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    Car Hire Marseille

    Marseille Car HireMarseille is the oldest and second-largest city in France. It is a gorgeous port city, located in the far southeast of the country. While in Marseille, visit the infamous, ancient prison Chateau d'If, most well-known for its role in The Count of Monte Cristo. This impressive and ominous prison was originally constructed in 1524 as a fortress and remains on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul archipelago, bearing an incredible physical presence just off the coast of the city. Make sure to spend some time in the charming neighbourhood of Le Panier, Le Vieux Port (meaning "Old Port"). Also worth a visit in Marseille are the Palais de Longchamp and Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde.

    There are many other popular French cities and regions within a comfortable driving distance of Marseille, as well as a myriad of inviting small towns to stop in and explore. If you're travelling out of Marseille on your holiday, venture over to the pleasant fishing town of Cassis, home to Cassis wine, less than an hour away. Continuing west towards the France-Italy border, you can relax in the lavish and elegant cities of Cannes, Nice and the principality of Monaco. To the west of Marseille, it is just a two-hour drive to Montpellier, a popular university town as well as one of France's most multicultural cities.


    Convenient Locations in Marseille

    Travellers to Marseille 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. We also have a range of suppliers including Europcar, Avis and Hertz.

    Driving in the city centre of Marseille can be different to what you're used to, as there are many narrow, one-way streets and frequent lane-changes. If you choose to drive in the city, metered parking is chargeable Monday through Saturday for a maximum time of 2-4 hours and generally costs about €1.50 per hour. There are also many options for private car parks throughout the city, which should charge €1.50-2.50 per hour, with daily maximums of €12.00-19.00.

    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 the exact change is required.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Marseille

    Can I hire a car in Marseille if I am under 25?

    In Marseille, if you are between the ages of 21-25 you should be able to hire a car hassle-free. However, drivers in this age range should be aware that they will likely be subject to an additional daily charge known as a "young driver surcharge," which will vary depending on your car hire supplier.

    Do I need an international driver's permit (IDP) to drive in France?

    In order to drive in France, an international driver's permit is not required to drive. For reference an IDP is required in the following countries - Portugal, Italy, Iceland, Hungary, the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Serbia, and the United Arab Emirates.

    Can you guarantee a car hire in Marseille with automatic transmission?

    Automatic transmission car hires can be guaranteed in the majority of destinations. When using our booking engine, if you do not see an automatic transmission option, feel welcome to contact one of our friendly reservation specialists anytime at 1300 656 601.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.


    Useful Driving Distances And Road Trip Ideas in Marseille

    • Marseille to Marseille Provence Airport (10km approx. 15min)
    • Marseille to Cassis (30km approx. 40 min)
    • Marseille to Monaco (225km approx. 2hr 40min)
    • Marseille to Montpellier(170km approx. 2hr)

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