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Ghent car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ghent

  • While Ghent's city centre is mostly car-free, hiring a car in Ghent still offers unique advantages for those keen to explore beyond the city's boundaries, including flexibility and convenience. With a hire car, you can visit Bruges, a quaint town located just a little over 30 minutes away from Ghent by car renowned for its medieval architecture, winding canals, and cobblestone streets. Alternatively, you could head to Flanders, which is an hour's drive from Ghent, and is host to numerous memorials, cemeteries, and museums dedicated to the tragedy of the Great War.
  • To take advantage of car hire in Ghent, when arriving at Brussels Airport (BRU), you'll need to locate the car hire desks, which are a short walk from the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor. The car hire services area is well signposted, so you should be able to find it without too much trouble. To hire a car, you'll need your driving licence, passport, and a credit/debit card for the security deposit. If you're visiting from outside the European Union, you might also need an International Driving Permit (IDP), so make sure to check this in advance. Once the paperwork is completed, you'll be directed to the location where you can pick up your car.
  • Driving your Ghent car hire in Belgium as a tourist is generally a pleasant experience, as the country has a well-maintained network of roads and clear signposting. While Belgian drivers are generally polite and law-abiding, they are well-known for often driving in a fast and assertive style. In Ghent specifically, it's worth noting that the city centre is mostly car-free, designed to promote a more pedestrian-friendly environment.
  • One of the primary considerations that you'll need to take into account when opting for car hire in Ghent is that the city centre is largely pedestrianised, with numerous pedestrian zones. Furthermore, when using your hire car, be aware that Belgium's roads can get busy, particularly around major cities and during rush hours (07:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 19:00). Finally, while major signs are translated into English, some smaller or local signs may only be in Dutch, French, or German depending on the region. As such, it's always best to keep a navigation app handy to avoid relying solely on the signage.
  • Book your rental car in Ghent at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Ghent are around 31% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ghent

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ghent?

    The average price of fuel in Ghent is $10.93 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $131 and $175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ghent?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ghent.

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

    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 Ghent?

    An Economy car hire in Ghent costs $245 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Ghent?

    A Mini car hire in Ghent costs $201 per day, on average.

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

    When looking to take advantage of car hire in Ghent, keep in mind that the city centre of Ghent is largely pedestrianised, meaning you won't be able to drive right into the heart of the city. However, if you're intending to use Ghent as a base from which to explore wider Belgium or nearby countries, you may want to consider a medium-sized vehicle to allow for greater comfort while on the road.

  • What's the speed limit in Ghent?

    Belgian speed limits are generally consistent, structured according to the type of road and location. In built-up areas such as cities, towns, and other populated places, including Ghent's city centre, the speed limit is typically 50 km/h (30 mph). Outside built-up areas, it often increases to 90 km/h (55 mph). On motorways, the standard speed limit is 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Ghent?

    Generally speaking, in Ghent, most parking is available on the outskirts of the city centre due to its pedestrian-friendly design. However, there are a couple of options closer to the centre, including the Sint-Michiels car park located near Sint-Michiels Church and the Sint-Pietersplein car park near Saint Peter's Square. Both of these car parks offer a great location from which to explore the rest of Ghent and cost around €2 (£1.50) per hour. If you're looking for something slightly outside the centre, there is also a car park at Zuidpark for €2 (£1.50) per hour and a free car park at the Weba/Decathlon store.

Ghent car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

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4.0

Comfort

4.0

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4.0

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4.0

One location in Ghent

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Oudenaardsesteenweg 91a

+32 9 224 04 06

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Sixt

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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Kortrijksesteenweg 1127c

+32 2 588 55 99

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Sixt did not honor the confirmed price and tried to offer another car at EUR 129.99 then EUR 99.99, which I declined. Sixt did not honer the price and I will not rent from them again.

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Thrifty

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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Oudenaardsesteenweg 91a

+32 9 224 04 06

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Budget

6.9

Okay

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2 locations in Ghent

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Car Pickup Kortrijksestw 676

+32 9222 0053

Monday08:00 - 18:0012:30 - 16:00
Tuesday12:30 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0012:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0012:30 - 16:00
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Saturday08:00 - 18:00

Voskenslaan 147

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Tuesday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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Avis

6.8

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Voskenslaan 147

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Tuesday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Thursday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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Europcar

6.8

Okay

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Industriepark Drongen 15/D

+32 9 386 31 16

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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Aaigemstraat 16

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

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GENT Twaalfapostelenstraat 16A

+32 9220 4410

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Ghent

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Industriepark Drongen 15/D

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Oudenaardsesteenweg 91a

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2 travellers who rented a car in Ghent gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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