Car Hire Cannes

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
France Ports
Cannes, Corsica, Marseille, Nice, Sete, St. Tropez, Toulon, Villefranche. Includes Monaco (Monte Carlo)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 05:59 AM.
#2
SoCal
2,025 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by coxswain
Anyone hired a car in Cannes - close to the tender point/ which companies.
Avis has a small office about 10 minutes walk up Blvd. de la Croissette (on Rue La Tour Maubourg across from the Hotel Martinez), probably a 15 minutes walk from the tender dock. There is another car hire office (Europcar perhaps?) a bit further up the same street (same side, before you get to Rue Rouaze).
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


1989 Admiral Cruises, SS Azure Seas - 3 day Mexico
1990 Norwegian Cruise Line, MS Southward - 3 day Mexico
1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Viking Serenade - 3 day Mexico
1999 Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic - 3 day Caribbean
2007 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Century - 10 day Mediterranean
2009 Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam - 12 day Baltic
2013 Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Star - 16 day Transatlantic
2016 Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Inspiration - 4 day Mexico
2018 Holland America Line, MS Volendam - 15 day Transpacific
#4
New Cumberland,PA, USA
27,342 Posts
Joined May 2000
We have used several rental car companies in Cannes, but since we are currently traveling I do not have my detailed info. But, Europcar, Budget and I think Hertz all have locations in town although they are about a 20 min walk from the tender port. Be careful to check on the opening hours as we recall that Budget used to not open until 9am on some days. We usually try to get on one of the first tenders and have often picked up our car by around 8 am (we love to get to St Paul de Vence by around 9 to beat the crowds).

Hank
#5
Northern Ireland--UK
3,228 Posts
Joined May 2002
Originally posted by Hlitner
We have used several rental car companies in Cannes, but since we are currently traveling I do not have my detailed info. But, Europcar, Budget and I think Hertz all have locations in town although they are about a 20 min walk from the tender port. Be careful to check on the opening hours as we recall that Budget used to not open until 9am on some days. We usually try to get on one of the first tenders and have often picked up our car by around 8 am (we love to get to St Paul de Vence by around 9 to beat the crowds).

Hank

I think we'll just turn up on the day and arrange car hire - thank you.



jj......
#6
SoCal
2,025 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
A quick note about the address for Avis....it's widely advertised as being at 69 la Croissette. While this may be true as far as the mailman is concerned, you won't actually find it there. We learned the hard way, after walking all the way around the block counter-clockwise (which is how I'm able to tell you about the other car rental agency, further up La Tour Maubourg). On the corner of la Croissette and La Tour Maubourg is a cafe (at number 72 la Croissette), and Avis is next to it.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


1989 Admiral Cruises, SS Azure Seas - 3 day Mexico
1990 Norwegian Cruise Line, MS Southward - 3 day Mexico
1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Viking Serenade - 3 day Mexico
1999 Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic - 3 day Caribbean
2007 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Century - 10 day Mediterranean
2009 Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam - 12 day Baltic
2013 Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Star - 16 day Transatlantic
2016 Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Inspiration - 4 day Mexico
2018 Holland America Line, MS Volendam - 15 day Transpacific
#7
SoCal
2,025 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
A picture being worth a thousand words, and all that:

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


1989 Admiral Cruises, SS Azure Seas - 3 day Mexico
1990 Norwegian Cruise Line, MS Southward - 3 day Mexico
1997 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Viking Serenade - 3 day Mexico
1999 Disney Cruise Line, Disney Magic - 3 day Caribbean
2007 Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Century - 10 day Mediterranean
2009 Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam - 12 day Baltic
2013 Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Star - 16 day Transatlantic
2016 Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Inspiration - 4 day Mexico
2018 Holland America Line, MS Volendam - 15 day Transpacific
#8
New Cumberland,PA, USA
27,342 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by coxswain
I think we'll just turn up on the day and arrange car hire - thank you.



jj......
This is not always a good idea. It generally costs nothing to reserve a car with any of the majors and there is usually no penalty for no-shows. By reserving in advance, you can often get a lower rate (sometimes it can be 30- 50% lower). When you arrive, if you see a lower rate than there is nothing stopping you from taking advantage of the better deal. It is a win-win when you reserve as long as you do not need to make a deposit and there is no cancellation penalty. And by the way, several of the majors have their offices on the Rue d'Antibes which pretty much parallels the Croissette but is about 2-3 blocks inland. These offices are at the opposite end of town from the tender pier and is an easy 3/4 mile walk through some of the nicest parts of Cannes.

Hank
#10
Ireland
460 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Any idea if these are open on a Sunday? The one place I really want a car - I want to show friends Nice and Monte Carlo but the ship comes in on a Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Gary

330 Days At Sea
31 Cruises





Cruises
  • RCI Navigator East Caribbean - Jan 2018
  • RCI Navigator West Caribbean - Jan 2018
  • RCI Rhapsody - TA - Nov 2017
  • RCI Brilliance - TA - Oct 2016
  • RCI Grandeur - New England, Canada - May 2016
  • X Equinox - Rome to Barcelona - July 2015
  • X Equinox - Istanbul to Rome - July 2015
  • RCI Vision - TA - Apr 2015
  • X Constellation - Black Sea - Oct 2014
  • RCI Legend - Norwegian Fjords - Aug 2014
  • X Infinity - Cape Horn - Jan 2014
  • X Solstice - Ensenada to Hawaii - Sept 2013
  • X Reflection - Venice to Barcelona - Nov 2012
  • RCI Mariner - TA - May 2012
  • RCI Brillance - Dubai & Oman - Jan 2012
  • X Equinox - Eastern Med - Nov 2011
  • X Millennium - Southern Caribbean - Nov 2010
  • RCI - Splendour - Eastern Med - July 2010
  • RCI - Splendour - Eastern Med - July 2010
  • X Century - Med - October 2009
  • Emerald Princess - TA Sept 2009 - Copenhagen,Iceland, Greenland
  • RCI Independance - TA - Apr 2009
  • RCI Brillance - Canaries & Casablanca - Jan 2009
  • RCI Legend - Italy & Croatia - July 2008
  • X Constellation - Baltics - July 2008
  • X Infinity - Panama Canal - Apr 2008
  • X Millennium - TA - Dec 2007
  • RCI Empress - Bermuda - Sept 2007
  • RCI Legend - TA - Apr 2007
  • RCI Majesty - Caribbean - Christmas 2006
  • RCI Navigator - Caribbean - Sept 2004
#11
New Cumberland,PA, USA
27,342 Posts
Joined May 2000
Europcar is open on Sundays (they open at 9) but you need to be aware that they close at 5. They used to allow for a drop after closing, but I am not sure about the current policy. You might to call their toll free number and have them check directly with the location or give you a direct e-mail address. But, if you are just planning on going to Nice and MC you might want to just use the train. Also keep in mind that on Sundays, most of the shops are closed in France unless you go to a place like St Paul de Vence where Sunday is the big day. There is also a great flower market in Nice on Sunday mornings, but you need to get there before noon since everything is closed by 1.

Hank