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Lyon Car Hire

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Pick-up location Lyon
Rental locations 94
Airport locations 24

Lyon car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,472 reviews)
1 location in Lyon
Rated no. 2
Dollar
dollar
7.3 Good (6,376 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Dollar
Locations in Lyon
102 Avenue Jean Jaures
+33 4 72 80 76 76
48 Rue De La Villette
+33 8 25 80 01 14
Airport De Saint Exupery (lys)
+33 8 25 00 69 69
Parking Q Park Niveau -1
+33 4 78 42 24 85
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Dollar reviews in Lyon

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Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.0 Excellent (4 reviews)
6 locations in Lyon
Hertz
Locations in Lyon
102 Avenue Jean Jaures
+33 4 72 80 76 76
105 Rue D Allemagne
+33 8 25 00 69 69
14 Place Des Archives
+33 4 78 42 24 85
400 Cours Emile Zola
+33 4 87 25 42 76
48 Rue De La Villette
+33 8 25 80 01 14
99 Rue De Saint Cyr
+33 4 74 70 00 97
  • 9.2
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  • 8.0
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10.0 Excellent
13 Aug 2018
Good Experience
Pros: The car was dependable and fuel efficient
Cons: No complaints
9.2 Excellent
22 Sep 2018
Cons: Local taxes and fees ended up being nearly two thirds of the cost, which I had pre-paid online and did not expect to owe anything else once I showed up.
6.8 Good
9 Jun 2018
Rip off
Pros: Car and service ok
Cons: I was suprsed on arrival that car was no assurance but when rented i pay full assurance and i get certificate from aliance thatt all is fully covered but onnmy surprise i have to oay additional 150€ on top to vover insurance so newer again
10.0 Excellent
8 Jul 2017
Pros: The return was streamlined and easy. Treatment by customer service was professional.
Rated no. 4
Europcar
europcar
9.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
5 locations in Lyon
Europcar
Locations in Lyon
109 Rue Marietton
+33 4 26 99 02 16
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery
+33 8 25 00 99 00
Gare Sncf De Lyon Perrache
+33 9 77 40 32 69
Lyon Part Dieu 48rue De La Villette
+33 8 25 00 25 22
Please Use Lysl02 (lyon Perrache)
+33 8 25 82 90 04
  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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8.0 Excellent
2 Sep 2016
Fast and efficient
Pros: Good service Fast reception
10.0 Excellent
1 Nov 2016
good value and service
Pros: excellent car (diesel Ford Fiesta), ease of rental, helpful staff
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
thrifty
7.0 Good (4 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Thrifty
Locations in Lyon
102 Avenue Jean Jaures
+33 4 72 80 76 76
48 Rue De La Villette
+33 8 25 80 01 14
Airport De Saint Exupery (lys)
+33 8 25 00 69 69
Parking Q Park Niveau -1
+33 4 78 42 24 85
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Rated no. 6
Avis
6.5 Good (4 reviews)
5 locations in Lyon
Avis
Locations in Lyon
27 Rue Pierre Delore
+33 4 27 19 30 50
Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery
+33 8 20 61 16 60
Gare SNCF De Perrache
+33 8 20 61 16 57
Lyon Part Dieu Railway Station
+33 8 20 61 16 58
Lyon Saint Exupery-Gare SNCF TVG
+33 8 20 61 16 60
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  • 4.5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
29 Apr 2018
Pros: Friendly staff, took me to terminal due to drop off detail
3.2 Mediocre
30 Mar 2019
Cons: I’ve requested a car with snow tires. Over the phone the rep had reserved a Nissan SUV with snow tires Thais was slightly above the originally reserved priced. However, at the counter, they only had an expensive Alfa Rome Thad has snow tires and added 20 euros per day to the quoted price.
8.0 Excellent
27 Jul 2017
Pros: Staff in Lyon was helpful.
Cons: Location was a bit tricky to get to without a car.
6.0 Good
18 Sep 2017
No insurance on car rental
Pros: Car was in good shape and clean. And AVIS service was good.
Cons: There was no insurance included in rental and I had to pay same price as rental for insurance. So in the end I paid double the amount I was promised while booking.
Rated no. 7
Budget
6.0 Good (3 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Budget
Locations in Lyon
27 Rue Pierre Delore
+33 4 27 19 30 50
Aeroport Saint-Exupery
+33 8 20 61 16 60
Gare Sncf Lyon Part Dieu
+33 8 20 61 16 58
Gare Sncf Lyon Perrache
+33 8 20 61 16 57
  • 6.0
  • 6.7
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  • 5.3
  • 6.0
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8.0 Excellent
10 Jan 2017
Pros: Like the car and the service
Cons: The block deposit on the visa without informing the customer, still waiting for cash return 533$ after 12 days.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jun 2018
Cons: Eleven thousand euro deductible - ridiculous
8.0 Excellent
17 Aug 2018
Pros: Service, staff
Cons: Indication for drop off
Rated no. 8
Enterprise
5.1 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Lyon
Enterprise
Locations in Lyon
48 Rue De La Villette
+33 4 78 53 46 89
