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Chamonix car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Chamonix

  • When you hire a car in Chamonix, you won't have to worry about finding public transport or shuttles to get around the Alps. Depending on the size of your hire car, you could even take your winter sports gear to those world-famous slopes and off-piste ski routes. Chamonix car hire also means you could hop over the nearby borders into Switzerland or Italy for a multi-country adventure.
  • If you're flying to Chamonix, you'll probably land at Geneva Airport GVA (Cointrin Airport), about 1 hour by car to Chamonix. You can hire a car at Geneva airport, or you can hire a car in Chamonix by taking one of the many shuttle services from Geneva Airport. Hiring a car at the airport makes collecting and returning your hire car very convenient. You can exit Geneva airport on the French side or the Swiss side, and both have extensive car hire centres. You'll want to book with a company on the French side to avoid issues and extra costs associated with crossing the Schengen border. Car hire companies at Geneva Airport (French Sector) include Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Sixt and Enterprise. To collect your hire car at Geneva Airport, follow the "Destination France" signs to the French side, then follow the "Car Rental" signs to the car hire centre.
  • Chamonix is in the heart of the mountains, so you'll need to drive carefully on the windy, often icy roads. The town gets very busy during peak ski season, so there will be lots of traffic as people travel to and from the slopes. When you hire a car in Chamonix, you may want to cross the border into Switzerland. If you plan to cross the Schengen border, you need to let the car hire company know in advance so they can organise the appropriate paperwork and fees.
  • The weather is the biggest driving challenge when you hire a car in Chamonix. During the cold months, you need to take extra care in the snowy and icy conditions. Be careful not to brake or change gears suddenly and maintain a good following distance from the car in front. In addition, make sure you have the appropriate equipment in and on your hire car, such as winter tires, snow chains, high-vis, and a snow shovel.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Chamonix for £36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chamonix at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Chamonix are around 66% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Chamonix

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

    On average a car hire in Chamonix costs £45 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Chamonix?

    The average price of fuel in Chamonix is £5.81 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £70 and £93, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Chamonix?

    Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chamonix.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Chamonix?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Chamonix?

    An Economy car hire in Chamonix costs £31 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Chamonix?

    A Compact car hire in Chamonix costs £41 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Chamonix?

    A Mini car hire in Chamonix costs £46 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Chamonix?

    In Chamonix, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 600 Avenue Andre Lasquin (11 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Chamonix cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Chamonix costs £313 per week (£45 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Chamonix cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Chamonix costs £1,343 per month (£45 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Chamonix?

    Most car hire providers in Chamonix offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Chamonix, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving around Chamonix?

    If you're driving in Chamonix in a group or have lots of hiking or winter sports gear, you might want to get an SUV or 4x4. However, it's better to hire a compact car if you don't feel confident driving a large vehicle, as the roads are quite windy and dangerous, so you'll want a vehicle you know you can handle. Also, if you're driving during ski season, choose a car with good safety features, like traction control, for those slippery icy roads.

  • What is the speed limit?

    In the town centre of Chamonix, the speed limit is 20-30 kph, while major single-lane roads outside towns are usually 90 kph. The maximum speed limit in France is 130 kph on motorways in good weather. However, the speed limit drops to 110 kph in some sections near Chamonix, so look for signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in the city?

    Police regularly check for illegal parking, and the fines can be pretty expensive, so always park in legal spots and read signs carefully. During ski season, it can be challenging to find parking in Chamonix, especially at the bottom of ski lifts. A great alternative is to park at your accommodation and catch one of the shuttle buses included in your ski pass. When you hire a car in Chamonix, it's a good idea to keep it safe from the elements in an undercover car park. Some covered car parks include Parking Saint-Michel, Parking Place du Mont Blanc, and Parking Entreves.

Chamonix car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Chamonix

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Locations in Chamonix

36 Place De La Gare

+33 4 50 53 63 40

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600 Avenue Andre Lasquin

+33 4 50 58 10 05

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8.0 Very Good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Very smelly interior. There was an overpowering smell of disinfectant trying to mask either body odor or cigarette smoke or both.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
I’ve been renting a cat from sallanches for over a month now. It has been the worst experience renting a car anywhere in the world I’ve ever had. And also the most expensive. The eurocar representative Sam at sallanches is not to be trusted on any level. He rented me a car that every single panel has been quite severely damaged. I have personal photos of those damages from when I collected the car. Why does eurocar rent cars to customers with damage like this? I had no choice. I’ve tried multiple times to speak to a representative at customer service at eurocar to discuss. Doesn’t exist. Avoid renting a car from eurocar at sallanches at all costs. It’s a horrible experience. The guy Sam is literally out of control. It’s not over yet…..I’m sure the experience will only get worse. As long as I never have to see Sam at sallanches again I’ll survive.

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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2 locations in Chamonix

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36 Place De La Gare- Immeuble L'Univers

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600 Av. Andre Lasquin

+33 4 50 58 10 05

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Avis

6.8

Okay

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Gare Saint Gervais SNCF

+33 4 50 47 82 92

Monday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0009:30 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0009:30 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0009:30 - 12:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:00

Gare Sncf

+33 4 50 47 82 92

Monday14:00 - 18:0009:30 - 12:00
Tuesday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday09:30 - 12:0014:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:00

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Rent@Car

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Chamonix

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500 Avenue André Lasquin

+33 4 50 91 10 38

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Chamonix

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36 Place de la gare

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600 Avenue Andre Lasquin

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UCAR

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Zone Commerciale la Palud

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4 travellers who hired a car in Chamonix gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Chamonix

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£45/day

Good deal

£36/day

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Car hire insurance in Chamonix

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Chamonix car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Chamonix.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Chamonix car hire.

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