Useful to know about Pau

  • If you arrive by train, you’ll need to take the funicular railway up into the town to avoid climbing hundreds of steps with your luggage
  • The French writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine described it as having the best view of the earth
  • The people who live there are called Palois
  • The town grew because of its access to two mountain passes over the Pyrenees to Spain
  • You can fly to Pau from London’s City Airport

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Best car rental companies in Pau

No.1: AVIS,
based on 6367 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
No.3: ALAMO,
based on 6748 reviews
16 min (average wait time)
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 6744 reviews
16 min (average wait time)

Del And Local Customer Aeroport Pau Pyrenees, Uzein, 64230


Route De L Aeroport, Uzein, 64230


Zac De L'ayguelongue, Mazerolles, 64230


6 Rue De L'abbé Grégoire, Billere, 64140, France, 64


Gare Sncf, Pau, 64000


11 Rue De La Cassiere, Abidos, 64150

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Pau car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EHI
  • € 193.06
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 27.58
    Best Price:
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  • 22
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  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 308 Estate
  • 81
    Total Cars Available

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

How much does car hire in Pau cost?

Car hire in Pau costs as little as €27.6 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €35.6 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €93.4 per day from SIXT for a Citroen Jumpy.

Who is the best car rental agent in Pau?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Avis Europe Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Pau with a score of 8.5/10

with Alamo EHI rated second best with a score of 8.4/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Pau?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Pau is €238.71 per week from ALAMO.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Pau?

The cheapest car hire company in Pau is ENTERPRISE, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Renault Twingo available from as little as €193.06 per week.

How much is fuel in Pau?

You can expect to pay €1.29/ltr of petrol and €1.25/ltr of diesel in Pau. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Pau?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Pau with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, DOLLAR, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, HERTZ, SIXT, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Pau?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Pau.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Pau?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Pau, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Pau is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Pau?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Pau at the moment, however ENTERPRISE rates start from just €193.06 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €193.06 from ENTERPRISE in Pau - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Pau?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Pau is €176.8 per week with an average price of €200.9 per week across all car hire companies.
  • Europcar (tel: 33 0 559332431)
  • Avis (tel: (33) 5 59 33 27 13)
  • Thrifty (tel: 0825826433)
  • Hertz (tel: 0559331638)
  • Enterprise (tel: 0559608867)
  • Alamo (tel: 0559608867)
  • Dollar (tel: 559331638)
  • Sixt (tel: +33-559048503)
  • Avis (Pau Airport, Lescar, 64230)
  • Thrifty (Aeroport D'uzein (puf), Pau, 64230)
  • Hertz (Aeroport D'uzein, Pau, 64230)
  • Enterprise (AEROPORT DE PAU PYRENEES, UZEIN, 64230, B)
  • Avis Europe: Rated 8.5/10 from 6 reviews
  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.4/10 from 7 reviews
  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.4/10 from 7 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.2/10 from 838 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.2/10 from 793 reviews
  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.2/10 from 6 reviews

Mini Guide to Pau

Why is Pau so Popular?
There can be no doubt that it’s the location of the town at the foot of the Pyrenees that is Pau’s main attraction. There are few places with such a beautiful aspect and it’s on the popular GR65 hiking trail. The town has other attractions too including great gastronomy, culture and sporting opportunities.

pyrenees pau

How do I get to Pau?
Pau-Pyrenees Airport is only six miles northwest of Pau and the town is easily accessed by hire car collected from the airport. There are flights from London City Airport twice weekly to Pau or you can connect at Paris Charles de Gaulle from London for daily flights to Pau. The airport is a small one but has reasonable facilities including a restaurant and a shop.

chateau de pau

What Should I see or do in Pau?
The Chateau de Pau is the main visitor attraction and is a beautiful palace, the birthplace of Henri IV. The architecture is dazzling and unlike many other chateaux in France, it is fully furnished with pieces from the time. Things to do nearby include hiking in the nearby Pyrenees, perhaps following the GR65 national hiking trail. Hang gliding is also popular in the mountains if you’re brave enough.

Getting the funicular railway up and down from the station is fun and gives good views out over the valley and across to the mountains. Try fly fishing in the river that flows through the town and enjoy the snowy landscape in winter.

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Let us help you explore the mountains around the town with a rugged 4x4 hire car from Pau. Pau is one of the most beautiful locations in France and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are few more spectacular places to visit but to be sure you stay safe on the twisting mountain roads around the town, choose a four wheel drive hire car from our extensive range of hire cars in Pau. Alternatively, if you’re arriving at Pau-Pyrenees Airport, collect a pre-booked hire car there.

Whichever location you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll have secured the best deal on Pau car hire for we work hard to find the best prices then pair them with exceptional service and a wide range of insurance cover all included in the price. Few car hire companies offer collision damage waiver in with the price, even fewer add 24 hour roadside assistance as well so if you’re considering hiring a  car from Pau-Pyrenees Airport or in the town itself, you know who to choose for the best deal.