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Paris, France
3 Nov — 10 Nov
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From RM 137/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Most popular
Best rated
Cheapest deal
7.9 Good (110 reviews)
18 locations in Paris
Sixt
Locations in Paris
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre12 Sep 2021
Drop off was a disaster. Got to rental location about a half hour before appointed time. It was at 4:30 on a Saturday and they were closed. Not sure what to do, I returned to my hotel and with the assistance of the concierge called their help line to find out there was a drop garage near the office with a code to enter. This of course was not provided when I picked up the car. So, was finally able to drop the car after scrambling to figure out what to do.
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
Don’t take the electric vehicle option, unless you’re staying strictly in Paris or another major city.
3.9 Mediocre17 Aug 2021
Liked the simplicity but disliked the bad information from the pickup agent and the overcharge of €100 for the car.
3.9 Mediocre14 Aug 2021
The pickup experience was fine. The drop off location had only 2 spots for after-hrs drop off and there was no parking available on any of the nearby streets. Tried calling sixxt for more than 3 hrs and they would not pick up ( kept telling me they had a system fault on 13th Aug). Had no choice but to spend significant $ to park the car overnight in a garage. Next morning the staff was of no help to refund this expense.
1.9 Horrible8 Aug 2021
Pick up and drop off was awful with absolutely no instructions or details provided - just obscure addresses. Pick up led to an inside hallway to a broken elevator, with an intercom with person on other end completely unhelpful. Found way to walk into car exit only to find no one there at 8:20. Phone number on door was not answered. Waited another 10 minutes for attendant to arrive who was “cleaning cars” downstairs who said I should have called the #!! Then after hours drop off in Nice was complicated (must go across the street, go into underground parking garage and find a narrow spot open which took almost 45 minutes, and then bring key back to slot at street level, hidden in a hallway). All of this could be part of the email confirming the reservation but No o course nothing was noted. Car and price were fine but the lack of any details and service for pick up and drop off are very poor.
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2021
Great customer service at the rental office. Easy and fast process😀 Continuez comme ca! Thank you Camelia.
7.9 Good25 Jun 2021
Car rental was easy but I had to walk a few block and find the car in a parking garage. Its paris so it's not their fault. Service was good.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2021
Friendly staffWe had a flat tire while driving. We called the Sixt assistance number to inform them and they told us they could make a direct payment to the company who rescued us on the highway and changed the tire. But a couple of days later Sixt sent us an invoice asking to pay them for the costs incurred, with an additional 60 EUR for “transaction fees” that were never mentioned during the initial call. If Sixt had been transparent and told us about these additional costs, we would have paid the company who rescued us directly ourselves.
10.0 Excellent4 May 2021
Seamless process from pick up to drop off, thanks again team Sixt.
10.0 Excellent26 Jan 2021
Well informed, very pleasant and eager to help staff makes every visit stress free and pleasurable.
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From RM 214/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
8.2 Excellent (35 reviews)
18 locations in Paris
Europcar
Locations in Paris
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible22 Jul 2021
Downgraded without any compensation. Queued for almost an hour to get the car.
10.0 Excellent25 May 2020
Location for pick-up was very easy to find. Car was super. Value was unbelievable!
10.0 Excellent17 Feb 2020
good location, nice car, no queue
10.0 Excellent4 Feb 2020
Not busy location Car pick was close and convenient Car was fresh and cleanLower price
8.8 Excellent1 Aug 2019
The service, the carThe particular pickup/drop off location is a headache to get to
8.0 Excellent26 Mar 2019
Staff was very helpful and accommodating!I wish I had a smaller car for the rental. It's hard getting around France in a mid-size sedan!
3.6 Mediocre23 Mar 2019
The booking starts at 12:00 but the lunch break of the agency is from 12:00-14:00, everybody left for the two hour lunch break and I couldn't collect the car
5.6 Okay22 Feb 2017
The price was reasonable and there was no line for the pickup.The condition of the car was very poor and it appeared that every scratch was documented, forcing me to spend about 20 minutes surveying the car finding all the dents, scratches, stains. Unsatisfactory with over 34k kms
8.8 Excellent30 Jan 2017
Simple and practicalEverything was pretty easy. We paid at the agency when we picked up the car. Employees were nice and helpful. Really small car but super cute and enough for what we wanted to do.Not a big deal but it would have been nice to know that when returning the car there was a specific place to enter the parking lot (rental in Paris, France so quite confusing anyway). I ended up being pulled over by the police because I had not noticed the continuous line on the road (I was too focused on finding the parking lot). This is my mistake of course but an employee admitted that this happens quite often so I guess a warning or a small map could be useful :)
