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Carcassonne car hires from £24/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Carcassonne with a pick-up date of 31/8 and drop-off date of 7/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Carcassonne

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Citroen C3 car
Citroen C3
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£24/day
Citroen C3 Aircross car
Citroen C3 Aircross
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£24/day
Opel Insignia car
Opel Insignia
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
£35/day
Renault Grand Scénic car
Renault Grand Scénic
or similar VAN
5
3
4-5
M
£39/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£61/day
Ford Ka car
Ford Ka
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
M
£24/day
Peugeot 408 car
Peugeot 408
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
M
£47/day
Volkswagen Taigo car
Volkswagen Taigo
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£30/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£34/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Carcassonne

  • Your cheap car hire in Carcassonne will be most useful for day trips and driving around the edge of town. Cars aren't allowed in the medieval centre within the city walls, so you'll need to leave your vehicle in the lower town. One popular activity to do with your cheap car hire in Carcassonne is to visit some of the excellent wineries surrounding the city. For example. the Château St Jacques d’Albas is just over 20 minutes outside of Carcassonne; just remember that France's blood alcohol limit is 0.05%. Another option is to visit the Montaigne Noire, or Black Mountain ranges, roughly an hour outside of Carcassonne.
  • Even though it's a small town, Carcassonne has plenty of charging stations for electric vehicles. A few hotels such as the Hotel Ponte Vieux and the Hotel Mercure La Cité offer charging services. You can find slow, fast and rapid chargers throughout the city. Many car hire companies in Carcassonne can provide electric cars and they're a great option for longer stays, as charging can often be cheaper than refuelling. Additionally, many cities in France have congestion charges that electric vehicles are exempt from so it gives you more freedom when driving around France.
  • Throughout France, all children under 10 are required to use an appropriate booster seat or child restraint. France determines the requirements by age and weight. All children weighing less than 36 kg are required to use a booster seat with an adult seat belt, children under 15 kg must use a child harness and babies under 15 kg must use a rear-facing seat. The company providing your cheap car hire in Carcassonne can usually provide these for you. Let them know well in advance of your arrival, particularly if you will need multiple seats. You may also choose to bring your own.
  • Enjoy the freedom and hassle-free convenience of travelling around Carcassonne and the wider Occitanie region anytime you like. Only with a car hire in Carcassonne can you and your travel companions enjoy the sort of mobility and comfort that is limited by other modes of public transport. A good number of primary roads offer opportunities to discover distant places such as the town of Béziers 56 miles east via A61/A9 or the prefecture of Perpignan about 71 miles south via A61/A9.
  • Carcassonne Airport (CCF) is the closest airport to the city centre and therefore an ideal spot to pick up a car hire in Carcassonne after your flight arrives. Options at this airport include local companies like Citer or international ones like Hertz and Europcar. The Car Hire Centre is located in the main terminal building, so there’s no need for shuttle transfer. Upon exiting at the International Arrivals Hall, follow the posted directions or simply request assistance at the nearest Information Desk.
  • Carcassonne has an excellent network of primary and secondary roads in and around it, which makes it quite vulnerable to morning and evening rush hour traffic. A key location is the ring road around the Bastide St. Louis created by the N113, D119 and Boulevard de Varsovie. It encloses a tight patchwork of streets, which often see high levels of pedestrian and cycle traffic as well. Due to the prohibition on vehicles within the gates of the Old Town, you can expect very high volumes of vehicular activity on surrounding streets like D104, Rue Gustave Nadaud and Chemin des Ourtets.
  • Peak rush hour period during the weekdays outbound and inbound to Carcassonne city centre are 07:00-09:00, 13:00-15:00 and again from 18:00-20:30. Expect delays on the N113, D118 and D119 during these times, and traffic jams are frequent at the D6161 circular west of the Old Town and where Boulevard Henry Bouffett crosses the D6161. During the summer months from June to September, an influx of tourists will exacerbate traffic patterns causing increased gridlock on inner-city Street and primary roads.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Carcassonne for £32 or less
  • Book your car hire in Carcassonne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Carcassonne are around 29% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Full-size hire cars in Carcassonne are around 67% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Carcassonne

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

    With medieval cities like Carcassonne, small compacts and economy cars are best for handling the narrow interior streets and are more fuel efficient if you are likely to spend long hours behind the wheel. Larger passenger cars like SUVs and luxury models have more storage capacity and are usually more comfortable than their smaller siblings.

