Las Vegas Airport is also known as the McCarran International Airport, as it is named after Pat McCarran, a former Nevada Senator, and has been allocated the official IATA code of LAS. The airport is located just five miles from the central business district of Las Vegas, is served by a large number of airline carriers and offers several forms of ground transport for arriving passengers. There are also car hire companies at the airport, for example, Auto Europa Las Vegas Airport, a car rental company well known around the world for their excellent rental rates. Auto Europa has been providing car hire services for over fifty years, and has more than 8,000 car rental locations in 130 countries.
Passengers of Las Vegas International Airport will arrive at Terminal 2 if they are on an international or charter flight, and at Terminal 1 if on any other type of flight. Terminal 1 is the larger of the two passenger buildings, with four concourses and many passenger facilities. Currently in construction is Terminal 3, that will be the new international terminal of the airport, designed with state-of-the-art technology and facilities. The new terminal is due to open mid-2012, and will have fourteen gates and a variety of shops and restaurants. The current two terminal buildings are linked by shuttle bus, and passengers will also need to take a shuttle to the Las Vegas Airport Car Rental Centre, that is located approximately 3 miles from the terminal buildings, at 7135 Gilespie Street. Auto Europa can be reached by shuttle twenty-four hours a day, at any time, as the buses leave approximately every five minutes from outside of Exit Doors 10 and 11. The shuttles are free of charge, and accessible to disabled travellers.
Auto Europa’s vehicles are parked at the Car Rental Centre as well, therefore once passengers have shuttled to the area there is no need for further transport. To hire a car from Auto Europa the primary renter should be at least 21 years of age, and will need to show a valid drivers license that has been issued in the United States. Foreign renters will require a Canadian-endorsed driving license, and/or a valid passport. A return airline ticket may be required as well. Although 21 is the minimum age to rent a car at Las Vegas Airport, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may only have access to a limited number of car categories, and will pay higher rental rates for young drivers insurance. The surcharges could amount to around an additional $30.00 per day of car hire, and will be charged per young driver registered on the rental contract. Young driver fees are applicable at all Las Vegas Airport car hire companies.
A major credit card will also be required for the initial hold that is placed on the renter’s account. The hold will be for the amount of the estimated rental charges, and the funds will not be available for use. The car hire companies of the airport may also allow a debit card hold (debit cards with the Mastercard or Visa logo), however, an additional $200.00 could be held when a debit card is used. At the end of the rental period, once the car has been safely returned, customers may use a credit card, debit card or even cash for the payment due. The rental terms and conditions of each Las Vegas Airport car rental company may differ slightly, therefore its best to contact Auto Europa should any details need clarification. It is also recommended to hire a car online, in advance of your arrival at the airport.
An advanced reservation will also give you the opportunity to reserve child seats and a satellite navigation system should they be required, and to arrange an Auto Europa one way hire if only going ‘one way’ from Las Vegas Airport. One way hire services allow the customer to return their car to a different rental location. Hired cars may only be permitted to be driven to nearby states, such as California, Utah and Arizona. It is best to confirm your return location with Auto Europa as early as possible. Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers may be requested as well, by persons with a lower limb disability. The device works with certain types of automatic vehicles, and may include a steering wheel knob. From the rental location of Las Vegas Airport, hand controls will require a reservation of at least two days in advance of your arrival. They are also free of charge, whereas child seats and GPS units will cost a little extra per day of hire.
A quote from Auto Europa will be ‘basic’, which means that only taxes, third party liability insurance and fire insurance are included. Customers will need to arrange additional insurance for their vehicles, and take note of any location surcharges that could be applicable. The majority of vehicles are hired with unlimited mileage, but certain Luxury cars and convertibles will have limited miles. Vehicles from Auto Europa, Las Vegas Airport, could be similar to the Chevy Aveo, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Chevy Malibu, the Dodge Journey, Nissan Sentra, Chevy Impala, Pontiac G6 and the Hyundai Sonata. Larger minivans and SUVs are available as well, such as the Chrysler Town and Country for seven passengers, the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Kia Sedona for seven, the Toyota RAV 4, Nissan X-Terra, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chevrolet Tahoe.
From Auto Europa, customers can even hire a motorcycle or scooter. Some available include the Triumph Bonneville T100, Honda Shadow 750, Vespa 150-250 cc, Harley Sportster 883, Harley Street Glide, Harley Road King, Harley Fat Boy, Honda Gold Wing and the Honda 3-Wheel Trike. All further details regarding car rentals or motorcycle rentals are available from Auto Europa, Las Vegas Airport.
From North America only:
Tel +1 207 842 2000
Fax +1 207 842-2222
Alternatively – view international phone list on Auto Europa’s website, at www.autoeuropa.com.