Car hire at Perpignan Airport
Car hire at Perpignan Airport
Perpignan Airport (PGF) is a small airport for international flights. It is located close to the French towns of Perpignan and Rivesaltes. It can be accessed by road via the D5G road. Using the D900, it takes around 20 minutes to drive to the centre of Perpignan from the airport, while it’s only six minutes by car to Rivesaltes.
What I need to know
If you want to hire a car to explore the beautiful scenery of southwestern France, there are a number of Perpignan Airport car rental suppliers to choose from. Compare car hire prices on the Holiday Autos site to find the best option for you. Added benefits include free cancellation, no credit card fees and customer support should you need it.
Where to pick up my car
There are a number of Perpignan Airport car hire offices located at the airport itself so once you’ve landed just follow the signs to your chosen company. If you prefer, you can also opt to hire a car in Perpignan itself, with a number of firms located there.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Perpignan and Rivesaltes are the closest destinations to Perpignan Airport, which is sometimes known as Llabanère Airport. It is worth, however, making the most of your European location and travelling further into France, and possibly also into Italy and Spain - which are not far away!
Nearby Perpignan Airport
Perpignan is a historic town, with plenty to see and do. If you want to venture a little further, a one hour drive will take you to Beziers, which is located in the wine region of southern France. It is famed for its annual bullfighting festival and 13th-century cathedral. For some seaside air, opt for Nabonne, which takes just 45 minutes by car to reach from the airport.
The beauty of driving in Europe is that it’s so easy to visit a number of countries - even if you don’t have that much time! Barcelona is just 200km away from Perpignan Airport, and you can cross the border to Spain in roughly six hours’ driving time. Alternatively, see more of France with road trips to Montpellier (154m), Nice (472km) or Marseille (315km).
Eating and drinking
French food is a favourite worldwide, and is often seen as one of the more upmarket international cuisines. While in France, don’t miss out on the opportunity to try some of the country’s most famous dishes, which include boeuf bourguignon - beef stewed in red wine - Coq au vin, and of course, escargots!
Things to do
Highlights in Perpignan include Palace of the Kings of Majorca, Perpignan Cathedral and Le Castillet, which is a museum of Catalan culture. There are also many churches and religious monuments to visit in the area. To enjoy the sunshine on a beach, why not pack a picnic and motor to Beziers?
If you’re going to drive to Barcelona, ensure you experience the incredible architecture of Gaudi - particular La Sagrada Familia, his famously-unfinished church. Alternatively, motor to Montpellier to see its stunning gothic Cathedral and visit its old chateaus and historical monuments.