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Why rent a car in Carcassonne?

When you first set eyes on Carcassonne, your thoughts may turn to fairytales, or fantasy novels like Game of Thrones or the Lord of The Rings. The fortified city is perched precariously on a hilltop, with giant walls and turrets that are seemingly crying out for a princess to be rescued from them.

Sadly, you’re unlikely to find many dragons here, but you will be treated to a romantic city that brims with history and offers plenty of options for fine dining and drinking. Plus, when you book a hire car in Carcassonne, you’re free to explore a charming area of France, with vineyards, areas of outstanding natural beauty and great beaches, all within easy reach of the city.

How to get to and around Carcassonne?

Carcassonne is served by Carcassonne Salvaza Airport, which lies about 20 minutes west of the city. If you book your hire car before you depart, you can collect it and be on your way to your hotel or guesthouse in minutes.

What brands are available?

When you book a rental car in Carcassonne, you’re free to choose from a range of trusted brands, including Gold Car, Firefly, Interrent EU, and Europcar.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Carcassonne

You don’t have to move much from Carcassonne to access some spectacular sights. The city itself is a Unesco World Heritage site, and it’s easy to while away a good few days simply roaming its quaintly cobbled streets, sipping coffees from the street cafes and dining in the quality bistros. Make sure to visit the Château Comtal, the 12th century castle that offers archaeological exhibits and tours of the catacombs.

If you have a hire car, the whole of this bucolic region opens up to you. Castres and Toulouse are both within reaching distance, the former about an hour north and the latter around a little over an hour’s drive west. Castres is a pretty little place, affectionately termed Little Venice by its residents, thanks to the calm canals that divide its streets. Toulouse is more cosmopolitan but equally beautiful, with pale pink buildings that have earned it the name La Ville Rose (the Pink City). Visit Musée des Augustins and explore an art collection that stretches from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Stylish Montpellier is also within striking distance (two hours east via the A9 and A61) or you can hop across the border to Barcelone to add an Iberian twist to your getaway. Just head three hours south on the AP-7.

Tips and tricks for driving in Carcassonne

Like the rest of continental Europe, France drives on the right. Remember that those medieval streets were designed for horse and cart, and may present some difficulties for cars with low clearances. If that’s an issue, leave your hire car in one of the car parks and wander the city streets on foots.

Ready to plan your Carcassonne city break?

If you’d like to see Carcassonne and France for yourself, you’re in the right place. Use the Expedia search tool along with our Carcassonne city guide to discover the help the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

FAQs for car hire in Carcassonne

What’s the best price car rental in Carcassonne?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £42 in Carcassonne.

What’s the average car rental price in Carcassonne?

On average, car rentals in Carcassonne are £43.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Carcassonne?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Carcassonne?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.