Car rentals in Toulouse: All you need to know
A Toulouse car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Toulouse. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Toulouse?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Toulouse has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Toulouse.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Toulouse?
CarRentals.com has around a dozen rental companies in the Toulouse area. You'll find well-known companies like Enterprise and Hertz and wallet-friendly suppliers like Fox and Budget. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Toulouse?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Toulouse?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Toulouse is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Toulouse?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the rental car company.Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot on your Toulouse adventure. You should:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Toulouse rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Toulouse has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Toulouse.