Carefree driving in the South of France: Car rental tips

Nowadays, flying is so affordable that it is cheaper to fly to the south of France and rent a car from there to your holiday villa. As a result, you do not lose time in traffic jams and it is ideal for short holidays. But what is the easiest way to book a rental car, where do you pick it up and what insurance do you need?

At Nice and Toulon airport you will find various options for car rental. Nice Airport has two terminals of which Terminal 2 is the newest. If you fly with KLM/Air France or EasyJet, you will arrive at Terminal 2. Here you have the opportunity to quickly walk to the Car Rental Center (behind Parking P5) where almost all well-known rental companies are located, such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and National. If you arrive at Terminal 1, where Transavia, Ryanair and Lufthansa fly, you can easily travel to Terminal 2 via the shuttle. You will find cheaper rental companies, such as Truche, mainly around Terminal 1. At Toulon Airport you only have 1 terminal and there is an easy walking route to the rental companies.

Renting a car online has many advantages over arranging on the spot. By booking in advance you are assured of availability of the desired model and the chance of a discount is greater. In addition, many car rental companies offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival, so you can always make changes and find the best deal.

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