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CAR HIRE PARIS ORLY AIRPORT TIPS and FACTS

Although named Paris Orly Airport, this international air hub actually overlaps the cities of Orly and Villeneuve-le-Roi. However, the airport is located just outside of the city of Paris—only about 8 miles south. It serves a wide variety of international destinations, including North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Although Charles de Gaulle Airport has taken over some of the international traffic, Orly is still the busiest airport in France for domestic traffic, and the busiest airport in France in terms of passenger numbers, serving over 32 million passengers a year.

There are plenty of rental car options available at Orly, including Alamo, Advantage/Europcar, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, National, InterRent, Sixt, and Thrifty.

Here’s everything you need to know about renting a car at Paris Orly Airport.

What are the age restrictions when hiring a car at Paris Orly Airport?

 

The federal minimum age for car rental in France is 18, and there is no maximum age. However, many car hire services providers at Paris Orly Airport may set their own minimum age higher (usually between 21-23). There are also surcharges for younger drivers, which can be quite pricey. Here are the policies for the services offered at Paris Orly:

  • Alamo, National, Enterprise:

Minimum age: 21 years old (mini and economy only); 23 (mini, economy, cargo vans); 24 (all styles except luxe and premium); 30 (no restriction)

Young Driver Surcharge: Approx. €30

  • Advantage/Europcar

Minimum age: 18 years old (styles available will vary according to driver experience; contact the service location directly)

Young Driver Surcharge: Surcharges will apply; contact the service location directly.

  • Avis, Budget, Dollar

Minimum age: 18 years old (classes of cars available are restricted by age)

Young Driver Surcharge: Approx. 30USD (may vary; contact location for specifics)

  • Firefly, Thrifty

Minimum age: 21 years old (some vehicle class restrictions apply); 25 years old (no class restrictions)

Young Driver Surcharge: Approx. €30

  • Hertz

Minimum Age: 21 years old (vehicle classes restricted)

Young Driver Surcharge: €37.13 (up to 25 years old)

  • InterRent

Minimum Age: 21 years old

Young Driver Surcharge: €5.00

  • Sixt

Minimum Age: 18 years old

Young Driver Surcharge: €30.00

Vehicle classes are restricted based on driving experience.

How much does it cost to add a second driver to your rental car contract at Paris Orly Airport in New York City?

The car rental companies at Paris Orly Airport charge, on average, €5-€10 per day for additional drivers. This fee may, in some cases, be waived (if the additional driver is your spouse, or the rental is on a corporate account).

  • Additional drivers must meet all driver requirements.
  • Car rental companies at Paris Orly Airport do have the right, at their discretion, to refuse additional drivers. Also, the company may impose stricter age or driver experience limitations on optional additional drivers. If you have concerns about the driver’s ability to qualify, especially if they are under 25, contact the agency directly.

What documents are required to hire a car at Paris Orly Airport?

French Drivers

  • All drivers must have a current, valid driver’s license.
  • A valid credit card in the lead drivers name with an appreciable balance that can be held (usually $200+). The held funds will not be available for use during the rental.
  • Debit cards are not accepted per policy by the companies operating out of Paris Orly Airport. If you do not have a credit card suitable for the credit authorization, you’ll need to contact the companies individually to determine whether there is any viable workaround.
  • Some car rental companies at Paris Orly Airport may require additional drivers to have a valid credit card as well.
  • Insurance can be purchased at the counter if you do not have car insurance yourself. If you do have your own insurance, be aware that insurance at the counter is fully optional.

International Drivers:

  • It’s highly recommended to obtain an international driver’s permit (IDP) from your country of origin if you are planning to rent a vehicle in France. While not all rental companies may require it, most will, and in all cases it will streamline the rental process if your license is in a language other than English. You can see more information about driving in France here.
  • A valid driver’s license from your country of origin.
  • Your passport.
  • A valid credit card in the lead drivers name with an appreciable available balance to hold ($200+).
  • Debit cards are not accepted per policy by the companies operating out of Paris Orly Airport. If you do not have a credit card suitable for the credit authorization, you’ll need to contact the companies individually to determine whether there is any viable workaround.
  • Insurance can be purchased at the counter if you do not have car insurance yourself. If you do have your own insurance, be aware that insurance at the counter is fully optional.

 

Car Hire Companies at Paris Orly Airport

Paris Orly Airport two public terminals, numbered 1 and 3. Each services has a counter in both terminals, located on the first level of each terminal’s parking garage.

