Marseille car hire

Marseille car hire

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Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
25 Oct — 1 Nov
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Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
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Marseille car hire information

Pick-up locationMarseille
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Intermediate SUV
Hire locations78
Airport locations11
Popular agenciesSixt, keddy by Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Marseille

Compact$47/day
Compact estate car$62/day
Intermediate SUV$74/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Marseille car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Marseille
Budget
Locations in Marseille
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent14 Jul. 2019
Good car, friendly staffConfusing pick up/drop off
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Marseille
Enterprise
Locations in Marseille
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent23 Aug. 2016
Very Professional from start to finishunfortunately our flight from Amsterdam to Nice was cancelled and we were directed to Nice, having felt concerned we wouldn't be able to pick a car up from Nice, we were apprehensive but were dealt with excellently from the receptionist to the handover guy, we were aware there would be insurance costs on top of the hire, so there were no surprises. The Twingo served us well as we travelled along the French Riviera. We would definitely return to enterprise for our next hire
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From $36/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (8 reviews)
4 locations in Marseille
Hertz
Locations in Marseille
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay6 Aug. 2019
I got a flat tire on the highway 15 min after picking up the car and none of the hertz assistance numbers would allow me to speak with a human. It took friends of mine calling in their native language to light a fire to actually send help. Hertz is happy to charge me for that though.
10.0 Excellent12 May 2019
Professional. Friendly. Easy to work with.
4.8 Okay16 Jun. 2017
It took over an hour in line to pick up the car.
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Rated no. 4
Firefly
7.5 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Marseille
Firefly
Locations in Marseille
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug. 2018
Worst car rental agency I’ve encounter.They were unable to provide me with a car. And there is no way to contact them to get refunded, no one ever answers the phone or the chat is always « unavailable at this time » Worst car rental company I’ve dealt with so far. I strongly discourage anyone to use them.
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From $73/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
7.5 Good (9 reviews)
5 locations in Marseille
Sixt
Locations in Marseille
  • 8.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre22 Jul. 2019
n/aThe organization. The car broke down and I lost 7 hours of the trip because of the team's bad organization in picking up the car and picking me up. I would like to have my money back.
10.0 Excellent21 Jul. 2018
Excellent, friendly service without the hard sell!Friendly, professional service from their agents. No guilt-tripping hard sell pitch to buy their additional insurance or coverage. Easy in and out!
10.0 Excellent30 Jul. 2017
Easy returnHad an early flight, easy drop off.The starting experience is Aix was the problem
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul. 2017
AtrociousAbsolutely nothing.They tried to claim that I had damaged the car. The original rental receipt clearly called out the existing damage and I fortunately had taken photos. Dealing with that almost made us miss out flight. Then they charged me $100 for fueling when I returned the care with more gas than when I rented it. This location is a borderline scam. Avoid at all costs.
6.0 Good27 Dec. 2016
They charge 20 EUR per speeding ticket. My car had all kinds of hair in the trunk.
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
6.8 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Marseille
Thrifty
Locations in Marseille
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2020
All perfect and quick. Friendly staff.
2.4 Mediocre19 Apr. 2019
I specifically paid for a Ford S-max category car at the time of booking but when I went for pick-up they told me they had no cars in that category and gave me an inferior C-max car. The person at reception was in fact surprised why they even sold an Sm-max category booking.Why even sell a booking for a car category that the location never carries?
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
6.2 Good (7 reviews)
3 locations in Marseille
Dollar
Locations in Marseille
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 5.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Oct. 2017
Easy to book-
6.8 Good23 Aug. 2017
Not enough information for foreign travelersCar was clean and drove wellIt was difficult to communicate about safety and insurance with the representative in Marseille as he did not work for Dollar. We had to pickup the keys at a Hertz location. It was not easy to find. We arrived at 8 when they were supposed to open but no one arrived until about 8:15. None of our questions could be answered and we were not given a map or shown how to use the GPS, which we didn't know if we had in the car or not. We wanted more information about the insurance and car features but they were not explained.
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct. 2016
Unable to rentThe pickup location was the same as the drop of the airport. But when i got to the airport they told it was a downtown one and they couldn't change it. Dollar had no customer servidas it was a Hertz desk that will handle the keys, and all they did is trying to sell me a new rental for three times the price. Last time I will rent through this service. Lost 1:30hours doing another rental
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From $47/dayRated no. 8
Europcar
5.9 Okay (7 reviews)
6 locations in Marseille
Europcar
Locations in Marseille
  • 7.1
  • 6.8
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
Agent at the rental office was not willing to help or find solutions to assist us. Because we made the reservation through a car rental website and not directly she seemed annoyed and looking for reasons not to honour it. Very poor customer experience.
10.0 Excellent6 Apr. 2021
The staff were very friendly and helpful (specially Julie)Waiting time at drop off
5.6 Okay5 Nov. 2016
DeceptionWas charged 40 euros in Marseille for misinformation (noninformation) by their reservations agent.
2.0 Mediocre1 Nov. 2016
they called me the morning of the rental to tell me they did not have any cars for me in the city
10.0 Excellent11 Sep. 2016
Great car great service!Car and seevice
8.4 Excellent29 Aug. 2016
Nice car in Marseilles1. We appreciated being able to rent at one facility and drop off after hours at another nearby site. 2. The quality of the car. 3. The value for the money.1. The person where we rented was not as pleasant as at other Europcar sites we visited. 2. The drop off was not clearly indicated other than it was at the nearby train station, although once we got to the station it was easy to see where it was. 3. There are no gas stations to fill up that we could find near to the drop off.
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Sunnycars
10 locations in Marseille
Sunnycars
Locations in Marseille
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keddy by Europcar
6 locations in Marseille
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Marseille
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Rent@Car
6 locations in Marseille
Rent@Car
Locations in Marseille
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ADA
3 locations in Marseille
ADA
Locations in Marseille
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From $48/day
Avis
Most popular
3 locations in Marseille
Avis
Locations in Marseille
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Absolute Car Rental
2 locations in Marseille
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Marseille
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Citer
2 locations in Marseille
Citer
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
2 locations in Marseille
FLIZZR
Locations in Marseille
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Free2Move
2 locations in Marseille
Free2Move
Locations in Marseille
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TravelCar
2 locations in Marseille
TravelCar
Locations in Marseille
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UCAR
2 locations in Marseille
UCAR
Locations in Marseille
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Virtuo
2 locations in Marseille
Virtuo
Locations in Marseille
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YourRent
2 locations in Marseille
YourRent
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
From $52/day
Alamo
1 location in Marseille
Alamo
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
Autoclick Rent A Car
1 location in Marseille
Autoclick Rent A Car
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
FRANCECARS
1 location in Marseille
FRANCECARS
Locations in Marseille
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National
1 location in Marseille
National
Locations in Marseille
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Marseille
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
OLYMPIC
1 location in Marseille
OLYMPIC
Locations in Marseille
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Marseille
PEUGEOT
Locations in Marseille
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Marseille
Renault rent a car
Locations in Marseille
Recent reviews
52 travellers who hired a car in Marseille gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car hire locations in or near Marseille

