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Automatic Car Rental in France

Whether you are used to driving an automatic at home or visiting France the UK or any other left hand drive country, hiring an automatic rental car in France is a great option and widely available. All of France's leading car hire companies such as Budget, Enterprise and Thrifty recognise the importance of the automatic car hire market and have a wide range of automatic rental cars available. From compact automatic hire cars like the Renault Megane to 7 seaters like the Renault Scenic, the SUV Renault Captur or Peugeot partner offering 9 searter automatic car hire in France, find the cheapest price by comparing all the latest deals and offers.

The most popular automatic car rental agents in France:

  • Alamo (7.8/10 - 1,000+ reviews)
  • Avis (8.1/10 - 500+ reviews)
  • Budget (7.8/10 - 1000+ reviews)
  • Europcar (7.5/10 - 2,000+ reviews)
  • Firefly (7.2/10 - 500+ reviews)
  • Hertz (8.4/10 - 1500+ reviews)
  • InterRent (7.4/10 - 500+ reviews)
  • Thrifty (8.1/10 - 1,000+ reviews)
  • Sixt (9.2/10 - 1500+ reviews)
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Can I rent an automatic car in France?

Provided you have a valid driving license (international driving license may be required), a credit card in the name of the main driver with enough available funds to cover the rental deposit and are over the age of 25 you will be able to hire an automatic car in France. Drivers under the age of 25 may still be able to hire an automatic in France, however will be subject to the standard car hire young driver fee. The car hire deposit on an automatic may be higher than a manual car so always check in advance.

Most popular automatic hire cars in France

  • VW Polo Automatic (5 suppliers)
  • Renault Clio Automatic (14 suppliers)
  • Audi A3 Automatic (3 suppliers)
  • VW Touran Automatic (9 suppliers)
  • Peugeot 3008 (13 suppliers)
  • BMW 5 Series Automatic (6 suppliers)
  • Renault Scenic Automatic (13 suppliers)
  • Renault Traffic Automatic (12 suppliers)
You'll find that most automatic hire cars in France are from Renault and Peugeot, France's most popular car makers. Car hire companies are able to purchase these cars are discounted rates compared to other makes and have more models on their fleets than any other makes. You'll find more automatic hire cars in France from Renault and Peugeot than all other models combined.
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Why is automatic car hire in France so expensive?

  • Automatic cars are more expensive for the rental companies to buy
  • Fewer automatic cars are on rental company fleets, less competition means to higher prices
  • Small / economy hire cars are rarely offered with automatic gearboxes meaning the smallest (cheapest) car is often a compact class or higher which are more expensive
  • Not all rental companies have automatic rental cars in France
  • Premium / luxury cars are often automatic as standard but cost more to rent regardless
When comparing the cost of automatic car hire in France to a manual car it's easy to conclude that automatic car hire in France is expensive. However there are many reasons why hiring an automatic car in France is more expensive