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Car Rental in Marseille

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Marseille-Saint-Charles Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$24.24 per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$24.34 per day
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Marseille-Saint-Charles Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Opel Mokka X or similar
Opel Mokka X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$26.89 per day
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Marseille-Saint-Charles Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$26.93 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.86 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.15 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$28.76 / per day
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Marseille Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Combo or similar
Opel Combo
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$29.04 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 00:56 on 2021-04-19. 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%
Rating
8.2

Why rent a car in Marseille?

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

Marseille Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Marseille

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

  • From Marseille to Milan - 12 offers from US$ 437.65 per day
  • From Marseille to Nice - 143 offers from US$ 35.88 per day
  • From Marseille to Bordeaux - 90 offers from US$ 37.76 per day
  • From Marseille to Lyon - 22 offers from US$ 86.46 per day
  • From Marseille to Toulouse - 94 offers from US$ 37.76 per day

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.
  • 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 $46 per day
  • Station wagons - from $194 per day
  • Large cars - from $97 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $170 per day
  • Premium cars - from $179 per day
  • Small cars - from $47 per day
  • SUVs - from $175 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 $23.91 per day
    660.8 km / 410.6 miles away
  2. Nice Car Rentals from $39.49 per day
    158.5 km / 98.5 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $23.90 per day
    278.1 km / 172.8 miles away
  4. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $29.24 per day
    317.2 km / 197.1 miles away
  5. Bastia Car Rentals from $29.24 per day
    343.4 km / 213.4 miles away
  6. Toulouse Car Rentals from $47.00 per day
    321.9 km / 200.0 miles away
  7. Figari Car Rentals from $48.78 per day
    363.1 km / 225.6 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $24.90 per day
    828.4 km / 514.7 miles away
  9. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $34.36 per day
    516.7 km / 321.1 miles away
  10. Montpellier Car Rentals from $27.55 per day
    120.0 km / 74.6 miles away
  11. Nantes Car Rentals from $25.11 per day
    696.7 km / 432.9 miles away
  12. Toulon Car Rentals from $24.11 per day
    47.1 km / 29.2 miles away
  13. Perpignan Car Rentals from $29.04 per day
    213.3 km / 132.5 miles away
  14. Calvi Car Rentals from $42.19 per day
    290.0 km / 180.2 miles away
  15. Cannes Car Rentals from $41.46 per day
    135.8 km / 84.4 miles away
  16. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $19.90 per day
    20.3 km / 12.6 miles away
  17. Grenoble Car Rentals from $24.70 per day
    231.7 km / 144.0 miles away
  18. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $29.04 per day
    610.6 km / 379.4 miles away
  19. Biarritz Car Rentals from $29.04 per day
    559.4 km / 347.6 miles away
  20. Rennes Car Rentals from $23.90 per day
    767.4 km / 476.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Marseille

  1. 2.6 km / 1.6 miles away
  2. 20.3 km / 12.6 miles away
  3. 22.3 km / 13.9 miles away
  4. 47.1 km / 29.2 miles away
  5. 64.8 km / 40.2 miles away
  6. 86.2 km / 53.6 miles away
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  8. 92.7 km / 57.6 miles away
  9. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $46.82 per day
    94.6 km / 58.8 miles away
  10. 120.0 km / 74.6 miles away
  11. 126.9 km / 78.8 miles away
  12. 129.8 km / 80.7 miles away
  13. Nice Airport Car Rentals from $24.01 per day
    153.6 km / 95.4 miles away
  14. 158.4 km / 98.4 miles away
  15. Beziers Airport Car Rentals from $24.01 per day
    164.7 km / 102.3 miles away
  16. 175.6 km / 109.1 miles away
  17. 213.3 km / 132.5 miles away
  18. 214.0 km / 133.0 miles away
  19. 214.2 km / 133.1 miles away
  20. 231.7 km / 144.0 miles away

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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
$63.91
January
$44.45
February
$42.37
March
$66.08
April
$58.41
May
$60.99
June
$61.28
July
$39.96
August
$64.94
September
$37.18
October
$57.79
November
$36.36
December
The best month to rent a car in Marseille is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $36.36). This is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting in April (when rental prices start at $66.08 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 November, the average rental period is 4 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
4
November
4
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 March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Marseille by Monthly Searches
41%
January
299%
February
368%
March
4%
April
5%
May
5%
June
5%
July
5%
August
79%
September
69%
October
172%
November
149%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Adam 2 1 Small cars
Enterprise Renault Clio 3 3 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark 3d
March 6, 2020
get out of Marsielle as quick as possible they drive like they want to commit suicide, get up to the Luberon or the beaches past the Plages du Prado
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 13 Suppliers in Marseille in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+330491059086
18 Boulevard Charles Nedelec Marseille Gare Sncf, 13001 Marseille
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33491256851
48 Boulevard Rabatau, 13008 Marseille
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+330442060646
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, 13727 Marignane
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330491175302
121 AVENUE DU PRADO
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
0491830505
83 BOULEVARD RABATAU,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330491175302
121 AVENUE DU PRADO
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611639
Aeroport De Marseille-provence Bp 68 Hall B T1 Rez De Chausse
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230367
Aeroport Marseille-ProvenceBp 68
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0442060646
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.6
+33185654704
Goldcar, Aeroport Marseille-Provence, 13127 Marignane
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.3
+33442410978 / +33180202262
Aeroport de Marseille Provence (Terminal 1) 13727 Marignane, France
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+33442410978 / +33185654704 / +18778223872
Aeroport Marseille-Provence, 13127 Marignane
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+33185654704 / +33180202262
13727 Marignane, France
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
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