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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Gare Montparnasse Train Station Car Rental
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
$19.46 / per day
Paris Etoile Foch Car Rental
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
$22.47 / per day
Paris Etoile Foch Car Rental
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$26.44 / per day
Paris-Gare de Lyon Train Station Car Rental
Peugeot 508 or similar
Peugeot 508
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$35.40 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Paris Place D'Italie Car Rental
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$37.08 / per day
Paris-Gare de Lyon Train Station Car Rental
Compact Elite
Citroen DS3 or similar
Citroen DS3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$49.61 / per day
Paris Antony Car Rental
Full-size Van
Toyota Proace or similar
Toyota Proace
  • 9
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$58.79 / per day
Paris City, Boulevard Voltaire Car Rental
Premium SUV
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
$92.99 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:10 on 2023-12-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
Average car rental price
$43 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 130 km/h or 50 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.14 per liter or $8.08 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.84 per liter or $6.98 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.38 per liter or $9.03 / 1 gallon

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.
  • Musée Carnavalet. Paris is home to exactly 136 museums, so there’s plenty to choose from, but one of the most interesting is the one dedicated to the history of the city itself. Situated in two opulent mansions, one of which, Hôtel Carnavalet, gives it its name, the museum covers Parisian history from the original Celtic settlement through to the Medieval period, Enlightenment, French Revolution, and present day.
  • Sacré-Cœur. Also known as the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, this basilica is another truly iconic Parisian church. Only slightly more than 100 years old, it is nonetheless instantly recognizable for its chapels and crypt, as well as for the hilltop location that provides views of the city and the Seine below. The church can get quite crowded with visitors, but the experience of visiting will still be memorable. 

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 all the same one of the most interesting cities of Northern France. Strongly influenced by its Belgian and Dutch neighbors, the city offers a unique blend of architecture, arts, cuisine, and contemporary culture. Located 230 km (150 miles) north of Paris, Lille can be reached by car in about three hours.

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

  • Station wagons - from $23 per day
  • Large cars - from $25 per day
  • Medium cars - from $21 per day
  • Vans - from $25 per day
  • Premium cars - from $42 per day
  • Small cars - from $19 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 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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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!

Top 20 Cities near Paris

  1. Massy Car Rentals from $26.84 per day
    36.6 km / 22.7 miles away
  2. Beauvais Car Rentals from $39.52 per day
    58.7 km / 36.5 miles away
  3. Reims Car Rentals from $40.28 per day
    111.5 km / 69.3 miles away
  4. Rouen Car Rentals from $36.56 per day
    118.5 km / 73.6 miles away
  5. Orleans Car Rentals from $34.34 per day
    136.0 km / 84.5 miles away
  6. Troyes Car Rentals from $32.08 per day
    136.8 km / 85.0 miles away
  7. Le Havre Car Rentals from $34.89 per day
    182.8 km / 113.6 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $39.67 per day
    185.1 km / 115.0 miles away
  9. Alencon Car Rentals from $43.97 per day
    191.0 km / 118.7 miles away
  10. Caen Car Rentals from $30.33 per day
    211.6 km / 131.5 miles away
  11. Calais Car Rentals from $41.76 per day
    223.0 km / 138.6 miles away
  12. Dijon Car Rentals from $32.08 per day
    262.6 km / 163.2 miles away
  13. Metz Car Rentals from $45.34 per day
    264.7 km / 164.5 miles away
  14. Saumur Car Rentals from $43.97 per day
    275.3 km / 171.1 miles away
  15. Beaune Car Rentals from $42.66 per day
    279.5 km / 173.7 miles away
  16. Angers Car Rentals from $33.67 per day
    287.0 km / 178.3 miles away
  17. Cherbourg Car Rentals from $39.67 per day
    309.9 km / 192.6 miles away
  18. Rennes Car Rentals from $32.85 per day
    326.4 km / 202.8 miles away
  19. St Malo Car Rentals from $34.52 per day
    335.6 km / 208.5 miles away
  20. Clermont-Ferrand Car Rentals from $38.63 per day
    361.9 km / 224.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Paris

