Car rentals in Nice: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Nice whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Nice. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Nice. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Nice?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Nice has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Nice.
What rental companies have agencies in Nice?
There are around a dozen rental suppliers in the Nice area. You'll find well-known companies like Avis and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Economy and Budget. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Nice?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Nice. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Nice?
Usually, to rent a car in Nice you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Nice?
When driving in Nice or the rest of France, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental supplier.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing your car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Nice?
If you want to see all that Nice offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Nice. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Nice?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Nice's most popular attractions are:
- French Riviera Wine Tour
- Cours Saleya Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs Cours Saleya)
- Promenade des Anglais (English Walk)
Luckily, you can cruise to whichever one you want or see them all.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Nice adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Nice car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Nice has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Nice.