Top tips for renting a car at Enfidha-Hammamet Int airport
When arriving at Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, there's little reason not to rent a car to visit this region of Tunisia. While there is a local bus network connecting the airport to Enfidha city and other resorts, you get more freedom and control by getting behind the wheel. Furthermore, hiring a taxi to get around can end up being more expensive than renting your own vehicle.
Enfidha-Hammamet Airport is, by and large, a tourist hub. Expect longer waiting times at security and customs, particularly around the peak times of Friday-Sunday on a weekly basis, and between the hours of 8:00 to 17:00 daily. If you can't change your arrival date and time, then do plan your car hire in advance. For example, you can scan your electronic passport on flight arrival to avoid the crowds and return your car to your provider earlier than you normally would.
When returning your car hire at Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, be aware that there are different routes into the airport grounds. If you're coming from Enfidha city (about 6.2 miles away), take the P1 road south-bound and you'll arrive in approximately 15min. If you're taking the A1 motorway, have some currency ready, as this is a toll road. If you'd like to return the car to another location, pick one of the larger rental providers and inform them of your drop-off point, otherwise you could be charged extra.
If you're thinking of driving your rental car around the towns and resorts surrounding Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, there are a few things to be aware of. Firstly, traffic rules aren't always respected, so aim to drive slowly and mindfully. For this reason, you should park your car outside town centres and explore by foot. Additionally, avoid driving at night outside cities - there can be wild animals roaming about and fellow drivers may not always turn on their headlights.
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FAQs about renting a car at Enfidha-Hammamet Int airport
Once you pass through Customs and Baggage Claim, the car hire desks should be located on your right as you enter the Arrivals hall. It's highly recommended that you pre-book your car hire at Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, as this saves you time at the provider's desk and ensures your preferred vehicle is available for you. After you pick up your keys, collect your vehicle from the car hire area, located a few minutes from the terminal.
To collect your keys at the provider's desk, you'll need a form of photo ID, your driving license, and a credit or debit card. If your driving license isn't in Arabic, French, or English, it may be a good idea to bring an International Driving Permit, for good measure. To rent a vehicle, you must be over 21 and have had your driving license for over two years. If a second driver is added to the contract, they must be over 25.
You can't book a car hire at Enfidha-Hammamet Airport unless you present a valid credit card in your name. This will be used by the supplier to hold a security deposit until you safely return the vehicle - at which time the hold will be released. Your credit card must have sufficient credit left to cover the security deposit, otherwise you may not be able to collect your car. Unfortunately, you can't use a debit or prepaid card such as Maestro to get a car hire.
If you've signed a full-to-full fuel policy, make sure you fill up your tank before dropping off your car - otherwise, you'll likely be charged above-market rates for the tank refill. Fortunately, there are plenty of petrol stations around Enfidha-Hammamet Airport, with affordable prices. On the way from Enfidha to the airport, on the P1, there are two OiLybia stations. There is also an Agil station on the A1 motorway, north of the airport, about a 15min drive away.