Car Rental in Clermont-Ferrand

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$72.91 per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$72.91 per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$77.84 per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$77.84 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Standard
Fiat Ducato or similar
Fiat Ducato
  • 3
  • 10
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$83.77 / per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$86.46 / per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$86.46 / per day
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$95.33 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:14 on 2022-12-09. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
33
Average car rental price
$89.33 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
$2.10 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.10 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$2.10 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Clermont-Ferrand?

Clermont-Ferrand is a great place to visit. It might not be Paris or Marseille, but this small city is home to beautiful museums and well-preserved architecture. The city is surrounded by unique nature areas including dormant volcanoes and national parks full of wildlife and hiking trails. Lyon, one of Europe’s most unique cities, is practically next door, and the Mediterranean coast is just a short drive south. 

Clermont-Ferrand Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Clermont-Ferrand

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Clermont-Ferrand and drop off in another city include:

  • From Clermont-Ferrand to Bordeaux - 22 offers from $72.85 per day

Top ways to enter Clermont-Ferrand

  • Clermont-Ferrand Airport: Also known as Clermont Ferrand-Auvergne after the larger region which it serves, this small airport handled 430,000 travelers in 2018. The airport is served by five different airlines, although some flights are only active during the summer months. Located just 6.5km (4 miles) east of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • Lyon Airport: Also known as Saint-Exupery Airport and Lyon-Satolas, it served 11 million travelers in 2018 making it the fourth-busiest airport in France. Lyon is a focus city for a number of airlines including Air France, HOP!, and easyJet. Located 190km (118 miles) east of Clermont-Ferrand, the airport can be reached in about two hours.
  • Limoges Bellegarde Airport: Serving Limoges, the largest city in the department of Haute-Vienne department, this small airport handles about 300,000 travelers every year. The airport is served by four different airlines and offers domestic connections as well as flights to and from various destinations in the United Kingdom. Located 240km (150 miles) west of Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Alpes–Isère Airport: Another small international airport near the city of Grenoble, it is only open during the winter months when it offers access to winter sports bases in the French Alps. Nonetheless, with the airport hosting flights to and from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, and other European countries, flying here can be a good way to access all of southern France Located 255km (160 miles) east of Clermont-Ferrand, the airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Montpellier Airport: One of the fastest-growing airports in the country, Montpellier–Méditerranée handled nearly two million travelers in 2018. Located near the Mediterranean coast, the airport hosts the flights of around 20 different airlines which offer flights to and from destinations all over Europe as well as some in North Africa. The airport is located 340km (211 miles) south of Clermont-Ferrand and can be reached in about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • By rail: If arriving in Clermont-Ferrand by train, you can pick up your rental car at the Gare de Clermont-Ferrand railway station. 

City facts

  • Clermont-Ferrand has a humid subtropical climate with oceanic influences. The average high temperature is 27°C  (78°F) in July, the warmest month, and 8°C  (46°F) in January, the coldest. Extreme temperatures can also occur, with the city having experienced both temperatures of 41°C (106°F) and negative 29°C (-20°F) in 2019. Clermont-Ferrand is one of the driest cities in France with a small spike in precipitation usually occurring from May to June and from August to September.
  • Considered one of the oldest cities in the region, Clermont-Ferrand was inhabited by different Celtic tribes and was mentioned in the writings of the ancient Greek geographer Strabo. Later, the city was invaded (and ruled) by the Romans, Visigoths, Carolingians, Vikings, and other powers. It became the property of the French Crown in 1610. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Place de Jaude. The beating heart of the city, the central square is the place where many of Clermont’s best restaurants, cafes, and performance venues are located. It is also home to not one, but three interesting statues - the most important one is dedicated to the Gallic leader Vercingetorix who fought Julius Caesar, but there are also monuments of Pope Urban II and scientist Blaise Pascal.
  • Clermont Ferrand Cathedral. Also known by its full name, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Clermont-Ferrand, this beautiful Gothic church is one of the landmarks of the city. Built in the 13th and 14th centuries in the place of former cathedrals which were destroyed during various wars, it is made entirely from a distinctly black lava stone obtained in the nearby volcanic mountains. 
  • Roger-Quilliot Museum. An interesting, high-quality museum, it hosts pieces of art made by famous French masters as well as the best works of the artists of the Auvergne region. The museum also has a collection of a number of artifacts relating to the history of Clermont-Ferrand.

Traffic and parking

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/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 130 km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110km/h, and 2 or 3-lane roads to 90 km/h. When it is raining, the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/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 letter A and you can recognize them by a red number sign. The toll for taking a toll road depends on the specific route, the distance, as well as the type of your vehicle - cars with trailers and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by credit card or with cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road.

