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Can EU citizens drive cars registered outside the EU, when inside the EU?

Iv been reading on some forums about done change in EU rules regarding that EU citizens (which I am) cannot drive cars registered outside of the EU within the EU. However, iv can struggling to find ...
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Name on driving license slightly different from Passport

I am traveling to Spain in summer and plan to rent a car online (Sixt, Avis, Budget etc.). I have a Tunisian driving license plus an international version (which is just some worldwide recognized ...
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Is it more economical for a traveller to rent a car or use ZipCar, for Vancouver and Victoria?

My cousin uses Enterprise Carshare (formerly Autoshare) in Toronto, and will be driving for our vacation of 8 days in Vancouver (Please alert me if 8 days are too many) and 4 days in Victoria. ...
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Driving in Norway with a US driving license

Can I rent and drive a car in Norway with a valid US (California) driving license?
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Hiring car in Florida under 21 y/o with European license?

From visitflorida.com To rent a car you must have your driving license, passport and a credit card. The minimum age for car hire is 21 Is there any way that I can drive a car in Florida as a 19 ...
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For a short-term vacation in Canada, is Car Sharing cheaper than Renting a car?

By 'short-term vacation', I mean a temporary visit at a city (featuring Car Sharing, obviously) from around 5 to 20 days. I know that Car Sharing limits travel distance, and mandates registration and ...
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Can I return an Alamo rental car to an Enterprise location?

I have a car that I rented through Alamo rental but the nearest Alamo location is over an hour from me, not to mention traffic. Can I return the Alamo car to the Enterprise (a parent company of ...
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Ireland and Scotland Car Hire [duplicate]

My family and I are travelling from Australia in about a month. We would like to hire a car from Dublin airport, drive north to Belfast, take it over to Scotland ( via ferry - no other way) and then ...
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Can I drive a rental in Russia (without high risk)

Of course I can technically rent a car, and I can drive it. My point is - is it secure/recommended for non-Russians? What are unexpected risks? I have extended driving experience in Paris, Rome, ...
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Rent a car without credit card in portugal - porto

We will go to porto tomorrow and ordered a credit card but it is delayed so we are in trouble renting a car in porto. Any idea if it is possible to rent a car without a credit card there and if so ...
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Cheapest US car rental with CDW/LDW for an European (German) under 24 [closed]

The situation is as follows: My girlfriend and I (24 and 22) are going on holiday for 28 days We're starting and finishing our trip in Las Vegas We want to rent a car for those ~27 days and have a ...
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Why is renting a car through a broker cheaper than directly through a car rental company?

I have noticed that renting a car in some countries through a broker is ridiculously cheaper than directly through an agency. For instance, I am travelling to Macedonia for a road trip and would like ...
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One way car rental in US [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Chicago to San Francisco and wanted to drive and was looking for one way car rentals and there charging upto a $95 daily return fee making a 7 day journey with $1200. I looked ...
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USA car rental one-way fee

I'm planning a road trip for this summer, roughly between San Diego and Seattle, and I'm looking at car rental options for this one-way trip (I wouldn't be returning to the pick-up location). I've ...
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Can an Indian national with an International Driving Permit rent a car in Spain / Portugal?

Also, is it possible to rent a car in Seville and drop it off in Algarve? I'm traveling with a bunch of friends to Spain-Portugal, and we are planning to drive down the coast.
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Renting car without owning credit card

I have a credit card in my name, but no driving licence. My wife has a driving licence but no credit card. How do I get a rental car in Iceland? Is it possible to rent one? For example, in this link, ...
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What extra insurances are sensible for car rental

I'm looking to rent a car for a short trip and find that the price displayed comes with only a very basic insurance. Insurance upgrades are then offered for a typically hefty fee. What insurance is ...
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Car rental Tenerife sur (south) airport at night ? 2 am?

trying to rent a car for few days. Location : Tenerife / Spain / Tenerife sur / Tenerife-Reina Sofia Time : May - landing 1 am - so need something at 2-3 AM. Tried main ones like avis and budget ...
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Why is it harder / more expensive to rent cars with automatic transmission in Europe?

I know that it is more expensive / harder to find a car with an automatic transmission to rent, but why is that the case? My first guess would be that autos are more expensive to buy, and that any ...
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Ibiza car hire late night

I booked tickets to Ibiza, I arranged accomodation and I am booking a car now but what I have found is that all offices close at 23:00. My flight is scheduled at 01:00 in night. Is there a way how to ...
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Is there a rental agency for Citroen 2CVs, Meharis or Renault R4s in Corsica?

Going to Corsica, I'd prefer renting a fun classic french car like those listed in the title to a modern one. However, I could only find rental agencies for those classics in continental France. Are ...
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Can I take the credit card of my father to Portugal?

I'll travel to Portugal soon, I'm going to rent a car in Lisbon. This rental car agency ask for a credit card to rent a car. I live in Switzerland. I'm a student and I can't get a credit card in my ...
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Ways to minimize additional driver surcharges on car hire [closed]

When hiring a car for a holiday well in advance, it is often possible to achieve very low rates. However, especially if there is a large amount of driving on the holiday, it would be desirable to be ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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What happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I'm not the authorized driver?

