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Dollar Car Rental in Marseille

Starting from 36.04 GBP per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 01-07-2024 - 08-07-2024 at Marseille Airport

Marseille, France's second-largest city and the oldest in the country, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and coastal beauty. Known as the "Cité Phocéenne" (Phocaean City) after its Greek founders, Marseille is a vibrant Mediterranean metropolis with a rich maritime heritage.

Car rental in Marseille gives you the freedom to explore this diverse city and its surrounding region at your own pace. From the charming Vieux Port (Old Port) to the stunning Calanques National Park, a car hire in Marseille, France is your ticket to unforgettable adventures. Cruise along the scenic Corniche Kennedy, a coastal road offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, or venture into the picturesque countryside of Provence, where lavender fields and quaint villages defy the din of modernity.

With Dollar Car Rental, you can choose from a variety of affordable vehicles, including hybrid and electric models, all designed with your safety, comfort and convenience. Our modern fleet ensures a smooth and reliable driving experience, allowing you to focus on enjoying your journey. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with family and friends, we have the perfect car rental in Marseille, France to meet your needs.

In the post-COVID world, car rentals in Marseille, France offer a safer alternative to public transportation, giving you peace of mind as you explore this lovely city. Rent a car with Dollar Car Rental for the freedom to discover Marseille's little-known gems, from charming coastal villages to verdant virgin landscapes.

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2 Dollar Car Rental at Marseille Airport

Marseille Airport

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  • Vieux Port (Old Port) Parking: Paid parking is available near the historic harbour and numerous attractions. This central location offers easy access to many of Marseille's top sights, including the MuCEM and the Pharo Palace.
  • Gare Saint-Charles Parking: Paid parking at the central railway station, convenient for public transport connections. If you're arriving in Marseille by train or planning to use public transport during your stay, this is a practical option for your car hire in Marseille.
  • Centre Bourse Parking: Located in the heart of the city, this underground parking garage provides ample space and is close to major shopping areas and restaurants. It's a good choice for those exploring Marseille's vibrant city centre.

Don’t worry if you have hired an eco-friendly car. There are as many as 315 EV stations across the city. Some of the prominent ones are:

  • IKEA Marseille La Valentine: Located at 32 Route de la Sablière, this charging station offers convenient charging while you shop or dine.
  • Q-Park - Marseille - 2 Boulevard Louis Frangin: This parking garage at 2 Boulevard Louis Frangin provides charging facilities for electric vehicles, making it a practical choice for those exploring the city centre. 
  • Charging station at Gare Saint-Charles: As a major transportation hub, Gare Saint-Charles offers charging stations for electric vehicles, ensuring you can easily recharge your Marseille car hire before continuing your journey.
  • City centre: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Residential areas: 30 km/h (19 mph)
  • Peripheral areas: 70-90 km/h (43-56 mph)
  • A50 Autoroute (East): Connects Marseille to Toulon and Nice, offering scenic coastal views. This route is ideal for those heading to the French Riviera and its glamorous destinations.
  • A7 Autoroute (North): Links Marseille to Lyon and Paris, passing through picturesque Provençal countryside. If you're planning a road trip to other parts of France, this is your gateway to the north.
  • A55 Tunnel Prado Carénage: Provides a convenient route under the city centre, connecting the northern and southern parts of Marseille. This tunnel can save you time and help avoid traffic congestion when travelling within the city.
  • Congested Roads: A7 Autoroute, A50 Autoroute, and the city centre experience the most traffic, especially during peak hours. Plan your journeys accordingly to avoid delays and frustration.
  • Rush Hour: Weekday mornings (7:00-9:00 am) and evenings (5:00-7:00 pm) are the busiest times on the roads. Consider exploring Marseille's attractions during off-peak hours for a more relaxed experience.
  1. Take the A50 Autoroute eastbound.
  2. Exit at Cassis (Exit 8).
  3. Follow the signs towards the town centre.

The drive to Cassis takes approximately 30 minutes and offers stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline.

