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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Paris Pontoise Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.68 per day
Paris Saint-Georges Car Rental
Compact
Renault Kangoo or similar
Renault Kangoo
  • 2
  • 8
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$34.58 per day
Gare du Nord Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 Cabrio or similar
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentScape
$38.85 per day
Paris Boulevard Diderot Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$49.30 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Citroen DS3 or similar
Citroen DS3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$54.63 / per day
Paris Orly Airport South Car Rental
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$72.58 / per day
Paris Athis-Mons Car Rental
Full-size
BMW X1 Aut. or similar
BMW X1 Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$94.72 / per day
Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Premium
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$117.63 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:02 on 2023-03-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
33
Average car rental price
$61.00 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2
Average gasoline price
$2.16 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.38 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.84 / 1 liter

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

One-Way Car Rentals in Paris

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

  • From Paris to Lyon - 261 offers from $29.66 per day
  • From Paris to Marseille - 85 offers from $29.66 per day
  • From Paris to Bordeaux - 136 offers from $34.13 per day
  • From Paris to Amsterdam - 40 offers from $181.56 per day
  • From Paris to Lille - 75 offers from $41.96 per day

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.

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

  • 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. Book your tickets in advance to avoid such inconvenience.
  • 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. Even after a great fire endangered the Cathedral in 2019, it is a must-see in Paris. The surroundings, the oldest part of Paris located on l’ïle de la Cité (City Island), is also a great area to walk around with many other spots to visit.
  • Louvre. The largest art museum in the world, the Louvre is arguably also the most famous one. The museum had almost 10 million visitors in 2019, so it can get a bit crowded sometimes, especially near the most famous pieces of art like the Mona Lisa, but visiting it is still one of the highlights of any trip to Paris. Visiting the museum’s comprehensive website will let you plan your visit in advance — it’s really impossible to see all of the Louvre in one take, so looking up exhibits that interest you the most is a good idea.
  • Centre Pompidou. Paris is home not just to a wealth of classical buildings, but also to some of the most daring futuristic architecture imaginable. Exhibit A for this is the Pompidou Center, a structuralist complex in the city’s 4th arrondissement. An attraction in itself, it houses the National Museum of Modern Art and is also where individual exhibitions of the works of world-famous artists are frequently held.
  • National Museum of Natural History. The head of a large and fascinating network, the National History Museum is dedicated to topics like ecology, geology, and paleontology. The main museum is in the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, but it is also affiliated with the Paris Zoological Park, Museum of Mankind, and many other institutions across Paris. Visit the network’s official website to learn more.

Traffic and parking

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although a major part of Paris is limited to 30km/h. Unlike 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 2015, mobile phone use while driving is strictly regulated. Holding a mobile phone in hand while driving is prohibited, as well as wearing any device in one’s ear (except a medical device). Fines are hefty. If you are involved in a car accident without respecting the above restrictions, you may face the suspension of your driver’s license.
  • 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 blue 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 day trips

For more about traveling around France with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • 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 Renaissance castles, 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, its great culture and arts scene, and its local culinary specialties.

Most popular 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.

Car Rental Prices in Paris

  • Convertibles - from $41 per day
  • Station wagons - from $101 per day
  • Large cars - from $91 per day
  • Medium cars - from $73 per day
  • Vans - from $132 per day
  • Premium cars - from $129 per day
  • Small cars - from $60 per day
  • SUVs - from $123 per day

Money-saving tips

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.
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Fact checked by:
Emilie and Florianne
This article was reviewed and updated by Emilie and Florianne from Parents-voyageurs (parents and travelers), a French website created in 2015 by Emilie and Florianne to facilitate and encourage traveling with children. Emilie has been living in Madrid with her family for more than five years. And Florianne, after living in Belgium for nine years, has now settled close to Nantes, in France. Together, they intend to inspire every kind of family travel by sharing their travel experiences with their children. Go and see, they have many kid-friendly destinations for you to discover, as well as practical advice and tips for traveling with your kids. Their philosophy is that there is no short trip, each moment outside of your house is already a journey!

What travel writers say

Like many Disney theme parks, Disneyland Paris is quite a way out of town. There is public transport to the park and some hotels organise shuttles, but it’s much easier and probably quicker if you can drive there yourself.
M&MR
Mr & Mrs Romance
Welcome to Mr and Mrs Romance - the award-winning travel and lifestyle blog. Romance doesn’t have to be all champagne and sunsets – but a bit of that certainly helps.
Unless you’re staying in the outskirts of Paris, I’d say rent your car after you’re done exploring the city of love.
AK
Anna Karsten
I’m a Polish-born citizen of the world. At 20, I embarked on a mission to see the world while building my career through studying and working abroad.
And, while the city itself has a million and one sights to visit, there are also some fantastic day trips from Paris that can help you escape the city – and see what else this incredible country has to offer.
MK
Matthew Kepnes
Hi, I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and Ten Years a Nomad, as well as the founder of this website!

