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France Car Rental Mini Guide

France is an extremely popular tourist destination and many of its millions of visitors every year choose to hire a car so they can fully explore this magnficent country. Whether you are travelling on business or taking a romantic break in the beautiful city of Paris, we will have a hire car to suit your needs and budget. We have numerous locations to collect your hire car from in France including Paris CDG Airport, Paris, Nice Airport, Toulouse and Bordeaux.


Minimum Age Requirements for Car Hire in France

The minimum age to rent a car in France varies by rental agent. The minimum age to drive, generally in France is 18. Drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a young driver supplement. The amount varies amongst rental agencies. If you are under 25 and wishing to hire a car in France, the table below contains the information you need for many of the leading rental agents in France:

Car hire supplier
Avis 
Budget
Enterprise
Europcar
Firefly
Goldcar
Hertz
InterRent
Minimum age
21
21
21
22
19
21
21
18
Young driver supplement/day
(Under 25)
€32.50
€32.50
€32.10
€32.50
€30.00
€12.95
€30.94
€5.00

Most popular locations to collect car hire in France

Other popular airport locations in France


Cheapest car hire in France

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.42 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 115.00 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.24 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 120.73 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.85 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 125.00 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.74 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 131.24 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.73 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 138.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.73 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 138.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.25 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 141.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.25 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 141.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.58 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 151.10 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3 Aircross

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.42 EUR/day
Citroen C3 Aircross

7 Days rental at 156.99 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.28 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 163.02 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.28 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 163.02 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.81 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 180.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.81 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 180.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.81 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 180.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.81 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 180.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.81 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 180.72 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.35 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 184.51 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.83 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 138.85 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.25 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 141.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.25 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 141.75 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 149.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 149.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.56 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 150.92 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.18 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 155.30 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.18 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 155.30 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.18 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 155.30 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.95 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 363.67 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 51.95 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 363.67 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 53.73 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 376.16 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.32 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 380.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.32 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 380.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.32 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 380.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 58.74 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 411.19 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Scenic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Renault Scenic

7 Days rental at 205.20 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Scenic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Renault Scenic

7 Days rental at 205.20 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Scenic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Renault Scenic

7 Days rental at 205.20 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Scenic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Renault Scenic

7 Days rental at 205.20 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Scenic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Renault Scenic

7 Days rental at 205.20 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.67 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 235.71 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.68 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 235.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Kuga

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.89 EUR/day
Ford Kuga

7 Days rental at 237.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Kuga

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.89 EUR/day
Ford Kuga

7 Days rental at 237.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.02 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 252.14 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 47.46 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 332.22 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.13 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 259.94 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

DS 3 Crossback Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.04 EUR/day
DS 3 Crossback Electric

7 Days rental at 441.28 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model Y

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.40 EUR/day
Tesla Model Y

7 Days rental at 597.80 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 47.54 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 332.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.14 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 288.00 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 35.77 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 250.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

DS 3 Crossback Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.22 EUR/day
DS 3 Crossback Electric

7 Days rental at 344.56 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 5 Series Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.99 EUR/day
BMW 5 Series Hybrid

7 Days rental at 601.99 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X5 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 143.99 EUR/day
BMW X5 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1007.94 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 5 Series Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 160.99 EUR/day
BMW 5 Series Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1126.94 EUR from 18/04/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 5 Series Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 77.99 EUR/day
BMW 5 Series Hybrid

7 Days rental at 545.95 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X5 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 142.98 EUR/day
BMW X5 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1000.90 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 5 Series Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 103.85 EUR/day
BMW 5 Series Hybrid

7 Days rental at 726.96 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X5 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 173.84 EUR/day
BMW X5 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1216.93 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X5 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 173.84 EUR/day
BMW X5 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1216.93 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X5 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.56 EUR/day
BMW X5 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1340.92 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in France

  • Drive on the right in France, the steering wheel is always on the left in a rental car
  • You must carry a breathalyzer in the car at all times in France, rental cars are provided with one, if you use it you must replace it
  • There are 15 car rental agents operating in France and the average car hire waiting time is just 18 minutes
  • If you're driving through France you can travel without stopping on French motorways with an Emovis Tag.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in France

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.84/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in France

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 National
75
8.0/10
3,496
€ 32.85
€ 33.00
€ 40.03
€ 42.62
 Enterprise
149
7.7/10
32,842
€ 17.24
€ 30.00
€ 36.39
€ 38.75
 Key n go
4
7.6/10
107
€ 32.57
€ 40.75
 Sixt
149
7.6/10
129,636
€ 19.73
€ 26.35
€ 33.68
€ 48.25
 Europcar
330
7.4/10
404,440
€ 24.73
€ 25.81
€ 29.31
€ 29.48
 Keddy by europcar
153
7.3/10
46,737
€ 23.48
€ 23.36
€ 48.17
 Budget
71
7.3/10
46,938
€ 16.42
€ 37.28
€ 51.43
€ 95.59
 Alamo
77
7.3/10
23,654
€ 35.65
€ 22.42
€ 40.96
€ 38.36
 Avis
352
7.1/10
162,713
€ 20.25
€ 23.28
€ 36.43
€ 48.00
 Dollar
56
7.0/10
4,662
€ 34.14
€ 41.37
€ 57.00
 Thrifty
67
6.9/10
9,612
€ 36.02
€ 41.37
€ 57.60
 Hertz
265
6.8/10
184,964
€ 24.14
€ 30.97
€ 33.89
€ 71.41
 Goldcar
4
6.1/10
821
€ 30.44
€ 42.50
 Rentscape
14
5.7/10
2,469
€ 29.38
€ 31.49
€ 33.67
€ 39.11

