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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT TOULOUSE - BLAGNAC AIRPORT

About Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS)


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Address: Hall D'arrivées, Hall D'arrivées, Blagnac, 31700

  Getting around

Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) is located 3.6 miles (6.7 km) northwest of Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France. Airport car rentals from Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz are located in the Public Area of Hall C.

Although it’s technically a big city, Toulouse maintains a laid-back vibe and much of its Old World historical charm. That’s great for sightseeing in the city center, since most attractions are within walking distance of each other. But it’s not great news for visitors who plan to rent a car during their visit. Parking in central Toulouse is “pas bon” (not good), as the French would say. Big city = big city prices.

You’ll encounter traffic congestion during rush hours in Toulouse and the motorway toll roads are not cheap, either. The two-hour, 224 km (139 mi) trip to Bordeaux will set you back more than a day’s rental rate. Meanwhile, the complicated series of winding alleys in the city center eventually gives way to a standard grid pattern in outlying areas. Either way, you’re going to want a GPS in your car hire.

That said, renting a car is a must if you intend exploring the gateway to this beautiful tourist  region, of the Pyrenees mountains, bordering Spain, the Atlantic SW France coast, and the Mediterranean region.

  Choosing your car

With a range of attractions consolidated in the city center, many visitors have exhausted their sightseeing activities after a day or two in Toulouse, and decide to explore the Pyrenees Mountains. Choosing the right car may involve a combination of travel plans. A compact Renault has the perfect combination of city driving size and highway performance. You can tour the region in a standard Citreon and still squeeze into those tight parking spaces in the city center. Families and groups will appreciate the spacious comfort of a Peugeot 7-9 seater minivan. And a BMW SUV with 4WD offers the best of all worlds with room for 5 passengers and all their gear.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Toulouse Blagnac Airport

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For visits to the historical city center, locals recommend driving to a metro station on the outskirts of central Toulouse, find parking there, and hop the train downtown.

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Believe it or not, there’s nothing terribly outstanding about driving in Toulouse — that is, if you’re already familiar with driving in France. Otherwise, visitors will need to educate themselves about the ins and outs of French motor transportation.

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Most (TLS) airport car rentals come with manual transmission.

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Unless otherwise posted, national default speed limits in France are 50 km/h in developed areas, 80 km/h on national roads, and 130 km/h on the motorways.

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The French government posts daily traffic density forecasts. Black means heavy congestion — everywhere. Orange means it’s congested, but only in some places. Red means busy, expect delays at major interchanges. And Green means no worries, have a nice day.

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A most significant portion of motorways (autoroutes) in France are toll roads. Most designated A roads (i.e. A16) are not free. National roads designated N are arguably decent alternatives to paying tolls. However, word on the street says that for longer road trips over two hours in any direction, it’s generally worth the money to pay the toll and save yourself the heartache of getting lost in the French countryside.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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3. Does Toulouse - Blagnac Airport have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Toulouse - Blagnac Airport to a different drop off location in France?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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6. Is it better to rent at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for Jul at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Toulouse - Blagnac Airport?