Some rental cars are equipped with toll road transporters and can use the automatic toll road payment booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with toll road transporters.

See the official French toll road website for more information. Use the website's toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. Volcanoes are not the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of France, but Clermont-Ferrand is surrounded by a number of extinct volcanoes. The largest of them, Puy de Dôme, can be seen from most places in the city and has become a symbol of Clermont-Ferrand. The Volcanic Regional Nature Park is a protected area where you can take in the stunning landscape. You can also visit Vulcania, a volcano-based theme park with many attractions and information about the unique geology of the area. The volcanoes nature park is 23km (14 miles) southwest of Clermont-Ferrand and can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • Livradois-Forez Natural Regional Park. More traditional than the volcanoes nature park but just as beautiful, Livradois-Forez is a protected area to the east of Clermont-Ferrand. Made up woodlands, deep valleys, and hiking trails, the park is home to unique raptors like the grey buzzard and red kite. Located some 60km (37 miles) from Clermont-Ferrand, the park takes 50 minutes to reach.
  • Mont Dore. Located inside Vulcania Nature Park, Mont Dore is the most famous spa town in the Auvergne region. Located on the banks of the Dordogne river, Mont Dore’s thermal springs and their healing qualities have been known since at least Roman times. In addition to spas, the hilly setting of town also makes it a regional hub for skiing and hiking. The drive from Clermont-Ferrand takes only about 50 minutes.
  • Vichy. Nowadays an unassuming regional town of about 25,000 souls, Vichy is known for its historical importance as it was the de-facto capital of Nazi-occupied France in the early 1940s. In addition to this, Vichy is a famous spa town (in 2021, this gave the town UNESCO World Heritage status) and is also home to several interesting museums. The drive from Clermont-Ferrand takes only 20 minutes.
  • Lyon. The largest city in south-central France and the third-largest in the country, Lyon is a stunning place. Home to the second-largest Renaissance heritage in Europe (after only Venice), the city is known for the grandness of its churches and palaces and the quality of its cuisine that is rumored to be the best in all of France. Located 167km (104 miles) east of Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon can be reached in just two hours.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Clermont-Ferrand is the Citroen C4, although many travelers also go for the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Paris. From the Eiffel Tower to Champs-Élysées and Sacré Coeur, the City of Lights has an abundance of world-class attractions. But it can be just as fun to get off the beaten path and visit the artist residency at 59 Rivoli or go on a tour of the Paris catacombs. Whichever you choose, prepare to be impressed. Located 425km (264 miles) north of Clermont-Ferrand, Paris can be reached in about 4 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Dijon. As famous for mustard as it is for its well-preserved architecture, Dijon is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern France. Better yet, it is also near beautiful nature areas like Morvan Regional Nature Park (to the west) and Forests National Park (to the north). The drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Dijon takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
  • The Pyrenees. Although they might not be as high as the Alps, the Pyrenees is one of the most scenic places in Europe. Stretching from the Bay of Biscay all the way to the Mediterranean, the mountain range encompasses beautiful national parks, stunning long valleys, and tiny villages that have changed little over the centuries. Lourdes, a city often seen as one of the gateways to the Pyrenees, is 545km (338 miles) from Clermont-Ferrand and can be reached in just over five hours.
  • The French Riviera. The home of golden beaches, millionaires, and expensive yachts, Cote d’Azur is all about glamour. Travel here if you feel like going on a shopping spree, getting a perfect tan, learning how to do a new water sport, or slowly sipping a cocktail at a world-class beach restaurant. Saint-Tropez, perhaps the most famous beach town of them all, is 575km (357 miles) from Clermont-Ferrand and can be reached in about 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Car Rental Prices in Clermont-Ferrand

  • Station wagons - from $136 per day
  • Large cars - from $154 per day
  • Medium cars - from $97 per day
  • Vans - from $193 per day
  • Premium cars - from $197 per day
  • Small cars - from $78 per day
  • SUVs - from $195 per day

Money-saving tips

Improve your odds of landing a cheap rental car in France 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 Clermont-Ferrand is the cheapest in August when renting a car is about 40% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 63% cheaper than renting a car in March. 

