Rental Car Paris

Rental car Paris from 10 $ per day

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Current offers in Paris

e.g. Fiat Panda or the like
Fiat Panda
from 14 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Fiat 500
from 20 $/day
  • Directly available
Fiat Panda
from 14 $/day
  • Without excess
Ford Ka
from 18 $/day
e.g. Ford Focus or the like
Ford Focus
from 20 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Ford Focus
from 25 $/day
  • Directly available
Ford Focus
from 20 $/day
  • Without excess
Ford Focus
from 25 $/day
Further vehicle classes
e.g. Opel Insignia or the like
Opel Insignia
from 24 $/day
Station Wagon / Minivan
e.g. Ford C-Max or the like
Ford C-Max
from 27 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Renault Grand Scenic 5+2 or the like
Renault Grand Scenic 5+2
from 29 $/day
9 seater
e.g. N4 OPEL VIVARO or the like
from 53 $/day
Off-road vehicle (SUV)
e.g. Peugeot Partner or the like
Peugeot Partner
from 26 $/day
Luxury Car
e.g. Ford kuga or the like
Ford kuga
from 27 $/day
e.g. OPEL COMBO or the like
from 23 $/day

Explore Paris driving around in a rental car

Traffic in Paris

Explore Paris

Paris, the metropolis on the Seine, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc of Triumph and the Obelisk of Luxor are just a few of the top attractions that almost every holidaymaker visits. But Paris has much more to offer than just the 'hotspots.' Anyone who wants to get as much as possible out of their stay in the city of love should definitely opt for hiring a rental car. On Driveboo, you can compare car rental deals in and around Paris, select the car that best suits your needs, book it conveniently online and save lots of time.

Where can I rent a car for my Paris trip?

Those who do not travel by train will probably start their city trip at one of the following airports:

Airport IATA Code Distance to the city centre
Le Bourget LBG 14.9 km
Paris-Orly ORY 15.6 km
Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle CDG 24.8 km

At the airport, you will benefit from multilingual staff, which is especially useful if you do not speak French yourself. Choose a comfortable compact car, a well-stocked mid-size car, a luxury car or even a family van and embark on an exciting tour around the city of love.

But beware! If you have not yet booked your flight, it is worth comparing the car rental offers at each of the above-mentioned airports, as the car rental companies at the airports tend to have different prices.

Do I need an international driver's license to drive in Paris?

No - if you have a driver's license from an EU member state, you do not need an international driver's license.

What are the traffic regulations in Paris?

Speed violations in France can result in unpleasant fines, so you should be sure to stick to the maximum speed limits listed below:

Vehicle type Urban areas Outside urban areas Expressways Highways
Motorcycles, cars, carts and motorhomes up to 3.5 t 50 km/h 90 km/h 110 km/h 130 km/h
Motorhomes over 3.5 t 50 km/h 80 km/h 100 km/h 110 km/h

Tolls in and around Paris

Most French motorways are subject to a toll, so it is advisable to plan your trip in advance if you want to go outside of Paris with your rental car. In most cases, the toll is either payable when driving onto the highway or a ticket must be drawn to pay the fee when leaving.

What road signs should I know before driving a rental car in Paris?

If you are not proficient in French, it is advisable to memorise some traffic signs before starting your journey. The most important traffic signs are listed below:

French English
Toutes Directions All directions
Rappel Reminder (mostly at speed limits)
Centre Ville Direction city centre
Passage interdit Do not pass
Ralentir Drive slowly
Serrez a droite Stay on the right
Déviation Detour
Vous n'avez pas la priorité No right of way
Fin d'interdiction de dépasser End of overtaking ban

Where can I park my rental car in Paris?

Signpost in Paris

Travelling with a rental car in Paris is not rocket science. A wide range of car parks, where you can park your rental car from just one euro per hour, makes it easy for you to get to most of the beautiful sights in the city. However, if you are in the suburbs and cannot find a parking garage, then it is advisable to pay attention to the lane markings, which tell you whether or not you can park your car there. A general stopping ban applies under bridges and in tunnels or underpasses.

Color of lane marking Meaning of lane marking
Blue Limited or free parking with parking disc allowed
Yellow dashed No-parking zone
Yellow Holding and parking ban

Explore Paris and the surrounding area with your rental car

A single day in Paris is nowhere near enough time to see all the most beautiful parts of the city—even a single visit to the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre takes hours. In addition, there is so much to discover in various parts of the city and the surrounding area that, ideally, you should spend several days in and around Paris. The best way to explore all the sights of the city on your own is to hire a rental car in order to not to have to adapt to the pace of guided tours and to plan your trip the way you want it.

These highlights should be on your list during a first visit to Paris:

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Louvre
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cour (Montmartre)
Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris

Arc de Triomphe Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Anyone who has ever been to Paris and already knows the top attractions of the city may be interested in getting to know the lesser known, but equally interesting, places around the city. Take in the small Eugene Delacroix Museum, housed in an apartment where the artist was artistically active until his death, visit one of the largest European contemporary art exhibitions in the Palais de Tokyo or go to the market hall known as Le Carreau du Temple and follow in the footsteps of the Knights Templar.

Rental car Paris: the most beautiful destinations

So, you already know the Parisian Catacombs and have done a night boat trip on the Seine? Then you should take your rental car for a trip outside of the city. A must-visit place is, of course, the Palace of Versailles and—if you are not afraid of a long drive—even a day trip to Mont Saint-Michel, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Wadden Sea of Normandy. Those who plan to holiday in Paris with children can also take a trip to Disneyland, where the whole family will get money's worth.

Destination Distance with a rental car Time
Palace of Versailles 21.6 km 46 min
Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House 26.2 km 44 min
National Museum of the Renaissance in the Château d'Écouen 35.4 km 58 min
Disneyland Paris 43.3 km 41 min
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte 60.2 km 55 min
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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Paris

Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?
No, in Paris it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {in Paris?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in Paris?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in Paris?
A rental car in Paris costs on the average 31.49 $ per day.
What does a rental car in Paris cost per week?
A rental car in Paris costs on average 220.42 $ per week 31.49 $ per day).
How much does a rental car in Paris cost for one month?
A rental car in Paris costs on average 944.66 $ for one month (31.49 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in Paris?
Tui Cars is in Paris the cheapest. A rental costs 125.95 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in Paris?
A small rental car costs in Paris 31.49 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost in Paris?
A middle-class rental car costs in Paris 46.81 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in Paris?
In Paris the deposit amounts begin at 121.28 $.
How high is the liability sum in Paris?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. In Paris there are 3 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers in Paris?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Paris?
At the Paris there are 16 Supplier: e.g. Dollar Europe, Cars & Camper, driveFTI, Enterprise, Hertz
Which landlords in Paris offer a hotel delivery?
The providerSunny Cars brings the rental car to your hotel.