed limits for the country were set a few years back, and there are frequent radar traps on the roads. Unlike before, now even drivers from foreign countries are liable to pay heavy fines for speeding in Italy.
Sixt hand controls for disabled drivers may be possible to hire by persons with a lower limb disability, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. This device is free of charge, but will require an advanced reservation from Trapani Airport. Hand controls may also include a steering wheel knob. Additional services could also be available for customers with disabilities, for example, a person who is unable to drive can still be the primary renter of a vehicle from Sixt, and use his/her credit card to pay for the rental, provided that a designated driver with a valid drivers license is able to accompany the disabled person. This additional driver is free of charge. In general, Sixt vehicles can be hired by anyone 21 years of age or older, provided they have a valid driving license and payment card.
Contact Sixt, Trapani Airport, for all further enquiries regarding car rental procedures.
Sixt station Sicily Trapani Airport TPS
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Telephone Number: +39-0923-28533
Fax Number: +39-0923-030554