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Car Hire Toulouse Airport - Compare and save up to 35%
3 days car hire from less than £12 per day and FREE cancellation options*
As the fourth largest city in France, Toulouse is ideally located in the sunny south west of the country. With a laid-back atmosphere, and boasting a wealth of museums, as well as glorious architecture in its famous mellow red-brick buildings, it is also the gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery in France. Pre-book and save up to 35% with cheap car hire from Toulouse Airport with Holiday Extras.
Whether you fancy wine-tasting in the lush vineyards, driving through the rolling fields of sunflowers or the spectacular views from the Pyrenees, this region has it all. By booking your car hire with Holiday Extras, we can bring you cheap offers, as well as peace of mind. We will do the hard work for you and compare all the major brands to find you the best prices. If you're looking at staying in another region, then check our other available regions for .
The Canal du Midi which runs from Toulouse to the Mediterranean
- Save up to 35% with Europcar for checkout period 08/07/19 - 15/08/19
- Save up to 20% with Europecar for checkout period 16/08/19 - 19/12/19
- Minimum length of stay 4 days, maximum 20 days
Places of interest within easy driving distance of Toulouse
|Rabastens (bastide village)|
As well as fantastic prices, we have a wide range of vehicles available for your France car hire needs . From small hatchbacks, to family-friendly SUVs or people carriers for larger groups, we will have a car to suit you!
Compare Car Hire prices from Toulouse Airport based on hire for 3 days*
*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off in Toulouse Airport. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.
And it doesn't just stop with rental cars! Holiday Extras can also offer superb savings on total protection insurance. We regularly price-check all our policies and they include the following cover:
- Damage and theft excess
- Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior parts of the car
- Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
- Free cancellation and changes
Hassle-free booking process
- Search - Enter the dates you wish to travel in the field above and click search to compare
- Select - Select your choice of rental car
- Book - Pay using our secure payment system
- Confirm - We will send you an email confirmation
How it Works
Once your payment has been authorised, we will send you an email confirmation with your booking reference number. Keep this to hand, as you will need it when you collect your car at Toulouse Airport. As an extra guide, we've also prepared a useful checklist containing all sorts of useful information about car hire in general.
If you have any questions and wish to speak to our dedicated car hire team, then please call 0800 804 7362. You can also contact us online here.
Picking up your hire car
When you arrive at Toulouse Airport, collecting your car couldn't be more straightforward. All the car hire desks for the main rental companies can be found in Arrivals Hall C opposite the Café Stade Toulousain. The desks are open from 7.00 am until midnight. When you arrive, just report to the relevant desk with your confirmation paperwork and you will be able to pick up your keys.
Explore and enjoy
The city of Toulouse combines the glories of the past with the modern day. If you like historic architecture, then why not visit the majestic gothic Catédrale Sainte Etienne and the 16th century Pont Neuf bridge over the Garonne River. Being the home of modern aviation, Toulouse also boasts a space museum with life size models of rockets, as well as being the home to Airbus.
But the best way to visit this glorious region is by hiring a car. You can enjoy the stunning scenery around the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Canal du Midi, the perfectly preserved fortified towns such as Carcassone and Rabastens or the vineyards of Fronton. For a complete contrast, why not venture a little further and explore the wonderful mountains of the Pyrenees with their breathtaking views?
If you're looking for transport to your holiday resort, Holiday Extras can also bring you great discounts on airport transfers. We can also save you money on holiday insurance so you will have peace of mind that we have literally got you covered.
Lots of other extras
*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Toulouse Airport. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.
Driving on France's roads**
Ask anyone who has driven in France and they will tell you that the country's roads are some of the best in Europe to drive on. To help make your road trip even easier, we've put together some useful information on what you need to know before you hit the road:
- Left hand drive vehicles - Drive on the right, overtake on the left.
- Minimum car hire age - 18 years old. Under 25's may be liable for a young driver surcharge.
- Seatbelt - The driver and all passengers must wear seatbelts. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that all passengers under 18 are wearing a seatbelt.
- Travelling with children - Under 10's must not travel in the front of a vehicle without a specialist child restraint or booster seat.
- Mobile phones - It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
- Toll Roads - Cash and credit cars are accepted.
- Petrol stations - Many are open 24/7 and accept all major credit cards.
Road safety laws
- Toll motorways (autoroutes) - 130kph/80mph
- Dual carriageways - 110kph/68mph
- Out of town roads - 90kph/56mph
- New speed limits - many A & B roads - To reduce road facilities the speed limits were reduced to 80kph/50mph
- Built up areas - 50kph/31mph
A number of road side cameras in France will not only record your speed, but also whether you are keeping a safe driving distance from the vehicle in front. They will also catch you if you jump a red light or stop signs.
It is a legal requirement to carry both a reflective triangle in case of break down, as well as a high-vis jacket or vest in the vehicle (NOT in the boot) at all times. It is recommended that you check your hire car for these before you leave .
This is also required for cars hired in other countries that are driven over the border into France.
Drinking and driving
For people who have been driving for less than 3 years, the alcohol limit is 0.2 grams per litre. For those who have had a driving licence for more than 3 years, the limit is 0.5 grams per litre of blood. These are both lower than the UK limits. Drivers are also required to carry a breathalyser/alcohol test kit. Car hire providers will normally provide these, but it is advisable to check.
Please note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.
SatNavs showing the location of speed cameras are illegal in France. Those caught can be fined up to 1500 and have the device taken away, even if it is not in use. Radar detectors which are able to locate fixed and mobile speed cameras are also not permitted.
The use of a Satellite Navigation system is not illegal, you should deactivate the speed camera location settings before use.
Fixed and mobile speed cameras have become commonplace throughout France and if caught, the French authorities can and will issue on-the-spot fines of up to 375 euro (£323) which must be paid in cash.
Credit cards and travellers cheques are not accepted, and cash must be in the local currency. If necessary, you will be escorted to the nearest ATM.
Use of mobile phones
It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving or in control of a vehicle in France, as well as wearing headphones whilst driving. If caught you are liable to a 135/£110 fine.
Service stations are located in towns and also on the motorways (autoroutes) . However, fuel prices tend to be cheaper in urban areas than in service stations on motorways. Many have a 24-hour self service facility and accept all major credit cards.
Although the price of unleaded fuel (sans plomb) is on a par with those in the UK, diesel (gasoil/gazole/gas-oil) is cheaper per litre in France.
- Unleaded petrol - Sans plomb 95/98
- Diesel - gazole/gasoil/gas-oil
- Petrol - essence (super/super 97)
If you are exploring the sights of the area around Toulouse, then you may well take your hire car on French toll roads (autoroute à péage) It is therefore worth having some spare change to hand, although toll booths accept all major credit cards.
**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.Top