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Car Hire at Rennes Airport: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published November 27, 2020

There are a total of five car rental companies to be found at Rennes Airport, serving visitors to the capital city of Brittany in northwest France. Renowned for its medieval half-timbered houses and grand Rennes Cathedral, it’s little wonder that Rennes attracts a steady stream of tourists throughout the year. And with plenty to explore outside the city too, in the beautiful and historic Brittany region, many who come here choose to hire a car during their stay.

The modern exterior of Rennes Airport (Photo: roger shelley via Flickr)

All of the rental companies at Rennes Airport are located in the terminal building, in front of the arrival hall, meaning it should be easy to find the provider you’ve selected and pick up your vehicle with a minimum of fuss. From there, it’s only a short journey to Rennes itself. Be sure to have your passport and a form of photo ID to hand when you approach the desk, as this will help speed things up too.

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Searching online for a car to rent can be a bit like digging through weeds. So we’ve done our best to help you by doing our own research into the rental companies at Rennes Airport and chosen three of the best across three different categories: Most affordable, Best for families and Best for luxury. We based our decisions on several factors, including cost, choice of cars, previous customer reviews and company policies. Here’s our pick.

Most Affordable: Dollar

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If you’re on a tight budget, then one thing you’re unlikely to want to waste money on is an expensive car hire. For a cheap option, our pick of the bunch at Rennes Airport is Dollar, who have an excellent range of affordable cars among their fleet, including the Chevrolet Spark and the Peugeot 208, both of which tend to be priced around the £110 per week mark. Previous Dollar customers speak very well of the company too, with consistently excellent reviews posted.

Best for families: Enterprise

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For bigger cars with more room and comfort, our recommendation is Enterprise. By opting for them, you’ll have an excellent range of larger models such as the Opel Astra Estate and Ford Mondeo Estate at your disposal. Based on our searches, you can normally pick up these cars for less than £200 per week. Enterprise also come with exceptional customer reviews, ranging between ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ for each of our searches. This could in part be down to their innovative pick up service, which they run during normal business hours (see company website for more details). If you’re arriving on a Saturday, be aware that the Enterprise office at Rennes Airport closes at 6.30pm.

Best for luxury cars: Sixt

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You’ll have to dig a little deeper for the privilege, but for travellers keen to explorer Rennes and its picturesque surroundings in a luxury car hire, Sixt is the stand-out candidate. We searched a number of dates and lengths of stay and for each one Sixt offered at least three high-end cars – even during peak season. Among their fleet are such prestigious models as the BMW X1, BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A3 Convertible. Some other companies do offer cheaper rates, but their choice is usually not so good. This, together with impressive customer reviews, should make Sixt your rental company of choice for luxury cars at Rennes Airport.