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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$13.14 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$16.32 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$17.08 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$18.66 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$21.24 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$21.31 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$21.46 / per day
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Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$21.91 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:24 on 2020-11-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
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 Aix-en-Provence?

A beautiful city in the heart of the historic Provence region, Aix-en-Provence is a great travel destination. Known simply as Aix among locals, it is smaller than nearby Marseille and Nice. It more than makes up for its size with well-preserved architecture, countless fountains, and museums dedicated to the world-famous artists who hailed from the city. Aix is also near natural attractions like the Verdon Gorge and the Mediterranean coast, so there’s also plenty to explore outside of the city’s borders. 

Aix-en-Provence Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Aix-en-Provence

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Aix-en-Provence and drop off in another city include:

  • From Aix-en-Provence to Toulouse - 52 offers from US$ 45.08 per day
  • From Aix-en-Provence to Marseille - 23 offers from US$ 47.66 per day
  • From Aix-en-Provence to Milan - 7 offers from US$ 443.14 per day

Top ways to enter Aix-en-Provence

  • By rail: If arriving in Aix-en-Provence by train, you can pick up your rental car at the Aix-en-Provence TGV high-speed railway station. The train station is located 19km (11.8 miles) southwest of Aix-en-Provence city center and can be reached in about 25 minutes by car. It should not be confused with the Gare d'Aix-en-Provence railway station which is located inside the city.
  • Marseille Provence Airport: Primarily serving Marseille, but located just 30km (18 miles) southwest of Aix-en-Provence, flying into this airport is the best way to reach the city. The airport handled 9.3 million travelers in 2018, making it the fifth-busiest in the country. Served by more than 20 airlines, it is a focus city for a number of low-cost carriers like Ryanair, Vueling, and Volotea.
  • Toulon Airport: Also known as Toulon–Hyères, this small airport is especially active during the summer months when it hosts flights by eight different airlines. During the autumn and winter months, it only provides connections to Paris and Brest in France as well as Charleroi in Belgium. Located 105 km (65 miles) southeast of Aix-en-Provence, Toulon Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Montpellier Airport: Serving the large city of the same name, in 2019 Montpellier–Méditerranée is expected to serve two million travelers for the first time in its history. A focus city for Volotea and easyJet, the airport has flights by around 20 different airlines. Located 155km (96 miles) west of Aix, Montpellier Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Nice Airport: The third-busiest in France (and busiest outside of Paris), Nice Côte d'Azur Airport handled 13.8 million flights in 2018. The airport is a hub for Air France, HOP!, and easyJet. In addition to many European connections, the airport also hosts flights to and from the Middle East, North America, Africa, and East Asia. Nice Airport serves not only the French Riviera, but also the nearby Principality of Monaco. Located 168km (104 miles) east of Aix-en-Provence, the airport can be reached in about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Beziers Cap d’Agde Airport: Another small international airport on the Mediterranean coast, Beziers-Cap d’Agde provides flights to and from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden. Located 220km (138 miles) west of Aix, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Useful city facts

  • Located on the Arc river near the sea, Aix-en-Provence has a Mediterranean climate with very warm summers and mild winters. The average high temperature is 31°C  (87 °F) in July, the warmest month, and 11 °C  (52°F) in January, the coldest. The city has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Precipitation is quite low, but still noticeable, during the summer months and at its highest in late September and October.
  • Settled as Aquae Sextiae in 123 BC by the Romans, Aix-en-Provence was later invaded and ruled by Visigoths, Lombards, Muslim Saracens, and Norman Vikings. The city grew in stature during the Middle Ages even serving as the capital of Provence for a couple of hundred of years. The city became a part of the French Crown in the late 15th century and has been a part of France ever since. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Granet Museum. A high-quality museum, Granet hosts the works of many world-famous painters like Picasso, Gauguin, Degas, Van Gogh, and Cezanne. The latter artist was from Aix-en-Provence itself, and there’s a special section dedicated to his life and works. In addition to paintings, the museum also hosts many beautiful sculptures and an archaeological section dedicated to the history of the city.
  • Aix Cathedral. Built on the site of an old Roman forum, the cathedral was first constructed in the 12th century, but the building (and renovation) of it continued for the next 700 years. Consequently, the church we see today is a unique mix of Gothic, Romanesque, and other styles; even ancient Roman columns and parts of an older 6th-century church are incorporated in the cathedral complex. 
  • Cours Mirabeau. A wide street in the very heart of the city, Cours Mirabeau is perhaps Aix’s most famous attraction. The location of many cafeterias and restaurants, the street is also surrounded by a number of fountains; the most famous, La Rotonde, is the symbol of the city and can be seen on many postcards.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30km/h. Unlike for inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities and as of May 2019, the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110km/h, and 2 or 3-lane roads to 90km/h. When it is raining, the limits are respectively lowered to 110km/h, 100km/h, and 80km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50km/h during periods of heavy fog or other times of impaired visibility.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When you are driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2019, hands-free mobile phone use is banned in France and the fines are hefty.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the main highways in France (autoroute in French) are toll roads. Their names start with a letter A and you can recognize them by their red number sign. The toll depends on the specific route, distance traveled, as well as the type of vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by credit card or in cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road.

