Located in the South of France, less than 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, Perpignan is a very convenient spot for travelling. With a car hire from Perpignan, you can explore the south-eastern coast of France at your own pace. Book your car hire from Auto Europe at some of the most competitive rates online and ensure a hassle-free car rental experience.
The A9 motorway crosses through Perpignan and connects it with Girona in Spain and Montpellier to the north. All motorways in France are paid roads and are well maintained. Travelling by car rental in France gives you the freedom to go as you please. General traffic rules include driving on the right-hand side of the road, having a breathalyzer on board, and the blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, which is lower than the one in the UK. For more detailed road regulations visit our France driving guide.
For on-street parking, always read the signposted information to avoid running the risk of paying hefty fines. Parking tickets can be collected from the parking meters. In the city centre, there are also paid underground car parks with CCTV in operation.
Perpignan is the capital of Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. From here, other popular tourist destinations, such as Montpellier, Marseille, or Nice, are only a few hours' drive away. Perpignan lies only 30 miles north from Spain; it is fairly easy to get tempted to travel to the Spanish coast. It will take you only 2 hours to arrive there with your car hire from Perpignan. The warm Mediterranean climate with gentle winters and hot summers makes it possible to travel to the Perpignan region all year round.
Perpignan Airport is located to the north-west of the city centre, which is only a 15-minute drive.
Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport (PGF
Telephone: +33 4 68 52 60 70
The main railway station, Gare de Perpignan, is situated in the centre of Perpignan. TGV, Intercity, as well as regional trains call at Perpignan central station. Local public bus services are operated by Compagnie de Transport Perpignan Méditerranée (CTPM).