Auto Europa Victoria International Airport

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Auto Europa Victoria International Airport

Victoria International Airport is one of the important airports in the country of Canada, and is found in the province of British Columbia. It is approximately 22km, or 14 miles from the city of Victoria, and nearby to Sidney. It is therefore often referred to as the Sidney Airport, and it has the official code of YYJ. The airport is rated as the ninth busiest in Canada and the second busiest in BC for passenger traffic, with 1.5 million passengers per annum. Although buses and taxis are available, passengers often prefer to rent a car from one of the Victoria International Airport car hire companies, such as Auto Europa. Auto Europa is regarded as one of the largest providers of car rental services in the world, and is known for their reliable cars that come with low rental rates.

Passengers will find the terminal building of Victoria Airport easy to find their way around, and that all facilities they require are at their disposal. There is one baggage claim carousel for international passengers, and two carousels for domestic passengers. The terminal building is also equipped with a variety of shops and restaurants, currency exchange services, ATMs and free wireless internet, and is completely accessible to disabled passengers. In the arrival hall, and across from the information desk, are the Victoria International Airport car rental counters, and they are generally open from 06:00am to midnight. Auto Europa’s cars can be hired online for the best car rental rates, and an advanced reservation is often recommended. Passengers who require any kind of assistance upon their arrival at the airport will find the Red Coat Airport Ambassadors in the terminal.

Auto Europa has over 8,000 car rental locations in more than 130 countries of the world, and has been offering quality vehicles for hire for over fifty years. Besides their many years of experience, there are also other good reasons why customers hire their vehicles from Auto Europa. The company offers a ‘Best Price Guarantee’, a toll-free number for information services and twenty-four hour customer service. Their online bookings are also simple, with just a quick three-step process to follow. There will be no credit card fees for the transaction, and Auto Europa will also charge no cancellation fees should the rental request be cancelled with a three day notice period.

Auto Europa Victoria International Airport has a wide range of cars for hire, all of which are considered to be in good mechanical condition. They are also only of the latest possible models, and are regularly cleaned and checked for safety. The cars hired from Victoria International Airport are arranged into various car groups, and are therefore booked accordingly, rather than by their specific makes and models. Customers therefore may not receive the exact same car that is provided as an example for the category, but will receive one that is similar in size and characteristics. The Chevy Cobalt, Toyota Yaris and Pontiac G6 are popular cars to hire found in the Compact, Economy and Midsize categories. These cars come with excellent rental rates, and are fuel efficient. They are comfortable for four passengers, and have room for a few luggage items.

Larger sedans from Auto Europa are similar to the Chevy Impala and the Ford Fusion, and a Premium car available is the Mercury Grand Marquis. Auto Europa also hires minivans and SUVs, similar to the Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition. A minivan is ideal for up to seven passengers. All vehicles from Auto Europa are hired with a basic package rate, which means that customers will need to add any additional types of insurance that are required for their vehicle. Most cars come with unlimited mileage, but a few of the larger varieties have a limit of 100km per day. Extra equipment that can be added to the rental include infant car seats, child seats for children aged between one and three years of age and booster seats suitable for children aged four to seven years of age. A GPS unit can also be requested, as well as ski racks. These items will cost a few extra CAD per day of hire, but could be essential for a safe and easy journey in British Columbia.

Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers may also be available, and from the rental location of Victoria International Airport, hand controls are free of charge. They should, however, be reserved at least a day or two in advance of your arrival. The device operates the main functions of the vehicle (i.e. the accelerator and brake pedals) and may include a steering wheel knob. It is also only available on certain types of automatic vehicles.

Auto Europa one way hire services are ideal for customers who are only going ‘one-way’ and who would rather not return their vehicle to Victoria International Airport. One way hires can be driven to most areas that are nearby to Victoria, however, Auto Europa should be contacted for more information should you plan to take your vehicle onto a ferry to one of the nearby islands. There are regular ferries from the Saanich Peninsula to Saltspring Island and to mainland Canada (Vancouver). Additional insurance may need to be purchased if the rented car will be travelling on a ferry. If a one way hire is not arranged, the vehicle should be returned to Auto Europa at Victoria Airport, and should have a full tank of fuel if fuel was not purchased at the beginning of the rental period. If fuel was purchased, the vehicle can be returned with an ‘empty as possible’ tank, as no refunds are given for unused fuel.

Contact Auto Europa, Victoria International Airport, for further car hire information.

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