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Cheap car hire in France

EconomyRM 242/day
CompactRM 267/day
IntermediateRM 438/day
Full-size SUVRM 420/day
PremiumRM 400/day
Passenger vanRM 693/day
Compact SUVRM 260/day
Intermediate SUVRM 439/day
Standard SUVRM 470/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in France

  • If you are bringing children with you to France, you must be aware of the child car seat rules. Children under the age of 10 must ride in a car seat or restraint. If they are under 13 kg (28 lbs.), they must be placed in a rear-facing seat in either the front passenger seat or one of the back seats. For children up 18 kg (39 lbs.), a child seat with a harness or protection tray is required. For children between 18 kg (39 lbs.) and 36 kg (79 lbs.), they must sit in a booster seat secured with an adult seatbelt.
  • The biggest advantage of renting a car in France is that it is an efficient and affordable way to travel. Having a car will allow you to do a road trip cross-country or to take the historic Route Napoléon in the Alpes-Maritimes.
  • When you drive on French roads, you will find several toll highways, also known as "autoroutes péages." These highways are marked by blue signs with the letter "A" before the number. You will need to collect a ticket when you enter the toll road and pay according to your distance traveled when you exit. The current cost is about €1 ($1.13) per 10 mi.
  • When it comes to renting the right car, it all depends on what sort of driving you intend to do on your French vacation. If you are heading down to the French Riviera, a convertible is ideal for cruising around in the sunshine, while if you are planning a family holiday in the Alps, a station wagon or a large sedan is suitable. If you are visiting Paris, then a city car or compact car is best; or if you opt for the countryside, four-wheel drives are perfect.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in France for RM 456 or less
  • Book your rental car in France at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in France are around 20% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in France

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

    On average a car hire in France costs RM 415 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in France?

    Standard (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in France.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in France?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Rentscape (RM 242/day), Alamo (RM 368/day) and keddy by Europcar (RM 439/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in France?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in France are Sixt (7.4, 129 reviews), Europcar (6.7, 70 reviews), and Hertz (6.7, 61 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in France?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in France?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in France are Marseille (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in France) and Nice (50%).

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

    On average a car hire in France costs RM 3,311 per week (RM 473 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in France?

    On average a car hire in France costs RM 14,191 per month (RM 473 per day).

  • What is driving like in France?

    Before you rent a car in France, you need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Seatbelts are mandatory, and the use of mobile phones (even with hands-free systems) when driving is prohibited. You must give way to traffic coming from the right if there is no road sign at a crossing.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in France?

    When you rent a car in France, you’ll have to be at least 21 years old, and you must have held a valid driving license for at least two years. For drivers under the age of 25, a daily surcharge will be added to your car rental. When you go to rent your car, you will need either an EU driver’s license or you can present your non-EU driver’s license if you have been in Europe for less than six months. You must also always carry a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance documents when you’re driving your rental car.

  • How much does petrol cost in France?

    You will find that the average price of petrol in France is around €1.57 ($1.78) per liter (around $6.43 per gallon). You will find a good selection of petrol stations in most cities, which usually stay open for 24h; however, petrol tends to be more expensive at stations along highways.

  • What are the speed limits in France?

    The speed limits on French roads are as follows: in urban areas and towns, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on national roads you can drive up to 90 km/h (56 mph). When you drive on dual carriageways or inner-city highways, the speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph). On highways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h (80 mph).

Car rental directory

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in France

    877 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in France

    688 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in France

    601 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in France

    513 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in France

    474 Locations

  • rentatcar

    Rent@Car car hire locations in France

    444 Locations

  • ada

    ADA car hire locations in France

    360 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in France

    353 Locations

  • ucarfrance

    UCAR car hire locations in France

    306 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in France

    239 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in France

    205 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in France

    184 Locations

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Average price

RM 473/day

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RM 456/day

When to book a rental car in France

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.