10.0 Excellent23 Jan 2017
Excellent service
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From RM 173/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
7.6 Good (57 reviews)
11 locations in Paris
Enterprise
Locations in Paris
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Staff were friendly.Car had a bit of an alignment problem, veered to the right. So I told the receptionist on return.
2.0 Mediocre15 Feb 2021
Having the category i purchased would have been better. Having staff that can give discounts, would have helped. Very bad experience
8.0 Excellent1 Sep 2020
Good
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2020
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2020
Very friendly staff!!!
9.2 Excellent29 Jun 2020
Renter beware: there is no up-front warrning about the cost of insurance, and the agents give a high-pressure sales pitch at pick-up, attempting to pressure the customer into taking a package that doubles the cost of the rental. Otherwise, everything was fine!
9.6 Excellent9 Jun 2020
A little delay at pickup that’s all.
4.8 Okay6 Jun 2020
I was told at the counter that I HAD TO subscribe to your insurance, thus increasing the rent fee from €120 to €200.
6.4 Good25 May 2020
The car itself was fine. It was just what we needed and the value was very good.The office was difficult to find. The website says its at the train station but once in the station, there are very few signs to direct you to the office. Also, the representative forgot to give us a ticket to get out of the garage so we left with the car and couldn't get out so my husband had to go back to the office and get the ticket.
2.4 Mediocre2 Jan 2020
There was no vehicle ready for pick-up. Waited a few hours for another customer to turn car in, and it was immediately rolled over to us. Had “standard” form to sign, vehicle unseen, plus additional security deposit. Went to vehicle and vehicle was filthy. Gas was was not quite full, key in ignition, and staff showed how to use GPS. Asked other questions about using, controls, etc. Fast forward, filled up with gas from nearby station, returned vehicle full to location instructed. Was a day earlier than reserved when dropped off - stuck in heavy traffic and missed closing time, but had instructions for after hours. Parked car in appropriate area, locked up, dropped key off in lock box, different floor. Next morning contacted about when car would be returned. They found car. Next they contacted because they couldn’t find the key. Found key. Then they contacted again looking for some secondary manual key that was supposedly inside the other key. They are attempting to trump up additional charges. Damage deposit still has not been refunded, and they have added high costs to the credit card used for vehicle. Dealing with this car rental place has been terrible right from the beginning. Situation is still under dispute and has not been settled.
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Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.2 Good (88 reviews)
12 locations in Paris
Dollar
Locations in Paris
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible13 Oct 2021
I did not know I needed an international driver's license until after booking so I sent an E-mail and asked about a cancelation with no reply. Not very good. Put money due to non disclosures.
8.0 Excellent20 May 2021
Staff at agency was very friendly and helpful. Car was available and in good shapePick-up and drop-off location not easy to find. Parking lot access not easy because of traffic restrictions
10.0 Excellent9 Mar 2021
Friendly and helpful indeed. This being a train station pickup of the car is always less straightforward than at airport or at some city location, but fine anyway.This was a very busy time of the year, therefore choice of car was limited, but in the end it worked perfectly.
2.0 Mediocre2 Mar 2021
NothingThe rental company should comply with the terms which i saw when booking on kayak. They added "their rules" and told me the conditions shown by Kayak does not apply to them.
5.2 Okay1 Jul 2020
It was not clear where the agency is (Dollar was in fact a Hertz agency without any indication). At the agency, rather than giving me a Renault Captur, they wanted to give me a micra. Clearly a different level of a car. Only after arguments and showing pictures of the cars in Google they were convinced to give me an upgrade rather than a downgrade. The return instructions led to a street with reconstructions. I had to circle the place to find the proper entry to the parking. The agency's phone is never picked up.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2020
They cheat and lie to you to get more money. Take a flix buss or a train. Their customer service is terrible and they will overcharge you using hidden fees.
2.0 Mediocre1 Feb 2020
Went to the address given to pick up the car and the rental storefront did not exist. No signs, none of the phone numbers on the confirmation email provided worked & no one local had any recollection of the rental agency being there or anywhere else in the area.. ended up wasting hours looking for the agency and trying to get in touch with someone. Had to book another car at an airport last minute & change a bunch of our travel plans. Total nightmare.
8.0 Excellent16 Nov 2019
The renting price was very good but the franchise and the insurance were crazy. 12000 euros for the franchise and about 30 euros for the insurance.
