No, it is not necessary to hire a car in France. Public transport links are very good. See our trip planning pages for more information about travelling in France. Whether you choose to hire a car will ultimately depend on personal preference
FAQ Category: Transport
Getting around France
Public transport in France is very good. It is very easy to use. You can easily get around France without the need for a car. See our planning pages for more information about travelling around France.
Lyon and Geneva are the closest French international airports to the French Alps. For more information on the major French Airports see our dedicated page. For a list of which airlines fly to France check out handy resource.
Toulouse is the largest international airport to the Pyrenees. Smaller airports also operate out of Lourdes/Tarbes and Pau. Check out our dedicated page on airports to see which one is best for your trip.