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    Car Hire at Aix-en-Provence Train Station - Discovering the Côte d'Azur

    Aix-en-Provence Train Station is one of two rail transportation hubs serving Aix-en-Provence, a charming city located in the Bouches-du-Rhône region of south-east France. Its services are conveniently paried with the other station south-west of the city that is served by long-distance high-speed TGV trains on the LGV Méditerranée line. The first to be built, the city-centre station is a handsome building situated a short walk south of the city centre, close to the cité universitaire. It is served by a number of regular local trains to Marseille-St-Charles and other key destinations in the French Riviera, plus there are direct services to Gap and Briançon in the French Alps.

    Aix-en-Provence (more commonly known simply as Aix) is a small and very classic Provençal city famous for being the birthplace of the French painter Paul Cézanne. It is very well placed for people looking to explore the south of France with Marseille just 30km (a half-hour drive away). The city centre is mostly pedestrianised and its streets are lined with many interesting 17th-century buildings. The city has several old aristocratic palaces and there are hundreds of fountains. Must-see attractions include the Old Town (Vieil Aix) with all its 18th-century splendour and Saint-Savior Cathedral which dates back to the 5th century. Don't miss the Granet Museum (housed in the former Priory of the Knights of Malta) to see its fine collection of paintings and archaeological artifacts.

    There's much you can do with a car hire from Aix-en-Provence Train Station besides visiting the wonderful beaches of the Côte d'Azur a short drive away. You can taste traditional made locally in the authentic Provençal vineyards and spend a morning in Cassis, a captivating village with a charming fishing port and pretty beach near the fashionable seaside resort of Saint Tropez. Another option is an exhilarating drive alongside the many lavender fields followed by a visit to the local factories to discover the secrets of the fabrication process behind the region's famous aromatic oils. To round off your trip, why not drive to the nearby city of Marseille, a place known for its beautiful architecture, museums and historical sites.

    Auto Europe offers high-quality car rental services in Aix-en-Provence and other parts of the South of France. You can book online through our high-tech search engine in a few easy steps or call our rental specialists on +44123322511 and they will be only too happy to help with your reservation and find you the best deal. We have almost 70 years' experience providing quality car hire at the cheapest prices with over 24,000 pick up and drop-off points in more than 180 popular destinations around the world.For tips on getting around France by car, please consult our France Driving Guide for information about local restrictions, driving distances, road rules, motorway tolls, etc.

    Station Information

    Centrally located and very accessible, Gare d'Aix-en-Provence (Aix-en-Provence Train Station) is on the regional SNCF TER train line that passes through the station and connects Marseille in the south with Pertuis, Manosque, Gap and Briançon in the north. It's a smaller, less busier station compared with Aix-en-Provence's high-speed TGV station which opened outside the city in 2001.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Aix-en-Provence Train Station

    Most of the companies offering car hire at Aix-en-Provence Train Station have their offices in very convenient locations with good access and in close proximity to the statiion building, such as the Boulevard de la Republique and Av. Victor Hugo areas of the city. Don't forget to have all the documents you will need to collect your vehicle before you arrive, including your credit card, driving licence, passport and Auto Europe car rental voucher.

    Europcar Car Hire at Aix En Provence Train Station Europcar at Aix En Provence Train Station
    55 Boulevard de la Republique
    Aix En Provence, France 13100

    +33 422573027
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sat 9am-noon/1-5pm
    Thrifty Car Hire at Aix En Provence Train Station Thrifty at Aix En Provence Train Station
    43 Av. Victor Hugo
    Aix En Provence, France 13100

    +33 442279132
    Opening Hours:
    Mon & Fri 8am-noon/2-5pm and Tue-Thu 8am-noon (closed Sat & Sun)
    Sixt Car Hire at Aix En Provence Train Station Sixt at Aix En Provence Train Station
    16 Boulevard de la République
    Aix En Provence, France 13100

    +33 820007498
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-noon/2-6pm
    Sun 8am-1pm

    Station facilities

    Gare d'Aix-en-Provence is a smallish but very functional railway station in a pleasant central location in one of the south of France's most delightful cities. There's an information desk by the main entrance with multilingual staff on hand to help passengers and answer any questions as well as assisting the growing number of disabled travellers passing through. Automatic vending machines are in the main concourse selling drinks and snacks, while a well-stocked convenience store is open during the day. A cashpoint (ATM) is on the wall outside by the ticket office and the toilets are on platform 1. Besides regional ticket machines and automatic ticketing facilities in the main hall, there's also a photo booth available and unlimited Wi-Fi can be accessed free of charge.

    How to get to and from Aix En Provence Train Station

    Being such a compact city compared with Nice and other large places on the Côte d'Azur, travellers who rent a car at Aix en Provence Train Station rarely have any problems picking up and dropping off their vehicle. The city os accessible via the popular A7 motorway (the so-called Route du Soleil) that runs from Lyon to Marseille which is the common thoroughfare for visitors arriving from Switzerland or from the UK via Paris. At exit 27, take A8 (La Provencale) to Aix En Provence or from Spain take A9 (La Languedocienne) before joining the A54 through the city of Arles, after which you'll need to use the A7 and A8 to reach Aix. There's an excellent bus service called iDBus that serves Aix en Provence Train Station, as well as an express coach from Marseille's St Charles Station to Aix which takes about 30-40 min.

    Parking tips

    Parking in Aix can be quite difficult in the high season when an increased number of tourists (particularly those in campervans) converge upon the city. There are some free car park but they fill up quickly, so allow plenty of time to find a space. In total, there are around 10,000 parking spaces spread out across its many centrally-located car parks, but before you drive into town you might want to think about leaving your car rental at Aix en Provence Train Station (which has its own car park) or in one of the Park and Ride (P&R) car parks which are cheap and offer regular shuttle services in and out of the city centre.

    Useful links

    Aix En Provence Tourist Info

    Côte d'Azur Tourist Info