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lyon st exupery airport

Average Pick-Up time: 0-10 minutes

7.6 Out of 10 (5 Reviews)

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Laurent Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020, 7:15 PM

No waiting TB reception New explanations transmitted Fast Quality vehicle

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David Reviewed 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.

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EDT75 Reviewed 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.

105 rue d allemagne

Average Pick-Up time: 11-20 minutes

7.6 Out of 10 (21 Reviews)

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K Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020, 10:07 AM

The general exterior condition and especially the interior cleanliness of the vehicle left something to be desired.

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BG Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020, 9:59 AM

A day with a van for 7 people for less than 50 € !!!! Chez Hertz ... new car. ,, Thank you !!

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Phil Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019, 9:52 PM

I reserved a car type Ford Kuga SNOW TIRE and when I arrive, I am told that HERTZ can never guarantee "winter" equipment If you go through a broker like autoescape !! So the reserved vehicle did not have a snow tire, you have to pay 80 € more .... which I had to do since I was going to a ski resort during a WE during which we expected to heavy snowfall. We sell you a fixed price online for a model fitted with “snow” and we deliver a smaller, unequipped model. There is therefore clearly a deception in the sale of this service. I have been doing these trips frequently in winter for years. I will not advise anyone to make a reservation with Autoescape who misleads customers and with HERTZ who takes advantage of the situation by trapping you with a significant additional payment. I request reimbursement of the entire rental. This is not serious. I will post this review on a number of social networks. Note that the vehicle that I was given at HERTZ had more than 57,000 km !! I have rented cars for over 30 years and have not yet reached this number of kms. A record. HERTZ can therefore rent very expensive older vehicles which are not at all suitable for what we have ordered.

We collected 28 reviews in total for all stations in Lyon, Rhone, France with an average score of 8.4/10.
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Car rentals in Lyon: All you need to know

A Lyon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lyon. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Lyon?

You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Lyon you can do a few things. Be sure to:

  • Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lyon.

What rental companies have agencies in Lyon?

There are around 23 rental car companies that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Fox and Budget and global ones like National and Enterprise. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lyon?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lyon. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Lyon?

Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Lyon is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to determine what the exact fee will be before you rent your vehicle.

Does Lyon require rental car insurance?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at the checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Lyon rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Lyon.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Lyon. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.

What are some things to do in Lyon?

There is tons to see and do in Lyon. This city has around 12 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:

  • Musée des Confluences
  • Les Bateaux Lyonnais
  • Musée Miniature et Cinema

Lucky for you, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or see all of them.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

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