Discover the city of Lyon by car
Lyon is first and foremost about history. A multi-millennial city, there are countless destinations that travelers love. Formerly called Lugdunum, it was the capital of Gaul. Subsequently, it became a huge market square, which it still is today.
This exceptional history has left its mark, and in particular an old district very popular with residents and passing travelers alike.
Lyon is also an exceptional human concentration. The Lyon metropolitan area has 1,350,000 inhabitants. Its urban area (2.2 million inhabitants) is the second largest in France. It must be said that its geographical location, bordered by the Monts du Lyonnais, by the plains of Isère and by the Pays Beaujolais places it in the heart of a sublime natural setting.
Individuals, choose a car to rent now to visit old Lyon, and enjoy all that the city of Lyon has to offer as soon as possible!
What to do in Lyon with a cheap car rental?
There are hundreds of destinations and experiences to enjoy in Lyon. So, which ones to choose for your weekend? Economy.Rentals has selected for you some places to visit in Lyon and appointments not to be missed with a rental in Lyon.
Above all, you have to take advantage of what Lyon’s history has left behind. See you, therefore, at the Marché de la Croix-Rousse. This district, largely corresponding to the 4th arrondissement of Lyon, was once marked by the silk industry.
Then go back in time. Park at each of these three places, and each time enjoy a truly exotic stroll: the ancient theatre, the Gallo-Roman museum of Fourvière and the Amphitheater of the Three Gauls.
Then continue with escapades that will allow you to get closer to nature, even in the heart of Lyon. The Lyon Aquarium and its 300 species, the zoological garden and the large Parc de la Tête d’Or, dating from the 19th century, are among those places where you can have a good time in complete serenity.
To be amazed, Economy.Rentals takes you to the old town to discover the historical monuments with the metal Tower of Fourvière and its 86 meters in height. Open to the public, this transmitting tower is an impregnable point of view to observe the surroundings. Then go to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, then to the Ferris Wheel in Place Bellecour. Economy.Rentals advice: go there at night to take advantage of the spectacular night lighting!
Why prefer car rental in Lyon?
For your excursion in Lyon, there is nothing like car rental!
Economy.Rentals offers tourists and business travelers formulas guaranteeing total freedom and allowing them to better control their budget. And that’s not all !
It is difficult for you to buy a vehicle that you will only need occasionally. A purchase represents a large initial investment. In addition, you must insure your vehicle and maintain it. You will need to carry out its technical inspection, and possibly replace the defective parts.
Do not stay in this endless game: prefer an accessible rental at the best price. At Economy.Rentals, we take care of everything for you. Indeed, we take care of the maintenance of our vehicles. You therefore have no risk of failure. In addition, we have designed, for you, insurance formulas adapted to your profile. Thus, a car rental at Economy.Rentals is the guarantee of having peace of mind.
Thanks to Economy.Rentals, you also make a gesture in favor of the environment. Indeed, we only offer recent and regularly serviced vehicles. However, this category of rental cars meets stricter standards than for the previous generation.
It has also been proven that a well-maintained vehicle pollutes less than when it is neglected. In addition, the experts agree on one point: renting a car in Lyon helps to reduce traffic jams. Close to other practices such as carpooling, it allows you to participate in solutions so that the road becomes more pleasant for everyone.
Savings, absolute simplicity and a reduction in greenhouse gases: this is what we offer you at Economy.Rentals. So what more could you ask for?
Cars to rent in Lyon for all occasions
At Economy.Rentals, we have thought of everything, so that everyone can find the car that meets their needs.
Are you getting ready to get married? The entire Economy.Rentals team sends you its warmest congratulations! Rent a car that will impress with its charm and presence. Economy.Rentals has a range of Premium vehicles or small city cars. They will seduce you and your guests throughout this special day for you.
A move is also an important step in your life. Economy.Rentals brings together a wide choice of utility rental in Lyon. Available in all sizes, their volume is there to accommodate all of your belongings.
Our team advises you to help you determine the vehicle you need. In the event of a move, we can also provide you with all the equipment necessary for this type of operation: boxes, adhesives, hand truck, etc. If you have your preferences (type of box, fuel, brand, etc.), you can also search according to your personal tastes.
