Cheapest car hire in France

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.

France car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in France

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    50-90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    110-130km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.33/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.9/10)

Richard

UK

4/10
Rental car serv

Rental car served its purpose but I was expecting a newer model.

20/10/2019
David Green

 

4/10
It would be nic

It would be nice to get the car you want and not a simalar one.

22/07/2019
Felix

UK

4/10
Quick and simpl

Quick and simple to book, prices seem quite reasonable. Not too impressed with the fuel tank policy though, why would I want a full tank of fuel for only 2 days rental? Seriously, that is stupid.

23/02/2019

Compare car rental agents in France

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
136
8.2/10
39,722
€ 21.09
€ 23.56
€ 25.71
€ 26.22
 Alamo
73
8.0/10
32,253
€ 24.30
€ 23.89
€ 25.45
€ 29.48
 Sixt
143
7.8/10
59,643
€ 19.02
€ 22.08
€ 28.25
€ 35.10
 Keddy by europcar
145
7.6/10
70,050
€ 16.47
€ 18.93
 Europcar
318
7.5/10
301,818
€ 17.67
€ 19.85
€ 30.80
€ 45.50
 Avis
332
7.4/10
100,941
€ 19.96
€ 24.51
€ 31.44
€ 56.99
 Budget
68
7.4/10
27,868
€ 19.01
€ 26.37
€ 29.54
€ 56.17
 Hertz
302
7.4/10
151,852
€ 18.56
€ 21.71
€ 32.39
€ 46.00
 Thrifty
81
7.4/10
39,819
€ 20.04
€ 24.28
€ 33.57
€ 47.85
 Dollar
68
6.9/10
13,102
€ 20.04
€ 24.54
€ 40.68
 Goldcar
4
6.5/10
1,008
€ 10.68
€ 17.16
 Rentscape
9
6.4/10
887
€ 22.68
€ 26.20
€ 122.07
€ 179.50
 Rhodium
4
6.2/10
161
€ 13.47
€ 21.19
 Interrent
4
5.7/10
423
€ 11.30
€ 19.45
 Ada
193
4.1/10
1,810
€ 40.73
€ 53.43
€ 62.35

Car rental agent statistics in France

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ENTERPRISE
  • 4.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ADA
  • 841,486
    Total number of reviews in
    France
  • 302
    Most Locations in France:
    AVIS
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 19
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in France

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

Fuel prices in France

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.21 1.33
Aug , 2020 1.25 1.34
Jul , 2020 1.27 1.35
Jun , 2020 1.25 1.34
May , 2020 1.20 1.28
Apr , 2020 1.21 1.25
Mar , 2020 1.26 1.31
Feb , 2020 1.42 1.48
Jan , 2020 1.47 1.52
Dec , 2019 1.49 1.52
Nov , 2019 1.45 1.50
Oct , 2019 1.44 1.49

Car rental price statistics in France

  • € 74.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 986.12
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 16,080
    Total cars available
     
  • 906
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 2008
  • 171
    Location with most cars:
    Bordeaux - Airport - Merignac
  • € 10.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GOLDCAR - Toulouse - Blagnac Airport

FAQs about car hire in France

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

Car hire in France starts from just €10.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Goldcar. The average price to hire a car in France is just €44.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in France is a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible car for a (compact) class from Rentscape costing €986.10 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 17 car hire companies across the country. With over 740 car hire locations and 90,929 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in France.

Who is the best car hire company in France?

Based on over 841,486 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in France Is Avis who score on average 7.4/10 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 14 car hire companies and 171 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in France?

Current fuel prices in France are €1.33/ltr for petrol and €1.21/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €53 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €48 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?

Goldcar is the cheapest car hire company in France offering a (mini) class car such as the Peugeot 108 for as little as €74.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in France?

The most popular car hire category in France is the Renault Captur available from 7 car hire companies in over 536 locations.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in France

Other popular airport locations in France

Which is the best car hire agent in France?

Over the last 6 months real customers have provided feedback on our rental agents in France and the results are in.
  • Enterprise – 8.7/10 (250+ reviews)
  • Alamo – 8.6/10 (100+ reviews)
  • Sixt – 8.3/10 (100+reviews)
  • Hertz – 8.1/10 (250+ reviews)
  • Europcar – 7.7/10 (100+ reviews)
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, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

We compare prices from all the main suppliers such as Avis, Europcar and Sixt to find you the best deal and price. If you need any help when making a booking or have any questions, we have a knowledgeable customer services team on hand to help.

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

Car hire in France by Region

car hire france by region

Alsace

Alsace is one of the smallest regions of France and is close to the border with Switzerland. Remarkably it has the only airport in the world which serves three different countries at the same time, Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg airport.