8.0 Excellent27 Oct 2019
There was no explanation of charges other than a deposit hold. I was charged an extra $400 at drop off!
7.6 Good25 Aug 2019
staff very friendly, but took me a moment to understand it was Hertz
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.2 Good (30 reviews)
12 locations in Paris
Thrifty
Locations in Paris
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent8 Nov 2019
The windshield was very very dirty.
2.0 Mediocre22 Sep 2019
Literally didn't even pick up the car due to a HUGE line, one person working the desk, and multiple complaints from people in front of us saying their reservation price wasn't being honored. Went next to door to a competitor.
6.0 Good9 Aug 2019
The car was confortable and staff at drop off very kindAvoid waiting for 2hours to pick up the car
2.0 Mediocre11 Jun 2019
Staff was very rude. The vehicle was not a proper 7 seat vehicle. Expecting a van but got a sedan with two kid seats in the trunk. Unable to fit 4 adults, 3 kids, 2 in car seats. Car completely useless for us. Nowhere to put luggage if we even fit in the seats. Charged €400 to upgrade to van.
4.4 Okay9 Jun 2019
Our car size was lost in translation and they tried to give us a smaller car than what we rented. We ended up having to pay $300 more to secure the size we needed.No bait and switch. I will be asking for a refund.
8.0 Excellent19 Mar 2019
Friendly staff.The ease of finding the location. The address leads to a huge area with bad signage.
5.2 Okay21 Oct 2018
No respect for reservation or priceThe car offered was very comfortable and good.The Paris agent was supremely arrogant despite our remaining polite throughout. She rejected the reserved car and price information completely despite being shown the contract and offered a deal at double the price, take it or leave it. She remained inflexible and simply threatened to close down if we persisted. Same approach on the car inspection; completely disinterested in my inspection, rejecting any change, complete with legendary Parisian disdain.
6.0 Good25 Aug 2018
Average rentalOK service - average vehicle but low mileage.and very functionalVehicle.delivered dirty. Tried to return at other agency... was.not possible, even for a.cost!
6.0 Good20 Jun 2018
pick up from hertz, over charged everythingsince the pick up was not from thrifty, hertz over charged us insanely, we paid twice the car rental price for insurance. twice!
8.8 Excellent23 May 2018
Romuald, the person who helped us when we picked up the car, was very nice and helpful. Merci!
From RM 229/dayRated no. 6
Budget
6.8 Good (44 reviews)
8 locations in Paris
Budget
Locations in Paris
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay4 Jan 2020
Not to close the pickup location without any notice and despite a confirmation on the pickup location!!
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct 2019
They refused to rent us a car
6.8 Good13 Aug 2019
I tried to return the car to the underground parking garage at night and thought it was closed as there was closed metal door. I returned the next morning only to discover this is the regular door and it opens. If they had mentioned this i would have returned the car on scheduled day.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Quick dropoffWe did not have any issues.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2019
Total Rip OffThe car was acceptableThe Allianz insurance i paid for via Kayak is not honored by Budget, so i had to spend another 60 euro for their coverage. After duly returning the car with 7/8 + tank full, i had to pay 20 euros to 'fill the tank'. The clerk said i could avoid that fee by taking the car out of the garage where i had to park it, level -6 at the porte Maillot garage, and find a gas station, a good 45 min round trip operation. So i will take my business elsewhere.
10.0 Excellent22 Oct 2018
excellent and friendly staffThe staff was terrific, friendly, helpful, funny and sympathiqueA little hard to find- was in parking garage and signage not fabulous
10.0 Excellent13 Sep 2018
Good Experience.Good Experience.Nothing.
10.0 Excellent24 Aug 2018
Na
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2018
it would be helpful to have a Budget sign on the street for the Return Location. I had to guess that I was entereing the correct garage because there is no sign
8.4 Excellent17 Aug 2018
The car, the fuel optionIndication About drop off location and time
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From RM 144/dayRated no. 7
Hertz
6.8 Good (37 reviews)
19 locations in Paris
Hertz
Locations in Paris
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible22 Jun 2021
I had to wait 2 hours to get my car because they don't have enough personnel. Upon return they don't have any body to do checkin. Then bill me 70 Euros for some supposed cleaning which I have no idea where it comes from.
8.0 Excellent30 Nov 2019
The hertz location was near by my place.
4.4 Okay12 Sep 2019
The pick up location was no longer in service, but I received no notification of the change. The new location was in central Paris making pickup/drop-off extremely challenging especially on a Sunday when most of the roads are closed. Staff was unhelpful and unapologetic for the inconvenience.
6.0 Good30 Aug 2019
This is at a gas station so, they are busy with other customers most of the time.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2019
