Top tips for renting a car at Caen Carpiquet Airport
Caen Carpiquet Airport (CFR) is in Carpiquet, Normandy. As such, car hire at Caen Carpiquet Airport makes perfect sense for anyone who is keen to explore nearby places like Caen, Deauville, Bernay, Le Havre and Carentan, or further to the north or west of France. The city centre of Caen is 3.7 miles to the east, and major motorways N814 and the A84 are nearby for those headed elsewhere.
Hiring a car allows you to see attractions quickly and easily, and you’ll be able to visit the most significant places of the Normandy landings all on your own schedule. Driving in this part of France is a pleasure as traffic is fluid outside of afternoons and parking is free.
As a smaller airport, car hire at Caen Carpiquet Airport is simple and straightforward. The car rental agencies have their offices close together in the lobby of the main terminal so they can’t be missed. The friendly staff there will help you with the collection of your car as well as answer any questions you may have, and all the cars are within walking distance.
The different car hire agencies offer varying rates and policies and with KAYAK you can easily compare your needs and the best prices. Be sure to check what each agency includes with their policy and each type of vehicle. For example, most agencies include the use of unlimited mileage, but not on every vehicle, and some cars do not include theft and liability coverage as part of the standard insurance. Enterprise for example offers one way rental, which is handy for those planning a trip across the region or country.
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FAQs about renting a car at Caen Carpiquet Airport
Since the car hire desks are all in the main terminal, you will have access to all the same amenities in the airport. The airport offers seating, hot and cold drinks and food from vending machines, toilets and baby care facilities, children’s play areas, and a designated area for laptop use.
Naturally, you need your driver’s licence with you to legally drive a car, and an International Driving Permit will also be required if the licence is not written in the Roman alphabet (languages such as Korean, Hebrew, Greek, Russian or Chinese). You will have to be at least 21 years old to hire a car, as well as have a valid and full driving licence, held for at least 1 year by the date of your rental. Additionally, a surcharge applies for drivers under the age of 25. Certain vehicles will also be restricted to drivers of a certain age or older. Make sure to bring your debit card or credit card, as a hold needs to be put on the card for potential charges.
When it’s time to return your car, you will either need to return the car to one of the parking spots in the area where it was taken from, or a return area with a sign from the chosen supplier of your car hire at Caen Carpiquet Airport. The car is always checked to make sure it is in the same condition as it was when picked up, and the provider will also check that the fuel tank is full unless otherwise agreed. The car keys are then returned to a staff member. If you are returning the car outside of the usual hours, the keys will need to be deposited in a drop box after parking in the designated area.
On average a rental car at Caen Carpiquet Airport costs C$ 72 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Caen Carpiquet Airport to off-airport locations include Avis, and Enterprise.