Aquitaine

Aquitaine is a region in the south west of France which has borders with the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Pyrenees Mountains. Within Aquitaine there are numerous departments including Dordogne, Landes and Gironde. See them all with car hire Aquitaine.

Auvergne

Auvergne is situated in the centre of France. It is part of the prefecture of Clermont Ferrand and has various departments including Allier, Haute Loire and Puy-de-Dome. The region contains many dormant volcanoes.

Basse Normandie

Basse Normandie has been known as Lower Normandy since 1956 when the region was divided in two. Located in the north of France it overlooks the Channel between England and France.

Brittany

Brittany is located in the north of France and was previously both a Kingdom and a Duchy. As one of the six Celtic nations and given its proximity to the United Kingdom across the Channel, it is no wonder that Brittany is often called Little Britain.

Burgundy

Burgundy is a large region more or less in the centre of France. It is famous for its wine production. Both red and white wines are made there. Auxerre is one of the main cities within the Burgundy region which it part of the Dijon prefecture.

Centre

The Centre region of France is, unsurprisingly, in the middle of the country. The largest city in the region is Tours and the Centre region also forms around the Loire Valley. See it all with car hire Centre.

Corsica

Corsica is one of the regions of France so we offer car hire Corsica from this idyllic Mediterranean island. Corsica is the birthplace of the general Napoleon so it is interesting to visit and see his ancestral home.

Haute Normandy

Haute Normandy or Upper Normandy is the location of an important France port Le Havre. It also contains the Seine Maritime department. Car hire is a good way to travel as the weather can be windy.

Ile-de-France

Ile-de-France is a northern central region of France. It most famously contains Paris, a great and romantic city. Aside from the City of Light, Ile-de-France is one of the richest and most populated parts of Europe.

Languedoc-Rousillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is a historical region of France in which the main languages used to be Catalan and Occitan. Languedoc-Roussillon is in the south of France and has a Mediterranean coastline.

Limousin

Limousin is a rural region in the centre of France which is known for producing some of the best beef in the country. Limousin experiences hot summers and cold winters so car hire Limousin keeps you comfortable.

Lorraine

Lorraine is a region in the north east of France which contains the cities of Metz and Nancy. We also have cars for hire at Lorraine airport. It contains departments including Meuse, Moselle and Vosges.

Midi-Pyrenees

Midi-Pyrenees is one of the largest regions in France and as its name suggests it borders the Pyrenees Mountains at the boundary with Spain. Like Pays de la Loire it is an artificially created region.

Monaco

Monaco is an independent municipality within France. Monaco is the name of the country and the only city within the principality. It hosts the Monaco Grand Prix and has a reputation for being a playground of the rich and famous.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is one of the French regions. It is right at the northernmost tip of France at the border with Belgium so if you want to make a cross border journey with car hire Nord-Pas-de-Calais just let us know.

Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the 26 regions of France and it was created relatively recently in the 20th century. As such it is part of some historical regions like Anjou and Maine.

Picardy

Picardy is located in the north of France. It is made up of the departments of Oise Aisne and the Somme. The latter is where one of the bloodiest battles of World War One was fought in France. Many veterans rent car hire Picardy to reconnect with their past.

Poitou-Charentes

Located in the centre west region of France, Poitou Charentes has the city of Poitiers at it capital. Some of the departments are Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux Sevres and Vienne.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is in the south east of France and has borders with the Mediterranean Sea. This is an exceptionally beautiful part of France and with car hire Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur you can see the French Riviera or drive to the nearby Alps Mountains.

Rhone-Alpes

The Rhone Alpes region is defined by the large River Rhone and the Alps Mountains which create the eastern border of France with Switzerland and Italy. Rhone Alpes is in the south east of France and its capital Lyon is the second largest city of France.

France Mini Guide

It is estimated that almost 90 million people visited France in 2018 alone. Some of the most famous attractions within Europe are located within France such as Mont St Michael, the Eiffel Tower, and the many stunning examples of mediaeval and renaissance castles in the Loire Valley.

France is also a gifted with some of the best skiing on the globe in the Alps and with some of the finest beaches along the French Riviera and the Cote d'Azur. It's easy to see that this diversity has been a major influence upon the success of France as a tourist destination; no other European nation seems to offer such an array of world-class vacation options in a single package.

To the south lays the Mediterranean Sea, which defines the French Riviera along with the small principality of Monaco. In the West can be found at the Atlantic coastline and to the north the English Channel meaning France is water locked on three of its four sides. The low lands of France had been formed by four river basins, the River Garonne and the River Loire flow west, and the River Seine in the North, with the River Rhône flowing down from Lake Geneva into the Mediterranean Sea.