Some rental cars are equipped with transponders that can be used at the automatic toll booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with transponders.

 

Ideas for a day-trip

Montagne Sainte-Victoire. A large mountain overlooking Aix from the east, Sainte-Victoire can be seen in paintings by Picasso and Cezanne. It’s possible to drive near it and then walk the last part; the view from the top is amazing. Sainte-Victoire is 16km (10 miles) from Aix and can be reached in about 30 minutes.

Avignon. The former papal residence, Avignon is even more historic than most cities in Southern France. The entire city center is made up of medieval palaces, churches, and other buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And there’s even more history to discover in Avignon with some of the city’s museums dedicated to the Roman and even pre-Roman times in the region. Located 90km (54 miles) northwest of Aix, Avignon can be reached in about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Marseille. The second city of France and by far the largest in the region, Marseille has its share of landmarks and attractions. Travelers love the Vieux Port or the old harbor area, the Abbey of Saint-Victor, and Palais Longchamp, a fine art and natural history museum. The home matches of Olympiques de Marseille, the local football team, offer a wild atmosphere and are definitely an unforgettable experience. Located just 34km (21 miles) south of Aix, the center of Marseille can be reached in about 50 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Aix-en-Provence is the Opel Corsa, but many travelers also go for the Citroen C3 and the Renault Clio. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini.

Further destinations

  • Verdon Gorge. A huge and hugely impressive gorge, Verdon has been called Europe’s grand canyon. The gorge is more than 700 m (2,300 ft) deep and offers great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, or just taking amazing photos. The area is very popular among visitors to the region and the best viewing spots can get a bit crowded, but it’s still a stunning place to visit. Located 125km (71 miles) east of Aix, the gorge can be reached in about two hours.
  • The French Riviera. This picturesque coastal area might have a reputation for being posh and expensive, but that is only because there’s so much to see and enjoy. Towns like Cannes, St. Tropez, and Toulon offer stunning beaches, lovely architecture, and world-class restaurants. The latter, just 82km (51 miles) southwest of Aix, can be reached in about two hours.
  • Grenoble. An impressive city near the borders of Switzerland and Italy, Grenoble has plenty of attractions. Visitors love it for the Bastille Hille, the Palace of the Parliament of Dauphine, and the city’s tranquil atmosphere. Grenoble is also a gateway to the French Alps and the many national parks and ski resorts that can be found there. Located 295km (83 miles) north of Aix, Grenoble can be reached in about three hours.

Car Rental Prices in Aix-en-Provence

  • Convertibles - from $122 per day
  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $45 per day
  • Premium cars - from $52 per day
  • Small cars - from $23 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Get a great rental car by following these tips:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Aix-en-Provence is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 34% cheaper than the yearly average. Enjoy early summer by coming to the south of France!

