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Car Rental in Paris

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.32 per day
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Gare Montparnasse Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.55 per day
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Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$23.67 per day
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Gare Montparnasse Train Station Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$24.88 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Gare du Nord Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$25.59 / per day
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Gare du Nord Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$25.84 / per day
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Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$25.84 / per day
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Paris Airport Le Bourget Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$26.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:28 on 2021-10-21. 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
9.2

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 ﷼ 119.30 per day
  • From Paris to Marseille - 85 offers from ﷼ 119.30 per day
  • From Paris to Bordeaux - 136 offers from ﷼ 137.31 per day
  • From Paris to Amsterdam - 40 offers from ﷼ 730.36 per day
  • From Paris to Lille - 75 offers from ﷼ 168.79 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 be 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 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

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 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.

Car Rental Prices in Paris

  • Convertibles - from $105 per day
  • Station wagons - from $106 per day
  • Large cars - from $82 per day
  • Medium cars - from $71 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $100 per day
  • Premium cars - from $195 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $132 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. Marseille Car Rentals from $64.53 per day
    667.0 km / 414.5 miles away
  2. Lyon Car Rentals from $23.21 per day
    397.4 km / 247.0 miles away
  3. Nice Car Rentals from $38.35 per day
    691.8 km / 429.8 miles away
  4. Toulouse Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    587.4 km / 365.0 miles away
  5. Lille Car Rentals from $24.18 per day
    195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
  6. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $33.37 per day
    504.4 km / 313.4 miles away
  7. Montpellier Car Rentals from $27.25 per day
    599.3 km / 372.4 miles away
  8. Nantes Car Rentals from $30.40 per day
    342.0 km / 212.5 miles away
  9. Bastia Car Rentals from $28.40 per day
    898.1 km / 558.1 miles away
  10. Figari Car Rentals from $47.38 per day
    978.0 km / 607.7 miles away
  11. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $28.40 per day
    925.2 km / 574.9 miles away
  12. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $28.20 per day
    394.6 km / 245.2 miles away
  13. Grenoble Car Rentals from $23.99 per day
    454.0 km / 282.1 miles away
  14. Toulon Car Rentals from $28.20 per day
    708.7 km / 440.4 miles away
  15. Perpignan Car Rentals from $28.20 per day
    684.2 km / 425.1 miles away
  16. Beauvais Car Rentals from $28.35 per day
    65.0 km / 40.4 miles away
  17. Massy Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    16.2 km / 10.0 miles away
  18. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $19.33 per day
    646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
  19. Caen Car Rentals from $23.21 per day
    201.8 km / 125.4 miles away
  20. 588.3 km / 365.6 miles away

Top 15 Locations near Paris

  1. 7.7 km / 4.8 miles away
  2. 16.2 km / 10.0 miles away
  3. 18.8 km / 11.7 miles away
  4. 24.2 km / 15.0 miles away
  5. 65.0 km / 40.4 miles away
  6. 107.1 km / 66.5 miles away
  7. 133.7 km / 83.1 miles away
  8. 194.5 km / 120.9 miles away
  9. Lille Airport Car Rentals from $24.18 per day
    195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
  10. Caen Airport Car Rentals from $23.21 per day
    201.8 km / 125.4 miles away
  11. 203.7 km / 126.6 miles away
  12. 233.9 km / 145.3 miles away
  13. 241.8 km / 150.3 miles away
  14. 262.8 km / 163.3 miles away
  15. 267.4 km / 166.1 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
$36.02
January
$65.87
February
$59.20
March
$61.34
April
$84.26
May
$83.44
June
$98.01
July
$63.78
August
$60.80
September
$59.95
October
$70.40
November
$62.44
December
The best month to rent a car in Paris is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $36.02). This is 46% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $98.01 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.
Popularity of Car Rental in Paris by Monthly Searches
82%
January
78%
February
69%
March
75%
April
85%
May
128%
June
124%
July
112%
August
64%
September
236%
October
70%
November
77%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Peugeot 208 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Budget Ford Puma 4 3 Medium cars
Avis Peugeot 2008 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Avis Peugeot 208 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Fiat 500 3 1 Small 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.
Canada
Opel Vivaro
August 11, 2019
Well it really depends. I've rented cars in Paris before and driving in the city is interesting to say the least. However because we picked this up at the airport and returned it to the airport it made for easy sailing. Also fact that the representative who turned over the keys to me told me that I could return it to Terminal 2 instead of Terminal 1 (where we picked it up) was actually a really great tip. Terminal 2 seems far more convenient for drop off.
United States of America (USA)
Audi A1 Sportback
February 10, 2019
If only staying in Paris. .use public transportation...do not rent a car.

Top 11 Suppliers in Paris in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33180202262
Paris CDG Airport Terminal 2D, 95700 Roissy en France
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
0145720201
Paris Gare Maillot - Sncf/Rrs, 82 Av De La Gde Armée
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33820007498
-6 Parking Saemes Méditerranée Place Henri Frenay, 75012
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+33145720201
Paris Gare Maillot - Sncf/Rrs, 82 Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75017 Paris
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330977403263
38 AVENUE DES TERNES
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Wed:08:30-13:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:00-17:30
Fri:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Sat:08:30-13:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+33145720201
Indigo Parking, 38 Av. des Ternes, 75017 Paris, France
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330977403263
38 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Tue:08:00-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Wed:08:00-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Thu:08:00-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Fri:08:00-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0820611613
Gare Maillot,82 Av Gde Armee Retour 6 Pking Palais Congres
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Wed:08:30-12:30
Thu:08:30-12:30; 13:30-18:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 13:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0145720201
Paris Gare Maillot - Sncf/Rrs
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:08:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230641
Paris Aeroport Roissy Charles De GaulleTous Terminaux
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.1
+330826102832
Aéroport de Roissy Terminal 2D
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