Car Hire from Avignon Airport
Avignon is a charming city in Provence known for its ancient streets, gothic architecture and restored mediaeval ramparts. The best way to explore this magical region of France when arriving at Avignon Airport is to hire a car and Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Avignon Airport
Car hire desks for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt are located in the arrivals terminal just across from baggage claim. A key drop off box is available to return your rental car after hours if required. Car rental companies use Avignon Airport’s car park which is located to the left as you exit the terminal.
Petrol Stations near Avignon Airport
If you hire a car from Avignon Airport with a ‘full to full’ fuel policy it is necessary to refuel your car before returning it in order to avoid extra costs and charges.
The nearest petrol station to the airport is ELF which can be reached by taking the RN7 on leaving Avignon Airport in the direction of Marseillie for 2km before taking exit 24 where ELF is located.
Driving around Avignon Airport
Avignon Airport is well-connected with a good road network to most destinations in Provence. Road signs can be few and misleading if you are not familiar with the area and it is recommended you purchase a map of the area when you collect your car from the airport.
On leaving Avignon Airport by car you will be on the national road RN7 which can be followed for 2km (5min) to join the A7 Autoroute for major destinations in Provence.
Getting to your destination
Here are some popular destinations for visitors to Provence, France that can be easily reached when you hire a car from Avignon Airport
Avignon is home to the annual Festival d’Avignon, a festival of theatre, dance, film and street performances that attract tourists in their numbers. The event takes place in July and August but there is plenty to see, do and experience in the ancient city of Avignon.
Avignon is 9.9km (21min) from Avignon Airport. Follow the RN7 for 4.7km 15 minutes towards Marseilles. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction of Avenue Pierre Semard and turn left towards Boulevard Saint-Michel driving for 1km into Avignon.
The Old Town of Avignon is a conservation area and is partly a car-free zone accessed by foot. There is limited on-street parking in and around the centre of Avignon. The main car parks are located at the two train stations in Avignon and there is free parking at the Ile Piot and at Avenue des Italiens that offer free shuttle buses into the city centre.
Marseilles was founded by Greek traders 2,600 years ago and is France’s oldest city. With plenty of ancient buildings, museums, galleries and its famous port to explore Marseilles has something to offer everyone.
Avignon Airport is 87km, 55 minutes from Marseilles and can be reached by following the RN7 after collecting your car.
There is on-street parking available in Marseille with applied charges of €1.50/hour. Maximum duration for on street parking in the city centre is 2-4 hours. Unlimited parking is restricted to car parks located in the city centre. Parking rates vary from €1.50-€2.50/hour with daily maximums of €12.00-€19.00.
Montpellier is one of the most popular destinations in southern France and home to some prestigious heritage sites. Located close to the Mediterranean coast in the heart of one of the world’s largest wine regions, there is plenty to see and do when you have hired your car at Avignon Airport.
Avignon Airport is 104km 1hr 30 minutes from Montpellier and can be reached by joining the A9 from the RN7 which takes you directly to the centre of Montpellier.
There are plenty of parking areas in Montpellier including overflow parking on the outskirts of the city, parking zones and indoor and outdoor car parks. Charges and opening times vary according to your location and it is advisable to check when you park. Parking is expensive in Montpellier, costing up to €2.50/hour.