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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$17.59 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Compact
Seat Arona or similar
Seat Arona
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$21.75 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$23.44 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$23.94 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$24.49 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$25.64 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$30.22 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf VII or similar
VW Golf VII
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$32.85 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:14 on 2020-02-25. 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
7 days
Economy car rental price
$58.78 / 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
9.8

Why rent a car in Paris?

Paris is a great destination to explore by car. Having your own ride will not only let you visit the famous landmarks inside the city, but, more importantly, will give you the freedom to travel to interesting destinations in the city’s vicinity and further afar. 

Paris Car Rental

Top ways to enter Paris

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: One of the busiest airports in Europe, Paris Charles De Gaulle hosts flights to and from all continents of the planet.
  • Paris Orly Airport: Located south of the city center, Orly Airport connects Paris to both many exotic destinations and large cities of Europe. 
  • Beauvais Airport: Although Beauvais Airport is about two hours drive from Paris, it nonetheless offers great way to reach the city as it is popular with many low-cost carriers.
  • By public transportation: If you’re arriving to Paris, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Gare de Lyon Railway Station, Gare du Nord Railway Station, Gare Montparnasse Railway Station, or Gare de l’Est Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Largest city in the European Union (EU) by urban population, Paris is also among the world’s most visited cities when it comes to international tourists.
  • The climate in Paris is maritime, and the city usually has mild, but cool winters and warm summers. There is more precipitation than along the French Mediterranean Coast and rain showers are not uncommon.

Top destinations and activities

  • Notre Dame Cathedral. Perhaps the most famous church in the world, this Gothic cathedral is one of the first things that come to mind when most people think of Paris.
  • Champs-Élysées. The famous avenue is a great place to go for a long stroll, meet locals and form your first impressions of the city.
  • Eiffel Tower. Loved by travelers even more than the locals, the Eiffel Tower is arguably the city’s most famous landmark. Do keep in mind that waiting times to visit the top floor can be up to a couple of hours.

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

  • Versailles. Located south of Paris city center, Versailles is the location of the Sun King Louis XIV’s famous palace and gardens. Many other historical buildings in the city are also well worth a visit.  
  • The Loire Valley. While it takes about two hours drive south to reach it, the famous wine-making area along the river Loire is very much worth a visit thanks to its beautiful chateaus, charming villages, and historically important cities like Blois and Orléans. Burgundy, about two hours east of Paris, is another worthy wine destination.
  • Lille. Although probably the coldest and most rainy place in France, this once industrial hub is a great destination to visit thanks to its atmosphere and great culture and arts scene.

Most popular rental types and cars

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

Further destinations

  • Belgium. Just a few hours drive north, Belgium can be a surprisingly rewarding travel destination, not only because of Brussels, but also other beautiful cities like Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, and Liège.
  • Brittany. The westernmost part of France is a relaxing and beautiful destination thanks to its medieval cities, pristine nature, and long Atlantic Coast.
  • London. It takes about six hours to drive to London, but getting to see this unique culture, arts, and entertainment destination is well worth the effort.

Car Rental Prices in Paris

  • Convertibles - from $98 per day
  • Station wagons - from $145 per day
  • Large cars - from $82 per day
  • Medium cars - from $78 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $124 per day
  • Premium cars - from $121 per day
  • Small cars - from $49 per day
  • SUVs - from $108 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a great rental car deal in Paris:

  • 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 Paris is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 40% cheaper than the yearly average and about 57% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Top 20 Cities near Paris

  1. Nice Car Rentals from $66.86 per day
    693.6 km / 431.0 miles away
  2. Marseille Car Rentals from $25.02 per day
    652.7 km / 405.6 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $41.17 per day
    401.0 km / 249.2 miles away
  4. Toulouse Car Rentals from $29.78 per day
    604.5 km / 375.6 miles away
  5. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $26.60 per day
    526.4 km / 327.1 miles away
  6. Nantes Car Rentals from $27.12 per day
    371.0 km / 230.6 miles away
  7. Montpellier Car Rentals from $28.48 per day
    613.1 km / 380.9 miles away
  8. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $18.38 per day
    925.9 km / 575.3 miles away
  9. Bastia Car Rentals from $16.84 per day
    896.6 km / 557.1 miles away
  10. Lille Car Rentals from $17.68 per day
    177.0 km / 110.0 miles away
  11. Grenoble Car Rentals from $41.33 per day
    456.8 km / 283.8 miles away
  12. Figari Car Rentals from $19.18 per day
    978.8 km / 608.2 miles away
  13. Toulon Car Rentals from $23.02 per day
    703.9 km / 437.4 miles away
  14. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $23.02 per day
    376.4 km / 233.9 miles away
  15. Perpignan Car Rentals from $30.30 per day
    697.5 km / 433.4 miles away
  16. Beauvais Car Rentals from $27.15 per day
    58.7 km / 36.5 miles away
  17. Caen Car Rentals from $23.02 per day
    219.0 km / 136.1 miles away
  18. Biarritz Car Rentals from $18.60 per day
    691.2 km / 429.5 miles away
  19. Limoges Car Rentals from $33.20 per day
    364.9 km / 226.7 miles away
  20. Rennes Car Rentals from $21.70 per day
    331.8 km / 206.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Paris 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 Paris
$33.63
January
$61.49
February
$55.27
March
$57.27
April
$78.65
May
$77.89
June
$91.49
July
$59.54
August
$56.76
September
$55.96
October
$65.72
November
$58.29
December
The best month to rent a car in Paris is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $33.63). This is 46% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $91.49 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Paris?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days in September, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Paris
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
9
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
7
October
7
November
6
December

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

While travelers visit Paris year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is September.
Paris Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
88%
January
83%
February
74%
March
80%
April
91%
May
137%
June
133%
July
120%
August
68%
September
168%
October
75%
November
82%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Chevrolet Aveo 4 3 Small cars
Firefly Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Firefly Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars
Keddy Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Interrent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Avis Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Paris?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.8 from 4 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Paris?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in France?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in France?
No, you can not rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Paris?
You must be between 25 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Paris?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Budget, Avis, SIXT, Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise in Paris.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers/Vans, Large cars, Premium cars, Station wagons and Convertibles vehicle types are available in Paris.
Can I rent a car in Paris with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Paris.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Paris?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Paris without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Paris.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Paris offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Paris?
A rental car costs $93 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $18 at Interrent, Europcar, Enterprise and SIXT.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Paris is $649. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Paris was $123.
What car rental companies are located in Paris?
Budget, Avis, SIXT, Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise can be found in Paris.
What is the best car rental company in Paris?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (8.8, 39 reviews), SIXT (8.8, 59 reviews) and Enterprise (8.6, 12 reviews).

Top 11 Suppliers for Paris in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33180202262
Paris CDG Airport Terminal 2D, 95700 Roissy en France
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+330142790611
Paris Gare Montparnasse - Rrs, 59 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+33148626581
Roissy Apt Bp 332 Cedex CDG, 95716 Roissy-en-France, France
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+420220113454
Prague Congress Center 5.kvetna 65 Prague 14000
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+420222324995
Wenceslas Square 59
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+420232000600
ELISKI KRASNOHORSKIE 9
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+330825825490
Niveau boutiquaire, Roissy Cdg Termianl 2D, 95700 Roissy-en-France
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611620
Roissy Charles De Gaulle Tous Terminaux
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230641
Paris Aeroport Roissy Charles De GaulleTous Terminaux
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
+330148161222
Charles de Gaulle Airport, 2d, 95713 Roissy, France
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+330826102832
Aéroport de Roissy Terminal 2D

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