This is the worst Hertz location I have ever been to. We waited in line to speak to an agent and as soon as we got to the front the person got up and walked away. Once we finally got an agent and ordered the car it took an additional 40 min to get the car to our location as it was in another garage?
3.6 Mediocre26 Aug 2018
Very dirty and smelly insidePickup and return was fastThe car was dirty inside and smelled really bad. I pointed it out at the pickup but was just brushed off. We had to leave and short on time, so I took the car anyways. It was not a pleasant drive though.
10.0 Excellent23 Aug 2018
Car in ParisIt was easy and most were helpful at getting us going!Not great signage to find the rental car location
10.0 Excellent15 Aug 2018
EverythingNothing
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2018
Smooth drop-off procedureHelpful staff at the drop-off location.All was fine with the service there
6.0 Good12 Jul 2018
Finding Hertz return location in Orly- Didn't take much time to drop off the car. We pulled the car over to the queue. The rental agent came to us in a minute, inspected the car, and said we were all done. He also showed us how to reach Terminal Sud, which we were flying out of. - Friendly behavior and helpful.- Better signage at the airport would have helped me find the rental location faster. The roads branched off and off and it wasn't easy to figure out which one would get me to Hertz drop-off.
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From RM 243/dayRated no. 8
Avis
6.2 Good (36 reviews)
12 locations in Paris
Avis
Locations in Paris
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 5.9
  • 5.5
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay14 Sep 2019
Clerk was not very helpful and try to charge my card for insurance which I had not accepted.
8.0 Excellent23 Apr 2019
The car was clean and easy to handle.
8.8 Excellent23 Apr 2019
Drop off location :(
8.0 Excellent21 Aug 2018
Dont rent child seatsClean new car Fast drip offDirty and unavailable child carseats, they had to borrow one from another agency !!! Although it was reserved ! Pick-up lengthy and slow service, had to sign up to avis preferred service as they advertised to skip the line, agent tried to hassle with me but showed her their ads to skip their long lengthy slow service line which is so annoying after a 16 hours flight
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2018
Piece of Cake and shocking upgradeGreat to be able to get vehicle right in downtown Paris and easy drive out of the city. The agent was fantastic although the fact that we are never quite sure what additional insurance we actually need was it's usual source of stress. We rented an economy car and ended up with a beautiful and surprisingly fuel efficient Mercedes AMG.We just don't love the whole last minute insurance pressure. Would be better if we researched better in advance. I think that we actually have enough coverage between our credit card and insurance from home.
4.4 Okay31 May 2018
They didn’t respect our reservationWe reserved an Opel vivero or similar and they wanted to give us a station wagoner ,so they cancel the reservation and asked us to pay twice more; and we lost three hours of our journey.
4.4 Okay4 Apr 2018
Lack of communication and customer care.Car was okThey did not give me any info about where or how to drop off the car in St Malo. I got into St Malo port where I was supposed to drop it off expecting to see some sign, office, or worker to drop it off to. I drove around the area and went inside to look and ask for some kind of directions. No one there, no instructions for people to drop off nothing. We then tried to call the number provided and nobody answered and said it was closed till 2 pm. So we tried to go to another Avis office only to find them closed as well. We went back there at 2pm to find out that there was a secured parking lot that you needed to have a code to get into that was unmarked. The lady at the Avis office was rude to us and told us it was our fault that we were late even though we were never given instructions on how to drop it off or given the security code to get into the unmarked parking lot. They said they were going to charge us for another day because at this point it was 2pm 2 hours past our 12 pm return. If they would have made it clear where drop off was or had someone there to provide info we would have had there at 1130 a half hour before scheduled drop off.
9.6 Excellent27 Mar 2018
The Avis employee working in Paris was great! Very friendly and had everything ready for us when we arrived.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2017
Overcharged for rentalPlease look into why I’m being overcharged and fix it.Please refund amount i was overcharged.
2.0 Mediocre18 Oct 2017
Even could not get a carOf course, nothing. We even could not get a car and a decent attitude.Dear Sir/Madam, Even though I have a confirmation number, she did not provide me a car. I have tried to call her, but instead of answering me, she did not make any explanation and put me on hold. I have tried to call several times and she put me on hold every time. It was very rude. I had a trip with my little brother which is planned weeks ago. At the end of the day, she ruined his dream. It is not acceptable. If I do not get a decent apology, I am going to mention about this issue in other platforms as well. No one has a such right that ruin a kid's dream and its company's reputation. Kind regards, Kenan Kaya
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Rated no. 9
Autoclick Rent A Car
8.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Paris
Autoclick Rent A Car