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 7.2
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
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2.0 Mediocre
13 Sep 2016
Cons: charged a different price and for 2 days whent eh rental was one day.
8.0 Excellent
19 Oct 2016
Pros: The car was upgraded at no additional cost. It met all my expectations.
Cons: Finding the rental office was difficult. Very poor sign posting for rental offices. The printed copy of my contract was not available due to computer glitch. In the end, I paid, what I had agreed upon, so it worked out OK
5.2 Okay
13 Jun 2017
Pros: The car was clean
Cons: It was not the kind of car we reserved. Pick up and drop off was confusing. staff was rude
Rated no. 9
Advantage
advantage
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Lyon
Advantage
Locations in Lyon
Lyon Aeroport Saint Exupery - Europcar
+33 8 25 00 99 00
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
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  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
12 Dec 2018
Cons: the price not match. it was a lie i canceled the booking
Sunnycars
sunnycars
9 locations in Lyon
Sunnycars
Locations in Lyon
102 Ave. Jean Jaures
109 Rue Marietton
14 Place des Archives
3 route de Vienne
48 rue de La Villette
5 Rue Jean Marie Vianney
99 Rue de Saint Cyr
Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
Sixt
6 locations in Lyon
Sixt
Locations in Lyon
100 Rue d'Autriche, BP 154
+33 8 20 00 74 98
14 Cours de Verdun Rambaud
+33 4 82 25 02 82
208 Avenue Berthelot
+33 4 82 25 03 88
390 route de Genas
+33 4 82 25 04 88
40 Rue de la Villette
+33 8 20 00 74 98
6 Cours Franklin Roosevelt
+33 4 82 25 04 37
keddy by Europcar
keddy
5 locations in Lyon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Lyon
109 Rue Marietton
3 Route De Vienne
+33 4 37 28 99 80
48 Rue De La Villette Cours Aquilon Sud
+33 8 25 00 25 22
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery
33 0 825009900
Gare Sncf De Lyon Perrache
+33 8 25 82 90 04
Absolute Car Rental
absolute
4 locations in Lyon
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Lyon
Delivery Office (luxury Cars)
Lyon Airport
Lyon Part Dieu Railstation
Lyon Perrache Railstation
Rent A Car
rentacarfrance
4 locations in Lyon
Rent A Car
Locations in Lyon
161 bis rue Paul Bert Place Renaudel
+33 4 72 43 52 70
38 quai Perrache
+33 4 78 37 80 23
51, Chemin du Moulin Carron
Lyon airport
Virtuo
virtuo
4 locations in Lyon
Virtuo
Locations in Lyon
2 rue d'Aubigny
58-60 rue de la Villette
Aéroport Lyon Saint Exupéry
Centre échange Perrache
AutoEurope
autoeurope
3 locations in Lyon
AutoEurope
Locations in Lyon
Europcar 213 Avenue Roger Salengro
Europcar 40 Rue De La Villette
Europcar Desk In Terminal
FRANCECARS
francecars
3 locations in Lyon
FRANCECARS
Locations in Lyon
100 Avenue General Leclerc
+33 4 37 40 14 01
2 Rue de la Vie Guerse.
+33 4 72 14 09 09
Gare SNCF Part Dieu 74 rue de Bonnel 15 min de la gare
ADA
ada
2 locations in Lyon
ADA
Locations in Lyon
42 Quai de Gailleton
+33 4 78 37 93 93
Lyon airport
+33 4 72 48 48 60
Citer
citer
2 locations in Lyon
Citer
Locations in Lyon
25 Cours Charlemagne
+33 4 72 72 94 05
Gare Tgv Railway Station
+33 4 78 53 46 89
FLIZZR
flizzr
2 locations in Lyon
FLIZZR
Locations in Lyon
14 Cours de Verdun
+33 4 82 25 02 82
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery
+33 8 20 00 74 98
National
national
2 locations in Lyon
National
Locations in Lyon
48 Rue De La Villette
+33 4 78 53 46 89
Enterprise Rent A Car
+33 4 72 22 74 87
Target Car Rental
targetcar
2 locations in Lyon
Target Car Rental
Locations in Lyon
5 Av Des Freres Montgolfier Chassieu
+33 4 37 25 30 16
Garage Fiat Venissieux
+33 4 78 00 01 92
TravelCar
travelcar
2 locations in Lyon
TravelCar
Locations in Lyon
4 Impasse Cumin
4 Rue Hrant Dink
UCAR
ucarfrance
2 locations in Lyon
UCAR
Locations in Lyon
85 rue Pierre Corneille
+33 4 72 61 07 97
Served by OPEL RENT 76 rue Marietton
24 Hour Rent A Car
24hourrentacar
1 location in Lyon
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Lyon
Lyon Perrache TGV station
+33 1 86 76 14 79
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Lyon
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Lyon
Lyon airport
+33 9 77 40 19 91
King Rent Exclusive Services
king
1 location in Lyon
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Lyon
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery
McRent
mcrent
1 location in Lyon
McRent
Locations in Lyon
Lyon 69 Camping Car 69
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Lyon
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Lyon
Lyon Apt
PEUGEOT
peugeot
1 location in Lyon
PEUGEOT
Locations in Lyon
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
Renault rent a car
renaultrentacar
1 location in Lyon
Renault rent a car
Locations in Lyon
18 Ave Marechal Juin
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Lyon
Rhodium
Locations in Lyon
Lyon St Exupery Airport
YourRent
yourrent
1 location in Lyon
YourRent
Locations in Lyon
Lyon Gare St. Exupery
17 travellers who rented a car in Lyon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car Rental Locations in or near Lyon

