Car Rental Perpignan

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$37.49 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$37.52 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$42.91 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$43.33 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Compact
Citroen C4 or similar
Citroen C4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$43.77 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$43.77 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$51.77 / per day
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Perpignan Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$52.30 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:10 on 2019-12-06. 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
$78.21 / 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
10.0

Why rent a car in Perpignan?

Perpignan is a great place to visit. From unique medieval architecture and contemporary museums to a number of nearby Mediterranean beaches, the city has something for everyone. Perpignan is also the capital of the Catalan community in France and has plenty of landmarks and cultural centers for those who wish to learn more about it. 

Perpignan Car Rental

Top ways to enter Perpignan

  • Perpignan Airport: One of the smallest international airports in France, Perpignan-Rivesaltes handles about 400,000 travelers every year. The airport hosts a number of domestic flights, as well as flights to and from Morocco, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. Located 7km (4.3 miles) north of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 10 minutes.
  • Montpellier Airport: One of the fastest-growing airports in the country, Montpellier–Méditerranée handled nearly 2 million travelers in 2018. The airport is especially active during the summer months when it hosts flights by about 20 different airlines. Located 160km (100 miles) northeast of Perpignan, Montpellier Airport can be reached in about 90 minutes.
  • Toulouse Airport: Serving France’s fourth-largest city, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport handles nearly ten million travelers every year. The airport is a large hub for the low-cost carriers easyJet, Ryanair, and Volotea and is served by around 25 other airlines. Located 215km (133 miles) northwest of Perpignan, the airport takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach.
  • Barcelona El Prat Airport: The second-busiest in Spain and among the largest in Europe, in 2018, El Prat Airport handled more than 50 million travelers for the first time in its history. A focus city for a number of large airlines, it offers flights to and from destinations in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Barcelona El Prat Airport is just 205km (128 miles) south of Perpignan and can be reached in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Since you’d have to cross the border between Spain and France, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. If not, you can travel by public transportation and pick up your rental car upon arrival in Perpignan.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Perpignan by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Gare de Perpignan railway station.

Useful city facts

  • Located on rivers Têt and Basse near the sea coast, Perpignan has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and short, mild winters. The average high temperature is 29°C  (85°F) in July, the warmest month, and 12°C (54°F) in January. Its summers are drier than its winters, but the precipitation differences between the seasons are not as stark as in some of the nearby coastal cities of Italy and Spain.
  • Just 8km (5 miles) from the Mediterranean, Perpignan is a popular beach destination. Some well-known spots include Leucate Beach and La Franqui Beach which are great for water sports like surfing, Torreilles Beach which attracts visitors with impressive sand dunes, and Canet Beach which has the largest crowds. With a rental car, you can easily travel up or down the coast and explore the best that the Mediterranean shoreline has to offer.
  • La Gare de Perpignan, or Perpignan Train Station, is not only a public transit hub, but also a famous painting by Salvador Dalí. The Spanish surrealist created it shortly after experiencing a “cosmogonic ecstasy” when visiting Perpignan in 1963; he would later always refer to the station as the center of the universe. The original 3m x 4m painting is now on display in Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany, but Perpignan’s visitors can still see the train station itself. Fittingly, it is located at 1 Salvador Dalí Square. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Perpignan Cathedral. Also known as the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, the most famous building of Perpignan took nearly 200 years to build - the first stone was laid in 1324, but the cathedral was only finished in the early 16th Century. Built in the Catalan Gothic style and therefore similar to the famous churches of Barcelona, it is one of the symbols of Perpignan.
  • Palace of the Kings of Majorca. An impressive architectural complex, the fortified palace was built in the early 14th century. At the time, Perpignan had been recently made the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca and the building of the palace cemented its status as a center of power. In the 16th century, the palace suffered heavily during the Franco-Spanish wars, but was later restored to its former glory. Today, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and often serves as a venue for concerts and other cultural events.
  • The Aviation Museum. In 1976, a former French war pilot, Charles Notinger, purchased a large vineyard with a dream of turning it into an aviation museum. Now having been open for more than four decades, this small and interesting museum houses a number of French fighter jets as well as some civilian aircraft and different exhibits related to the aviation industry in France.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30km/h. Unlike for inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities and as of May 2019, the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110km/h, and 2 or 3-lane roads to 90km/h. When it is raining, the limits are respectively lowered to 110km/h, 100km/h, and 80km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50km/h during periods of heavy fog or other times of impaired visibility.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When you are driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2019, 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 begin with the letter A and you can recognize them by their red number sign. The price for using a toll road depends on the specific route, distance traveled, as well as the type of vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by credit card or with cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road that will indicate where you got on. Then you have to pay for the distance you have traveled upon exiting the road. 