Locations in Paris
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Jan 2018
Great service and pricePicked up from CDG and also dropped back when dropping the car off. Staff spoke English, which was very helpful, and had no trouble with the car.The depot is a ten minute drive from CDG, so be sure to factor this in if catching a plane.
Rated no. 10
National
7.3 Good (3 reviews)
5 locations in Paris
National
Locations in Paris
  • 8.6
  • 6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2020
women checking us in was super friendly and the car was new and clean and comfortable
4.0 Okay16 Aug 2019
Staff was quite pleasant- The pickup location is in a building under construction. It is hard to find and if you make a mistake in there you probably will have an extremely stressful time getting to where you need to go - The car was smaller than expected and we had no room for our 3 hour drives.
From RM 165/dayRated no. 11
Alamo
7.3 Good (23 reviews)
4 locations in Paris
Alamo
Locations in Paris
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
7.2 Good5 Nov 2020
Car was not clean
9.6 Excellent27 Oct 2020
Everyone was very kind and helpful with both the pick-up and the drop-off.It was quite difficult to find the rental return location for the car. I had to drive around Gare de Lyon a few times before I was able to figure out where to go.
6.8 Good26 Jul 2020
There were not enough staff members even though it was a holiday weekend where rental activity would be higher. I still have not recevied a receipt for the final charges of my rental 2 weeks later after making multiple requests. The charge was higher than agreed in the contract and I do not know why since I do not have a receipt.
4.0 Okay16 Jul 2020
I was charged 40% more than the agreed price and discovered this only when checking my bank statement.
6.0 Good15 Jul 2020
Location in city centreWaiting time and cleanliness of the car
2.0 Mediocre2 Jun 2020
I am sure my trip would have been great if the rental agency had been opened at the time of my rental. I was not able to get a car. The location was closed and the customer service number was not picking up.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jan 2020
The car I reserved was not available
8.0 Excellent22 Feb 2019
Clean, new car and helpful staff in Paris. Very inexpensive.I reserved a standard and was given a minivan, which is substantially harder to manage on tiny French alleys and streets. On returning the car the passcode for the garage did not work, there were no attendants at the lot, and the only remaining spaces were so small I needed to exit through the back.
2.0 Mediocre16 Nov 2018
Incorrectly charged for an extra dayService was friendlyI was incorrectly charged for an extra day and I have no idea how to dispute the charges.
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2018
manager and staff was very helpful.directions to get to counter were not very helpful. once i got to gare du nord, the train station information desk also didn't provide accurate directions to the counter.
Sunnycars
47 locations in Paris
Sunnycars
Locations in Paris
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From RM 147/day
keddy by Europcar
22 locations in Paris
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Paris
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TravelCar
22 locations in Paris
TravelCar
Locations in Paris
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ADA
17 locations in Paris
ADA
Locations in Paris
Recent reviews
Virtuo
17 locations in Paris
Virtuo
Locations in Paris
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FLIZZR
16 locations in Paris
FLIZZR
Locations in Paris
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Rent@Car
15 locations in Paris
Rent@Car
Locations in Paris
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Absolute Car Rental
9 locations in Paris
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Paris
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Citer
9 locations in Paris
Citer
Locations in Paris
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Free2Move
9 locations in Paris
Free2Move
Locations in Paris
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UCAR
6 locations in Paris
UCAR
Locations in Paris
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24 Hour Rent A Car
5 locations in Paris
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Paris
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PEUGEOT
3 locations in Paris
PEUGEOT
Locations in Paris
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Renault rent a car
3 locations in Paris
Renault rent a car
Locations in Paris
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Rentscape
3 locations in Paris
Rentscape
Locations in Paris
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FRANCECARS
2 locations in Paris
FRANCECARS
Locations in Paris
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Goldcar Rental SP
2 locations in Paris
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Paris
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King Rent Exclusive Services
2 locations in Paris
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Paris
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Ofran Holiday Autos
2 locations in Paris
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Paris
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YourRent
2 locations in Paris
YourRent
Locations in Paris
Recent reviews
467 travellers who rented a car in Paris gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Paris