  • What’s the speed limit in Carcassonne?

    The legal speed limit within the city of Carcassonne is 31mph on urban streets, except where restrictions apply. The speed limit on rural roads travelling through less populated areas is 55mph and the maximum speed for motorists along major roads like the N113 is 80mph. CCTV and traffic cams are not as widely used in France as the UK, but they do exist, so always pay attention to speed signs and slowdown near junctions to avoid accidents or fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in Carcassonne?

    There are three public surface car parksjust outside the Old Town: City Parking P0 and P1 at Porte Narbonnaise and City Parking P2 at Port D’Aude. Hours of operation at both are 08:00-20:00 and free between 20:00-08:00 with a tariff of around €1 (£0.90) for 2h 15min where the first 30min is free. From July-September, there is a free daily shuttle from each car park to the gates of the city. There is also free parking space near Bellevue Wharf, College Bastion and the corner of Boulevard Barbes and Boulevard Marcou.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Carcassonne?

    On average a car hire in Carcassonne costs £40 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Carcassonne?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar (£24/day), SICILY BY CAR (£24/day) and Free2Move (£24/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Dollar Carcassonne Ap 11012 (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Carcassonne?

    The average price of fuel in Carcassonne is £5.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £68 and £91, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Carcassonne?

    Full-size (Toyota Land Cruiser or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Carcassonne.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Salvaza airport (CCF)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Salvaza airport include Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, SICILY BY CAR, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, keddy by Europcar, Avis and Sixt.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Salvaza airport (CCF)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Salvaza airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, keddy by Europcar and Avis.

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

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Carcassonne?

    A Full Size car hire in Carcassonne costs £86 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Carcassonne?

    A Compact car hire in Carcassonne costs £29 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Carcassonne?

    An Intermediate car hire in Carcassonne costs £84 per day, on average.

  • How much does a car hire in Carcassonne cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Carcassonne costs £282 per week (£40 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Carcassonne cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Carcassonne costs £1,207 per month (£40 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Carcassonne?

    Most car hire providers in Carcassonne offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Carcassonne, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What items do I need in my cheap car hire in Carcassonne?

    You will need a few important safety items in your Carcassonne car hire. You will need to have reflective vests (one for each person in the vehicle) and a warning triangle. A first-aid kit, flashlight and replacement bulbs are useful to have but not mandatory. Check that your vehicle has these items before you leave the car hire offices.

  • How old do I need to be to get a cheap car hire in Carcassonne?

    To hire a car in Carcassonne, you will need to be at least 21 years old. Most car hire companies charge an extra fee for drivers under 25. You'll also need to make sure you have a credit card in your name.

Carcassonne car hire reviews and directory

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Carcassonne

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Carcassonne Ap

+33 4 68 71 00 55

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was as expected. Furthermore the person who took us in charge was extremely professional and welcoming . Pick up and drop off were very simple and efficient

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Carcassonne

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Carcassonne airport

04 68 72 23 69

Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 18:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday13:00 - 19:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Very professional

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The staff were really helpful

1 out of 1

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Carcassonne

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337 Rue Jacques De Vaucanson

+33 4 68 25 05 84

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:3012:30 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:30 - 17:00

Aeroport De Salvaza

+33 4 68 25 92 88

Monday13:30 - 18:0009:30 - 13:30
Tuesday10:00 - 14:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday15:00 - 18:0012:30 - 17:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0010:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:0009:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:0010:30 - 14:00
Sunday12:30 - 17:0015:30 - 18:00

Aeroport Salvaza

+33 4 68 25 05 84

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:3014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday12:30 - 17:0008:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:30 - 17:00

Gare Sncf

+33 4 68 25 05 84

Monday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The process to rent and return a car is slow.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The distance from the airport was unacceptable and dangerous no sign at the airport had to walk to the area where the other providers are located to discover the pick up point was 15 minute walk on the road no walkway/side verge therefore dangerous. Otherwise the car was brand new new and excellent, provided a child seat free of charge, apparently the booking agent failed to provide contact details so Avis could not alert me of the issue.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.6