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a car hire in Marseille

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Marseille

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Marseille car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Marseille.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Marseille car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Marseille

  • Renting a car is the most comfortable and convenient way to explore the city of Marseille and navigate its historic streets downtown. With a car, you can visit the city's impressive monuments, such as the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, at your own pace. A hire car is also the perfect option for travelers looking to discover the region of Provence, including the city of Aix-en-Provence, which is only a 40-minute drive from Marseille. It is also the best way to explore the French Riviera, with the popular coastal town of Saint-Tropez sitting just two hours away from Marseille.
  • All the big car hire agencies, including Avis, Enterprise, and Hertz, can be found at Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which is located 27 km (17 miles) northwest of Marseille. The car hire counters can all be found on the ground floor, in front of Terminal 1. Desks are open from 7 a.m. to around 11:30 p.m. If you must contact your car hire agency after closing hours, call the reservation center. You will not need an international driving permit to rent a car with most companies in Marseille.
  • The roads in Marseille are usually easy to navigate as they are well-signposted, but you may come across some very narrow streets in the city center, so pay extra attention when maneuvering in tight spaces. Pedestrians always have priority on crosswalks, so you must stop and wait for them. Travelers planning on embarking on a road trip through Provence might want to do so on the weekends, as big trucks are not allowed on the roads. Beware of cyclists, as the coast's roads are very popular among the cycling community.
  • Marseille is one of the most congested cities in France, and traffic gets a little heavy during rush hour, so avoid driving around between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and then again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., so you don't add extra time to your travels. Avoid driving through the main street, the Canebière, if possible, as the new tram mean less space for cars, often resulting in traffic jams.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Marseille for $50 or less
  • Book your car hire in Marseille at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Marseille are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Marseille

  • Some car hire companies in Marseille which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Marseille costs $64 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar ($63/day), Enterprise ($77/day) and Alamo ($84/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 121 Avenue du Prado 13008 (2 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Marseille is $9.57 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $115 and $153, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Marseille.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Marseille airport include Sixt and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Marseille airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Ace and Goldcar Rental SP.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Marseille costs $48 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Marseille costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Marseille costs $65 per day, on average.

  • In Marseille, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Aeroport Marseille Provence (20 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Marseille costs $451 per week ($64 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Marseille costs $1,934 per month ($64 per day).

  • For passengers who don't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving through the narrow streets of Marseille. But if you're planning on a road trip along the coast, a convertible vehicle may be a fun way to travel through the French Riviera as the weather is usually quite warm but temperatures aren't too high. If you're traveling with the whole family, a sedan is best as it offers enough space for everyone.

  • The speed limit in towns and urban areas is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case the speed limit signs will be posted. The speed limit in two to three-lane roads is 90 km/h (55 mph), and it’s 110 km/h (68 mph) on four-lane routes. Motorways have a speed limit of 130 km/h (80 mph). The limits are reduced in the wet weather.

  • The average petrol prices in Marseille are approximately €5.15 (around $5.83) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around €4.35 ($4.92) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually €5.87 ($6.64) per gallon. If you're embarking on a road trip through the Mediterranean coastline in the weekend, try to fill up your tank early in the morning, as roads and petrol stations tend to get crowded, especially in the summer months.

  • French drivers are used to double or even triple-parking on the city's narrow streets, which means it's best to avoid street parking and instead leave your vehicle at one of the many public parking lots around Marseille. One of the best options is the underground garage near the Vieux Port (Old Port). Street parking is metered and usually time-limited, and parking is paid from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Prices for both on-street parking and parking lots can range between €1.50 ($1.70) and €2.50 ($2.80) per hour.