La Rochelle car hire

La Rochelle car hire

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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France
21 Oct — 28 Oct
Same drop-off
La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France
Thu 21/10
Noon
Thu 28/10
Noon
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La Rochelle car hire information

Pick-up locationLa Rochelle
Hire locations40
Airport locations14

La Rochelle car hire reviews and directory

From £27/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Most popular
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in La Rochelle
Europcar
Locations in La Rochelle
  • 10
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From £29/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in La Rochelle
Hertz
Locations in La Rochelle
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated no. 3
keddy by Europcar
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in La Rochelle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in La Rochelle
  • 10
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  • 6
  • 10
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From £28/dayRated no. 4
Sixt
8.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in La Rochelle
Sixt
Locations in La Rochelle
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay20 May 2021
The car was an electric one with very limited mileage, the staff then offered me a super expensive alternative which i had to decline and changed my plans... I could not even cancel the order on the booking page...Everything...
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2017
I liked the friendly agent. She was most helpful.
From £26/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
4.2 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in La Rochelle
Thrifty
Locations in La Rochelle
  • 6
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  • 5
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2.4 Mediocre20 Aug 2018
being charged for itrems I wasn't told about beforehand
6.0 Good22 Aug 2017
Good car, poor service at La RochelleCar was clean & worked well.Service from the Hertz/Thrifty staff at La Rochelle airport, specifically Sophie T. When she asked for my CC, she told me I would need to buy insurance. I declined, explaining this was covered by my CC. She expressed shock at this, and explained that if I did that the car would have no insurance. After several minutes back & forth she eventually conceded that yes the car was insured by Thrifty, and that my CC would cover the CDWs. She was not at all happy about this. On returning the car, having filled up the tank 5 kilometers away at the HyperU, she stated that the tank was not full, so she could not close out the contract & return the deposit. I feel this was in retaliation for not taking out their very expensive CDW insurance. 4 days after returning the car I still do not see any transaction relating to this car hire on my CC, so do not know what is happening with this. Dossier de Location 556656763
Sunnycars
6 locations in La Rochelle
Sunnycars
Locations in La Rochelle
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From £17/day
Avis
Cheapest deal
3 locations in La Rochelle
Avis
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From £22/day
Enterprise
2 locations in La Rochelle
Enterprise
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FLIZZR
2 locations in La Rochelle
FLIZZR
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Free2Move
2 locations in La Rochelle
Free2Move
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From £19/day
National
2 locations in La Rochelle
National
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UCAR
2 locations in La Rochelle
UCAR
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ADA
1 location in La Rochelle
ADA
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Alamo
1 location in La Rochelle
Alamo
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Citer
1 location in La Rochelle
Citer
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Dollar
1 location in La Rochelle
Dollar
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in La Rochelle
Goldcar Rental SP
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Rent@Car
1 location in La Rochelle
Rent@Car
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Rhodium
1 location in La Rochelle
Rhodium
Locations in La Rochelle
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9 travellers who hired a car in La Rochelle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near La Rochelle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

£31/day

Good deal

£24/day

When to book a car hire in La Rochelle

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

Car hire excess insurance in La Rochelle

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 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.

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 La Rochelle car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in La Rochelle

  • Car hire in La Rochelle will give you the chance to properly explore this French resort town on the Atlantic Coast. It’s a city steeped in history, offering many sights and experiences tucked away in the city itself, or in the coastal countryside. Ile de Re is a 30-minute drive away for nature walks and quiet beaches, connected to the city by a bridge almost 2 miles long. In the heart of the city is Vieille Ville (Old Town) where 15th-century French life has been preserved. La Rochelle is also famed for its many museums, the pick of which are the natural history museum, Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, and the large fine arts museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts.
  • You can have all your La Rochelle car hire needs met at the city’s international airport once you’ve landed, La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport. All the main car hire operators have their offices there – you’ll find them next door to the passenger car park directly opposite the arrivals hall exit. The hire company concierge will take the 2min walk with you to show you exactly where to find your car. From there it’s only a 5-minute drive to the centre of town. The airport is located on Rue du Jura.
  • La Rochelle is equal parts bustling maritime port, coastal beach resort and one of France’s most historic cities, so you’ll need to be on your toes, as you’ll encounter all manner of traffic in the centre of the town. The vehicular congestion is moderate, except at rush hour, but the city has a widespread cycling culture, in the old French tradition, so you can expect local inhabitants on bicycles wherever you drive within the city limits and the adjoining residential areas.
  • La Rochelle experiences the typical rush hour pattern of a commercial harbour city, so congestion is at its peak at around 08:00, reaching the same levels from 16:00 to 17:00. However, the real quirk about this city is that it also has a significant bicycle rush hour. You’ll be virtually surrounded by large groups of cyclists, commuting to and from work. Cycling traffic can get particularly dense in the town centre and inner suburbs. One of the busiest roads for vehicular traffic is the N237 especially at the large junction with the N537, just after the Avenue Raymond Poincare intersection.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in La Rochelle for £24 or less
  • Book your car hire in La Rochelle at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium car hires in La Rochelle are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in La Rochelle

  • 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.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Laleu airport include Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Laleu airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, Enterprise and National.

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

  • 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).