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Is renting a car in South Africa to drive around the country a safe transport option? [on hold]

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 ...
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Didn't purchase an Expressway / vignette before driving on highways in Czech Republic. What can I expect?

Unfortunately I didn't know that Czech Republic doesn't have tollbooths- drivers are required to purchase a sticker before getting on any highway - until I arrived in Prague. What happens next? I ...
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How to get from Bonifacio to Bastia via Calvi?

I've read that public transportation on Corsica is quite poor. According to rome2rio, there is one bus daily from Calvi to Bastia, but there are no results for Bonifacio to Calvi. Is the only way to ...
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what would be advance amount to be paid for car? [closed]

I am travelling Birmingham, UK. I like to rent a car! what would be advance maximum amount to be paid for car, if i want the car for four days?
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Renting a car from private persons in California

Is there an online service that connects local residents that are willing to rent out their car to people looking to rent a car? I'm familiar with such a system in The Netherlands (SnappCar), but was ...
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Why is renting a car so expensive in Iceland?

I have booked a flight to Iceland. We (me and three friends) have planned to travel through Iceland by car. However, I'm shocked by the prices. In the Netherlands, at companies like Europcar and ...
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Car rental in France with U.S. drivers license

We are planning a trip to Chamonix next winter. I was wondering if it is possible to rent a car there with an American drivers license. Also, is it recommended to buy local insurance or just use my ...
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Does it matter which side of Basel airport I rent my car in?

I'm flying into Basel from Paris to stay on the Swiss side. Does it matter whether I rent a car in Euros (presumably French side) or Francs (Swiss side)?
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Last minute car renting at San Diego Airport

I was planning to rely on Uber, but realised that renting a car might be worthwhile. I am traveling today and all car rental websites I know only provide rentals in 3-4 days from now. Is my only ...
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How strictly do large car-hire companies in Central Europe enforce the license age condition?

I've recently received a driving license (first license in my life) in Czech Republic and plan to do some traveling in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Denmark, Poland). In some of ...
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What amount do car rental agencies block on credit cards? [closed]

I'm looking into getting a credit card for use in rental agencies in Europe and the US, which usually block a certain amount on your credit card before rental. However I'm not sure what credit limit I ...
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Can we get a rental car from near Edinburgh's Waverly station?

We are traveling by train from London to Edinburgh's Waverly station. We need to get a rental car once we arrive. Can we arrange for a rental car company to pick us up at the station? Or is there a ...
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Priceline and Hotwire vs Others for Car Rental?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. ...
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Are there any car rentals in Europe that can be picked up in one country and dropped off in another? [closed]

I want to rent a car in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris) and drop it off in another country. How does the border crossing work with a rented car?
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Renting a Manual Car in the US

Neither specific websites of Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Thirftly or FOX allow you to specify that you want to rent a manual car. Neither do Kayak, Hotwire and Priceline. Is there a way to ...
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What does “Resident” mean in the context of car rental in US?

When one goes to places like Avis (amongst others) to book a car it asks for the country of which you are a resident of and this does seem to change the price. My question is, when they ask for ...
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Car rental insurance in US with Canadian hired car

There are a few posts around car rental insurances here on Travel but my situation is a bit unique. Some facts... Flew into Vancouver, Canada from New Zealand with my wife and 6 month old and hired ...
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Driving a rental car accross the Croatia-Montenegro border and back

While I will be based in Dubrovnik, I want to see Kotor in Montenegro. Some buses do the route from one to the other but there seems to be plenty of interesting things along the bay and I also want to ...
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Renting a car with automatic transmission in Paris

In France the vast majority of cars have manual transmission. To my knowledge, most of the cars with automatic transmission are luxury cars. Is it possible to rent a car with automatic transmission in ...
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Does anybody know car-hire small companies in Paris that accept debit cards?

I want to rent a car in Paris and I was wondering if anybody knows any small car rental company. I'm thinking my chances to rent one without a credit card (I only hold a VISA debit card) are better ...
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Getting around Germany (flight / travel strategy) [closed]

So here is my plan to visit Germany & Romania as a USA native. USA or Newark EWR -> Bucharest, Romania (4 days) fly to -> somewhere in Germany (Munich or Berlin) (stay 10 days) ---- > fly back ...
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Is autolib' a good mode of transportation for tourists in terms of available drop-off points

I am a big fan of cycle sharing plan velib in Paris. However, on our next trip to Paris I will be traveling with company, where cycling is not an option. I just learned of the existence of auto lib', ...
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How to decline CDW and LDW when booking a car online?

In a couple of months I will be traveling to Portugal, and I need to rent a car. Since I have a MasterCard Platinum, I can get coverage and save some money by declining CDW and LDW. From MasterCard's ...
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What do I need to know to rent a car in Panama?

I'm considering a vacation to Panama in the somewhat-near future. (Partly because this would force me to finally learn Spanish, which has been on my to-do list for years ;) Things would probably be a ...
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Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?

