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Car rental offers in Nice

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Nice.
  • For example: Renault Twingo
    Mini class
    For example: Renault Twingo
  • Popular category
    For example: Fiat 500
    Economy class
    For example: Fiat 500
  • For example: Citroen C3 Aircross
    Compact class
    For example: Citroen C3 Aircross
  • For example: Opel Insignia
    Intermediate class
    For example: Opel Insignia
  • For example: Opel Insignia
    Standard class
    For example: Opel Insignia
  • For example: Mercedes C Class
    Full-size class
    For example: Mercedes C Class
  • For example: Mercedes Benz E Class w/GPS
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes Benz E Class w/GPS
  • For example: Peugeot 308 Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Peugeot 308 Estate

Car rental companies in Nice

Below are the car rental companies in Nice with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo Rent a Car
    8.4 (7079)
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  • Enterprise
    8.3 (1483)
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  • SIXT Rent a Car
    8 (2228)
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  • National Car Rental
    7.9 (321)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.8 (3542)
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  • Hertz
    7.6 (5445)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.5 (2653)
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  • Thrifty
    7.4 (4156)
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  • Budget
    7.4 (7664)
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  • Europcar
    7.3 (5905)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    7.1 (2483)
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  • Avis
    6.9 (4676)
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  • Goldcar
    6.6 (2719)
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  • InterRent
    6.2 (5227)
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Car rental companies in and around Nice

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Nice

Available locations in Nice

3 Avenue Gustave V
6 Avenue de Suède
9 Avenue Gustave V
Place Masséna

Nice Guide

Car Hire

“Nice, the Beautiful” goes the well-known anthem for this city - and how fitting it is! This Mediterranean city in France’s stunning Côte d’Azur region enchants travellers old and young with its palm-fringed seaside boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, Baroque churches and mouth-watering Provençal food. Also around this ancient city are several scenic roads that make for some spectacular drives to the most beautiful locations in Southern France.

Who to Book With
Most of the car rental offices in Nice are conveniently located in and around the city centre. International car hire outfits include Hertz, along Avenue de Suède, and Europcar, along Avenue Gustave. Gare de Nice-Ville, the main railway station here, also boasts several car rental firms, including both local and international firms like Avis, Citer and ADA. Make sure you check out the latest deals and prices by comparing rates online.

Best Time to Go
Fronting the Mediterranean, Nice has a very mild climate, with low rainfall mostly occurring in winter, which stretches to around March, after which temperatures begin to rise. Summers are sunny and dry with temperatures of around 20°C-27°C making this the perfect time to visit.

Need to Know Essentials
When collecting the vehicle you hired, it’s necessary to bring the following:

- A driving licence (International Driving Permit for non-EU resident)
- A passport as proof of identity
- A credit card
- Printed booking confirmation

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
To access the city from the west in Cannes or farther west from Aix-en-Provence, you can take the A8 autoroute passing past Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport after you cross the Var River. This is the same highway to take if you’re coming from Italy’s northern coast. From either approach, the drive is indeed quite lovely, as the highway hugs the coast. It’s best to anticipate traffic jams in the city centre at high season. The southern coast of France is infamous for accidents and mad drivers, so needless to say, utmost caution is advised when driving here.

Our guide to driving in France can be found here.

Transport

Getting to Nice on long-distance trains or buses are very easy. There are frequent and direct connections from nearby cities, such as Paris and even as far afield as London. Cabs tend to have quite high fares, although they are certainly convenient. Hiring a car is recommended, as the region is an excellent place to move around at your own pace.

Trains
Nice has a train station, Gare de Nice-Ville, whose rail services are run by the SNCF. High-speed trains (TGV) arrive direct from Paris, taking about six hours and costing around €100. There are also frequent services between Nice and the nearby cities of Cannes and Monaco.

Taxis
Visitors are advised to pick up taxis at queues outside the train station or at major hotels such as Le Meridien. Cab fares tend to be expensive as many drivers try to charge exorbitant prices. It may be necessary to insist that the driver use the meter. Fares within the city should be nowhere above €25. From the airport, they should be around €35.

Buses
The main bus station in the city is the Gare Routière, located along Jean Jaurès Boulevard. Fares are cheap, starting at around €1.50, which will take you to stops within Nice and the surrounding region. Long-distance buses are available and are provided by Intercars. The company has services, not only to other French cities, but also to London, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Fares for buses both local (Lignes d'Azur) and inter-urban (Transport Alpes-Maritimes) are integrated into a single system for travelling in and around Nice. A bus pass costs €1, covering any distance and within 74 minutes, affords you a free-of-change connecting service (non-return). For those taking the Airport Express, a pass costs around €4.

Exploring

It is not a secret that this region of France has some of the most stunning drives in the entire Mediterranean. Along the roads, visitors will find small seaside towns in addition to the lively cosmopolitan cities. From Nice, holidaymakers can take drives either east to Italy or west to the foothills and the beach towns along the way.

Recommended Drives

Menton - This is a beautiful seaside town found east of Nice, right by the French-Italian border. The drive along the A8 affords the travellers panoramic views featuring the three mountain ledges of Basse, Moyenne and the highest one, Grande. The Grande Corniche rises up to 1,600ft.

Grasse - Reachable from Nice by driving west along the A8 past Antibes. This town is beautifully perched on the side of a hill, with views of the coast including the cities of Antibes and Cannes. Grasse is associated with the best perfumes of France.

Villefranche-sur-Mer - This is a quieter beach location, lying closer to the city centre of Nice. The beach is nicer here as it has fewer rocks, and there are only a few resorts, as most of the area is occupied by residents. The town is also home to quiet waterfront restaurants.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    French
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    InterRent

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Enterprise
  • SIXT Rent a Car
  • National Car Rental
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Goldcar
  • InterRent