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If you plan to dedicate a few days to discovering the surroundings of Paris, you can rent a car in the city or at the airport and move around freely without constraints of timetables or stops.

In addition, many tourists travelling to Normandy, Brittany or the Loire Valley often stay a few days in Paris to visit the capital. Here too, the best way to get around is to rent a car directly at the airport.

Car hire locations in Paris

The most commonly used rental car pick-up locations are obviously the airports serving Paris, namely Charle de Gaulle, Orly and the more distant Beauvais.
However, there are also company offices within the city of Paris, in particular at the Gare de Lyon and Gare du Nord stations.

Car rental at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest and busiest airport in France. Located 23 kilometres north-east of Paris, it is the ideal stopover for easy access to the capital’s surroundings and locations to the north. From the airport it is possible to reach Disneyland Paris in about half an hour, Giverny in about an hour and Reims in an hour and a half.

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Car rental at Paris Orly Airport

Paris Orly International Airport is located 13 kilometres south of Paris, just a 30-minute drive from the centre of the French capital. It is the ideal stopover if your final destination is Versailles, Orleans or the Loire Valley but is equally convenient for reaching Disneyland Paris.

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Car rental at Paris Beauvais Airport

Beauvais Airport is located about 80 km north of Paris. It hosts mainly low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, easyJet and Wizzair. It is the least convenient stopover for visiting Paris but the best if your final destination is a tour of Normandy and Brittany. Also convenient for visiting Amiens (50 minutes), Lille (2 hours) or the northern resorts.

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Car categories available in Paris

The following models are some examples of the cars that you can rent in Paris.

Mini
Car hire Mini in Paris
  • 2-4
  • 1
  • 0
  • Examples: Fiat Panda, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto
Budget
Car hire Budget in Paris
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • Examples: Ford Fiesta, Opel Corsa, Seat Ibiza, Citroen C3
Standard
Car hire Standard in Paris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Audi A3
Station Wagon
Car hire Station Wagon in Paris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Opel Astra SW, Ford Focus SW, Golf SW
MPV
Car hire MPV in Paris
  • 5-9
  • 3
  • 1
  • Examples: Volkswagen Touran, Opel Zafira, Ford Galaxy
SUV
Car hire SUV in Paris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • Examples: Toyota RAV 4, Ford Escape, Jeep Renegade
Luxury
Car hire Luxury in Paris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • Examples: Mercedes Classe C, Mercedes Classe E, Audi A5
Convertible
Car hire Convertible in Paris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • Examples: Ford Mustang, Audi A3 cabrio, BMW serie 2

Frequently asked questions about car rental in Paris

Here are some quick answers to the most common doubts about car rental in Paris.

More and more people are choosing to rent a car to reduce contacts and increase social distancing, avoiding the often crowded public transport.

Car rental companies are committed to higher hygiene standards to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.

All the safety measures we are accustomed to are taken at the rental desks and the cars are disinfected after each rental, especially the areas most at risk, such as seats, gearboxes, handles and steering wheel.

Undoubtedly yes. During the pandemic, almost all car rental companies in Paris were forced to reduce their car fleet to reduce operating costs.

When tourism in Paris has restarted, due to the crisis in raw materials and electronic components, they have not managed to buy back enough cars.

The consequence is that today every company has far fewer cars than in 2019 and cannot cope with the high demand. This leads to higher prices and less availability, especially during the high season.

The advice we give you is therefore to book the car well in advance, both to get the best prices but above all to be sure of having a rental car.

To reserve a car in Paris a credit card or debit card is sufficient. However, when you go to collect the car, you will need:

  • a credit card in the name of the driver. Debit and ATM cards are not accepted;
  • copy of the reservation;
  • a driving license valid for at least 12 months;
  • an identity document.

The car rental companies in Paris allow to rent a car to all those who are between 21 and 70 years old. However, there is an additional cost for under 25 and for those over 70.

A car rental in Paris always includes:

  • theft insurance;
  • limitation of liability for damage to the vehicle;
  • local, road and airport taxes.

Any extras or additional insurance coverage are separate.

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