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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT PARIS - AIRPORT - CDG

About Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)


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Address: Charles De Gaulle Apt Terminal 1 Niveau Arrivee Porte 26, Niveau Arrivee Porte 26, Roissy En France, 95700

  Getting around

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the world’s fifth largest airport by surface area (32 km²) and the second busiest airport in Europe. As the primary air travel entry point to the City of Lights, (CDG) is located 25 km (16 mi) northeast of the city center, and served by a big city roster of major airport car rental providers — from Avis to Dollar to National to Europcar — located in the arrivals area of Terminal 1, 2ACD, 2E and 2F.

Despite the prevailing wisdom that nobody drives in Paris, you’ve probably already made up your mind to rent a car. And there are a number of solid reasons why you might want to go against the grain of reliance on public transportation — or price gouging taxis. Despite the mega-city challenges of traffic and parking, there are plenty of great reasons to drive in Paris.

If you plan on visiting as many attractions as possible — including trips outside central Paris — public transportation is comprehensive but very slow across longer distances. For sights within the city’s central 1st arrondissement like the Louvre — yes, parking somewhere on the outskirts and taking the Metro is probably a wise decision. But you can drastically reduce travel times by driving your car hire between the Palace of Versailles and the Gothic city of Chartres, or the castles of Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Meanwhile, for traveling with family or groups, hustling the crew on and off the buses and trains is stressful and problematic — you could easily wind up headed the wrong way out of town, or worse, lose track of somebody. In a car rental, you know where you’re going and assured that your passengers are accounted for.

  Choosing your car

Choosing your car doesn’t have to be complicated. In a place like Paris, bigger isn’t always better, so travelers with a busy itinerary might want to look at compact and economy cars from Volkswagon and Fiat. With a couple of travelers in tow, an intermediate Citroen is roomy and economical. For families with a fair amount of luggage, a Renault estate wagon or Jeep SUV might make better sense. And for large groups with a platoon of roller bags, a 7-9 seater Peugeot minivan has your name on it.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Paris Airport Cdg

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Car rental offices at (CDG) are open from the first to the last flight — roughly 6:00 AM to midnight.

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Traffic rules in Paris are comparable with the rest of France — and probably your home country — with the notable exception for roundabout navigation. You must yield for vehicles entering the circle.

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Driving in central Paris requires your car rental to be equipped with a Crit'Air badge pass to anti-pollution standards withstanding in certain zones of the city.

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Drivers can’t use cell phones and other mobile devices while the car is in motion. Hands-free devices are prohibited, too.

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Traveling outside of central Paris will most likely involve toll roads (autoroutes). Major credit cards are accepted as payment, in addition to cash (Euro coins/notes) and a complex electronic transponder (télépéage) system.

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There are a surprising number of underground parking garages in central Paris — look for "P" signs against blue backgrounds.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Paris - Airport - Cdg

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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3. Does Paris - Airport - Cdg have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Paris - Airport - Cdg to a different drop off location in France?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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6. Is it better to rent at Paris - Airport - Cdg or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for Jul at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Paris - Airport - Cdg in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Paris - Airport - Cdg?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Paris - Airport - Cdg and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Paris - Airport - Cdg?