Auto Europa Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport

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Auto Europa Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International Airport

Ottawa International Airport is located just 10.2km, or 6.3 miles south of the city centre of Ottawa, in the Ontario region of Canada. It is an airport of reasonable size, as it handles over four million passengers per annum, and is regarded as the sixth largest airport in the country. The airport is known by its code of YOW, and also as the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Although buses and taxis offer transport to arriving passengers, many prefer to rent a car, from the Ottawa International Airport car hire companies. Auto Europa is one of these companies that provide high quality vehicles for hire. Auto Europa is also well known at many airport locations for their reasonable car rental rates.

The car hire companies of Ottawa Airport are easily located in the Parkade building, across the roadway from the terminal building. There is just a single terminal for passenger facilities at Ottawa Airport, but it is sufficient in size to handle the number of passengers it receives on a yearly basis. It is a new terminal, opened for operations in 2003, and has recently been expanded to meet the growing needs of the airport. The arrival halls are found on the ground level of the terminal, while departure facilities are found on the upper levels. International passengers will need to collect their baggage from the Canada Customs Hall, while the baggage carousels for domestic passengers are found in the main area. The company of Auto Europa Ottawa International Airport is open seven days a week, during most hours of the day and night, when there are arrival flights expected at the airport.

Auto Europa guarantees their airport passengers the best price possible for a hire car, and twenty-four hour customer service. There are also no credit card fees when hiring a vehicle from Auto Europa. Should a customer decide to cancel their reservation, it is best to be done three or more days prior to the agreed vehicle collection time, as then there will be no cancellation fees. Auto Europa is a company that has been providing car rental services since 1954, and today have over 8,000 car hire locations around the world. They offer a wide choice of vehicle categories at Ottawa Airport, at basic package rates that include VAT (Value Added Tax), liability insurance and fire insurance. The customer could add any other types of insurance that are required, for example, collision damage waiver and theft protection.

The smaller of Auto Europa’s vehicles are found in the Economy and Compact car groups, and these are usually the least expensive of cars to hire. They include the Toyota Yaris and the Chevy Cobalt, able to seat up to four passengers and store a couple of luggage items. Although they have a nice price, many customers require something a little larger, perhaps similar to the Pontiac G6 in the Midsize class, the Chevy Impala in the Fullsize class or the Ford Fusion in the Standard vehicle category. The Ottawa International Airport car rental companies also offer many larger sized vehicles, in Minivan and SUV categories. The Dodge Grand Caravan from Auto Europa can seat seven, and some examples of SUVs include the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. The SUVs have a large space for luggage, and all have automatic transmissions. Most of the vehicles hired in Canada are automatic, but a manual vehicle may be possible to request as well.

Vehicles for hire are recommended to be reserved in advance, and should also be specified if they are to be arranged as an Auto Europa one way hire from Ottawa International Airport. One way hire services are for customers who are going ‘one way’, and who will not be returning to the place from where they collected their vehicle. Certain car hire companies offer this service, but others may not, therefore its best to make early enquiries. Cross-border rentals may also be permitted, and allow the vehicles hired to be driven across the Canadian border to cities in the United States. Watertown is about 150km from the airport.

Auto Europa offers various items of equipment for hire along with their vehicles. Customers can hire a child seat for their baby or toddler, a booster seat for older children and a satellite navigation system for modern maps of the area. The GPS devices are of top quality, and provide continuous maps, directions in voice or visual mode and come pre-programmed with many points of interest. Although these items cost a little extra, they are often required for a safe and easy journey in Canada, and are well worth the money spent. Try to reserve equipment early, in order to ensure its availability. Free, however, are Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers. From Ottawa International Airport, hand controls are available on various types of automatic vehicles, and are used by persons with a lower limb disability.

To hire a car from Auto Europa, Ottawa International Airport, the primary renter should be at least 21 years of age, the holder of a major credit card and will need to show a valid drivers license upon collection of the vehicle. Additional drivers should meet the same requirements as the primary renter. Auto Europa can be contacted for details regarding their car hire services in Canada.

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