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

7.0

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Apt De Carcassonne En Pays Cathare

+33 4 68 72 23 69

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Staff could not be more efficient and helpful and a pleasure to deal with

6.0 Okay

May 2023

KAYAK
When we went to pick up the car at the airport in Carcassonne , the female receptionist ( sorry I didn’t get her name) was extremely rude and acted like she might not let us get the car even though we had the reservation. Finally , the paperwork was done and she told us the car was behind the building. I asked her if there was a specific slot and she just smirked and said check every license plate until you find it. Language wasn’t a problem as I have adequate French and she wanted to speak English anyways. The car itself was great though. Europa car just needs to work on the customer interaction. First impressions are important….

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Both agents were really pleasant and I would say an asset to Europcar ( Morgan was one)

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Everything was great! Thank you.

9.6 Wonderful

Sept 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great - I think we might have been "upgraded" as a result of the sort of car we ordered not being available, and I'm certainly not complaining

Cons:

To be honest, there weren't really any negatives

1 out of 2

Alamo

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

Most popular

Cleanliness

4.8

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.2

One location in Carcassonne

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Aeroport

+33 4 68 71 69 97

Monday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
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Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Carcassonne

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650 Bld Henri Bouffet

+33 4 68 72 97 15

Monday13:00 - 19:0008:30 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 19:00
Sunday12:30 - 17:0009:00 - 19:00

Carcassonne Ap

+33 4 68 71 00 55

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 18:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Aeroport

+33 4 68 71 69 97

Monday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, but only one person serving - it is a small airport after all. You might have a long wait (I was quick off the plane, but there were still 2 people in front of me so about a 15 minute wait).

Cons:

My car was older than I would usually expect for a rental (50k km) but it was okay.

1 out of 0

National

9.3

Wonderful

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Aeroport

+33 4 68 71 69 97

Monday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:0009:00 - 19:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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7.2 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The cars fuel gauge didn’t reset when I filled it up and was then charged for not refilling the car. Needed to make a flight so I wasn’t in a position to argue the point with them.

1 out of 0

Thrifty

9.3

Wonderful

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Carcassonne Ap

+33 4 68 71 00 55

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 18:00

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Rent@Car

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

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58, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt

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Sixt

7.5

Good

No reviews available

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375 Rue Jacques de Vaucanson

+33 1 70 97 61 11

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

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Goldcar Rental SP

5.0

Fair

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Carcassonne-Salvaza

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SICILY BY CAR

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Carcassonne

from£28/day

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58 avenue Franklin Roosevelt

+33 4 68 11 74 10

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Free2Move

No score available yet

Cheapest deal

4 locations in Carcassonne

from£27/day

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2000 Bd François-Xavier Fafeur

+33 9 71 09 10 69

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445 Rue Gustave Eiffel

+33 4 68 10 38 00

Monday08:00 - 19:3014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:3014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:3014:00 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 19:30

580 Rue Gustave Eiffel

+33 4 68 78 00 11

Monday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:0014:00 - 18:00
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Za St Jean De L'arnouze

+33 6 45 85 99 92

Monday08:30 - 18:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:0014:00 - 18:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0008:30 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Carcassonne

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335 Rue Jacques de Vaucanson

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Gare Sncf

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ADA

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Rue Claude Chappe - ZA St Jean de l'Arnouze

+33 4 68 11 71 92

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Citer

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Aeroport

+33 4 68 71 69 97

Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:30 - 18:00

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Firefly

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One location in Carcassonne

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Carcassonne Airport

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Rhodium

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Carcassonne-Salvaza

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Shouqi

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Apt De Carcassonne En Pays Cathare

+86 10 6064 1387

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UCAR

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260 rue Gustave Eiffel

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9 travellers who hired a car in Carcassonne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

£40/day

Good deal

£32/day

When to book a car hire in Carcassonne

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Car hire insurance in Carcassonne

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Carcassonne car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Carcassonne.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Carcassonne car hire.