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rental car pickup

I am renting a car through AutoEurpoe at the Catania airport and notice that their agent in Catania for the car is Europcar. Does the airport have a shuttle service for car rentals? Is it a single bus to all outlets or individual buses for each company?

I will be returning the car to Palermo airport for a 0830 flight.

Can anyone provide insight into what I should be aware of either picking up or dropping off?

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In Catania the car rentals are in walking distance (150m), after comming out from the "arrivals", leave the terminal from the exit on the far right, the car rental companies are located right opposite the old terminal:

www.aeroporto.catania.it/page.php…

…catania.it/upload/users/file/mappa_aeroport…

In Palermo, drive past the termial and carry on to the furthest car park where you will see the signs. There is a shuttle service to the termianl with stop outside the car rentals:

www.aeroporto.palermo.it/index2.php3…

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Sal73x Thanks for your input. The airport maps are especially helpful.

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The double lane access road from the autostrada (A29) connects directly to Palermo’s airport.

Palermo's airport is relatively small. Everything is very convenient.

As you approach the airport, you will see signs, “Rent a Car”.

Most car rental agencies are closed when travellers arrive for the earlier flights from Palermo.

There’s a common car park with sections for each company – Just look for the Europcar signs.

Just enter the parking area, park the car in the Europcar area, and drop off the key in the box - Your paperwork is also usually required, so you may want a duplicate copy of your voucher.

The shuttle is very convenient at the Palermo airport, but it’s only about 800m from the car hire to the departure terminal, so you could also walk if you arrive on off hours when the shuttle isn’t operating.

It is a single bus to and from all outlets.

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If you return the car on off hours, it's always a good idea to take a dated photo of the car. If there are any later questions about damages, you could show that you returned the car in good condition.

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thanks vagabonda - appreciate the early arrival information.

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