  • Vieux Port (Old Port): Explore the historic harbour, lined with inviting cafes and restaurants, and witness the daily fish market's lively atmosphere. Nearby parking options include the Vieux Port underground parking garage and Quai du Port.
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica: Enjoy panoramic city views from this hilltop landmark, an iconic symbol of Marseille. The basilica is accessible by car, with limited parking available on site, or by public transportation.
  • MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations): Discover Marseille's cultural heritage through fascinating exhibits and immerse yourself in the region's history. The museum offers a dedicated underground parking garage for visitors.
  • Visit the Calanques National Park: Hike or take a boat tour through the stunning Calanques, a series of limestone cliffs and inlets with crystal-clear turquoise waters. With your car rental in Marseille, you can easily access various trails and viewpoints within the park. Several car parks are available near popular trailheads, such as Calanque de Sormiou and Calanque de Morgiou.
  • Explore the colourful Cours Julien neighbourhood: Wander through this bohemian district, known for its street art, shops, and restaurants. Park your Dollar rental car at one of the many public parking garages in the area, such as Cours Julien or Carnot. 
  • Take a scenic drive along the Corniche Kennedy: Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea from this iconic coastal road, stopping at mesmerising beaches and coves along the way. You can find street parking along the Corniche Kennedy, but be aware that spots may be limited, especially during peak season.
  1. Les Terrasses du Port: This modern shopping centre offers a wide range of stores, restaurants, and a cinema.
  2. Marché de Noailles: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling market, known for its fresh produce, spices, and local specialties.

With your Marseille car hire, you can easily reach these shopping destinations and carry your purchases back to your accommodation.

The ocean simmers by the day and the stars glitter by the night – Marseille is sheer delight! Marseille is a lot of fun at night; here are our top two recommendations:

  1. Experience the lively bars and clubs of Cours Julien: This vibrant neighbourhood comes alive at night with a diverse range of bars and clubs offering everything from live music to DJ sets. With your Marseille car hire, you can easily explore different venues and find the perfect spot to dance the night away.
  2. Enjoy a romantic dinner with a view at Le Ventre de l'Architecte: This rooftop restaurant offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the iconic Cité Radieuse building, designed by Le Corbusier. After dinner, you can take a leisurely drive along the Corniche Kennedy to admire the city's illuminated coastline.

Rental Fleet Marseille

Discover budget-friendly vehicles for unforgettable travels*

Marseille Airport
RENAULT CLIO car rental in Marseille
RENAULT CLIO or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 3

36.04 GBP per day*

Marseille Airport
PEUGEOT 2008 car rental in Marseille
PEUGEOT 2008 or similar
  • 5

  • Manual

  • 3

38.16 GBP per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 01-07-2024 - 08-07-2024

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the options for refuelling my car hire in Marseille, France?

Marseille offers a variety of petrol stations throughout the city, including major brands like Total, Esso, and BP. You can typically find them along major roads and highways.

Which lane do I have to use for overtaking vehicles in France?

In France, you must overtake on the left lane. It is illegal to overtake on the right lane, except in specific situations where traffic is moving slowly.

How do I pay tolls in Marseille and France?

Most toll roads in France, including those around Marseille, accept cash, credit cards, and electronic toll payment systems like the "télépéage" (toll tag).

What highways go around the city of Marseille?

The A50 autoroute (eastbound) and the A7 autoroute (northbound) are the main highways that circumvent Marseille.

Can I use my foreign driving licence in Marseille?

Yes, you can use your foreign driving licence in France, including Marseille, as long as it's valid and issued in a country that has an agreement with France. However, it's recommended to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) for added convenience.


FOR RENTALS IN ITALY - from 15th Nov to 15th Apr many cities in specific Italian regions are required by law to restrict rentals to only those vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. To comply with these regulations, Dollar equipped vehicles with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges as Winterisation fee. Hence, for these vehicles there’s NO NEED TO BOOK snow chains as Extra.

IMPORTANT: Please check the rate details of your quotation on the right of this web page to verify if your booking includes Winterisation fee before booking snow chains in Italy.