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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Firefly
$22.08 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$24.14 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$24.14 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Firefly
$25.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$25.25 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$26.43 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$26.99 / per day
Marseille Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$26.99 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

October 25, 2018
Les calanques nearby Marseille are breath-taking.

Travel information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
+33
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$33.01 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Marseille?

Marseille is a great destination to rent a car in. The city is large, interesting, and diverse, and many other fun destinations in Provence are within a driving distance. Having your own ride gives you the freedom to explore them all.

Marseille Car Rental

Top ways to enter Marseille

  • Marseille Airport: This international airport serves flights to and from many destinations in Europe, as well as North Africa, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the French overseas territories. 
  • Toulon Airport: About an hour’s drive east of Marseille, Toulon Airport is mainly active during summers and hosts flights to and from Paris, Belgium, Denmark, United Kingdom, Algeria, and other destinations. 
  • Nice Airport: Third busiest in France, Nice Airport is about two hours drive east of Marseille.
  • By public transportation: If you’re arriving in Marseille by ferry or train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Marseille Port or at the Marseille-Saint-Charles Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • With a metropolitan population of almost 2,000,000 people, Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and the second largest city in France.
  • The main language of the city is French, but there are many other diasporas in Marseille that also speak their own languages such as Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese, and others. The knowledge of English varies, but many people working in the service industry have at least some knowledge of it.

Top destinations and activities

  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. The great church overlooks the rest of the city. Legend says that old fishermen used to drag their boats there to have them blessed in the church.
  • Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations. Located in an old castle where footbridges connect two parts of it, this museum explains the fascinating and diverse history of the city and the wider French Mediterranean region.
  • Old Harbor (Vieux Port). Still full of fishermen selling a fresh catch, the old Marseille port is one of the most busy parts of town and a great place to feel the local atmosphere and meet the locals. The nearby Pharo Palace, as well as the Canebière Avenue that begins at the port are also interesting to explore.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Unlike with inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities, as of July 2018 the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130 km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110 km/h, and 2- or 3- lane roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2018, hands-free mobile phone use is banned in France and the fines are hefty.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the main highways in France (autoroute in French) are toll roads. Their names start with letter A and you can recognize them by a red number sign. The fare for taking a toll road depends on the specific route, the distance length, as well as the type of your vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by a credit card or by cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road.

Some rental cars are equipped with toll road transporters and can use the automatic toll road payment booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with toll road transporters.

See the official French toll road website for more information. Use the website's toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route. 

Ideas for a day-trip

  • The Calanques fjords. Located right outside Marseille, you can spend the whole day exploring these small, but unique fjords or simply finding a nice place for relaxation.
  • Verdon Natural Regional Park. Home to Verdon Gorge river canyon and the turquoise blue Lake of Sainte Croix, Verdon Natural Park can be reached by less than two hour drive. Another green area to visit near Marseille is Alpilles Natural Regional Park.
  • Allauch and Plan de Cuques. These two countryside villages located in the hills near Marseille are a great place for leisurely relaxation and offer beautiful views of the nearby city and the Mediterranean Sea.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in France are the Renault Twingo, the Volkswagen Polo, and the Ford Fiesta. The most popular rental car types are economy, followed by compact and mini.

 

Further destinations

  • French Riviera. Marseille is right next to this beautiful stretch along the Mediterranean and is sometimes considered part of it. City of Nice is the most famous destination, but you shouldn’t overlook the smaller coastal towns and villages, either.
  • Lyon and Alps. The highest mountain chain of Europe is just a couple of hours drive north from Marseille. Lyon, France’s third city, is a good starting point to explore the region.
  • Paris. It takes about seven hours to reach by car, but that’s a small price to pay to visit one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

 

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Marseille:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Marseille is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 52% cheaper than the yearly average and whole 65% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Marseille?

Car rental prices in Marseille vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Marseille
$60.70
January
$42.22
February
$44.09
March
$43.49
April
$55.47
May
$57.93
June
$58.20
July
$37.96
August
$36.47
September
$34.69
October
$47.45
November
$34.53
December
The best month to rent a car in Marseille is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $34.53). This is 25% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $60.70 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Marseille?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 7 days, in February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Marseille
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
7
October
5
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Marseille?

While travelers visit Marseille year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is November.
Marseille Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
92%
January
91%
February
82%
March
89%
April
124%
May
132%
June
153%
July
143%
August
80%
September
73%
October
69%
November
72%
December

Top 20 Cities near Marseille

Nice Car Rentals from $22.87 per day
163.2 km / 101.4 miles away
Paris Car Rentals from $18.37 per day
652.7 km / 405.6 miles away
Lyon Car Rentals from $62.18 per day
259.9 km / 161.5 miles away
Bordeaux Car Rentals from $10.72 per day
497.5 km / 309.1 miles away
Toulouse Car Rentals from $18.97 per day
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Nantes Car Rentals from $48.00 per day
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Ajaccio Car Rentals from $22.18 per day
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Montpellier Car Rentals from $43.14 per day
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Figari Car Rentals from $30.31 per day
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Lille Car Rentals from $32.33 per day
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Grenoble Car Rentals from $59.22 per day
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Cannes Car Rentals from $22.87 per day
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Perpignan Car Rentals from $39.69 per day
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Biarritz Car Rentals from $15.00 per day
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Strasbourg Car Rentals from $44.15 per day
597.8 km / 371.5 miles away
Bergerac Car Rentals from $36.28 per day
405.1 km / 251.7 miles away
Toulon Car Rentals from $44.20 per day
67.2 km / 41.8 miles away
Rennes Car Rentals from $31.19 per day
745.2 km / 463.1 miles away
Beauvais Car Rentals from $22.86 per day
709.9 km / 441.1 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Marseille

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Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $40.08 per day
92.7 km / 57.6 miles away
113.1 km / 70.3 miles away
118.7 km / 73.8 miles away
125.6 km / 78.1 miles away
129.8 km / 80.7 miles away
135.3 km / 84.1 miles away
Nice Airport Car Rentals from $22.87 per day
153.4 km / 95.3 miles away
158.2 km / 98.3 miles away
164.0 km / 101.9 miles away
174.9 km / 108.7 miles away
190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
211.7 km / 131.5 miles away
213.4 km / 132.6 miles away

Top 10 Best Marseille Suppliers in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
0033 484 070 062
Aeroport Marseille Provence, D20D, 13700 Marignane
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
0033 0 442 060 646
Aeroport De Marseille Provence, 13727 Marignane
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330825003080
AEROPORT DE MARSEILLE PROVENCE
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
0033 0442060646
AEROPORT DE MARSEILLE PROVENCE,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330825003080
AEROPORT DE MARSEILLE PROVENCE
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.7
0033 0 442 143 335
Aeroport Marseille, 13700 Marignane, France
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0033 442 410 978
Aeroport de Marseille Provence (Terminal 1) 13727 Marignane, France
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.6
0034 965 233 425; +33 185 654 704
On-Airport. Terminal 1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +33 185 654 704
On-Airport. Terminal 1
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
0034 965 233 425; +33 185 654 704
On-Airport. Terminal 1

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