Calais car hire

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Calais car hire information

Pick-up locationCalais
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Hire locations21
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Calais

  • Enjoy a trip in the north of France at your leisure, with Calais car hire putting you in the driving seat for your adventure. Don’t wait around for buses or taxis, which will likely slow you down – instead, get all the flexibility you need with car hire in Calais. A city steeped in history, you’ll find it much easier to visit popular tourist areas such as the Watchtower and Fort Nieulay by car than by other methods of transport. Alternatively, you can take a trip to a destination outside the city, such as Dunkirk, which is about a 35min drive away. Here you can explore the famous city which is the location from where Allied soldiers were evacuated during World War Two.
  • The largest airport close to Calais is about a 1h 20min drive from the city centre. At Lille Lesquin Airport (LIL), there are various companies you can hire a car from for your onward journey. Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt all have branches in the main terminal building, so it won’t take long once you land before you are setting off to continue your journey. You can find the car hire kiosks on Level Two of the airport. There are also other car hire companies, such as Avis, outside the terminal building on the main thoroughfare, opposite the airport parking area. As there is only one terminal at this airport, you won’t need to transfer to get to the car rental offices.
  • Calais looks out over the English Channel. It’s a very popular area for British tourists, who get the ferry to and from the UK, so the roads are often very busy. In the city centre, tourists may be unfamiliar with the road system, so keep an eye out for pedestrians stepping into the street. There is also a big cycling culture in France, with a major cycle route going through the port city of Calais. Expect lots of cyclists weaving in and out of traffic on the roads and be aware of your surroundings when you are turning.
  • When you have your Calais car hire sorted, be prepared for busier periods during rush hour, the same as in most cities, when locals will be starting and finishing work. This tends to be between 07:00 and 09:00 and again from 17:00 to 19:00, so it’s advisable to avoid travelling during these times. Throughout the year, but especially in the summer, the roads will also be busy with tourists who are going to and leaving the ferry port. This can make roads, especially the N216, much busier than usual. It’s hard to avoid, as there is often a constant flow of ferries to and from the UK, but if possible try to travel when there isn’t a scheduled ferry.
  • Book your rental car in Calais at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Calais are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Calais

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Calais?

    Calais is a city with an old town that has small roads, so a more compact car would be suitable for your car hire in Calais. Even if you drive further afield, a small car will be more then adequate in this region.

  • What’s the speed limit in Calais?

    The French take speeding very seriously, so be sure to stick to the limit as there are many speed cameras about. In built-up areas the speed limit is 50km/h (31mph), on main roads around towns and cities it is 80km/h (49mph), and on motorways it is 130km/h (80mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Calais?

    Parking can be tricky in Calais due to the number of visitors it has. However, you can park for free at Onepark on Quai du Danube. Nearby, you can also park for free at Parking Station, which is on the same street. Both of these are a short walk from the centre of the city.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Calais?

    The average price of fuel in Calais is $12.69 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $152 and $203, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Calais?

    Economy (Peugeot 208 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Calais.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Calais?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Calais?

    An Economy car hire in Calais costs $62 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Calais?

    A Standard car hire in Calais costs $80 per day, on average.

Calais car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+33 3 21 34 58 45

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Definitely would use these guys if we visit Calais again. When I checked in the staff member was so friendly although we both had a language barrier (mind you his English was better than my French. The manger could speak very good English and was also very friendly. I also got an upgrade which was good even though it was only two days. There was an issue booking the insurance and the person serving sorted that out also as I had elected for pre pay. A note to carrental.com when our booking came through I didn’t have the insurance I added and the link to do this wouldn’t work so you need to update your procedures. Luckily the staff at Calais were amazing.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

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Terminal Ferry Port

+33 3 21 34 58 45

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National

10.0

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+33 3 21 34 58 45

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Hertz

8.0

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550 Rue De Tunis

+33 3 91 91 97 41

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
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70 Avenue Roger Salengro

+33 3 21 34 57 32

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Dollar

7.3

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70 Avenue Roger Salengro

+33 3 21 34 57 32

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Europcar

7.0

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Est Terminal Car Ferry

+33 3 21 96 73 40

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Thrifty

5.8

Fair

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70 Avenue Roger Salengro

+33 3 21 34 57 32

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Friday08:00 - 12:00

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ADA

2.0

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Terminal Car Ferry

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DRIVALIA

5.8

Fair

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12 Rue Gustave Courbet

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Free2Move

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361 Avenue A.de Saint-exupery

+33 3 21 46 05 05

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40 rue de Lille

+33 3 21 85 87 28

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Sunnycars

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550 Rue de Tunis

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Terminal Car Ferry

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UCAR

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361 Avenue Antoine de Saint Exupery

+33 3 21 19 61 61

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Served by OPEL RENT 40 rue de Lille

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Citer

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Terminal Ferry Port

+33 3 21 34 58 45

Monday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
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FRANCECARS

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47 boulevard des allies

+33 3 21 96 08 00

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keddy by Europcar

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Est Terminal Car Ferry

+33 3 21 96 73 40

Monday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:00
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PEUGEOT

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Calais Ferry Port -

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Renault rent a car

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Calais Ferry Port

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One traveller who rented a car in Calais gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Economy

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