Auto Europa Car Rental at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport is found in the United States of America, in the state of Pennsylvania, and is recognised by its IATA code of PHL. It is the largest airport in the state, and therefore one of the busiest airports in the country as well. Passengers arrive here from many other US cities, as well as from a large number of international countries. For passengers who require private transport, there are several car hire companies available, including Auto Europa Philadelphia International Airport. This company offers competitive car rental rates, as well as high quality vehicles.

The airport of PHL is well organised to receive arriving passengers, and has many areas in which various facilities are found. There are plenty of shops and restaurants available, as well as other useful services, such as free Wi-Fi connections and currency exchange outlets. From the airport many forms of ground transportation can be found as well, all from outside of the arrival areas. Passengers who have decided to rent a car should proceed to Zone 2 in the area outside of their terminal’s baggage reclaim area in order to locate the shuttle bus of their car hire company. The shuttles are free of charge, and take only a few minutes to reach the car hire companies, most of which are located at 1 Arrivals Road. The shuttles can also accommodate persons with disabilities, and all luggage items of the passengers. They are available twenty-four hours a day, or during all hours at which the car hire companies are open. Should information be required upon arriving at the airport, passengers can use the information telephones found in the arrival areas.

Passengers of Philadelphia International Airport have a wide range of vehicles from which to choose at Auto Europa. They could be driving one of the smaller models, ideal for city driving, and similar to the Chevy Aveo and Chevy Cobalt, or one of the large SUVs, such as the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is another SUV for hire, ideal for four passengers and up to five luggage items. SUVs are always considered to be comfortable ‘travelling’ vehicles, able to take you in style to any destination, whether it be in the city of Philadelphia or further away. All roads in the city can easily be driven in a private vehicle, and there are large roads that lead out of the city to areas nearby.

Although smaller vehicle models are less expensive to hire, families should be careful not to hire a car that is too small. For example, the Ford Focus is a lovely car for four passengers, but does not offer much room for luggage. More space is available in cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala. Passengers may also like to consider hiring a car such as the Buick Lucerne, especially if a more elegant car for business purposes is required. Further vehicles available from the Philadelphia International Airport car hire companies include the Hyundai Sonata, Cadillac CTS, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Charger and Mercury Grand Marquis. Keep in mind that all cars are hired by category, rather than by their specific makes and models.

Philadelphia Airport is designed to assist passengers with mobility challenges in many ways. There are elevators and pavement ramps, suitable restroom facilities and various other services available. Passengers may also request further assistance from their airline company. In order to accommodate drivers with disabilities, Auto Europa offers hand control equipment from their rental location at Philadelphia Airport. Hand controls are a device that operate the brake and accelerator pedals of certain automatic vehicles and may be requested by persons with lower limb disabilities. From Auto Europa, hand control equipment is free of charge, but recommended to be requested at least forty-eight hours prior to when the vehicle will be collected. All cars are recommended to be hired online, in advance.

An option from many of the Philadelphia International Airport car rental companies is a one way hire, whereby vehicles can be dropped off at a different rental location. Auto Europa one way hires may even be free of charge, but their price will mainly depend on the return location chosen for the vehicle and the duration of the rental period. All usual rentals should be returned to the airport, before the rental contract expires. Late returns will be charged an extra day’s rental. Sometimes a grace period of half an hour or so is permitted. Return your vehicle full if you did not purchase fuel, but as empty as possible if a full tank of fuel was purchased when the vehicle was collected. Always take note of the type of fuel that your vehicle requires, as using the wrong fuel may result in charges for having the engine cleaned. Although reasonable wear and tear is expected, look after your rented car, and return it in the same condition as it was received.

To hire a car from Auto Europa, have your credit card and driving license on hand, and ensure that all drivers of the vehicle meet the location’s minimum age requirements. Usually, any person 21 years of age or older are permitted to hire a vehicle, however, persons younger than 25 will be subject to higher rental rates. The additional amount to pay could be around $30.00 per day of car hire, and per underage driver listed on the rental contract. Drivers from foreign countries may need additional documentation to validate their contract, for example, an International Driving Permit, a return airline ticket and a passport.

Auto Europa, at Philadelphia International Airport will be happy to assist with all further enquiries regarding their car rental services.

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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