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South of France car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in South of France

Economy₪184/day
Compact₪169/day
Intermediate₪231/day
Mini₪169/day
Compact SUV₪188/day
Intermediate SUV₪218/day
Standard SUV₪233/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in South of France

  • It is against the law to drink and drive in France. If you are thought to have been drinking, police can pull you over and breathalyse you. If you’re found to be over the legal alcohol blood limit of 0.05%, you will be prosecuted accordingly. It’s highly recommended that you consume no alcohol in the build-up to driving.
  • If you have children in the vehicle, you must abide by the child safety laws of the region. Infants under 15 months, that weigh less than 13 kg, must be in a rear-facing child seat. Children younger than 4 years of age, that weigh less than 18 kg, need to be in a forward-facing child seat. Whereas those younger than 12, who weigh less than 35 kg, need to be in a booster seat or booster cushion.
  • You are normally permitted to drive your South of France hire car over the border to countries such as Spain. However, you must request written permission before you do so. If you do not have this, then your insurance might be voided as soon as you cross into another country. You should also check that your vehicle does not have a mileage-cap, which could restrict you from driving long distances.
  • You will normally need a credit card to pay for your car hire in the South of France. This is usually used for the reservation and also for a damage deposit. Some major debit cards will also be accepted, depending on the agency you use. Cash is not accepted by any of the car hire branches. You should also ensure you have a valid driving licence and current photo ID in order to hire a car in this region.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in South of France for ₪208 or less
  • Book your rental car in South of France at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in South of France are around 12% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in South of France are around 88% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in South of France

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in South of France?

    On average a rental car in South of France costs ₪193 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in South of France?

    Premium (Mercedes-Benz C-Class or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South of France.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in South of France?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at SICILY BY CAR (₪169/day), Europcar (₪186/day) and Goldcar Rental SP (₪188/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in South of France?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in South of France are Sixt (7.2, 112 reviews), Hertz (6.7, 57 reviews), and Europcar (6.4, 82 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in South of France?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in South of France?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in South of France are Nice (93% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in South of France), Cannes (4%) and Toulouse (2%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in South of France?

    On average a rental car in South of France costs ₪2,068 per week (₪295 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in South of France?

    On average a rental car in South of France costs ₪8,861 per month (₪295 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in the South of France?

    It’s a great idea to hire a car in the South of France. A hire car gives you more flexibility and freedom to explore at your own speed, which isn’t always possible with public transport. In addition, it makes it easier to reach remote and scenic locations. The South of France has a diverse landscape, from the endless coastline to the rugged mountains, all of which you will be able to explore fully in your hire car. A hire car makes it easier to reach some of the region’s most popular attractions too, such as Dune du Pilat, Parc national des Pyrenees and Massif de Chartreuse. You will also be able to drive amongst the quaint villages in the south of the country, which don’t tend to have the best transport connections.

  • What is driving like in the South of France?

    Driving in the South of France is an enjoyable experience. The roads are well-maintained throughout the country, and driving in the rural areas is relatively stress-free. In larger cities, it’s worth noting that driving styles can become a bit more aggressive, with the use of the car horn a common sound. Whilst main roads tend to be spacious, country lanes and roads in urban areas are narrow, so take care on tight corners. The whole of France is well-signposted, so you should be able to get to your destination with ease. In the South of France, you must drive on the right-hand side of the road, which is the opposite of the UK.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in the South of France?

    Most car hire companies require drivers to be a minimum of 21 years of age in France, although some agencies have the minimum age as high as 25 years old. You will normally will need to have held your licence for one year too. Most drivers under the age of 25 will be required to pay a young person’s surcharge, whilst it’s also common for there to be age restrictions on certain vehicle types.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in South of France

    39 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in South of France

    36 Locations

  • rentatcar

    Rent@Car car rental locations in South of France

    36 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in South of France

    35 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in South of France

    32 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in South of France

    31 Locations

  • ada

    ADA car rental locations in South of France

    25 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in South of France

    25 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in South of France

    23 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car rental locations in South of France

    22 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in South of France

    22 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in South of France

    21 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Goldcar Rental SP

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

₪262/day

Good deal

₪208/day

When to book a rental car in South of France

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