Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Aix-en-Provence car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Aix-en-Provence.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Aix-en-Provence car rental.
Some car hire companies in Aix-en-Provence which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Thrifty and Europcar
On average a hire car in Aix-en-Provence costs £40 per day.
The average price of fuel in Aix-en-Provence is £5.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £60 and £81, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Aix-en-Provence.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Marseille airport to off-airport locations include INTERRENT, Ace, Sixt, Goldcar Rental SP, Europcar, Firefly, Budget, Alamo, Avis and Rhodium.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Compact car hire in Aix-en-Provence costs £88 per day, on average.
In Aix-en-Provence, cars are most frequently hired at Rhodium BP 55 AP de Marseille, P 11 (13 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Aix-en-Provence costs £280 per week (£40 per day).
On average a car hire in Aix-en-Provence costs £1,202 per month (£40 per day).
What type of car is recommended for driving in Aix-en-Provence?As the streets in most French cities, including Aix-en-Provence, can be very narrow and also highways and roads tend to be narrower, it is recommended to opt for a small, compact car which can squeeze through the streets easier. Also, bear in mind that stick shifts are still widely used in France and renting a car with automatic transmission may cost extra.
Speed limits are usually indicated on the right-hand side of the street and should be adhered to at all times. General regulations allow up to 50 km/h (31 mph) inside the city, 70 km/h (43 mph) on country roads, and up to 130 km/h (80 mph) on highways. It is required to slow down considerably when the road or weather conditions are not ideal.
Petrol prices are generally more expensive in Europe than the US, and the average price in Aix-en-Provence is around €1.45 per liter ($1.65, i.e. $6.60 per gallon). Petrolstations are widely available but, especially within the city borders, they may close at 10pm. It is also common in European petrol stations to refill the tank first and then pay at the counter inside.
On-street parking is a possibility in Aix-en-Provence and is usually metered between 8am and 7pm, sometimes with a break at noon. Sundays and holidays are usually free, but always check the designated sign. The easiest way is to find a parking garage, indicated with the sign “P.” Rates can be read in front of the garage, but usually the first half hour is free; beyond that, it is about €1-2 per hour ($1.14-$2.28). Many hotels in France have their own parking space or are happy to assist travelers finding a suitable parking spot.