Paris car hires from €21

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Paris with a pick-up date of 24/4 and drop-off date of 1/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Paris

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Economy€24/day
Compact€21/day
Intermediate€27/day
People carrier€56/day
Full-size SUV€54/day
Mini€24/day
Intermediate SUV€28/day
Compact SUV€33/day
Compact estate car€38/day
Standard SUV€41/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s 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 a car hire in Paris for €40 or less
  • Book your car hire in Paris at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Paris are around 19% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hire in Paris are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

Paris car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Paris 
LaurelSep 2023
It was fun to drive through France. As an American, this trip reiterated to me that most of the time it’s better to take a train. It’s usually faster and less expensive (unlike in the U.S.). The tolls I paid were probably close to €100 each way and parking is often quite expensive. Also, lookout for the signs that indicate a camera speed trap, they are common. I would stick to the speed limit! Next time I want a road trip, I’ll plan more time and instead of paying tolls, I’ll avoid the toll ways and try taking the country roads for a longer but more pleasant ride. Use the toll money to pay for a hotel in a countryside place instead! However, I appreciate that there is inventive to take the more environmentally friendly option.
Verified travelerOct 2023
No need to show up early; your car won't be ready. It would also be nice to know that you can drop your car at any location when returning. This was a huge help as we took the car on the east end of downtown Paris, and returned it at the airport.
MarkSep 2023
Be carful following Apple Maps in Paris - our routed us through the pedestrian area of the Louvre. Other than that, Paris is no more difficult than driving in Chicago or New York.
Verified travelerSep 2023
I left immediately from Paris.
Verified travelerJun 2023
When you buy gas, the gas stations bill your credit card for the gas and another charge as a hold of some sort. At first, I thought we were being defrauded, it the charges came off once the payment was made by the credit card company. Paris is a tough place to drive and gas is expensive. Driving in the ritual areas of France is great and the scenery is spectacular.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Rent from a company that actually cares about their customers and does not our source support to a third party.
AlbertAug 2023
driving in paris and around france was great. In general, there are better drivers in frnace then in the USA
Verified travelerAug 2023
Use Sixt as the service is very personable,friendly and courteous!
Verified travelerAug 2023
Small cars for city driving is fine. A larger car with a slightly bigger engine is more comfortable for high way driving
Verified travelerAug 2023
For returning of the car Alamo has point of collection in both terminals 1 and 2 in CDG AirPort
SteveJun 2023
Drove from CDG directly to the west coast without passing through Paris.
Verified travelerMay 2023
I drove on the outside of Paris and was good experience.
Verified travelerMay 2023
There is a tremendous amount of construction and rerouting in parts of the city that GPS system does not anticipate. It would be good to be prepared for this. It added to our driving time. Also, it would be helpful to know where there are gas stations that stay open late near the car drop off
Verified travelerMay 2023
Embrace the chaos. Drive defensively and very alert since traffic rules appear largely optional and there are a lot of scooters/motorcycles zipping through congested traffic. Avoid rush hours if at all possible. Expect delays.

FAQs about hiring a car in Paris

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Paris?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Paris?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Paris?

    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.

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

    On average a car hire in Paris costs €51 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Paris?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (€21/day), Alamo (€24/day) and Rentscape (€24/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 2 Avenue De La Porte De St Cloud 75016 (7 kilometres from the city centre).

  • What is the best car hire company in Paris?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Paris is Sixt (7.5, 198 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Paris?

    The average price of fuel in Paris is €7.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €88 and €117, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Paris?

    Compact (Renault Clio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Paris.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Charles de Gaulle airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, Rentscape, FLIZZR and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Orly airport (ORY)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Orly airport include keddy by Europcar, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Beauvais-Tille airport (BVA)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Beauvais-Tille airport is keddy by Europcar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Orly airport (ORY)?

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

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