Car hire in Marseille
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on car hire in Marseille, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in France, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices in Marseille
- Central Marseille: If you are arriving in Marseille by train, picking up your rental car by the train station is very convenient. The train station is very central, and there are nine offices within walking distance. Getting from these offices to Marseille’s surrounding areas is both smooth and easy. Slightly south of the train station, you’ll find two more car rental offices on Boulevard Gay Lussac and Allees Leon Gambetta. These offices have a wide selection of rental cars.
- South Marseille: There are plenty of excellent car hire possibilities in the southern parts of central Marseille. Seven car rental companies have offices in the Menpenti district, which is close to the major road A50. You’ll find the offices on Boulevard Rabatau, Boulevard National and Allees Leon Gambetta.
- East Marseille: Outside the city centre, in the eastern parts of Marseille, there are five other car rental offices. All of them are in a retail park with many big box retailers, such as IKEA. Getting here is very convenient if you use the A50.
Car hire at Marseille Airport
Marseille-Provence airport (airport code: MRS) is the international airport in Marseilles. It is located 17 miles from the town centre, and is close to several major roads.
Renting a car at the airport is very smooth and easy. Most of the big car rental companies have offices by the airport car park. You’ll find it well sign posted from the Arrivals hall to the offices.
What to do around Marseille
Marseilles, with its location in the wonderful region of Provence, has lots of cozy little villages and breathtaking scenery. All of this is accessible with a car! Below we’ve described some of our favourite places.
Aix-en-Provence is a town close to Marseille with a very rich history and many exciting sights. It was here that the famous painter Paul Cezanne had his studio. The studio is now a popular tourist attraction. You won’t want to miss the impressive cathedral, or strolling around the many small, cozy alleys.
About an hour’s drive from central Marseille is the town of Cassis. Located on the souther coast of France, the city is surrounded by stunning scenery. The white limestone cliffs are especially beautiful. The city is also known for its production of rosé wine, and there are several vineyards in the area that you can visit. Simply a must for anyone with an interest in wine!
Camargue National Park
Camargue National Park is a large, gorgeous national park 75 miles west of Marseilles. This park has both amazing nature and many unique animals. Amongst others, you will find livestock and the famous wild Camargue horses here. The lakes in Camargue are also the only lakes in Europe that attract flamingoes.