Renting a car. For renting anything else use the "rental" tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

7
votes
1answer
52 views

Car rental in Scotland

I will be travelling to Scotland in the end of October and I'm looking into renting a car for 10 days to visit the beautiful Scotland landscape. I have already done some research and selected a small ...
5
votes
1answer
41 views

Where do I pick up an Enterprise rental car at EWR?

I booked a car from Enterprise at EWR on Orbitz. I'm coming from the city, not from a flight, so I'm just using EWR to rent a car as it's significantly cheaper than renting in Manhattan, and it's in ...
7
votes
1answer
72 views

Are there car rental companies in Tenerife which allow taking the car to neighboring islands?

Researching car rental options in Tenerife, I was surprised to find out most apparently ban ferry-hoping between islands, even though all of them are within Spain and the Schengen area. E.g. this ...
17
votes
2answers
2k views
+100

Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
4
votes
2answers
56 views

Do European car rental agencies accept debit cards instead of credit cards?

I don't currently have a credit card and would prefer not to get one. Can I use a regular debit card instead to leave a deposit? This question is focused on Europe and major car rental agencies, but ...
14
votes
2answers
129 views

Where can I rent 90's sports cars in Japan?

Disclaimer: I am not advocating or planning on breaking any traffic laws, lots of fun can be had within these limits. As an Initial D fan, I would like to do a roadtrip to the various mountain ...
6
votes
1answer
54 views

What red tape might arise when crossing borders in a rental car (Macedonia to Croatia)?

I will be renting in Skopje, Macedonia and dropping the car in Zagreb, Croatia. I am aware the cost is high, but I just want to make sure I won't have any trouble at the border. What costs might ...
5
votes
1answer
43 views

Renting a car in Switzerland for short foreign trips

I like short trips because they are less problematic to plan than the long ones and still you can see a lot if you use a car. Is it possible to rent a car in Switzerland for such a short trips, with ...
6
votes
1answer
37 views

Long term Car rental in Europe

There is a question here about Car buying vs. long term rentals as it relates to the US. Recently I've driven through Europe renting a car in Frankfurt for about 21 days from Sixt and I was wondering ...
4
votes
0answers
51 views

Anything cheaper or better than getting a car from a rental place in Spain?

I'm hoping to make a road trip in Spain in August. Since I'll be driving alot, I want to minimize what I pay for the car rental. Is there any better option than getting a car from a rent-a-car? Does ...
5
votes
0answers
52 views

What should I consider if I want to lend my camping van to friends?

I agreed with some friends that they can borrow my camping van for a short roadtrip in Europe. I'm currently thinking about what should be done before the trip, and here's the list that I came up with....
6
votes
1answer
71 views

In Japan, should rental cars be reserved in advance?

Is it acceptable to show up unannounced to a car rental shop and rent a car for ~5 days? Is it better to reserve in advance via a website? I speak decent japanese and should be able to explain the ...
5
votes
2answers
149 views

Do I need an IDP in Sweden

From what I've read, an IDP is not needed for US residents when visiting Sweden. However, there was some indication that an IDP might be needed when renting a car. Is there any definitive answer to ...
7
votes
1answer
140 views

Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
17
votes
6answers
2k views

Do you need a Vignette to travel the roads of Switzerland, and how can I obtain one?

To drive on Swiss motorways if I recall correctly one needs a Vignette based on what I have been reading I should be able to buy it at various places in the country. I am renting a car in Frankfurt ...
5
votes
1answer
75 views

Where can you rent Tesla S or X model in Frankfurt?

Looking to rent Tesla S or X for a 2 week road trip starting in Frankfurt. Any ideas if anybody's renting them? Checking Hertz and Sixt, both no longer list Tesla S in their collection. Update (6/6/...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
53 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
122 views

Driving in Norway with a US driving license

Can I rent and drive a car in Norway with a valid US (California) driving license?
3
votes
2answers
332 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
250 views

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 Alamo)...
4
votes
0answers
79 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
130 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
164 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
186 views

What should be done before returning a rental caravan back to the rental company?

I'm going to leave my on-site caravan in a few days, but I wanted to know: Generally, what condition should I leave it in? Should I empty the garbage can, should I wash the utensils, should I clean ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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.
12
votes
3answers
2k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
375 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
199 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
157 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views
1
vote
1answer
61 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
21
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
480 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
252 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
723 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

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 ...