Nantes car rentals

Nantes car rentals

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Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Oct 27 — Nov 3
Same drop-off
Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France
Wed 10/27
Noon
Wed 11/3
Noon

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Nantes car rental information

Pick-up locationNantes
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Standard
Rental locations50
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesDollar, Alamo, Sixt, Rent@Car, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Nantes

Economy$25/day
Compact$27/day
Standard$52/day
Mini$23/day
Passenger van$65/day
Compact SUV$37/day
Compact station wagon$38/day
Intermediate SUV$71/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Nantes car rental reviews and directory

From $28/dayRated #1
Europcar
Best rated
Most popular
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
4 locations in Nantes
Europcar
Locations in Nantes
  • 10
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  • 10
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10.0 ExcellentJan 4 2021
Staff at the nantes europcar counter. Very helpful and good advice. Not pushy. Car was perfect. Upgrade was very cheap.Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2016
Good price, great serviceFrendly helpful staff, best price on the net- rien a dire.
From $40/dayRated #2
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Nantes
Alamo
Locations in Nantes
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
From $30/dayRated #3
Dollar
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Nantes
Dollar
Locations in Nantes
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
From $26/dayRated #4
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Nantes
Enterprise
Locations in Nantes
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkaySep 9 2019
stafgf was very friendly and helpfulChoosing an SUV/minivan as the vehicule type results in a moving van in France. I was on vacation and was not interested in renting a moving van, yet that was the vehicule set aside for me.
From $36/dayRated #5
Sixt
7.7 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Nantes
Sixt
Locations in Nantes
  • 7.3
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  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
From $30/dayRated #6
Thrifty
6.4 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Nantes
Thrifty
Locations in Nantes
  • 10
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  • 2
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodApr 23 2017
Main problem was pickup; the office was almost closed because they are supposed to close at 11pm, and not 11:30pm, as written on the confirmation email. We were very lucky that someone was still there, although she had to turn on the computer again. She told us that she was surprised that we had a booking with pickup at 11pm because their office does not accept them. Everything else was ok.
Sunnycars
6 locations in Nantes
Sunnycars
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
From $30/day
Hertz
4 locations in Nantes
Hertz
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Nantes
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
Rent@Car
4 locations in Nantes
Rent@Car
Locations in Nantes
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From $23/day
Rentscape
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Nantes
Rentscape
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
ADA
2 locations in Nantes
ADA
Locations in Nantes
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UCAR
2 locations in Nantes
UCAR
Locations in Nantes
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YourRent
2 locations in Nantes
YourRent
Locations in Nantes
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Absolute Car Rental
1 location in Nantes
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Nantes
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From $43/day
Avis
1 location in Nantes
Avis
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
From $32/day
Budget
1 location in Nantes
Budget
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
Citer
1 location in Nantes
Citer
Locations in Nantes
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FLIZZR
1 location in Nantes
FLIZZR
Locations in Nantes
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McRent
1 location in Nantes
McRent
Locations in Nantes
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From $51/day
National
1 location in Nantes
National
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
PEUGEOT
1 location in Nantes
PEUGEOT
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
Renault rent a car
1 location in Nantes
Renault rent a car
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
From $26/day
TravelCar
1 location in Nantes
TravelCar
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
Virtuo
1 location in Nantes
Virtuo
Locations in Nantes
Recent reviews
20 travelers who rented a car in Nantes gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations in or near Nantes

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Nantes

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Nantes

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Nantes 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 Nantes.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Nantes car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Nantes

  • There is lots of history and culture to explore in Nantes such as the Dobree Museum, Jardin des Plantes, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, and Nantes Cathedral. With a rental car you can visit all of the attractions while also enjoying a picturesque drive along the coast to beach resorts like Pornic or Le Croisic.
  • Nantes Airport is a short drive from Bouguenais and offers both domestic and international flights. Although it is not a very large airport, it provides everything you’ll need for a comfortable trip. This includes quick access to rental car agencies like Sixt, Enterprise, Thrifty, and Hertz. Most of the agencies have desks right inside the airport and those who don’t provide a shuttle to their off-site locations.
  • Nantes has strict driving laws so you’ll want to be very careful and cautious when you are driving there. For one thing, don’t get distracted. Eating, texting, talking on the phone (without a headset), or applying makeup while driving are all illegal behavior in France. Additionally, speed traps are not uncommon around Nantes, so be alert and always prepared to slow down.
  • A pretty big city, Nantes’ metro area can have some hectic traffic. It is especially busy around the downtown area during the morning and evening commutes. Consequently, you’ll want to avoid driving around the center of the city from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the evening.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Nantes for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Nantes at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Nantes are around 63% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Nantes are around 3% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Nantes

  • Some car rental companies in Nantes which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Dollar and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Nantes costs $40 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($27/day), Sixt ($28/day) and Alamo ($52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar Airport De L'atlantique (nte) 44340 (5 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Nantes. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Nantes is $7.14 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $86 and $114, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nantes.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Nantes Atlantique airport include Dollar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Nantes Atlantique airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Avis, and National.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Nantes costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Nantes costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Nantes costs $27 per day, on average.

  • In Nantes, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Aeroport De Nantes Atlantique (5 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Nantes costs $282 per week ($40 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Nantes costs $1,210 per month ($40 per day).

  • Because you will often be driving on the highway, you can rent any vehicle you’d prefer. A sports car, luxury vehicle, or convertible might be a fun choice for your Nantes vacation. However, a compact car might be your best bet because of the cost of gas in France. Some common cars driven around the area include the Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen, and Nissan.

  • You’ll travel mostly on the motorways during your vacation. The speed limit on these major highways is between 80 km (49.70 mph) and 110 km (68 mph). If you happen to be in a residential neighborhood, be sure to drop your speed to 30 km (18 mph). You’ll always need to adjust speeds in inclement weather.

  • The current price for gasoline (often referred to as petrol) in Nantes, France is about $5.54 per gallon (4.88 euros). Both premium and diesel cost slightly more. In comparison, this is higher than in many other countries, including the United States and Canada, which is why a more fuel-efficient car is likely a good choice.

  • You will likely have to pay to park your rental car in downtown Nantes. However, many hotels offer free parking for guests. If this is not your situation, consider leaving your car at a parking lot such as Parking Feydeau or NGE Commerce Public Park (a parking garage in the center of downtown). Valet public parking services are also available at the Nantes Train Station.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).