Car rentals in Paris: All you need to know
A Paris car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Paris. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Paris?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Paris. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Paris rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Paris?
There are around 106 rental suppliers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Thrifty and Budget and global ones like Hertz and Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Paris?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Paris?
Generally, to rent a car in Paris 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 read the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you book your car.
Does Paris require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Paris offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Paris?
There is tons to see and do in Paris. Some of Paris's most popular attractions are:
- MusÃ©e Rodin
- Notre-Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris)
- Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise)
Fortunately, you'll be able to cruise to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Paris adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Paris car rental today
When you reserve your Paris rental car with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Paris rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.