Calais car rentals

Calais car rentals

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Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France
4 Dec — 11 Dec
Same drop-off
Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France
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Calais car rental information

Pick-up locationCalais
Rental locations19

Calais car hire reviews and directory

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Thrifty
Best rated
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Calais
Thrifty
Locations in Calais
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6.8 Good7 Oct 2018
Drop Off terriblePick up was easy and car was greatDrop off was terrible. Office was locked up and gate was locked. No key drop. Called the help hotline and they didn’t know what to do. Ended up leaving the car at the entrance and dropping keys off at the Avis rental at the train station. 3 other customers were there and had same experience. Not good
8.4 Excellent30 Oct 2015
Calais rentalThe car was excellent to drive but I could not use the SatNav as I don't speak French.Due to an error with the train ride we were unable to arrive before the closing time of 6 p.m. to pick the vehicle up. The 90€ surcharge to have the manager return is a bit steep. It was our first trip to France and were unfamiliar with some of the travel conditions.
Free2Move
2 locations in Calais
Free2Move
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Calais
Sunnycars
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UCAR
2 locations in Calais
UCAR
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ADA
1 location in Calais
ADA
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Alamo
1 location in Calais
Alamo
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Citer
1 location in Calais
Citer
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Dollar
1 location in Calais
Dollar
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Enterprise
1 location in Calais
Enterprise
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Europcar
1 location in Calais
Europcar
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FRANCECARS
1 location in Calais
FRANCECARS
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Hertz
1 location in Calais
Hertz
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Calais
keddy by Europcar
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National
1 location in Calais
National
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Calais
PEUGEOT
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Calais
Renault rent a car
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2 travellers who rented a car in Calais gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Calais

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Calais

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Car hire excess insurance in Calais

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Calais car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Calais.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Calais car rental.

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
  • Intermediate rental cars in Calais are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

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