|Pick-up location||La Rochelle|
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 La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle.
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 La Rochelle car rental.
Some car hire companies in La Rochelle which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz
On average a hire car in La Rochelle costs £31 per day.
The average price of fuel in La Rochelle is £5.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.
Premium (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in La Rochelle.
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A Premium car hire in La Rochelle costs £25 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in La Rochelle costs £28 per day, on average.
In La Rochelle, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 166 Bld Joffre (1 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in La Rochelle costs £220 per week (£31 per day).
On average a car hire in La Rochelle costs £943 per month (£31 per day).
In La Rochelle you will most likely be best served by a modern city car, both to deal with the traffic that can get very busy and to navigate the narrow streets of the Old Town. You can be more extravagant if you’re intending to spend most of your time exploring the surround tourist attractions, then an MPV or SUV will be well suited to the task, or a saloon car if you prefer. So take your own planned schedule into account when making your choice of car hire in La Rochelle.
Pay close attention to the speed limits in La Rochelle, as they change according to the weather conditions. In the built-up areas of town the limit is 50km/h (roughly 30mph) regardless of the weather. On other roads you can travel at 90km/h (about 55mph) but this drops to 80km/h (just under 50 mph) when it rains, and to 50km/h (30mph) if visibility is less than 50 metres (around 55 yards).
The average price of petrol in La Rochelle is €1.40 (about £1.20). However, prices can vary quite widely, ranging anywhere from around €1.10 (£0.94) to a high of about €1.90 (£1.63) per litre – so it pays to shop around. You can sometimes get cheaper petrol at Station Esso Express Europe on Cours Forbin. Closer to the harbour, try Avia Station Picoty S.A. on Av. de Bethencourt.
The most convenient free car park close to the city centre is the one on Chemin des Remparts. From there you can take a bus into town, or walk just over half a mile yourself. Paid parking in the very centre of town can be found at the Parking Old West Port car park or Parking La Rochelle. Prices tend to average out at around €1 per hour (about £0.86).