Car Hire Montpellier Airport
Discover the South of France, the cosmopolitan Montpellier, Languedoc Roussilion wine region after hiring a car from Montpellier Airport.
Where to hire a car at Montpellier Airport
The car hire desks at Montpellier Airport is located in a dedicated building outside of the terminal building. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent, Sixt, Thrifty and Autorapido are all based here.
Petrol Stations near Montpellier Airport
Depending on the fuel policy when you hire your car from Montpellier Airport you may be required to refuel the petrol tank of the car before you return it to avoid any charges.
Within the grounds of Montpellier Airport there is an easily accessed Dyneff Service Station so you don’t need to go out of your way to refuel the car.
Driving around Montpellier Airport
When you are leaving the airport you will on the D66, from here you can drive onto the A9 which is the main road which runs along the south of France through many of the main towns and the national parks in the region. Excluding the stretch of road which is the Montpellier bypass the A9 is a toll road with payment required to use the road. There are toll booths on either side of Montpellier, during the summer the booths cause significant congestion and delays in the area.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to the south of France which can be easily reached after hiring a car from Montpellier Airport.
Montpellier is one of France’s youngest, most fast growing cities which boasts and impressive artistic heritage, architectural masterpieces and an energetic vibe, all of which make an exciting city break. Driving to Montpellier will give you access to some of the nearby beaches.
Montpellier Airport to the city of Montpellier is a 20 minute, 11km drive via the D66.
Parking in the city centre can be difficult to find and congestion is common in part due to the medieval narrow roads and pedestrianised Rue de la Loge.
Saint Jean de Cuculles
Saint Jean de Cuculles, a village in the Pic Saint Loup wine region is a base for those looking to travel around the region and discover the wines. Wine tasting, tours as well as outdoor activities in the surrounding dramatic landscapes are all on offer.
Saint Jean de Cuculles is a 30 minute, 35km drive from Montpellier Airport via the D68. Wine tours are common between Montpellier and the Pic Saint Loup wine region so the roads are well navigated and vineyards are easy to find.
The beautiful city of Arles on the River Rhone has an authentic charm which inspired Picaso and Van Gogh. Arles has a number of landmarks from the roman period such as the amphitheatres, baths, ruins and forum square.
Driving to Arles from Montpellier Airport will take approximately 50 minutes on the A9 and A54, both of which are toll roads.
A car park in the city is located near the train station, parking here then exploring the city on food it recommended and the narrow roads can be difficult to drive around.