Driving accessories will also be a great help for you! Are you about to take a long trip? We rent GPS on demand. Are you taking your children? Don’t forget the booster seat, essential for their comfort and safety!
A car rental in Lyon when you are a professional
Professionals also have every reason to come to Lyon! Land of opportunities, the establishment of thousands of start-ups each year proves the ambient dynamism of this city.
A few figures: Lyon posted more than 66,000 business creations in 2014, i.e. 12.5% of the French total alone! It is the second economic center of the country, and it is one of the 20 richest European cities. The Lyon region stands out in cutting-edge fields, such as life sciences, digital technology or even the city of tomorrow. Among the big names in entrepreneurship, there are in particular Engie, Sanofi Pasteur, Renault, Rhodia… In addition, it was ranked by 500 real estate experts as the tenth most attractive city in Europe in this field. And above all: the 2015 Innovation Cities Global Index makes it the 15th most innovative city in Europe.
Professionals, make the choice to establish yourself in Lyon and benefit from an economic climate favorable to your brand. Economy.Rentals is at your disposal to provide you with the most suitable car rental for your sector of activity. We have even planned CE Economy.Rentals and intended for your works council.
For a successful car rental: the infrastructures to know
As a hub, Lyon has transport infrastructure involved in both business and leisure tourism. For you who have chosen to rent a car, this is ideal.
First, you can count on an extensive motorway network. Lyon is located on the major Paris-Lyon-Marseille axis, thus serving the whole of south-west France. More concretely, you can use the A6 motorway to reach the north of the country, and the A7 to go towards the city of Marseille. The other axes A89, A46, A42, A43 and A47 are all ways for you to get around.
Lyon also has an excellent rail service. It has a total of three national or international TGV stations: Lyon Part-Dieu station, Lyon Perrache and Lyon Saint-Exupéry. Hundreds of high-speed trains allow professionals and individuals to travel to and from the capital of the Rhône. Economy.Rentals has car rental agencies near these three stations: it’s ideal for finding a car to rent in the center of Lyon!
And finally, there is the airport network. Here again, Lyon is not left out. Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport has a capacity of nearly 10 million passengers per year, which makes it the 4th largest airport in France. The other hub in the conurbation, Lyon-Bron airport, is reserved for business customers. Close to the centre, it offers access to more than 2,000 European destinations!
Sedans, city cars, compacts… Everything you need to choose the right car rental in Lyon with Economy.Rentals
Our fleet of vehicles includes all types of cars. For your stay in Lyon, you might be tempted to choose renting a car of modest dimensions. Economy.Rentals can offer you city cars cut for the city as well as compact ones. We are also able to rent cars without a license for young drivers. But if you plan to leave Lyon and venture on the roads of Bouches-du-Rhône, other categories of cars for rent are waiting for you.
The comfort of sedans and road cars for your long journeys, the generous space of a minivan to take your whole family (find out about our minibuses and our 7-seater cars), the style of a BMW or Mercedes convertible for your getaways sports… There is something for everyone. And all brands welcome you to Economy.Rentals. In self-service or in agencies, you can find models from all the major brands, such as Nissan, Toyota, Ford or Renault. Our catalog lists all the details and characteristics of our fleet.
If you are looking for a 5+2 petrol car with automatic transmission, it is possible. If you prefer a Fiat electric car for a short term rental, we also have what you need. Moreover, short and long term rentals are available to you. This diversity of vehicles and offers allows you to respond to all situations. Even for the most important day of your life: look for a wedding rental and you will find premium vehicles on Economy.Rentals, the look of which will leave no one indifferent. Announce now your desires in a few clicks, and find a cheap car rental near you!
Innovative formulas: self-service car rental with Economy.Rentals
Self-service car rental is one of the latest services developed by Economy.Rentals. Thanks to a mobile application and your smartphone, you now have the possibility of reserving and returning the vehicle outside opening hours. To do this, all you have to do is choose quick reservation at one of our pick-up points: you will find them in different places in the Lyon area, but also everywhere else in France.
Once this 100% digital reservation is complete, you will receive a virtual key which will be used to unlock the vehicle independently. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Sunday car rental is an innovative car-sharing service that allows you to enjoy a vehicle at any time. Based on connected vehicles, this contactless reservation adapts to your needs, whether you are an individual or a professional on the move.