Treviso Airport is quite a large Italian airport, with just over two million passengers every year. The main airline companies available include Ryanair, Germanwings and Wizz Air. Treviso Airport is commonly referred to as the Treviso Venice Airport, due to its close proximity to the large city of Venice, or as the Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport. It has the official airport code of TSF. Buses and taxis offer transport to arriving passengers, but often a rented car from one of the Treviso Airport car hire companies is preferable. The airport car rental companies have competitive rental rates and all supply a large selection of high quality vehicles.
Treviso Airport has a new terminal building, adequate in size for handling the number of passengers which pass through it each year, and which is well equipped with a variety of useful facilities for arriving and departing passengers. The building was completed in 2007, and is named after Antonio Canova, a famous Italian artist. It is a modern construction, with three levels. Passengers will arrive on the ground floor of the terminal, can access departure facilities on the first floor, and the offices of airport authorities are located on the third level. After passengers have collected their luggage items, they will find the Treviso Airport car rental companies in the arrival hall, and they include Sixt, Hertz, Avis, National, Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Easycar, Thrifty, Dollar, Maggiore and Auto Europa. The vehicles from these companies are parked in a nearby airport car park, and are easily accessed on foot.
Cars from Italian airports, including Treviso Airport, should be reserved in advance of the passenger’s arrival, so that the lowest rental rates can be arranged, and the ideal car for their leisure or business trip will be provided. An earlier booking online is often the most convenient way to stipulate your preferences.
All items of equipment required for the rented car should also be reserved early, and they may include child seats, satellite navigation systems and luggage racks. Child seats are provided in various sizes, and are required according to the Italian road rules for children up to the age of four. Although a satellite navigation system may not be required by law, it is certainly a great asset to your driving experience, and will help you to find any destination. It also usually comes pre-programmed with a list of points of interest. From the rental companies at Treviso Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers are an option for those with a lower limb disability, and are free of charge. The hand control device works with the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle, and may include a steering wheel knob.
Vehicles from the Treviso Airport car rental companies include smaller models such as the Smart For Two, Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2, Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2, Fiat 500, Renault Twingo, Renault Clio and Citroen C3. They are usually found in the Mini or Economy car groups, and come with features that include air conditioning, ABS brakes and radio cassette players. The smaller vehicle models are also with a manual transmission. Larger vehicles hired, with more room for luggage, include the Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Scenic, VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9, Citroen C3 Picasso STW, Renault Megane STW and the Mercedes C220 Elegance SW 2.2. Groups of travellers with also find various good rental options available, for example, the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0 for seven passengers and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8 and Renault Trafic for nine passengers. Passengers may find convertibles, premium and luxury vehicles and SUVs available from certain car hire companies as well.
Upon collection of the rented car, the primary renter and all additional drivers should be present, in order to show their driving licenses. They will need to be at least 21 years of age (23 or 25 for certain vehicle categories), and a major credit card should be presented for payment of the rental period. Foreign renters may require an International Driving Permit. Depending on the length of your rental period, the vehicle will need to returned either with a full tank of fuel, or an ‘empty as possible’ fuel tank. Longer rentals usually require the customer to purchase fuel upfront, in which case the car may be returned empty. No refunds are given for unused fuel. Find out from your car rental company which type of fuel is required for your vehicle, as it could be unleaded petrol or diesel. If you would like to return the vehicle to a rental location other than Treviso Airport, one way hire services can be arranged. Additional charges may be applicable to one way hires, but they may also be priced the same as an ordinary rental.
In Italy, motorists use the right-hand side of the road, and should follow all the road rules in place. The country employs very strict laws regarding drunk driving, by only allowing 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood, and seatbelts for front and back passengers are obligatory. In recent years, speed/radar traps are frequent, and anyone caught speeding could be issued a heavy fine. The general speed limits to follow are 50kph in urban areas, 90kpm on open roads outside of the city, 110kph on dual carriageways and 130kph on motorways/autostrada. Speeds should be considerably lowered when the roads are wet.
Although Italy is quite famous for its unruly drivers, a rented car is quite possible to navigate between towns and cities, and is surely the best and most convenient way to explore the Veneto region. Perhaps just avoid the busy city centres in your vehicle, and rather take public transport. Find out all further details from the Treviso Airport car hire companies.