The car hire companies available at Paris Orly Airport include:

  • Alamo Phone: 0 826 10 24 27
  • Avis Phone: 0 821 23 07 60
  • Budget Phone:+33 1 49 75 44 91 / 0 825 00 35 64
  • Dollar Phone:+1 800 800 4000
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Citer) : +33 1 49 75 36 38 / 0 825 16 12 12
  • Europcar/Advantage Phone:+33 9 77 40 32 54 / 0 825 35 83 58
  • Firefly Car Rental Phone: +33 1 74 22 09 45
  • Hertz Phone:+33 825 88 92 65 / 01 39 38 38 38
  • National Phone: +33 1 49 75 36 38
  • InterRent Phone:+33 826 10 28 31 / 0 892 23 02 26
  • Sixt Phone: +33 1 44 38 55 55 / 0 820 00 74 98
  • Thrifty Phone:+33 825 88 92 65

 

Opening Times Car Rentals Desks at Paris Orly Airport

Please be aware that you should schedule your pick up and drop off times when making your vehicle reservation; some companies will have after-hours drop off policies, while others will not. Hours of operation below. Hours will be subject to change based on holidays. Please contact companies individually for holiday schedules, especially if you are unfamiliar with Canadian holidays.

  • Alamo : Sun-Sat 6:30AM-12AM
  • Avis : Sun-Sat 6AM-12AM
  • Budget : Sun-Sat 6AM-12AM
  • Dollar : Sun-Sat 6AM-12AM
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car : Mon-Fri 6AM-12AM; Sat-Sun 6:30AM-11:30PM
  • Europcar/Advantage : Sun-Sat 6AM-12AM
  • Firefly Car Rental : Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM; Sat 8AM-5PM; Sun 11AM-8PM
  • Hertz : Sun-Sat 6AM-12AM
  • National : Mon-Fri 6AM-12AM; Sat-Sun 6:30AM-11:30PM
  • InterRent : Sun-Sat 7AM-9PM
  • Sixt : Mon-Fri 7AM-11PM; Sat-Sun 7:30-10:30
  • Thrifty : Mon-Fri 7AM-11:30PM; Sat 7:30AM-12AM; Sun 8AM-11:30PM

Best car hire Companies at Paris Orly Airport?

Sixt comes highly recommended via online reviews (check all of the reviews in Chrome for translation if you don’t speak French). Hertz also has several favourable reviews. Both companies are praised online both for their commitment to fulfilling reservations and for being able to help travellers on the spur of the moment.

 

Worst car hire companies at Paris Orly Airport?

Dollar Car rental has a variety of negative reviews online, largely because they have a confusing set up at the airport, and often require customers to pick cars up at different locations.

Budget gets dinged for long waits and inability to solve customer issues on site—and for not having the vehicles promised by pre-reservations. This can be especially troublesome if you are anticipating an automatic transmission vehicle and none are available. Nor does Budget do automatic, free upgrades if they don’t have a vehicle in your class available.

Leaving Paris Orly Airport

Paris is one of the busiest and largest cities in France, and Paris Orly Airport itself is bustling! Construction and traffic are likely to slow you down and cause some confusion.

We always recommend using GPS navigation when driving in an unfamiliar city. You can even use crowd-sourced traffic apps like Waze, which can be very helpful in navigating conditions that may change from hour to hour or day to day.

Paris does not have congestion charges, but they have been proposed in the past, and may change in the near future. They do, however, require that vehicles have an approved emissions sticker or pay a fine. This won’t impact someone renting a vehicle from Paris Orly International Airport, however, if you do rent a vehicle from outside of Paris during your stay, confirm with the rental company that it has this sticker if you will be driving it in Paris.

There are toll roads in France, which you should be aware of. You can avoid lines at the tolls with a Sanef Tolling device, obtainable here.

Speed Limits at and Around Paris Orly Airport

French speed limit laws may be unfamiliar to outsiders, as there are two distinct set of limits: dry weather and wet weather. Furthermore, those with their license for less than two years are required to follow the wet weather limits at all times. The limits are as follows:

Wet Weather Speed Limits:

  • Built-Up Areas: 31 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour)
  • Non-Built-Up Areas: 49miles per hour (80kilometers per hour)
  • Two Lane Highways and Non-Toll Highways: 62miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour)
  • Toll Roads: 68 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour)
  • The Paris Ring Road: 49 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour)

Dry Weather Speed Limits:

  • Built-Up Areas: 31 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour)
  • Non-Built-Up Areas: 55miles per hour (90kilometers per hour)
  • Two Lane Highways and Non-Toll Highways: 68miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour)
  • Toll Roads: 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour)
  • The Paris Ring Road: 49 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour)

Petrol Stations Near Paris Orly Airport

There are three conveniently located gas stations near Paris Orly Airport:

  • AVIA Orly Ouest Relais

Aerogare Orly, Avenue de l’Aeroport · +33 1 49 75 24 99

Open 24 hours

  • Tesla Supercharger

Novotel Paris Orly Rungis, 1 Rue du Pont des Halles · +33 800 94 10 29

Open 24 hours

  • Total

1 Rue des Lances · +33 1 46 87 59 29

Mon-Fri 5AM-9PM; Sat 6AM-1PM; Sun Closed