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Car Rental Poitiers Mini Guide

Poitiers, revered for its ancient churches and rich history, is a charming city in the Vienne department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. With its vibrant student life and impressive Romanesque monuments, it's no wonder the French consider Poitiers a national gem.

If you're considering renting a car in Poitiers, here's the information you'll need:

Nearest Airports:

  • Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS): This is the primary airport serving Poitiers and is situated roughly 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) west of the city center. Driving from the airport to downtown Poitiers generally takes about 10-15 minutes.

Road Conditions:

Roads around Poitiers are in commendable condition, given the area's historical significance and tourist influx. Like most of France, highways and major roads are well-maintained, ensuring a smooth driving experience. Be prepared for potential traffic, particularly during weekends or holidays when locals venture out to explore.

Road Signs:

Most signs are in French, but they adhere to international standards, so even if you're unfamiliar with the language, navigation should still be quite straightforward. Major attractions and routes might also display signs in English, aiding international visitors.

Nearest Towns/Cities to Drive to:

Poitiers serves as a perfect base to explore the western French regions. Here are some must-visit locations:

  • Tours: Known for its old town and stunning cathedrals, Tours is roughly an 80-minute drive from Poitiers.

  • La Rochelle: This coastal city, with its old harbor and medieval towers, is about a 90-minute drive to the west of Poitiers.

  • Limoges: Recognized for its decorated porcelain, Limoges is approximately a 90-minute drive south of Poitiers.

  • Futuroscope: Just a 15-minute drive from Poitiers, this futuristic theme park is a hit among families and tech enthusiasts.

  • Châtellerault: A quaint town known for its scenic bridges and the Auto and Bike Museum, it's about a 30-minute drive north of Poitiers.

Hiring a car in Poitiers allows you to discover some fascinating parts to the town. The charming medieval town of Poitiers is best visited by car and if flying in renting a car hire from Poitiers airport is an attractive option. Cheap, reliable vehicles are available at the Airport and we advise booking in advance to receive the best car hire rates.


Current Rental Rates in Poitiers

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.85 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 348.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

DS 3 Crossback

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.85 EUR/day
DS 3 Crossback

7 Days rental at 362.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.03 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 427.22 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Poitiers: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • In the Battle of Tours in 732 French forces fought against a takeover of France by the Umayyad Caliphate.
  • Poitiers was built along the banks of the Clain River.
  • During World War II Poitiers was bombed heavily especially around the railway station.
  • If it is more convenient we offer cars for hire at Poitiers Train Station and Poitiers Airport.
  • Poitiers has a modernistic tourist destination in the Futuroscope Theme Park.

 

Poitiers - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Poitiers

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No.1: FLIZZR,
based on 24 reviews
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7 min (average wait time)
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No.2: AVIS,
based on 2747 reviews
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22 min (average wait time)
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No.3: HERTZ,
based on 5374 reviews
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16 min (average wait time)

Poitiers car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Flizzr EMEA Corporate
  • € 348.95
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 49.85
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    BMW X3
  • 12
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Poitiers

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January€ 45
February€ 49
March€ 47
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June€ 51
July€ 56
August€ 53
September€ 47
October€ 44
November€ 43
December€ 48
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January€ 38
February€ 46
March€ 44
April€ 47
May€ 32
June€ 44
July€ 50
August€ 46
September€ 43
October€ 40
November€ 40
December€ 43
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January€ 71
February€ 71
March€ 71
April€ 59
May€ 71
June€ 61
July€ 65
August€ 61
September€ 71
October€ 65
November€ 57
December€ 70
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January€ 54
February€ 64
March€ 53
April€ 57
May€ 48
June€ 73
July€ 72
August€ 68
September€ 64
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November€ 53
December€ 63
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December€ 34
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January€ 98
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April€ 68
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August€ 109
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October€ 76
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December€ 87
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January€ 43
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