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La Rochelle car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s 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.
  • Book your rental car in La Rochelle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in La Rochelle are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in La Rochelle

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in La Rochelle?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit 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).

  • Where are the best places to park in La Rochelle?

    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).

  • How much is the price of fuel in La Rochelle?

    The average price of fuel in La Rochelle is ₹ 628 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,541 and ₹ 10,054, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in La Rochelle?

    Mini (Renault Twingo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in La Rochelle.

  • How can I find car hires near me in La Rochelle?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in La Rochelle?

    A Mini car hire in La Rochelle costs ₹ 5,089 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in La Rochelle?

    An Economy car hire in La Rochelle costs ₹ 3,447 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in La Rochelle?

    A Compact car rental in La Rochelle costs ₹ 13,800 per day, on average.

La Rochelle car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in La Rochelle

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45 Ave Du Gen De Gaulle

+33 5 46 41 02 31

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45 Ave Du Gen De Gaulle

+33 5 46 41 02 31

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
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Rue Du Jura

+33 5 46 00 93 27

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:30 - 15:30
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
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Sunday15:30 - 16:30

Somelac 45 Ave Du General

+33 5 46 41 02 31

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in La Rochelle

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39 Avenue Du General De Gaulle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

Monday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 13:00
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Aeroport De La Rochelle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

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Avis

9.6

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in La Rochelle

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Aeroport La Rochelle Ile De Re

+33 5 46 41 13 55

Monday14:30 - 15:3008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0020:00 - 20:45
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Friday13:30 - 17:1510:30 - 11:30
Saturday07:45 - 11:1514:15 - 16:45
Sunday15:30 - 16:3008:00 - 13:00

Agence 166 Bvd Joffre Code3071

+33 5 46 41 13 55

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Super efficient rental car branch. Both check in and check out we’re quick and smooth. Car was clean, well maintained and comfortable.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
All aspects of collecting and dropping off were made very easy and the staff were extremely helpful. I only dropped car off yesterday but presumably the deposit left on collecting the car will be paid back in next day or so.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
long walk from terminal

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Excellent! Highly recommend.

1 out of 2

Sixt

4.5

Mediocre

2 reviews

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in La Rochelle

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154 Boulevard Joffre

+33 1 70 97 61 11

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La Rochelle Ile De Ré Aéroport

+33 1 70 97 61 11

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

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...

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Everything...

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the friendly agent. She was most helpful.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

6.7

Okay

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Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in La Rochelle

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45 Ave Du Gen De Gaulle

+33 5 46 41 02 31

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
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Rue Du Jura

+33 5 46 00 93 27

Monday14:30 - 15:3008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday10:30 - 11:3016:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday15:30 - 16:30

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Europcar

7.5

3 locations in La Rochelle

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158 Bis Boulevard Joffre

+33 5 46 41 09 08

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6 Avenue Louis Lumiere

+33 5 46 37 05 80

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La Rochelle Ile De Re - Laleu Apt

+33 5 46 41 09 08

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Dollar

9.0

Wonderful

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Rue Du Jura

+33 5 46 00 93 27

Monday14:30 - 15:3008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
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Friday16:00 - 17:3010:30 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday15:30 - 16:30

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Alamo

7.4

Good

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39 Avenue Du Gã‰nã‰ral De Gaulle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
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Aeroport De La Rochelle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

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National

7.3

Good

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2 locations in La Rochelle

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39 Avenue Du General De Gaulle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

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Aeroport De La Rochelle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

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Goldcar Rental SP

7.2

Good

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One location in La Rochelle

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La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport

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Rent@Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in La Rochelle

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29 Avenue du Général de Gaulle

+33 5 46 27 27 27

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ADA

2.0

Poor

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19 av. du Général de Gaulle

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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154 Boulevard Joffre

+33 820 00 74 98

Monday07:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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19 Avenue du Général de Gaulle

+33 820 00 74 98

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La Rochelle Ile De Re - Laleu Apt Rue Du Jura

+33 5 79 53 00 09

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DRIVALIA

5.6

Fair

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One location in La Rochelle

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4 Rue Le Corbusier Zac De Belle Aire Nord

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Sunnycars

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4 locations in La Rochelle

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158 Bis Boulevard Joffre

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39 Avenue Général De Gaulle

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45 Avenue du General de Gaulle

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Rue Du Jura

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keddy by Europcar

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6 Avenue Louis Lumiere

+33 5 46 37 05 80

Monday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00

La Rochelle Railway Station

+33 5 46 41 09 08

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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La Rochelle airport

33 0 546410908

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Free2Move

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2 locations in La Rochelle

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163 Avenue Jean-paul Sartre

+33 5 46 27 10 40

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Avenue Jean Moulin

+33 5 46 50 27 27

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
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Friday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

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UCAR

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12 rue Abbé Grégoire

+33 5 46 44 65 26

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163 Avenue Jean Paul Sartre

+33 5 46 27 19 68

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Aeroport De La Rochelle

+33 5 46 29 74 66

Monday13:00 - 18:0009:00 - 13:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:1508:30 - 12:00
Wednesday13:00 - 18:0009:00 - 13:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:1508:30 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Rhodium

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La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport

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9 travellers who rented a car in La Rochelle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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