Top 20 Cities near Aix-en-Provence

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $18.07 per day
    651.7 km / 405.0 miles away
  2. Lyon Car Rentals from $13.63 per day
    258.0 km / 160.3 miles away
  3. Nice Car Rentals from $15.60 per day
    154.7 km / 96.1 miles away
  4. Marseille Car Rentals from $16.27 per day
    20.3 km / 12.6 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $17.08 per day
    318.9 km / 198.2 miles away
  6. Lille Car Rentals from $16.58 per day
    808.2 km / 502.2 miles away
  7. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $17.08 per day
    504.6 km / 313.5 miles away
  8. Bastia Car Rentals from $19.23 per day
    353.5 km / 219.6 miles away
  9. Montpellier Car Rentals from $20.04 per day
    110.2 km / 68.5 miles away
  10. Nantes Car Rentals from $20.60 per day
    679.8 km / 422.4 miles away
  11. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $19.23 per day
    331.5 km / 206.0 miles away
  12. Grenoble Car Rentals from $37.97 per day
    212.2 km / 131.8 miles away
  13. Toulon Car Rentals from $20.42 per day
    61.4 km / 38.2 miles away
  14. Massy Car Rentals from $17.20 per day
    632.1 km / 392.8 miles away
  15. Figari Car Rentals from $22.12 per day
    378.4 km / 235.1 miles away
  16. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $18.60 per day
    593.4 km / 368.7 miles away
  17. Perpignan Car Rentals from $22.83 per day
    214.0 km / 133.0 miles away
  18. Cannes Car Rentals from $13.38 per day
    138.3 km / 85.9 miles away
  19. Rennes Car Rentals from $20.42 per day
    749.5 km / 465.7 miles away
  20. Caen Car Rentals from $20.42 per day
    774.4 km / 481.2 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Aix-en-Provence

  1. 8.5 km / 5.3 miles away
  2. 17.7 km / 11.0 miles away
  3. 61.4 km / 38.2 miles away
  4. 67.2 km / 41.7 miles away
  5. 76.6 km / 47.6 miles away
  6. 78.0 km / 48.5 miles away
  7. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $37.53 per day
    79.9 km / 49.7 miles away
  8. 98.2 km / 61.0 miles away
  9. 110.2 km / 68.5 miles away
  10. 117.0 km / 72.7 miles away
  11. 132.3 km / 82.2 miles away
  12. Nice Airport Car Rentals from $15.60 per day
    154.7 km / 96.1 miles away
  13. 159.1 km / 98.8 miles away
  14. Beziers Airport Car Rentals from $21.27 per day
    159.4 km / 99.0 miles away
  15. 170.1 km / 105.7 miles away
  16. 195.6 km / 121.6 miles away
  17. 212.2 km / 131.8 miles away
  18. 214.0 km / 133.0 miles away
  19. 215.2 km / 133.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Aix-en-Provence?

Car rental prices in Aix-en-Provence vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Aix-en-Provence
$14.95
January
$34.71
February
$18.25
March
$25.39
April
$65.43
May
$30.90
June
$31.23
July
$37.15
August
$49.09
September
$45.51
October
$63.19
November
$62.96
December
The best month to rent a car in Aix-en-Provence is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $14.95). This is 63% cheaper than the yearly average and 77% cheaper than renting in May (when rental prices start at $65.43 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Aix-en-Provence?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in August, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in September, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Aix-en-Provence
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
8
August
4
September
4
October
8
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Aix-en-Provence?

While travelers visit Aix-en-Provence year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Aix-en-Provence by Monthly Searches
182%
January
326%
February
342%
March
5%
April
6%
May
5%
June
6%
July
6%
August
29%
September
27%
October
89%
November
174%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Opel Crossland 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Mégane Estate 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 5008 5+2 5 People Carriers/Vans

Top 7 Suppliers in Aix-en-Provence in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33820007498
Gare d'Aix en Provence-TGV
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+330442690663
D9, Gare Tgv, 13290 Aix-en-Provence
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330825083491
GARE D'AIX EN PROVENCE TGV - RD 9
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:30
Tue:08:00-18:30
Wed:08:00-18:30
Thu:08:00-18:30
Fri:08:00-18:30
Sat:10:00-16:00
Sun:12:00-18:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+330442690663
D9, Gare Tgv, 13290 Aix-en-Provence
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330825083491
GARE D'AIX EN PROVENCE TGV - RD 9
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:10:00-19:30
Sun:10:00-19:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0442658579
Gare Sncf Place Victor Hugo
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0821230429
Gare Tgv MediterraneeRd9
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
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