Dole Tavaux Airport (DLE), now known as Dole Jura Airport, is located in Tavaux commune in the east of France, also serving Dole, Dijon and Besancon. As such, car hire at Dole Tavaux Airport is ideal for those who are eager to explore these communes or the wider east of France. Dole Tavaux Airport is just 11min from Dole and has easy access to the A36 and A39 motorways, linking the Franche Comté region to Rhône-Alpes and Burgundy.
Driving in France should be easy to handle for anyone used to cities in the UK and Europe. Roads are well maintained and free flowing away from the busier motorways like the A1, A10, A6, A7 and A9. To avoid going through areas with heavier traffic, use toll roads, ring roads and holiday routes called bis routes. Generally, France has less traffic than the UK due to the lower population density, and it lessens considerably after 20:00.
Car hire at Dole Tavaux Airport couldn’t be more simple or straightforward. The airport makes it super easy to hire a car, as the car hire providers have their offices on site. The agencies are close together and all have friendly, helpful staff to help you with collecting your car and to answer any questions you may have.
When it comes to choosing your provider for your car hire at Dole Tavaux Airport, it pays to compare not only their prices on KAYAK, but also whateach one includes. For example, Hertz offers all inclusive rentals with theft and accidental damage included, whereas Europcar has one way rentals not only within France but also internationally.
Book your car hire at Dole Tavaux Airport at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car at Dole Tavaux Airport
The Bar à Caf' cafe happens to be right next to the car hire offices. Additionally, since the car hire agencies have their offices on-site, you will be able to use all the same facilities of the airport, such as comfortable seating, shops, toilets and baby care facilities. This makes it a convenient place for picking up and dropping off your hired car.
Obviously, you need a valid driving licence to drive a car legally and an international driving permit will be required if your licence is printed in a language not using the Roman alphabet (Arabic script, Chinese characters, Greek alphabet, Hangul or Cyrillic). You will have to be at least 21 years old to hire a car and to have held your driving licence for at least 12 months by the date of your rental. Be aware that a surcharge applies for drivers below the age of 25 and some types of vehicles will be restricted to drivers of a younger age. Make sure to have your debit or credit card on hand for a hold to be put on it.
When it is time to say goodbye, returning a car to the airport couldn’t be easier. You will either be required to return the car to one of the parking spots in the area from where you picked it up or the designated area for returns from your car hire agency. A staff member will collect the keys and the car will be looked over to assess that it is in the same condition as it was when it was collected, and that the fuel tank has been filled. When bringing back the car out of office hours, you will need to deposit the keys in the drop box after parking in the specified area.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dole Tavaux Airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, and keddy by Europcar.