Europcar Car Rental at Tampa
Europcar Tampa Airport
Tampa International Airport is located just west of central Tampa, in the state of Florida. It is an American airport of note, as it handles over sixteen million passengers every year. The airport is recognised by its IATA code of TPA, and is in Hillsborough County. It has many facilities for its passengers, including car hire companies, such as Europcar Tampa International Airport, a well-known company that provides car hire services to airport passengers around the world. There are many great cars that can be hired from Tampa Airport, and in a private vehicle is considered as the best way to travel.
The car hire companies of this airport can be found nearby the baggage claim areas of the terminal, and are quite accessible on foot, however, monorail trains are available as well from Level 5 of the short-term car park. The trains run the short distance to the long-term parking garage, where many of the car hire companies are based. There is currently one main terminal building at the airport which has four satellite buildings that are known as Airsides A, C, E and F. Arriving passengers will disembark from their aircraft at one of the airside buildings, and take the people mover train to the main building and the baggage claim halls. Although the airport is quite large, all facilities are well signposted, and information counters are available if any assistance is required. Take note that the airline companies, baggage claim halls and other airport facilities are also colour-coded. Red for facilities on the north side of the terminal and blue for the facilities on the south side.
Although Europcar hires vehicles from Tampa Airport, their customers will need to make the collection from the National Car Hire counters. National is a partner of Europcar, and is open twenty-four hours a day at this car rental location. Advanced and online reservations are recommended, especially if a specific type of car is required, as car hire is popular from the airport. There may also not be an abundance of luxury or larger sized vehicles, SUVs or convertibles available. Online reservations often provide lower car rental rates as well.
The Tampa International Airport car hire companies offer their vehicles by category, rather than by specific make and model (besides Hertz and Budget). Cars in each category are similar in size, shape and characteristics. The Chevrolet Aveo is found in the Economy category, the Nissan Versa is a car of the Compact category and the Toyota Corolla is found in the Midsize category. These are all very popular vehicles to hire, as they come with low rental rates and are ideal for four or five travellers. They are good for families as well, provided that there are not too many luggage items to load. Cars such as the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala offer more room for luggage. Europcar may also hire vehicles that have the capacity for a larger number of passengers, such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Lincoln Navigator and Chevrolet Express. All seat seven besides the Chevrolet Express, which is a Passenger Van able to seat up to fifteen people.
Keep in mind that larger or luxury vehicles (such as the Cadillac DTS) will usually require their primary renter to be 25 years of age or older, while the ordinary categories such as Economy will accept renters who are just 21 years of age or older. All renters will need to meet the location’s minimum requirements for car hire, which include a valid drivers license and a major credit card. Although a credit card must still be owned, persons older than 25 can use a debit card at the start of the rental period when a hold for the rental charges is placed on the renter’s account. A debit card or credit card may be used for the final payment. Keep in mind that all the Tampa International Airport car rental companies will charge higher rental rates for persons under the age of 25.
Europcar one way hires may be a useful option for persons who do not wish to drive their vehicle back to Tampa Airport. One way hires therefore allow the vehicle to be returned to a different rental location, which could be at another airport or downtown. Additional charges may be applicable for this service depending on the length of the contract and the preferred return location. When a vehicle is hired it will be clean and filled with fuel. It will also be checked for existing damages, and any found will be noted. This protects the next customer from being blamed for damages they did not cause. When the vehicle is returned, it should have a full tank of fuel if fuel was not purchased. If the customer did purchase fuel, it may be returned as empty as possible.
A simple way to make your journey easier in unfamiliar territory is to hire a satellite navigation system from Europcar. The GPS units offered are of a high quality, and come with many useful features. They all offer turn-by-turn directions, clear and accurate visuals, a selection of languages and a pre-programmed list of points of interest, that could list many of the most popular attractions in the vicinity of Tampa International Airport. Hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available from Europcar. Hand control equipment may be used only by persons with a lower limb disability, and is free of charge. Remember to include a child seat(s) in your rental as well if you are travelling with a baby or young children.
Information regarding the details of car hire can be obtained from Europcar at Tampa International Airport.
Tampa International Airport
National Car Hire Counters
511 W. Spruce Street
United States of America
Telephone Number: +1 (813) 3964140