Top 20 Cities near Clermont-Ferrand

  1. 347.6 km / 216.0 miles away
  2. Marseille Car Rentals from $62.65 per day
    329.7 km / 204.9 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $82.67 per day
    129.1 km / 80.2 miles away
  4. 281.7 km / 175.0 miles away
  5. Nice Car Rentals from $40.00 per day
    397.5 km / 247.0 miles away
  6. Nantes Car Rentals from $60.91 per day
    393.6 km / 244.6 miles away
  7. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $64.60 per day
    309.2 km / 192.1 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $102.00 per day
    539.4 km / 335.2 miles away
  9. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $37.16 per day
    456.4 km / 283.6 miles away
  10. Beauvais Car Rentals from $82.26 per day
    415.4 km / 258.1 miles away
  11. Montpellier Car Rentals from $61.58 per day
    251.4 km / 156.2 miles away
  12. 210.6 km / 130.9 miles away
  13. 249.9 km / 155.3 miles away
  14. Figari Car Rentals from $90.49 per day
    674.1 km / 418.9 miles away
  15. Mulhouse Car Rentals from $45.10 per day
    388.7 km / 241.5 miles away
  16. Massy Car Rentals from $113.05 per day
    334.7 km / 208.0 miles away
  17. Rennes Car Rentals from $32.01 per day
    444.9 km / 276.5 miles away
  18. Cannes Car Rentals from $73.71 per day
    390.0 km / 242.3 miles away
  19. Perpignan Car Rentals from $46.37 per day
    341.5 km / 212.2 miles away
  20. 465.5 km / 289.2 miles away

Top 18 Locations near Clermont-Ferrand

  1. 3.5 km / 2.2 miles away
  2. Lyon Limonest Car Rentals from $63.06 per day
    127.9 km / 79.4 miles away
  3. Lyon East Car Rentals from $52.86 per day
    135.1 km / 84.0 miles away
  4. 142.2 km / 88.4 miles away
  5. Brive Airport Car Rentals from $41.31 per day
    146.0 km / 90.7 miles away
  6. 151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  7. 151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
  8. 177.7 km / 110.4 miles away
  9. 211.9 km / 131.7 miles away
  10. 225.9 km / 140.4 miles away
  11. Dijon North Car Rentals from $40.40 per day
    229.0 km / 142.3 miles away
  12. Bergerac Airport Car Rentals from $78.55 per day
    229.1 km / 142.4 miles away
  13. 230.0 km / 142.9 miles away
  14. 232.6 km / 144.5 miles away
  15. 235.2 km / 146.2 miles away
  16. 236.4 km / 146.9 miles away
  17. 243.0 km / 151.0 miles away
  18. 243.7 km / 151.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Clermont-Ferrand?

Car rental prices in Clermont-Ferrand 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 Clermont-Ferrand
January
$54.84
February
$104.41
March
$60.82
April
$40.34
May
$60.99
June
$53.94
July
$38.80
August
$75.25
September
$75.25
October
$75.25
November
$75.25
December
The best month to rent a car in Clermont-Ferrand is August (when prices for an Economy class start from $38.80). This is 40% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $104.41 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Clermont-Ferrand?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in May, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Clermont-Ferrand
6
January
6
February
7
March
6
April
3
May
8
June
5
July
5
August
3
September
3
October
3
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Clermont-Ferrand?

The most popular month for renting a car in Clermont-Ferrand is May, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Clermont-Ferrand by Monthly Searches
81%
January
85%
February
89%
March
111%
April
146%
May
106%
June
141%
July
132%
August
76%
September
94%
October
69%
November
70%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Peugeot 308 STW 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Renault Kangoo 4 8 Medium cars
Enterprise Opel Corsa 4 2 Small cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.93 / 10
Lowest rated company
Dollar
8.42 / 10
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$89.33
Lowest daily price
$19.30
Total cars available
72

Top 10 Suppliers in Clermont-Ferrand in 2022

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.9 / 16 reviews
0473601035
CLERMONT FERRAND AUVERGNE APT,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7 / 5 reviews
+33473627048
Aeroport Clermont-Ferrand
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 3 reviews
+330473927026
RUE EMILE LOUBET
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
Sat:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
National
National
Excellent 8.6
+330473601035
Clermont Ferrand Auvergne Apt, 63510 Aulnat
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
0473601035
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CLERMONT FERRAND AUVERGNE APT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
+330473927026
RUE EMILE LOUBET
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
Sat:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0473917294
Parking Sncf
Working hours
Mon:10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00
Tue:10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00
Wed:10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00
Thu:10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00
Fri:10:00-13:00; 14:00-17:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4
0825845220
Aeroport D'aulnat
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4
+330825845220
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 1 Rue Adrienne Bolland, 63510 Aulnat, France
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4
+33825845220
Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand, 1 Rue Lena Bernstein, 63510 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
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