Car & Van Hire in Marseille

Enterprise car hire locations in Marseille

Marseille is France's second largest city in terms of population, and is the largest Mediterranean port and the economic centre of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur district. It's a dynamic and busy city, with a rich heritage. As a former European Capital of Culture, there's plenty for visitors to see and do. The focal point for most tourists is the Vieux Port with its boats and yachts, while the old Le Panier district is the most ancient part of the city. Marseille has two Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches in the city; one in the city centre at St Charles, and the other in the south at Rabatau. There's also a branch at Marseille Airport, which is about a 27-minute drive from the city centre, via the A7. Both city branches are close to the ring road, offering good access to the region. Also, the St Charle branch is very close to Marseille train station.

Our Vehicles For Hire In Marseille

Marseille car hire is easy with Enterprise, and you'll have an excellent range of vehicles to choose from to suit the purpose of your journey. From compact cars to economy cars, you can pick a vehicle to suit your budget and driving style. Maybe you'll be tempted by the range of luxury cars Enterprise has to offer. Families and groups looking for car rental in Marseille can choose an Enterprise people carrier or if you're feeling adventurous, an SUV is just the vehicle for driving in a variety of terrain.

Cheap Car And Van Hire In Marseille

Car hire with Enterprise follows an easy online booking process. Simply pick your branch and choose one of the vehicles at competitive rates to ensure you get the best deals when booking online. Adding extras, such as a satnav to help with directions or a child seat for your little one, is simple and just takes a few clicks. Then, you can relax, knowing you'll save money for prepaid rental and benefit from the fuel-efficient vehicles in the Enterprise fleet.

Airport Car Hire

When landing at or departing from Marseille Airport, located on the N113 at Marignane, you'll be in one of the two terminals. These are within walking distance of each other and the car rentals area is well signposted. Once you've collected your hire car, follow the A7 for the city of Marseille, around 15 miles away. It's also easy to drive to other areas, such as Aix-en-Provence, around 15 miles away along the D9.

Attractions In Marseille

Visit the Old Port. You can park here then go for a stroll to see this beautiful area, protected by historical armaments and limestone walls. There are plenty of boats to marvel at, both old and new. The Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde is a magnificent cathedral offering fantastic views over Marseille. It's perched on a hill south of the Old Port and is well worth the walk up there. Don't miss the Boulevard Longchamp and Palais Longchamp. The Boulevard is a great example of sophisticated old buildings and you can visit the Palais Longchamp, the Musee des Beaux Arts, and the Natural History Museum while in the area.

Places To Visit Outside Marseille

Explore the Calanques, which is a series of small fjords, a 30-minute drive south of Marseille. There, you'll find the clear sea and limestone cliffs with coastal walks. The Château d'If is on a small island just off the Old Port, and you can park up and catch the ferry. The views back to Marseille are superb and this small but historical landmark is very interesting. Drive to Allauch and Plan de Cuques on the outskirts of the city for some lovely countryside. Pack a picnic in the boot of your car and stroll in the hills, taking in the views of Marseille.

Parking And Traffic Information In Marseille

As Marseille is a big city, traffic can be busy. You may benefit from a satnav to help you find your way around the city's streets, some of which are extremely narrow. Major A roads encircle the city, making access to different areas easier. Parking on the streets can be tricky but there are plenty of public car parks to use. For example, you can park at the Q-Park Marseille Vieux-Port / Hôtel de Ville on Place Jules de Verne or at the Q-Park Marseille Gambetta Gare Saint Charles on the Allée Léon Gambetta.