Car Hire in Montpellier Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Montpellier is well known for it’s opera house, mansions and archaic University buildings, but it’s also got a wonderful climate and great restaurants too. Fancy some sunshine? Check out the other Mediterranean destinations you just can’t miss.
Where to hire a car in Montpellier Airport
There is a separate car rental building in Montpellier Airport. Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Enterprise and Autorapido have branches within this airport. When you exit the terminal turn left to go towards the Business Centre, and you’ll see the car rental pick up point. Cars should be left in car park P6, and there is a huge variety to choose from in Montpellier airport too.
Petrol stations close to Montpellier Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a service station located within the airport called ‘Dyneff’. Here, you can top up on fuel for your car as well as road trip essentials. They also have a vacuum cleaner and car wash, should your vehicle need it upon return. The service station is 500m from the terminal building.
Driving around Montpellier Airport
Montpellier Airport is a large airport located on the south coast of France, with main roads and motorways making other French destinations easy to get too. When exiting the airport, there are several smaller roads to get through which can get quite busy, but it’s all easy to navigate.
Popular destinations to drive to from Montpellier Airport
Montpellier’s medical school was founded in 1220, and whilst it’s still good fun to look around the old buildings of this city it’s now got a few new fresh additions - Place de la Comedie and the Zoo are popular attractions for all travellers.
Montpellier centre is around half an hour away from the airport. Exit the airport so that you come to the large roundabout, and take the first exit onto the D66. Continue for 11km onto Pont Raymond Chauliac, and stay right on Place du Père Louis and Avenue Jean Mermoz. Take the next left, and you’ll find yourself in Montpellier’s town centre. There are several large Pay & Display car parks in Montpellier, and the roads are as to be expected in a French city – busy, and occasionally one way.
Le Grau-du-Roi is one of the beachy areas to the south of the airport, perfect for families as there’s camping grounds and a large aquarium. There are also a handful of hotels on the coast if you don’t fancy going alfresco.
To get to the beaches, take the fourth exit on the roundabout when you’re leaving the airport onto the D66. Continue onto the D21 and D62 and 20 minutes, and stay right onto the D62. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit for the D62a to head into Le Grau. Continue on the D62b if you need to reach the camping grounds.
Sète is a refreshing port town to the east of Montpellier, laced with canals and sprinkled with pastel-hued houses. There are also some beautiful beaches in this area, which are slightly less travelled than those in the west.
At the roundabout, take the D66 northbound. Continue for five minutes until you reach the roundabout, where you’ll need to take the A9 ramp for Barcelone. Continue for 25km on this toll road, and take the 33-Sète exit. Continue on the D600 for Sète. At the roundabout, take the third exit to stay on the D600, and proceed to the centre of Sète. Sète is much smaller than Montpellier, and there aren’t as many options for parking.