Some rental cars are equipped with toll transponders that can be used at the automatic toll booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with transponders.

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

  • Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park. One of the largest protected areas in Southwestern France, this national park is the perfect place to escape the city. Made up of the Montagne Noire mountain range, deep gorges, and picturesque rivers, it is home to a large number of bird species and the mouflon wild sheep. Located 115km (70 miles) north of Perpignan, it can be reached in about 90 minutes.
  • Beziers. An idyllic French town, Beziers is split into two halves by the Canal du Midi. Built in the 17th century, it connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, and is one of the very few canals in the world that has a UNESCO World Heritage status. In Beziers, you can take a nice and long walk along the canal which will let you see much of the city. Beziers is also famous for its architecture, of which the Saint-Nazaire cathedral and the Saint-Jean-de Aureilhan tower are examples. Located 95km (59 miles) north of Perpignan, Beziers can be reached in about one hour.
  • Carcassonne. The city of Carcassonne is best known for its impressive fortifications. Known as Cité de Carcassonne, the fortified citadel was first built in the 3rd century during the Gallo-Roman period. It was later ruled by the Visigoths, Moors, and Franks, all of whom added new fortifications but left the initial structure intact. Located 115km (70 miles) northwest of Perpignan, Carcassonne can be reached in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Perpignan is the Opel Corsa, closely followed by the Citroen C4 and the Renault Clio. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and intermediate.

Further destinations

  • Catalonia. Rich in both nature and culture, Catalonia is one of the most interesting regions of Europe. From sparsely populated mountainous areas to scenic vineyards and from the beaches of Costa Brava to the architecture of Gaudi, Catalonia has something for every traveler. Barcelona, it’s largest city and capital, is just 195km (120 miles) south of Perpignan and can be reached in about two hours. Since you’d have to cross the border between France and Spain, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. If not, you can go by public transportation and pick up a rental car after arriving in Barcelona.
  • Andorra. Hidden high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, Andorra is one of Europe’s smallest countries. But that should not stop anyone from visiting, as its great skiing resorts, medieval villages, and stunning mountain scenery are more than enough reasons to go and see it if you’re nearby. Andorra la Vella, the country’s capital, is 170km (105 miles) from Perpignan and can be reached in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Like with Spain, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you crossing the border.
  • Marseille. France’s second largest city is located right in the heart of the French Mediterranean. You’ll find countless beautiful beaches to the east and west of Marseille, but the city itself also has plenty to offer including the old Vieux Port area, Marseille Cathedral and Longchamp Palace which houses some classy museums. After seeing Marseille, you can travel further to visit other famous destinations such as Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Located 318km (197 miles) east of Perpignan, Marseille can be reached in about 3 hours. 

Car Rental Prices in Perpignan

  • Station wagons - from $163 per day
  • Large cars - from $87 per day
  • Medium cars - from $128 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $202 per day
  • Small cars - from $70 per day
  • SUVs - from $52 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips and land a great rental car in Perpignan:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Perpignan is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 44% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting a vehicle in July.