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

RM 218/day

Good deal

RM 176/day

When to book a rental car in Paris

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Paris

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Paris car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Paris.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Paris car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Paris

  • Planning on picking up a hire car upon landing in Paris? For flights landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport, you will be able to find hire car desks in Terminals 1, 2ACD, 2E, 2F, and 2G. If your flight lands at Orly Airport instead, then the hire car agencies will be found in Terminal Ouest.
  • Paris can be very difficult to navigate for drivers unfamiliar with the city; the large roundabouts and narrow one-way lanes are especially challenging. It is highly advised to stick to the outlying areas of the city if you are driving, as the main downtown areas can be quite congested and there is limited parking. However, one possible compromise is to park in an outer area and take public transportation into the central arrondissements (districts).
  • As work typically starts around 9 a.m. in Paris, morning rush hour lasts a bit later there in comparison to cities in North America. In general, morning rush hour lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and it is particularly bad for drivers heading into the city. Evening rush hour lasts from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with outbound traffic leaving Paris experiencing the worst of it.
  • Looking forward to visiting the Versailles Palace during your time in France? One great way to get there is to rent a car while you are vacationing in Paris. Versailles, Disneyland, and Fontainebleau are just some of the day trips that are easily reached via hire car from Paris.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Paris for RM 176 or less
  • Book your rental car in Paris at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Paris are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Paris

  • Some car rental companies in Paris which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Europcar and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Paris costs RM 218 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Paris are Sixt (7.9, 134 reviews), Enterprise (7.4, 67 reviews), and Hertz (7.3, 56 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Paris is RM 29.94 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 359 and RM 479, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Paris.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Orly airport include Sixt and Hertz.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Charles de Gaulle airport is Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Orly airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, INTERRENT, Firefly and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Charles de Gaulle airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, INTERRENT, Firefly and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Beauvais-Tille airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Firefly and keddy by Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Paris costs RM 221 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Paris costs RM 230 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Paris costs RM 643 per day, on average.

  • In Paris, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Paris Roissy Cdg Terminal2 E/F (24 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Paris costs RM 1,527 per week (RM 218 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Paris costs RM 6,543 per month (RM 218 per day).

  • Parisian streets certainly favor a smaller vehicle such as a sedan, coupe, or two-door vehicle, as many of the older streets are quite compact and narrow. Finding streetside parking would also be much more difficult in a larger vehicle.

  • For urban roads in Paris, the general speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) unless otherwise noted. Outside of the city, however, the speed limits will increase significantly with expressways posting speed limits up to 110 km/h (68 mph) and highways posting limits up to 130 km/h (80 mph). However, in adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, or fog, the legal speed limits on expressways and highways drop to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph), respectively.

  • Like many of the European nations, France has high taxes on petrol. For drivers in Paris, that means the average cost per gallon of petrol is around €4.80 ($5.50). It should also be noted that, when purchasing petrol in Paris, you will be purchasing it in liters, not gallons.

  • Parking in Paris is scarce and can be difficult for those not used to big city parking. In general, streetside parking and underground parking lots are the main options available. Parking costs are significantly more expensive in the central arrondissements, so for those who don’t mind taking the subway, parking in the outlying arrondissements is a good option. Travelers should also note that parking is free in most areas of the city on Sundays and at night.