Lyon car rentals are available in a variety of locations around the city including the airport, railway and metro stations, hotels, and sites around the city center. If you are looking for cheap car rental Lyon France, your best bet is to make your reservations as far in advance as possible, and also book an economy car (if the size of your group allows this). You must be 20 years old, have insurance, and have driven for at least one year with your driver’s license in order to reserve Lyon car rentals. Any licensed driver with insurance in your group that plans to drive the car needs to be at least 18 years old.
Even when you make your reservations in advance of your trip, it is not altogether inexpensive to rent a car in Lyon or many other European destinations for that matter. It is not at all uncommon for economy and compact cars to run in excess of 50 dollars per day. Lyon airport car hire is the most common way people retrieve their cars, as many take advantage of what can be decreased rates from bundling their Lyon car rentals with their airfare, and in many cases, their accommodations as well. This is another viable way to bring down the overall cost of your transportation in Lyon, and your vacation overall. Many travel providers and agencies offer deals that can add up to significant savings when you purchase your travel package to include air, room, and car. This and planning ahead are the two essential components to making cheap car rental Lyon France a possibility.
If you have already arranged for Lyon airport car hire, you will likely be picking up your automobile at Saint-Exupery International Airport, which is located approximately twelve miles east of Lyon. It is the main hub for all domestic and international flights to Lyon and ground transportation services can be found on the ground floor. There are also information desks in this same area if you need assistance with directions before picking up your car. All of the major car rental providers can be found here, including Europcar.
Lyon airport car hire is one way to go when it comes to getting around the city, but the metro system and public transportation in general is very efficient and quite affordable. There is a train station (the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupery) in-house at Saint-Exupery International Airport and it also connects to Lyon’s high-speed rail system. If you are staying in a particular part of the city where a great number of the attractions you are interested in seeing are located, you may want to consider taking a train into the city and using the public transport system, foregoing the car rental, in order to save some money on your trip. Otherwise, you’ll need to plan in advance and consider bundling your car rental with your airfare and accommodations to truly have a good chance of finding cheap car rental Lyon France. Once you do, you’ll be free to explore one of the most beautiful and culturally appealing cities in France.