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Florence Airport Car Hire

There are two terminal buildings at Florence Airport, one for arrivals and the other for departures. Around 900 passengers can be handled at the departures terminal, while approximately 1,400 passengers can be accommodated at the arrivals terminals. With both the departures and arrivals terminals buildings, the Florence Airport is capable of handling 2 million passengers annually.

Although, the passengers arriving at the Florence Airport have different transport option such as buses, taxi and car hire. Only hiring a car from Florence Airport can provide the flexibility to plan your visit and freedom to visit the attractions and places to see near the Florence Airport. At the Florence Airport, all major companies from the car hire industries can be found. The rental counters of car hire companies are located at the arrivals area of the airport.

One of the car hire companies serving at the airport is Auto Europa, and available from 8 am to 11 pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays from 8 am to 9pm. Auto Europa offers a variety of services and vehicles at competitive rates. Avis is available throughout the week from 8 am to 11:30 pm and same goes for Thrifty. However, Budget is available from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm throughout the week. Europcar is open between 9 am to 11 pm and Maggiore’s hours are from 8:30 am to 10:40 pm. From Monday to Friday, Hertz’s hours are from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm, while from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm on Saturday and Sundays. Sixt is open from Monday to Saturday between 8:30 am to 7:30 pm and on Sundays between 8:30 am to 1 pm.

To hire the car from Florence Airport, the passengers can contact the rental counters of car hire companies directly or avail the online reservation facility for advance booking. Special offers and online reservation with easy steps are available at the websites of car hire companies operating at the Florence Airport. The pictures and detailed description of vehicles in each category are available at the websites. At the website, the customers can also review the estimated luggage and seating capacities along with general features of the vehicles.

Usually most of the car rental companies offer their vehicles by categories, they don’t offer specific model and make of the vehicle. However, some companies like Budget and Hertz offer the option of booking the vehicle with specific model and make. In this way, a variety of vehicles can be booked from Hertz but in three various categories that are green category, fun category and prestige category. The Green Category includes fuel efficient and Eco friendly vehicles. The Fun Category consists of sporty models and convertibles. For business travelers, Hertz offers its Prestige Category. Whereas, the street fleet vehicles are offered by Budget, the customers can reserve this range of vehicles by specific models and makes. At certain rental locations, Budgets has included hybrid vehicles in its fleet.

The customers can always reserve the additional necessary equipment for journey from the car hire companies at Florence Airport. Most of the car hire companies offer child safety seats, luggage rack, satellite navigation system, etc. Regarding seatbelts, Italy has very strict road rules, so it is essential to have child safety seats when traveling with children. The satellite navigation systems can be helpful while traveling through unfamiliar areas. The main features of satellite navigation systems include multiple languages, road maps, easy to use interfaces, color touch screens and pre programmed extensive list of attraction or places to see. In Italy, on open roads there is a limit of 55 mph or 90km/h, in residential areas 30 mph to 50 km/h and on the highways the limit is 80 mph or 130 km/h.