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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Nice Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$28.18 / per day
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Nice Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$30.83 / per day
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Nice Airport Car Rental
Compact
Skoda Scala or similar
Skoda Scala
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$33.67 / per day
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Nice Airport Car Rental
Compact
Renault Mégane Estate or similar
Renault Mégane Estate
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$35.89 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Nice Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Skoda Scala or similar
Skoda Scala
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.32 / per day
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Nice, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.93 / per day
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Nice Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Peugeot 3008 or similar
Peugeot 3008
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$39.35 / per day
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Nice, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$40.40 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:23 on 2020-03-30. 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
$40.90 / 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
7.8

Why rent a car in Nice?

Nice is a great destination to visit by heart. Located in the heart of French Riviera, it offers easy to access to all the main attractions of the area, and is an interesting city in its own right.

Nice Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Nice

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

  • From Nice to Marseille - 138 offers from 35.95 USD per day
  • From Nice to Pescara - 12 offers from 412.12 USD per day
  • From Nice to Barcelona - 46 offers from 129.50 USD per day
  • From Nice to Milan - 15 offers from 412.12 USD per day
  • From Nice to Montpellier - 70 offers from 40.03 USD per day

Top ways to enter Nice

  • Nice Airport: The third-busiest in France (and busiest outside Paris), Nice Côte d'Azur Airport handled 13.8 million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by more than 20 different airlines, including low-cost carriers like easyJet and Wizz Air. Located just 8 km (5 mi) west of Nice city center, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes.
  • Toulon Airport: Also known as Toulon–Hyères, this small international airport is especially active during the summer months when it hosts flights by nine different airlines; during winter, only domestic flights and flights to Charleroi in Belgium are active. Toulon Airport is 155 km (96 mi) southwest of Nice and can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Marseille Provence Airport: Serving France’s second city and the surrounding region, Marseille Provence Airport handled 9.3 million travelers in 2018. In addition to many European connections, the airport also hosts flights to and from countries in Africa, the Middle East, and North America. Located 199 km (124 mi) west of Nice, Marseille Airport takes two hours to reach by car.
  • Lyon Airport: Located near the border with Switzerland and serving Lyon, France’s third largest city, this airport handled 11 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a hub for Air France, as well as low-cost carriers like easyJet and Transavia. Located 475 km (295 km) north of Nice, the airport can be reached in about 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Nice by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Gare de Nice-Ville Train Station.

Useful city facts

  • With the urban population of more than 1 million, Nice is the fifth largest city in France.
  • The main language of Nice is French. The knowledge of English varies among the local population, but many people working in the service industry speak it.
  • With mild winters, but hot summers Nice is a typical Mediterranean destination. The precipitation is generally low and sometimes almost non-existent during July and August.

Top destinations and activities

  • Promenade des Anglais. The most famous landmark of Nice. Walking the whole length of 7 km (4.2 mi) of this seaside promenade is a great way to get your first impressions of the city.
  • Colline du Château. The castle hill offers a very scenic view of the harbour and the rest of the city. The castle itself has fallen to disrepair, but is nevertheless interesting to observe.
  • The old town (Vieux Nice). Mazy and always full of life, the original settlement of Nice has something for everyone, from the the local cathedral, the Baroque Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), to a market where you can buy fruits and other produce from local farmers.

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

  • Monaco. Just a half an hour’s drive east of Nice, this microstate arguably has the richest population on earth. From opulent architecture to beautiful gardens, interesting museums, and harbour full of five-star yachts, it can be a fun place to explore. Although Monaco is technically not a part of the Schengen Area, it has the same entry requirements as those of France. 
  • Mercantour National Park. About an hour’s drive from Nice, this beautiful nature area in the Maritime Alps has long valleys, friendly villages, and caves with petroglyphs originating in the Bronze Age.
  • Cannes. Smaller than Nice and a host of the world-famous film festival, Cannes is both beautiful and cozy.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in France is the Renault Twingo, but travelers also pick the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta a lot. The most popular rental car types are economy,  compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Avignon. A city of great historic and religious prominence, Avignon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a more relaxed destination than the large coastal cities.
  • Piedmont and Lombardy. These two nearby Italian regions should be visited not only for their famous capitals, Turin and Milan, but also because of beautiful countryside, mountain lakes, and friendly local population.
  • The Alps. Winter resorts like Chamonix and Albertville are among the most famous in Europe, and it only takes about five hours drive north of the Mediterranean to reach them.

