Car hire in Paris
Hiring a car in Paris
As the capital of France and the unofficial city of love, many people have great expectations when they visit Paris. The best way to ensure you make the most of this city on the River Seine is to hire a car. That way you’ll be able to explore all of its neighbourhoods, surroundings and even a little further afield with minimal fuss.
From the iconic sights of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur to the hidden restaurants serving up some of the world’s best cuisine, Paris will fulfil its promises as a trip to remember. The main airport, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is just a 45-minute drive from the city centre along the A3. Pick up your car here and you won't even need a transfer to your hotel.
What you need to know
Hiring a car in Paris couldn’t be easier, especially if you use our booking tool to peruse all the deals and find the best one to suit you. The main decision to make is whether to hire your car from one of the airports or a train station. Obviously, this will depend on where you are approaching the City of Light from.
Out of Orly (ORY), Beauvais (BVA) and Charles de Gaulle, the latter has the most choice when it comes to car hire companies and vehicles. There is a dozen hire car companies to choose from at the main airport and they are all rated either excellent or very good by our customers.
Where to pick up your car
The majority of car hire firms at Charles de Gaulle Airport have desks within the terminal building. The minority that don’t, provide a free shuttle bus to their desks, giving you easy access to the pick-up point for your hire car.
If you are opting to collect your vehicle from one of Paris’ train stations, then you’ll find the pick-up locations not far from these transport hubs. You will already be in the city centre and ready to go.