Montpellier car rentals

Montpellier car rentals

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Montpellier, Hérault, France
Oct 28 — Nov 4
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Montpellier, Hérault, France
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Montpellier car rental information

Pick-up locationMontpellier
Car typesCompact, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Passenger van, Premium, Standard
Rental locations60
Airport locations11
Popular agenciesSixt, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Montpellier

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Montpellier car rental reviews and directory

From $31/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (4 reviews)
4 locations in Montpellier
Hertz
Locations in Montpellier
  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2021
Hard to find route to drop off location for someone not familiar with the cityEverything else was great
From $44/dayRated #2
Sixt
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Montpellier
Sixt
Locations in Montpellier
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
From $23/dayRated #3
Avis
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Montpellier
Avis
Locations in Montpellier
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentJul 11 2017
staff was excellent, very very helpful and kind. rate was reasonable.extra charge for picking up at train station (I thought I'd reserved a car from station) car had some kind of leak. couldn't use it first day
8.0 ExcellentFeb 14 2017
the car was new. it ran great. very gas efficient. friendly staff, especially when I ran late returning the car, due to weather delays.I bought the additional insurance directly from the site and when I got to the rental car company they insisted I buy THEIR insurance. not only did I pay 40% for the insurance, the car wasn't even legally insured there. secondly, the rental car company was severely overbooked. when I got there, there was only one car left which they gave me. the car I rented online was supposed to be big enough for "two luggages" and they one I got barely fit one. I was lucky enought to leave with a car, as the person who came in behind me left very angry without one.
From $40/dayRated #4
Alamo
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Montpellier
Alamo
Locations in Montpellier
  • 10
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Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentNov 13 2019
Mounia was very professional and helpful at pickupNo road signage anywhere showing where to return rental cars. No gas station nearby, and difficult to find one (Google Maps led me to two gas stations that did not exist).
From $32/dayRated #5
Thrifty
8.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Montpellier
Thrifty
Locations in Montpellier
  • 9
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  • 8
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodOct 30 2016
overpriced when request was for less than 12 h- too bad there is no optionsfor lessthan 24 h
From $28/dayRated #6
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (7 reviews)
3 locations in Montpellier
Enterprise
Locations in Montpellier
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 10 2018
Great Rental!Helpful staff, good price, easy pick-up and drop-off.I would have liked a car with a bit more power because of my itinerary and doing mountain driving. Would like helpful feedback but not upselling based on itinerary and type of driving.
9.2 ExcellentJan 2 2018
Good optionCentric location and good service.I asked for a medium car and it was a small one.
9.2 ExcellentSep 1 2017
DNot clean
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From $27/dayRated #7
Europcar
Most popular
7.2 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Montpellier
Europcar
Locations in Montpellier
  • 8
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Recent reviews
7.2 GoodSep 2 2016
Not clearFast and efficientThe agent tried to upgrade my car to a bigger one but failed to be clear on the condition ($$). Not too many choices of cars.
From $39/dayRated #8
Budget
5.6 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Montpellier
Budget
Locations in Montpellier
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From $26/dayRated #9
Dollar
4.2 Okay (2 reviews)
3 locations in Montpellier
Dollar
Locations in Montpellier
  • 2
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2017
Complete failureI thought all was well when I got on an earlier flight, but Dollar refused to change the time on my car reservation and I could not get the car when I arrived. They insisted I'd have to pay three times the price. After 45 minutes of assistants calling the headquarters and all sorts of other useless jazz, I gave up and rented from someone else.
6.4 GoodAug 18 2016
Wonderful employees , very friendly staff!The car was not ready at the time of the supposed pick-up, had to be brought over from other location (airport) 2 hours later and car was filthy and not cleaned.
Sunnycars
7 locations in Montpellier
Sunnycars
Locations in Montpellier
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Rent@Car
5 locations in Montpellier
Rent@Car
Locations in Montpellier
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Montpellier
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Montpellier
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UCAR
3 locations in Montpellier
UCAR
Locations in Montpellier
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ADA
2 locations in Montpellier
ADA
Locations in Montpellier
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Citer
2 locations in Montpellier
Citer
Locations in Montpellier
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Free2Move
2 locations in Montpellier
Free2Move
Locations in Montpellier
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From $27/day
National
2 locations in Montpellier
National
Locations in Montpellier
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YourRent
2 locations in Montpellier
YourRent
Locations in Montpellier
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Firefly
1 location in Montpellier
Firefly
Locations in Montpellier
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FLIZZR
1 location in Montpellier
FLIZZR
Locations in Montpellier
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FRANCECARS
1 location in Montpellier
FRANCECARS
Locations in Montpellier
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McRent
1 location in Montpellier
McRent
Locations in Montpellier
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Montpellier
PEUGEOT
Locations in Montpellier
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Montpellier
Renault rent a car
Locations in Montpellier
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TravelCar
1 location in Montpellier
TravelCar
Locations in Montpellier
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Virtuo
1 location in Montpellier
Virtuo
Locations in Montpellier
Recent reviews
23 travelers who rented a car in Montpellier gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations in or near Montpellier

