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|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, People carrier|
|Popular agencies||Rentscape, FLIZZR, Thrifty, Alamo, keddy by Europcar|
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.
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.
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.
On average a car hire in Paris costs £30 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Paris is Sixt (7.5, 197 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Paris is £5.89 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £71 and £94, depending on the car size.
Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Paris.
The only car hire company onsite at Beauvais-Tille airport is keddy by Europcar.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Charles de Gaulle airport to off-airport locations include INTERRENT, keddy by Europcar, Firefly, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Mini car hire in Paris costs £40 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Paris costs £42 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car hire in Paris costs £79 per day, on average.
In Paris, cars are most frequently hired at Rentscape 193 Rue de Bercy (2 miles from city centre).
On average a car hire in Paris costs £212 per week (£30 per day).
On average a car hire in Paris costs £910 per month (£30 per day).
Most car hire providers in Paris offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Paris, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.
With cheap car hire in Paris, it is a fineable offence to not have small children in the appropriate car seats any time the car is moving. Younger babies will need to be in backward-facing seats until they are 10 kgs in weight, they can then be strapped up in forward-facing seats until they are 18 kgs in weight. Thereafter, they will need a booster seat until ten years of age.
You can hire a car in Paris from the age of 21 from most larger agencies. Some car hire companies will require the driver to have had their licence for a year or more before too, and in some cases, a young driver's surcharge fee will be charged. There are even some agencies that will only hire out to people over the age of 25. Therefore, it is vital you check the agency's restrictions before you make your booking.
18 locations in Paris
Locations in Paris