Have an adventure in Belgium with your Charleroi car hire and enjoy the flexibility that comes with car hire. Rather than waiting around for other modes of transport, which can be inconvenient, opt for a hire car in Charleroi and choose when and where you travel. Take a drive to the Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi to catch an exhibition, before taking your car hire further afield. Visit the capital of the country, Brussels, in 1h at your convenience and enjoy fine cuisine and stunning architecture. Much better than waiting for alternative transport such as a bus or taxi, you’ll appreciate the flexibility that comes with your Charleroi car hire.
In under an hour, you can get to the main airport in Belgium, Brussels Airport (BRU), where you can find a variety of car hire companies offering a range of vehicles. As there is only one terminal at this airport, it’s easy to locate the car hire offices upon your arrival. In the arrivals hall, once you’ve collected your luggage and have got through security, you will find well-known companies such as Avis, Thrifty and Enterprise, where you can choose your vehicle for your onward journey. You can also drive to Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) in about 15min from the centre of the city, where you will also find car hire services like Avis in the arrivals hall.
Charleroi is a relatively small city in the Hainaut province of Belgium. However, this doesn’t stop the roads from getting busy throughout the year with visitors interested in the museums and galleries. Expect the roads such as Rue du Cazier to be busy due to the popular Glass Museum, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road without looking when you are driving in this area. Belgium is also a very popular country for cycling, with many routes going through Charleroi. So be aware of cyclists getting close to your car when you are driving in the centre of town.
Lots of locals from Charleroi commute to Brussels for work during the week, which makes the roads busier during rush hour, which is from 07:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 19:00. If possible, avoid driving your car hire in Charleroi during these times, as you are more likely to get stuck in traffic. One road particularly affected is the N5, which connects Charleroi to Brussels. The weekends are also likely to be busier due to the various museums and galleries the city has. Around these attractions, the roads will be busier and parking will be harder to find.
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Economy rental cars in Charleroi are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Charleroi
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On average a hire car in Charleroi costs C$ 28 per day.
Based on our information, car rental agencies in Charleroi only have manual transmission cars.
The average gas price in Charleroi is C$ 8.93 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 107 and C$ 143, depending on the car size.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charleroi.
A Economy car rental in Charleroi costs C$ 40 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Charleroi costs C$ 43 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Charleroi costs C$ 45 per day, on average.
In Charleroi, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Rue Des Freres Wright 8 (7 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Charleroi costs C$ 199 per week (C$ 28 per day).
On average a rental car in Charleroi costs C$ 854 per month (C$ 28 per day).
Being a compact city, Charleroi only requires a small car in order for you to explore. Even if you go further afield a small car will be sufficient, as Belgium’s roads are of a good quality and you won’t have to drive too far to reach other cities in the country.
Outside of the built up areas in Charleroi, the speed limit is 70km/h (43mph) and on dual carriage ways, the speed limit is 120km/h (75mph). In parts of residential Charleroi the speed limit is 50km/h (31mph). There are speed cameras in Charleroi, so be careful to stick to the speed limit stated on the signs.
The average cost of petrol in Charleroi is around €1.34 (£1.23). Petrol stations are scattered throughout the city, so you will find one with ease. Try comparing the cost of various petrol stations before filling up your tank, as you might be able to make a saving.
You can park at Q-Park on Boulevard Zoé Drion for around €1.60 (£1.38) per hour, with a maximum cost of around €11 (£9.50). Or you can park at Q-Park on Rue de Montigny for approximately €1.70 (£1.47) per hour, with a maximum cost of about €15 (£12.96). Both of these car parks are located in the city centre with quick access to the main attractions.