  1. 21.8 km / 13.5 miles away
  2. 22.4 km / 13.9 miles away
  3. Paris Disneyland Car Rentals from $39.67 per day
    24.2 km / 15.0 miles away
  4. 24.2 km / 15.0 miles away
  5. 34.1 km / 21.2 miles away
  6. Paris Evry Car Rentals from $47.99 per day
    43.4 km / 27.0 miles away
  7. 58.7 km / 36.5 miles away
  8. 110.9 km / 68.9 miles away
  9. 116.3 km / 72.3 miles away
  10. Lille Airport Car Rentals from $39.67 per day
    177.0 km / 110.0 miles away
  11. 185.1 km / 115.0 miles away
  12. 211.6 km / 131.5 miles away
  13. Caen Airport Car Rentals from $36.56 per day
    219.0 km / 136.1 miles away
  14. 223.0 km / 138.6 miles away
  15. 262.6 km / 163.2 miles away
  16. 287.0 km / 178.3 miles away
  17. 309.0 km / 192.0 miles away
  18. 331.8 km / 206.2 miles away
  19. 359.8 km / 223.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Paris vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Paris
The cheapest month to rent a car in Paris is November (when prices average $40.93 per day). This is 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 52% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $84.60).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Paris?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in May, the average renter keeps their car for 9 days, and in January, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Paris

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Paris is August, and the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Paris by pick-up date relative to the average

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 47
Airport locations 3
Popular suppliers Keddy, Alamo, RentScape, Enterprise, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Vans
Lowest price $19 per day
Cheapest supplier RentScape

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
RentScape Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
RentScape Peugeot 2008 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
RentScape Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Opel Mokka X 4 2 SUVs

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.

Kia Sportage
November 10, 2023
History , nature and culture.
New Zealand
Volkswagen T-Cross
October 21, 2023
Great but the car was impractical and definitely impacted the experience
Hyundai Tucson
August 9, 2023
No thank you.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
July 3, 2023
I spent a week in the Paris area on a family holiday. We stayed in Tournan en Brie using the car to visit Disneyland and Parc De Felines.
BMW 1 Series Aut.
June 13, 2023
We drove inside the village nature parc and to thé nearest town
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
June 9, 2023
Stayed in Chateau Jacquier near Epernay and celebrated a 70th birthday with many friends. Departing CDG very confusing and finding a Service station for fuel on our return was too difficult.So we ended up returning car only half full which is going to cost us double. Help with both of the above would be very helpful.
Citroen C3 Aircross
May 25, 2023
Visited great places in France, enjoyed the culture, history, cuisine and wine, just the weather was a little bit unfriendly...
Peugeot 508
May 12, 2023
Rain rain rain
United Kingdom
Peugeot 2008
May 3, 2023
Jumieges Abbey was amazing. Mont Saint Michel was beautiful, but overcrowded
Hyundai Tucson
January 24, 2023
We had a fantastic trip. We stayed just out of Paris and visited Fontainebleau and Chantilly!
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.
Renault Twingo
November 18, 2022
all are perfect.. price and the car.
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.
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 not rent a car.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
8.9 / 10
Lowest rated company
7.2 / 10
Total number of reviews
Total rental companies
Average daily price
Lowest daily price
Total cars available

Top 15 Suppliers in Paris in 2023

Very good 8.9 / 248 reviews
23 locations
$39 - $224
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8.7 / 41 reviews
3 locations
$35 - $118
Very good 8.6 / 358 reviews
5 locations
$36 - $85
Very good 8.6 / 173 reviews
15 locations
$27 - $69
Very good 8.6 / 50 reviews
7 locations
$40 - $103
Very good 8.5 / 372 reviews
14 locations
$22 - $61
Very good 8.5 / 85 reviews
15 locations
$25 - $66
Very good 8.5 / 64 reviews
16 locations
$29 - $117
Very good 8.5 / 20 reviews
5 locations
$29 - $100
Very good 8.3 / 45 reviews
10 locations
$28 - $96
Very good 8.3 / 36 reviews
8 locations
$31 - $84
Very good 8.1 / 22 reviews
12 locations
$31 - $44
Good 7.8 / 94 reviews
2 locations
$19 - $164
Good 7.8 / 49 reviews
2 locations
Good 7.2 / 27 reviews
2 locations
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