I rented a car, but didn't want to pay a second driver fee. My spouse is driving the car but I want to know if I'll be in trouble if police stops me when I'm driving. I know that insurance won't pay ...
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Why does the car rental company ask me for my flight information?

Today I received an email from the company where I rented a car asking me for my flight information. Why do they need it? I'm being a little paranoid but I think that they will charge me more (hidden ...
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Is it possible to rent a manual transmission car in Philadelphia Intl? [duplicate]

I'm planning to travel to Philadelphia on january and I would like to rent a car (to avoid walking around or having problems with flight timing), but searching on the net, I haven't been able to find ...
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Is there a price comparison search engine for van rental like there is for cars?

I am planning a road trip in Europe. I would like to rent a van though. It would be more flexible for my trip. I know plenty search engines for cars, some with very good results, but none ...
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What are the consequences of a small damage on a rented car? [closed]

What are the typical consequences for a car renter (the one who rents the car) when the car was slightly damaged (upon return, renter's fault)? I am looking at two typical cases: the small scratch ...
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Car rental using promo code found on internet [closed]

I want to ask if it is safe to rent a car in USA and use one of the promo codes you can find on internet. For example AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number? Can car rental company ask me where I found ...
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When renting a car, how to get the exact chosen model and not the similar?

I got tricked last time when I rented a car by being assigned a similar car and not the POLO I wanted. I even chose the Polo in the list and not the Opel Corsa I got in the end. What should I do not ...
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Where can I rent a car in Toronto without a credit card?

I already know that car rental agencies at Pearson Airport allow car rentals without a credit card, if you have a return ticket with your name. Thus I am not asking about airport rentals. I am happy ...
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What is the most common transmission type for rental cars in Japan?

What's the prevalent type of gear transmission on rental cars in Japan (Hokkaido specifically), manual or automatic ? If it's manual, are there restrictions ? Assuming I have an International Driving ...
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Parking near the Maksimir Stadium - Zagreb

I was lucky enough to get tickets to see a game at the Maksimir Stadium, but flights were really expensive so we are flying to Budapest and driving a rental. Where is it recommended to park near the ...
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What is the APCONRGFEE on my Dollar Rent a Car receipt?

I rented a car from Dollar Rent a Car at an airport in California and got charged an APCONRGFEE of $12.23. What fee is that? How is it different than the FACUSEFEE ($10)?
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Car rentals in Spain [closed]

we want to hire a car for 10 days in Madrid. Since we have bad experiences with car rentals (especially those cheap ones), we would like to ask you for your experiences with Dollar and Enterprise car ...
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Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro on a Sunday

We are looking to travel to Kotor from Dubrovnik on 27th September (a Sunday). We won't be in Dubrovnik until noon, so we will miss the regular bus to Kotor (the last one seems to be at 11am on that ...
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Can one take an Italian rental car into Slovenia and Croatia?

We will begin our trip to Croatia by flying into Venice. We are now thinking about renting a car and driving first to Ljubljana and then throughout Croatia. Is this easy to do, or will we have to ...
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Unfulfilled car rental reservation

I am not quite sure if this is the right SE site to post this. If not, I'd be grateful if you could direct me to a more suitable one. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Bulgaria for a short vacation. I ...
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Do car rental companies in Europe accept a driver's license with a change of name document?

I am thinking about changing my name, but while it would be easy for me to get a passport replacement with the new name, doing a name change on the driver's license would be not so easy (because I ...
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Rental car insurance in Australia

My wife and I intend to spend 2 weeks in Australia and to rent a car for most of that period. We will be travelling in the country between Sydney - Canberra - blue mountains - Sydney. We do not expect ...
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When renting a car, is it a problem when a signature differs between the passport and license?

I changed my signature a few years ago and as my current passport is issued years after my driving license the signatures are different. All other details are exactly the same. Will this pose a ...
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Renting a car - Slovakia

I'm planning to rent a car within 4 friends in Poland and drive down to Slovakia, I read that I've to buy one sticker to drive on highways. Is this still applies? How can I get them?
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Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?

We're in SE Asia for another week or so, and would like to rent a car in Kuala Lumpur for a few days to tour around, then drop it off in Singapore to catch our flight back to the US. A couple of ...
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Renting a car in San Diego and driving it down the Baja Penninsula Mexico [duplicate]

I've heard conflicting reports on whether you can rent a car in the US and drive it into Mexico. We are going on a 2 week trip to the Baja Peninsula and want to fly into San Diego and rent a car to ...
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Renting a van out of Geneva airport

I need to rent a 7-passenger van starting Aug 3rd at the Geneva airport (either Swiss or French side). The usual international car rental companies either don't have availability or have ridiculously ...
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Assuming I have Irish car insurance, do I need to buy extra coverage when renting a car in Portugal?

I live in Ireland. I want to hire a car on holiday in Portugal in August. Do i have to take out the insurance from the hire company or will my car insurance from Ireland cover me in a hire car?
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Is renting a car in South Africa to drive around the country a safe transport option? [closed]

Is renting a car a good idea in South Africa, will it make it easier to get around verses other infrastructure, or do driving standards, road quality, hijacking make it not worth it? Would a ...