Top 20 Cities near Perpignan

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $21.52 per day
    697.5 km / 433.4 miles away
  2. Lyon Car Rentals from $60.20 per day
    371.3 km / 230.7 miles away
  3. Nice Car Rentals from $41.14 per day
    366.8 km / 227.9 miles away
  4. Marseille Car Rentals from $33.29 per day
    205.6 km / 127.7 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $19.07 per day
    157.2 km / 97.7 miles away
  6. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $61.35 per day
    369.5 km / 229.6 miles away
  7. Nantes Car Rentals from $49.27 per day
    604.2 km / 375.4 miles away
  8. Lille Car Rentals from $31.45 per day
    870.0 km / 540.6 miles away
  9. Grenoble Car Rentals from $68.60 per day
    351.8 km / 218.6 miles away
  10. Montpellier Car Rentals from $60.45 per day
    128.9 km / 80.1 miles away
  11. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $62.33 per day
    743.8 km / 462.1 miles away
  12. Massy Car Rentals from $27.40 per day
    668.1 km / 415.1 miles away
  13. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $23.60 per day
    495.5 km / 307.9 miles away
  14. Bastia Car Rentals from $23.60 per day
    541.3 km / 336.4 miles away
  15. Beauvais Car Rentals from $20.50 per day
    748.8 km / 465.3 miles away
  16. Rennes Car Rentals from $30.35 per day
    692.9 km / 430.5 miles away
  17. Mulhouse Car Rentals from $39.90 per day
    651.0 km / 404.5 miles away
  18. Toulon Car Rentals from $53.50 per day
    252.8 km / 157.1 miles away
  19. Caen Car Rentals from $43.68 per day
    759.7 km / 472.1 miles away
  20. Metz Car Rentals from $48.26 per day
    741.0 km / 460.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Perpignan

  1. 5.0 km / 3.1 miles away
  2. 74.1 km / 46.1 miles away
  3. 76.3 km / 47.4 miles away
  4. 79.7 km / 49.5 miles away
  5. 129.6 km / 80.5 miles away
  6. 132.0 km / 82.0 miles away
  7. 154.0 km / 95.7 miles away
  8. 161.0 km / 100.1 miles away
  9. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $56.92 per day
    171.5 km / 106.6 miles away
  10. Rodez Airport Car Rentals from $47.46 per day
    192.9 km / 119.9 miles away
  11. 206.8 km / 128.5 miles away
  12. 214.2 km / 133.1 miles away
  13. 215.2 km / 133.7 miles away
  14. 240.8 km / 149.7 miles away
  15. Aurillac Airport Car Rentals from $76.46 per day
    246.8 km / 153.4 miles away
  16. 248.0 km / 154.1 miles away
  17. 253.0 km / 157.2 miles away
  18. 269.8 km / 167.6 miles away
  19. 278.6 km / 173.1 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Perpignan 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 Perpignan
$61.93
January
$72.43
February
$32.07
March
$29.12
April
$33.18
May
$54.53
June
$79.56
July
$62.69
August
$40.56
September
$33.35
October
$57.64
November
$48.45
December
The best month to rent a car in Perpignan is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $29.12). This is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $79.56 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Perpignan?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in April, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days in August, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Perpignan
8
January
7
February
8
March
9
April
7
May
9
June
6
July
5
August
8
September
6
October
7
November
6
December

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

While travelers visit Perpignan year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is November.
Perpignan Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
59%
January
54%
February
62%
March
82%
April
102%
May
76%
June
109%
July
111%
August
51%
September
82%
October
33%
November
378%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 3008 4 3 Large cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 5008 5 2 People Carriers / Vans
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 Small cars
Europcar Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Nissan Qashqai 5 2 Large cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Citroen C3
September 21, 2018
The whole of the Langudoc region has great interest and I recommend car hire to do your own discovering

Top 6 Suppliers for Perpignan in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33468613434
Avenue Maurice Bellonte
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+330468525052
Aeroport De La Llabanere, 66000 Perpignan
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330468610543
AEROPORT DE RIVESALTES
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+330468525052
Aeroport De La Llabanere, 66000 Perpignan
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330468610543
AEROPORT DE RIVESALTES
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+330468615897
Apt Perpignan Rivesaltes Av Maurice Bellonte

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