Car Rental Prices in Nice

  • Convertibles - from $215 per day
  • Station wagons - from $61 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $43 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $57 per day
  • Premium cars - from $77 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $76 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are the ways to get a good car rental deal in Nice:

  • 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 Nice is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 20 Cities near Nice

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $17.72 per day
    693.6 km / 431.0 miles away
  2. Marseille Car Rentals from $19.09 per day
    163.2 km / 101.4 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $23.32 per day
    298.1 km / 185.2 miles away
  4. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $15.55 per day
    644.2 km / 400.3 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $18.15 per day
    470.4 km / 292.3 miles away
  6. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $21.59 per day
    232.9 km / 144.7 miles away
  7. Bastia Car Rentals from $21.59 per day
    222.1 km / 138.0 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $20.74 per day
    827.9 km / 514.4 miles away
  9. Nantes Car Rentals from $19.55 per day
    789.9 km / 490.8 miles away
  10. Montpellier Car Rentals from $27.56 per day
    262.0 km / 162.8 miles away
  11. Figari Car Rentals from $19.02 per day
    285.6 km / 177.5 miles away
  12. Toulon Car Rentals from $23.48 per day
    119.8 km / 74.4 miles away
  13. Massy Car Rentals from $23.62 per day
    679.7 km / 422.3 miles away
  14. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $28.50 per day
    543.4 km / 337.7 miles away
  15. Grenoble Car Rentals from $42.42 per day
    240.6 km / 149.5 miles away
  16. Caen Car Rentals from $23.62 per day
    847.9 km / 526.9 miles away
  17. Perpignan Car Rentals from $26.25 per day
    366.8 km / 227.9 miles away
  18. Angers Car Rentals from $38.59 per day
    727.7 km / 452.2 miles away
  19. Rennes Car Rentals from $35.17 per day
    847.6 km / 526.7 miles away
  20. Biarritz Car Rentals from $24.99 per day
    704.7 km / 437.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Nice

  1. Nice, Downtown Car Rentals from $36.93 per day
  2. Nice Airport Car Rentals from $26.25 per day
    5.8 km / 3.6 miles away
  3. 30.7 km / 19.1 miles away
  4. 83.8 km / 52.1 miles away
  5. 112.6 km / 70.0 miles away
  6. 125.2 km / 77.8 miles away
  7. 158.2 km / 98.3 miles away
  8. 159.1 km / 98.8 miles away
  9. 167.6 km / 104.1 miles away
  10. 181.0 km / 112.5 miles away
  11. 206.0 km / 128.0 miles away
  12. 206.4 km / 128.3 miles away
  13. 221.4 km / 137.6 miles away
  14. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $41.63 per day
    228.7 km / 142.1 miles away
  15. 234.4 km / 145.7 miles away
  16. 239.6 km / 148.9 miles away
  17. 260.4 km / 161.8 miles away
  18. 265.9 km / 165.2 miles away
  19. 272.2 km / 169.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Nice 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 Nice
$44.58
January
$47.68
February
$35.21
March
$42.26
April
$50.83
May
$64.83
June
$79.24
July
$65.43
August
$50.43
September
$60.24
October
$69.52
November
$69.52
December
The best month to rent a car in Nice is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $35.21). This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $79.24 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Nice?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in July, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Nice
7
January
6
February
7
March
6
April
10
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

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

While travelers visit Nice year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Nice by Monthly Searches
78%
January
306%
February
322%
March
36%
April
45%
May
39%
June
44%
July
39%
August
24%
September
38%
October
15%
November
213%
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 Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Firefly Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Interrent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Firefly Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
September 22, 2019
Awesome medieval villages - great weather
Poland
Opel Astra
January 5, 2019
we recommend smaller cars due to narrow streets, small parking places and many small, one direction streets. In places like Monaco one can face many problems with navigation in the city
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 22, 2018
Antibes was superb but also recommend using the car to get out and explore the route Napoleon
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
October 29, 2018
I have a small flat and rent a car whenever I have visitors for sightseeing purposes. We drove to Pezenas via Saintes Maries de la Mer and Aigues Mortes- a very interesting area well worthwhile visiting. From Pezenas we visited around. I would highly recommend the town of Sete.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 9, 2018
We didn't actually drive in Nice. We picked the car up at the airport and drove straight to the countryside. I'd highly recommend that!

Top 15 Suppliers in Nice in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33180202262
Parking P6, Rue Henri Potez, 06 200 Nice, France
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+330493218275
Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Inférieur, 06281 Nice
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+330493218275
Boulevard Jacqueline Auriol Inférieur, 06281 Nice
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+330493218275
Aeroport Nice Cote D Azur All Terminals, 06281 Nice
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+33820007498
3 Avenue Gustave V, 06000 Nice
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+330977403265
3 AVENUE GUSTAVE V
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+330977403265
3 AVENUE GUSTAVE V
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611632
Aeroport Nice Cote D'azur Aerogares 1 & 2
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230388
Nice Cote Dazur International AirportAerogares 1 & 2
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
+33493217371
Aeroport de Nice Cote d'Azur. 06281 Nice cedex 03, Terminal 2
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+330826102219
Aéroport International de Nice Parking 6 - Rue Henri Potez
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
330489224932 / 3172487251 / +18778223872
652 Route des Vespins
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+33185654704
Goldcar, Centre des loueurs Aéroport, Avenue René Couzinet, 06700 Nice
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+33185654704
Car Rental Center, 06200 Nice
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+34965233425 / +330489224932 / +33185654704
Airport terminal Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Centre des loueurs Aéropor, Avenue René Couzinet, 06700 Nice, Nice, France

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