Car rental agent statistics in France

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • 3.6/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    THRIFTY
  • 1,053,091
    Total number of reviews in
    France
  • 310
    Most Locations in France:
    AVIS
  • 19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 20
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in France

ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 58
March€ 52
April€ 54
May€ 51
June€ 56
July€ 85
August€ 78
September€ 58
October€ 54
November€ 53
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 51
March€ 46
April€ 44
May€ 42
June€ 46
July€ 68
August€ 64
September€ 48
October€ 47
November€ 46
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 88
February€ 101
March€ 87
April€ 101
May€ 92
June€ 97
July€ 131
August€ 117
September€ 108
October€ 91
November€ 92
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 74
March€ 67
April€ 71
May€ 69
June€ 72
July€ 118
August€ 106
September€ 88
October€ 79
November€ 80
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 101
March€ 90
April€ 106
May€ 106
June€ 92
July€ 144
August€ 114
September€ 88
October€ 92
November€ 81
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 38
February€ 42
March€ 38
April€ 35
May€ 36
June€ 39
July€ 57
August€ 54
September€ 40
October€ 39
November€ 39
December€ 44
ItemPercent
January€ 77
February€ 86
March€ 76
April€ 83
May€ 80
June€ 83
July€ 132
August€ 115
September€ 85
October€ 80
November€ 77
December€ 87
ItemPercent
January€ 65
February€ 65
March€ 58
April€ 62
May€ 62
June€ 67
July€ 108
August€ 113
September€ 75
October€ 67
November€ 74
December€ 69

Select category to see average car hire prices in France

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in France

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2022

€ 1.77

€ 1.82

Mar , 2022

€ 2.15

€ 1.99

Apr , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.75

May , 2022

€ 1.91

€ 1.92

Jun , 2022

€ 2.03

€ 2.12

Jul , 2022

€ 2.06

€ 2.03

Aug , 2022

€ 1.88

€ 1.81

Sep , 2022

€ 1.78

€ 1.54

Oct , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.52

Nov , 2022

€ 1.83

€ 1.62

Dec , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.70

Jan , 2023

€ 1.90

€ 1.84

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2023 1.90 1.84
Dec , 2022 1.82 1.70
Nov , 2022 1.83 1.62
Oct , 2022 1.70 1.52
Sep , 2022 1.78 1.54
Aug , 2022 1.88 1.81
Jul , 2022 2.06 2.03
Jun , 2022 2.03 2.12
May , 2022 1.91 1.92
Apr , 2022 1.86 1.75
Mar , 2022 2.15 1.99
Feb , 2022 1.77 1.82

Car rental price statistics in France

  • € 114.94
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 575.49
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Focus Estate
  • 17,339
    Total cars available
     
  • 1,211
    Most popular model:
    Fiat 500
  • 188
    Location with most cars:
    Bordeaux - Airport - Merignac
  • € 16.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Corsica - Airport - Bastia

FAQs about car hire in France

How much does it cost to hire a car in France?

Car hire in France starts from just €16.40 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in France is just €68.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in France is a Ford Focus Estate car for a (compact) class from Avis costing €575.50 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in France?

We often have special offers on car hire in France including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in France?

Car hire prices in France are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 605 car hire locations and 124,567 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in France.

Who is the best car hire company in France?

Based on over 1,053,091 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in France Is Avis who score on average 7.1/10 across all locations in France.

What is the most popular car hire location in France?

The most popular locations to hire a car in France is Bordeaux - Airport - Merignac with 13 car hire companies and 188 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in France?

Current fuel prices in France are €1.835/ltr for petrol and €1.899/ltr for diesel as of 9 January 2023, it’ll cost on average €73 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €76 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in France?

Speed limits in France are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 50-90 km/h on rural roads and 110-130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in France?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in France offering a (mini) class car such as the Toyota Aygo for as little as €114.80 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in France?

The most popular car hire category in France is the Fiat 500 available from 9 car hire companies in over 545 locations.

Do you need to hire a car in France?

 
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world and it welcomes millions of visitors every year. Hiring a car in France is the cheapest and most convenient way to get around and see its superb attractions and sights of interest. Rhino does not believe in hidden charges or adding on extras at the end, so the price we quote you is the price you pay.

Our rates include insurance, taxes, airport fees, collision damage waiver and theft waiver. We also include unlmited mileage so you can drive around freely all over France without worrying about any penalties or extra cost. If you're travelling on a tight budget and want cheap car hire we have some great models in our economy range to choose from including the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 107.

Other Car Hire Locations in France

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Car Hire Lyon
€13.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €13.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.3 per day
Car Hire Marseille
€20.2
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €23.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €31.4 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €20.2 per day
Car Hire Paris
€13.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €13.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.3 per day
Car Hire Toulouse
€20.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €20.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €27.3 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €23.6 per day