Top 20 Cities near Paris

  1. Marseille Car Rentals from $29.53 per day
    652.7 km / 405.6 miles away
  2. Nice Car Rentals from $31.92 per day
    693.6 km / 431.0 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $22.81 per day
    412.0 km / 256.0 miles away
  4. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $10.30 per day
    526.4 km / 327.1 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $21.42 per day
    604.5 km / 375.6 miles away
  6. Nantes Car Rentals from $41.61 per day
    371.0 km / 230.6 miles away
  7. Montpellier Car Rentals from $31.10 per day
    613.1 km / 380.9 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $31.56 per day
    184.9 km / 114.9 miles away
  9. Beauvais Car Rentals from $43.73 per day
    58.7 km / 36.5 miles away
  10. Avignon Car Rentals from $35.43 per day
    590.2 km / 366.7 miles away
  11. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $55.43 per day
    376.4 km / 233.9 miles away
  12. Biarritz Car Rentals from $30.55 per day
    691.2 km / 429.5 miles away
  13. Perpignan Car Rentals from $42.68 per day
    697.5 km / 433.4 miles away
  14. Cannes Car Rentals from $57.01 per day
    697.3 km / 433.3 miles away
  15. Figari Car Rentals from $56.87 per day
    978.8 km / 608.2 miles away
  16. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $49.43 per day
    648.6 km / 403.0 miles away
  17. Rennes Car Rentals from $31.91 per day
    331.8 km / 206.2 miles away
  18. Caen Car Rentals from $47.29 per day
    211.6 km / 131.5 miles away
  19. Béziers Car Rentals from $46.06 per day
    635.3 km / 394.8 miles away
  20. Toulon Car Rentals from $38.27 per day
    713.4 km / 443.3 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Paris

  1. 3.8 km / 2.4 miles away
  2. 4.1 km / 2.6 miles away
  3. 13.5 km / 8.4 miles away
  4. 16.6 km / 10.3 miles away
  5. 16.6 km / 10.3 miles away
  6. 22.3 km / 13.8 miles away
  7. Paris Pontoise Car Rentals from $30.72 per day
    26.3 km / 16.4 miles away
  8. Paris Evry Car Rentals from $46.36 per day
    27.9 km / 17.3 miles away
  9. Paris Disneyland Car Rentals from $45.51 per day
    33.7 km / 20.9 miles away
  10. 67.0 km / 41.6 miles away
  11. 110.7 km / 68.8 miles away
  12. 130.8 km / 81.3 miles away
  13. Lille Airport Car Rentals from $31.56 per day
    196.1 km / 121.8 miles away
  14. 198.3 km / 123.2 miles away
  15. 204.0 km / 126.7 miles away
  16. Caen Airport Car Rentals from $45.33 per day
    205.6 km / 127.7 miles away
  17. 235.6 km / 146.4 miles away
  18. 263.8 km / 163.9 miles away
  19. 265.0 km / 164.7 miles away
  20. 280.7 km / 174.4 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
$51.00
January
$56.02
February
$67.52
March
$73.33
April
$63.63
May
$76.98
June
$105.92
July
$74.81
August
$66.63
September
$69.20
October
$49.34
November
$70.98
December
The best month to rent a car in Paris is November (when prices for an Economy class start from $49.34). This is 28% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $105.92 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 July, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in January, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Paris
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
8
May
8
June
12
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Paris is September, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Paris by Monthly Searches
93%
January
88%
February
106%
March
82%
April
92%
May
108%
June
99%
July
109%
August
118%
September
103%
October
90%
November
112%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 41
Airport locations 4
Popular suppliers Alamo, Keddy, SIXT, Enterprise, RentScape
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $26 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
RentScape Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Hyundai Tucson 4 3 Large cars
RentScape Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Sicily By Car Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Hyundai Tucson
January 24, 2023
We had a fantastic trip. We stayed just out of Paris and visited Fontainebleau and Chantilly!
Australia
Fiat 500X
January 11, 2023
We had an MGzs. We couldn't fault the car , it was near new, clean and comfortable.
Saudi Arabia
Citroen C3 Aircross
December 3, 2022
That was my first visit to Pontault Combault.
France
Renault Twingo
November 18, 2022
all are perfect.. price and the car.
Philippines
Citroen C3
November 5, 2022
We used the car to drive to the Loire Valley. Going from winery to winery was very easy with the rental car and the GPS system in the car.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
October 2, 2022
1,300 miles of driving in beautiful Paris, Normandy and Loire Valley of France.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 308 Aut.
August 11, 2022
Having a car to drive around Normandy was very helpful. Parking was really never an issue and it was extremely useful to be able to drive to the places we wanted to go when we wanted to go there. It would have been rather difficult to reach certain places, like the Normandy D-Day beaches or Mont St Michel without a personal vehicle.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 2008
June 11, 2022
It was great having a car to take day trips, pick up groceries, and find cool places to run.
Latvia
Peugeot 308
June 11, 2022
I traveled to Southern France, was worth it!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
March 13, 2020
The public transit is great in Paris, but if you want to visit locations just outside the city then renting a car is the way to go.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Aveo
November 17, 2019
Was travelling to the north of France, so car essential, not sure would be in the Centre of Paris!! Getting from arrivals in terminal 2E to terminal 2D was a nightmare, total lack of proper signage with no mention of how to get to car rentals until getting to 2D which took over an hour!! Signage badly needs improving.
United States of America (USA)
Audi A1 Sportback
February 10, 2019
If only staying in Paris. .use public transportation...do not rent a car.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
8.91 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.23 / 10
Total number of reviews
28
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$61.00
Lowest daily price
$21.06
Total cars available
1430

Top 14 Suppliers in Paris in 2023

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 218 reviews
23 locations
$46 - $275
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.6 / 58 reviews
4 locations
$53 - $170
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 168 reviews
16 locations
$26 - $68
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5 / 124 reviews
15 locations
$35 - $184
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 41 reviews
7 locations
$50 - $170
National
National
Excellent 8.4 / 15 reviews
6 locations
$43 - $186
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.4 / 34 reviews
7 locations
$44 - $84
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 54 reviews
15 locations
$49 - $133
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.3 / 8 reviews
11 locations
$42 - $69
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.2 / 242 reviews
5 locations
$39 - $176
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8 / 29 reviews
8 locations
$40 - $75
RentScape
RentScape
Very good 7.9 / 25 reviews
2 locations
$36 - $79
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8 / 49 reviews
2 locations
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.2 / 27 reviews
2 locations
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