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Car hire Caen

EasyTerra Car Hire Caen is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Caen

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Caen.

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Car rental companies in Caen

Below are the car rental companies in Caen with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    8.2 (7189)
  • Sixt

    8 (2423)
  • Europcar

    7.9 (5926)
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  • Avis

    7.9 (4349)
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  • Hertz

    7.8 (5205)
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  • Enterprise

    7.7 (1462)
  • Budget

    7.7 (7949)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.5 (2410)
  • Rent a car

    7.2 (16)

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Caen

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Location information for Caen

Introduction

Although Caen was severely damaged during the invasion of the Allies in World War II, the city is mainly known for its historical buildings that are still around. These buildings date from the time of William the Conqueror who conquered England in the eleventh century. His castle, Château de Caen, is one of Europe's largest fortresses. The Eglise St.-Etienne and the Eglise de la Ste.-Trinité were also built under William the Conqueror's rule.

Population

115,000 inhabitants live in the city itself, but the entire urban area of Caen has a population of over 400,000.

Location

Caen is located in Normandy, in the northwest of France, 10 kilometers from the English Channel with which the city is connected via the Canal de Caen à la Mer. Caen is situated in a watery area: the Orne River flows through the city as well as many brooklets and channels which together are called les Odons and which run partially underground.

Economy

In the last century Caen was an industrial center, but the industry has almost disappeared. Caen is, however, still the home base of Moulinex, a manufacturer of household appliances, which at its height (in the seventies) employed almost 4000 people. The factory went bankrupt in 2001 and was taken over by Groupe SEB. Nowadays Caen focuses on high-tech, call centers, and tourism (mainly nautical tourism). The port of Caen-Ouistreham plays an important part in freight transport across the English Channel.

Airports

The airport Aéroport Caen-Carpiquet is situated 7 kilometers east of the city center. It's easily reachable by rental car: from the center you take the Rue de Bayeux which turns into the D9 and ends at the airport. Caens' beltway (N814) also runs directly along the airport. The exit to the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Caen has efficient public transport in the form of city buses and so-called guided buses. The latter are a cross between streetcars and buses: the streetcars have tires, but are guided by a rail in the middle of the road. At various locations in Caen you'll find bicycles (V'eol) which you can use for free for the first half hour. There are also buses to destinations in the vicinity of Caen, the so-called Bus Verts du Calvados.

Traffic and Parking

The guided bus system (see Public Transport) has deteriorated the situation for car traffic rather than improved it. There are often traffic jams in the city center. Finding a free parking place in the street can be difficult, especially in the center. Fortunately there are several parking garages where you can park your rental car. North of the beltway lies the P+R area Côte de Nacre.

Hotels

Caen's center offers a good choice of accommodations. Here you'll mainly find midrange and luxury hotels. Cheaper accommodations can be found near the train station and northwest of the city, outside the beltway (around Parc Floral).

External Sources

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    French
  • Popular car category
    economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire at this location?
  • Alamo
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Enterprise
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
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