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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Paris Bondy Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$29.84 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$54.20 / per day
Paris-Gare de Lyon Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot E-208 or similar
Peugeot E-208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$70.70 / per day
Paris Orly Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$70.70 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:46 on 2022-11-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
33
Economy car rental price
$80.57 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2
Average gasoline price
$2.10 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.29 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.87 / 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 $28.49 per day
  • From Paris to Marseille - 85 offers from $28.49 per day
  • From Paris to Bordeaux - 136 offers from $32.80 per day
  • From Paris to Amsterdam - 40 offers from $174.44 per day
  • From Paris to Lille - 75 offers from $40.31 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 $39 per day
  • Station wagons - from $225 per day
  • Large cars - from $145 per day
  • Medium cars - from $137 per day
  • Vans - from $263 per day
  • Premium cars - from $157 per day
  • Small cars - from $96 per day
  • SUVs - from $202 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.

Top 20 Cities near Paris

  1. 654.0 km / 406.4 miles away
  2. Lyon Car Rentals from $157.14 per day
    402.0 km / 249.8 miles away
  3. 585.7 km / 363.9 miles away
  4. Lille Car Rentals from $39.05 per day
    199.7 km / 124.1 miles away
  5. Nice Car Rentals from $39.50 per day
    684.9 km / 425.6 miles away
  6. Nantes Car Rentals from $59.43 per day
    348.7 km / 216.7 miles away
  7. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $141.84 per day
    496.7 km / 308.6 miles away
  8. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $36.69 per day
    389.0 km / 241.7 miles away
  9. Beauvais Car Rentals from $41.99 per day
    68.9 km / 42.8 miles away
  10. Montpellier Car Rentals from $60.81 per day
    595.2 km / 369.8 miles away
  11. Mulhouse Car Rentals from $44.53 per day
    407.3 km / 253.1 miles away
  12. Figari Car Rentals from $89.36 per day
    970.4 km / 603.0 miles away
  13. Grenoble Car Rentals from $21.50 per day
    446.5 km / 277.5 miles away
  14. 581.3 km / 361.2 miles away
  15. Massy Car Rentals from $45.78 per day
    12.2 km / 7.6 miles away
  16. Cannes Car Rentals from $72.79 per day
    686.1 km / 426.3 miles away
  17. Rennes Car Rentals from $31.61 per day
    302.4 km / 187.9 miles away
  18. Perpignan Car Rentals from $65.78 per day
    678.3 km / 421.5 miles away
  19. Biarritz Car Rentals from $91.77 per day
    667.3 km / 414.6 miles away
  20. 196.4 km / 122.0 miles away

Top 17 Locations near Paris

  1. 1.9 km / 1.2 miles away
  2. Paris Javel Car Rentals from $46.25 per day
    5.6 km / 3.5 miles away
  3. 6.5 km / 4.0 miles away
  4. 7.5 km / 4.7 miles away
  5. 12.1 km / 7.5 miles away
  6. 12.1 km / 7.5 miles away
  7. 12.2 km / 7.6 miles away
  8. 12.4 km / 7.7 miles away
  9. Paris Bondy Car Rentals from $29.84 per day
    12.5 km / 7.8 miles away
  10. Paris Evry Car Rentals from $32.95 per day
    23.3 km / 14.5 miles away
  11. 24.4 km / 15.1 miles away
  12. 26.3 km / 16.3 miles away
  13. 71.6 km / 44.5 miles away
  14. Orleans Olivet Car Rentals from $32.32 per day
    112.6 km / 70.0 miles away
  15. 114.6 km / 71.2 miles away
  16. 130.6 km / 81.2 miles away
  17. 131.6 km / 81.8 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
$32.27
January
$59.01
February
$53.04
March
$54.96
April
$69.96
May
$74.76
June
$87.80
July
$57.14
August
$62.29
September
$53.97
October
$63.07
November
$55.94
December
The best month to rent a car in Paris is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $32.27). This is 47% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $87.80 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 October, 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
7
September
6
October
7
November
6
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Paris is May, and the least popular is March.
Popularity of Car Rental in Paris by Monthly Searches
86%
January
82%
February
73%
March
79%
April
179%
May
135%
June
130%
July
118%
August
81%
September
83%
October
74%
November
81%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 Aut. 5 1 Medium cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Mokka X 4 2 SUVs
SIXT Peugeot 208 4 1 Small 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.
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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
8.84 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.37 / 10
Total number of reviews
10
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$80.57
Lowest daily price
$20.80
Total cars available
705

Top 14 Suppliers in Paris in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 197 reviews
+33820007498
2 Rue de Compiègne
National
National
Excellent 8.6 / 9 reviews
+330148626581
Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle T1 T2 Roissy Apt Bp 332 Cedex Cdg, 95700 Roissy-en-France
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 133 reviews
+330134646000
76 Rue du Général Leclerc, 95310 Saint Ouen L'Aumone
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 53 reviews
+33820611620
Roissy Charles De Gaulle Tous Terminaux
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:59
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5 / 4 reviews
+330756434995
6 Avenue des Grands Champs Multiparc, 95500 Le Thillay
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Tue:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Wed:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Thu:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Fri:08:30-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Sat:08:30-12:00; 16:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5 / 204 reviews
+33153200652
Paris Gare Du Nord Sncf Voie 3, 18 Rue de Dunkerque Niveau -1, 75010 Paris
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 32 reviews
+330825889755
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, 93290 Paris, France
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.4 / 107 reviews
+33140049004
Paris Gare De Lyon Sncf Rrs, 197 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.4 / 40 reviews
+330821230365
Parking P3 Zone Loueur
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 49 reviews
+330825825460
AEROPORT D'ORLY 3 NIVEAU -1
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.3 / 8 reviews
+33149930035
205 Av. Pasteur, 93170 Bagnolet
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 13:00-18:00
RentScape
RentScape
Excellent 8.2 / 8 reviews
+33140357532
RENTSCAPE Paris Gare du Nord Parking INDIGO Euronord Lariboisière 1 Rue Ambroise Paré 75010 Paris Lift code: 1759A
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8 / 28 reviews
+33147034912
99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00; 14:00-16:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.4 / 27 reviews
+33977401990
In Terminal
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:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
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