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In Lyon we recommend the following car hire offers

from 22 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact Van
e.g. NISSAN TOWNSTAR
7 Days from 19.07 - 26.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 28 £ per day
Mini

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Toyota Aygo
7 Days from 19.07 - 26.07.2024
Example vehicle
from 37 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Economy
e.g. Renault Clio
7 Days from 19.07 - 26.07.2024
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Hire a Car in Lyon - flexible exploration of France

Lyon is a city of 520,000 inhabitants in the southeast of France and a good starting point for a trip by hired car. It lies at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. The city looks back on 2,000 years of history and its historical core has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Every year, numerous tourists enjoy the world-famous and multi-faceted gastronomy of the regional capital Lyon. Many of them arrive by plane and land at Saint Exupéry International Airport (IATA Code LYS). The airport is 22 km from Lyon and is connected to the city centre by a well-developed motorway.

The ideal means of transport for a trip to Lyon and to explore the city is the hired car. Before you start your trip, you can hire one from us in the appropriate format and with all the desired details. On our portal you will find the offers of every car hire company represented at the airport and in the city. Thanks to the completed booking, the pickup is as fast as you can imagine and within a few minutes you are sitting in your rented car on your way to the city.

Discover Vieux Lyon by Hired Car

The old town, partly situated on a peninsula shows you France from its lovable side. You can only explore the narrow alleys on foot and must park your hired car on an access road. Well-preserved historic buildings offer small shops, stylish restaurants, street cafés and much more. The old town is an ideal starting point for your holidays.

To the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière by hired car

The basilica on Mount Fourvière above the city can be seen from afar. You can park your hired car directly in front of it in a Car park to view the magnificent interior. Next to the church is a museum and behind the basilica you can climb an observation tower. In good weather you focus on the snow-covered Alps, on the other side you look beyond Lyon into the Rhone valley.

Relax in the Parc de la tête d'Or

With its 120 hectares, the urban park on the banks of the Rhone is the largest in France. Parking spaces for the hired car are available on Uferstraße. Inside the park, a varied backdrop awaits you, which offers many leisure activities, gastronomic highlights and relaxing peace and quiet as an option.

Driving from Lyon through France with the one-way hire

Search for the one-way option when hiring if you want to use Lyon as a starting point for a tour of the Grande Nation. You pick up your car at the airport and drop it off at another airport. With this car hire option, you see more of the country of travel and remain flexible in keeping with the times.

Destination Distance from Lyon
Paris 460 km
Marseille 314 km
Montpellier 302 km

Discover France and Lyon by car

In addition to the highlights described above, the city also offers lots of places of interest and the hired car is your perfect companion. In view of the high number of visitors, you should take advantage of the price comparison offers in advance of your trip. We work with every car hire company based at Lyon Airport or in the city center. With us you do not only hire cheaply, but also book a hired car with individual accessories tailored to your needs. Below are some aspects you should consider when hiring.

The best possible insurance for every hired car in Lyon

Hire a car at a reasonable price and get the fully comprehensive insurance without excess. This approach is recommended by independent experts because it creates planning security. In the event of an accident, a fully comprehensive policy without a deductible covers the entire damage, while in the case of an insurance policy with a deductible, you share in the costs. The low price advantage is cancelled out by the much higher deductible in the event of damage.

Take a look at the deposit when hiring a car in Lyon

When checking our offers you will see that every hired car has a deposit . This amount will be blocked on your credit card by the car hire company at Lyon Airport. You can dispose of the sum again if the hired car is returned to the provider without damage. It is therefore essential to take a valid credit card with sufficient funds available.

Reporting an additional driver to the car hire company

Any car hire insurance will only cover an accident if the car is driven by a driver on the rental contract. If you want to give the car hire tax to an escort at times, this must be included in the contract by the car hire company at the airport. This process cannot be carried out when hiring on our portal, because the landlord has to check the driving licence.

Fulfill traffic rules when driving a hired car in Lyon

In France, the rules are largely the same as yours. Unlike in Germany, most highways have tolls and the police often check the houses for payment. With speeding or unauthorized parking you will have to reach deeper into your pocket than at home. From July 2018, the maximum speed for country roads will be 80 km/h.

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