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    Car hire at Montpellier Airport - For the Best of Southern France

    Situated closed to Montpellier’s city centre, in the heart of the sun-baked South of France, Montpellier-Méditerranée Airpot is the 11th-busiest air transportation hub in the country. Being the Languedoc-Roussillion region’s main gateway, it handles well over 2 million passengers every year, most of whom are looking for that very rare combination of excellent weather, great food, fine wine and glorious beaches.

    Handling just under 20,000 regular flights per year, Montpellier Airport serves dozens of destinations in France, Europe and Africa during the summer months. Also known as Fréjorgues Airport, it is located a few kilometres (a 15-minute drive) from the city in the Hérault department of the Occitanie region of southern France. First opened in 1946,it has good public transport links by bus or tram, as well as very efficient road connections in and out of the city centre.

    Rich in character and with an abundance of tourist attractions, Montpellier is a truly exceptional destination offering a taste of rural France within easy strking distance of the Mediterranean. With more than 300 sunny days a year, travellers flock from all four corners of the world to explore its ancient Historic Centre and stroll around the famous Place de la Comédie. And if you only have time to visit one museum, make sure it's the Musée Fabre, without doubt one of the most important fine arts museums in Europe.

    With a car hire from Montpellier Airport you can venture well beyond the city to discover many of the other glittering jewels of the French Riviera, namely Marseille, Nice and Cannes, all reachable by car from Montpellier. The choice of day-trips is endless, with plenty of fishing towns and beach resorts situated a short drive from the city. Chief among these is Beziers, one of the most ancient towns in all of Europe.

    Auto Europe offers the best deals for cheap car rental at Montpellier Airport and other top locations in the South of France. For help with your booking, please call our rental specialists on +44 123 3225 114 and they will be very happy to assist you. The best recommendations are from the customers themselves, so please visit our Montpellier car hire reviews page to see their user ratings and read their comments.

    Airport Information

    Serving over a hundred different destinations, Montpellier Airport (also known as Montpellier-Mediterranée) is a medium-sized air transportation facility in southern France. It serves the Languedoc-Roussillon area and offers travellers a convenient gateway to the Côte d'Azur, one of the world's most glamorous beach resort destinations. Montpellier Airport caters for non-stop passenger flights from over forty cities in almost twenty countries, as well as around a dozen domestic routes to and from key locatins in France.

    Montpellier Airport (MPL)
    Address: CS 10001 - 34 137 Maugio Cedex, France
    Telephone: +33 1 57 32 92 09
    Airlines operating at Montpellier Airport: The list of the most important airlines operating at Montpellier Airport currently includes Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air France, easyJet (London–Gatwick, plus seasonal to London–Luton), Flyr, KLM, Luxair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Royal Air Maroc, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia, TUI fly Belgium and Volotea.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Montpellier Airport

    To pick up your car rental at Montpellier Airport, you'll find most of the main vehicle suppliers's desk inside the terminal with their collection points very close by. The car rental centre is just outside the terminal building, next to parking hall P2, directly in front of you as you exit the arrivals. Make sure you have read through your car hire voucher from Auto Europe carefully before you approach the car rental desk. To return your car, head for the car rental car park and follow the P6/P8/Car Rental signs.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Montpellier Airport Avis at Montpellier Airport
    Arrivals Hall,
    Montpellier, France 34130

    +33 820 611642
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 2-6pm
    Budget Car Hire at Montpellier Airport Budget at Montpellier Airport
    Arrivals Hall,
    Montpellier, France34130
    +33 821 230493
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 2-6pm
    Enterprise Car Hire at Montpellier Airport Enterprise at Montpellier Airport
    Arrivals Hall
    Montpellier, France 34130

    +33 467 151347
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8am-8pm and Sun )am-8pm
    Hertz Car Hire at Montpellier Airport Hertz at Montpellier Airport
    Arrivals Hall
    Montpellier, France 34130

    +33 467 200464
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 8am-11pm and Sun 9am-11pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Montpellier Airport Sixt at Montpellier Airport
    Arrivals Hall
    Montpellier, France 34130

    +31 204 059 089
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 8am-10.30pm


    Covering 14,000 square-metres, Montpellier Airport's modern terminal building is divided into two large sections, one for departures and the other for arrivals. It has 13 aircraft parking stands and is designed to cater for between two and three million passengers movements every year.

    Airport Facilities

    Being an international airport in a popular holiday region, Montpellier Airport offers a full range of on-site passenger facilities, including a crèche, large Duty-free shop, estate agency and several bars and restaurants. There are multiple lounges and a free Wi-Fi Internet service is availale throughout the entire airport. ATM machines are plentiful and several airport hotels. are located nearby. There's also a children's playground on the upper level of the departures area, along with baby-changing facilities. Espace Mediterranee is a popular store selling produce of the region, including fine wines and olive oil. Reserved parking is available for the disabled and the airport is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access to all levels of the terminal building. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets and telephone kiosks for passengers of reduced mobility.

    How to get to and from Montpellier Airport

    The busy A9 motorway is close to the airport, which makes it very easy to pick up and drop off a car hire at Montpellier Airport via junction 29 (follow the signs for Montpellier-Est. The distance to the centre of Montpellier is a few kilometres, which takes around 20 minutes by car. An airport shuttle service operates between the centre and the airport, stopping at the centrally-located Place de l'Europe in the city's Antigone district. To get there by tramway, take line 1 or 2 and get off at Place de l'Europe (the shuttle journey takes around 25 minutes). Opened in 2017, the city's modern TGV train station is situated just 2 kilometres from the airport. Taxis are available at the airport terminal and buses leave every half hour or so for Montpellier.

    Parking Tips

    Parking in the city centre can be expensive, especially in the areas around Montpellier's low-emissions zone (known as the ZFE) into which most vehicles cannot enter at certain times of the day. However, several conveniently located overflow car parks exist on the outskirts of the city which are linked to the tram lines, with around 5,000 available parking spaces in these P+Tram car parks. Montpellier has six public car parks with 24-hour access as well as many features such as charging stations and spaces reserved for drivers of limited mobility. Prices vary according to the hours of parking, but in total there are more than 3,400 spaces available. With more than 2,000 spaces, passengers can also rent a car at Montpellier Airport and park it at the on-site long-, medium- or short-stay car parks and travel into the city using the public transport system.

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