Calais car hire

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Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France
30 Jun — 7 Jul
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Calais car hire information

Pick-up locationCalais
Hire locations18

Cheap car hire in Calais

£100/dayEconomy
£66/dayCompact
£102/dayStandard
£92/dayMini
£91/dayIntermediate SUV
£106/dayCompact SUV
£106/dayCompact estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Calais car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
Best rated
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Calais
Thrifty
Locations in Calais
70 Avenue Roger Salengro+33 3 21 34 57 32
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good7 Oct 2018
Drop Off terriblePros: Pick up was easy and car was greatCons: Drop 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 rentalPros: The car was excellent to drive but I could not use the SatNav as I don't speak French.Cons: 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.
Sunnycars
2 locations in Calais
Sunnycars
Locations in Calais
550 Rue de Tunis
Terminal Car Ferry
Recent reviews
UCAR
2 locations in Calais
UCAR
Locations in Calais
361 Avenue Antoine de Saint Exupery+33 3 21 19 61 61
Served by OPEL RENT 40 rue de Lille
Recent reviews
ADA
1 location in Calais
ADA
Locations in Calais
Terminal Car Ferry
Recent reviews
From £32/day
Alamo
1 location in Calais
Alamo
Locations in Calais
Enterprise Rent A Car+33 3 21 34 58 45
Monday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
From £16/day
Avis
Most popular
Cheapest deal
1 location in Calais
Avis
Locations in Calais
Gare SNCF+33 3 21 85 94 85
Monday14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 12:00
Recent reviews
Citer
1 location in Calais
Citer
Locations in Calais
Terminal Ferry Port+33 3 21 34 58 45
Monday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
Dollar
1 location in Calais
Dollar
Locations in Calais
70 Avenue Roger Salengro+33 3 21 34 57 32
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Recent reviews
From £22/day
Enterprise
1 location in Calais
Enterprise
Locations in Calais
Terminal Ferry Port+33 3 21 34 58 45
Monday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
From £21/day
Europcar
1 location in Calais
Europcar
Locations in Calais
Est Terminal Car Ferry+33 3 21 96 73 40
Recent reviews
FRANCECARS
1 location in Calais
FRANCECARS
Locations in Calais
47 boulevard des allies+33 3 21 96 08 00
Recent reviews
From £21/day
Hertz
1 location in Calais
Hertz
Locations in Calais
550 Rue De Tunis+33 3 91 91 97 41
Monday08:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday16:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
From £17/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Calais
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calais
Est Terminal Car Ferry+33 3 21 96 73 40
Monday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
From £21/day
National
1 location in Calais
National
Locations in Calais
Enterprise Rent A Car+33 3 21 34 58 45
Monday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 12:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
PEUGEOT
1 location in Calais
PEUGEOT
Locations in Calais
Calais Ferry Port -
Recent reviews
Renault rent a car
1 location in Calais
Renault rent a car
Locations in Calais
Calais Ferry Port
Recent reviews
2 travellers who hired a car in Calais gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Calais

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£28/day

Good deal

£19/day

When to book a car hire in Calais

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting 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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Calais for £19 or less
  • Book your car hire in Calais at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Calais are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Calais

  • Some car hire companies in Calais which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Enterprise and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Calais costs £28 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (£47/day) and Enterprise (£76/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis Gare SNCF 62185 (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Calais is £5.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £81, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Calais.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Lesquin airport include keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lesquin airport to off-airport locations include keddy by Europcar, Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty and Alamo.

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

  • A Compact car hire in Calais costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Calais costs £33 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Calais costs £34 per day, on average.

  • In Calais, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Za Auchan Parc De La Francaise (2 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Calais costs £194 per week (£28 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Calais costs £831 per month (£28 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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). 

  • In Calais the average cost of petrol is around €1.51 (£1.33), while the average cost of diesel is approximately €1.42 (£1.25). There are plenty of petrol stations for you to fill up at, so be sure to check a few prices to ensure you get the best deal possible.

  • 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.