I want to rent a car for 2 days in Paris but I only hold a debit card (VISA). Is it possible to rent it without a credit card? If so, can anybody tell me what car rental company accepts debit card at ...
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Where to drive an old car in Havana

Cuba is famous for its 1950's and older American cars in daily use. And it's easy to catch a ride in a 1950's Chevrolet taxi. But is there anywhere I can drive one of these old cars for a fee?
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What are my options to get from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend?

I want to go from Vancouver to Seattle over the Easter weekend. I plan to leave Vancouver late Thursday or early Friday and come back to Vancouver Monday evening. I'm looking for the options I have to ...
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Renting a car in Chile as US citizen?

What do I need to rent a car in Chile as US citizen while traveling there? Do I need just my license? If I only drive automatic in US, with basic knowledge of manual transmission, but not active use, ...
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In Perth, Australia for one month: rent car or buy car?

I'm an Australian citizen with an Australian drivers license. But I haven't lived in Australia since 2003, so I need to ask: I'll be in Perth for one month. I'd like to have access to car the whole ...
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Why is there usually free cancellation on car rentals but not on hotels?

I've been doing some vacation booking on the major travel sites, for example, Orbitz and Kayak, and found it strange that most of the hotels would not allow me to freely cancel my reservation if I'd ...
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Amsterdam to Berlin - Hire Car

I am hoping to hire a car to travel from Amsterdam to Berlin for a few days. Are there any issues I need to be aware off when taking a hire car between these two countries? I hold an International ...
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Which car should we rent to visit several European countries? [closed]

We are planning a road trip from Darmstadt - Milan - Pisa - venice - pula - Vienna - Budapest - Bratsilava - Prague - Darmstadt. Countries covered are: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, ...
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Renting a car in the USA — how to know costs for the legal minimum liability insurance, before arriving for pickup?

I have found that in the USA, advertised car rental prices do not include liability insurance. When I arrive to pickup the car, I always have to pay an extra x $/day so I can legally drive. This is ...
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Driving a rental car through Colorado

I have never rented a car before, nor have I ever been to Colorado before, but I am planning a trip that will involve both - specifically, I plan to fly into Denver and then go rafting with one of the ...
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Will I get a better deal if I were to book a car from an airline reservation web site?

I'm visiting the UK and am thinking of flying Emirates. Their web site gives me an option to book a car which I can use upon arrival. I'm looking for a good deal - so my question is would I get one ...
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Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to Teresopolis back to Rio

My wife and I are travelling to Brazil and have planned to spend several days in Rio, several in Petropolis, and several in Teresopolis. I'm having a hard time finding bus resources online. From our ...
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“Romantic Road” Japan, including rental car and trains

we're hoping to drive the Japan "Romantic Road" to Nikko in late Feb/early March 2015, starting and finishing by train. E.g. Tokyo to Sakudaira via Shinkansen One-way rental car from Sakudaira ...
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Driving a rental car from east to west coast of the USA as a visitor

I am planning my two week vacation in the U.S. As a foreigner, can I rent a car and drive from the east coast to the west? Do I need to do loads of paperwork for this?
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Staying in Manhattan, wanting a hire/rental car for afterwards, how to work out my best place to collect it from?

On an upcoming trip, I'll be spending a few days in New York, fairly centrally in Manhattan. After that, I need to head to somewhere in New Jersey not well served by public transport, so it looks like ...
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Electronic road tolls (cashless) in Florida

I'm planning to rent a car in Florida for one week, and drive around the state (Orlando, Everglades, Keys, Palm Beach, back to Orlando). Rental companies I've looked at, including Avis and Budget, ...
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Renting a car in Tel Aviv as a young driver with a new license?

I plan to get a driver's license in February and then visit Israel in May. It would be nice to rent a car somewhere in Tel Aviv as that's the most convenient way of sightseeing the country. However I ...
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US road trip for UK citizen before work

I'm a UK citizen who has a full time job offer for a US company in San Francisco starting next September. They're fully sponsoring my visa. I'm planning on a road trip down the west coast from Seattle ...
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How can I find a one-way car rental from Alaska to Canada?

I'm having a difficulty in finding one way car rentals from Alaska, which I can return in Seattle. Do all the main rental agencies restrict such one-way rentals, as they involve crossing through ...
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What do I need to know when renting a car at SFO airport?

I will be renting a car at SFO International Airport - beside the usual thing to check when renting a car (damages etc.) is there anything I should know when renting a car in USA? I was told that ...
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Choosing a car for travel with kids in Florida USA

I'm planning a 3 week family trip to USA Florida (from Europe) and we already have numerous locations we want to visit. To name a few in no particular order, West palm beach, Miami, Everglades, ...
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How do I rent a small bus in Buenos Aires? [closed]

I want to rent a small bus (the one that still counts as a regular car) for 8 people to go from Buenos Aires to Córdoba for a week. Bonus points if the vehicle is the crummy almost falling apart kind. ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Cheap and convenient way to travel with kids around US

I'm planning a family trip to US (from Europe) and although we're going to stay in NY most of the time, I'd like to go to Washington DC and around for couple of days for example. I assume renting a ...