In many ways France is a country defined by water, its major industry and agriculture has been shaped by these rivers and the coast line. There are several key areas or provinces within France, each of which seems to exhibit a character all of its own. Dordogne in the South West is famed for its medieval towns and castles, and it also contains some of the most prolific prehistoric park to be found anywhere on the globe. Provence is one of the major tourist destinations within France, benefiting from an excellent all-round climate.

Normandy is often named the garden of France, the landscape features opencast is picturesque villages, along with impressive examples of Renaissance architecture. Brittany is steeped in myths and legend, predominantly spread along the coastline featuring cliff tops and hidden coves, Brittany leaves an impression of ruggedness and long history.

Of course we cannot speak about France without speaking about Paris. The capital of France often named the City of Light; it sits upon by the shores of the River Seine and provides a fascinating glimpse into French culture. Originally constructed by the Romans it was redeveloped by Clovis of the Franks into something similar to the Paris we see today. Paris receives more than 30 million tourists each year, attracted by Paris's reputation as a city full of art, romance and sophistication. In 1889 the Eiffel Tower was constructed to the universal exhibition, and to this day remains one of the most visited attractions in Paris.

There are two more equally spectacular sights that every visitor to Paris should not miss, these being the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame Cathedral. These three landmarks define the shape of tourism within Paris and form a trinity of unique architectural constructions unlike anything else to be found in the world. Using out new cross border booking engine, you can now drop off at Germany, Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland.

All car hire locations in France

  • Abbeville
  • Agen
  • Agen Airport
  • Deauville Airport
  • Aix en Provence
  • Ajaccio
  • Ajaccio Airport
  • Albertville
  • Amboise
  • Amiens
  • Angers Train Station
  • Angouleme Airport
  • Annecy
  • Annemasse
  • Antibes
  • Auxerre
  • Avignon
  • Avignon Airport
  • Bastia (Corsica)
  • Bastia Airport (Corsica)
  • Beauvais Airport
  • Bergerac
  • Bergerac Airport
  • Beziers
  • Biarritz
  • Bonifacio
  • Bordeaux Airport
  • Bordeaux
  • Bourg Saint Maurice
  • Brest
  • Brest Airport
  • Briancon
  • Brive
  • Brive Airport
  • Caen
  • Caen Airport
  • Cahors
  • Calais
  • Calvi
  • Cannes
  • Cannes Airport
  • Carcassonne
  • Chambery
  • Chamonix
  • Chaumont
  • Cherbourg
  • Cherbourg Airport
  • Clermont Ferrand Airport
  • Corsica
  • Lorient Airport
  • Dieppe
  • Digne
  • Dijon
  • Figari Airport
  • Grenoble
  • La Rochelle
  • Le Havre
  • Le Mans
  • Lille
  • Lille Airport
  • Limoges
  • Lourdes Tarbes Airport
  • Lyon
  • Lyon Airport
  • Marseille
  • Marseille Airport
  • Meribel
  • Monaco
  • Montpellier
  • Montpellier Airport
  • Mulhouse
  • Mulhouse Airport
  • Nantes
  • Nantes Airpor
  • Nice
  • Nice Airport
  • Nimes
  • Nimes Airport
  • Niort Train Station
  • OrangeExpand
  • Paris
  • Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Paris Airport
  • Paris Orly Airport
  • Pau
  • Perpignan Airport
  • Poitiers
  • Poitiers Airport
  • Poitiers Train station
  • Quimper
  • Reims
  • Rennes
  • Rennes Airport
  • Rodez Airport
  • Saint Malo
  • Saint Malo Airport
  • Strasbourg
  • Toulon
  • Toulon Airport
  • Toulouse
  • Toulouse Airport
  • Toulouse Train Station
  • Tours
  • Tours Airport
  • Versailles

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.

Fuel Prices in France

  • Price of petrol in France in September

    € 1.33/Ltr

    ($ 1.63/Ltr | 1.33/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in France in September

    € 1.21/Ltr

    ($ 1.48/Ltr | 1.21/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in France in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 53.20  ($ 65.15) | € 48.40  ($ 59.27)
Compact € 53.20  ($ 65.15) | € 48.40  ($ 59.27)
Full Size € 66.50  ($ 81.43) | € 60.50  ($ 74.09)
SUV € 79.80  ($ 97.72) | € 72.60  ($ 88.90)
Carrier € 93.10  ($ 114.01) | € 84.70  ($ 103.72)

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