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Dollar Car Rental at Marseille Airport

Marseille, the charming port city nestled in the heart of Southern France, boasts a vibrant history, breathtaking coastal vistas, and delectable French cuisine. The ‘oldest city in France’, this ancient port city was founded by the Greeks in 600 BC. Today, Marseille brims with life as a truly cosmopolitan fulcrum, housing a dynamic cultural blend of arts, music, and traditions that make it a captivating destination for travellers seeking depth and diversity.

The best way to explore everything Marseille has to offer is in the comfort of a rental car. You can secure a car hire at Marseille Airport from the Dollar Car Rental desk, which is conveniently located at the airport. With car rental at Marseille Airport, you are connected to major roads such as the D-20 on the East and D9c to the South.  From here, you also have easy access to nearby towns such as Martigues, Salon-de-Provence, and Aix-en-Provence.

Dollar Car Rental at Marseille Airport

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When you arrive at Marseille Provence Airport, you'll find the Dollar Car Rental desk conveniently located in the rental area across Terminal 1. Simply cross the road adjacent to the terminal to reach our counter at parking P1.

Upon reaching our desk, present your documents to pick up your pre-booked car hire at Marseille Airport. Our strategically located pickup spot at Marseille Airport allows you to start your journey immediately, eliminating the hassle of depending on Airport shuttle services or cabs. 

At Dollar Car Rental, you can choose from a diverse range of cars to suit your travel needs:

  • Mini Cars: These small, fuel-efficient vehicles are perfect for navigating city streets. They are also ideal for short trips or parking in tight spaces. Choose from Fiat, Peugeot, Toyota, Renault, or similar brands.  
  • Compact Models:  These cars are agile and easy to manoeuvre, ideal for urban and suburban driving. Select from Renault, Ford, Peugeot, or similar brands.
  • Sedans: With spacious interiors, these vehicles are perfect for families and travellers with bulky luggage. Options include Ford, Citroen, and Toyota.
  • SUVs or Family Cars: Ideal for larger groups and longer trips, these vehicles offer ample space and cargo capacity, accommodating everything from luggage to sports equipment for your travels. Select from Renault, Kia, Chevrolet, or similar brands.

Every year, Marseille attracts countless travellers eager to explore its rich tapestry of historical landmarks, from the storied Vieux Port to the iconic Notre-Dame de la Garde. With a car hire at Marseille airport, you can explore this ancient port city and nearby towns at leisure. Some places to add to your list are:

1. Aix en Provence

Aix is famous for its classic Provencal charm, tree-lined boulevards, and vibrant markets. Visit the Cours Mirabeau, a picturesque street in the city centre. Aix is also home to several art museums, including the Granet Museum, which hosts works by Cézanne and other noted artists.

  • Distance from Marseille Airport: 32 km
  • Travel Time: Approximately 40 minutes 

2. Arles

Arles is steeped in history, home to well-preserved Roman ruins such as a massive amphitheatre that now serves as a venue for cultural events. Visit the Van Gogh Foundation to learn more about the artist’s prolific period in this town.

  • Distance from Marseille Airport: 71 km
  • Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

3. Gordes

Atop the Vaucluse Mountains, Gordes offers stunning views of the Provence countryside. The village is known for its stone buildings and cobblestone streets, which give it a timeless appeal. Don't miss the Abbaye de Sénanque, a beautiful 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields.

  • Distance from Marseille Airport: 74 km
  • Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

You will find several distinctive dining spots just a short drive away in your car rental from Marseille Airport. Some popular options are:

1. Chez Michel: Located about a 25-minute drive from Marseille Airport, Chez Michel is renowned for its authentic Marseillaise cuisine, particularly its traditional bouillabaisse. This restaurant offers a cosy setting by Catalans Beach and a perfect spot to enjoy fresh seafood delicacies. 

2. Cedrat: About 20 minutes from the airport, Cedrat is a modern eatery known for its creative approach to Mediterranean cuisine. The menu features seasonal ingredients and innovative dishes prepared using the rich produce of the region.

3. Petrin Couchette: This unique bakery and restaurant makes the 40-minute drive in your car rental from Marseille airport worth that effort. Enjoy delectable brownies, chocolate cookies, sandwiches, and bread prepared using organic flour and natural yeast. Don't forget to try their authentic bean-to-bar chocolate!

You can follow two routes to return your car rental at Marseille Airport:

  1. If you're approaching from the A7 motorway, take exit 28, marked Vitrolles. At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Marignane – Aéroport.
  2. If you are approaching from Martigues or Carry le Rouet, follow the D9 towards Marignane, the A7, and the airport. Once near the airport, keep left at Vitrolles to continue towards Marignane – Aéroport.

As you arrive at the airport, follow the signs to Terminal 1, which will lead you to the Dollar Car Rental parking area. Make sure your car hire from Marseille Airport is refuelled or recharged, and check for any personal items in the trunk or compartments. Then, park the car in the designated area and return your keys.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of identification are required to collect a rental car?

To collect a rental car, you must present a valid driver's licence, the credit card used for the booking, and an official identification document like an identity card or passport.

Are digital payment methods accepted for car hire bookings?

Digital payment methods are not accepted for car hire bookings. You can make bookings using a credit card, which you must present at the time of pick-up. If you use a debit card for booking, you must present the debit card and a valid credit card to collect your vehicle.

Is there a fee for young drivers under 25 when they hire a car?

Yes, a ‘young driver’ surcharge applies if you are under the age of 25 when you hire a car. Age restrictions for a Marseille car hire at the airport may vary depending on local driving rules.

How do I change the main driver's name or the rental station in my car rental reservation?

You cannot change the main driver's name or rental location. If you need to change the main driver's name or the rental station in your car rental reservation, you must cancel the current reservation and create a new one with the updated details.

Are refunds provided for early return of rental vehicles?

Refunds are not provided if you return the rental car earlier than the agreed date. The full rental amount for the agreed period will still apply.

Is there a fee for driving the rental car across national borders?

Yes, a fee may apply for driving the rental car across national borders. This Cross Border Fee varies depending on the rental location and specific terms.

What is the cancellation policy for car rentals?

For prepaid Marseille car rental at the airport, you can cancel online up to two days before pickup for a full refund. After this, you will receive a refund for the prepayment minus an administration charge. You can cancel pay-at-location pickups any time before your scheduled pick-up time at no administrative charge.

How can I get a refund if I do not pick up my prepaid car rental as scheduled?

If you do not pick up your prepaid car rental as scheduled and fail to cancel, you can request a refund minus a no-show charge by writing to Dollar Car Rental within 90 days of the pickup date. Include a copy of your reservation confirmation in your correspondence.


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.