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Lyon St Exupery Airport

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
7.6 out of 10 (5 Reviews)
7.6 /10
Friendliness 76%
9.2 /10
Cleanliness 92%
Pickup time
9.2 /10
Pickup time 92%
Overall value
7.6 /10
Overall value 76%
5 out of 5
LaurentReviewed on Jun 9, 2020, 7:15 PM
No waiting TB reception New explanations transmitted Fast Quality vehicle
2 out of 5
DavidReviewed on Jun 6, 2019, 7:17 PM offers great rental rates, but not necessarily the insurance to go with it unless you are a US citizen, which I am not. I studied the fine print in great detail, and concluded that the insurance rate of $9 per day only applies to US citizens. I wanted zero excess coverage, but could not find it offered via the website. I think I may have found an offer of 1500 euros excess, but this was not what I wanted. I received regular emails urging me to take out insurance now rather than at the Budget office, but nowhere could I see what I wanted. I phoned Budget to discuss, but they said it was a contract through that they had no connection with, and that I would have to deal with them. They could not offer insurance in advance. This proved difficult: you cannot phone, and their help/contact page is infuriating. In the end, I had to buy the insurance at pick-up, and it cost almost 27 euros per day, which is huge. I reckon there may be a lot of car renters out there who think they are covered, but actually are not (unless they are US citizens), and many others who accept 1500 euro excess confident that they are very unlikely to have an accident. As for Budget itself, they are very high-handed in helping themselves to significant deposits on your credit card, which then seem to take a long time to refund. I am still waiting for mine after 5 weeks. Also, they offered me a refreshments tab due to a late supply of a vehicle, and a rebate for a downgrade in car size, which they assured me would show up in the final invoice. It did not. When I skyped them to discuss the matter, it cost me $8 because their number is set at a premium rate. It makes me angry just recounting this, and I will not rent from them, or ideally anyone else, again. I suspect that Budget is no worse than other car rental companies — it’s a shonky, underregulated business, imho.
3 out of 5
EDT75Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019, 9:39 AM
I had a penalty of 50 € because I spent the vehicle at 14H instead of 10H. Please indicate in bold that when you arrive late, there are penalties.

Budget car rentals in Lyon: All you need to know

If you want to see everything Lyon has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to France even better with a Budget car rental.

Why drive with

With everything to do and see in and around the area, you'll be wanting to explore more than the area surrounding your hotel during your visit. Whether you are dying to check out the bistro that has gotten rave reviews across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll want your own auto to explore as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter where you end up staying in , if you wish to get the most from your trip, having your automobile is a must.

We work with some of the finest car rental dealers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate. Started during Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always strives to provide the best prices for their customers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best rates on a Lyon Budget car rental?

We strive to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your vehicle. But booking your car ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What should I carry with me when I get my car in Lyon?

Make sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Lyon's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Lyon is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Budget's policy to determine what the total cost is before you book.

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Lyon?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lyon. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their getaway can choose a higher-end car model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in France?

In France you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Many of the major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to . Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your Budget rental with full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lyon?

Lyon definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.

Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?

Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another Budget. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Book today for great rates

With so much to do and see in Lyon, having your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of France, you can leave wherever you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget Lyon rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary. Reserve with and cruise the open road in Lyon, France.