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$42/day

Good deal

$30/day

When to book a rental car in Montpellier

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Montpellier

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Montpellier car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Montpellier.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Montpellier car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Montpellier

  • A rental car is the best, most comfortable way to explore not only Montpellier, but also the surrounding area of the Mediterranean coast in the south of France. A car will let you drive along the coast and access the more secluded beaches that public transportation can’t reach. Hop into the car and visit some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, or head to Saint Jean de Cuculles, a 30-minute drive away, to try some of the region’s best wine.
  • Most of the big car rental agencies, including Avis, Europcar, and Enterprise, can be found at Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport (MPL), which is about 15 minutes away from both the city center and some of the beaches on the Mediterranean coast. Car rental desks are located outside the main terminal building, across from the Arrivals Hall and Business Center. Vehicles should be returned to the car rental parking lot – follow the P6/P8/Car rental signs.
  • Navigating Marseille isn’t hard, but be extra careful when maneuvering in some of the narrow streets in the city center. Rue de La Loge is a pedestrian-only street. Pedestrians always have the right of way on crosswalks, so you must stop and wait for them. If you wish to hit the coast, you might want to do so on the weekends, as big trucks are not allowed on the roads. Cyclists are common along coastal roads.
  • While traffic in Montpellier is manageable, the city does get more crowded during morning rush hour between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and then again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., so avoid driving within those time frames if possible. Downtown always experiences some congestion and traffic jams are common on the A9 – particularly during summer and on weekends, as more tourists take to the road.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Montpellier for $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Montpellier at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Montpellier are around 68% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Montpellier are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Montpellier

  • Some car rental companies in Montpellier which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Dollar and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Montpellier costs $42 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($25/day), Europcar ($34/day) and Hertz ($60/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Sixt Aeroport Montpellier Mediterr. 34130 (5 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Montpellier. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Montpellier is $7.07 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $85 and $113, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Citroen Berlingo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Montpellier.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Méditerranée airport include Dollar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Méditerranée airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Enterprise, Avis, Alamo, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Montpellier costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Montpellier costs $151 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Montpellier costs $43 per day, on average.

  • In Montpellier, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Gare Snf Place Auguste Gibert (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Montpellier costs $296 per week ($42 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Montpellier costs $1,268 per month ($42 per day).

  • For passengers who don't require much space, a small, compact car is ideal for driving through the narrow streets of Marseille. But if you're planning on a road trip along the coast, a convertible allows you to feel the Mediterranean breeze, especially in the early summer. If you’re traveling with family or friends, a mid-size sedan is a good fit.

  • The speed limit in urban areas is typically 50 km/h (31 mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas, in which case speed limit signs will be posted. The speed limit in two to three-lane roads is 90 km/h (55 mph), and 110 km/h (68 mph) on four-lane routes. Motorways have a speed limit of 130 km/h (80 mph). The limits decrease in wet weather.

  • The average gas prices in Montpellier are approximately €5.15 (around $5.83) per gallon. You can find lower prices of around €4.35 ($4.92) per gallon, and the higher prices are usually €5.68 ($6.46) per gallon. There is a Dyneff gas station within the Montpellier Airport grounds in case you need to fill up the tank before returning your car.

  • The historic center of Montpellier doesn’t allow cars, so you will need to drop the car in the surrounding zones. Street parking rates rise as you park nearer the center. In the “first zone” the rate is €2 per hour. “Second zone” charges about €1.30 per hour, and “third zone” costs €0.80 per hour. You can park for a maximum of 2, 5, and 9 hours, respectively. There are also many parking lots that charge €1.80 - €2.10 per hour.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).