Car Hire at Rennes Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to feast on oysters and crepes in Saint Malo; shop ‘til you drop in Nantes, or wander through tropical palm groves in Rennes, you can find the best car hire at Rennes Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Rennes Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Rennes Airport: Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Europcar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Rennes Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an ESSO petro station located just 8 minutes by car from Rennes Airport. From the airport, take the D834 onto the D177 and then take the first exit on to the D634. Follow this on to the D837 where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Rennes Airport
Rennes Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads and is easy to reach via the motorway network. It is located 10 minutes from the town centre, 50 minutes from Laval, Saint-Malo and Redon and 1 hour from Saint-Brieuc and Vannes, via the motorway. The airport can be reached via the D29 and D34 main roads, following signs to “Parc Expo”.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Rennes Airport.
Nestled on the banks of the Loire, Nantes is a great family destination with lovely beaches, elegant shopping under the glass Passage Pommeraye, lush botanic gardens, a cathedral and Castle of the Dukes. Explore the nearby fishing village of Trentemoult or take a river cruise past this cultural port city. Take a dawn trip to Talensac market to feast on early morning coffee and croissants. Theatre, opera, cinema, concerts, dance, circus, night exhibitions and festivals provide ample evening entertainment.
It takes about an hour and 20 minutes to reach Nantes by car from Rennes Airport. Drive out of the airport on the D384, merging with the D34. This eventually turns into the N137 from which Nantes is signposted.
This former pirate town with its medieval ramparts, stunning walled centre and historic castle today breaks with pirate tradition and boasts delicious eateries serving the town’s speciality; oysters, mussels and the heavenly Breton crepe. An impressive tide, lovely beach and Folklore Festival are just a few other reasons to visit!
It takes one hour to reach Saint Malo by car from Rennes Airport. Take the D834 from the airport and take a left onto the D177. Follow the D177 until you come to an exit for the N136. From the N136, take the exit 13b for Saint Malo and follow the signs.
Rennes is home to Thabor Park with its stunning collection of plantlife, including hundreds of species of rose, tropical, African and European trees and many rare species. Roam the historic centre past higgledy piggledy timber frame houses, the ancient stone city and the elegant grand royal Parliament. Lively outdoor markets, chic boulevard boutiques, theatres, bars, restaurants and galleries, show off Renne’s playful side.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach Rennes from the airport. Head west on the airport road D384 and take a left onto the D177. Follow signs for Rennes city centre. Parking in the centre is not free and you have to track down a parking attendant or horodateur. The price will depend on the zone where you parked but it is between €0.75 per hour with a maximum parking time of 2 hours and 40 minutes in the green zone and €1.33 per hour wiith a 1hour and 30 minute maximum in the red zones. Park and ride, or parcs-relais, is a good way of seeing the city. These are car-parks located in metro stations on the outskirts such as Kennedy, Villejean in the north and Henri Freville, Triangle and La Poterie in the south. It is free to leave your car there is if you use the metro. Some hotels in Rennes offer free parking.
Prices subject to change