In recent years, the car rental industry has been revolutionized thanks to mobile applications. You can now rent a car by the minute, by the hour, or by the day. In this article, we will see how to rent a carshare in Paris.

πŸš™ Car in Paris

In Paris, the reduction in the number of car lanes in recent years created traffic jams in Paris. In addition, driving in Paris can be challenging, with many hazards such as bikes, mopeds, motos, or pedestrians. Especially with the bikes and mopeds, you will need to be very careful by car, because they don’t respect the traffic code as they can run the red light frequently, or come in the opposite way. You will need to be focused in order to not have an accident.

In France, you drive on the right side of the road. In Paris, the speed limit was recently reduced to 30 km/h in most of the city, and 50 km/h in just a few streets, so you will have to have a light foot to not be fined πŸ˜›.

In order to be able to drive a carshare in Paris and France, you will need to have a valid driver’s license (B).

⏱️ Carshare: Rent by the Minute/Hour

If you need a car by the minute or by the hour, car sharing will be perfect for you, with an easy renting process, which can be done through mobile applications. Here are the different options you can find:

Select the type of rental
Shared car
Car just for me
🚘 Select the car engine
⚑️ Electric
πŸ’¨ Combustion

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free2move carshare
πŸ’° From 0.24€/min
πŸ—Ό Official carshare providers in Paris
πŸ”‘ Car to be unlocked with the mobile app
⚑️ Electric cars only (Peugeot e208, Fiat 500e)

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getaround car
🀝 Peer-to-peer car rental.
πŸ”‘ Car can sometimes be unlocked with the mobile app
πŸ’‘ More suitable for a few hours of rent at least. Usually cheaper than car rental from rental companies.

⚠️ With electric cars, you should keep some margin with the battery level indication, in order to not be out of battery in the middle of the road, and pay the tow truck 200€ to move your car.

πŸ“± The Best Mobile Apps for Carshare

To help you rent and use a carshare, I am sharing the best mobile applications to get in order to have an easy experience:

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citymapper paris itinerary carshare
πŸ” Check all the carshares available around you in the same app

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waze app screenshot speed limit
πŸ›°οΈ The navigation and live traffic app to avoid traffic jams

πŸ“† Car Rental: Rent by the Day/Week

To know more about renting a car by the day or by the week, and all the tips and tricks, you can read this article:


To know more about how to get around Paris with other modes of transportation, you can check this article:

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