Buying your car rental online prior to the actual trip is a sound idea for a number of reasons
- It saves time at at the car hire counter (although you won't believe that if you've stood in the huge queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It guarantees that you drive away in the model of car that you require
- The full booking process is done at your own computer rather than at the arrival airport where you are likely to be accompanied by a tired partner and a selection of unruly youngsters
- The all-inclusive cost is fixed
Start planning your trip to Toulouse by booking car hire provided by two of Britain's leading car rental companies. We offer online bookings with discounted car hire at Toulouse airport. Both of our car hire suppliers employ specialist support staff at the end of the telephone waiting to answer any extra questions that you might have before or after hiring a vehicle.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car hire quotes from our suppliers for cheap Toulouse airport car rental. The airport is a 15 minute drive from the city of Toulouse.
Situated in the central Midi-Pyrenees, while an enchanting city in its own right, Toulouse is excellently placed for touring the largest region of France. The Midi-Pyrenees stretch across the nation from the Basque country in the west to the eastern Mediterranean districts of the Languedoc-Rousillon.
As you would expect of a mountainous region, the landscape is particularly breathtaking and winter sports activities are abundant. Not as popular a skiing resort as that of the Alps, the slopes here have the added attraction that they aren't as crowded.
A popular city scented with violets, Toulouse is located between Gascony and the Languedoc region and is the capital of Occitania. With a large student base, Toulouse has lively and youthful theme running through it.
Toulouse attracts space and air travel tourism to its Cite de l'Espace and the Airbus factory. A leader in the high tech industry, a large number of aeronautical and electronics based industry are situated here.
In addition to its aerospace and student influence, the city of Toulouse has a strong gastronomy, arts and cultural identity offering plenty of diversity of its attractions.
If you love music, you will enjoy the jazz festival at St Jean de Luz Bayonne, an old town with a sea view and imposing architecture. Atlantic coastlined Biarritz offers a delightful bar ridden marina and lovely sandy beaches. Other top features in the Pyrenees include the colourful Basque churches eighteenth century buildings and many more coastal views to explore.
The centre of the city is marked by the spectacular front of the Capitole, said to highlight the centre of the 'pink city', the Ville Rose, this is where you will find many a market at full swing. With a number of diverse districts across the city, St Georges is picturesque, St Etienne is where you will find the most green areas and the bridges of the Pont Neuf and the St Pierre provide the best camera opportunities across the River Garonne.
The River Garonne runs through Toulouse from its source in Spain and provides a welcoming spot or two for a picnic. It is said the river brings from Spain Toulouse's hot southern temperament!
When in Toulouse you are conveniently situated for Lourdes. Nestling within the lower Pyrenees landscape is this catholic pilgrimage town. Here is where there have been a certified sixty five miracle cures taking place and where visitors hope to experience an apparition.
Alongside Lourdes is the picturesque town of Pau with beauty spots galore along its pretty valleys especially from the heady heights of its chateau. Pau provides an ideal location for an easy drive with the soft top down.
Nearby Aix-les Themes offers mountains and excellent cross country ski routes. A spa town, the locals love nothing better than to reduce the stresses of a busy day immersed in a hot pool.
Neighbour Perpignan offers sea, sun, beautiful beaches and a city centre with lots of points of interest as well as it spanish influence.
The Central Pyrenees offers us magnificent summits with meadows and waterfalls. Many a popular beauty spot can easily be reached without a serious climbing effort.
Expect vineyards upon the lower slopes of the warmer eastern Pyrenees. So close to the spanish border, it is not altogether surprising that you encounter a strong catalan influence.
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North West of Toulouse city centre, Toulouse Airport is a popular destination for people heading into the Pyrenees as well as the city itself. The duration of the journey from the airport to the city centre is around 15 minutes. A free minibus shuttle operates between the airport and the five car parks between 4h30 and 24h00.
From Toulouse city centre to Toulouse Blagnac airport follow signs to Bordeaux leaving Toulouse by the Allée de Barcelone. At the junction with the A620 continue to follow signs for Bordeaux and join the motorway A620 - E9. At junction 31, follow the road to the right onto the A621 towards Blagnac. At junction 2 take the right hand lane signposted Aeroport Blagnac, Grenade and join the D901. The airport is then located off junction 4 of the D901.
Taxi ranks are located directly outside the new arrivals gate at Door C. Expect to pay in the region of EUR 20 (GBP14 ) during the day and slightly more (approximately EUR 25.5 (GBP18 )) during the night for the journey into the city centre.
A shuttle bus runs between the airport and the centre of town. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes and the buses run every 20 minutes between 7.35am and 12.15 am Monday to Saturday, and from 9.15am to 12.15 am on Sundays and public holidays. A one-way fare is just EUR 3.70 (GBP 2.55 ) for adults and the return journey (valid for two months) costs just EUR 5.60 (GBP 4 ). Tickets should be bought at the shuttle bus desk situated outside the terminal building in front of the car park PO on the arrivals level (Porte C). The bus departs from in front of this desk. From the city centre tickets should be purchased on the bus. En route into the city centre, the bus will stop at Compans Caffarelli (Centre de Congrès), Jean Jaurés (metro station) and the main SNCF train station - Matiabiau.