Cognac car hire

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Cognac car hire information

Pick-up locationCognac
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Hire locations4
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cognac

  • Opting for car hire in Cognac gives you the freedom to explore the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. While there are public transport options available, having a car also allows you to visit places that are not easily accessible by bus or train. While public transport options are available in Cognac, they may not be as convenient or extensive as having a car because they operate on limited routes and schedules, Trains serve Cognac but are primarily aimed at connecting to larger cities rather than local transportation. The city itself is known for its iconic distilleries, such as Hennessy and Martell, which can be easily reached by car hire in Cognac. Additionally, the scenic countryside and vineyards of the Charente region are best explored with a car.
  • When arriving at Angoulême – Brie – Champniers Airport (CNG), car hire desks can be found in the terminal building. As you exit the Baggage Claim area, you will find the car hire counters on your right-hand side. They are easily identifiable and staffed by representatives from various car hire companies, including Avis and Budget. To collect your car hire, you will need to make your way to the car park located just outside the terminal building. It is a short walk from the Arrivals hall and is well-signposted. Once you exit the terminal, follow the signs for Car Hire or Parking to reach the designated area for car hire vehicles.
  • When considering car hire in Cognac, it is important to be cautious of pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in popular areas of the city centre such as Place François Ier and Place d'Armes. These bustling areas can have higher pedestrian activity, so it is crucial to drive attentively and yield to pedestrians when necessary. In terms of residential areas, neighbourhoods like Saint-Jacques and Saint-Martin are known for their residential streets and local shops. These areas have a higher presence of pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Rush hour in Cognac typically occurs from 08:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 18:00, with increased traffic on major routes such as Rue de l'Octroi and Avenue Victor Hugo.  Additionally, during the summer months, the influx of tourists can lead to congestion on roads leading to popular attractions, such as the Cognac Distilleries. In terms of drivers in Cognac, they are generally courteous and follow traffic rules. However, it is not uncommon to encounter aggressive driving behaviour, such as speeding or improper lane usage on busier roads.
  • Book your car hire in Cognac at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Cognac are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cognac

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cognac?

    The average price of fuel in Cognac is R141,38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 696 and R2 262, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cognac?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cognac.

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

    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 Cognac?

    A Mini car hire in Cognac costs R1 028 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Cognac?

    An Economy car hire in Cognac costs R1 002 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Cognac?

    A Luxury car hire in Cognac costs R2 168 per day, on average.

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

    When considering car hire in Cognac and exploring the narrow streets of Cognac's city centre, a compact car would be ideal. It offers easy manoeuvrability and parking within confined spaces. If you plan on venturing into the countryside, an SUV is recommended for better handling on winding roads. Some areas, like Rue Grande or Rue Martell, are known for their narrow streets. Likewise, if you plan on visiting nearby towns like Jarnac or Segonzac, a larger car may be more comfortable for longer journeys.

  • What's the speed limit in Cognac?

    The speed limit in urban areas of Cognac is generally 50 km/h (31 mph), unless otherwise signposted. On rural roads, the speed limit is 90 km/h (56 mph), and on motorways, it is 110 km/h (68 mph). It's important to adhere to these limits and watch out for speed cameras, especially in residential areas or near schools. Some residential areas in Cognac, where you should be particularly cautious of speed limits and speed cameras, include neighbourhoods like Saint-Jacques and Saint-Martin.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cognac?

    In Cognac, there are various options for parking. There are both paid and free parking spaces available throughout the city. For short visits to the city centre, there are car parks near Place François Ier and Place d'Armes, which typically cost around €2-3 per hour (£1.70-£2.50). If you plan to stay longer, the underground parking at Saint-Jacques or Parc François 1er offers more affordable options, with rates around €10-12 per day (£8.50-£10.30).

Cognac car rental reviews and directory

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41 Avenue De La Marne

+33 5 46 92 56 10

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51 Av D'Angouleme Chateau-Bernard

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81 Rue Desmortiers

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41 Avenue De La Marne

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51 Av D'angouleme Chateau-bernard

+33 5 45 82 32 43

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41 Avenue De La Marne

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Gare Sncf

+33 5 46 92 19 19

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32 Avenue D'angoulême

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12 Rt De St Jean D Angely

+33 6 33 48 93 50

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