Good to know

Most popular car type Mini

When to book a hire car in Lyon

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Top tips for renting a car in Lyon

  • If you’re planning a trip to Lyon, then make sure to rent a car to explore this wonderful French region. Sightseeing is made easy with a car because it gives you the complete freedom to explore, instead of depending on public transport. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, there is so much to see on your Lyon vacation, like the vineyards of the Rhone and Saone valleys or the mesmerizing caves of Grottes de Cerdon.
  • When you fly into Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, you will find the car hire desks located within the airport at each one of the three Terminals, as well as a free shuttle that runs between the arrivals terminal and off-site car hire centers. If you arrive into Terminal 2, you will find the shuttle outside of Level 0 next to Terminal 1, or Terminal 3 outside on Level 0.
  • As a new driver in Lyon, you will be driving on the right-hand side, just like in the US. You will find many roundabouts in Lyon and will be expected to yield to traffic already in the roundabout. It’s also good to know that green directional signs point to a non-highway main route -- or "free roads" -- whereas the blue signs indicate a highway route and are often marked "peage," meaning you will have to pay for toll roads.
  • As a relatively busy city, Lyon’s roads do experience busy periods. Rush hour starts at 8:00 am and lasts until 10:00 in the morning, and starts up again at 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. It’s also wise to avoid any tunnels at rush hour. During the summer, the A6 and A7 highway, which passes through the city center and is the main route to Paris, becomes extremely congested.
  • Book your rental car in Lyon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Lyon

What is the most popular rental car in Lyon?

Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lyon.

What is the best rental car company in Lyon?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lyon are Alamo (8.7, 6472 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12818 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2254 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Lyon?

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

How much does a Mini car rental cost in Lyon?

A Mini car rental in Lyon costs $42 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Lyon?

Lyon is a maze of narrow and ancient cobbled streets and alleyways that would suit an economy or compact car. Renting a smaller car means you get a practical and easy-to-park vehicle, ideal for driving through the busy roads of Lyon. If you’re planning to go further afield and into the neighboring mountains, then an SUV would be the perfect car for your road trip.

What's the speed limit in Lyon?

In Lyon, the speed limits in urban areas are 31 mph, lowered to 18 mph in residential areas. On the free roads between major cities, the speed limit ranges from 55 mph to 68 mph. On toll roads, the limit is 80 mph, unless the road is wet, in which case the speed limit lowers to 68 mph.

How are gas prices in Lyon?

Petrol in Lyon can be twice as expensive as in the United States. On average, you can expect to pay €1.49 per liter (which is about $6.39 per gallon). For cheaper gas, you should visit the hypermarkets located on the outskirts of Lyon where you can save at least 5%.

Where are the best places to park in Lyon?

When it comes to parking in Lyon, you should anticipate paying using machines in the large parking lots. During lunch hours (from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm), it is free to park. Lyon also has several underground parking garages, as well as street parking that is pay-and-display. On Sundays and public holidays, most of the short and medium-stay street parking is free.