Car Rental Marseille

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$33.26 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$33.28 / per day
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Marseille, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.25 / per day
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Marseille, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Opel Combo or similar
Opel Combo
  • 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.25 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Marseille, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 3x
  • 8x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.28 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$35.43 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$36.54 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$36.70 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:47 on 2019-11-16. 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
4 days
Economy car rental price
$52.25 / 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%
Rating
8.3

Why rent a car in Marseille?

Marseille is a great destination to rent a car in. The city is large, interesting, and diverse, and many other fun destinations in Provence are within a driving distance. Having your own ride gives you the freedom to explore them all.

Marseille Car Rental

Top ways to enter Marseille

  • Marseille Airport: This international airport serves flights to and from many destinations in Europe, as well as North Africa, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the French overseas territories. 
  • Toulon Airport: About an hour’s drive east of Marseille, Toulon Airport is mainly active during summers and hosts flights to and from Paris, Belgium, Denmark, United Kingdom, Algeria, and other destinations. 
  • Nice Airport: The third busiest in France, Nice Airport is about two hours drive east of Marseille.
  • Avignon-Provence Airport: Just north of Marsille, Avignon-Provence Aiport serves flights from Southhapmton and Birmingham in the U.K. 
  • By public transportation: If you’re arriving in Marseille by ferry or train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Marseille Port or at the Marseille-Saint-Charles Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • With a metropolitan population of almost 2,000,000 people, Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and the second largest city in France.
  • The main language of the city is French, but there are many other diasporas in Marseille that also speak their own languages such as Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese, and others. The knowledge of English varies, but many people working in the service industry have at least some knowledge of it.

Top destinations and activities

  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. The great church overlooks the rest of the city. Legend says that old fishermen used to drag their boats there to have them blessed in the church.
  • Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. Located in an old castle where footbridges connect two parts of it, this museum explains the fascinating and diverse history of the city and the wider French Mediterranean region.
  • Old Harbor (Vieux Port). Still full of fishermen selling a fresh catch, the old Marseille port is one of the most busy parts of town and a great place to feel the local atmosphere and meet the locals. The nearby Pharo Palace, as well as the Canebière Avenue that begins at the port are also interesting to explore.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Unlike with inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities, as of July 2018 the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130 km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110 km/h, and 2- or 3- lane roads to 90 km/h. During the rain 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 heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2018, 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 fare for taking a toll road depends on the specific route, the distance length, as well as the type of your vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by a credit card or by 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

  • The Calanques fjords. Located right outside Marseille, you can spend the whole day exploring these small, but unique fjords or simply finding a nice place for relaxation.
  • Verdon Natural Regional Park. Home to Verdon Gorge river canyon and the turquoise blue Lake of Sainte Croix, Verdon Natural Park can be reached by less than two hour drive. Another green area to visit near Marseille is Alpilles Natural Regional Park.
  • Allauch and Plan de Cuques. These two countryside villages located in the hills near Marseille are a great place for leisurely relaxation and offer beautiful views of the nearby city and the Mediterranean Sea.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in France are the Renault Twingo, the Volkswagen Polo, and the Ford Fiesta. The most popular rental car types are economy, followed by compact and mini.

 

Further destinations

  • French Riviera. Marseille is right next to this beautiful stretch along the Mediterranean and is sometimes considered part of it. City of Nice is the most famous destination, but you shouldn’t overlook the smaller coastal towns and villages, either.
  • Lyon and Alps. The highest mountain chain of Europe is just a couple of hours drive north from Marseille. Lyon, France’s third city, is a good starting point to explore the region.
  • Paris. It takes about seven hours to reach by car, but that’s a small price to pay to visit one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

 

Car Rental Prices in Marseille

  • Convertibles - from $210 per day
  • Station wagons - from $246 per day
  • Large cars - from $102 per day
  • Medium cars - from $95 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $201 per day
  • Premium cars - from $179 per day
  • Small cars - from $66 per day
  • SUVs - from $56 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 Marseille:

  • 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 Marseille is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 52% cheaper than the yearly average and whole 65% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 20 Cities near Marseille

