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It's not entirely clear where your trip ends, but if you're flying out directly from Kyushu, you are probably better off purchasing the JR Kyushu Rail Pass instead. If you do need to return to Osaka, you should probably get the JR Rail Pass. The "northern Kyushu pass" is ¥7,200/9,260 for 3/5 days and covers Beppu, Aso and Kumamoto. If you want to go ...


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I called Hertz Dublin. Very helpful information which contradicts their website FAQ's which seems to generic. I can use a Visa Debit Card or a Credit Card in the drivers name when I collect the car. Not sure if this applies to all Hertz outlets or just to Dublin. Otherwise I think the cheapest option, barring getting a credit card in my own name, would be ...


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Personal experience in Ireland (and generally with car hires, but not with Hertz Ireland) says: the credit card must be in the name of the driver and not be a prepaid one. There's three options to possibly get around that: Ask the company to take the money that would usually be only be "reserved" on your credit card from your debit card and refund it once ...


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Yes you can. However you need to find car companies willing to rent to under 25s. Some car companies have separate search areas for under 25s e.g. Sixt - I searched for Belfast Airport/Dublin Airpot and it shows it had cars for under 25s. You may have to pay a surcharge for being a young driver.


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Absolutely. It's just a short ride, 5½-6 hours. As for quality of the roads, in both in Germany as well as in Poland you'll be riding top quality freeway practically all the way. They are basically equivalent to US Interstate Highways. In Germany it's Bundesautobahn 15 (Federal Freeway 15), in Poland short part A18, then A4. All of which are recently ...


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You can always (or almost always) extend a car rental. Generally this is done by just calling the rental agency 24 hours before the scheduled drop-off time to request additional time. Naturally, it happens automatically, as well, if you don't return the vehicle as scheduled, although it would very possibly incur penalties to do so. And if you wait too long ...


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Back from Sicily, renting a car was definitely the best advise especially for people interested in natural sites. Some major natural sites are indeed not accessible if you do not have a car, or they are only at some times. For the Etna, we were lucky enough to be present during the eruption. But you only see it at night when there is no more buses. There ...


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I just phoned ICBC. You can drive with an N. You need to sometimes provide your drivers abstract as they are not familiar with N licenses in the states and what they mean. Some companies will allow you to rent a car, others will be unsure and deny. Legally, you can drive with an N, but still must display your sign and follow all restrictions.


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No, these fees may vary, as may the age range they are applied for. Note also these change significantly between countries (and in some cases even between locations within a country). Some of the main supplier's conditions in the UK: Supplier MinAge Fee NoFeeAge Alamo 22 £27^ 25 Avis 21 £45 25 Budget 23 ...


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It spares the agency the expense of driving the car back to the original agent or otherwise managing the inventory - rental car employees spend a lot of time driving cars from one agent to the other and then someone has to drive the employe


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There is another factor, often the best deals are from small companies that just have one branch. Clearly these companies don’t offer the option of returning the car elsewhere. So as to complete with the small companies and still make a nice margin, the large companies “over price” the add-ons that the small companies can not provide.


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This really depends on the franchise, licensing and ownership in that area. In Germany, I rented a car in Frankfurt and returned it to Munich, no extra cost (national owner, national registration). In Calgary, I can rent a car at the airport and return it at any city location, no extra cost (same franchise). If I rent a car in Calgary and return it to ...


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So, first off, this isn't always the case. Point to point rentals can be cheaper in some circumstance. Especially if you're taking a car from an area with low demand to a return lot with high demand. You can get some great deals this way seasonally, but they're hard to shop for. That said, the reason it's generally cheaper to return the car to where you got ...



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