Cherbourg-en-Cotentin car hire

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Pick-up locationCherbourg-en-Cotentin
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Hire locations29
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

  • The choice of a vehicle hire gives you more flexibility with your travel plans than if you choose an alternative mode of transport like a train or bus. This is due to the fact that you can leave whenever you want and you don’t have to abide by the public transport schedule. For example, if you want to drive a car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin to the town of Valognes, this will take about 21min in total. Making the same journey by train takes about 31min, but also requires you to stick to the train timetable.
  • Cherbourg Airport (CER) doesn’t have any car hire agencies in the terminal, but you will be able to get a Cherbourg-en-Cotentin car hire from the city centre. The best way to get to the car hire agencies is to take a taxi from the front of the Arrivals Hall, which takes around 14min. You will then find companies like Avis and Europcar at the train station and Enterprise on Rue du Val de Saire.
  • For those that opt to hire a car, you will see that the town is very busy with tourists, especially those waiting to catch their ferry to the UK. Whilst there are pedestrian crossings you’ll find that people don’t always use these, so you should drive your car hire carefully when in the town. As with the rest of France, cycling is a big part of the culture, so you should always check your mirrors before you turn to ensure a cyclist isn’t at risk.
  • The town centre can be very busy when you drive your car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, which is often due to the ferries that depart from here to the UK. So if possible, you shouldn’t drive a couple of hours before a ferry is due to depart as you may get stuck in traffic. The rush hour period in his town, which is normally between 7AM to 9AM and 5PM to 7PM, is also a particularly busy time of the day and should be avoided if possible. The D900 is one road that can get especially busy as it leads off to the ferry terminal. So, if you need to travel this way it is advised to find an alternative route.
  • Book your car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin 
DominicJun 2023
Very congested, and the public works are out of control right now, renovating sidewalks with stone block and the like. Cherbourg itself is a fantastic, vibrant city. ❤ it.
MattJul 2023
Driving is simple in most of France. Lots of “roundabouts” but that’s Europe.

FAQs about hiring a car in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    The average price of fuel in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is R148,18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 778 and R2 371, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    Full-size (Toyota ProAce or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    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 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    A Full Size car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin costs R1 975 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    As it's a historic town with small roads, you will benefit from getting a small car. A car like a Renault Twingo is a good option as these are useful for navigating narrow streets and are also easier to park. If you want to explore the Normandy coastline, then you might want a vehicle such as a compact SUV. This will handle rougher terrain better and provide you with a smoother ride.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    You must stay within the speed limits when you’re driving a car hire in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, or you may be prosecuted by the local authorities. For example, on motorways you cannot drive faster than 130 kph. On dual carriageways the speed limit goes down to 110 kph, with other rural roads having a maximum limit of 80 kph. As you’re approaching the town it’s vital that you keep an eye out for the urban speed limit signs of 50 kph, as you are not allowed to travel faster than this.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin?

    If you’re looking for convenient parking in the centre of the town then you can go to Parking Gambetta Fontaine on Rue Gambetta, which is about a 5-min walk from popular tourist attractions like Salle des Fetes and costs about 0.50 € per hour. If you want to try and get some free parking, then head to Ville de Cherbourg Parking Napoleon on Rue Parking Napoleon. However, to ensure you manage to get a space it’s suggested that you arrive as early as possible.

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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25 Rue De Val De Saire

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
All good

1 out of 1

Avis

7,6

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10.0

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8.0

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4.0

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4.0

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Ave Jf Millet

+33 2 72 56 94 00

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5,2 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis did not honor the price that I was quoted..so I spent hours trying to get a refund and am still not finished .grrrr

6,0 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff at the counter

Cons:

It took 25 minutes to get the car, even though we were the only customers. It took another 15 minutes to turn the car in, because we were waiting on another customer. This was in France, and I know things take longer over there, but it was frustrating to know you had to get the car back early (from a day exploring the D-Day beaches) because you expected delays. I think this office in Cherbourg could do much better business if they catered to the cruise boat passengers parked at the dock just 1 mile away. The price was double of a similar car in the U.S. and the car was dirty when we got it.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Cherbourg is undergoing major public works relating to streets and sidewalks. This is not the fault of Avis of course but it made it difficult to access the train station and car, especially on the return. When I took the vehicle the agent was pretty aggressive about trying to get me to upgrade to an automatic or larger car. I'm why do I stood my ground and stuck with the Fiat 500 hybrid Dolce Vita. A cute little car. Perfect for me, the solo traveler. Keep this in mind: in France gas stations seem to be few and far between, similar to the way things are in Ireland. You have to return the car full of gas. It almost cost me my train to Lyon, because the first gas station Maps took me to was closed. Overall a good experience. The car had 10k km on it. Easy to drive on the narrow rural roads of Brittany & Normandy.

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Thrifty

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Centre Commercial Les Eleis

+33 2 33 23 41 41

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keddy by Europcar

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Ferry Terminal

+33 2 33 44 53 85

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Maupertus Airport

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Place Jean Jaures- 4 Rue Des Tanneries

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Alamo

10,0

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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Europcar

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4 Rue Des Tanneries

+33 2 33 44 53 85

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Ferry Terminal

+33 2 33 44 53 85

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Maupertus Airport

+33 2 33 44 53 85

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Place Jean Jaures

+33 2 33 44 53 85

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Dollar

7,9

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Centre Commercial Les Eleis

+33 2 33 23 41 41

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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Hertz

7,9

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Centre Commercial Les Eleis

+33 2 33 23 41 41

Monday08:30 - 17:00
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Budget

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Ave Jf Millet

+33 2 72 56 94 00

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National

7,4

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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Goldcar Rental SP

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Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport

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ADA

2,0

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10 Avenue De Paris

+33 2 61 52 21 36

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Sunnycars

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5 locations in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

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25 Rue deu Val de Saire

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4 rue des tanneries

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43 Rue du Val de Saire

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Ferryport

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Place Jean Jaures

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25 Rue De Val De Saire

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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25 Rue Du Val De Saire

+33 2 33 20 34 20

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
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Aeroport De Cherbourg

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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Gare Sncf Railway Station

+33 2 33 20 34 20

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FRANCECARS

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48 quai alexandre III

+33 2 33 94 32 77

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Rhodium

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Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport

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UCAR

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served by Citroen Rent Boulevard de l_Est

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4 travellers who hired a car in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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