Lyon is a city of 520,000 inhabitants in the southeast of France and a good starting point for a trip by rental car. It lies at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. The city looks back on 2,000 years of history and its historical core has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Every year, numerous tourists enjoy the world-famous and multi-faceted gastronomy of the regional capital Lyon. Many of them arrive by plane and land at Saint Exupéry International Airport (IATA Code LYS). The airport is 22 km from Lyon and is connected to the city centre by a well-developed highway.
The ideal means of transport for a trip to Lyon and to explore the city is the rental car. Before you start your trip, you can rent one from us in the appropriate format and with all the desired details. On our portal you will find the offers of every car rental company represented at the airport and in the city. Thanks to the completed booking, the pickup is as fast as you can imagine and within a few minutes you are sitting in your rented car on your way to the city.
The old town, partly situated on a peninsula shows you France from its lovable side. You can only explore the narrow alleys on foot and must park your rental car on an access road. Well-preserved historic buildings offer small shops, stylish restaurants, street cafés and much more. The old town is an ideal starting point for your holidays.
The basilica on Mount Fourvière above the city can be seen from afar. You can park your rental car directly in front of it in a parking lot to view the magnificent interior. Next to the church is a museum and behind the basilica you can climb an observation tower. In good weather you focus on the snow-covered Alps, on the other side you look beyond Lyon into the Rhone valley.
With its 120 hectares, the urban park on the banks of the Rhone is the largest in France. Parking spaces for the rental car are available on Uferstraße. Inside the park, a varied backdrop awaits you, which offers many leisure activities, gastronomic highlights and relaxing peace and quiet as an option.
Search for the one-way option when renting if you want to use Lyon as a starting point for a tour of the Grande Nation. You pick up your car at the airport and drop it off at another airport. With this car rental option, you see more of the country of travel and remain flexible in keeping with the times.
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In addition to the highlights described above, the city also offers lots of places of interest and the rental car is your perfect companion. In view of the high number of visitors, you should take advantage of the price comparison offers in advance of your trip. We work with every car rental company based at Lyon Airport or in the city center. With us you do not only rent cheaply, but also book a rental car with individual accessories tailored to your needs. Below are some aspects you should consider when renting.
Rent a car at a reasonable price and get the fully comprehensive insurance without excess. This approach is recommended by independent experts because it creates planning security. In the event of an accident, a fully comprehensive policy without a deductible covers the entire damage, while in the case of an insurance policy with a deductible, you share in the costs. The low price advantage is cancelled out by the much higher deductible in the event of damage.
When checking our offers you will see that every rental car has a deposit . This amount will be blocked on your credit card by the car rental company at Lyon Airport. You can dispose of the sum again if the rental car is returned to the provider without damage. It is therefore essential to take a valid credit card with sufficient funds available.
Any car rental insurance will only cover an accident if the car is driven by a driver on the rental contract. If you want to give the car rental tax to an escort at times, this must be included in the contract by the car rental company at the airport. This process cannot be carried out when renting on our portal, because the landlord has to check the driving licence.
In France, the rules are largely the same as yours. Unlike in Germany, most highways have tolls and the police often check the houses for payment. With speeding or unauthorized parking you will have to reach deeper into your pocket than at home. From July 2018, the maximum speed for country roads will be 80 km/h.