Saintes car hire

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Saintes car hire information

Pick-up locationSaintes
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Saintes

  • The advantages of choosing car hire in Saintes are numerous, as you will save time and money by having your own car and not relying on public transport. With your own car, you can explore nearby attractions as well as farther destinations like the famous town of Cognac which is about 30-minute out of Saintes, and well worth a visit for their famous brandy distillery tours. Alternatively, 40 km northeast of Saintes is Les Antilles de Jonzacl, a large water park and spa complex with tropical-themed indoor and outdoor pools, water slides, and wellness facilities.
  • When collecting your Saintes Car hire at the Laleu Airport (LRH), you will locate the car hire desks from your chosen provider at the Arrivals hall in the main terminal. Conveniently, collect your keys and the car hire staff will direct you to the pickup car park. Keep in mind that the distance between the Laleu Airport (LRH) and the centre will take you around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the exact route you choose.
  • When you use car hire in Saintes, driving is typically safe and the roads are well maintained when using the road networks and connecting highways, but you should be aware that inner-city driving can come with its own challenges, like narrow roads, parking issues, and pedestrians. It is best to use your hire car for exploring further out of the city and take the historic centres by foot. If driving in the city, familiarise yourself with roundabouts and be cautious of cyclists.
  • Driving in Saintes can come with some difficulties as it is a small historic town and navigating narrow congested roads might be tricky.  Make sure you use a GPS system and plan your routes the day before, so you don’t end up on one-way roads or get lost. Parking can be hard to find, so either pay to use a public car park or leave your car at your hotel accommodation for the day.
  • Book your car hire in Saintes at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Saintes are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Saintes

  • How much is the price of fuel in Saintes?

    The average price of fuel in Saintes is R143,28 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 719 and R2 292, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Saintes?

    Economy (Lancia Ypsilon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saintes.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Saintes costs R507 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Saintes?

    A Mini car hire in Saintes costs R538 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Saintes?

    An Intermediate car hire in Saintes costs R572 per day, on average.

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

    The type of vehicle you choose for your car hire in Saintes depends on what sort of travelling you intend to do. If you are going to explore further out of the city centre, then you should hire an SUV-type car, as you have the luxury of more space, air conditioning, and extra boot space for storing your shopping goods. If you are travelling in a large group, it is most economical to hire a people mover or a van, so you can all travel together more cost-efficiently and enjoy the adventures together.

  • What is the speed limit in Saintes?

    Make sure you research the specific French road rules before you use your car hire in Saintes to avoid any speeding fines. The speed limits are typically 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up urban areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on commercial roads, 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways and 130 km/h (81 mph) on the main motorways. The speed limits can change quickly, so make sure you are paying attention to the road signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Saintes?

    Saintes has metered parking zones in various areas throughout the city, and the cost and time limits for on-street parking can vary depending on the location. Prices range from around €1 to €2 per hour, (£1.72). Public Parking Garages are generally more affordable than on-street parking, if you plan to park for several hours or the whole day. Expect prices to range from €1 to €2 (£1.72) per hour or around €10 to €15 (£12.8) for a full day parking de l'Avenue de Saintongeis, located near the city centre and is a convenient option for exploring the main attractions. Parking Place Bassompierre is situated near the Arch of Germanicus and the River Charente and provides easy access to some historical sites.

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54 Bis Rue Frederic Mestreau

+33 5 46 92 19 19

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Gare Sncf

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41 Avenue De La Marne

+33 5 46 92 56 10

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81 Rue Desmortiers

+33 5 46 92 56 10

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41 Avenue De La Marne

+33 5 46 92 56 10

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Parc Atlantique - 17 rue de l'Ormeau de Pied

+33 9 70 25 00 21

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12 Rt De St Jean D Angely

+33 6 33 48 93 50

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45, Avenue de la Marne

+33 5 46 91 87 80

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41 Avenue De La Marne

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Served by OPEL RENT Parc Atlantique 17 rue de l Ormeau de Pied

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