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $21.51 per day
    652.7 km / 405.6 miles away
  2. Nice Car Rentals from $41.11 per day
    163.2 km / 101.4 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $60.16 per day
    259.9 km / 161.5 miles away
  4. Toulouse Car Rentals from $19.05 per day
    310.9 km / 193.2 miles away
  5. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $61.31 per day
    497.5 km / 309.1 miles away
  6. Nantes Car Rentals from $49.23 per day
    674.8 km / 419.3 miles away
  7. Lille Car Rentals from $31.43 per day
    808.6 km / 502.5 miles away
  8. Montpellier Car Rentals from $60.41 per day
    102.4 km / 63.6 miles away
  9. Grenoble Car Rentals from $68.55 per day
    214.4 km / 133.2 miles away
  10. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $62.29 per day
    597.8 km / 371.5 miles away
  11. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $23.58 per day
    337.7 km / 209.9 miles away
  12. Beauvais Car Rentals from $20.49 per day
    709.9 km / 441.1 miles away
  13. Bastia Car Rentals from $23.58 per day
    360.9 km / 224.3 miles away
  14. Mulhouse Car Rentals from $39.87 per day
    495.7 km / 308.0 miles away
  15. Rennes Car Rentals from $30.32 per day
    745.2 km / 463.1 miles away
  16. Massy Car Rentals from $27.39 per day
    631.2 km / 392.2 miles away
  17. Toulon Car Rentals from $53.47 per day
    67.2 km / 41.8 miles away
  18. Caen Car Rentals from $43.65 per day
    771.7 km / 479.5 miles away
  19. Perpignan Car Rentals from $37.46 per day
    205.6 km / 127.7 miles away
  20. Limoges Car Rentals from $38.90 per day
    417.7 km / 259.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Marseille

  1. 17.7 km / 11.0 miles away
  2. 20.0 km / 12.4 miles away
  3. 48.5 km / 30.2 miles away
  4. 66.1 km / 41.1 miles away
  5. 89.9 km / 55.9 miles away
  6. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $56.88 per day
    92.7 km / 57.6 miles away
  7. 118.7 km / 73.8 miles away
  8. 125.6 km / 78.1 miles away
  9. 129.8 km / 80.7 miles away
  10. Nice Airport Car Rentals from $41.11 per day
    153.4 km / 95.3 miles away
  11. 158.2 km / 98.3 miles away
  12. 164.0 km / 101.9 miles away
  13. 174.9 km / 108.7 miles away
  14. 211.7 km / 131.5 miles away
  15. 213.4 km / 132.6 miles away
  16. 214.2 km / 133.1 miles away
  17. 229.1 km / 142.4 miles away
  18. 248.9 km / 154.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Marseille 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 Marseille
$59.01
January
$41.04
February
$39.12
March
$61.01
April
$53.93
May
$56.32
June
$56.58
July
$36.90
August
$59.96
September
$34.33
October
$46.13
November
$33.57
December
The best month to rent a car in Marseille is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $33.57). This is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting in April (when rental prices start at $61.01 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Marseille?

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

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Marseille?

While travelers visit Marseille year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is November.
Marseille Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
79%
January
78%
February
86%
March
108%
April
138%
May
114%
June
132%
July
124%
August
80%
September
140%
October
60%
November
62%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Firefly Chevrolet Aveo 4 3 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 2 Small cars
Firefly Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Interrent Nissan Juke 5 3 SUVs
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Netherlands
Nissan Juke
May 9, 2019
marseille is very nice, the whole provence is (aix/arles/cassis).visit the regard the provence museum, the muzem,le pannier(the neighbourhood opposite the muzem),
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
April 14, 2019
Flamingos in the camargue are amazing. Go to the ornothologie part Ateliers restaurant in Mousolle Pont du Gard UNESCO site is phenomenal, book if you want to walk over the top
Sweden
Citroen C4 Cactus
October 25, 2018
Les calanques nearby Marseille are breath-taking.

Top 14 Suppliers for Marseille in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33442410978 / +33180202262
Aeroport de Marseille Provence (Terminal 1) 13727 Marignane, France
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33484070062
Aeroport Marseille Provence, D20D, 13700 Marignane
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+330442060646
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, 13727 Marignane
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330825003080
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, D20H, 13700 Marignane
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+330442060646
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, 13727 Marignane
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330825358358
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, D20H, 13700 Marignane
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611639
Aeroport De Marseille-provence Bp 68 Hall B T1 Rez De Chausse
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230367
Aeroport Marseille-ProvenceBp 68
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.1
+330826102833
Aéroport de Marseille Provence 13700Marignane Cabine Europcar sur parking extérieur
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.7
+330442143335
Aeroport Marseille, 13700 Marignane, France
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.6
+34965233425 / +33180202262
On-Airport. Terminal 1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+34965233425 / +33180202262
On-Airport. Terminal 1
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+33442410978 / +33185654704 / +18778223872
Aeroport Marseille-Provence, 13127 Marignane
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+33185654704
13727 Marignane, France

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