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    Car Hire Lyon

    Lyon Car HireEat your heart out in Lyon, an active, vibrant French metropolis located in central France. The Rhone and Saône rivers converge to the south of the city which is nestled within large hills and rests on a plain that continues out to the east. Lyon is France's gastronomic capital and features an exceptional array of restaurants and cafés, allowing ample opportunities to indulge in the country's rich, delectable cuisine. To top it off, Lyon is surrounded by some of the most well-known wine regions in the world, so your drinks will be just as delicious as your food. While in Lyon, take a look at the Musée d'Art Contemporain or visit the statue of Louis XIV in Place Bellecour, a popular gathering spot in the city.

    On to the wine: pay a visit to the villages of Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, destinations are known to wine connoisseurs all over the world for the fantastic varietals that they produce, or head north of the city to the region of Burgundy. Take a drive through the Rhone River Valley, another nearby region celebrated for the wine it produces. When it's time to burn off those calories, head to the French Alps for skiing, or to Auvergne to see volcanoes in France's largest regional nature park. For a particularly nice treat, drive down to the Dentelles Mountain Range, past Montelimar, about 175 kilometres south of Lyon.


    Convenient Locations in Lyon

    Travellers to Lyon will be pleased to find a number of convenient car hire pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. From popular airport and rail stations to downtown offices across the city, we've got a convenient location for you. Alongside this, Auto Europe has teamed up with top suppliers such as Europcar, Avis and Hertz to make sure your experience is as easy as can be.

    Lyon is the perfect city to start your self-drive holiday around Europe. Travel to other continental Western European countries is usually permitted with no additional fees or restrictions for most vehicle categories. Some vehicle categories, such as luxury cars, have additional restrictions on international travel so it is always best to check at the time of booking that your planned itinerary will be permitted with the particular car you book. You can contact us for more information on multi-country hires.

    In Lyon, there are car parks located throughout the city for visitors to use. They typically charge €1.65-1.95 per hour with a daily maximum of €15.50. Note that special rates may apply for evening and overnight parking. Many motorways in France have tolls, both in and outside of urban areas. Toll charges depend on the distance and type of vehicle. Cash and credit are usually accepted, though booths may not always have personnel available, so try to carry smaller amounts in case exact change is required.

    Car Hire at Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport  Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Lyon

    How old do you need to be to hire a car in Lyon?

    In order to hire a car in Lyon, drivers must be at minimum over the age of 18 and in some cases over the age 21-23 years old, depending on the supplier. All drivers under the age of 25 should be aware that they will likely be subject to a young driver's surcharge, which also may vary depending on the supplier. Feel welcome to contact Auto Europe with any questions 24/7 and toll-free at 1300 656 601.

    Can I obtain car hire insurance through my credit card company?

    Major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX, offer car hire insurance plans that vary by card and credit card provider. Compare plans and find out what coverage is available from your card provider.

    How much does it cost to hire a car in Lyon?

    Similar to airplane tickets, car hire rates are constantly changing due to factors such as market demand and the timing of your booking. Despite these variable rates, Auto Europe is still able to offer the best rates in the industry through our unique relationships with top suppliers. To ensure the best rate for your car hire, we recommend you book as early as possible and Auto Europe even offers a price match guarantee, so if the rate of your rental lowers before the time of pick-up - we will match that lower rate.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.


    Useful Driving Distances And Road Trip Ideas in Lyon

    • Lyon to Saint Exupéry Airport (Lyon)(28km approx. 25min)
    • Lyon to Gigondas (226km approx. 2h 20min)
    • Lyon to Chateauneuf-du-Pape (214km approx. 2hr 10min)
    • Lyon to Burgundy (184km approx. 2h)
    • Lyon to Auvergne (155km approx. 1h 45min)

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