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Car Rental in France

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$18.14 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$18.27 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$18.43 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$18.56 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Nice Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$20.32 / per day
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Lille Europe Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.60 / per day
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Nice Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$21.21 / per day
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Cannes - Mandelieu Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$21.66 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 22:56 on 2020-10-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$35.94 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in France?

France is a great country to explore by car. From its capital, Paris, to other historic cities, the Atlantic coast in the west, the Mediterranean in the south, and the Alps in the east, you could explore it for weeks or even months without growing bored.

If you want to know more about renting a car in France, don't miss our complete guide.

France Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in France

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in France and drop off in another country:

  • From France to Italy - 366 offers from US$ 430.33 per day
  • From France to Spain - 260 offers from US$ 110.89 per day
  • From France to Germany - 285 offers from US$ 77.18 per day
  • From France to Switzerland - 81 offers from US$ 83.91 per day
  • From France to Netherlands - 48 offers from US$ 197.12 per day

Top ways to enter France

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: Largest in France and one of the busiest airports in Europe.
  • Nice Airport: Best way to reach southern France’s Cote d’Azur. 
  • Bordeaux Airport: Serves not only the city of Bordeaux, but also much of the coastal Southwest France.
  • Marseille Airport: Serves France’s second city in the country’s south. 
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, you can pick up a rental car in a neighboring country and then drive to France. Some large airports near France include Barcelona Airport in Spain, Brussels Airport in Belgium, and Geneva Airport in Switzerland.
  • By Sea: Ferries arrive from vairous locations including the United Kingdom in ferry ports like the Cherbourg Ferry Port.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Paris: The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and the Notre Dame Cathedral are just some of the world-famous landmarks and sites of Paris.
  • Cote d’Azur: Relaxed and picturesque, this coastal stretch along the Mediterranean is the perfect place to enjoy life.
  • The Alps: France’s high mountains offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for winter sports while valley towns like Chambery are among the most picturesque you’ll find anywhere in Europe.
  • Southwest France: From wine-making Bordeaux to surfing paradise in Biarritz and the foothills of Pyrenees, this part of France is just as captivating as some of the more famous destinations.
  • Brittany: Home to a proud local culture and beautiful Atlantic beaches, Brittany is one of the calmest and coziest places in all of the land.
  • Dijon: The capital of Burgundy is about 340 km south east of Paris. Dijon is a good place to visit for a day or two with its relaxing historic center. Visitors should also be sure to try the Burgundy wine. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in France is the Renault Twingo, but travelers also love the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in France is an economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Paris - Brussels (325 km / 202 mi) Brussels, the capital of the European Union (EU), can be reached in less than four hours, and other Belgian cities like Antwerp and Ghent are just a little bit further. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  2. Nice - Milan (317 km / 197 mi) The Italian metropolis is at the foothills of the Alps, but you can reach it from the Mediterranean Coast in only four hours. It’s also possible to visit Monaco on the way. Note that to visit Milan from Nice (or vice versa) you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  3. Marseille - Barcelona (507 km / 315 mi) Second cities of France and Spain are just five hours apart, though you may want to explore the nature reserves and the Costa Brava beaches on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $90 per day
  • Station wagons - from $64 per day
  • Large cars - from $58 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $69 per day
  • Premium cars - from $92 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $77 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in France:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting France is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 20% cheaper than the yearly average and about 38% cheaper than renting a car in December.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in France

  1. Car Rental in Paris from $39.33 per day
  2. Car Rental in Lyon from $26.46 per day
  3. Car Rental in Nice from $20.41 per day
  4. Car Rental in Marseille from $18.22 per day
  5. Car Rental in Toulouse from $23.73 per day
  6. Car Rental in Lille from $26.78 per day
  7. Car Rental in Montpellier from $24.02 per day
  8. Car Rental in Bordeaux from $39.54 per day
  9. Car Rental in Nantes from $25.42 per day
  10. Car Rental in Biarritz from $33.28 per day
  11. Car Rental in Bastia from $20.83 per day
  12. Car Rental in Figari from $19.97 per day
  13. Car Rental in Nimes from $53.93 per day
  14. Car Rental in Toulon from $30.81 per day
  15. Car Rental in Strasbourg from $23.11 per day
  16. Car Rental in Grenoble from $22.77 per day
  17. Car Rental in Ajaccio from $19.81 per day
  18. Car Rental in Perpignan from $33.65 per day
  19. Car Rental in Cannes from $21.25 per day

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in France?

The cost of renting a car in France depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in France
$58.80
January
$57.25
February
$48.49
March
$54.66
April
$59.12
May
$67.90
June
$75.69
July
$61.57
August
$54.36
September
$54.43
October
November
$77.93
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in France is March — prices start from $48.49 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 38% cheaper than renting a car in the month of December (when prices start at $77.93 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in France?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in France
9
January
9
February
9
March
8
April
8
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
5
October
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in France?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in France. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is December.
Popularity of Car Rental in France by Monthly Searches
87%
January
80%
February
89%
March
95%
April
118%
May
122%
June
147%
July
138%
August
76%
September
74%
October
November
74%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Adam 2 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars

Top 14 Suppliers in France in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33180202262
Rue du Danemark, 69125 Colombier-Saugnieu
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
0231262314
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, AEROPORT DE CAEN CARPIQUET
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
0495235715
AEROPORT DE CAMPO DELL ORO,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+33820007498 / +33495300518
Aéroport de Campo Dell'Oro, 20090 Ajaccio
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+330495235701
CAMPO DEL ORO AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+330495235701
CAMPO DEL ORO AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33495235690
Aeroport Napoleon Bonaparte
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330495235663
Ajaccio Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0495235715
Aeroport De Campo Dell Oroa
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:08:30-23:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
+330442143335
Aeroport Marseille, 13700 Marignane, France
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Sat:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Sun:08:30-12:30; 13:00-21:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+33442410978 / +33185654704 / +18778223872
Aeroport Marseille-Provence, 13127 Marignane
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:30
Tue:08:30-20:30
Wed:08:30-20:30
Thu:08:30-20:30
Fri:08:30-20:30
Sat:08:30-20:30
Sun:08:30-20:30
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+33185654704 / +33180202262
Aéroport de Lyon - Saint Exupery, On-Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.3
0495235715
AEROPORT DE CAMPO DELL OROA,
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +33180202262
Aéroport de Lyon - Saint Exupery, On-Airport
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