Europcar Winnipeg Airport

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Europcar Winnipeg Airport

Winnipeg International has been in existence since the early 1900’s, and today is one of Canada’s largest and busiest airports. Its passenger traffic exceeds three million every year, and it is therefore rated as the eighth largest in the country. The airport is also one of only eight with US border preclearance facilities. Winnipeg’s airport, with the official IATA code of YWG, is a modern establishment, offering various amenities and options for ground transport. There are also car hire companies available, such as Europcar Winnipeg. This car rental company has many locations around the world, and are very popular with airport passengers.

The car hire companies at this airport location are found on the main level of the parkade building, which is a new four-level construction that was built in 2006. It is just opposite the main terminal building, within easy walking distance of the baggage reclaim areas. In general, all facilities of Winnipeg Airport are easy to locate, and convenient for access. The main terminal is home to the majority of the airport’s airline companies, but there are also another two smaller terminals nearby, which are used by Perimeter Aviation and Kivallig Air, who operate smaller aircraft. Passengers who have arranged a vehicle from Europcar will need to go to the National car rental counters in order to collect their vehicle. National is a partner of Europcar, and will efficiently set you on your way to Winnipeg. All passengers are recommended to make an advanced online car rental reservation in order to secure low car rental rates.

At the rental counters you will need to show your valid drivers license, which has been issued in Canada or the United States of America. Other licenses printed in English may also be accepted, however, further documentation is often required by foreign renters. The primary renter, and all additional drivers who will be operating the vehicle, will need to be 21 years of age or older, however, persons younger than 25 will have extra charges placed on their rental agreement for young drivers insurance. This insurance is a charge per day of car hire and per young driver. Drivers 25 years of age or older usually also have access to more vehicle categories, while younger drivers may only be able to hire from Economy, Compact and Midsize vehicle categories. However, each car hire company have their own policies regarding young drivers.

Before you leave the rental counters, a hold for the estimated total rental charges will be placed on your credit card account. For this reason, a major credit card such as American Express, Mastercard or Visa will be required by the primary renter. The same credit card may be used for the final payment due when the vehicle is returned. A debit card may also be accepted at the end of the rental period.

Once you have passed the rental counters and are at the vehicle, ensure that you are happy with its workings before leaving the airport, and that the vehicle has been checked for existing damages. Upon its return the vehicle will be checked again. Vehicles may often be returned to a different rental location, and therefore arranged as a Europcar one way hire. From Winnipeg International Airport, one way hires may travel to all parts of Canada, and perhaps even into the United States of America if a cross-border rental is specified. At the time of reservation, customer can select the return location for their vehicle. Keep in mind that although convenient, one way hire services may incur additional charges. During reservation, ensure that you also select a child seat and/or a satellite navigation system for your vehicle, should these items of equipment be required, as they may not be available over the rental counters. Child seats come in small sizes suitable for infants and toddlers as well as larger sizes that can be used for older children. A GPS is recommended for any traveller who is unfamiliar with the Winnipeg area. The units are of a high quality, and usually offer a selection of languages.

Car hire companies cater for the needs of disabled drivers and persons with disabilities. Their rental offices are completely accessible (just like the rest of the airport building) and equipment may be hired for assistance. Europcar hand controls are available for persons with a lower limb disability, and are free of charge from the rental location of Winnipeg Airport. Hand control equipment should be requested at least 48 hours prior to vehicle collection, as the device will need to be fitted, and is only available on certain types of vehicles. Although the primary renter will need a valid driving license to hire a car, persons unable to drive due to a disability may still be the primary renter. He/she will just need to be accompanied by an able driver with a valid drivers license. This second-driver is free of charge. The rental may then be paid for by the person with the disability.

Cars available from Europcar may be similar to the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Impala, and most come with automatic transmissions. These cars are among the most popular to hire, and are considered as suitable for four or five passengers. Space for luggage is also usually available. The Cadillac DTS, Lincoln MKS or Toyota Avalon are hired when a more elegant vehicle is required, and for groups of passengers, the Dodge Grand Caravan or Toyota Sienna are ideal. They seat seven and eight passengers, and are minivans. Many people also like to hire SUVs from Winnipeg Airport. Some of the most common available include the Ford Escape, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban. Europcar may offer larger vans as well, able to accommodate up to fifteen people.

For the best car rental rates, contact Europcar at Winnipeg Airport.

Winnipeg International Airport
National Car Rental Counters
2000 Wellington Avenue
R2R0S6 Winnipeg

Telephone Number: +1 (204) 9253531